23 FEBRUARY 2023 - Roundtable 'Between Philosophy and Mysticism: Henri and Mina Bergson and the Golden Dawn' | John Ó Maoilearca, Professor Critical and Historical Studies at Kingston University, London

This roundtable covers a fascinating yet little known moment in history. At the turn of the twentieth century, the brother and sister, Henri Bergson and Mina Bergson, were both living in Paris and working on seemingly very different but nonetheless complementary approaches to questions concerning the nature of matter, spirit, time, and memory. He was a leading professor within the French academy. She was a celebrated feminist and occultist, performing on theatre stages around Paris.

Eitan P. Fishbane
Mark Verman

Verman on Fishbane, 'The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar'

Eitan P. Fishbane. The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xiii + 520 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-994863-5

Reviewed by Mark Verman (Wright State University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Amir Engel
Jay Howard Geller

Geller on Engel, 'Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography'

Amir Engel. Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. xiv + 226 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-42863-5; ISBN 978-0-226-42877-2.

Reviewed by Jay Howard Geller (Case Western Reserve University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Nancy E. Van Deusen
Gabrielle Greenlee

Greenlee on Van Deusen, 'Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima'

Nancy E. Van Deusen. Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 280 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6989-9; $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6995-0.

Reviewed by Gabrielle Greenlee (University of California, Santa Cruz) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Richard H. Jones
Michael Miller

Miller on Jones, 'Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable'

Richard H. Jones. Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 438 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6119-9; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6118-2.

Reviewed by Michael Miller (Liverpool Hope University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

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