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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ISBN13: 
9789004251922
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9789004254947
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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

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

Ivan Strenski

Strenski argues that public discourse about religious notions, like sacrifice, cannot be theological in our modern societies. Theological notions of sacrifice and theological approaches to it should be replaced by those like that developed by the Durkheimians because theological discourse cannot...
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98
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004135598
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November 2003
€138,00
$167.00

Edited by Sibylle Meyer

The essays in this volume, all written by friends and disciples of the renowned Egyptologist Jan Assmann, reflect his tremendous impact on the scholarly world and encompass a wealth of cultural and religious themes both within and beyond Ancient Egypt.
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Volume: 
97
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004132405
Publication date: 
March 2004
€167,00
$202.00

David Zeidan

This comparative study of Christian and Islamic fundamentalist discourses provides a better understanding of the comparative resurgence of religions by noting "family resemblances" and significant differences between them, building a better understanding of the variety and uniqueness of the...
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96
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004128774
Publication date: 
February 2003
€78,60
$95.40
€131,00
$159.00

Edited by Gerard Wiegers, in association with Jan Platvoet

This volume gathers essays written by seventeen specialists in the science of religions. It focuses on the social, cultural, institutional, and political contexts of the Study of Religions in resp. modern France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the USA, Turkey, Israel, Morocco, Saudi Arabia,...
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Volume: 
95
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004116658
Publication date: 
June 2002
€194,00
$235.00

Lourens P. van den Bosch

Friedrich Max Müller was one of the great scholars of the nineteenth century. His studies on the history and nature of religion were of great interest to both scholarly and more popular circles, and he was for a long time an influential figure in the cultural life of Victorian Britain. Therefore,...
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Volume: 
94
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004125056
Publication date: 
May 2002
€225,00
$271.00

Edited by Albert I. Baumgarten

The volume consists of collected papers from Taubes Minerva Center for Religious Anthropology conferences examining (1) the role of sacrifice in religious experience from a comparative perspective and (2) alternatives to sacrifice.
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Volume: 
93
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ISBN: 
9789004124837
Publication date: 
March 2002
€167,00
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Edited by Thomas A. Idinopulos and Brian C. Wilson

Reappraising Durkheim for the Study and Teaching of Religion Today brings together ten new essays in which noted sociologists, psychologists, phenomenologists, philosophers, and historians of religion grapple with the questions Durkheim raised and the solutions he proposed for the academic study...
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Volume: 
92
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004123397
Publication date: 
November 2001
€108,00
$131.00

Bradley J. Malkovsky

This book presents a thorough reexamination of the role of divine grace in Śaṃkara’s system and shows that Śaṃkara regarded grace as an essential component of the process leading to enlightenment and liberation. Śaṃkara’s indebtedness to earlier Vedāntins is also shown
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91
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ISBN: 
9789004120440
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April 2001
€225,00
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Olav Hammer

This volume deals with the transformation of unchurched religious creativity in the late modern West. It analyzes the ways in which the advance of science, globalization and individualism have fundamentally reshaped esoteric religious traditions, from theosophy to the New Age....
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90
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004120167
Publication date: 
December 2000
€252,00
$304.00

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