- Author:Norman Lamm
- Publisher:Ktav Pub Inc; First Edition edition (September 1, 1999)
- Pages:711 pages
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Norman Lamm is a first-rate scholar, and, like the other books I have seen by him, The Religious Thought of Hasidism exhibits a broad and deep understanding of the subject and Lamm's skill at expressing complex ideas clearly.
Norman Lamm is a first-rate scholar, and, like the other books I have seen by him, The Religious Thought of Hasidism exhibits a broad and deep understanding of the subject and Lamm's skill at expressing complex ideas clearly. 2 people found this helpful.
Let me say two things clearly and straight away: 1. This is really aimed at a literate Jewish studies/practice audience
Let me say two things clearly and straight away: 1. This is really aimed at a literate Jewish studies/practice audience. While my non-Jewish friends and followers on Goodreads might appreciate some of the book's philosophical discussions, it is deeply steeped in Jewish philosophy, Jewish law, Jewish practice, and assumes a somewhat developed Jewish lexicon (the glossary at the end is just for I just read this book for the second time.
On the contrary, Hasidism was seen as an anti-intellectual populist folk movement and even a break with the rabbinic tradition in some respects. Recommend this journal. Export citation Request permission.
Unrivaled in its scope Religious Thought is a veritable encyclopedia of hasidic religious thought, covering all of the major topics and major hasidic thinkers of the first three generations, with occasional forays into later currents. It can be used as either a text or a supplement in courses in Jewish thought or theology, or even general courses in mystical thought or modern religious movements.
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Lamm's collection opens the pages on a fascinating chapter in religious history and practice.
Faith and Doubt: Studies in Traditional Jewish Thought . Lamm, Norman (1972). Related Items in Google Scholar.
Sources and Studies in Kabbalah, Hasidism and Jewish Thought, vol. 4. New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1999. xlix, 711 pp. For half a century the Buber-Scholem debate over the essence of Hasidic teachings and literature defined the parameters of scholarly discussion of Ha-sidism. A new generation of scholars has taken the discussion of Hasidism in new and fruitful directions in recent years. This volume is a welcome addition to this growing body of literature.
In 2000 Lamm wrote The Shema: Spirituality and Law in Judaism for a general audience not familiar with Jewish theology; this work focused on how a proper understanding of Judaism would lead a practitioner to spirituality.
Unrivaled in its scope The Religious Thought of Hasidism is a veritable encyclopedia of Hasidic religious thought . wider intellectual and historical context of Jewish religious and mystical thought.
Unrivaled in its scope The Religious Thought of Hasidism is a veritable encyclopedia of Hasidic religious thought, covering the major themes of Hasidic theological discourse asenunciated by the seminal thinkers of the first three generations, with occasional selections from the later periods. It provides a detailed sketch of the historical background of the early Hasidic movement and charts its central ideas within the.