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Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination

Elliot R. Wolfson


This study — a blend of philosophy, poetry, and philology — draws on theories of sexuality, phenomenology, comparative religion, philological writings on Kabbalah, Russian formalism, Wittgenstein, Rosenzweig, William Blake, and the very physics of the time-space continuum to establish a high water mark in work on Kabbalah. Not only a study of texts, this book provides a full confrontation of the body in Jewish studies, and also in religious studies as a whole. The book explores the complex gender symbolism that permeates Kabbalistic literature. F ... More

Keywords: philosophy, poetry, philology, sexuality, phenomenology, Kabbalah, Jewish studies, asceticism, eroticism, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823224180
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823224180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elliot R. Wolfson, author