Sefarad, Vol 78, No 1 (2018)

Un pasaje autobiográfico en prosa rimada en la obra La forma del mundo de Isaac ibn LaṬif


https://doi.org/10.3989/sefarad.018-001

Guadalupe González Diéguez
Institut d’études religieuses, Université de Montréal, Canadá
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0073-6080

Resumen


Este artículo analiza el pasaje autobiográfico en prosa rimada que constituye el capítulo quinto de la obra La forma del mundo, por el pensador judío del siglo XIII Isaac ibn Laṭif (ca. 1210-ca. 1280). En este pasaje, formulado en primera persona, el autor describe su búsqueda personal de iluminación entre expertos rabínicos tradicionales, aquellos que hoy día llamaríamos «cabalistas» (i.e., «los que han entrado en el jardín de las granadas»), y filósofos. Por último, el autor presenta su propia iluminación espiritual como una experiencia casi profética, resultado de su esfuerzo personal de exégesis sobre el texto bíblico.

Palabras clave


Prosa rimada hebrea; literatura hebrea medieval; cábala; literatura hispano-hebrea; filosofía judía medieval; siglo XIII

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