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This detailed and authoritative account of the mystical Sabbatian movement which swept through Europe with devastating effect, also provides a major contribution to the general history of messianic movements and their theologies.
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David J. Halperin is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He trained in Semitic languages at Cornell University, in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, and in rabbinics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1977. From 1976 through 2000 he taught the history of Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was repeatedly recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching. He is the author of The Merkabah in Rabbinic Literature (1980), The Faces of the Chariot: Early Jewish Responses to Ezekiel's Vision (1988), Seeking Ezekiel: Text and Psychology (1993), and Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Selected Writings (2001).Language Notes:
Text: English, Hebrew (translation)
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Book Description Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization 1997-04, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0197100120. Seller Inventory # 714121