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The Resource Gender, Kabbalah and the Reformation : the mystical theology of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581), by Yvonne Petry

Gender, Kabbalah and the Reformation : the mystical theology of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581), by Yvonne Petry

Label
Gender, Kabbalah and the Reformation : the mystical theology of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581)
Title
Gender, Kabbalah and the Reformation
Title remainder
the mystical theology of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581)
Statement of responsibility
by Yvonne Petry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study examines one of the most unusual figures of the sixteenth century, Guillaume Postel, who believed that a female messiah had arrived on earth who would usher in a new age of political and religious harmony. He grounded this prophecy in the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition, and relied extensively on its use of gender symbolism. Postel has often been viewed as a marginal figure whose unconventional views preclude comparison with his contemporaries. However, this study suggests that Postel used his prophecy to participate in two arenas: Reformation controversy and the querelle des femmes or debate about women. His thought has relevance not only for an understanding of Renaissance Kabbalah, but for Reformation history and for early modern gender studies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petry, Yvonne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in medieval and Reformation thought
Series volume
98
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postel, Guillaume
  • Postel, Guillaume
  • Postel, Guillaume
Label
Gender, Kabbalah and the Reformation : the mystical theology of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581), by Yvonne Petry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • History, prophecy and mysticism.
  • p. 5
  • Ch. 2.
  • formation of Postel's theology.
  • p. 25
  • Ch. 3.
  • Postel on gender, politics and the French monarchy.
  • p. 51
  • Ch. 4.
  • Postel and Renaissance Kabbalah.
  • p. 71
  • Ch. 5.
  • Mother Joanna, Joan of Arc and the Virgin Mary.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 6.
  • Body, soul and the sacraments.
  • p. 117
  • Ch. 7.
  • Postel and the Querrelle des Femmes.
  • p. 131
  • Ch. 8.
  • Gender and the Reformation.
  • p. 151
Control code
141758414
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
191p.
Isbn
9789004138018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9789004138018
Label
Gender, Kabbalah and the Reformation : the mystical theology of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581), by Yvonne Petry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • History, prophecy and mysticism.
  • p. 5
  • Ch. 2.
  • formation of Postel's theology.
  • p. 25
  • Ch. 3.
  • Postel on gender, politics and the French monarchy.
  • p. 51
  • Ch. 4.
  • Postel and Renaissance Kabbalah.
  • p. 71
  • Ch. 5.
  • Mother Joanna, Joan of Arc and the Virgin Mary.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 6.
  • Body, soul and the sacraments.
  • p. 117
  • Ch. 7.
  • Postel and the Querrelle des Femmes.
  • p. 131
  • Ch. 8.
  • Gender and the Reformation.
  • p. 151
Control code
141758414
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
191p.
Isbn
9789004138018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9789004138018

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