By Elliot R. Wolfson
This long-awaited, magisterial study-an unprecedented mixture of philosophy, poetry, and philology-draws on theories of sexuality, phenomenology, comparative faith, philological writings on Kabbalah, Russian formalism, Wittgenstein, Rosenzweig, William Blake, and the very physics of the time-space continuum to set up what is going to absolutely be a highwater mark in paintings on Kabbalah. not just a research of texts, Language, Eros, Being might be the fullest war of words of the physique in Jewish reports, if no longer in spiritual stories as a whole.Elliot R. Wolfson explores the advanced gender symbolism that permeates Kabbalistic literature. concentrating on the nexus of asceticism and eroticism, he seeks to outline the function of symbolic and poetically charged language within the erotically configured visionary mind's eye of the medieval Kabbalists. He demonstrates that the normal Kabbalistic view of gender used to be a monolithic and androcentric one, during which the female was once conceived as being derived from the masculine. He doesn't scale down from the detrimental implications of this doctrine, yet seeks to make a decent acknowledgment of it because the first step towards the redemption of an historical wisdom.Comparisons with different mystical traditions-including these in Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam-are a notable function through the booklet. they're going to make it vital way past Jewish stories, certainly, a needs to for historians of comparative faith, specifically of comparative mysticism.Praise for Elliot R. Wolfson:Through a Speculum That Shines is a crucial and provocative contribution to the examine of Jewish mysticism through one of many significant students now operating during this field.-Speculum
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