Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

1984

Publication Source

Renaissance Quarterly

Volume

37

Issue

3

Start Page

432

Last Page

435

DOI

10.2307/2860962

Abstract

The idea of transplanting into English De arte cabalistica of Johannes Reuchlin is, no doubt, an exciting one. Reuchlin's work, originally published in 1517, was one of the first Latin books on the Jewish kabbalah written by a Christian. Since the writing of De verbo mirifico some twenty years earlier, Reuchlin had made considerable progress in mastering kabbalistic sources and utlized his expanded knowledge to produce an informed and sympathetic elucidation of his subject.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 1984 by University of Chicago Press.

Comments

At the time of this publication, Dr. Ruderman was affiliated with Yale University, but he is now a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Date Posted: 02 August 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.