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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Fairly academic and exhaustively researched and still readable if you enjoy history. Students of human emancipation should take note.
Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, by Gershom Scholem
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He lived in Adrianople for a while recieving floowers inflenucing people to convert ot Islam and alos to his faith. 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.
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Refresh and try again. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I like Scholem’s matter of fact attitude: Become a LibraryThing Author. He and followers eventually is brought to the Sultan in Turkey and his followers think he is going to convert the Sultan to Judaism.
I should Cowardice is an active quality. Truth be told I know nothing of these matters.
The mystery of their relationship reminded me a bit of the one between Sancho Panza and the knight of the sorrowful countenance. 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. IV Wabbatai movement in Yemen. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. In this respect, the Sabbatian movement may actually have much to teach us.
Rick rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Donated by David Daniels. The twentieth century produced a galaxy of extraordinary Jewish historians. David Bergman rated it it was amazing Dec 01, 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. Zwi Translator secondary author some editions confirmed.
Add to Your books. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Ari Goldberg rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Lists with This Book. 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. According to Scholem, the genesis of new ways of thought is more catastrophic and agonized than later beneficiaries suppose; the Enlightenment itself owed more to kabbalistic and neoplatonic occultism than to sober common sense.
The Story of a Friendship. Scholem doesn’t seem to have shared his friend’s restless and ultimately tragic temperament.
Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 2 90, 4. Account Options Sign in. Funny thing is that the rich and poor amongst the Jews believed in him. A richly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world.
Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676
Professor Scholem’s detailed and authoritative account of the Sabbatian movement from its inception sabbatao 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.
Sharon rated it really liked it Apr sabbatia, Timeline of the history of the region of Palestine. InScholem emigrated to Palestine and eventually joined the shcolem of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, publishing groundbreaking studies in the field of Jewish mysticism. A richly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Nevertheless, the fact is that the, very thing that had been held to make Christianity idolatrous was now accepted without protest by a large portion of the Jewish people amid their leaders.
Scholem wrote this moving memoir on the subject Walter Benjamin: Princeton University Press- History – pages. The Sultan gives Sabbatai Sevi the choice of death or converting to Islam.
At first the Rabbis did not know what to do about this. VI Mass prophecy and the appointment of the kings by the messiah Sabbatais departure for Constantinople. Neil rated it it was amazing Oct 10, I should say I’m totally unqualified when it comes to evaluating Scholem’s scholarship. Want to Read saving….