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New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby jarkko » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:04 pm

Dominique was the first (as always) to find this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tangle-Matter- ... nard+cohen
Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen's Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond (New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism)
Hardcover – 31 Dec 2016
by Rabbi Aubrey Glazer (Author)
Hardcover £62.42
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Academic Studies Press (31 Dec. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1618115492

About the Author
Aubrey L. Glazer, Ph.D. (University of Toronto) is rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco. His latest books dedicated to exploring Jewish philosophy in different contexts: Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Cross the Divide (Academic Studies Press, 2013) and A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking: Critical Theory After Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought (Continuum, 2011) recently translated into Hebrew (Resling Press, 2015).
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Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby holydove » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:18 pm

This sounds quite interesting! Thank you for posting, Jarkko, & to Dominique for finding it.
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Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby lizzytysh » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:02 am

Mmmmmm... delicious! The writings on Leonard and his body of work continue to become more and more serious. What Leonard has worked for all his life.
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Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby glida » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:43 am

lizzytysh wrote:Mmmmmm... delicious! The writings on Leonard and his body of work continue to become more and more serious. What Leonard has worked for all his life.
Lizzy, I don't know if you remember me, but you shipped me a Holocaust memorial pin several years ago. I'm glad you're still on this forum.

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Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:17 am

Oh my G-d, I DO remember you, Fred !! So happy that you have re-appeared !! And thank you... I'm not here like I was, but I have never left. How are you !?! This book looks wonderful !!!
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Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby tomsakic » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:20 pm

Table Magazine has published Elliot R. Wolfson's afterword/postface (his analysis of Come Healing) to Aubrey Glazer's book, titled "The Wisdom of Brokenness in Leonard Cohen’s ‘Come Healing’ (Mourning the poet, the troubador, the rabbi)": http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-an ... me-healing
This postface will appear in Aubrey Glazer, Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond (Academic Studies Press, 2016). Printed with permission.
Some of you will remember E. Wolfson as the author of long scholar work “New Jerusalem Glowing: Songs and Poems of Leonard Cohen in a Kabbalistic Key”, which was published in Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts (15 (2006), pp. 103-153)
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Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby tomsakic » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:25 pm

Announcement and contents are avaiable at the publisher's site (still without front cover): http://www.academicstudiespress.com/for ... d?rq=cohen
Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond
82.00

Aubrey Glazer

Series: New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism
ISBN: 9781618115492 (hardcover)
Pages: approx. 300 pp.
Publication Date: December 2016

Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond analyzes the lyrical poetry of Leonard Cohen through a post-secular lens. The volume fuses sophisticated theory and popular culture with critical analysis that is lacking in most of the rock n’ roll biographies about Leonard Cohen. How does this mystical maestro’s songbook emerge to illuminate questions of meaning making in a post-secular context when correlated with thinkers like Charles Taylor, Edward S. Casey, Jurgen Habermas, Slavoj Žižek, Jeffrey Kripal and Harold Bloom along with others. Cohen’s mysticism is also analyzed in relationship to Kabbalah, Hasidism and Rinzai Buddhism. Tangle of Matter & Ghost presents a unique inter-disciplinary approach to Jewish philosophy and literary studies with wide appeal for diverse audiences and readership

Acknowledgements
Preface: Shaul Magid

Chapter 1: Prelude: New Skin for Post-Secular Philosophy of Circum/fession
Chapter 2: On Exile As Redemption in (Canadian) Jewish Mysticism
Chapter 3: From Darkness, A Love of All This: Seeking Sacred in Post-Secular Song
Chapter 4: Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Objective Spirit & Non-Dual Reality
Chapter 5: A Question of Pure Consciousness in the Priestly Blessing of Love
Chapter 6: Amen to American Agnosticism
Chapter 7: Nothing as Whole as a Broken Middle Matzah
Chapter 8: Falling with Our Angels, So Human
Chapter 9: “An Appetite for Something Like Religion”: Unbinding the Binding of Isaac, Jesus Christ & Joan of Arc through Zen
Chapter 10: Standing Where There Used to Be a Street: 9/11 Post-Secularism & Sacred Song
Chapter 11: Never Mind this Neuzeit, Here’s Kaddish: Between the Nameless & the Name
Chapter 12: Coda: A Philosophy of Post-Secular Song in Light of Piyyut as a Cultural Lens

