The Resource Kabbalistic Revolution : reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain, Hartley Lachter, (electronic resource/)

Kabbalistic Revolution : reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain, Hartley Lachter, (electronic resource/)

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Kabbalistic Revolution : reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain
Title
Kabbalistic Revolution
Title remainder
reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain
Statement of responsibility
Hartley Lachter
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Language
eng
Summary
Medieval Kabbalah was successful because it advanced a powerful way of imagining the meaning and relevance of Judaism in light of the declining political status of Jews in Western Europe and the proliferation of Christian anti-Jewish thought. The kabbalists claimed to reveal a secret doctrine, hidden among the sages of Israel, in which Jews are placed at the center of the cosmic-divine drama, maintaining the harmony of the secret inner life of God and sustaining the universe through the practice of Jewish law. According to the members of this movement, Jewish ritual is the powerful mechanism through which Jews bring harmony to the hidden facets of the divine world. In an environment in which Christian preachers claimed that Jews had been abandoned by God because they were blind to the true meaning of scripture, the kabbalists presented a radically different narrative, one that depicts Jewish religious life at the center of the universe. Medieval Kabbalah, when understood within its historical context, reveals itself to be a powerful gesture of cultural resistance that permanently transformed Judaism -- Provided by publisher
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MiAaPQ
Dewey number
296.1/609460902
Index
index present
LC call number
BM354
LC item number
.L38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jewish cultures of the world
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Kabbalistic Revolution : reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain, Hartley Lachter, (electronic resource/)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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EBC1826644
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote
Label
Kabbalistic Revolution : reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain, Hartley Lachter, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1826644
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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