View your shopping cart.

Banner Message

 

Please note: We are working on getting our inventory accurately represented on our site while we are in our temporary location. There might be items that appear online that are not currently accesible to us to ship to you. If you order these items, you will be refunded and the rest of your order will ship. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Religion

DOES IT MATTER?

DOES IT MATTER?

By: Watts, Alan W
$10.36
$12.95
You Save:
$2.59
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
This series of essays represents philosopher Alan Watts's thinking on the confounding problems of our relation to our material environment.
DOMINICAN PENITENT WOMEN

DOMINICAN PENITENT WOMEN

$21.56
$26.95
You Save:
$5.39
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Dominican Penitent Women presents a fascinating overview of the spirituality, religious practices, and ways of life of medieval Italian women who belonged to the Dominican Order as lay members or penitents. Through selected texts, readers gain a fresh perspective on the institutional and spiritual foundations of Dominican lay life, but also an understanding of how these women refashioned Dominican ideals into practices that best responded to their individual and social means. Their way of life created an important alternative for women who sought religious perfection in the world. The first section consists of two penitent rules: the Ordinationes of Munio from the late 13th century and the formal penitent rule of the early 15th century, which show how penitents were to organize and live their lives. The second section is dedicated to hagiographic sources. The third section is made up of penitent women's religious writing. The texts translated here present an overview of Dominican women's literary production that complements the writings of Catherine of Siena, already available in English. While Dominican penitent women held an important position in medieval piety, aside from Catherine of Siena, their spirituality has not attracted much scholarly attention. As the first comprehensive introduction to medieval Dominican laywomen and Dominican penitent spirituality in English, this book makes a significant scholarly and spiritual contribution. +
DOUBTS & LOVES

DOUBTS & LOVES

By: Holloway, Richard
$11.20
$14.00
You Save:
$2.80
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Arguing that it is better to use Christianity as good poetry than as bad science, Holloway sets out to deconstruct its doctrines. His intention, however, "is positive; it is to craft from the Christian past a usable ethic for our own time, " and to invigorate an institution prone to preserve itself rather than the vision it carries.

The result is a timely and hugely important book: a heartfelt and passionately argued case for salvaging the challenge of Jesus by revealing the essence of his teachings and showing why they remain revolutionary, humane, and of massive spiritual importance.

Holloway revels in pluralism, making cultural, political, sociological, and philosophical connections, bringing together the work of poets, critics, political theorists, and philosophers, and offering spiritual hope to the millions around the world who feel that the church has lost its way.

DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER

DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER

By: Glassman, Bernie
$12.80
$16.00
You Save:
$3.20
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
The perfect gift for fans of The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges's "The Dude", and anyone who could use more Zen in their lives.

Zen Master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges's iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who are "simple and unassuming," and "so good that on account of them God lets the world go on." Jeff puts it another way. "The wonderful thing about the Dude is that he'd always rather hug it out than slug it out."

For more than a decade, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his Buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue and remarkable humanism in a book that reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.

DZOGCHEN: HEART ESSENCE OF THE GREAT PERFECTION

DZOGCHEN: HEART ESSENCE OF THE GREAT PERFECTION

By: Lama, Dalai
$17.56
$21.95
You Save:
$4.39
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Exploring the esoteric subject of Dzogchen, His Holiness offers insights into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation. He discusses both the philosophic foundations and the practices of this system--taking into account the approaches of various schools and teachers.

To these teachings, His Holiness brings all those qualities which are so uniquely his--the accumulated knowledge of years of study, his curiosity, humor, and compassion, and his seemingly infinite subtlety of mind. Paying tribute to the uniqueness of Dzogchen, His Holiness sets it within the wider spectrum of Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. He explains the essence of Dzogchen practice and addresses subjects such as why it is called "the pinnacle of all vehicles," what its special features are, and the crucial principles of the other Buddhist paths that a Dzogchen practitioner should know.

