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Author Izmirlieva, Valentina.

Title All the names of the Lord [electronic resource] : lists, mysticism, and magic / Valentina Izmirlieva.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 238 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies of the Harriman Institute
Studies of the Harriman Institute.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index.
Contents The claim of theology : "nameless and of every name" -- The divine names and Dionysius the areopagite -- Myth and mystification -- The exegetes -- The translators -- Disputed authorship and indisputable authority -- Back to the sources -- The Bible and the name -- The trouble with logos -- The two roads, or the nature of divine names -- The synthesis of Dionysius -- The Dionysian vision -- The theological project -- United differentiations -- A hierarchy of names -- Nameless and of every name -- Theory and practice -- Biblical exegesis -- The proper name of God is a list -- Listing the names of God -- A magical alternative : the 72 names of God -- How many are the names of God? -- The number of God's names -- The larger context -- The synonymy of 72 and 70 -- A body of 72 parts and the 72 diseases -- An apostle for every nation -- The division of the languages at Babel -- The Septuagint -- The 72 Disciples of Christ -- The ideal quorum -- The peculiar codex Jerusalem 22 -- The facts -- A kabbalistic hypothesis -- The Balkan context -- Three possible kabbalistic indices -- The emphasis on 72 -- Kabbalah and the world of 72 parts -- Christian culture and the 72 names -- Kabbalah in Christian garb -- The Christian amulet east and west -- Printing and the career of the slavonic text -- The miscellany for travelers and the remaking of the text -- The spectacular aftermath -- Building textual affinities -- Commercial success -- The Abagar of Philip Stanislavov.
Summary The Christian God has at once all names and no name. To explore this conflict, the author here examines two lists of God's names - one from 'The Divine Names', the classic treaty by Pseudo-Dionysus, and the other from 'The 72 Names of the Lord' an amulet whose history binds together the Kabbalah and Christianity.
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Subject God (Christianity) -- Name.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Izmirlieva, Valentina. All the names of the Lord. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008 9780226388700 0226388700 (DLC) 2007044616 (OCoLC)176979666
ISBN 9780226388724 (electronic bk.)
0226388727 (electronic bk.)
9780226388700 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226388700 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786611957209