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Messianism, Mysticism and Magic

Sociological Analysis of Jewish Religious Movements

By (author) Stephen Sharot
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, United States
Published: 30th Jan 1982
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0807814911
ISBN-13: 9780807814918
Barcode No: 9780807814918
Synopsis
In this first sociological analysis of millenarian and mystical movements from the Middle Ages to the present, Sharot deals primarily with the Jewish masses. He describes religious currents in which hope focused on either a messiah who would bring redemption or on the means by which the individual could achieve mystical cleaving to God. Also discussed are Sabbatianism, Hasidism, Reform Judiasm, revolutionary socialism, Zionism, and the relationship between religion and magic.Originally published in 1982.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

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