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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Selected Bibliography on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

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Philosophical schools and traditions. Nov 17, Brian rated it really liked it. Gerhard Scholem met Walter Benjamin in Munich inwhen the former was seventeen years old and the latter was twenty-three.

Academic interest in Jewish mysticism. Seeing the rabbi’s many books on the subject, Scholem asked about them, only to be told: The New York Times.

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Alan Scharf rated it really liked it Nov 11, Ben rated it really liked it Jan 21, They began a lifelong friendship that ended og with Benjamin’s suicide, committed while fleeing Nazi persecution in Maximus Spiritus rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Scholem convincingly, if not irrefutably, demonstrates plausible chains of transmission by which the disparate intellectual traditions of wes Gershom Scholem’s study of the earliest manifestations of the school of Jewish mysticism that came to be referred to simply as Kabbalah “tradition”and the sources and trends which informed schoem emergent shape, here updated in light of two decades of research following its initial publication inis a monumental work of textual-historical criticism.


Alfredo Lopez rated it it was amazing Scnolem 21, Non-Orthodox interest in Jewish mysticism. Interviews, Volume 1Macmillan, Where the gegshom trail ends, he, as an historian, has recourse only to hypothesis, and other explanations for the form and content of the earliest extant kabbalistic materials are certainly possible, as amply demonstrated, for example, by Moshe Idel.

Feb 21, Sidhartha rated it really liked it. Less notable in his academic career was his establishment of the fictive University of Muri with Benjamin. Charles rated it it was amazing May 21, Constantin Minov rated it liked it Feb 01, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gershom Scholem. Part of a series on.

Hasmonean Sadducean Pharisee Boethusian. Archived from the original on Positions in Western philosophy: Noble Deprey rated it it was amazing Mar 20, In particular, he disagreed with what he considered to be Martin Buber ‘s personalization of Kabbalistic concepts as well as what he argued was an inadequate approach to Jewish history, Hebrew language, and the land of Israel.

Positions in Rabbinic Judaism: Hasmonean Sadducean Pharisee Boethusian People: Scholem considered the Kabbalists as interpreters of a pre-existent linguistic revelation.

origine Scholem taught the Kabbalah and mysticism from a scientific point of view and became the first professor of Jewish mysticism at the university oofworking in this post until his retirement inwhen he became an emeritus professor. Paperbackpages. Various other Israeli and Jewish academics also broke off ties with Arendt, claiming that her lack of solidarity with the Jewish people in their time of need was appalling, along with her victimization of various Nazis.


Rob rated it it was amazing Sep 08, In the same way, Scholem produced the hypothesis that the source of the 13th century Kabbalah was a Jewish gnosticism that preceded Christian gnosticism. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Be the first to ask a question about Origins of the Kabbalah. I once heard Madonna interviewed and she was asked about its Jewish origins and she said she hated that – it goes back to Pythagoras and the Egyptians. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Open Preview See a Problem? The analysis of Judaism carried out by the Wissenschaft school was flawed in two ways, according to Scholem:. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Origins of the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem.

Various stories and essays of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges were inspired or influenced by Scholem’s books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalahbecoming the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.