The Resource The kiss of God : spiritual and mystical death in Judaism, Michael Fishbane

The kiss of God : spiritual and mystical death in Judaism, Michael Fishbane

Label
The kiss of God : spiritual and mystical death in Judaism
Title
The kiss of God
Title remainder
spiritual and mystical death in Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Michael Fishbane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The lines of Michael Fishbane's book trace the spiritual face of Judaism in one of its many appearances. Fishbane explores the quest for spiritual perfection in early rabbinic sources and in Jewish philosophy and mysticism. The "kiss of God," a symbol for union with God, and the ritual practices - meditation and performance - connected with it are presented
  • The book identifies a persistent passion for religious perfection, expressed as the love of God unto death itself. The masters of the tradition cultivated this ideal in all periods, in diverse genres, and in different modes. Rabbinic law and midrash, medieval philosophy and mysticism, public and private ritual all contributed to its development. Rooted in the understanding that the spiritual life requires discipline, the sages set up different ladders of ascension
  • For some, the Law itself was the means of spiritual growth; for others, more private practices were built upon its foundation. But all agreed that the purification of desire and the perfection of the soul offered the hope of personal salvation. None denied the historical redemption of the nation
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fishbane, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
BM723
LC item number
.F53 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Samuel & Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spiritual life
  • God (Judaism)
  • Yetzer hara (Judaism)
  • Death
  • Judaism
  • Death
  • God (Judaism)
  • Judaism
  • Spiritual life
  • Yetzer hara (Judaism)
  • Mystiek
  • Dood
  • Jodendom
  • Vie spirituelle
  • Dieu
  • Mort
  • Judaïsme
  • Rabbinische Literatur
  • Unio mystica
Label
The kiss of God : spiritual and mystical death in Judaism, Michael Fishbane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-151) 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
1. "If you wish to live, then die": Aspects of Death and Desire in Jewish Spirituality -- 2. "For Your sake we are killed all day long": The Sanctification of God in Love -- 3. "As if he sacrificed a soul": Forms of Ritual Simulation and Substitution
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780295973081
Lccn
93031394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632278
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632278
Label
The kiss of God : spiritual and mystical death in Judaism, Michael Fishbane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-151) 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
1. "If you wish to live, then die": Aspects of Death and Desire in Jewish Spirituality -- 2. "For Your sake we are killed all day long": The Sanctification of God in Love -- 3. "As if he sacrificed a soul": Forms of Ritual Simulation and Substitution
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780295973081
Lccn
93031394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632278
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632278

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