EARLY CHRISTIAN FATHERS

EARLY CHRISTIAN FATHERS

By: Richardson, Cyril
$13.60
$17.00
You Save:
$3.40
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Part of the Library of Christian Classics series, Early Christian Fathers is the best single-book introduction to the early church fathers, providing an enriching and informative introduction to first and second century Christian thought.

With a brief introduction and extensive notes also accompany each letter or work, making Early Christian Fathers a great study aid.

EARLY ISLAMIC MYSTICISM Sufi, Quran,Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings

EARLY ISLAMIC MYSTICISM Sufi, Quran,Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings

$23.96
$29.95
You Save:
$5.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
"In these critical times nothing could be more valuable for the West than a rediscovery of its true spiritual heritage: books which were once the treasures of people, now rare and little known." Seyyed Hossein Nasr Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings translated, edited and with an introduction by Michael A. Sells preface by Carl W. Ernst God is the light of the heavens and earth. The light like the light of a lamp in a niche The lamp enclosed in a cover of glass The glass like a glistening star Kindled from the oil of a blessed tree An olive not of the East not of the West Its oil glows forth nearly without the touch of fire... Qur'an 24:35 The first centuries of Islam saw the development of Sufism as one of the world's major mystical traditions. Although the later Sufi writings by mystics such as Rumi are known and available in translation, access to the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism has been far more limited. This volume opens with an essay on the place of spirituality within the Islamic tradition. Immediately following are the foundation texts of the pre-Sufi spirituality: the Qur'an passages most important to the mystical tradition; the accounts of Muhammad's heavenly ascent (Mi'raj); and the crucial work of early poets in setting a poetic sensibility for speaking of union with the divine beloved. The volume then presents the sayings attributed to the key early figures of Islamic spirituality: Ja'far as-Saddiq, the Sixth Imam of the Shi'ite Tradition; Rabi'a, the most famous woman saint of classical Islam; Muhasibi, the founder of Islamic moral psychology; Bistami, whose sayings on mystical union have generated fascination and controversy throughout the Islamic tradition; Tustari, a pioneer in the mystical interpretation of the Qur'an; Junayd, who helped place Sufi mysticism at the center of the Islamic tradition; Hallaj, famous for his ecstatic utterances and martyrdom; and Niffari, whose sayings are considered among the deepest mystical expressions within Islam. The sayings of these pioneers are embedded in the later stratum of analytical and synoptic writings of later Sufi thinkers: Sarraj; Sulami; Qushayri; and 'Attar. Extensive portions of these writers are translated into English for the first time. +
EAT SLEEP SIT: MY YEAR AT JAPAN'S MOST RIGOROUS ZEN TEMPLE

EAT SLEEP SIT: MY YEAR AT JAPAN'S MOST RIGOROUS ZEN TEMPLE

By: Nonomura, Kaoru
$13.56
$16.95
You Save:
$3.39
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
At the age of thirty, Kaoru Nonomura left his family, his girlfriend, and his job as a designer in Tokyo to undertake a year of ascetic training at Eiheiji, one of the most rigorous Zen training temples in Japan. This book is Nonomura's recollection of his experiences. He skillfully describes every aspect of training, including how to meditate, how to eat, how to wash, even how to use the toilet, in a way that is easy to understand no matter how familiar a reader is with Zen Buddhism. This first-person account also describes Nonomura's struggles in the face of beatings, hunger, exhaustion, fear, and loneliness, the comfort he draws from his friendships with the other trainees, and his quiet determination to give his life spiritual meaning.

After writing Eat Sleep Sit, Kaoru Nonomura returned to his normal life as a designer, but his book has maintained its popularity in Japan, selling more than 100,000 copies since its first printing in 1996. Beautifully written, and offering fascinating insight into a culture of hardships that few people could endure, this is a deeply personal story that will appeal to all those with an interest in Zen Buddhism, as well as to anyone seeking spiritual growth.

