Jewish Spirituality: From the Bible through the Middle Ages

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JEWISH
SPIRITUALITY
FROM THE BIBLE THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES

Edited by
Arthur Green

CROSSROAD • NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • World Spirituality an Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest ii
  • Board of Editors and Advisors iii
  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface to the Series xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part One - Foundations the Biblical Age 1
  • 1 - Israel's Religion in the Ancient Near East 5
  • Notes 29
  • Bibliography 30
  • 2 - The Jerusalem Temple in Devotional and Visionary Experience 32
  • Notes 58
  • Bibliography 61
  • 3 - Biblical Prophecy as a Religious Phenomenon 62
  • Notes 80
  • 4 - Biblical Tradition: Literature and Spirit in Ancient Israel 82
  • Notes 107
  • 5 - Topics in the History of the Spirituality of the Psalms 113
  • Notes 137
  • Bibliography 143
  • 6 - From Prophecy to Apocalypse: The Book of the Watchers and Tours of Heaven 145
  • Notes 162
  • Bibliography 165
  • Part Two - Emergence the Rabbinic Age 167
  • 7 - Varieties of Judaism in the Formative Age 171
  • Notes 197
  • Bibliography 197
  • 8 - Philo and the Contemplative Life 198
  • Notes 227
  • Bibliography 230
  • 9 - Law and Spirit in Talmudic Religion 232
  • Notes 250
  • Bibliography 252
  • 10 - Ascetical Aspects of Ancient Judaism 253
  • Notes 277
  • Bibliography 287
  • 11 - The Religious Experience of the Merkavah 289
  • Bibliography 307
  • Part Three - Reflections the Medieval Age 309
  • 12 - Apples of Gold: The Inner Meaning of Sacred Texts in Medieval Judaism 313
  • Notes 345
  • Bibliography 354
  • 13 - The Devotional Ideals of Ashkenazic Pietism 356
  • Notes 365
  • Bibliography 365
  • 14 - The Mystic and the Miຓwot 367
  • Notes 400
  • Bibliography 404
  • 15 - Hitbodedut as Concentration in Ecstatic Kabbalah Moshe Idel 405
  • Notes 437
  • Contributors 439
  • Photographic Credits 441
  • Indexes 442
  • Colophon 450
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