Tetragrammaton: Western Christians and the Hebrew Name of God: From the Beginnings to the Seventeenth Century

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BRILL, Feb 5, 2015 - History - 600 pages
Drawing on a detailed and sustained account of Christian reception of the Hebrew divine name until the Seventeenth Century this book illustrates its vitality in several periods as a stimulus to both orthodox and heterodox theologies and imaginative structures
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Eclipse of the Name
43
2 The First Christians and the Tetragrammaton
89
3 The Tetragrammaton among the Orthodox in Late Antiquity
123
4 The Tetragrammaton among Gnostics and Magicians in Late Antiquity
155
5 The Tetragrammaton in Jewish Hebrew Mishnaic Talmudic Hekalot and Biblical Texts in Later Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
178
Times of Ignorance
213
7 The Tetragrammaton in Private Devotion and Magic in the Middle Ages
266
9 The Early Christian Kabbalists and the Tetragrammaton
313
10 The Tetragrammaton in Vernacular Bibles Popular Print and Illustration
351
11 The Tetragrammaton and Scholars at the Time of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations ...
382
12 The Tetragrammaton in Renaissance Magic and among the Later Christian Kabbalists
416
13 The Demystification of Language and the Triumph of Philology
460
Conclusion
482
Bibliography
487
Index
578

The Rediscovery of the Name
281

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