The Scandal of Kabbalah : : Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice / / Yaacob Dweck.

The Scandal of Kabbalah is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the meaning of religious tradition. From its medieval beginnings as an esoteric form...

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Place / Publishing House:Princeton, NJ : : Princeton University Press, , [2011]
Year of Publication:2011
Edition:Course Book
Series:Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World ; 43
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Physical Description:1 online resource (296 p.) :; 13 halftones.
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Hebrew Manuscripts in an Age of Print
  • Chapter Two. Early Modern Criticism of the Zohar
  • Chapter Three. Guiding the Perplexed
  • Chapter Four. Safed in Venice
  • Chapter five. A Jewish Response to Christian Kabbalah
  • Chapter Six. The Afterlife of Ari Nohem
  • Chapter Seven. Kabbalah and Scholarship in the Nineteenth Century
  • EPILOGUE. History of a Failure
  • Acknowledgments
  • Works Cited
  • Index