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Absorbing PerfectionsKabbalah and Interpretation

Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this wide-ranging discussion of Kabbalah—from the mystical trends of medieval Judaism to modern Hasidism—this book considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and of the methods ... More

Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

'Abd al-Wahhab ibn Ahmad ibn 'Ali al-Sha'rani

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt. This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual ... More

Auden and Christianity

Auden and Christianity

Arthur Kirsch

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108149
eISBN:
9780300128659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

One of the twentieth century's most important poets, W. H. Auden stands as an eloquent example of an individual within whom thought and faith not only coexist but indeed nourish each other. This book ... More

Before ReligionA History of a Modern Concept

Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

Brent Nongbri

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154160
eISBN:
9780300154177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154160.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

For much of the past two centuries, religion has been understood as a universal phenomenon, a part of the “natural” human experience that is essentially the same across cultures and throughout ... More

Biblical TruthsThe Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Dale B. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical Truths addresses the question, How can a thinking person of the 21st century, who accepts the conclusions of modern science, historiography, and “facts,” continue to confess the traditional ... More

The Birth of Christian HistoryMemory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Eve-Marie Becker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the Gospel writings were first produced, Christian thinking was already cognizant of its relationship to ancient memorial cultures and history-writing traditions. Yet, little has been written ... More

Bishop von GalenGerman Catholicism and National Socialism

Bishop von Galen: German Catholicism and National Socialism

Beth A. Griech-Polelle

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092233
eISBN:
9780300131970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092233.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Clemens August Graf von Galen, Bishop of Münster from 1933 until his death in 1946, is renowned for his opposition to Nazism, most notably for his public preaching in 1941 against Hitler's euthanasia ... More

Chinese TheologyText and Context

Chinese Theology: Text and Context

Chloë Starr

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204216
eISBN:
9780300224931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204216.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chinese Theology explores theological writings from mainland China in their historical, social, and textual contexts. From the dialogues of sixteenth-century scholars to the revolutionary writings of ... More

The Chosen Will Become HerdsStudies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

The Chosen Will Become Herds: Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123944
eISBN:
9780300155044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123944.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The popularity of Kabbalah, a Jewish mystical movement at least 900 years old, has grown astonishingly within the context of the vast and ever-expanding social movement commonly referred to as the ... More

Christ ChildCultural Memories of a Young Jesus

Christ Child: Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus

Stephen J. Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300149456
eISBN:
9780300206609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christ Child is a book about Christian, Jewish, and Muslim memories of Jesus’ childhood. Its focus is the so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas, a collection of stories originally entitled “The ... More

Christians, Muslims and Jesus

Christians, Muslims and Jesus

Mona Siddiqui

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169706
eISBN:
9780300189261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169706.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Prophet or messiah, the figure of Jesus serves as both the bridge and the barrier between Christianity and Islam. This book takes the reader on a personal, theological journey exploring the ... More

Clerics of IslamReligious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Nabil Mouline

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Followers of Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam's Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide ... More

Critique of Religious Discourse

Critique of Religious Discourse

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300207125
eISBN:
9780300231458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

First published in Arabic in 1994, this book's controversial approach argued that conventional fundamentalist interpretations of the Quran and other Islamic religious texts are ahistorical and ... More

Divided SoulsConverts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Elisheva Carlebach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reevaluates the place of converts from Judaism in the narrative of Jewish history. Long considered beyond the pale of Jewish historiography, converts played a central role in shaping both ... More

Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Dennis R. MacDonald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This challenge to prevailing views of New Testament sources argues that the origins of passages in the book of Acts are to be found not in early Christian legends but in the epics of Homer. The book ... More

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300164343
eISBN:
9780300164954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300164343.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. This book presents a complete account of the formation ... More

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300182682
eISBN:
9780300184228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182682.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in the contemporary academy, has mainly been ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly on account of its ... More

From Christ to ConfuciusGerman Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950

From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950

Albert Monshan Wu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300217070
eISBN:
9780300225266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217070.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book examines how German Protestant and Catholic missionaries reconsidered their attitudes toward Confucianism and, more broadly, Chinese culture. In the 1860s, German missionaries attacked ... More

Herbert ButterfieldHistorian as Dissenter

Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter

C.T. McIntire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098075
eISBN:
9780300130089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Herbert Butterfield was an important British historian and religious thinker whose ideas, in particular his concept of a “Whig interpretation of history,” remain deeply influential. This biography ... More

Heretics and BelieversA History of the English Reformation

Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Peter Marshall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300170627
eISBN:
9780300226331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170627.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. This new history argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to ... More

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