FROM THE WORLD OF THE CABBALAH Author:Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser From the book jacket: "The wisdom of the Cabbalah has long intrigued the student of religious mysticism...One of the most lucid expressions of Cabbalistic wisdom is contained in the writings of the 16th century sage, Rabbi Judah Loew (Maharal) of Prague. In this book, the author traces the fascinating portrait of Rabbi Judah the man, and he pres... more »ents a comprehensive summation of his ideas."
Table of Contents: Preface; I-The World of the Cabbalah; II-A Portrait of the Master: The Origin of Rabbi Judah, The Culture of the 16th century, Jewish Life in Bohemia and Poland, Conflict and Achievement; III-Human Destiny: The Legends of the Golem, The Divine Character of Life, On the Nature of Man, The Upward Path, The Foundations of World Order, On Vindicating Creation; IV-Reason and Faith: The Challenge of Rationalism, Reason Has Her Limits, On Reaching for the Ultimate, The Autonomy of Faith, The Cabbalah and the Interpretation of Scripture, Education and Life; V-Judaism and Christianity: The Humanists and Judaism, The Battle of Scriptural Texts, The Messianic Hope and the Doctrine of Time, In Defense of the Talmud; VI-The Legacy of Rabbi Judah.
Includes footnotes and an index. An in-depth study, written in a highly readable and interesting style.« less