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The Resource Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah : prophets, magicians, and rabbis, Karen Silvia De León-Jones

Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah : prophets, magicians, and rabbis, Karen Silvia De León-Jones

Label
Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah : prophets, magicians, and rabbis
Title
Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah
Title remainder
prophets, magicians, and rabbis
Statement of responsibility
Karen Silvia De León-Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this major new interpretation of the thought of the heretical philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), Karen de Leon-Jones depicts the influential thinker as mystic and Kabbalistic. She rejects the popular view of Bruno as Hermetic magus - a position initiated by Frances Yates and widely accepted by succeeding scholars. Bruno's interest in mysticism and the Kabbalah was not merely intellectual or satiric, de Leon-Jones contends: a close look at his study of the Kabbalah reveals him as a practicing believer. This book sets Bruno's thought in the context of the widespread interest in non-Christian religions in fifteenth- and sixteenth century Italy. His quest for an alternative model to the strict spirituality of post-Reformation churches, for a way to encompass both scientific and mystical views of the universe, led Bruno to the Kabbalah. De Leon-Jones argues that Bruno's dialogue Cabala del cavallo (Kabbalah of the pegasean horse) expressed his mystical, kabbalistic doctrine. For Bruno, the Kabbalah reconciled science with theology and provided a biblical support for theories such as metempsychosis that he wished to prove scientifically through atomic theory and physiognomy. Balancing his mystical Cabala dialogue with the Hermetic vein of his dialogue Spaccio della bestia trionfante and the Napoleonic emblems of De'li eroici furori, Bruno creates a solid syncretic trilogy, as well as a strikingly modern apology for scientific and philosophical debates still of interest today
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeLeón-Jones, Karen Silvia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale studies in hermeneutics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Cabala
  • Cábala
  • Cabala
  • Kabbala
  • Bruno, Giordano, (1548-1600)
  • Kabbale et christianisme
  • HISTORY / General
  • Magic
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Occultism
Label
Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah : prophets, magicians, and rabbis, Karen Silvia De León-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Ignoranza, Sofia, and Verita
  • 6.
  • Metempsychosis
  • 7.
  • The Ass, the Asino Cillenico, and the Cavallo Pegaseo
  • 8.
  • Rabbis, Hebrew Doctors, and the Symbol of the Ass
  • 9.
  • The Prophet Balaam and the Prophetic Ass
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Prophet Moses
  • 11.
  • The Prophet Solomon
  • 12.
  • The Prophetic Allegory
  • 13.
  • Prophets, Magicians, and Rabbis
  • Appendix 1.
  • The Actaeion Emblems from Eroici Furori
  • Nola, the Nolan, and the "Nolana Filosofia"
  • Appendix 2.
  • The Sun Emblems from Eroici Furori
  • Appendix 3.
  • The Emblems of the Nine Lovers from Eroici Furori
  • Appendix 4.
  • The Nine Orders of Blindness from Eroici Furori
  • 2.
  • Bruno's Kabbalistic System
  • 3.
  • The Sefirot
  • 4.
  • Hokhmah, Minerva, and Sofia-Sapienza
Control code
on1026493582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300239416
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2117jh1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1026493582
Label
Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah : prophets, magicians, and rabbis, Karen Silvia De León-Jones
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Ignoranza, Sofia, and Verita
  • 6.
  • Metempsychosis
  • 7.
  • The Ass, the Asino Cillenico, and the Cavallo Pegaseo
  • 8.
  • Rabbis, Hebrew Doctors, and the Symbol of the Ass
  • 9.
  • The Prophet Balaam and the Prophetic Ass
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Prophet Moses
  • 11.
  • The Prophet Solomon
  • 12.
  • The Prophetic Allegory
  • 13.
  • Prophets, Magicians, and Rabbis
  • Appendix 1.
  • The Actaeion Emblems from Eroici Furori
  • Nola, the Nolan, and the "Nolana Filosofia"
  • Appendix 2.
  • The Sun Emblems from Eroici Furori
  • Appendix 3.
  • The Emblems of the Nine Lovers from Eroici Furori
  • Appendix 4.
  • The Nine Orders of Blindness from Eroici Furori
  • 2.
  • Bruno's Kabbalistic System
  • 3.
  • The Sefirot
  • 4.
  • Hokhmah, Minerva, and Sofia-Sapienza
Control code
on1026493582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300239416
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2117jh1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1026493582

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