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
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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
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147

Albertina Nugteren

This study is focused on the interaction of material and symbolic values ascribed to sacred trees in India and expressed in 3,000 years of ritual practice. Point of departure is the contemporary trend of mining religious narratives in order to mobilise environmental awareness.
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Volume: 
108
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004146013
Publication date: 
September 2005
€225,00
$271.00

Randall Studstill

The book supports an ecumenical theory of mysticism through a comparative analysis of Tibetan Dzogchen and German mysticism. Using a systems model of consciousness as an interpretive framework, it shows how the distinct doctrines and practices of these two traditions function in parallal, equally...
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Volume: 
107
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004143197
Publication date: 
June 2005
€138,00
$167.00

Margit Warburg

This general monograph on the Baha’is and their religion places new emphasis on the sociology of contemporary Baha’i, including a thorough case study of a European Baha’i community and of the life at the Baha’i World Centre.
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Volume: 
106
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004143739
Publication date: 
October 2006
€254,00
$305.00
Series: 
Volume: 
105
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004143388
Publication date: 
April 2005
€138,00
$167.00

Edited by Moshe Sharon

Twelve comprehensive studies dedicated to messianism, millenniarism and eschatological thought in Judaism Christianity and Islam that underlies the birth of Hassidism, “Mormonism” and the Bahā’ī Faith introduced by the editor’s study of the underlying common source of this religious activity.
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Volume: 
104
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004139046
Publication date: 
August 2004
€138,00
$167.00

Edited by Slavica Jakelić and Lori Pearson

This volume brings together divergent voices in religious and theological studies for a conversation about the proper objects, methods, and goals for the study of religion in the twenty-first century.
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Volume: 
103
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004123175
Publication date: 
May 2004
€194,00
$235.00

Edited by Michael Stausberg

Rituals play a prominent role in Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religious traditions of mankind. In this book, scholars from a broad range of disciplines make the first ever collective effort to discuss Zoroastrian rituals in different historical contexts and geographical settings.
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Volume: 
102
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004131316
Publication date: 
December 2003
€225,00
$271.00

Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen and P. Pratap Kumar

This book explores the role of religion in a great number of the South Asian diaspora communities around the world and is unique in its emphasis on religious diversity, both across and within the religious traditions.
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Volume: 
101
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004124882
Publication date: 
November 2003
€225,00
$271.00

Andreas E. Buss

The book attempts to identify the uniqueness of the Russian-Orthodox religious tradition from a historical and comparative perspective and to contrast it with two of modern Western society's characteristics: its particular economic ethics and individualism.
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Volume: 
100
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004133242
Publication date: 
October 2003
€108,00
$131.00

Edited by Timothy Light and Brian C. Wilson

Prepared in honor of E. Thomas Lawson, the essays in Religion as a Human Capacity offer a broad range of cognitivist theoretical explorations of religion, as well as cutting-edge applications of cognitive and other contemporary theories to religious data.
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99
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004126763
Publication date: 
November 2003
€194,00
$235.00

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