Mystical Theology And Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague by Byron L. SherwinMystical Theology And Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague by Byron L. Sherwin

Mystical Theology And Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

byByron L. Sherwin

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Judah Loew, better known as the Maharal of Prague, was a pivotal personality in late medieval European Judaism. Best known from the popular legend that credited him with the creation of a golem - an artificial human with superhuman powers - his true importance lay in his comprehensiveexposition of a unique expression of Jewish mystical theology, his call for a reformation of Jewish communal life, and his influence on subsequent Jewish life and thought. Byron Sherwin's lucid exposition of the life, legend, works, and ideas developed in Loew's massive writings "reveals theconcealed" by unravelling the often obscure nature of his mystical theology, his polemical jousts against past and contemporary Jewish scholars, and his innovative programme for social and educational reform.
Byron L. Sherwin is Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism and Director of Doctoral Programs at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago. His recent books include Golems among Us, Workers of Wonders, and Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism.
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Title:Mystical Theology And Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of PragueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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