EBNER, MARGARET/MAJOR WORKS

EBNER, MARGARET/MAJOR WORKS

$14.36
$17.95
You Save:
$3.59
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
English-speaking Christians owe Paulist Press an enormous debt of gratitude for their continuing efforts to help us gain a deeper appreciation of our spiritual heritage. Spiritual Life Margaret Ebner: Major Works translated and edited by Leonard P. Hindsley introduced by Margot Schmidt and Leonard P. Hindsley preface by Richard Woods, O.P. The Name Jesus Christus-the Truth knows this well-blossoms within me during the season of Advent with especially sweet grace and I can do nothing except what is given me with Jesus and from Jesus and in Jesus. Margaret Ebner (1291-1351) With these words, Margaret Ebner concludes her Revelations, making a moving statement of Christ's mystical presence to her through repetition of the Holy Name. Margaret was a Dominican nun and mystic at the Monastery of Maria Medingen near Dillingen in Germany. Within the confines of the monastic enclosure she lived a deeply spiritual life of prayer that issued forth into mystical union with Christ. Renowned in her own time for her holiness, she was the center of the Friends of God-a group of deeply religious layfolk, priests and nuns at every level of society from Queen Agnes of Hungary to laysister at Medingen. Her letter exchange with her spiritual director and friend, Henry of Nordlingen, is said to be the oldest exchange of letters (in the modern sense) in the German language. Her Revelations record the events of her spiritual journey for over fifty years of her life and reveal her gradual growth in holiness and deeper conversion to Christ. This is the first translation of the entire Middle High German text of the Revelations into any modern language. Margot Schmidt and Leonard Hindsley have brought the age of Margaret Ebner to life by illuminating the historical and religious details of the late Middle Ages for the benefit of the modern reader. Through the translation and its introduction the hidden life of a remarkable and holy woman is made known to the modern world. Margaret lived in turbulent times in Church history and had to contend with matters of conscience when caught between the rival forces of Pope John XXII and the Emperor Louis the Bavarian. She teaches the centrality of a personal relationship to Jesus Christ by whose standards all is judged. She proclaims the confidence that the believer must have in Jesus Christ who is Truth, Goodness and Love. +
ECLIPSE OF GOD: STUDIES IN THE RELATION BETWEEN RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY

ECLIPSE OF GOD: STUDIES IN THE RELATION BETWEEN RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY

By: Buber, Martin
$19.96
$24.95
You Save:
$4.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info

Biblical in origin, the expression "eclipse of God" refers to the Jewish concept of hester panim, the act of God concealing his face as a way of punishing his disobedient subjects. Though this idea is deeply troubling for many people, in this book Martin Buber uses the expression hopefully--for a hiding God is also a God who can be found.

First published in 1952, Eclipse of God is a collection of nine essays concerning the relationship between religion and philosophy. The book features Buber's critique of the thematically interconnected--yet diverse--perspectives of Soren Kierkegaard, Hermann Cohen, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger, and other prominent modern thinkers. Buber deconstructs their philosophical conceptions of God and explains why religion needs philosophy to interpret what is authentic in spiritual encounters. He elucidates the religious implications of the I-Thou, or dialogical relationship, and explains how the exclusive focus on scientific knowledge in the modern world blocks the possibility of a personal relationship with God.

Featuring a new introduction by Leora Batnitzky, Eclipse of God offers a glimpse into the mind of one of the modern world's greatest Jewish thinkers.

EDICTS OF ASOKA

EDICTS OF ASOKA

$7.96
$9.95
You Save:
$1.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
"A literary translation which is also easy and pleasing to read." Ludwik Sternbach, "Journal of the American Oriental Society
""
EDITH STEIN AND REGINA JONA: Religious Visionaries of the Death Camps

EDITH STEIN AND REGINA JONA: Religious Visionaries of the Death Camps

By: Silverman, Emily Leah
$23.96
$29.95
You Save:
$5.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
This ground-breaking book examines the lives of two extraordinary, religious women who pursued their spiritual paths to serve their communities during the Holocaust.
EGIL'S SAGA

