Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism (Littman Library of

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A discourse on the unity of G-d, exploring a number of theological motifs. By contrast. he reaches the opposite conclusion. the androcentrism of Kabbalah) or the excessive focus on (male) embodiment. Abrams admits that the kabbalistic texts do not present “equality between the sexes”. This looks very much like a mixture of Pythagorean theories of letters with medi�val astrological notions. "When the spirits and the souls come out of Eden [the Zohar, like all the Kabbalah, abundantly teaches the pre-existence of souls] they all possess a certain appearance which, later on, is reflected in the face" (Ibid. 73).

Pages: 364

Publisher: Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization (September 21, 2006)

ISBN: 190411329X

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