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  1. Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism (SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions)
    Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism (SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions)
    Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism (SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions)
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  2. Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism (SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions)

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A fascinating discussion of the kabbalistic image of a nursing god, its historical context, and its theological implications.

One of Kabbalah’s most distinctive images of the feminine divine is that of a motherly, breastfeeding God. Suckling at My Mother’s Breasts traces this idea from its origins in ancient rabbinic literature through its flourishing in the medieval classic Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Splendor). Taking the position that kabbalistic images provide specific, detailed models for understanding the relationship between God and human beings, Ellen Davina Haskell connects divine nursing theology to Jewish ideals regarding motherhood, breastfeeding, and family life from medieval France and Spain, where Kabbalah originated. Haskell’s approach allows for a new evaluation of Kabbalah’s feminine divine, one centered on culture and context, rather than gender philosophy or psychoanalysis. As this work demonstrates, the image of the nursing divine is intended to cultivate a direct emotional response to God rooted in nurture, love, and reliance, rather than knowledge, sexuality, or authority.

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Country
USA
Author
Ellen Davina Haskell
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781438443805
ISBN
1438443803
Label
State University of New York Press
Manufacturer
State University of New York Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
204
PublicationDate
2013-07-02
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Studio
State University of New York Press
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The price for this book was seventy-five dollars. So, I was surprised at how few pages this book had when I received it. I carefully opened the covers and found that out of 193 pages, 14 pages are bibliography and four pages, index. With sixty-two pages of notes to the chapters, included all together at the end of the text, there are only a paltry 109 pages of actual textual content in the whole book. A very thin piece of writing considering the lengthy notes and bibliography. I wish the writer might have been able to integrate the extensive notes into the content of the text providing the reader a richer more thoughtful and complete picture of the documentary instead of having to keep turning to the 'notes' section to 'read more' about the chapter. At a glance, this book is thinly written and difficult to ascertain the value of the author's thesis because there are over one half as many pages of notes as text which I don't feel are as useful as if they had been... Read more
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