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  • The Chrodegang Rules

    The Rules for the Common Life of the Secular Clergy from the Eighth and Ninth Centuries. Critical Texts with Translations and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Jerome Bertram

    Since its earliest days, the Christian Church sought to draw up rules by which its members could live together in religious communities. Whilst those of Augustine (c.400 AD) and Benedict (c.530 AD) provided detailed guidance for monastic life, it took another two centuries for equivalent rules for…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

    From Decline to Resurrection, 1st Edition

    By Daniela Kalkandjieva

    This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

  • Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship

    The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai, 1st Edition

    By Reinhard Kammer

    The sword has played an important role in the Japanese consciousness since ancient times. The earliest swords, made of bronze or stone, were clearly, by their design and form, used for ritualistic purposes rather than as weapons. Later, swords were associated only with the warrior class, and lack…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Wild, White Goose

    The Diary of a Female Zen Priest, 1st Edition

    By Jiyu Kennett

    This book, first published as two volumes in 1977 and 1978, was published purely for the purpose of showing how Buddhist training was done by the Reverend Jiyu-Kennett in the Far East. The material for the book was taken from diaries covering eight years spent by the author in Far Eastern temples,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Matter of Zen

    A Brief Account of Zazen, 1st Edition

    By Paul Wienpahl

    This book, first published in 1964, concerns the practice of Zen Buddhism. The practice is a particular form of meditation. In Japan, the only country in which it is any longer seriously pursued, the practice is called zazen. The author directs attention to zazen because it is being overlooked in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen in the Art of Helping

    1st Edition

    By David Brandon

    A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness and Taoistic change, it explains how a helper can break…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen is Eternal Life

    1st Edition

    By Jiyu Kennett

    This book, first published as Selling Water by the River in 1972, is a practical and inspirational manual for all who wish to practice Zen. Rōshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett, the founder and former abbess of Shasta Abbey, expertly combines an introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism with original…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Origins of Religion

    1st Edition

    By Rafael Karsten

    This book, first published in 1935, collects together material on the origins of religion from two very different sources. South America, where the author spent six years studying the religious beliefs and customs of several Indian tribes representing different stages of culture; and the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral

    Royalty and Ritual in Thirteenth-Century France, 1st Edition

    By Donna L. Sadler

    Though long recognized as one of the most beautiful works from the second half of the thirteenth century, the magnificent sculptural program of the reverse façade at Reims Cathedral has received little in the way of scholarly attention. Interpreting the iconography in the light of Latin texts…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

  • When the Golden Bough Breaks

    Structuralism or Typology?, 1st Edition

    By Peter Munz

    This original, provocative study, first published in 1973, presents a new method of interpretation of mythology, and reveals the wide-ranging implications of this universal phenomenon for many disciplines. The volume begins with a sympathetic but critical examination of Lévi-Strauss’s…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The 'Soul' of the Primitive

    1st Edition

    By Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

    The object of this book, first published in 1928, is a study of the ways in which those who were once called ‘primitives’ conceive of their own individuality. The author inquires into the notions they possess of their life-principle, their soul, and their personality, often encountering that many…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

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