Handling of holy traditions as a path to mystical unity in the Kitve ha-‘Iyyun

  • Excerpt: The writings from the thirteenth century called by Gershom Scholem the "Writings of the 'lyyun circle" are one of the most intriguing chapters of early kabbalah - this I need not to elaborate on as it is a well known fact to anyone whoever had read these texts or the literature about them. When reading these texts, one gets the impression as if the authors had at hand a box full of terms and phrases into which everybody could just stick his hand and take terms and phrases out of it in order to arrange them according to his own taste, disregarding the meaning they have in the writings of his fellow kabbalists. The result was, that we now have before us a large number of varying mosaic pictures in which we detect again and again the same mosaic pebbles, however composed differently.

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Author:Karl Erich Grözinger
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-18577
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Philosophische Reihe (09)
Document Type:Postprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/05/23
Year of Completion:1993
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/05/23
Source:Rashi 1040-1990 : Congres europeen des Etudes juives / ed. by Gabrielle Sed-Rajna. - Paris : Editions du Cerf, 1993, S. 251 - 258
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Religionswissenschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:2 Religion / 29 Andere Religionen / 290 Andere Religionen
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:
This paper was first published in:
Rashi 1040-1990 : Congres europeen des Etudes juives / ed. by Gabrielle Sed-Rajna. - Paris : Editions du Cerf, 1993, S. 251 - 258