Sabbatianism

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Sabbatian +‎ -ism

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Sabbatianism (uncountable)

  1. (Judaism) A Jewish messianic movement of the 17th century, centred around Sabbatai Zevi (1626–1676).
    • 1971, Gershom Scholem, unknown translator, The Messianic Idea in Judaism and other Essays on Jewish Spirituality
      Sabbateanism is the matrix of every significant movement to have emerged in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, from Hasidism, to Reform Judaism, to the earliest Masonic circles and revolutionary idealism.