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.

The Early Kabbalah

Author: Joseph Dan
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809127696
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Here are previously unavailable texts, including The Book Bahir and the writings of the Iyyum circle, that were written during the first one hundred years of this movement that was to become the most important current in Jewish mysticism. This movement began in the late 12th century among Rabbinic Judaism in southern Europe.

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.

Upright Practices The Light of the Eyes

Author: Nahum (of Chernobyl)
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809123742
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Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl (1730-1797) was rabbi of Chernobyl, near Kiev, in Ukraine. He was part of the Hasidic movement that played a key role in the history of eastern European Jewry. Upright Practices is a devotional manual of personal practices. The Light of the Eyes is a collection of homilies based on the Book of Genesis.

Umar Ibn Al F ri

Author: ʻUmar ibn ʻAlī Ibn al-Fāriḍ
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809140084
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"Umar Ibn al-Farid is the most venerated mystical poet in Arabic. An accomplished Sufi as well as a respected poet, his poetry blends the two traditions - classical Arabic poetry and Islamic mysticism - in a body of work with a distinctly devotional and mystical character. Th. Emil Homerin makes available here two of Ibn al-Farid's poems that have long been considered classics of Islamic mystical literature. The Wine Ode, a poem in praise of wine as well as a love poem, can also be seen as an extended meditation on the presence of divine love in the universe. The Poem of the Sufi Way, one of the longest poems ever composed in Arabic, and the most famous one rhyming in "T," begins as a love poem and then explores a number of crucial concerns confronting the seeker on the Sufi path. Both works have been treated for centuries in numerous mystical commentaries. Noteworthy as well in this volume is the addition of the Adorned Proem, a reverential account of Ibn al-Farid's life by his grandson. Individuals interested in the fields of mysticism and spirituality, as well as lovers of poetry, particularly love poetry, will find this to be fascinating reading. It will have great relevance for scholars and students of Arabic literature, Islam and mysticism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Spirit Possession in Judaism

Author: Matt Goldish
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330036
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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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"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 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.