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Scholem, Gershom 1897-1982

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Works: 1,020 works in 2,840 publications in 4 languages and 40,291 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Commentaries  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Recipient, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Collaborator, Other, Compiler, Commentator, Creator, Correspondent, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: BM526, B
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Major trends in Jewish mysticism by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
90 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of lectures on the features of the movement of mysticism that began in antiquity and continues in Hasidism today. From the Trade Paperback edition
On the Kabbalah and its symbolism by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
40 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
32 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins of the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France and Spain are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a work crucial in Scholem's oeuvre. The book is a contribution not only to the history of Jewish medieval mysticism but also to the study of medieval mysticism in general and will be of interest to historians and psychologists, as well as to students of the history of religion. -- Back cover
The Messianic idea in Judaism : and other essays on Jewish spirituality by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
24 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs who were looking for occult wisdom, or old-style Kabbalists who were seeking guidance on their spiritual journeys. His work broke with the outlook of the scholars of the previous century in Judaica'die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the Science of Judaism'whose orientation he rejected, calling their "disregard for the most vital aspects of the Jewish people as a collective entity: a form of "censorship of the Jewish past." The major founders of modern Jewish historical studies in the nineteenth century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had ignored the Kabbalah; it did not fit into their account of the Jewish religion as rational and worthy of respect by "enlightened" minds. The only exception was the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid substantial attention to its texts and to their most explosive exponent, the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, but Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy revolt from the underground of Jewish life against its reasonable, law-abiding, and learned mainstream. Scholem conducted a continuing polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz by bringing into view a Jewish past more varied, more vital, and more interesting than any idealized portrait could reveal. 'from the Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg, 1995
Sabbatai Sevi; the mystical Messiah, 1626-1676 by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
33 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zohar, the Book of splendor by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
40 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and German and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought, the Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This volume of selected passages from the Zohar, culled by the greatest authority on Jewish mysticism, offers a sampling of its unique vision of the esoteric wonders of creation; the life and destiny of the soul; the confluence of physical and divine love; suffering and death; exile and redemption. From the Trade Paperback edition
On the mystical shape of the godhead : basic concepts in the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition
The correspondence of Walter Benjamin, 1910-1940 by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Called "the most important critic of his time" by Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin has emerged as one of the most compelling thinkers of our time as well, his work assuming a crucial place in current debates over the interactions of art, culture, and meaning. A "natural and extraordinary talent for letter writing was one of the most captivating facets of his nature," writes Gershom Scholem in his Foreword; and indeed, Benjamin's correspondence reveals the evolution of some of his most powerful ideas. Published here in English for the first time, these letters offer an intimate picture of Benjamin himself and the times in which he lived. Written in a day when letters were an important vehicle for the presentation and development of intellectual matters, Benjamin's correspondence is rich in insight into the circumstances behind his often difficult work." "These letters provide a lively view of Benjamin's life and thought from his days as a student to his melancholy experiences as an exile in Paris. As he defends his changing ideas to admiring and skeptical friends - poets, philosophers, and radicals - we witness the restless self-analysis of a creative mind far in advance of his own time. Writing at length to Scholem and Theodor Adorno, and exchanging letters with Rainer Maria Rilke, Hannah Arendt, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Max Horkheimer, Max Brod, Bertolt Brecht, and Kafka's friend Felix Weltsch, Benjamin elaborates his ideas about metaphor and language. He reflects on literary figures from Kafka to Karl Kraus, the "Jewish Question" and anti-Semitism, Marxism and Zionism. And he expounds his personal attitudes toward such subjects as the role of quotations in criticism, history, and tradition; the meaning of being a "collector"; and French culture and the national character." "In sum, this magnificent collection is an exceptionally rich source of information and an essential key to understanding one of the preeminent figures of modern culture."--BOOK JACKET
