Category: Religion

  • Buddhist Art in India by Albert Grunwedel

    By Albert Grunwedel

    Проф. А. Грюнведелю принадлежит честь первой попытки дать систематический обзор одного из главных отделов индийского искусства – буддийского. Книга эта уже в первом издании обратила на себя внимание специалистов, и второе, несколько дополненное и исправленное издание, ещё больше укрепило за проф. Грюнведелем право считаться одним из лучших знатоков искусства Индии.

    Конечно, со времени выхода книги в ориенталистике уже наработан большой материал и опубликовано большое количество специализированных исследований по тем или иным отделам индийского искусства, получены новые данные археологии и т.д., и многие положения, отмеченные в исследовании А. Грюнведеля, могут уже считаться устаревшими и спорными. Однако, книга несомненно станет интересна всем, кто интересуется культурным наследием буддизма в Индии, как представляющая одну из значительных вех развития западной науки о Востоке.
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  • The "I Ching": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books) by Richard J. Smith

    By Richard J. Smith

    The I Ching originated in China as a divination guide greater than 3 thousand years in the past. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian vintage, and within the centuries that undefined, this paintings had a profound effect at the philosophy, faith, paintings, literature, politics, technological know-how, expertise, and medication of varied cultures all through East Asia. Jesuit missionaries introduced wisdom of the I Ching to Europe within the 17th century, and the yank counterculture embraced it within the Sixties. right here Richard Smith tells the extreme tale of the way this cryptic and as soon as vague booklet turned probably the most commonly learn and generally analyzed texts in all of worldwide literature.

    In this concise historical past, Smith lines the evolution of the I Ching in China and during the global, explaining its advanced constitution, its manifold makes use of in numerous cultures, and its enduring charm. He exhibits how the indigenous ideals and customs of Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Tibet "domesticated" the textual content, and he displays on even if this chinese language vintage should be in comparison to non secular books akin to the Bible or the Qur'an. Smith additionally seems to be at how the I Ching got here to be released in dozens of languages, supplying perception and concept to hundreds of thousands worldwide--including ardent admirers within the West comparable to Leibniz, Carl Jung, Philip okay. Dick, Allen Ginsberg, Hermann Hesse, Bob Dylan, Jorge Luis Borges, and that i. M. Pei. Smith deals an unprecedented biography of the main respected booklet in China's complete cultural culture, and he indicates us how this enigmatic old vintage has turn into a very international phenomenon.
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  • Engaging Deconstructive Theology by Ronald T. Michener

    By Ronald T. Michener

    ''Engaging Deconstructive Theology'' provides an evangelical procedure for theological dialog with postmodern thinkers. subject matters are thought of from Derrida, Foucault, Mark C. Taylor, Rorty, and Cupitt, constructing discussion from an open-minded evangelical viewpoint. Ron Michener attracts upon insights from radical postmodern inspiration and seeks to strengthen an apologetic method of the Christian religion that recognizes a mosaic of human assets together with event, literature, and the mind's eye.
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  • The Delphic Oracle: It's Responses and Operations, with a by Joseph Fontenrose

    By Joseph Fontenrose

    Joseph Fontenrose got down to realize what kind of responses have been quite spoken on the Oracle at Delphi. How was once an oracular consultation carried out and what occurred in it? This e-book is a important directory of direct and oblique resource fabric for every oracular reaction, supplying additional info in the direction of deeper learn. A necessary function of the publication is the appended catalogue (in English) of all surviving oracles from Delphi with complete information regarding every one.
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  • The History of the Qur'an (Texts and Studies on the Qur'an) by Theodor Noldeke

    By Theodor Noldeke

    This primary entire translation of Theodor Nöldekes The heritage of the Qurn bargains a foundational paintings of recent Quranic reviews to the English-speaking public. Nöldekes unique book, as revised and extended over approximately 3 quarters of a century through his scholarly successors, Friedrich Schwally, Gotthelf Bergsträsser and Otto Pretzl, continues to be an imperative source for any scholarly paintings at the textual content of the Qurn.
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  • Birth Annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near by Scott A Ashmon

    By Scott A Ashmon

    This can be the 1st booklet to do a longer comparative research of start annunciations within the Hebrew Bible and old close to japanese Mythology. This e-book takes a structural method of the Heberw bible and close to jap Mythology via compraring and contrasting a few of the kinds and features. start annunciations play a huge function in every one of those narratives and the writer claims that there's a textural overlap to be studied.
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