EGIL'S SAGA

By: Anonymous
$12.80
$16.00
You Save:
$3.20
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry, and a physical grotesque capable of staggering brutality. The saga recounts Egil's progression from youthful savagery to mature wisdom as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from Norway, defend his honour against the Norwegian King Erik Bloodaxe, and fight for the English King Athelstan in his battles against Scotland. Exploring issues as diverse as the question of loyalty, the power of poetry, and the relationship between two brothers who love the same woman, Egil's Saga is a fascinating depiction of a deeply human character.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

ELIXER OF THE GNOSTICS

ELIXIR OF THE GNOSTICS

By: Sadra, Mulla
$31.96
$39.95
You Save:
$7.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Sadr al-Din Muhammad Shirazi (1572-1640), more commonly called Mulla Sadra, was one of the grand scholars of later-period Islamic philosophy and has grown to become one of the best-known Muslim philosophers. Iksir al-'arifin, or Elixir of the Gnostics, is unique among Sadra's writings in that it reworks and amplifies an earlier Persian work, the Jawidan-nama (Book of the Everlasting) by Afdal al-Din Kashani, or Baba Afdal.

The underlying theme of Sadra's amplification is emblematic of Muslim philosophy: the importance of self-knowledge in an individual's journey of "Origin and Return," the soul's origins with God and its eventual return to Him. Everything, Sadra says, is on such a path, gradually disengaging from the material world and returning to a transcendent essence--all leading to a final fruition in which everything in the universe returns to God and finds permanent happiness. Philosophy, Sadra argues, is the most direct means to self-knowledge--and thus the best tool for navigating this journey.

ELIZABETH LESEUR

ELIZABETH LESEUR

By: Ruffing, Janet K Rsm
$22.36
$27.95
You Save:
$5.59
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
This volume, the first in the highly praised Classics of Western Spirituality series to venture into the 20th century, introduces the writings of Elisabeth Leseur (1800-1914), a French laywoman who left a precious record of a remarkable inner spiritual journey that was all but hidden from those who knew her. Leseur confronted the twin challenges of serious illness and her husband's agnosticism, which pained her, but didn't prevent her from being happily married. Inspired by a spirituality of the communion of saints, Leseur approached these issues by becoming a loving presence in her familial and social circles. She participated in all of the major theological developments that led to Vatican II as well, but she has been a missing figure in the history of spirituality until now. This first and only edition of Elisabeth Leseur's works brings together insights from the entire corpus of a key lay figure in the history of Christian spirituality. The works included are: Journal and Daily Thoughts, Writings on Christian Vocation, Letters to Unbelievers (Selected), Letters on Suffering (Selected). +
EMERG LIBERATION THEOLOGY

EMERG LIBERATION THEOLOGY

By: Smith, Christian
$11.96
$14.95
You Save:
$2.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Liberation theology is a school of Roman Catholic thought which teaches that a primary duty of the church must be to promote social and economic justice. In this book, Christian Smith explains how and why the liberation theology movement emerged and succeeded when and where it did.
EMPTINESS IN THE MIND-ONLY SCHOOL

EMPTINESS IN THE MIND-ONLY SCHOOL

By: Hopkins, Jeffrey
$19.96
$24.95
You Save:
$4.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Dzong-ka-ba's (1357-1419) The Essence of Eloquence is the one book on wisdom that the Dalai Lama carries with him wherever he goes. Composed by Tibet's great yogi-scholar and founder of the Ge-luk-ba school, it stands as a landmark in Buddhist philosophy. In this first of a three-volume series, Jeffrey Hopkins focuses on how the conflict between appearance and reality is presented in the Mind-Only, or Yogic Practice, School.

The Essence of Eloquence is so rich that for the last six centuries numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars have been drawn into a dynamic process of both finding and creating consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's often terse and cryptic tract. Hopkins makes extensive use of these commentaries to annotate the translation. Included are historical and doctrinal introductions and a critical edition of the text, as well as a lengthy synopsis to aid the general reader. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find this important book indispensable.

