Iconic Visualization and the Imaginal Body of God: The Role of Intention in the Rabbinic Conception of Prayer

Elliot R. Wolfson

“Even though the rabbis clearly would not have articulated an incarnational theology of the kind affirmed by Christianity, they attempted… to keep alive the theophanic traditions attested in Scripture… Prayer is one of the key ways affirmed by the rabbis to access that body.”

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Originally published in Modern Theology 12 (1996): 137-162. Republished here with kind permission from the author.

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