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  • The Complete Works of Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy?s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions... more...

  • Taoismby Russell Kirkland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 42.95

    This clear and reliable introduction to Taoism (also known as Daoism) brings a fresh dimension to a tradition that has found a natural place in Western society. Examining Taoist sacred texts together with current scholarship, it surveys Taoism's ancient roots, contemporary heritage and role in daily life. From Taoism's spiritual philosophy to its... more...

  • Oprahby Kathryn Lofton

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    "Today on Oprah ," intoned the TV announcer, and all over America viewers tuned in to learn, empathize, and celebrate. In this book, Kathryn Lofton investigates the Oprah phenomenon and finds in Winfrey?s empire?Harpo Productions, O Magazine , and her new television network?an uncanny reflection of religion in modern society. Lofton shows that when... more...

  • Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in Americaby Gurinder Singh Mann; Paul Numrich; Raymond Williams

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 8.99

    Introduction. 1. Buddhism Comes to America. 2. Buddhists Adapt and Explore. 3. Buddhism's Growth and Popularity. 4. Hindus Come to America. 5. Hindus at Home. 6. Hindu Temples. 7. The Sikh Identity. 8. Sikhs Come to America. 9. American Sikhism Evolves. Chronology. Further Reading. Index more...

  • Natural Law in the Spiritual Worldby Henry Drummond

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    The Scottish evangelical author writer Henry Drummond argues in Natural Law in the Spiritual World that the scientific principle of continuity extends beyond our physical world into the spiritual. After its publication in 1883, he became popular as serious readers found the common standing-ground they needed in Drummond's book. more...

  • The Holy Pibyby Robert Athlyi Rogers

    The Floating Press 1928; US$ 4.99

    In the 1920s, Robert Athlyi Rogers founded the Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly religion in the West Indies. He wrote The Holy Piby as a guiding text, seeing Ethiopians - in the classical meaning of all Africans - as God's chosen people, and he preached self-determination and self-reliance. The Holy Piby is a major source of influence to the... more...

  • Gerücht und Revolutionby Eric Selbin; Leandra Viola Rhoese

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 87.70

    Warum finden Revolutionen statt? Jahrzehnte der Forschung haben uns kaum weitergebracht, wenn es darum geht, wo, wann und in welchen Milieus sie vorkommen. In diesem bahnbrechenden Buch erläutert Eric Selbin, dass wir über die ökonomischen, politischen und sozialen Strukturen hinausblicken sollten ? auf die Gedanken und Gefühle der Menschen. Wir sollten... more...

  • The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religionby Bernhard Scheid; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese Middle Ages were a period when forms of secrecy dominated religious practice. This fascinating collection traces out the secret characteristics and practices in Japanese religion, as well as analyzing the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The essays in this impressive work refer to Esoteric Buddhism as the core of Japan?s... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tse; James Legge

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to... more...

  • Myths and Legends of Chinaby E. T. C. Werner

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 6.99

    From the author: My aim, after summarizing the sociology of the Chinese as a prerequisite to the understanding of their ideas and sentiments, and dealing as fully as possible, consistently with limitations of space (limitations which have necessitated the presentation of a very large and intricate topic in a highly compressed form), with the philosophy... more...