Abstract

Moshe Idel, the Max Cooper Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Senior Researcher at the Shalom Hartman Institute, is a world-renowned scholar of the Jewish mystical tradition. His historical and phenomenological studies of rabbinic, philosophic, kabbalistic, and Hasidic texts have transformed modern understanding of Jewish intellectual history and highlighted the close relationship between magic, mysticism, and liturgy. A recipient of two of the most prestigious awards in Israel, the Israel Prize for Jewish Thought (1999) and the Emmet Prize for Jewish Thought (2002), Idel's numerous studies uncovered persistent patterns of Jewish religious thought that challenge conventional interpretations of Jewish monotheism, while offering a pluralistic understanding of Judaism. His explorations of the mythical, theurgical, mystical, and messianic dimensions of Judaism have been attentive of history, sociology, and anthropology, while rejecting a naive historicist approach to Judaism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBrill
Number of pages205
ISBN (Print)9789004280786, 9789004280779
StatePublished - Oct 6 2014

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Deity
Judaism
Moshe Idel
Israel
Jewish Thought
Mystic
Magic
Shalom
Intellectual History
Thought
Rabbinic
Mysticism
Conventional
Jerusalem
Monotheism
History of Anthropology
History of Sociology
Recipient
Religion
Liturgy

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Samuelson, H., & Hughes, A. W. (2014). Moshe Idel: Representing God. Brill.

Moshe Idel : Representing God. / Samuelson, Hava; Hughes, Aaron W.

Brill, 2014. 205 p.

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Samuelson, H & Hughes, AW 2014, Moshe Idel: Representing God. Brill.
Samuelson H, Hughes AW. Moshe Idel: Representing God. Brill, 2014. 205 p.
Samuelson, Hava ; Hughes, Aaron W. / Moshe Idel : Representing God. Brill, 2014. 205 p.
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