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Author Afterman, Adam, author
Title "And they shall be one flesh" : on the language of mystical union in Judaism / by Adam Afterman
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
©2016
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Descript 1 online resource (289 pages)
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Series Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy, 1873-9008 ; volume 26
Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; volume 26
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Introduction -- 2. From Philo to Plotinus: the emergence of mystical union -- 3. Unio mystica and ancient Jewish mysticism -- 4. Platonic and Aristotelian traditions of union -- 5. "As light unites with light": the language of union in Jewish Neoplatonism -- 6. The language of union in the writings of Moses Maimonides and Moses Nachmanides -- 7. Mystical union in early kabbalah -- 8. Mystical union in the ecstatic kabbalah of Abraham Abulafia -- 9. Language and images of mystical union in the kabbalah of R. Isaac of Acre -- 10. "Single unification, single bond": the language of union and unity in the Zohar -- 11. From kabbalah to the Renaissance and Hasidism: a brief overview
"In "And They Shall Be One Flesh: On the Language of Mystical Union in Judaism", Adam Afterman offers for the first time an extensive study of mystical union and embodiment in Judaism. Afterman argues that Philo was the first to articulate the notion of unio mystica in Judaism and in monotheism and is the source of the henōsis mysticism in the later Neoplatonic tradition. The study provides a detailed analysis of the Jewish medieval trends that developed different forms of mystical union and mystical embodiment through the Holy Spirit. The book argues that the development of unitive mysticism in Judaism is the fruit of substantial moments of openness, not only to Greek and Arab philosophy but also to Islam and Christianity"-- Provided by publisher
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Afterman, Adam. "And they shall be one flesh" : on the language of mystical union in Judaism. Leiden : Brill, [2016] ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm. Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; volume 26 9789004328723
Subject Mysticism -- Judaism -- Influence
Cabala -- Influence
Mystical union
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