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Tormented master [electronic resource] : a life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav / Arthur Green.

Author/Creator:
Green, Arthur, 1941-
Publication:
University : University of Alabama Press, c1979.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (406 p.)
Series:
Judaic studies series (Unnumbered)
Judaic studies series
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Subjects:
Rabbis -- Poland -- Biography.
Hasidim -- Poland -- Biography.
Naḥman, of Bratslav, 1772-1811.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"If Hasidism begins in the life-enhancing spirituality of the Baal Shem Tov, it concludes in the tortuous, elitist and utterly fascinating career of Nahman of Bratslav (1722-1810) whose biography and teaching Arthur Green has set forth in his comprehensive, moving, and subtle study, Tormented Master. "Arthur Green has managed to lead us through the thickets of the Bratslaver discourse with a grace and facility thus far unequaled in the English language literature on Hasidism. Tormented Master is a model of clarity and percipience, balancing aw
Contents:
Contents; Introduction; 1. Childhood and Early Years: 1772-1798; 2. Nahman's Journey to the Land of Israel; 3. Conflict and Growth; 4. Bratslav: Disciples and Master; 5. Messianic Strivings; 6. Nahman's Final Years; Appendix: The Death of Rabbi Nahman; A Brief Chronology of Nahman's Life; Excursus I. Faith, Doubt, and Reason; Excursus II. The Tales; Note on Transliteration and Orthography; Abbreviations Used in Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-388) and index.
ISBN:
0-8173-8447-2
OCLC:
650024753