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  • Nile into Tiber: Egypt in the Roman Worldby

    BRILL 2006; US$ 226.00

    Egypt in the Roman world --- Studies on the meaning of Aegyptiaca Romana and the understanding of the cults of Isis in their local context. more...

  • Polemical Encountersby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00

    In its historical development from late antiquity to the present, western esotericism has repeatedly been the issue of polemical discourse. This volume engages the polemical structures that underlie esoteric identities and the controversy about esoteric currents in European history. more...

  • The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near Eastby

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of articles brings out the variety of local and regional patterns of worship in the Near East, and in this manner contributes to our quest for understanding the polytheistic cults of the region as a whole. more...

  • Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 1493-1541)by

    BRILL 2007; US$ 319.00

    The daunting writings of Paracelsus-the second largest 16th-century body of writings in German after Luther's-contributed to medicine, natural science, alchemy, philosophy, theology, and esoteric tradition. This volume provides a critical edition of essential writings from the authoritative 1589 Huser Paracelsus alongside new English translations... more...

  • The Alphabet of Natureby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    The Alphabet of Nature belongs to the debate over language that marked the transition from the pre-modern to the modern world. Involved were profound issues about the origin and nature of language that could lead authors like van Helmont to imprisonment and even death. more...

  • The Heads of Religious Housesby

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 92.00

    The continuation of The Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales 940?1216 (1972). more...

  • The Childhood of Jesusby Reidar Aasgaard

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 35.50

    The mid-second-century apocryphal infancy gospel, the Gospel of Thomas, which deals with the childhood of Jesus from age five to age twelve, has attained only limited interest from scholars. Much research into the story has also been seriously misguided - especially study of the story's origin, character, and setting. This book gives a fresh interpretation... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers)by Margery Post Abbott; Mary Ellen Chijioke; Pink Dandelion; Jr. John W. Oliver

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 99.99

    The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is small by anyone's definition, with only about 300,000 members worldwide, but its impact has been widely felt. Unlike other historical dictionaries, the authors present a series of worldwide essays on Quaker theology, history, and practice as well as the lives of individuals who have made this faith their... more...

  • Masters of Wisdomby Edward Abdill

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    A rigorous historical and philosophical examination of the controversial spiritual Masters who guided Madame H.P. Blavatsky in opening the world to Eastern and esoteric spirituality in the late nineteenth century.   In the late nineteenth century, Russian noblewoman and occult philosopher Madame H.P. Blavatsky enthralled the world with revelations... more...

  • Die Basilius-Übersetzung des Georg von Trapezunt in ihrem historischen Kontextby Christina Abenstein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    George of Trebizond (1396?1472/3) is among the most colorful figures of early Italian humanism. His translation of the dogmatic works of St. Basil the Great, commissioned by Cardinal Bessarion, should be seen not only in the context of the Unity Council of Ferrara-Florence but also in terms of its singular role in the Plato-Aristotle controversy... more...