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Idel, Moshe 1947-

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Kabbalah : new perspectives by Moshe Idel( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Messianic mystics by Moshe Idel( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the worl'ds leading scholars of Jewish thought examines the long tradition of Jewish messianism and mystical experience."
Absorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretation by Moshe Idel( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wide-ranging discussion of Kabbalah - from the mystical trends of medieval Judaism to modern Hasidism - one of the world's foremost scholars considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and the methods used to interpret it. Moshe Idel takes as a starting point the fact that the postbiblical Jewish world lost its geographical center with the destruction of the Temple and so was left with a textual center, the Holy Book. Idel argues that a text-oriented religion produced language-centered forms of mysticism."--Jacket
Hasidism : between ecstasy and magic by Moshe Idel( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Romanian and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabbalah and eros by Moshe Idel( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the world's foremost scholar of Kabbalah explores the understanding of erotic love in Jewish mystical thought. Encompassing Jewish mystical literatures from those of late antiquity to works of Polish Hasidism, Moshe Idel highlights the diversity of Kabbalistic views on eros and distinguishes between the major forms of eroticism." "The author traces the main developments of a religious formula that reflects the union between a masculine divine attribute and a feminine divine attribute, and he asks why such an "erotic formula" was incorporated into the Jewish prayer book. Idel shows how Kabbalistic literature was influenced not only by rabbinic literature but also by Greek thought that helped introduce a wider understanding of eros. Addressing topics ranging from cosmic eros and androgyneity to the affinity between C. J. Jung and Kabbalah to feminist thought, Idel's study will be of interest to scholars of religion, Judaism, and feminism."--BOOK JACKET
The mystical experience in Abraham Abulafia by Moshe Idel( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golem : Jewish magical and mystical traditions on the artificial anthropoid by Moshe Idel( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystical union in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : an ecumenical dialogue by Moshe Idel( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism is a tricky subject for serious academic inquiry. The difficulty of making an intellectual argument about the ineffable is the most immediate obstacle. This is further complicated by the fact that many who are interested in the subject like to argue that all mystics experience a universal union with the ultimate, a proposition that is hard to reconcile with a scholarly concern for specific context, language and sources. Especially in the early part of the 20th century, under the influence of Evelyn Underhill, students of mysticism tended to place all interpretations into a pre-articulated framework of "the mystic way."--Http://www.jstor.org (Sep. 5, 2014)
Studies in ecstatic kabbalah by Moshe Idel( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, Torah, and hermeneutics in Abraham Abulafia by Moshe Idel( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old worlds, new mirrors : on Jewish mysticism and twentieth-century thought by Moshe Idel( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There emerged in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a new Jewish elite, notes Moshe Idel, no longer made up of prophets, priests, kings, or rabbis but of intellectuals and academicians working in secular universities or writing for an audience not defined by any one set of religious beliefs. In Old Worlds, New Mirrors Idel turns his gaze on figures as diverse as Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida, Franz Kafka and Franz Rosenzweig, Arnaldo Momigliano and Paul Celan, Abraham Heschel and George Steiner to reflect on their relationships to Judaism in a cosmopolitan, mostly European, context. Idel-himself one of the world's most eminent scholars of Jewish mysticism-focuses in particular on the mystical aspects of his subjects' writings. Avoiding all attempts to discern anything like a single "essence of Judaism" in their works, he nevertheless maintains a sustained effort to illumine especially the Kabbalistic and Hasidic strains of thought these figures would have derived from earlier Jewish sources. Looming large throughout is Gershom Scholem, the thinker who played such a crucial role in establishing the study of Kabbalah as a modern academic discipline and whose influence pervades Idel's own work; indeed, the author observes, much of the book may be seen as a mirror held up to reflect on the broader reception of Scholem's thought. -- Back cover
Ben : sonship and Jewish mysticism by Moshe Idel( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510 : a survey by Moshe Idel( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy represents a major contribution from one of the world's foremost Kabbalah scholars. Idel charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival of both Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah
Mystical union and monotheistic faith : an ecumenical dialogue by Bernard McGinn( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golem! Danger, deliverance, and art by Emily D Bilski( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascensions on high in Jewish mysticism : pillars, lines, ladders by Moshe Idel( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and Hungarian and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ascensions on High took on many forms in Jewish mysticism and permeated most of its history from its inception until Hasidism. The book surveys the various categories, with an emphasis on the architectural images of the ascent, like the resort to images of pillars, lines, and ladders." "After surveying the variety of scholarly approaches to religion, the author also offers what he proposes as an eclectic approach, as well as a perspectivist one. The latter seeks to examine religious phenomena from a variety of perspectives. In the specific case of this book, the author interrogates the issue of the pillar in Jewish mysticism by comparing it to the archaic resort to pillars, recurring in rural societies."--BOOK JACKET
Kabbalah : a neurocognitive approach to mystical experiences by S Arzy( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this original study, Moshe Idel, an eminent scholar of Jewish mysticism and thought, and the cognitive neuroscientist and neurologist Shahar Arzy combine their considerable expertise to explore the mysteries of the Kabbalah from an entirely new perspective: that of the human brain. In lieu of the theological, sociological, and psychoanalytic approaches that have generally dominated the study of ecstatic mystical experiences, the authors endeavor to decode the brain mechanisms underlying these phenomena. Arzy and Idel analyze first-person descriptions to explore the Kabbalistic techniques employed by most prominent Jewish mystics to effect bodily reduplications, dissociations, and other phenomena, and compare them with recent neurological observations and modern-day laboratory experiments. The resultant study offers readers a scientific, more brain-based understanding of how ecstatic Kabbalists achieved their most precious mystical experiences. The study further demonstrates how these Kabbalists have long functioned as pioneering investigators of the human self"
Saturn's Jews : on the witches' Sabbat and Sabbateanism by Moshe Idel( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the phenomenon of Saturnism, namely the belief that the planet Saturn, the seventh known planet in ancient astrology, was appointed upon the Jews, who celebrated the Sabbath, the seventh day of the Jewish week. Moshe Idel details how the anonymous, late 14th century Sefer Ha-Peliyah was to have disturbing consequences in the Jewish world three centuries later, interweaving luminaries with the cultural, historical, religious, and philosophical concepts of their day, and demonstrating how cultural agents were inadvertently instrumental in the mid-17th-century mass-movement Sa
Jewish mystical leaders and leadership in the 13th century( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mircea Eliade : from magic to myth by Moshe Idel( Book )

10 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mircea Eliade: From Magic to Myth addresses a series of topics that have been neglected in scholarship. First and foremost, the book looks at the early Romanian background of some of Eliade's ideas, especially his magical universe, which took on a more mythical nature with his arrival in the West. Other chapters deal with Eliade's attitude toward Judaism, which is crucial for his phenomenology of religion, and the influences of Kabbalah on his early work. Later chapters address his association with the Romanian extreme right movement known as the Iron Guard and the reverberation of some of the
 
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Kabbalah : new perspectives
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ʾAydel, Mošē 1947-

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Moše Idel profesor židovské filosofie

Moshe Idel

Moshe Idel Israeli historian and philologist

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Moshe Idel storico, filologo e accademico rumeno

Mosheh Idel

Mosheh Idel historicus uit Roemenië

ʾYDL, Moše 1947-

Идель, Моше

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אידל, משה 7491־

משה אידל

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Messianic mysticsAbsorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretationHasidism : between ecstasy and magicKabbalah and erosThe mystical experience in Abraham AbulafiaMystical union in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : an ecumenical dialogueStudies in ecstatic kabbalahOld worlds, new mirrors : on Jewish mysticism and twentieth-century thought