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Envisioning Eros: Poiesis and Heeding Silence

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/9780823224180.003.0006
Envisioning Eros: Poiesis and             Heeding Silence

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This chapter discusses Eros: the concept of the connection of marital love (or passionate love) with sexual desire and longing. It describes how Eros is envisioned in the kabbalah, and other portrayals of religious experience related with erotic symbolism. It focuses on the view of contemplative life, which is the imaginal envisioning of invisible forms and revelation of poetic secrets that were concealed.

Keywords: Eros; poiesis; Kabbalah; phenomenology; religion; philosophy; symbolism

Chapter.  19936 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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