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The Apocalypse of Empire : Imperial Eschatology in Late Antiquity and Early Islam

By Shoemaker, Stephen J.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 260 p. w/ index and extensive notes and bibliography. A study of the relationship between religious belief in an approching apocalypse and the drive for imperial conquest, eps. in the Middle east. He focuses on Early Islam while also looking at related Byzantine Christian, Jewish, and Zorastorian apocalyptic beliefs.


Muslim Studies - Muhammedanische Studien Volume II

By Goldziher, Ignaz. edited by S. M. Stern

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1971. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Dj is faded at spine, and price clipped, though with a new publisher's price sticker on the flap. 378 p. w/ footnotes, index. Covers the development of the Hadith, the veneration of Saints in Islam, and various short "excursuses and annotations". Published originally in German in 1890.


Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

By Law, David R.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993. First printing. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Pencil notes on a number of pages. 231 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index. A work discussing the apophaticism - describing God by why cannot be said about him, due to the limits of human reason - in Kierkegaard's thought.


Mani, Seine Lehre und Seine Schriften: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Manichäsmus. Aus dem Fihrist des Abu'lfaradsch Muhammad ben Ishak al-Warrak, Bekannt Under dem Namen Ibn Abi Ja'kub an-Nadim, im Text nebst Uebersetzung, Commentar, und Index zum Ersten Mal Herausgegeben [ English trans. : Mani, his teaching and his writings: A contribution to the history of Manichaeism. From the Fihrist of Abu'lfaradsch Muhammad ben Ishak al-Warrak, known under the name of Ibn Abi Ya'qub al-Nadim, in addition to text translation, commentary, and index for the First Time Published ]

By Flügel, Gustav; Abu'l-Faradj Muhammad bin Is'haq al-Nadim

Leipzig: D. A. Brockhaus, 1862. First edition. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket, as Issued. Thick octavo ( standard size). Ex-library. Text primarily in German with some Arabic and even less Greek. Black tape over spine, nicely done, with one word title over author's last name, and call number at heel. Paper covered boards with scuffing, and wear at corners and edges. Accession bookplate from a theological seminary library on pastedown, and "withdrawn" stamped on card holder on rear pastedown. old date due card at read, and library name perforated on title page, over publisher's name. 440 p. w/ indexes. A discussion of the writings and teachings of the founder of Manichaeism, drawn from the famous historical and literary work of the Persian Al-Nadim, based in Baghdad in the 10th century c.e. Uncommon


The Critical Study of Sacred Texts

By O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger ed.

Berkeley: Berkeley Religious Studies Series, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Good in Good dust jacket. Octavo ( standard size) Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dj wich also has rubbing to back cover. Heel and head of spine bumped. Slight soiling to top edge of textblock. Name of former owner on flyleaf. Small smudge on 2nd page of the table of contents. 290 p. w/ glossary, bibliography, 13 scholarly essays on the study of sacred texts imcuding the old and new testaments as well as Buddhist, gnostic, and religous texts in general.


Of Scribes and Scrolls : Studies on the Hebrew Bible, Intertestamental Judaism, and Christian Origins

By Attridge, Harold W., John J. Collins, and Thomas H. Tobin S.J. editors

Lantham, MD: University Press of America, 1990. First Trade paperback printing. . Trade Paperback. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Light fadign at edges of covers. Stamp of former owner at top edge and foredge of textblock. Embossed stamp of same person on title page. 209 p. 25 scholarly articles covering the topics in the title.


The Universal Consciousness of the Baha'i Revelation : a Brief Treatise Introductory to the Study of the Baha'i religion

By Remey, Charles Mason

Florence, Italy: the author, 1925. First edition. Cardboard Covers. Good. Small octavo (smaller than standard). Stiff cardboard paper covered boards. Title in black on cover. Pages browned and starting to become brittle but no chipping or tears. First few pages have a crease at top corner. 60 p. an early brief work by Mason Remey, a American leader in internationalizing the Baha'i faith from the 20's til the 50's, when he tried to claim leadership of the faith and fell from favor. Scarce.


The New Age Movement in American Culture.

By Kyle, Richard.

Lanham: University Press of America, 1995. First Trade paperback printing. . Trade Paperback. Very Good. Very good softcover in blue covers. Light wear and rubbing to edges of covers with slight tear on head of spine. Minor scuffing to covers with slight mark on front cover. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked text. 291 pages with endnotes, selected bibliography, and index. An interesting study of the history and aspects of the New Age Movement in the United States.