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Founding of the Circle’: Rudiments of Esse and Linguistic Creation in ‘The Book of Fountain of Wisdom’ and its Related Treatises

"תקון המעגל": יסודות ההויה והיצירה הלשונית בספר מעין החכמה ובחיבורים הקרובים אליו, מאת עודד פורת

Oded Porat

584 pages
Cherub Press
A Textual analysis and a philological examination, with an historic perspective, followed by phenomenological, linguistic and ideological perspectives, provides here the research of 'The book of fountain of wisdom', a most unique piece of early kabbalists in southern France by the early decades of the thirteenth century. This piece, regarded as a mystical guide or as a Jewish Sutra, is further examined as one of the prime sources of Iyyun literature, a corpus of anonymous texts that gains here its scholarly assessment. Further characterizations of Sefer Ma'ayan haHokhmah's unique binary-circular phenomenology, where opposites do not collide in each other but remain each on their own virtues, is applied to construct unique linguistic structures that allows the source, the stratum of linguistic signs and the stratum of performative language to work in a coordinated structure and to establish what is termed here, for the first time in the history of religious studies, as 'Positive Theology'. The binary-circular framework serves as an unified explanation for the phenomenological, textual, historical, linguistic and theological structures of this book and its relations with Iyyun literature and other early kabbalists. Uninsured shipments are sent at customer's risk. Other forms and pricing is available for insured shipping. Please do not use an Institute or university address as many packages are lost and regular shipping is not insured. Before ordering, please note the language of the book as described below in each entry as all sales are final. Prepayment Required. Payment must be made in US dollars by Credit Card of Check with Computer readable routing numbers drawn on a US bank. All sales are final and subject to the policy, terms and conditions set out by Bookmasters for Cherub Press. Shipments are not insured unless requested. Cherub Press is not responsible for any losses occurring in transit whether by postal services, or private carriers. Shipments are sent at customer's risk. All claims for damaged books must be reported to Bookmasters within 5 days of receipt of shipment at 1-800-247-6553. Customer must retain all original packaging. Other claims are not considered if made more than 60 days from date of order. שימו לב שמשלוחים בדואר ישראל לא כוללים ביטוח ואין ההוצאה אחרית על איבוד המשלוח על ידי דואר ממשלתי או פרטי. מומלץ לא למסור כתובת של מוסד (מכון או אוניברסיטה) משום שהרבה משלוחים אובדים בדרך זו והאחריות מוטלת רק על הקונה. כדאי לבחור במשלוח מבוטח בתעריף אחר. אין ההוצאה אחרית על משלוחים לא מבוטחים.
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