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Wolfson, Elliot R.

Overview
Works: 59 works in 220 publications in 3 languages and 14,062 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BM526, 296.16
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Most widely held works about Elliot R Wolfson
 
Most widely held works by Elliot R Wolfson
Through a speculum that shines : vision and imagination in medieval Jewish mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the visionary experience, as Wolfson describes it, imagination serves a primary function, transmuting sensory data and rational concepts into symbols of those things beyond sense and reason. In this view, the experience of a vision is inseparable from the process of interpretation. Fundamentally challenging the conventional distinction between experience and exegesis, revelation and interpretation, Wolfson argues that for the mystics themselves, the study of texts occasioned a visual experience of the divine located in the imagination of the mystical interpreter. Thus he shows how Jewish mystics preserved the invisible transcendence of God without doing away with the visual dimension of belief
Language, eros, being : kabbalistic hermeneutics and poetic imagination by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long-awaited, magisterial study-an unparalleled blend of philosophy, poetry, and philology-draws on theories of sexuality, phenomenology, comparative religion, philological writings on Kabbalah, Russian formalism, Wittgenstein, Rosenzweig, William Blake, and the very physics of the time-space continuum to establish what will surely be a highwater mark in work on Kabbalah. Not only a study of texts, Language, Eros, Being is perhaps the fullest confrontation of the body in Jewish studies, if not in religious studies as a whole. Elliot R. Wolfson explores the complex gender symbolism that per
Alef, mem, tau : kabbalistic musings on time, truth, and death by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The framework for Wolfson's examination is the rabbinic teaching that the word emet, "truth," comprises the first, middle, and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, alef, mem, and tau, which serve, in turn, as semiotic signposts for the three tenses of time - past, present, and future. By heeding the letters of emet we discern the truth of time manifestly concealed in the time of truth, the beginning that cannot begin if it is to be the beginning, the middle that re/marks the place of origin and destiny, and the end that is the figuration of the impossible disclosing the impossibility of figuration, the finitude of death that facilitates the possibility of rebirth
Circle in the square : studies in the use of gender in Kabbalistic symbolism by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 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 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
Suffering religion( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 232 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."--Jacket
Open secret : postmessianic messianism and the mystical revision of Menaḥem Mendel Schneerson by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Along the path : studies in Kabbalistic myth, symbolism, and Hermeneutics by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in Jewish philosophy( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 208 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 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venturing beyond : law and morality in Kabbalistic mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 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
The book of the pomegranate = Moses de Leon's Sefer ha-rimmon by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Hebrew and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rending the veil : concealment and secrecy in the history of religions by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving beyond the gift : apophasis and overcoming theomania by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the co-dependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas. While all of these thinkers were keenly aware of the pitfalls of scriptural theism, to differing degrees they each succumbed to the temptation to personify transcendence, even as they tried either to circumvent or to restrain it by apophatically purging kataphatic descriptions of the deity. Derrida and Wyschogrod, by contrast, carried the project of denegation one step further, embarking on a path that culmina
Perspectives on Jewish thought and mysticism( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 123 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
Footdreams + treetales : ninety-two poems by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 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 96 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Aboulafia cabaliste et prophète : herméneutique, théosophie et théurgie by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 24 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 23 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
Studies in medieval Jewish intellectual and social history : festschrift in honor of Robert Chazan by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 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
 
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Through a speculum that shines : vision and imagination in medieval Jewish mysticism
Alternative Names
Elliot R. Wolfson Amerikaans schrijver

Elliot R. Wolfson Jewish historian and poet

Wolfson, E. R.

Wolfson, Elliot Reuben

וולפסון, אליוט

וולפסון, אליוט (אפרים) ר.

וולפסון, אפרים ר.

Languages
English (153)

French (4)

Hebrew (2)

Covers
Language, eros, being : kabbalistic hermeneutics and poetic imaginationAlef, mem, tau : kabbalistic musings on time, truth, and deathCircle in the square : studies in the use of gender in Kabbalistic symbolismSuffering religionOpen secret : postmessianic messianism and the mystical revision of Menaḥem Mendel SchneersonAlong the path : studies in Kabbalistic myth, symbolism, and HermeneuticsNew directions in Jewish philosophyA dream interpreted within a dream : oneiropoiesis and the prism of imagination