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On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead: Basic Concepts in the Kabbalah
"Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal.From the Trade Paperback edition.read more
I enjoy studying Kabbalah and Judaism, but I found this book hard to relate to. My own personal theological beliefs are quite different from the mainstream of either Judaism or Christianity, and so it is understandable to me that I would find certain ideas that wouldn't resonate with my understanding. Usually, however, I am able to find some applicable ideas within someone else's theological view, that I can, with minor alterations, integrate into my own understanding. For whatever reason, this book just didn't click with me.That being said, it is probably a fine book for someone with a traditional theology.read more
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