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Essential Papers on Messianic Movements and Personalities in Jewish History : Essential Papers on Jewish Studies - Marc Saperstein

Essential Papers on Messianic Movements and Personalities in Jewish History

Essential Papers on Jewish Studies

By: Marc Saperstein (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1992
ISBN: 9780814779439
Number Of Pages: 552

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The messianic idea that a redeemer sent by God will come to end the suffering of a persecuted people and inaugurate a new age of justice and peace has been one of the most powerful and influential concepts given by the Jewish people to western civilization. This book represents a sample of the most penetrating and provocative scholarly interpretations of Jewish messianic movement from various perspectives- historical, sociological, psychological, and religious.

Introductionp. 1
Messianism in Jewish Historyp. 35
Jewish Messianism: Metamorphoses of an Ideap. 53
The Late Second Commonwealth Period
Messiahs: Robbers, Jurists, Prophets, and Magiciansp. 73
Popular Messianic Movements around the Time of Jesusp. 83
The Early Islamic Period
Shiitic Influences in Jewish Sectarianismp. 113
The Raja Doctrine
The One True Prophet
Successive Incarnation
Prophet and Messiah
The Dai
Social Position
Prohibition of Meat
Number of Prayers
Messianic and Sectarian Movementsp. 162
The Period of the Crusades
A Report on Messianic Troubles in Baghdad in 1120-21p. 189
Messianic Postures of Ashkenazim and Sephardimp. 202
Reappearance of Pseudo-Messiahsp. 234
The Messianic Self-Consciousness of Abraham Abulafia: A Tentative Evaluationp. 250
After the Expulsion from Spain
Acute Apocalyptic Messianismp. 259
The Sabbatian Movement and Its Aftermath
Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiahp. 289
The Background of the Sabbatian Movement
Messianic Economics
Mass Prophecy
After the Apostasy
From Schweitzer to Scholem: Reflections on Sabbatai Svip. 335
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Messianic-Prophetic Role of the Baal Shem Tovp. 377
Nahman of Bratslav's Messianic Strivingsp. 389
Messianic Concepts and Settlement in the Land of Israelp. 433
The Messiah Shukr Kuhayl II (1868-75) and his Tithe (Maaser): Ideology and Practice as a Means to Hasten Redemptionp. 456
Zionism and the State of Israel
Israel and the Messiahp. 475
Foundations of a Political Messianic Trend in Israelp. 492
Messianic Postures in Israel Todayp. 504
Summaries and Reevaluations
Gershom Scholem on Jewish Messianismp. 521
The Price of Messianismp. 551
Indexp. 559
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ISBN: 9780814779439
ISBN-10: 0814779433
Series: Essential Papers on Jewish Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 1st April 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 14.91  x 3.89
Weight (kg): 0.77