Piety and Society: The Jewish Pietists of Medieval Germany

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BRILL, 1981 - Philosophy - 204 pages
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Contents

Introductory Perspectives
1
The Pietistic Ideal
21
Atonement
37
The Radical Mode of Sectarian Pietism
55
Atonement as Sectarian Initiation and Discipline
75
The Politics of Pietism
87
The Reactionary Mode of Personalist Pietism
109
Personalist Atonement
121
Postscript
130
The Authorship of the Major Pietistic Sources
136
Penitential Terminologies in Sefer Hasidim
144
Bibliography
178
Indices
190
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