This book is the first of a three-volume series of related but stand-alone works on the first two sections of Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence. The focus of all three volumes is the exposition of emptiness in the Mind-Only School according to numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars over the last six centuries who have tried both to find and to create consistency in his often terse and cryptic tract.

This first volume is in four parts:

--A historical and doctrinal introduction

--A translation of the General Explanation and the Section on the Mind-Only School in The Essence of Eloquence with frequent annotations in brackets, footnotes, and backnotes

--A detailed synopsis of the translation

--A critical edition in Tibetan script of these sections in The Essence of Eloquence
EMPTY WORDS: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-cultural Interpretation

EMPTY WORDS: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-cultural Interpretation

By: Garfield, Jay L
$36.00
$45.00
You Save:
$9.00
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
This volume collects Jay Garfield's essays on Madhyamaka, Yog-ac-ara, Buddhist ethics and cross-cultural hermeneutics. The first part addresses Madhyamaka, supplementing Garfield's translation of Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (OUP, 1995), a foundational philosophical text by the Buddhist saint Nagarjuna. Garfield then considers the work of philosophical rivals, and sheds important light on the relation of Nagarjuna's views to other Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical positions.
ENCOUNTERING GOD

ENCOUNTERING GOD

By: Eck, Diana L
$11.20
$14.00
You Save:
$2.80
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Winner of the 1995 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in ReligionDiana L. Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University, eloquently reveals how her study of Asian religions has widened her own Christian faith, and shows why dialogue between people of all religions is cruci
ENCOUNTERING THE GODDESS

ENCOUNTERING THE GODDESS

By: Coburn, Thomas B
$15.96
$19.95
You Save:
$3.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Coburn provides a fresh and careful translation from the Sanskrit of this fifteen-hundred-year-old text. Drawing on field work and literary evidence, he illuminates the process by which the Devī-Māhātmya has attracted a vast number of commentaries and has become the best known Goddess-text in modern India, deeply embedded in the ritual of Goddess worship (especially in Tantra). Coburn answers the following questions among others: Is this document "scripture?" How is it that this text mediates the presence of the Goddess? What can we make of contemporary emphasis on oral recitation of the text rather than study of its written form?

One comes away from Coburn's work with a sense of the historical integrity or wholeness of an extremely important religious development centered on a "text." The interaction between the text and later philosophical and religious developments such as those found in Advaita Vedanta and Tantra is quite illuminating.

Relevant here are the issues of the writtenness and orality/aurality of 'scripture, ' and the various ways by which a deposit of holy words such as the Devī-Māhātmya becomes effective, powerful, and inspirational in the lives of those who hold it sacred.



ENCYCLOPEDIA EASTERN PHILOSOPHY and RELIGION

ENCYCLOPEDIA EASTERN PHILOSOPHY and RELIGION

By: Shambhala
$31.96
$39.95
You Save:
$7.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
With more than four thousand entries and over one hundred illustrations, this encyclopedia offers a complete survey of the four major religious traditions of Asia. It is designed not only for students and scholars but also to help general readers find their way through the thicket of unfamiliar words and concepts that are often encountered today in various fields such as the health professions, psychotherapy, the sciences, and the media. Among the subjects covered are:

- Important terms such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, tantra, Tao, and yin-yang
- The lives and teachings of mystics, philosophers, and masters of meditation
- Basic texts and scriptures
- Sects and schools of thought
- Mythological figures and events

In addition, pronunciation tables, a comprehensive bibliography, and a Ch'an/Zen Lineage Chart are provided.

ENLIGHTENED JUDGMENTS CHINGMINGCHI

ENLIGHTENED JUDGMENTS CHINGMINGCHI

$19.96
$24.95
You Save:
$4.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Brian E. McKnight is Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Law and Order in Sung China. James T. C. Liu was Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. He was the author of China Turning Inward; Qu-yang Hsiu: An Eleventh Century Neo-Confucianist; and Reform in Sung China.
ENLIGHTENMENT BIBLE

ENLIGHTENMENT BIBLE

By: Sheehan, Jonathan
$15.96
$19.95
You Save:
$3.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info

How did the Bible survive the Enlightenment? In this book, Jonathan Sheehan shows how Protestant translators and scholars in the eighteenth century transformed the Bible from a book justified by theology to one justified by culture. In doing so, the Bible was made into the cornerstone of Western heritage and invested with meaning, authority, and significance even for a secular age.


