Coverart for item
The Resource Absorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretation, Moshe Idel

Absorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretation, Moshe Idel

Label
Absorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretation
Title
Absorbing perfections
Title remainder
Kabbalah and interpretation
Statement of responsibility
Moshe Idel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this wide-ranging discussion of Kabbalah - from the mystical trends of mediaeval Judaism to modern Hasidism - this book considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and of the methods to interpret it. It takes as a starting point the fact that the post-biblical Jewish world lost its geographical centre with the destruction of the temple and so was left with a textual centre, the Holy Book. The author argues that a text-oriented religion produced language-centred forms of mysticism. Against this background, he demonstrates how various Jewish mystics amplified the content of the Scriptures so as to include everything: the world, or God, for example
Member of
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Idel, Moshe
Dewey number
296.1/6
Index
index present
LC call number
BM526
LC item number
.I295 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cabala
  • Kabbale
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Cabala
  • Jodendom
  • Mystiek
  • Kabbala
Label
Absorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretation, Moshe Idel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-645) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world-absorbing text -- The God-absorbing text : black fire on white fire -- Text and interpretation affinities in Kabbalah -- The book that contains and maintains all -- Magical and magical-mystical arcanizations of canonical books -- Torah study and mystical experiences in Jewish mysticism -- Secrecy, binah, and derishah -- Semantics, constellation, and interpretation -- Radical forms of Jewish hermeneutics -- The symbolic mode of theosophical-theurgical Kabbalah -- Allegories, divine names, and experiences in ecstatic Kabbalah -- Tzerufei otiyyot : mutability and accommodation of the Torah in Jewish mysticism -- Tradition, transmission, and techniques -- Concluding remarks -- Appendix 1. Pardes : the fourfold method of interpretation -- Appendix 2. Abraham Abulafia's Torah of blood and ink -- Appendix 3. R. Isaac of Acre's exegetical quandary -- Appendix 4. The exile of the Torah and the imprisonment of secrets -- Appendix 5. On oral Torah and multiple interpretations in Hasidism -- Appendix 6. "Book of God"/"book of law" in late-fifteenth-century Florence
Control code
182530619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 668 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281734860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111zcx
  • 599ecfca-0c0c-4d72-a875-bdbea38b5380
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530619
Label
Absorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretation, Moshe Idel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-645) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world-absorbing text -- The God-absorbing text : black fire on white fire -- Text and interpretation affinities in Kabbalah -- The book that contains and maintains all -- Magical and magical-mystical arcanizations of canonical books -- Torah study and mystical experiences in Jewish mysticism -- Secrecy, binah, and derishah -- Semantics, constellation, and interpretation -- Radical forms of Jewish hermeneutics -- The symbolic mode of theosophical-theurgical Kabbalah -- Allegories, divine names, and experiences in ecstatic Kabbalah -- Tzerufei otiyyot : mutability and accommodation of the Torah in Jewish mysticism -- Tradition, transmission, and techniques -- Concluding remarks -- Appendix 1. Pardes : the fourfold method of interpretation -- Appendix 2. Abraham Abulafia's Torah of blood and ink -- Appendix 3. R. Isaac of Acre's exegetical quandary -- Appendix 4. The exile of the Torah and the imprisonment of secrets -- Appendix 5. On oral Torah and multiple interpretations in Hasidism -- Appendix 6. "Book of God"/"book of law" in late-fifteenth-century Florence
Control code
182530619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 668 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281734860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111zcx
  • 599ecfca-0c0c-4d72-a875-bdbea38b5380
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530619

Library Locations

    • Curtis Laws Wilson LibraryBorrow it
      400 West 14th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409, US
      37.955220 -91.772210
Processing Feedback ...