Paradoxical Ascent to GD: The Kabbalistic Theosophy of Habad Hasidism

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This book is a study of the Habad Hasidism movement, an influential part of the Hasidic Movement, which originated in the eigteenth century. Habad was founded by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1813) who established a Hasidic community in Belorussia and who set forth the new Habad doctrine in a book entitled Tanya (Likutey Amarim). This doctrine expounded the mystical ideas underlying the quest for God. Its essential innovation lay in the formulation of a religious outlook which concentrated upon perceiving the divinity: ...

Paradoxical Ascent to GD: The Kabbalistic Theosophy of Habad Hasidism 1992, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791410462

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