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The Serpent Kills or the Serpent Gives Life

The Kabbalist Abraham Abulafia’s Response to Christianity

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Representing a careful contextual study of the writings of the influential Jewish mystic Abraham Abulafia (1240 – c. 1291), this book demonstrates that an inner dynamic of attraction and revulsion toward Christianity shaped Abulafia’s mystical hermeneutic and meditative practice.

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