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Mystical Speculation

Medieval W. Christendom

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction- Mystical Speculation
  2. Images
    1. Title Page of the Mantua Edition of the Zohar
    2. Title Page of the Salonika Edition of the Zohar
    3. Title Page of Sixteenth-Century Italian Printing of Sefer Hasidim
    4. Pages from Fifteenth-Century Manuscript of Sefer ha-Rokeah
    5. Title Pages of Sixteenth-Century Italian Printing of Sefer ha-Rokeah
  3. Primary Texts
    1. Rabbi Isaac the Blind, “The Process of Emanation”
    2. Azriel of Gerona, “Explanation of the Ten Sefirot”
    3. Zohar—Opening of Zohar
    4. Introduction to Sefer Hasidim
  4. Secondary Literature
    1. G. Scholem, Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism (3 rd ed.; New York- Schocken Books, 1956), 80-243.
    2. M. Idel, Kabbalah- New Perspectives (New Haven- Yale University Press, 1988).
    3. E. Wolfson, Through a Speculum that Shines- Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (Princeton- Princeton University Press, 1994).
    4. M. Idel, The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia, trans. J. Chipman (Albany- SUNY Press, 1988).
    5. E. Wolfson. Abraham Abulafia—Kabbalist and Prophet- Hermeneutics, Theosophy, and Theurgy (Los Angeles- Cherub Press, 2000).
    6. A. Green, A Guide to the Zohar (Stanford- Stanford University Press, 2004).

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