14. Medieval Jewish Mysticism

  1. Alan T. Levenson
  1. Hartley Lachter

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch14

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

How to Cite

Lachter, H. (2012) Medieval Jewish Mysticism, in The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (ed A. T. Levenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Author Information

  1. Muhlenberg College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

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Keywords:

  • medieval Jewish mysticism;
  • Jewish life, tumultuous and creative;
  • “Kabbalah” meaning “tradition”;
  • mysteries of the inner life of God;
  • medieval Kabbalah, a complex phenomenon;
  • Hasidei Ashkenaz (German Pietists);
  • ascetic renunciation and ethical discipline;
  • Sefer ha-Bahir, ten sefirot, as ten emanations of God;
  • origin and authorship of the Zohar

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Main Ideas

  • Brief Historical Outline8

  • Further reading