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Author Fishbane, Eitan P., 1975-

Title As light before dawn [electronic resource] : the inner world of a medieval kabbalist / Eitan P. Fishbane.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xi, 322 p.
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-301) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Context. Perspectives and new directions : reflections on the state of scholarship -- The wandering kabbalist : historical profile and context. pt. 2. Reception and transmission. Receiving tradition, constructing authority -- Intentions and the recovery of meaning -- Seeing the secret : creative process and the hermeneutics of insight. pt. 3. Contemplative practice, mystical experience. Contemplation, theurgical action, and the presence of God -- Techniques of mystical contemplation : kavvanah and devotional experience -- Asceticism, prophecy, and mystical union.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Isaac ben Samuel, of Acre.
Cabala -- History -- To 1500.
Mysticism -- Judaism -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780804759137 (cloth : alk. paper)

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