The Enlightenment Bible offers a new history of the Bible in the century of its greatest crisis and, in turn, a new vision of this century and its effects on religion. Although the Enlightenment has long symbolized the corrosive effects of modernity on religion, Sheehan shows how the Bible survived, and even thrived in this cradle of ostensible secularization. Indeed, in eighteenth-century Protestant Europe, biblical scholarship and translation became more vigorous and culturally significant than at any time since the Reformation. From across the theological spectrum, European scholars--especially German and English--exerted tremendous energies to rejuvenate the Bible, reinterpret its meaning, and reinvest it with new authority.

Poets, pedagogues, philosophers, literary critics, philologists, and historians together built a post-theological Bible, a monument for a new religious era. These literati forged the Bible into a cultural text, transforming the theological core of the Judeo-Christian tradition. In the end, the Enlightenment gave the Bible the power to endure the corrosive effects of modernity, not as a theological text but as the foundation of Western culture.

EPIC OF THE BUDDHA: HIS LIFE AND TEACHINGS

EPIC OF THE BUDDHA: HIS LIFE AND TEACHINGS

By: Hrdaya, Chittadhar
$19.96
$24.95
You Save:
$4.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
A translation of the modern Nepalese classic

Winner of the Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism and the Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation

This award-winning book contains the English translation of Sugata Saurabha ("The Sweet Fragrance of the Buddha"), an epic poem on the life and teachings of the Buddha. Chittadhar Hṛdaya, a master poet from Nepal, wrote this tour de force while imprisoned for subversion in the 1940s and smuggled it out over time on scraps of paper. His consummate skill and poetic artistry are evident throughout as he tells the Buddha's story in dramatic terms, drawing on images from the natural world to heighten the description of emotionally charged events. It is peopled with very human characters who experience a wide range of emotions, from erotic love to anger, jealousy, heroism, compassion, and goodwill. By showing how the central events of the Buddha's life are experienced by Siddhartha, as well as by his family members and various disciples, the poem communicates a fuller sense of the humanity of everyone involved and the depth and power of the Buddha's loving-kindness.

For this new edition of the English translation, the translators improved the beauty and flow of most every line. The translation is also supplemented with a series of short essays by Todd Lewis, one of the translators, that articulates how Hṛdaya incorporated his own Newar cultural traditions in order to connect his readership with the immediacy and relevancy of the Buddha's life and at the same time express his views on political issues, ethical principles, literary life, gender discrimination, economic policy, and social reform.

EPISTLE OF FORGIVENESS: VOLUMES ONE AND TWO

EPISTLE OF FORGIVENESS: VOLUMES ONE AND TWO

By: Al-Maʿarrī, Abū L-ʿalāʾ
$12.80
$16.00
You Save:
$3.20
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info

Known as "one of the most complex and unusual texts in Arabic literature" (Banipal Magazine), The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer, Abu l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri (d. 449/1057), to a letter by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al-Qari. With biting irony, The Epistle of Forgiveness mocks Ibn al-Qari's hypocrisy and sycophancy by imagining he has died and arrived with some difficulty in Heaven, where he meets famous poets and philologists from the past. In al-Ma'arri's imaginative telling, Ibn al-Qari also glimpses Hell and converses with the Devil and various heretics.

Al-Ma'arri--a maverick, a vegan, and often branded a heretic himself--seems to mock popular ideas about the Hereafter. Among other things, he introduces us to hypocrites, poets, princes, rebels, mystics, and apostates, with asides on piety, superstition, wine-drinking, old age, and other topics. This remarkable book is the first complete translation of this masterpiece into any language, all the more impressive because of Al-Ma'arri's highly ornate and difficult style, his use of rhymed prose, and his numerous obscure words and expressions. Replete with erudite commentary, amusing anecdotes, and sardonic wit, The Epistle of Forgiveness is an imaginative tour-de-force by one of the most pre-eminent figures in classical Arabic literature.

