A considerable advent to the learn of early Jewish and Christian mysticism, this quantity examines significant elements of the magical culture inside of early Judaism and Christianity. this practice was once situated at the trust individual without delay, instantly, and earlier than dying can adventure the divine, both as a rapture adventure or one solicited by means of a specific praxis. The essays outline and examine the character and practices of mysticism because it emerges inside early Judaism and Christianity, spotting this emergence inside of a number of communal environments. better questions on the connection among hermeneutics and adventure, in addition to the connection among mysticism and apocalypticism also are mentioned, and a considerable bibliography of the sphere is supplied. The publication is the results of ten years of labor of the Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism unit of the Society of Biblical Literature.
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