Talk:Christian Kabbalah

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2008[edit]

Edited content on Kemper. --613kpiggy (talk) 17:55, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Finished Editing Kemper --613kpiggy (talk) 14:47, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Specific content which could be added[edit]

Some specific visual items of Christian Qabbalistic speculations could be added, such as the Pentagrammaton and the Tetraktys of letters of the Tetragrammaton adding up to 72 by Gematria... Also, I think the Christian Qabbalists used a form of the "Tree of Life" diagram with the inter-node links placed somewhat differently than in the version of the diagram most commonly used by Jews... AnonMoos (talk) 18:39, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Move page name to "Christian Cabala"[edit]

I think the page name should be moved-renamed to "Christian Cabala", as this has historically been the common European-Christian transliteration for Cabala-disambiguation page (hence Cabal denoting intrigue-suspicious secret group). Nowadays, the convention is generally to spell the Jewish tradition Kabbalah, the Christian tradition Cabala, and the Hermetic tradition Qabalah. See eg. KABBALAH? CABALA? QABALAH?. See also The Study of Christian Cabala in English opening and footnote 1. See also the book "Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years" where the author spells it Cabala. If no one else comments against this, I'll move the page name, after some time. Similarly, references in the article to Kabbalah should be changed to Cabala - the standard spelling for the Christian variety. April8 (talk) 20:15, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Okay, as long as by “references in the article to Kabbalah should be changed to Cabala” you only mean references to Christian Cabala (which I think you meant anyway). --217/83 23:11, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Background?[edit]

The article says:

Greek Neoplatonic documents came into Europe from Constantinople in the reign of Mehmet II. Neoplatonism had been prevalent in Christian Europe and had entered into Scholasticism since the translation of Greek and Hebrew texts in Spain in the 13th century. The Renaissance trend was a relatively short-lived phenomenon, ending by 1750.

Sorry, I don't understand it.

  1. Mehmet II lived in the 15th century. Neoplatonism was spread in Europe since the 13th century. So this is not chronologically?
  2. No explanation is given about what is the connection between neoplatonism and christian kabbala.

Mendelo (talk) 18:23, 9 August 2013 (UTC)