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The Resource Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism, Michael D. Swartz

Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism, Michael D. Swartz

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Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism
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Scholastic Magic
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ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism
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Michael D. Swartz
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eng
Summary
In exploring the social background of early Jewish mysticism, Scholastic Magic tells the story of how imagination and magic were made to serve memory and scholasticism. In the visionary literature that circulated between the fifth and ninth centuries, there are strange tales of ancient rabbis conjuring the angel known as Sar-Torah, the "Prince of the Torah." This angel endowed the rabbis themselves with spectacular memory and skill in learning, and then taught them the formulas for giving others these gifts. This literature, according to Michael Swartz, gives us rare glimpse
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non fiction
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Princeton legacy library
Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism, Michael D. Swartz
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Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism, Michael D. Swartz
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7zvh8w
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-247) and indexes
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Introduction. Mentalities of ancient Judaism -- Memory, Torah, and magic -- The Sar-Torah texts. The texts -- Sar-Torah narratives : translation and analysis -- Sar-Torah rituals and related texts -- Ritual and revelation. Ritual and Purity -- Tradition and authority -- Conclusions. Scholastic magic
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1 online resource (278 pages).
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online
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9781400864416
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rdamedia
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