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By Moshe Halbertal,Jackie Feldman

ISBN-10: 0691125716

ISBN-13: 9780691125718

During the 12th and 13th centuries, nice new traits of Jewish proposal emerged whose largely assorted representatives--Kabbalists, philosophers, and astrologers--each claimed that their specific realizing printed the particular mystery of the Torah. They provided their very own readings in a coded model that has grow to be seemed via many because the very essence of esotericism. Concealment and Revelation takes us on a desirable trip to the depths of the esoteric mind's eye. conscientiously tracing the increase of esotericism and its functionality in medieval Jewish inspiration, Moshe Halbertal's richly unique historic and cultural research progressively builds conceptual-philosophical strength to culminate in a masterful phenomenological taxonomy of esotericism and its paradoxes.

one of the questions addressed: What are the interior justifications that esoteric traditions supply for his or her personal life, in particular within the Jewish global, within which the unfold of information was once of serious value? How do esoteric teachings coexist with the published culture, and what's the connection among some of the esoteric teachings that compete with that exposed tradition?

Halbertal concludes that, during the medium of the hid, Jewish thinkers built-in into the center of the Jewish culture varied cultural affects corresponding to Aristotelianism, Neoplatonism, and Hermeticisims. And the production of an extra hid layer, unregulated and open-ended, turned the resource of the main bold and radical interpretations of the tradition.

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