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Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment (Classics of Western Spirituality) - The Book of Enlightenment (1983)
Front Cover Book Details
Author
Daniel Chanan Matt
Subject Cabala
Publication Date December 1983
Format Paperback (233 x 153 mm)
Publisher Paulist Press
Language English.
Plot
Zohar-"the book of Splendor, Radiance, Enlightenment"--has fascinated readers from its first appearance in thirteenth-century Spain until today. It is the major text of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. To assure the acceptance of his work within the Jewish community, a Spanish scholar named Moses de Leon claimed that Zohar was an ancient work of the school of the famous Rabbi Shim'on son of Yohai. It was not until our own century that critical scholarship demonstrated that the book's author was Moses de Leon himself. His mosaic of Scripture, Midrash, medieval homily, fiction, and fantasy presents what Professor Daniel Matt describes as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness [that] dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God, and self."
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 451
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
LoC Classification BM525.A52M37 1983
Dewey 296.1/6
ISBN 0809123878
Cover Price $22.95
Nr of Pages 336
First Edition No
Rare No
Original Details
Original Publication Year 1983
Notes
Includes index.