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One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem ( ) are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a work crucial in Scholem’s oeuvre. One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem ( ) up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned s. Origins of the Kabbalah has 82 ratings and 4 reviews. Brian said: Gershom Scholem’s study of the earliest manifestations of the school of Jewish mysticis.

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Non-Orthodox interest in Jewish mysticism. Gershom Scholem, unlike his brother, was vehemently opposed to both Communism and Marxism. The analysis of Judaism carried out by the Wissenschaft school was flawed in two ways, according to Scholem:. Alfredo Lopez rated it it was tne Sep 21, The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: Open Preview See a Problem?

Scholem directly contrasted his historiographical approach on the study of Jewish mysticism with the approach of the 19th-century school of the Wissenschaft des Judentums “Science of Judaism”which sought to submit the study of Judaism to the discipline of subjects such as historyphilologyand philosophy. Scholem considered the Kabbalists tbe interpreters of a pre-existent linguistic revelation. Scholem is best known for his collection of lectures, Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism and for his biography Sabbatai Zevi, the Mystical Messiah The historiographical approach of Scholem also involved a linguistic theory.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Rationalism Averroism Neoplatonism Avicennism. Hasmonean Sadducean Pharisee Boethusian People: Want to Read saving…. For Scholem, Benjamin had been an essentially religious thinker, whose turn to Marxism had been merely an unfortunate, but inessential and superficial, expedient.

Origins of the Kabbalah

Victor rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Israel Prize Official Site. That being said, the sheer volume of manuscript evidence Scholem brings to bear is at least sufficient to warrant a careful analysis and serious evaluation of his conclusions.

He later became a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Philosophical schools and traditions. Retrieved from ” https: Less notable in his academic career was his establishment of the fictive University of Muri with Benjamin. Kevin rated it really liked it Mar 27, Originw wrote to Hans Paeschke that he “knew Hannah Arendt when she was a socialist or half-communist and Rob rated it it was amazing Schopem 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I kbabalah heard Madonna interviewed and she was asked about its Jewish origins and she said she hated that – it goes back to Pythagoras and the Egyptians. Maru Taniwha rated it it was amazing Mar 27, In order to neutralize Sabbatianism, Hasidism had emerged as a Hegelian synthesis.


According to Jeremy Adler, Scholem’s thinking was “both recognizably Jewish and deeply German,” and “changed the course of twentieth-century European thought.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Israel Prize Bialik Prize. Within a shared cultural environment, in an atmosphere of oorigins innovation effected as much by the Cathar controversy as by that surrounding Maimonides’s philosophizing approach to the Jewish faith, congruent developments occurred in the scgolem of France, northern Spain, and among the German Hasidim.

Mystics of 16th-century Safed.

Kabbalah Bibliographical Guide

Why would I waste my time reading nonsense like this? In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Isaiah Horowitz Abraham Azulai. Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original PDF on Preview — Origins of the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem. Gerhard Scholem December 5, Berlin, Germany.