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The Resource Jewish mysticism and magic : an anthropological perspective, Maureen Bloom

Jewish mysticism and magic : an anthropological perspective, Maureen Bloom

Label
Jewish mysticism and magic : an anthropological perspective
Title
Jewish mysticism and magic
Title remainder
an anthropological perspective
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Bloom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jewish Mysticism and Magic: An Anthropological Perspective explores the origins of mysticism in Judaism and the associated development of the Jewish magical tradition." "Using the methodology of structural analysis and the theory of structural transformation, texts of early and late antiquity are analysed with reference to symbolic rites and rituals. Scriptural and Talmudic texts resonate with ideas of 'sacred and mundane' and ritual 'purity and impurity' and reflect a worldview where an omnipotent God governed a cosmos in which disorder vied with order." "This wide-ranging study provides a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic and will be essential reading for students and scholars who are interested in Jewish studies, anthropology and mysticism."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Bloom, Maureen
Dewey number
296.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BM723
LC item number
.B566 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Jewish studies series
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  • Jewish magic
  • Jewish literature
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Mysticism
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Jewish literature
  • Mysticism
  • Jodendom
  • Mystiek
  • Magie
  • Antropologische aspecten
  • Palestina
Label
Jewish mysticism and magic : an anthropological perspective, Maureen Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Historical background -- Literary sources -- Theoretical background -- Sanctuary, temple and synagogue : Jewish sects, magic and magicians -- El Shaddai, the mighty Hebrew God : his covenants with the righteous -- The 'sacred' and the 'profane' -- Sacrifice and prayer in Israelite religion -- Ordering the body in a world of disorder -- Approximating God, appropriating authority : Hekhalot and Merkava literature -- Imprecations, healing and protection : the 'Book of secrets', amulets, incantation bowls -- Epilogue
Control code
76851285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780203962015
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)76851285
Label
Jewish mysticism and magic : an anthropological perspective, Maureen Bloom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Historical background -- Literary sources -- Theoretical background -- Sanctuary, temple and synagogue : Jewish sects, magic and magicians -- El Shaddai, the mighty Hebrew God : his covenants with the righteous -- The 'sacred' and the 'profane' -- Sacrifice and prayer in Israelite religion -- Ordering the body in a world of disorder -- Approximating God, appropriating authority : Hekhalot and Merkava literature -- Imprecations, healing and protection : the 'Book of secrets', amulets, incantation bowls -- Epilogue
Control code
76851285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780203962015
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)76851285

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