Tormented Master: The Life and Spiritual Quest of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav
?A major contribution to the understanding of Hasidic Wisdom and thought; it brings the reader closer to Hasidism?s greatest teller of tales.??Elie Wiesel The search for spiritual meaning drives great leaders in all religions. This classic work explores the personality and religious quest of Nahman of Bratslav (1772?1810), one of Hasidism?s major figures. It unlocks the great themes of spiritual searching that make him a figure of universal religious importance. In this major biography, Dr. Arthur Green?teacher, scholar, and spiritual seeker?explores the great personal conflicts and inner torments that lay at the source of Nahman?s teachings. He reveals Nahman to have been marked at an early age by an exaggerated sense of sin and morbidity that later characterized his life and thought. While subject to rapid mood swings and even paranoia, Nahman is a model of spiritual and personal struggle who speaks to all generations. Green?s analysis of this troubled personality provides an important key to Nahman?s famous tales, making his teachings accessible for people of all faiths, all backgrounds.
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