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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
The two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazâlîan notions, developed a theory of divine love that can be traced back... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95
From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" ( Choice ). Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00
Visions were highly popular in the late Middle Ages, whether preached as vivid stories from the pulpit, illuminated in saint-filled manuscripts, or experienced during the breathless anticipation of a Mass or eerie darkness of a Yorkshire graveyard. This book explores five central dynamics of spirituality that the visions shaped and sustained. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Alexander Alexeieff Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures?thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 232.00
For the first time, this book presents the original Arabic texts of a ~Abd al-GhanA al-NAbulusAa (TM)s letters, along with selected translations and fresh insights into the culture of correspondence, postal history, and main theological debates in the early modern period of Islam. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North , The Wanderer tells the classic tales that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 'So the company of men led a careless life, All was well with them: until One began To encompass evil, an enemy from hell. Grendel they called this cruel spirit...' ... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North , Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 'So the company of men led a careless life, All was well with them: until One began To encompass evil, an enemy from hell. Grendel they called this cruel spirit...' J.R.R.... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1998; US$ 24.95
Essence has been combined with The Elixir of Enlightenment, a short introductory text directed toward students on the path who are frustrated by either the spiritual or psychological barriers that Western life can present. Discusses the values and shortcomings of spiritual training, and explores why an impasse may occur. Reveals how a precise understanding... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95
This study presents a psychological understanding of the prayer exercises of the mystics. It examines the spiritual unconscious, supporting its assertions with clinical evidence. The work asserts how contemplative prayer practices affect brain hemispheres by quieting the left brain and enabling the right brain to journey to the deepest part of consciousness. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
In despair at having no son to succeed him, the King of Turkey leaves his palace to live in seclusion. Soon after, however, he encounters four wandering dervishes - three princes and a rich merchant from Persia, Yemen and China - who have been guided to Turkey by a supernatural force that prophesied their meeting. The five men sit together in the dead... more...