The founder of the Christian Kabbalah has become one of the most interesting representatives of the Renaissance, Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494). Christian Kabbalists seen in Kabbalah revelation by which to comprehend the mysteries of Pythagoras and Plato. With this Kabbalah, which existed until 18 century, is also related to the name of a Christian mystic Boehme. After work De Arte Cabalistica (The Art of Kabbalah") in 1517 by Christian mystic Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522), Pope Leo X recognized the value and usefulness of the Christian Kabbalah. In particular, Reuchlin showed the unity of God's name, a great love for God, arguing that the Messiah is referred to in Kabbalah – Jesus, though Jews and did not recognize him as the Messiah. His book has become fashionable among the aristocracy and clergy, as a form of occultism, without fear of accusations of witchcraft and heresy. The library's contemporary Pico della Mirandola, Pope Sixtus IV, There were many Kabbalistic works. Lurianic Kabbalah has spread to Poland and became the basis of the birth and development of Hasidism.
Many Christian scholars have been studying the Kabbalah, some of their ideas reflected in the doctrine of the Trinity. Popes did not see the contradictions between the Lurianic Kabbalah and Christianity. In contrast to the Lurianic books, the Talmud, Maimonides and other books by the Inquisition accused of slandering the Christians of heresy and burned inquisitors. Some historical sources say that by supporting the spread of Kabbalistic literature, the pope wanted to attract Jews to baptism! And they were not mistaken.