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Cabalists and Christians: Reflections on Cabala in Medieval and Renaissance Thought

  • Bernard McGinn
Part of the Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Idées / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 138)

Abstract

This endorsement of Cabala by St. John Fisher, a conservative and notably prudent man (he lost his head over only one issue), should give pause to those who would dismiss Christian Cabala as a phenomenon of little importance, an intellectual dead end.2 To demonstrate the importance of Cabala, however, would be the work of volumes rather than a brief essay.3 My intention here is to advance some tentative observations on what the phenomenon of Cabala has to tell us about Jewish-Christian relations in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Keywords

Sixteenth Century Twelfth Century Mystical Experience Opus Omnia Natural Magic 
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