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One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem ( ) are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a work crucial in Scholem’s oeuvre. One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem ( ) up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned s. Origins of the Kabbalah has 82 ratings and 4 reviews. Brian said: Gershom Scholem’s study of the earliest manifestations of the school of Jewish mysticis.

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Origins of the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem

In the same way, Scholem produced the hypothesis that the source of the 13th century Kabbalah was a Jewish gnosticism that preceded Christian gnosticism. Jul 29, Lori rated it really liked it. One could only hope this cult a certain rabbi set up would go away, but cults that draw celebrities like Gurumayi have a lot of sheep who go right after them. Wikiquote has quotations related to: In contrast to Walter Benjaminhe put the Hebrew language in a privileged position with respect to other languages, as the only language capable of revealing the divine truth.

Scholem considered the Kabbalists as interpreters of a pre-existent linguistic revelation.


Selected Bibliography on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

Why would I waste my time reading nonsense like this? Hasmonean Sadducean Pharisee Boethusian People: Archived from the original on February 8, Selective influence on Western thought.

Scholem convincingly, if not irrefutably, demonstrates plausible chains of transmission by which the disparate intellectual traditions of west-Asian gnosticism, Medieval neoplatonism, and the various exegetical approaches to primary and secondary Hebrew scriptures came together in a synthesis possessing a unique schplem of its own, beginning in late 12th-century Provence.

Rationalism Averroism Neoplatonism Avicennism Topics: In Scholem’s opinion, the mythical and mystical components were at least as important as the rational ones, and he thought that they, rather than the minutiae of Halakhawere the truly living core of Judaism.

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Israel Prize Official Site. Starting from something similar to the Gegengeschichte of Friedrich Nietzsche he ended up including less normative aspects of the Judaism in the public history.

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He later became a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Maximus Spiritus rated it it was amazing Dec 16, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Carly rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Less notable in his academic career was his establishment of the fictive University of Muri with Benjamin. Hasmonean Sadducean Pharisee Boethusian. Many of those who joined the Hasidic movement, because they had seen in it an Gerxhom congregation, considered it scandalous that their community should be associated with a heretical movement.

Retrieved from ” https: Kevin rated it really liked it Mar 27, Trivia About Origins of the Ka Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Paperbackpages. Views Read Edit View history. Scholem died in Jerusalemwhere he is buried next to kabbaoah wife in the Sanhedria Cemetery.

Kabbalistic reasons for the Mitzvot. His collected speeches and essays, published as On Kabbalah and its Symbolismhelped to spread knowledge of Jewish mysticism among non-Jews.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The analysis of Judaism carried out by the Wissenschaft school was flawed in two ways, according to Scholem:.