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Phallomorphic Exposure: Concealing Soteric Esotericism

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224180
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235377 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224180.003.0003
Phallomorphic Exposure:             Concealing Soteric Esotericism

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This chapter continues the discussion of gender construction in kabbalistic lore. It provides a more specific phallomorphic dimension to kabbalistic esotericism. It focuses on the rite of circumcision as the paradigmatic expression of the indispensable link between secrecy and sexuality.

Keywords: Kabbalah; sexuality; esotericism; circumcision; phenomenology; secrecy

Chapter.  17427 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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