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A Moslem Saint of the Twentieth Century Shaikh Ahmad Al-'Alawī His Spiritual Heritage and Legacy

A Moslem Saint of the Twentieth Century: Shaikh Ahmad Al-'Alawī His Spiritual Heritage and Legacy

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By Martin Lings
November 24, 2021

Drawing on first-hand sources which had been inaccessible to Western readers at the time this book was originally published in 1961, this book gives a vivid picture of life in an order of Muslim mystics or Sufis. Against this background stands the unforgettable figure of the Algerian Shaikh who was...

Akbar's Religious Thought Reflected in Mogul Painting

Akbar's Religious Thought Reflected in Mogul Painting

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By Emmy Wellesz
November 24, 2021

Originally published in 1952, the first part of this book gives a portrait of Akbar (1542-1605), Emperor of India, not as a War Lord and Empire Builder, but as a man deeply absorbed in questions of the Spirit. It follows him in his quest after the various religions professed in India and the ...

Ethical and Religious Classics of East and West

Ethical and Religious Classics of East and West

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Edited By A. J. Arberry, S. Radhakrishnan, H. N. Spalding, F. W. Thomas
November 24, 2021

In the belief that all the great religions have similarities that confirm and differences that enrich peoples’ spiritual outlook on the world, the editors inaugurated a series which they hoped would bring out the essential tenets of religion in what they perceived to be an age of doubt. The series ...

God and Man In the Old Testament

God and Man: In the Old Testament

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By Leon Roth
November 24, 2021

Originally published in 1955, and containing some 500 passages, this Biblical anthology brings together, in their original wording, the highest expressions of the Biblical view of life. The anthology is non-historical and non-doctrinal. It starts with the confrontations of man with God as seen in ...

Lives and Legends of the Georgian Saints

Lives and Legends of the Georgian Saints

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By David Marshall Lang
November 24, 2021

With the exception of the life of St. Nino, none of the biographies here had been previously translated into English when this book was originally published in 1956. The lives of the Georgian saints are rich and many-sided, not dry chronicles of monkish trivialities. They contain vivid descriptions...

Poetry and Career of Li Po 701-762

Poetry and Career of Li Po: 701-762

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By Arthur Waley
November 24, 2021

When this was originally published in 1950 this was the fullest biography of one of China’s greatest poets that had ever appeared in any language. It tells the story of the poet’s life against the background of contemporary history and, in doing so, gives a brilliant picture of Chinese life in the ...

St. Francis in Italian Painting

St. Francis in Italian Painting

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By George Kaftal
November 24, 2021

Originally published in 1950, this book shows that the religious and ethical values that St. Francis was striving after are as essential today as they were in his time. The book presents St. Francis as a complex personality and corrects the rather mawkish interpretation of certain legends. It deals...

The Buddha, The Prophet and the Christ

The Buddha, The Prophet and the Christ

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By F. H. Hilliard
November 24, 2021

Originally published in 1956, this book brings together from the canonical writings of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity the most important of the passages in which the view of the Founder is reflected. It aims to let each of the sacred traditions tell its own story and only such comments have been ...

The Mystics of Spain

The Mystics of Spain

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By E. Allison Peers
November 24, 2021

Originally published in 1951, this volume gives a general survey of the Golden Age of Spanish mysticism, following this with translations of extracts from 15 leading authors in this field. The selections from each author are preceded by details of editions and studies, thereby making this not only ...

The Teachings of the Magi A Compendium of Zoroastrian Beliefs

The Teachings of the Magi: A Compendium of Zoroastrian Beliefs

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By R. C. Zaehner
November 24, 2021

Originally published in 1956, this book provides a clear, scholarly, introduction to the main tenets of Zoroastrian dualism presented largely in the words of the Zoroastrian texts themselves. The book demonstrates the essential reasonableness of Zoroastrian dualism, which is the dualism of a good ...

The Thought of the Prophets

The Thought of the Prophets

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By Israel I. Mattuck
November 24, 2021

Originally published in 1953, The Hebrew Prophets’ conception of the meaning and purpose of human history has considerable significance for a religious view of the world situation in the middle of the 20th Century. This book discusses the nature of the Hebrew prophets and the grounds for their ...

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