RS 213 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 012171 – Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism

This course will survey the roots, history, and symbolism of the Jewish mystical tradition known as Kabbalah. Students will be introduced to the major texts, charismatic mystical masters, and schools of Kabbalah, beginning with the ancient Rabbis through to contemporary exponents such as Hasidim and messianic groups. Particular attention will be focused on the Zohar (Book of Splendour) and popular appeals to the mystical tradition. [Note: Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. This course fulfills an Area 1B requirement for Religious Studies majors.] Antireq: RS 240 taken prior to Fall 2008(Cross-listed with JS 211)

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