0

Wikipedia says practical kabbalah is permitted white magic within Judaism. I know of the Old Testament injunctions against various types of sorcery, divination, etc., so this is quite a surprise to me. Is there a Christian practice that corresponds to this one?

1
  • 1
    Does transubstantiation count? :P
    – curiousdannii
    Jul 22 '15 at 22:16
0

Esoteric Christianity historically taught "theurgy" or divine magic. Modern practitioners incorporate "Eastern" or "New Age" beliefs such as like reincarnation, inner energy, magic, astrology, etc. I would say it shares a lot in common with Kabbalah.

2
  • Although I do not know any practitioners of esoteric christianity or practical kabbalah, it seems like esoteric christianity would be pretty widely rejected while practical kabbalah was accepted. I may certainly be incorrect so I'll accept this in a few days if no one else chimes in.
    – sirdank
    Jul 23 '15 at 12:50
  • 1
    @sirdank While I agree few traditional Christians would accept Esoteric beliefs as valid Christianity, I don't think very may Orthodox Jews would accept Kabbalah as having any validity within Judaism either. If the question is does any mainstream Christian group accept magic, the answer is "no"; if the question is does any vaguely Christian group accept it, then I'd say the Esoterics qualify.
    – ThaddeusB
    Jul 23 '15 at 15:03

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.