Download e-book for kindle: Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation by Professor Moshe Idel

By Professor Moshe Idel

ISBN-10: 0300083793

ISBN-13: 9780300083798

ISBN-10: 0300191472

ISBN-13: 9780300191479

during this dialogue of Kabbalah - from the magical tendencies of medieval Judaism to fashionable Hasidism - Moshe Idel considers assorted visions of the character of the sacred textual content and of the the way to interpret it. he's taking as a kick off point the truth that the post-biblical Jewish global misplaced its geographical centre with the destruction of the temple and so used to be left with a textual centre, the Holy ebook. Idel argues text-oriented faith produced language-centred varieties of mysticism. in contrast history, the writer demonstrates how a number of Jewish mystics amplified the content material of the Scriptures in order to contain every thing: the area, or God, for instance. therefore the textual content turns into a huge realm for contemplation, and the translation of the textual content usually turns into an come across with the private nation-states of truth. Idel delineates the actual hermeneutics belonging to Jewish mysticism, investigates the innovative filling of the textual content with secrets and techniques and hidden degrees of that means, and considers intimately a number of the interpretive techniques had to decodify the arcane dimensions of the text.

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