By Arthur Jeffery
Fabrics for the background of the textual content of the Qur’an. The Kitab al-Masahif of Ibn Abi Dawud including a suite of the variation readings from the codices of Ibn Mas`ud, Ubai, `Ali, Ibn `Abbas, Anas, Abu Musa and different early Qur’anic specialists which current a kind of textual content anterior to that of the canonical textual content of `Uthman
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91 CHAPTER 2 Toward the Origins of History of Religions: Christian Kabbalah as Inspiration and as Initiation Only the poet has re-integrated the world that in the rest disintegrates. —Rainier Maria Rilke THE MYTH OF REINTEGRATION The word esoterism, so often misused, refers to the unavoidable necessity of expressing the reintegration of the human being in symbols. —Henry Corbin . . the aim of every symbol: the reintegration of man into the All . . —Mircea Eliade “In my book Mitul Reintegr˘arii (The Myth of Reintegration) I traced the opposites that are found together in primitive rites, myths, and metaphysics.
This signiﬁcant commonality has not been studied as such. I set out to begin this work in the following pages. This page intentionally left blank Part I RELIGION AFTER RELIGION This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 1 Eranos and the “History of Religions” The historian of religions is in a better position than anyone else to promote the knowledge of symbols, his documents being at once more comprehensive and more coherent than those at the disposal of the psychologist or the literary critic; they are drawn from the very sources of symbolical thinking.
Which normally should have remained hidden, and access to them reserved only to initiates. . 73 The theorists of esoterism at Eranos, in any event, sought to perpetuate ancient secret teachings by publicly teaching those secrets today. Scholem acknowledged just how historically peculiar this must appear. The public character of the main works of the old Kabbalist literature is the most important warranty of its secret. For we do not see anything any more, and when are we addressed? No kabbalist work has been attacked because of its popularizing tendencies, because of the alleged betrayal of the secrets of the Torah as was the book Emek Ha-Melech by Jakob Elchanan Bacharach from Frankfurt on the Main, which was published in 1658.
Materials for the history of the text of the Qur’an by Arthur Jeffery