This volume brings together leading representatives of the recent debate about the persistence of kabbalah in the modern world. It breaks new ground for a better understanding of the role of kabbalah in modern religious, intellectual, and political discourse.
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Boaz Huss is professor of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has published widely on the Zohar and its reception, the genealogies of Jewish mysticism and kabbalah studies, and on modern and postmodern kabbalah formations. Marco Pasi is assistant professor of history of Hermetic philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include the history of magic, the history of occultism, and the relationship between art and esotericism. Kocku von Stuckrad is professor of religious studies at the University of Groningen. In his work he focuses particularly on esoteric discourses in Western culture, astrology, shamanism, and on topics related to religion, nature, and science.
Contributors include: Andreas B. Kilcher, Giulio Busi, Eric Jacobson, Konstantin Burmistrov, Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Jean-Pierre Brach, Jonatan Meir, Elliot R. Wolfson, Jody Myers, Sara Moldrup Thejls, Steven M. Wasserstrom, Shaul Magid, and Gideon Aran.
[...] this is an important volume for Kabbalah studies in particular, and religious studies in general. It has high standards of research and ample bibliographies, and unlocks the gate for a better understanding of Jewish religion and mysticism. - Dorin David, 'Transilvania' University of Brasov in: Studies in Religion Vol 42, Issue 3 (2013).
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