Jewish Mystical Autobiographies

Author: Morris M. Faierstein
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809105045
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In this richly illustrated hardcover book, award-winning photojournalist Santi Visalli has beautifully captured the warmth and spirit of San Francisco. Spectacular views of the city's most notable landmarks-the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Lombard Hill-are joined by images of the city's newest sites, including San Francisco MoMA, the stylish new Clift Hotel, and PacBell Stadium. The book brings together the historical and topical, creating a lasting tribute to this pearl of the Pacific Rim The first title in a new series from Universe, San Francisco is a great package at an affordable price, offering tourists the perfect memento of an unforgettable trip. A gorgeous celebration of what is arguable he most beautiful city in the United States, the book will also be a favorite for native San Franciscans and armchair travelers alike.

Spirit Possession in Judaism

Author: Matt Goldish
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330036
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A rich, multidisciplinary exploration of spirit possession among Jews.

Messiahs and Messianic Movements through 1899

Author: Roland H. Worth, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786482273
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A messiah is an individual appointed by God to a specific task of importance, and elevated to a level of far greater authority than a prophet by leading (or claiming to lead) a group or movement. The movement comes to be uniquely centered on his or her teachings, and the messiah claims spiritual and temporal authority over its followers. This book is an examination of both males and females in the Judeo-Christian heritage (excluding Jesus of Nazareth) who either claimed to be the messiah, were viewed by contemporaries as such, or are considered by a significant number of scholars to have been motivated by messianic goals. The work is arranged chronologically, with details about messiahs from before Christ through the dawn of the technological age at the end of the nineteenth century. It covers nearly 100 individual messiahs, including such Old Testament figures as King Hezekiah and Herod the Great, as well as later messiahs both obscure and historically renowned (even Queen Elizabeth I and King Charles I were touted as messiahs by certain devoted followers). Meticulously researched, the book includes an extensive bibliography.

Francis Mercury van Helmont s Sketch of Christian Kabbalism

Author: Sheila Spector
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004227245
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the only English version of Francis Mercury van Helmont’s foundational treatise of Christian Kabbalism, this bilingual edition, with a facsimile of the original Latin facing the translation and author’s footnotes, contains a critical introduction, as well as supplementary endnotes.