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Title Old worlds, new mirrors : on Jewish mysticism and twentieth-century thought / Moshe Idel.
Publisher Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press
Creation Date c2010
Content Intellectual conceptualizations of Judaism. Arnaldo Momigliano and Gershom Scholem on Jewish history and tradition -- Eric Voegelin's Israel and revelation -- George Steiner: a prophet of abstraction -- Scholem's conceptualizations of Kabbalah. The function of symbols in Gershom Scholem -- Hieroglyphs, mysteries, keys: Scholem between Molitor and Kafka -- Subversive catalysts: Gnosticism and Messianism in Scholem's view of Jewish mysticism -- Kabbalah in some twentieth-century thinkers. Franz Rosenzweig and Kabbalah -- Abraham Abulafia, Gershom Scholem, and Walter Benjamin on language -- Jacques Derrida and kabbalistic sources -- Paul Celan's "psalm": a revelation toward naught -- Understanding Hasidism. Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem on Hasidism -- Abraham Heschel on mysticism and Hasidism -- White Letters: from R. Levi Isaac of Berdichev to postmodern hermeneutics.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-309) and index.
Series Jewish culture and contexts
Format vi, 323 pages
24 cm.
Language English
Call Number 8668.7
Identifier ISBN9780812241303
System Number 990026203720205171

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