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
E-ISBN: 
9789004254947
Publication Date: 
July 2014
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Hardback
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xii, 631 pp., index
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0169-8834
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147

Horst Junginger

Addressing the European study of religion in the interwar-period, these proceedings tackle one of the most problematic epochs of its history. The commonplace that understanding the present requires learning from the past is particularly true, as this case well illustrates.
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Volume: 
117
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004163263
E-ISBN: 
9789047423065
Publication date: 
November 2007
€181,00
$218.00

Marianne Schleicher

This book — the first scholarly work on all thirteen tales in Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav’s Sippurey Ma’asiyot — draws upon the concept of “intertextuality” to explain how Nahman defines his theology of redemption and encourages an appropriation of his religious world-view.
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Volume: 
116
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004158900
E-ISBN: 
9789047420170
Publication date: 
May 2007
€216,00
$261.00

Edited by Ute Hüsken

This volume investigates the implications of breaking ritual rules, of failed performances and of the extinction of ritual systems. The essays thus break new ground in the comparative analysis of rituals and introduce new perspectives to ritual studies.
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Volume: 
115
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004158115
E-ISBN: 
9789047419884
Publication date: 
April 2007
€148,00
$177.00

Jens Kreinath, Jan Snoek and Michael Stausberg

Volume two of Theorizing Rituals mainly consists of an annotated bibliography of more than 400 items covering those books, edited volumes and essays that are considered most relevant for the field of ritual theory.
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Volume: 
114/2
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004153431
E-ISBN: 
9789047421825
Publication date: 
September 2007
€188,00
$228.00

Edited by Jens Kreinath, Jan Snoek and Michael Stausberg

Volume one of Theorizing Rituals assembles 34 leading scholars from various countries and disciplines working within this field.
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Volume: 
114/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004153424
Publication date: 
October 2006
€229,00
$276.00
Series: 
Volume: 
113
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004152670
Publication date: 
October 2006
€121,00
$145.00

Edited by Karin Finsterbusch, Armin Lange and K. F. Diethard Römheld in association with Lance Lazar

The present volume asks to which extent ancient practices and traditions of human sacrifice are reflected in medieval and modern Judeo-Christian times and also includes contributions concerned with the Ancient Near East and Ancient Greece.
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Volume: 
112
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004150850
Publication date: 
October 2006
€174,00
$210.00

Maria Leppäkari

Private and public endtime representations of Jerusalem provide meaningful models for interpreting the religious past, present and future. This thought-provoking book examines the role of Jerusalem as a symbol in endtime belief.
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Volume: 
111
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004149151
Publication date: 
February 2006
€154,00
$186.00

Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

This collection of original essays on Yoga in honour of Professor Gerald James Larson provides fascinating new insights into the yoga traditions of India as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts.
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Volume: 
110
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004147577
Publication date: 
October 2005
€225,00
$271.00

Edited by Johannes A. Smit and P. Pratap Kumar

This collection of essays in honour of Gerhardus Cornelis (Pippin) Oosthuizen, provides perspectives on current research in Religion and Southern Africa. It includes essays on Indigenous and Diaspora Religions and Religious Literature Hermeneutics.
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Volume: 
109
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004143845
Publication date: 
March 2006
€126,00
$152.00

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