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Soc.Culture.Jewish Reading List

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Subject: Soc.Culture.Jewish Reading List

Kabbalah, Mysticism, and Messianism
  Academic Treatments of Kaballah
          Ariel, David. The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish
          Mysticism Schocken Press. 1992.
          Dan, Joseph. Jewish Mysticism and Jewish Ethics.
          University of Washington Press, Seattle WA. 1986.
          Fine, Lawrence. Essential Papers on Kabbalah. NYU Press.
          1995. [according to the JTS catalog]
          Idel, Moshe. Kabbalah: New Perspectives. New Haven CT:
          Yale University Press. 1988.
          Lowenthal, Naftali. Communicating the Infinite. University
          of Chicago, Chicago IL. 1990.
          Matt, Daniel Chanan. Zohar, The Book of Enlightenment. New
          York NY: Paulist Press. 1983.
          Scholem, Gershom. Jewish Gnosticism, Merkvah Mysticism and
          Talmudic Tradition. Ktav, New York. 1960. 2nd Ed. Block,
          New York. 1965.
          Scholem, Gershom. Major trends in Jewish Mysticism.
          Schocken, New York. 1941.
          Scholem, Gershom G. Zohar: The Book of Splendor-Basic
          Readings from the Kabbalah. Schocken, New York. 1949.
          Scholem, Gershom G. On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism.
          Schocken, New York. 1965.
          Scholem, Gershom G. Sabbatai Sevi. 2 vols. Princeton Univ.
          Press, Princeton NJ. 1973.
          Sharot, Stephen. Messianism, Mysticism & Magic: a
          Sociological Analysis of Jewish Religious Movements. Univ
          of North Carolina Press. 1982.

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