The parallel notions of “sonship” in Christian thought reverberate in many places. The mediating role of the son is explored. The theological fluidity and flexibility found in the medieval period generated multiple streams of thought free of rabbinic strictures. While Judaism rejected the Christian version of “sonship” it left open the possibility of other forms of “sonship.”
Ben will be of interest to serious scholars of Jewish mysticism, theologians, and perhaps philosophers of religion. The goal of this book was to survey structures of sonship of God in many different layers of Jewish mystical literature. What emerged is that there is no single understanding of this notion in Jewish mysticism or Judaism. The journey to that conclusion is both fascinating and enlightening.