Jewish Gnosticism, merkabah mysticism, and Talmudic tradition by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gershom Scholem : the man and his work by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early part of the twentieth century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) founded the academic discipline of the study of Jewish Mysticism. In so doing, he not only broke new scholarly ground; but he also revolutionized the field of Judaic Studies as a whole and left an indelible mark on the study of religion. This book presents essays by several of Israel's eminent scholars, reflecting on Scholem's impact on the academic and Jewish worlds, and his life as a scholar, a Jewish thinker, and an activist. The editor has provided an intellectual and spiritual biography of Scholem, which complements the papers by Ephraim Urbach, Joseph Ben-Shlomo, Isaiah Tishby, Rivka Schatz, Malachi Beit-Arie, Nathan Rotenstreich, and Joseph Dan. Together, they highlight the enduring signficance of Scholem's work, which has remained the touchstone for all further scholarship on Jewish Mysticism and Kabbala. This volume thus sets the context for the current debate conducted by a new generation of scholars, who have introduced fresh ideas, new methodologies--and radical critique of the man they still revere as their master. -- Back cover
The correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, 1932-1940 by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefe by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
27 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die jüdische Mystik in ihren Hauptströmungen by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
43 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ursprung und Anfänge der Kabbala by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
25 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in German and English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Main description: Der gebürtige Berliner Gershom Scholem (1897 - 1982), der 1923 nach Jerusalem emigrierte, wurde einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit zunächst hauptsächlich als der Freund und Nachlaßverwalter Walter Benjamins, als Schüler, Verehrer und Antipode Martin Bubers und als Kritiker Franz Rosenzweigs bekannt. Erst in den letzten Jahrzehnten wurde die ungewöhnliche Breite und Tiefe seines Denkens zunehmend als herausragender Beitrag zur europäischen Geistesgeschichte erkannt. Heute gilt Scholem als einer der führenden Intellektuellen Westeuropas und Amerikas und einer der wichtigsten Juden des 20. Jahrhunderts überhaupt. Im Zentrum von Scholems schier unüberschaubaren Veröffentlichungen stand die Erforschung der als Kabbala bezeichneten jüdischen Mystik und mittelalterlichen Esoterik. Erst durch seine kritische Erfassung und Untersuchung der Quellen wurde es möglich, diese reichen, geheimnisvollen und versunkenen Traditionen jüdischer Geschichte zu entschlüsseln. Aus der Fülle seiner Publikationen ragt das Buch über "Ursprung und Anfänge der Kabbala" (1948 auf Hebräisch erschienen) heraus, das Scholem im persönlichen Gespräch als sein Hauptwerk bezeichnete. Die Neuauflage dieses Klassikers wird durch ein Geleitwort von Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich eröffnet, dessen persönlicher Verbindung zu Scholem und unermüdlichem Einsatz es zu verdanken ist, daß Scholems Werk 1962 überhaupt in einer deutschen Ausgabe erscheinen konnte. In einem ausführlichen Nachwort würdigt Joseph Dan, Schüler und Nachfolger Scholems auf dem Lehrstuhl für jüdische Mystik an der Hebräischen Universität von Jerusalem, Scholems epochalen Beitrag zur kritischen Erforschung der jüdischen Mystik
Zur Kabbala und ihrer Symbolik by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
42 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in German and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judaica by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
43 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les grands courants de la mystique juive la Merkaba, la Gnose, la Kabbale, le Zohar, le Sabbatianisme, le Hassidisme by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
41 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Von der mystischen Gestalt der Gottheit : Studien zu Grundbegriffen der Kabbala by Gershom Scholem ( Book )
27 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefwechsel 1933-1940 by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
G・肖勒姆 1897-1982
Šalom, Geršom, 1897-1982
Šalwm Gerhard 1897-1982
Šalwm, Geršom.
Šalwm Geršom 1897-1982
Schalem, Gershom 1897-1982
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Scholem, Gerhard, 1897-1982
Scholem, Gerschom, 1897-1982
Scholem, Gerschom G., 1897-1982
Scholem, Gersholm 1897-1982
Scholem, Gershom.
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Scholem, Gershom G. (Gershom Gerhard), 1897-1982
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Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982
Shalom, Gershom, 1897-1982
Shiyōremu, Gerushiyomu 1897-1982
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Sholem, Gershom Gerhard 1897-1982
Šolem, Geršom
Šolem, Geršôm, 1897-1982
Šolwm, Gerhard, 1897-1982
Šolwm, Geršom, 1897-1982
Šwlem Gerhard 1897-1982
Syolem, Kerŭsyom 1897-1982
גרשם, שלום
שולם, גרהרד
שולם גרהרד 1897-1982
שלום, גרהרד
שלום, גרהרד, 1897-1982
שלום, גרשום
שלום, גרשם
שלום, גרשם, 1897־
שלום, גרשם, 1897־1982
שלום, גרשם גרהרד
ゲルショム・ショーレム, 1897-1982
ショーレム, G
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ショーレム, ゲルショム 1897-1982
肖勒姆, G 1897-1982
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English (417)
German (213)
French (41)
Italian (1)
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