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The Problem of Disenchantment
The Problem of Disenchantment (June 2018)
Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939
Egil Asprem - Author

Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.

Max Weber famously characterized the ongoing process of intellectualization and rationalization that separates the natural world from the divine (by excluding magic and value from the realm of science, and reason and fact from the re...(Read More)
 
 
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition (September 2017)
Elizabeth R. Alexandrin - Author

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.
In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fā...(Read More)
 
 
Upstate Cauldron
Upstate Cauldron (June 2015)
Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State
Joscelyn Godwin - Author

Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category

HONORABLE MENTION 2015
ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category

A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communit...(Read More)
 
 
Mutual Othering
Mutual Othering (July 2013)
Islam, Modernity, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Colonial Moroccan and European Travel Writing
Ahmed Idrissi Alami - Author

Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

For the first time, readings of Moroccan travel writing in Arabic are juxtaposed with French and British writing about Morocco in a critical exploration of nineteenth-century concepts of modernity. Ahmed Idrissi Alami investigates the complex dynamics concerning colonial expansion, mili...(Read More)
 
 
Western Esotericism
Western Esotericism (October 2010)
A Concise History
Antoine Faivre - Author
Christine Rhone - Translator

An overview of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries.

Widely received in France, this brief, comprehensive introduction to Western esotericism by the founder of the field is at last available in English. A historical and pedagogical guide, the book is written primarily for students and novices. In clear, precise language, author Antoine Faivre provides an overv...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom, Faith, and Dogma
Freedom, Faith, and Dogma (October 2008)
Essays by V. S. Soloviev on Christianity and Judaism
V. S. Soloviev - Author
Vladimir Wozniuk - Editor, translator and introduction by

A collection of works by nineteenth-century Russian religious philosopher V. S. Soloviev, critic of secularization, anti-Semitism, and the religious life of his time.

Often remembered for his association with the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, V. S. Soloviev (1853–1900) remains the foremost representative of ecumenism in nineteenth-century Russia. Working in the name of the Universal Church, with the...(Read More)
 
 
The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679)
The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679) (May 2008)
Reverberations from a Mystical Naturalism
Carol Wayne White - Author

Explores the work of Anne Conway, whose philosophy of the natural world incorporated a spiritual vision.

Carol Wayne White introduces readers to the religious naturalism of the seventeenth-century English philosopher Anne Conway, whose work offers an analysis of the mechanical conception of nature. White shows how Conway’s mystical cosmology provides an alternative to the dominant mechanistic models advanc...(Read More)
 
 
The International Eliade
The International Eliade (April 2007)
Bryan Rennie - Editor

Winner CHOICE 2008 Outstanding Academic Title

A unique consideration of the work of Mircea Eliade highlighting scholarship from outside the Anglophone world.

The International Eliade brings together contributors from beyond the Anglo-American milieu to consider the work of Mircea Eliade. Significant new insights and information concerning Eliade, his past, ...(Read More)
 
 
Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation
Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation (April 2007)
Henrik Bogdan - Author

Historical exploration of masonic rituals of initiation.

For more than three hundred years the practice of Masonic rituals of initiation has been part of Western culture, spreading far beyond the boundaries of traditional Freemasonry. Henrik Bogdan explores the historical development of these rituals and their relationship with Western esotericism. Beginning with the Craft degrees of Freemasonry—the blueprint...(Read More)
 
 
A Culture of Sufism
A Culture of Sufism (December 2004)
Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700
Dina Le Gall - Author

Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.

A Culture of Sufism opens a window to a new understanding of one of the most prolific and enduring of all the Sufi brotherhoods, the Naqshbandiyya, as it spread from its birthplace in central Asia to Iran, Anatolia, Arabia, and the Balkans between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing on ori...(Read More)
 
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