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Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Rapoport-Albert, A. Rapoport-Albert, Ada.
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(2018)  | 9781906764821 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 424pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
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Coming in January 2018
Ada Rapoport-Albert has been a key player in the profound transformation of thehistory of hasidism that has taken shape since the 1970s. She has never lackedthe courage to question conventional wisdom, but neither has she overturned itlightly. The essays in this volume show the erudition and creativity...

Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor? : The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London.

Oron, Michal.
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(2018)  | 9781904113034 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book
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Shmuel Falk, the enigmatic, miracle-working Jewish figure known as the Ba’al Shem of London, has piqued the curiosity of students of Jewish history for generations. Interest in the man was aroused by the rumours of his dealings with European aristocrats, his encounters with famous characters like Giovanni...

Damning words : the life and religious times of h. l. mencken.

Hart, D. G.
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(2017)  | 9780802873446 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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Features the surprising relationship to Christianity of an outspoken, famous agnostic H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) was a reporter, literary critic, editor, author -- and a famous American agnostic in the twentieth century. From his role in the Scopes Trial to his advocacy of science and reason in public...

Dead Sea: New Discoveries in the Cave of Letters

Freund, Richard A. Jol, H. M. Savage, Carl E. , Freund, Richard A. Jol, Harry M. Reeder, Philip. Savage, Carl E.
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(2017)  | 9781433134272 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 11/12/2017
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Dead Sea: New Discoveries in the Cave of Letters is a multidisciplinary study ofthe Cave of Letters in the Nahal Hever of the Judean desert, a site reputed forhaving contained the most important finds evidencing the Bar Kokhba revolt,including the cache of bronzes found buried there and the papers of...

Isl?m and the People of the Book, Volumes 1-3: Critical Studies on the Covenants of The Prophet

Morrow, Andrew John. , Andrew Morrow, John.
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(2017)  | 9781527503199 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Islam and the People of the Book features three dozen scholarly studies on the treaties that the Prophet Muhammad concluded with Jewish, Samaritan, Christian, and Zoroastrian communities, along with translations of Six Covenants of the Prophet in over a dozen languages. The combined effort of over forty-five...

The Historical Enigma of the Snake Woman from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Giallongo, Angela.
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(2017)  | 9781527503052 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 295pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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This book provides an exploration of the historical conditions that gradually defined subordinating symbols and conflictual values in social relations between the sexes. It reveals how snakes and the gelid eyes of Medusa—the archetypical snake-woman—have reverberated across the visual arts and written...

Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi

Taneja, Anand Vivek.
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(2017)  | 9781503601796 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 336pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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In the ruins of a medieval palace in Delhi, a unique phenomenon occurs: Indiansof all castes and creeds meet to socialize and ask the spirits for help. Thespirits they entreat are Islamic jinns, and they write out requests as ifpetitioning the state. At a time when a Hindu right wing government in India...

Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi

Taneja, Anand Vivek.
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(2017)  | 9781503603936 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 336pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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In the ruins of a medieval palace in Delhi, a unique phenomenon occurs: Indiansof all castes and creeds meet to socialize and ask the spirits for help. Thespirits they entreat are Islamic jinns, and they write out requests as ifpetitioning the state. At a time when a Hindu right wing government in India...

Takfir in Islamic Thought

TIMANI, Hussam S.
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(2017)  | 9780739194256 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 124pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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This book provides an overview of the theological views on takfīr in classicaland medieval Islamic thought, explores the Islamic context of the concept, andconsiders the following questions: In what context does the term appear in theQur’ān and ḥadīths (the sayings of the Prophet Muḥammad)?...

Sri Chaitanya’s Life and Teachings: The Golden Avatara of Divine Love

Rosen, Steven.
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(2017)  | 9781498558334 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Tucked away in ancient Sanskrit and Bengali texts is a secret teaching, ablissful devotional (bhakti) tradition that involves sacred congregationalchanting (kīrtana), mindfulness practices (japa, smaraṇam), and the deepeningof one’s relationship with God (rasa). Brought to the world’s stage by...

Major Issues in Islam: The Challenges Within and Without

SINDIMA, Harvey J.
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(2017)  | 9780761870166 | Hamilton Books | pbk. | book | 516pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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This book explores matters that have negatively affected the public image andled to distorted depictions of Islam from the late nineteenth century to thepresent. The areas of uneasiness and debate among Muslims and non-Muslims alikeinclude Islamic values and identity in the post-caliphate era, aftercolonialism,...

Models of Leadership in the Adab Narratives of Joseph, David, and Solomon: Lament for the Sacred

Helewa, Sami.
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(2017)  | 9781498552660 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 234pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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Sami Helewa’s book opens anew the Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʾ (Tales of theProphets) in terms of the leadership of ancient prophets in a Muslim context offriendship and enmity in the narrative detail of the prophets Joseph, David, andSolomon. Although the Qiṣaṣ genre is not court-based, advice literature,these...

Being Hindu: Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World

SENGUPTA, Hindol.
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(2017)  | 9781442267459 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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There are more than one billion Hindus in the world, but for those who don’tpractice the faith, very little seems to be understood about it. Followers havenot only built and sustained the world’s largest democracy but have alsosustained one of the greatest philosophical streams in the world for...

Reasoning with god : reclaiming.

FADL, Khaled Abou El.
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(2017)  | 9780742552333 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 556pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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From laws against the implementation of Shari'ah in the United States to anger about the role of Shari'ah in Egypt's new constitution, many people are confused about the meaning of Shari'ah in Islam and its role in the world today. In Reasoning with God, renowned Islamic scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl...

Shakti's New Voice: Guru Devotion in a Woman-Led Spiritual Movement

RUDERT, Angela.
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(2017)  | 9781498547543 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 21/11/2017
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Shakti’s New Voice is the first comprehensive study of Anandmurti Gurumaa, awidely popular contemporary female guru from north India known for offeringspiritual teachings and music on satellite television and the Internet. Based onextensive ethnographic fieldwork and religious-historical research—as...

Framing sukkot : tradition and transformation in jewish vernacular architecture.

Berlinger, Gabrielle Anna.
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(2017)  | 9780253031815 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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The sukkah, the symbolic ritual home built during the annual Jewish holiday ofSukkot, commemorates the temporary structures that sheltered the Israelites asthey journeyed across the desert after the exodus from Egypt. Despite the simpleBiblical prescription for its design, the remarkable variety of...

Sikhism: "

Grewal, Harjreet. Mandair, Arvind. Singh Mandair, Arvind-Pal.
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(2017)  | 9789402408454 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 477pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This volume describes Sikhism, the youngest member of the Indic religious traditions. It looks at the striking features of this tradition and describes its birth in the fifteenth century and its continual evolution between the sixteenth and late twentieth centuries into an independent formation often...

 

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