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I. Philosophy of Religion – II. Jewish Kabbalah – III. Christian Kabbalah

I. Philosophy of Religion

Since c. 1200, Kabbalah has been the designation for Jewish mysticism (III, 2). According to the name, the term Kabbalah means “reception” or “tradition”: the reception of an orally transmitted, esoteric knowledge concerning the “secrets of Scripture” (rasin de oraita; sitre tora). The material that can be considered Kabbalah can be described in terms of (a) the…

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Kilcher, Andreas and Dan, Joseph, “Kabbalah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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