Gershom Scholem stands out among them for the richness and power of his A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Ṣevi. Gershom Scholem stands out among them for the richness and power of his A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Sevi. Gershom Scholem stands out among modern thinkers for the richness and power of his historical imagination. A work widely esteemed as his magnum opus.
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Messianic longing and expectation, always rife throughout Jewish history, have often found expression scholme movements prompted by messianic pretenders, forerunners, or prophets.
These manifestations have generally been of short duration and of merely local significance. The only messianic movement to engulf the schole, of Jewry-from England to Persia, from Germany to Morocco, from Poland to the Yemen-was that aroused by a young kabbalist rabbi from Smyrna, the “messiah” Sabbatai Sevi, and his prophet, Nathan of Gaza, in Professor Scholem’s detailed and authoritative account of the Sabbatian movement from its inception to the founder’s death not only illuminates an extraordinary phenomenon in Jewish history but is a major contribution to the general study of messianic movements and their theologies.
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Gershom Scholem stands out among them for the richness and power of his historical imagination. Born in Berlin inScholem became gershm Zionist as a young student in a revolt against his family’s bourgeois and assimilated life.
He learned Hebrew and studied Kabbalah, the world of mystical teachings that had become marginalized–indeed stigmatized–within the mainstream rationalist Jewish tradition.
InScholem emigrated to Palestine and eventually joined the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, publishing groundbreaking studies in the field of Jewish mysticism.
In the s, Scholem’s scholarship turned to an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey, Sabbatai Sevi, who aroused a fervent following that spread over the Jewish world after he declared himself to be the Messiah. The movement suffered a severe blow when Sevi was forced to convert to Islam, but a clandestine sect survived.
A Bollingen Foundation grant enabled Scholem to complete the original Hebrew edition of his biography in Bollingen also supported Sabbtaai. Zwi Werblowsky’s masterful English translation. A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Sevi stands out for its combination of philological and empirical authority and for its passion.
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Paradox is a characteristic of truth. What communis opinio has of truth is surely no more than an elementary deposit of generalizing partial understanding, related to truth even as sulphurious fumes are to lighting.
A survey of Jewish history during then period immediately preceding the outbreak of Sabbatatarian messianism would unduly surpass the limits of the present study.
The legend of the great actor and impostor, and the legend of the elect whose mission ended in failure, together form the legend of Sabbatai Sevi as it lives in the memory of the Jewish people. References to this work on external resources.
Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676
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