Postface: Elliot R. Wolfson

Aubrey L. Glazer, Ph.D. (University of Toronto) is rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco. His latest books dedicated to exploring Jewish philosophy in different contexts: Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Cross the Divide (Academic Studies Press, 2013) and A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking: Critical Theory After Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought (Continuum, 2011) recently translated into Hebrew (Resling Press, 2015).
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Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby jarkko » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:24 pm

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New (academic) Book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Postby WiTS » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:50 pm

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Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond

by
Aubrey Glazer

Series: New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism
ISBN: 9781618115492 (hardcover)
Pages: 336 pp.
Publication Date: January 2017

$82.00

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Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond analyzes the lyrical poetry of Leonard Cohen through a post-secular lens. The volume fuses sophisticated theory and popular culture with critical analysis that is lacking in most of the rock n’ roll biographies about Leonard Cohen. How does this mystical maestro’s songbook emerge to illuminate questions of meaning making in a post-secular context when correlated with thinkers like Charles Taylor, Edward S. Casey, Jurgen Habermas, Slavoj Žižek, Jeffrey Kripal and Harold Bloom along with others. Cohen’s mysticism is also analyzed in relationship to Kabbalah, Hasidism and Rinzai Buddhism. Tangle of Matter & Ghost presents a unique inter-disciplinary approach to Jewish philosophy and literary studies with wide appeal for diverse audiences and readership.

Aubrey L. Glazer, Ph.D. (University of Toronto) is rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco. His latest books dedicated to exploring Jewish philosophy in different contexts: Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Cross the Divide (Academic Studies Press, 2013) and A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking: Critical Theory After Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought (Continuum, 2011) recently translated into Hebrew (Resling Press, 2015).


Praise
“In the first extended encounter with Leonard Cohen’s complex and demanding legacy since Cohen’s death Aubrey Glazer profoundly attunes us to the prophetic, mystical, and Jewish registers of Cohen’s voice and music that are normally an octave too high for our ears. This book reflects a rare combination of erudition and poetic sensitivity needed for the task to guide us along a musical scale ranging from Isaac on the altar to Jesus on the cross to Joan of Arc on the stake; from the medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides to a Hasidic Rebbe against the backdrop of Quebecois culture to the Zen master Roshi; and from the Zohar to Yiddish humour. Cohen’s passing leaves another crack in the world and Glazer’s study allows the light to come streaming through.”
— James A. Diamond, Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies, University of Waterloo

  • Acknowledgements
    Preface: Shaul Magid

    Chapter 1: Prelude: New Skin for Post-Secular Philosophy of Circum/fession
    Chapter 2: On Exile As Redemption in (Canadian) Jewish Mysticism
    Chapter 3: From Darkness, A Love of All This: Seeking Sacred in Post-Secular Song
    Chapter 4: Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Objective Spirit & Non-Dual Reality
    Chapter 5: A Question of Pure Consciousness in the Priestly Blessing of Love
    Chapter 6: Amen to American Agnosticism
    Chapter 7: Nothing as Whole as a Broken Middle Matzah
    Chapter 8: Falling with Our Angels, So Human
    Chapter 9: “An Appetite for Something Like Religion”: Unbinding the Binding of Isaac, Jesus Christ & Joan of Arc through Zen
    Chapter 10: Standing Where There Used to Be a Street: 9/11 Post-Secularism & Sacred Song
    Chapter 11: Never Mind this Neuzeit, Here’s Kaddish: Between the Nameless & the Name
    Chapter 12: Coda: A Philosophy of Post-Secular Song in Light of Piyyut as a Cultural Lens

    Postface: Elliot R. Wolfson
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