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Comptes rendus / Reviews of books: The Messianic Idea in Judaism and other studies in Jewish Spirituality GERSHOM G. SCHOLEM New York: Schocken Books 1971. 350. $15.00

Comptes rendus / Reviews of books: The Messianic Idea in Judaism and other studies in Jewish... rendus / Reviews of books Comptes The Messianic Idea in Judaism and other studies in Jewish Spirituality GERSHOM G. SCHOLEM New York: Schocken Books 1971. 350. $15.00 For almost half a Professor Gershom Scholem has research century pioneered in the of Jewish and The world history mysticism spirituality. English-speaking became with his work Trends in Jewish Mysticism acquainted through Major volumes of each been acclaimed as his have ( 1941 ) . Succeeding writings definitive. His translations of Schocken has been Books, publisher, publishing under his most the first volume of which in 1965 important appeared essays, the title On the Kabbalah and Its The volume is a collection Symbolism. present of in as well as translations of in essays essays previously published English, German and Hebrew. The of the which form the heart of this volume has made subject essays Professor Scholem a controversial in some Jewish circles. very figure religious The rationalism of modern Jewish historians and thinkers has turned many them from Jewish messianism and Their mes- away apocalyptic. writings push sianic to the of Jewish Professor Scholem groups fringe history. argues, quite that Jewish and messianic has been at convincingly, apocalytic thinking always the heart http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses SAGE

Comptes rendus / Reviews of books: The Messianic Idea in Judaism and other studies in Jewish Spirituality GERSHOM G. SCHOLEM New York: Schocken Books 1971. 350. $15.00

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rendus / Reviews of books Comptes The Messianic Idea in Judaism and other studies in Jewish Spirituality GERSHOM G. SCHOLEM New York: Schocken Books 1971. 350. $15.00 For almost half a Professor Gershom Scholem has research century pioneered in the of Jewish and The world history mysticism spirituality. English-speaking became with his work Trends in Jewish Mysticism acquainted through Major volumes of each been acclaimed as his have ( 1941 ) . Succeeding writings definitive. His translations of Schocken has been Books, publisher, publishing under his most the first volume of which in 1965 important appeared essays, the title On the Kabbalah and Its The volume is a collection Symbolism. present of in as well as translations of in essays essays previously published English, German and Hebrew. The of the which form the heart of this volume has made subject essays Professor Scholem a controversial in some Jewish circles. very figure religious The rationalism of modern Jewish historians and thinkers has turned many them from Jewish messianism and Their mes- away apocalyptic. writings push sianic to the of Jewish Professor Scholem groups fringe history. argues, quite that Jewish and messianic has been at convincingly, apocalytic thinking always the heart

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Published: Jun 1, 1972

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