Concealment and revelation: esotericism in Jewish thought and its philosophical implications

The paradox of esotericism : "and not on the chariot alone" -- The hidden and the sublime : vision and restriction in the Bible and in the Talmudic literature -- The ethics of vision : the attitude of early Jewish mysticism towards gazing at the chariot -- Concealment and power : magic and...

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Main Author: Halberṭal, Mosheh 1958-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Princeton, NJ Oxford Princeton University Press 2007
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Cabala
B Judaism / Esotericism
Further subjects:B Cabala History
B Mysticism Judaism
B Judaism History Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789
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Summary:The paradox of esotericism : "and not on the chariot alone" -- The hidden and the sublime : vision and restriction in the Bible and in the Talmudic literature -- The ethics of vision : the attitude of early Jewish mysticism towards gazing at the chariot -- Concealment and power : magic and esotericism in the hekhalot literature -- Esotericism and commentary : Ibn Ezra and the exegetical layer -- Concealment and heresy : astrology and the secret of the Torah -- Double language and the divided public in the guide of the perplexed -- The breaching of the limits of the esoteric : concealment and disclosure in Maimonidean esotericism -- From transmission to writing : hinting, leaking and orthodoxy in early Kabbalah -- Open knowledge and closed knowledge : the Kabbalists of Gerona Rabbi Azriel and Rabbi Yaakov Bar Sheshet -- Tradition, closed knowledge and the esoteric : secrecy and hinting in Nahmanides' Kabbalah -- From tradition to literature : Shem Tov Ibn Gaon and the critique of Kabbalistic literature -- "The widening of the apertures of the showpiece" : Shmuel Ibn Tibon and the end of the era of esotericism -- Esotericism, sermons and curricula : Ya'akov Anatoli and the dissemination of the secret -- The ambivalence of secrecy : the dispute over philosophy in the early 14th century -- Esotericism, discontent and co-existence -- Taxonomy and paradoxes of esotericism : conceptual conclusion
Item Description:Translated from the Hebrew. - The paradox of esotericism : "and not on the chariot alone" -- The hidden and the sublime : vision and restriction in the Bible and in the Talmudic literature -- The ethics of vision : the attitude of early Jewish mysticism towards gazing at the chariot -- Concealment and power : magic and esotericism in the hekhalot literature -- Esotericism and commentary : Ibn Ezra and the exegetical layer -- Concealment and heresy : astrology and the secret of the Torah -- Double language and the divided public in the guide of the perplexed -- The breaching of the limits of the esoteric : concealment and disclosure in Maimonidean esotericism -- From transmission to writing : hinting, leaking and orthodoxy in early Kabbalah -- Open knowledge and closed knowledge : the Kabbalists of Gerona Rabbi Azriel and Rabbi Yaakov Bar Sheshet -- Tradition, closed knowledge and the esoteric : secrecy and hinting in Nahmanides' Kabbalah -- From tradition to literature : Shem Tov Ibn Gaon and the critique of Kabbalistic literature -- "The widening of the apertures of the showpiece" : Shmuel Ibn Tibon and the end of the era of esotericism -- Esotericism, sermons and curricula : Ya'akov Anatoli and the dissemination of the secret -- The ambivalence of secrecy : the dispute over philosophy in the early 14th century -- Esotericism, discontent and co-existence -- Taxonomy and paradoxes of esotericism : conceptual conclusion. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - Formerly CIP
ISBN:0691125716