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Apocalypticism and Mysticism in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

Ed. by Collins, John J. / Villiers, Pieter G. R. / Yarbro Collins, Adela

Series:Ekstasis: Religious Experience from Antiquity to the Middle Ages 7

    86,95 € / $99.99 / £79.00*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    September 2018
    ISBN
    978-3-11-059183-5
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The nature and origin of Jewish mysticism is a controversial subject.
    This volume explores the subject by examining both the Hebrew and Aramaic tradition (Dead Sea Scrolls, 1 Enoch) and the Greek philosophical tradition (Philo) and also examines the Christian transformation of Jewish mysticism in Paul and Revelation. It provides for a nuanced treatment that differentiates different strands of thought that may be considered mystical. The Hebrew tradition is mythical in nature and concerned with various ways of being in the presence of God. The Greek tradition allows for a greater degree of unification and participation in the divine. The New Testament texts are generally closer to the Greek tradition, although Greek philosophy would have a huge effect on later Christian mysticism.
    The book is intended for scholars and advanced students of ancient Judaism and early Christianity.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    v, 219 pages
    0 Fig. 1 Tables
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Mysticism; Apokalypticism; Dead Sea Scrolls; Philo

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    John Collins, Yale University, Pieter de Villiers, University of the Free State, S. Africa, and Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale University.

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