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Wolfson, Elliot R.

Overview
Works: 55 works in 170 publications in 3 languages and 10,788 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: BM526, 296.16
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Most widely held works by Elliot R Wolfson
Circle in the square studies in the use of gender in Kabbalistic symbolism by Elliot R Wolfson ( )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book deals with aspects of the gender imaging of God in a variety of medieval kabbalistic sources. It provides the key to understanding the phenomenological structures of mystical experience as well as the thematic correlation of esotericism and eroticism that is central to the kabbalah. The author examines the role of gender utilizing current feminist studies and cultural anthropology. He explores the themes of the feminization of the Torah, the correlation of circumcision and vision of God, the phallocentric understanding of divine creation as a process of inscription mythologized as an act of sexual self-gratification, and the phenomenon of gender-crossing in kabbalistic myth and ritual. Collectively, the studies explore in great depth the androcentric phallocentrism that is characteristic of medieval Jewish mysticism. -- Back cover
Along the path studies in Kabbalistic myth, symbolism, and Hermeneutics by Elliot R Wolfson ( )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alef, mem, tau kabbalistic musings on time, truth, and death by Elliot R Wolfson ( )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This highly original, provocative, and poetic work explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah
Language, eros, being kabbalistic hermeneutics and poetic imagination by Elliot R Wolfson ( )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not only a study of texts, 'Language, Eros, Being' explores the complex gender symbolism that permeates Kabbalistic literature
Venturing beyond law and morality in Kabbalistic mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are mysticism and morality compatible or at odds with one another? Venturing Beyond - Law and Morality in Kabbalistic Mysticism is an investigation of the relationship of the mystical and moral as it is expressed in the particular tradition of Jewish mysticism known as the Kabbalah. - ;Are mysticism and morality compatible or at odds with one another? If mystical experience embraces a form of non-dual consciousness, then in such a state of mind, the regulative dichotomy so basic to ethical discretion would seemingly be transcended and the very foundation for ethical decisions undermined. Ventu
Open secret postmessianic messianism and the mystical revision of Menahẹm Mendel Schneerson by Elliot R Wolfson ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Rending the veil concealment and secrecy in the history of religions by New York University Conference in Comparative Religions ( )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suffering religion by Robert Gibbs ( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Themes covered include: philosophy's own failure to treat suffering seriously, with special reference to the Jewish tradition; Martin Buber's celebrated interpretations of scriptural suffering; suffering in Kristevan psychoanalysis, focusing on the Christian theology of the cross; the pain of childbirth in a home setting as a religiously significant choice; God's primal suffering in the kabbalistic tradition; and incarnation as a gracious willingness to suffer."--BOOK JACKET
Through a speculum that shines : vision and imagination in medieval Jewish mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive treatment of visionary experience in some of the main texts of Jewish mysticism, this book reveals the overwhelmingly visual nature of religious experience in Jewish spirituality from antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Using phenomenological and critical historical tools, Wolfson examines Jewish mystical texts from late antiquity, pre-kabbalistic sources from the tenth to the twelfth centuries, and twelfth- and thirteenth-century kabbalistic literature. His work demonstrates that the sense of sight assumes an epistemic priority in these writings, reflecting and building upon those scriptural passages that affirm the visual nature of revelatory experience. Moreover, the author reveals an androcentric eroticism in the scopic mentality of Jewish mystics, which placed the externalized and representable form, the phallus, at the center of the visual encounter
Studies in medieval Jewish intellectual and social history festschrift in honor of Robert Chazan ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen leading scholars offer a fresh look at four key topics in medieval Jewish studies: the history of Jewish communities in Western Christendom, Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Europe, medieval Jewish Biblical exegesis and religious literature, and historical representations of medieval Jewry
New directions in Jewish philosophy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dream interpreted within a dream : oneiropoiesis and the prism of imagination by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of the pomegranate = Moses de Leon's Sefer ha-rimmon by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in Hebrew and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luminal darkness : imaginal gleanings from Zoharic literature by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on Jewish thought and mysticism ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presented are essays which touch upon the many areas of Altmanns' interests: from early rabbinic mystical texts to contemporary theological investigations
Giving beyond the gift : apophasis and overcoming theomania by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Footdreams + treetales : ninety-two poems by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Abulafia--kabbalist and prophet : hermeneutics, theosophy, and theurgy by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Aboulafia cabaliste et prophète : herméneutique, théosophie et théurgie by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pathwings : philosophic & poetic reflections on the hermeneutics of time and language by Elliot R Wolfson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These new essays and poems by a leading scholar of Jewish mysticism explore the connections between sexuality, divinity, and textuality. The author works with topics such as the gender of the Godhead, Apocalypse in the Kabbalah, the suffering of God, the hermeneutics of visionary experience, addressing them through the dual - and here, interdependent - mediums of scholarly writing and visionary poetry. The poems and essays reverberate with one another, creating a resonance that reinforces the depth and originality of Wolfson's thought, and shedding new light on the Jewish spiritual experience. --Barrytown / Station Hill Press
 
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Alternative Names
Wolfson, E. R.
Languages
English (125)
Hebrew (4)
French (2)
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