Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Chosen Will Become HerdsStudies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Garb

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300123944

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300123944.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 28 July 2021

The Concept of Power in National Mysticism

The Concept of Power in National Mysticism

(p.37) 3 The Concept of Power in National Mysticism
The Chosen Will Become Herds

Jonathan Garb

Yale University Press

This chapter attempts to clarify the concept of national mysticism by focusing on the place of “power” within it. It explains that power was one of the keywords of political and psychological culture in the twentieth century and this was backed by philosophers such as Nietzsche and Foucault, who explained that power relationships motivate contemporary people. The chapter argues that power is an important feature of twentieth-century Kabbalah and it is a part of the intensification of the national-political debate within it. The chapter further explains that twentieth-century Kabbalah has less to do with the divine, theurgical processes than with the terrestrial, human process.

Keywords:   power, Kabbalah, twentieth century, Nietzsche, Foucault, national-political debate, national mysticism

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.