An English-only edition.

ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY

ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY

By: Besant, Annie
$13.56
$16.95
You Save:
$3.39
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Early Christianity held secrets equal to those of other great religions, says Annie Besant. Its first followers guarded them as priceless treasures. After an increasingly rigid hierarchy began to bury these truths in the early centuries A.D., they were known only to a few initiates, who communicated them privately, often in obscure language. In Esoteric Christianity, Besant's aim is to restore the secret truths underlying Christian doctrine. As public interest grows in the Gnostic Gospels and the mystical side of Christianity, Besant's remarkable book, first published in 1901, is attracting new attention.

ESSAYS ON INDIAN PHILOSOPHY

By: Mohanty, J N
$15.96
$19.95
You Save:
$3.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Selected from the works of J. N. Mohanty over a forty-year period, these essays provide an intellectual biography of the man and insights into Eastern philosophy. Part I brings together various writings on problems in metaphysics, epistemology, and language, alongwith thoughtful treatments of notions such as experience, self consciousness, doubt, tradition, and modernity. Part II collects essays written during the exciting though turbulent years following India's independence, and they survey issues in social ethics, reform activities, and religion in the works of Aurobindo, Gandhi, Vinobha, and Ramohan Roy. Part III comprises essays that treat the encounter between phenomenology and philosophy, between Eastern and Western philosophy, and does so through an incisive analysis of the major concerns of philosophy anywhere. The collection concludes with ruminations on the future of Indian philosophy.
ESSAYS ON MAN & CULTURE

ESSAYS ON MAN & CULTURE

By: Man-Ch'ing, Cheng
$13.56
$16.95
You Save:
$3.39
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Cheng Man-ch'ing wrote this series of essays to make various points of classical Chinese philosophy understandable to beginning readers. Hennessy does a wonderful job in translating this work, as well as providing the classical references for each essay, giving a historical context for a western reader without the necessary background. In his continuing effort to show the artistic and scholarly vision of Professor Cheng, Mark Hennessy has brought out not only the subtle depth of Cheng s interpretation of these classics, but his humor, sly wit, and awareness of cultural change."
ESSENCE OF HAPPINESS: A Guidebook for Living

ESSENCE OF HAPPINESS: A Guidebook for Living

By: Cutler, Howard C
$15.96
$19.95
You Save:
$3.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
The essence of the iconic book The Art of Happiness distilled into a beautiful new format. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things.

The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in The Art of Happiness. Now, in The Essence of Happiness, moving insights from His Holiness are gathered in an elegantly designed keepsake book that makes for a handy and accessible medium for that wisdom.

Offering sage advice on defeating day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other emotions that get in the way of true happiness, the pages of The Essence of Happiness contain transforming reflections on how to overcome suffering and obstacles to create a fulfilled, joyous life.

With its new package, ideal for taking anywhere, The Essence of Happiness is poised to become the handbook for living.

ESSENCE OF KARATE

ESSENCE OF KARATE

By: Funakoshi, Gisho
$15.96
$19.95
You Save:
$3.99
Sale 20% off 1 item
More Info
Gichin Funakoshi is a legendary figure and the founder of Shotokan karate, the most popular style of Japanese karate, with millions of practitioners worldwide. In The Essence of Karate, Funakoshi creates, in his own words, a narrative of modern karate. He explains the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings and includes memories of his own training, as well as recollections of other karate masters and the history of the martial art. He also discusses the importance of winning without fighting, and the reason why many great martial artists improve with age.

The preface has been contributed by Hirokazu Kanazawa, President of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (and Funakoshi's disciple). He fondly writes of his memories of Gichin Funakoshi during his youth and what he learned from the master. In the afterword, the founder's great-nephew, Gisho Funakoshi, shares previously unknown personal anecdotes about his "Uncle Funakoshi."