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
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

Edited by Arie L. Molendijk and Peter Pels

This volume deals with the emergence of a scientific discourse on religion in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and North America. This process is examined in a broad academic context, among different disciplines, in terms of socio-historical developments.
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80
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004112391
Publication date: 
November 1998
€100,20
$121.20
€167,00
$202.00

Michael Houseman and Carlo Severi. Translated from the French by Michael Fineberg

This book proposes a novel approach to the analysis of ritual action. Founded upon an in-depth study of the transvestism naven ceremony of the Iatmul of Papua New Guinea, it focuses on the relational and interactive forms entailed by ritual performance.
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Volume: 
79
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004112209
Publication date: 
October 1998
€194,00
$235.00

Edited by A.I. Baumgarten, with J. Assmann and G.G. Stroumsa

These papers were delivered at the first international colloquium of the Jacob Taubes Minerva Center at Bar Ilan University. They investigate concepts of Self, Soul and Body across the religious traditions of the Mediterranean world, as well as in Africa and Asia.
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Volume: 
78
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004109438
Publication date: 
October 1998
€225,00
$271.00

Edited by Peter Schäfer and Mark Cohen

This collection on messianic expectations from biblical times to the present represents a fresh re-evaluation of a variety of religious, political and cultural phenomena. The focus is on Judaism, but aspects of messianism in Graeco-Roman, Christian, and Islamic worlds alongside modern political...
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Volume: 
77
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004110373
Publication date: 
October 1998
€225,00
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Edited by Peter Schäfer and Hans G. Kippenberg

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Volume: 
75
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004107779
Publication date: 
October 1997
€167,00
$202.00

Kirsti Evans

This contextual study of narrative reliefs depicting Hindu epics and puranas on specific South Indian Hoysaḷa temples provides a detailed exposition of narrative episodes paired with photographs, illustrating and reviewing the stories and exploring techniques of Indian visual narrative.
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Volume: 
74
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004105751
Publication date: 
October 1997
€138,00
$167.00

Edited by Thomas A. Idinopulos and Edward A. Yonan

This volume of essays is devoted to a careful examination of the importance of methodology in the study of primary religious data. The essays focus on the "Sacred" as an ultimate object of descriptive analysis and critical scrutiny on the part of a select number of North American and European...
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Volume: 
73
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004106239
Publication date: 
October 1996
€108,00
$131.00

Jonathan G. Katz

Based on Muhammad al-Zawâwî's extraordinary diary of 109 dream conversations with the Prophet Muhammad, this study provides an intimate view of 15th-century North African sufism and Muslim society.
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Volume: 
71
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004105997
Publication date: 
July 1996
€138,00
$167.00

Guy G. Stroumsa

This book investigates the problem of esoteric traditions in early Christianity, their origin and their transformation in Patristic hermeneutics, in the West as well as in the East. It argues that these traditions eventually formed the basis of nascent Christian mysticism in Late Antiquity....
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Volume: 
70
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004136359
Publication date: 
May 2005
€61,00
$74.00

Guy G. Stroumsa

This book investigates the problem of esoteric traditions in early Christianity, their origin and their transformation in Patristic hermeneutics, in the West as well as in the East. It argues that these traditions eventually formed the basis of nascent Christian mysticism in Late Antiquity....
Series: 
Volume: 
70
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004105041
Publication date: 
May 1996
€108,00
$131.00

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