The Father of Jewish Mysticism: The Writing of Gershom Scholem (New Jewish Philosophy and Thought) (Hardcover)

The Father of Jewish Mysticism: The Writing of Gershom Scholem (New Jewish Philosophy and Thought) By Daniel Weidner, Sage Anderson (Translator) Cover Image
By Daniel Weidner, Sage Anderson (Translator)
$93.75
Not In Stock - Usually ships in 3-5 Days

Description


The Father of Jewish Mysticism offers an incisive look at the early life and writings of Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), the father of modern Jewish mysticism and a major 20th-century Jewish intellectual.

Daniel Weidner offers the first full-length study, published in English, of Scholem's thought. Scholem, a historian ofthe Kabbalah and sharp critic of Jewish assimilation, played a major role in the study and popularization of Jewish mysticism.

Through his work on the Kabbalah, Scholem turned the closed world of mystical texts into a force for Jewish identity. Skillfully drawing on Scholem's early diaries and writings, The Father of Jewish Mysticism introduces a young, soon-to-be legendary intellectual in search of himself and Judaism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253062079
ISBN-10: 0253062071
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: New Jewish Philosophy and Thought