Christian Kabbalah arose during the Renaissance due to Christian scholars' interest in the mysticism of Jewish Kabbalah, which they interpreted according to Christian theology.- Christian Kabbalah
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Italian Renaissance nobleman and philosopher.
He was the founder of the tradition of Christian Kabbalah, a key tenet of early modern Western esotericism.
Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult.
Hermetic Qabalah arose alongside and united with the Christian Cabalistic involvement in the European Renaissance, becoming variously Esoteric Christian, non-Christian, or anti-Christian across its different schools in the modern era.
Esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism.
The definition of Kabbalah varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later adaptations in Western esotericism (Christian Kabbalah and Hermetic Qabalah).
Fundamental archetype in many of the world's mythologies, religious, and philosophical traditions.
From the time of the Renaissance onwards, Jewish Kabbalah became incorporated as an important tradition in non-Jewish Western culture, first through its adoption by Christian Kabbalah, and continuing in Western esotericism occult Hermetic Qabalah.
Christian theosophy, also known as Boehmian theosophy and theosophy, refers to a range of positions within Christianity that focus on the attainment of direct, unmediated knowledge of the nature of divinity and the origin and purpose of the universe.
Faivre describes the "theosophic current" or theosophy as a single esoteric current among seven other esoteric currents in early modern Western thought (i.e., alchemy, astrology, Neo-Alexandrian Hermeticism, Christian Kabbalah, Paracelsism—that is, the studying of the "prognostications" of Paracelsus—philosophia occulta and Rosicrucianism).
Work by Thomas Browne challenging and refuting the "vulgar" or common errors and superstitions of his age.
The German Christian Cabalist Christian Knorr von Rosenroth translated the book into German in 1680.
English historian of the Renaissance, who wrote books on esoteric history.
In 1979, Yates published The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age, in which she discussed the place of the Christian Cabala during the Renaissance and its influence on Christian Neoplatonism.
Christian Knorr von Rosenroth ( 15/16 July 1636 – 4 May 1689) was a German Christian Hebraist and Christian Cabalist born at Alt-Raudten (today Stara Rudna) in Silesia.
Italian Friar Minor, philosopher, theologian and Orientalist.
Resolved to combat the Jews on their own ground, he turned the Cabbala against them, and sought to convince them that their own books yielded proof of the truth of the Christian religion, hence their opposition to it should be branded as obstinacy.
Term scholars use to categorise a wide range of loosely related ideas and movements that developed within Western society.
Pico della Mirandola's increased interest in Jewish kabbalah led to his development of a distinct form of Christian Kabbalah.