Gershom Scholem: The Man and His Work
Gershom Gerhard Scholem, Paul R. Mendes-Flohr
SUNY Press, 1994 - Religion - 127 pages
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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