The Problem of Disenchantment

Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse 1900 - 1939

by Egil Asprem (University of California, Santa Barbara)

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€205,00
$245.00
ISBN13: 
9789004251922
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9789004254947
Publication Date: 
July 2014
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Hardback
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xii, 631 pp., index
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0169-8834
Volume: 
147

Edited by Jitse Dijkstra, Justin Kroesen and Yme Kuiper

This volume in honour of Jan N. Bremmer consists of a variety of contributions offering a broad spectrum of original ideas and innovative approaches in the history of religions both past and present, thus reflecting the nature of the scholarship of Bremmer himself.
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127
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004180895
E-ISBN: 
9789004193659
Publication date: 
January 2010
€229,00
$276.00

Edited by Carole M. Cusack, University of Sydney and Christopher Hartney, University of Sydney.

A tribute to Garry Winston Trompf (b.1940) with critical discussion of his work in relation to the religions of Oceania, millenarianism, payback
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Volume: 
126
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004178809
E-ISBN: 
9789047441151
Publication date: 
November 2009
€153,00
$185.00

Adrian Konik, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

This book explores the potential interface between Foucaultian discourse analysis and the development of an indigenous rationale for the practice of contemporary Western Buddhism, along with the growing significance of such a rationale for ‘traditional’ Buddhism in an era dominated by...
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Volume: 
125
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004178755
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9789047441106
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September 2009
€111,00
$135.00

Alan Williams

The Qesse-ye Sanjan, previously misinterpreted and cast aside as a quasi-historical chronicle, is here rediscovered as a fully-formed religious composition that can tell us a great deal about Zoroastrian values in particular and the nature of religious self-representation in general.
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Volume: 
124
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004176980
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9789047430421
Publication date: 
September 2009
€108,00
$131.00

Edited by Mu-chou Poo

This volume addresses the idea of ghost in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Europe, India, and China. It proposes a multi-cultural apprach to construct a wider and complicated picture of the phenomenon of ghosts and spirits in human societies.
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Volume: 
123
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004171527
E-ISBN: 
9789047424840
Publication date: 
June 2009
€162,00
$196.00

Mírzá Habíbu'lláh Afnán. Translated and Annotated by Ahang Rabbani

This fascinating history – the first of its kind on the development of a local...
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Volume: 
122
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004170544
E-ISBN: 
9789047442349
Publication date: 
November 2008
€166,00
$201.00

Elisabetta Porcu

Focusing on one of the most influential religious traditions in Japan, Pure Land Buddhism, this book offers a survey of its impact on mainstream forms of art in modern and contemporary Japan
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Volume: 
121
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004164710
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9789047443056
Publication date: 
July 2008
€154,00
$186.00

Kimmo Ketola

This book offers a new account for the emergence of the Hare Krishna movement from the perspective of cognitive science of religion. It focuses especially on the charisma of its founder guru, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (1896-1997) through the writings of his disciples.
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Volume: 
120
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004166134
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9789047433262
Publication date: 
February 2008
€141,00
$169.00

Jørn Borup

Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism gives a new perspective on contemporary Japanese Zen Buddhism. Ideas, ritual practices, temples and interactions between the clergy, the laity and the institution are investigated as living representations of a unique and yet common Japanese religion.
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Volume: 
119
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004165571
E-ISBN: 
9789047433095
Publication date: 
February 2008
€154,00
$186.00

Smriti Srinivas

This book offers an account of the Sai Baba movement as a pathway for charting the varied cartographies, sensory formations, and cultural memories implicated in urbanization and globalization.It is based on ethnographic research carried out in India, Kenya, and the US.
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Volume: 
118
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004165434
E-ISBN: 
9789047433002
Publication date: 
February 2008
€166,00
$201.00

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