Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism

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This book deals with aspects of the gender imaging of God in a variety of medieval kabbalistic sources. It provides the key to understanding the phenomenological structures of mystical experience as well as the thematic correlation of esotericism and eroticism that is central to the kabbalah. The author examines the role of gender utilizing current feminist studies and cultural anthropology. He explores the themes of the feminization of the Torah, the correlation of circumcision and vision of God, the phallocentric ...

Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism 1995, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791424056

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Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism 1995, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791424063

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