Morton Smith and Gershom Scholem, correspondence 1945-1982 /

The American historian of ancient religions, Morton Smith (1915-1991), studied with the great scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), when he was in Jerusalem during the Second World War. After the war, the two started a long, fascinating and at times intense correspondence that en...

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Main Author: Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982.

Other Authors: Smith, Morton, 1915-, Stroumsa, Guy G.

Format: eBook

Language: English

Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.

Series: Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture 9.
Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy E-Books Online, Collection 2008, ISBN: 9789004223080.

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Call Number: BM755.S295 A4 2008

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Summary:The American historian of ancient religions, Morton Smith (1915-1991), studied with the great scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), when he was in Jerusalem during the Second World War. After the war, the two started a long, fascinating and at times intense correspondence that ended only with Scholem's death. These letters, found in the Scholem archive in the National Library in Jerusalem, provide a rare perspective on the world and the approach of two leading historians of religion in the twentieth century. They also shed important new light upon Smith's discovery of a letter attributed to Clement of Alexandria referring to a secret Gospel of Mark.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-200) and index.
ISBN:9789047433767
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