Kabbalah and Jewish modernity

"This sociological reading of the kabbalistic ideas of the early modern period suggests that they gained acceptance because they responded to the needs of contemporary Jewish society. Although they were presented as continuing a tradition, their goal was reformation: few aspects of Jewish life...

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Main Author: Ṿaynshṭeyn, Roni 1957-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Portland, Oregon Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2016
Enclosed titles:6. Sin and repentance: Jewish confession -- 7. Catholic traditions in Safed Kabbalah: Sephardim and conversos -- Summary: Safed Kabbalah and modernity
Edition:Abridged English edition
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Cabala / Reception / Religious life / Judaism / History 1400-1600
Further subjects:B Cabala History
B Cabala and Christianity
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Summary:"This sociological reading of the kabbalistic ideas of the early modern period suggests that they gained acceptance because they responded to the needs of contemporary Jewish society. Although they were presented as continuing a tradition, their goal was reformation: few aspects of Jewish life were not changed in consequence. This broadly based and innovative study challenges accepted ideas on the origins of Jewish modernity, and also shows how Counter-Reformation Catholicism affected these developments. The Hebrew edition of the book was awarded the Goren-Gottstein Prize for the Best Book in Jewish Thought 2010-2012"
Introduction: a social historian looks at early modern Kabbalah -- 1. A new God: theological innovation -- 2. 'Like giants sitting on the shoulders of dwarfs': the rise of the Kadosh -- 3. Kabbalah, halakhah, and ritual -- 4. Religious confraternities -- 5. 'From my body I shall envision God': the body and sexuality --
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis: Seite [177]-202
ISBN:190676462X