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Description - On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead by Gershom Gerhard Scholem

In 6 seminal essays, the path breaking scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem delves into several of the Kabbalah's most intriguing conceptions. The Mystical Shape of the Imageless God; Good and Evil in the Kabbalah; the Tzaddik or righteous soul; the Shekhinah, the feminine aspect of God; Gilgul, the transmigration of souls; and Trelem, astral bodies, or the spiritual composition of a human being. Gershom Scholem was professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University until his death in 1982.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805210811
ISBN-10: 0805210814
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gershom Gerhard Scholem

Gershom Scholem was a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until his death in 1982. Among his most important works are Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, The Messianic Idea in Judaism, and On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism.

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