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Description - On The Kabbalah & Its Symbolism by Gershom Scholem

In On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover the hidden meaning underlying Scripture, the tension between the philosophical and the mystical concepts of God, and the symbolism employed in mystical religion.

With a new foreword by Bernard McGinn

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805210514
ISBN-10: 0805210512
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gershom 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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