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Catholic Word of the Day: KABBALA, 06-05-13
CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-05-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 06/05/2013 8:53:53 AM PDT by Salvation

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KABBALA

A system of esoteric theosophy peculiar to Judaism in Europe after the twelfth century. When the Jews were expelled from Spain, they brought this belief to Palestine. According to the kabbalists, God, the Supreme, Endless, and Infinite One, manifests himself in ten potencies or sephiroths, which formed the first world creation, which in turn produced the second world; each world generating the next. The human was created by the sephiroth and his or her pre-existent soul returns to God through transmigration. The Messiah will be born at the end of time, and then the world will return to the Source, hell will end, and bliss will begin. To the kabbalist God is a conscious reaction to the God of Christianity. Human redemption, on kabbalist terms, is achieved through the rigid observance of the law. Kabbalism exerted a high moral influence on its members, many adherents, such as Riccio and Jacob Franck, later becoming Christians.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; heresy
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1 posted on 06/05/2013 8:53:53 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 06/05/2013 8:57:10 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Kabbala = “Madonna” = beyond worthless


3 posted on 06/05/2013 9:05:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Salvation

Sounds like a Jewish instantiation of the human taste for esoterica. Jewish gnosticism.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 9:27:51 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Kabbala = “Madonna” = beyond worthless

I think first I'd be asking a real kabbalist what they thought of The Material Girl Crone's version.

5 posted on 06/05/2013 9:29:53 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Salvation

Interesting, but too mystical. God is accessible to everyone.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 9:37:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Lee N. Field

hehe

Madonna is connected to the ‘Kabbalah Centre’ (British spelling) of the Bergs, amply revealed to be a scam and cult.

http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/285518/jewish/Kabbalah-and-Madonna.htm


7 posted on 06/05/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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