Public Lecture Yamamoto: An Introduction to Kabbalah: Marginality and Creativity
|When:||Th 25-09-2014 at 16:00|
|Where:||Court Room, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen|
Dr. Shinichi Yamamoto is a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His research focus is on Sabbateanism, a messianic and kabbalistic phenomenon in the 17th-18th century. His PhD dissertation (University of Tokyo, 2011) was devoted to "The Origin and Development of Sabbatean Antinomism." Sabbateanism is frequently characterized as a heresy of Judaism, but Dr. Yamamoto has been working on the elusive relationship between so-called heretical ideas and the believers' devotional attitude toward traditional practices.