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The Early Kabbalah (Classics of Western Spirituality) Paperback – June 1, 1986


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  • Series: Classics of Western Spirituality
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Paulist Press (June 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809127695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809127696
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Michael P. McGarry on August 11, 2000
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This is a wonderful introduction to the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. Prof. Joseph Dan is one of the leading Kabbalah scholars alive today. In this book, he presents selections from the "early Kabbalists", those of the late 12th and early 13th centuries, before the publication of the *Zohar*. This anthology contains brief and heavily annotated selections from the `Iyyun Circle, the Book Bahir (*Sefer ha-Bahir*), Rabbi Isaac the Blind of Provence, Rabbi Azriel of Gerona, Rabbi Jacob ben Sheshet of Gerona, and the Kohen brothers, Jacob and Isaac. These are the men who pave the way for the glories of the *Zohar*. These selections are rich in the symbols that later became prevalent in Kabbalah. This book is a particularly good beginning for someone who wants to study Kabbalah in its historical unfolding.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Barton TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 25, 2010
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The book extracts several writings and provides background on what the series refers to as "Early Kabbalah" - which would be the 11th through early 13th centuries. The premise is that Kabbalistic thought, which is defined in the book as the development of a specific area of Jewish mysticism, arose at that time as a result of Moorish, Western and Jewish philosophical thought in an environment of oppression. The extracts themselves are dense, and difficult to understand without interpretation. The book is one of a much larger series by Paulist Press on Western Spirituality. I would recommend reading the introduction for a great discussion and background, but the rest is a tough sled run without help on interpretation.
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