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    This paper compares the doctrines of Plotinus, a 3rd century pagan Neoplatonic philosopher, and Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, an 18th century kabbalist, according to a set of standard philosophical and theological categories: cosmology, ontology, epistemology, teleology, theodicy, ethics, theurgy, providence, and aesthetics. Luzzatto's doctrines are further contrasted against the doctrines of the rabbinic tradition. Luzzatto's particular doctrines are traced through the Zoharic branch of Kabbalah …Read more