Study of medieval Jewish Messianism, analysing the two main messianic approaches, Apocalypticism and Naturalism. The author traces the tension between these two schools of thought through different periods of history and concludes that, at the time of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, Apocalypticism had the upper hand.
Danacode:   110-20313 ISBN:  978-965-226-604-0 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   312 Weight:   450 gr Dimensions:  15X22 cm Publication Date:   01/2005 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
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