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Author Sagerman, Robert

Title The serpent kills or the serpent gives life : the kabbalist Abraham Abulafia's response to Christianity / by Robert Sagerman
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xi, 384 pages)
Series Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; v. 12
Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; v. 12.
Contents Abulafia and alterity : the other in the self -- Refutation and absorption : Abulafia's response to the Christian context -- Abulafia's demons : the psychological dimension of Abulafia's relationship to Christianity -- Abulafia and Jesus : metatron and sandalfon -- Warp and woof : circumcision, crucifixion, and divine embodiment
Summary Abraham Abulafia (1240 - c. 1291) founded an enormously influential branch of Jewish mysticism, referred to as the prophetic or ecstatic kabbalah. This book, from several perspectives, explores the impact of Christianity upon Abulafia. His copious writings evince an intense fascination with Christian themes, yet Abulafia's frequent diatribes against Jesus and Christianity reveal him to be deeply conflicted in his relationship to his southern European religious neighbors. This book undertakes a careful study of Abulafia's writings, suggesting that the recognition of an inner dynamic of attracti
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Abulafia, Abraham ben Samuel, 1240-approximately 1292 -- Religion
Abulafia, Abraham ben Samuel, 1240-approximately 1292 fast
Abulʿafyah, Avraham ben Shemuʾel 1240-1291 gnd
Abulafia, Abraham. idszbz
Kabbala gnd
Subject Cabala.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Theology.
Interfaith relations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004194472