Gershom Scholem: The Man and His Work

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Gershom Gerhard Scholem, Paul R. Mendes-Flohr
SUNY Press, 1994 - Religion - 127 pages
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In the early part of the twentieth century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) founded the academic discipline of the study of Jewish Mysticism. In so doing, he not only broke new scholarly ground; but he also revolutionized the field of Judaic Studies as a whole and left an indelible mark on the study of religion.

 

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Contents

Gershom Scholem and Judaic Studies
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Gershom Scholems Contribution to the Study of the Zohar
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Gershom Scholem on Pantheism in the Kabbala
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Gershom Scholem and Jewish Messianism
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Gershom Scholems Interpretation of Hasidism as an Expression
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Gershom Scholems Conception of Jewish Nationalism
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Gershom Scholem as Bibliophile
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About the author (1994)

Paul Mendes-Flohr is Professor of Jewish Thought and Intellectual History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the co-editor of The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy and has written and edited numerous books, among them Divided Passions: Jewish Intellectuals and the Experience of Modernity and (with Jehuda Reinharz) The Jew in the Modern World. He has recently completed a volume entitled A Land of Two Rivers: The German-Jewish Vision of New Babylon. He is currently Acting Director of The Franz Rosenzweig Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at The Hebrew University. He has served as a guest professor at universities in the United States and in Germany.

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