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.

Safed Spirituality

Author: Lawrence Fine
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809126125
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This volume portrays aspects of the rich literature that developed in Safed, a Galilean city and one of the great centers of Jewish creativity, in the 16th century.

Israel and Humanity

Author: Elia Benamozegh
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809135417
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This book forms a grand synthesis of Benamozegh's religious thought. It is at once a wide-ranging summa of scriptural, Talmudic, Midrashic, and kabbalistic ideas, and an intensely personal account of Jewish identity.

Spirit Possession in Judaism

Author: Matt Goldish
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330036
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF
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"The work is arranged chronologically, with details about those persons who were acclaimed by a substantial body of followers to be messiahs. It covers nearly 100 individuals, including the Old Testament's King Hezekiah, Herod the Great and later figuresb

Seeing the Lord s Glory

Author: Christopher Barina Kaiser
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN: 1451470347
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The "dilemma of early Christology," Kaiser observes, concerns the early Christian claims to have "seen the Lord" and "beheld his glory"-- that in early Judaism would have pointed unequivocally to visions of Israel's God. The shift of those claims onto the figure of Jesus is explained either as a result of the resurrection of Jesus, or on the influence of pagan polytheism. Kaiser examines the phenomenon of "kyriocentric" visions in Second Temple Judaism, asking whether such traditions are sufficient to account for the shape of early claims regarding the divinity of Christ.

Hasidic Spirituality for a New Era

Author: Arthur Green
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ISBN: 9780809106035
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A preeminent scholar of Jewish thought and spirituality presents the first-ever English translation of selected writings of the Hasidic martyr of the Warsaw Ghetto, Hillel Zeitlin (1871-1942).

The Generations of Adam

Author: Isaiah Horowitz
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809135905
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In this introduction to the magnum opus of Isaiah Horowitz--a book-length work in itself--he brought together his views concerning many of the most important issues addressed by kabbalists since the late twelfth century. These include basic theological questions concerning how God can be known, the true nature of the Torah, the divine origins of the human soul, the meaning and purpose of life in this world, the nature of the precepts and the power of the divine intervention with regard to them, and the ultimate reward of the Messianic Age and the World to Come.

Studies in Jewish Dream Interpretation

Author: Monford Harris
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9781568211268
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The interpretation of dreams in Jewish tradition appears as early as the beginning chapters of the Bible, and scholars have pointed out that even Freud was influenced by the speculation of Jewish dream interpretation in biblical and talmudic literature. These classical texts have served to stimulate and organize Jewish thinking about dreams, one of the perennial existential concerns in human life. The author, Monford Harris, explores different conceptions of dream interpretation in Jewish thought and includes material dealing with two traditional dream-therapy services. One service is conducted on several occasions during the liturgical year when priests bless the assembled congregants. The other service is conducted when a congregant is troubled by a dream.

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism

Author: Amy Hollywood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521863651
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The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism is a multi-authored interdisciplinary guide to the study of Christian mysticism, with an emphasis on the 3rd through the 17th centuries. Written by leading authorities and younger scholars from a range of disciplines, the volume both provides a clear introduction to the Christian mystical life and articulates a bold new approach to the study of mysticism.