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Another ModernityElia Benamozegh's Jewish Universalism$
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Clémence Boulouque

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781503612006

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503612006.001.0001

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Kabbalah

Kabbalah

Reason and the Power of Myth

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(p.109) Chapter 10 Kabbalah
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Another Modernity
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Clémence Boulouque

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503612006.003.0011

Chapter 10 describes how Benamozegh penned his defense of Kabbalah as a marker of modernity in a counterintuitive fashion: as both science and myth. First, he redefined Kabbalah as a form of knowledge: by calling it theosophy, and thus imbuing it with scientific overtones, he presented a version of Kabbalah compatible with reason--a far cry from what common enlightened views of it would have been. At the same time, by highlighting its mythical qualities as well, he also sought to show the need for human narratives that go beyond reason.

Keywords:   Kabbalah, myth, theosophy, mysticism, reason

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