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The Father of Jewish Mysticism: The Writing of Gershom Scholem
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The Father of Jewish Mysticism: The Writing of Gershom Scholem (Hardback)

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The Father of Jewish Mysticism offers an incisive look at the early life and writings of Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), the father of modern Jewish mysticism and a major 20th-century Jewish intellectual thinker.

Daniel Weidner offers the first full-length study, published in English, of Scholem thought. Scholem, a historian of Kabbalah and sharp critic of Jewish assimilation, played a major role in the study and popularization of Jewish mysticism.

Through his work on Kabbalah, Scholem turned the closed world of mystical texts into a force for Jewish identity. Skillfully drawing on Scholem's early diaries and writings, The Father of Jewish Mysticism introduces a young, soon-to-be legendary intellectual in search of himself and Judaism.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsJewish studies Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 04/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9780253062079  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Daniel Weidner is Professor of General and Comparative Literature at Martin Luther University at Halle-Wittenberg. He is the author of Figuren des Europaischen and Bibel und Literatur um 1800.

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