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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In the s, Scholem’s scholarship turned to an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey, Sabbatai? Sabbatai Sevi chooses Islam and throws his followers into chaos. He was dismissed by most people as unbalanced, and he himself believed in his messianic mission only by fits and starts – and even when he believed in it, he was more concerned to provide impressive charismatic exhibitions than to build a movement or engage in the necessities of propaganda.
At first the Rabbis did not know what to do about this. Fairly academic and exhaustively researched and still readable if you enjoy history. The Sabbatian movement ended in utter bathos. At first he laid low in Smyrna and theen announced his messiahship. While Sabbataai was very pious at times he would engage in strange behaviors like marrying a toah scroll, saying G-d’s forbiddin name and deciding that certain religious practices should be abandoned.
Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, by Gershom Scholem
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. When one looks at the maelstrom of ideas underlying the discoveries of Kepler and Newton, one is forced to agree. Maximus Spiritus rated it it was amazing Dec 16, When he met Nathan it was Gdrshom who declared him tom bee th Messiah.
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Born in Berlin inScholem became a Zionist as a young student in a revolt against his family’s bourgeois and assimilated life. Jewish mysticism forms a constant current in Benjamin’s oeuvre as well.
Christopher rated it really liked it Nov 20, Born in Berlin inScholem became a Zionist as a young student in a revolt against his family’s bourge A richly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Bollingen also supported R.
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.
Go see the movie Silence. The Mystical Messiah, Sabbaati himself Focused on Torah, Mishna,and Talmud.
Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676
V Sabbatai Sevi in Jerusalem. A Bollingen Foundation grant enabled Scholem to complete the original Hebrew edition of his biography in In Sabbatai went to take the crown from the Sultan, unfortuatley things went the other way around and the messiah was forced to convert to Islam.
Donated by David Daniels. Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. However, I also think that Marxism need not be synonymous with its most doctrinaire and reductionist versions. Add to Your books. No current Talk conversations about this book. Gershom Scholem was a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until his death in Born in Berlin inScholem became a Zionist as a young student in a revolt against his family’s bourgeois and assimilated life.