On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism
In On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover the hidden meaning underlying Scripture, the tension between the philosophical and the mystical concepts of God, and the symbolism employed in mystical religion.
With a new foreword by Bernard McGinn
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
A good clear introduction to a very complex topic lately abused by casual practioners. I offered to lend this book to one modern "Kabbalist" who told me her group had more fun making it up. At least ... Read full review