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By Elliot Wolfson
Elliot R. Wolfson explores the complicated gender symbolism that permeates Kabbalistic literature. targeting the nexus of asceticism and eroticism, he seeks to outline the position of symbolic and poetically charged language within the erotically configured visionary mind's eye of the medieval Kabbalists. He demonstrates that the normal Kabbalistic view of gender was once a monolithic and androcentric one, within which the female was once conceived as being derived from the masculine. He doesn't cut back from the destructive implications of this doctrine, yet seeks to make a good acknowledgment of it because the first step towards the redemption of
an old wisdom.
Comparisons with different mystical traditions-including these in Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam-are a outstanding characteristic in the course of the e-book. they'll make it vital well past Jewish stories, certainly, a needs to for historians of comparative faith, specifically of comparative mysticism.
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"Through a Speculum That Shines is a vital and provocative contribution
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Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination by Elliot Wolfson