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In this book Vincent Wimbush seeks to problematize what we call "scriptures," a word first used to refer simply to "things written," the registration of basic information. In the modern world the word came to be associated almost exclusively with the center- and power-defining "sacred" texts of "world religions." Wimbush...
An edited collection on the historical, religious, and cultural contexts of the origins of the Qur'an.
For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in...
Focuses the ancient texts known as the Vedas. This volume explores the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that define the Vedas.
This book constitutes the first comprehensive attempt at describing the genre of Qur'anic exegesis in its broader intellectual context. Its aim is to provide a framework for understanding the boundaries of tafsir and its interaction with other disciplines of learning, as well as the subgenres and internal divisions within the...
Bhagavadgita: Exegetical and Comparative Commentary with Sanskrit Text, Translation, Interlinear Transliteration with Parsing, Mini-lexicon and Text Critical Notes: v. 4: Chapters 10-12
A study that offers local Indian knowledge of Sanskrit, and mythology.
Offers an introduction to the major elements of the prevalent metaphysical system of Judaism, Kabbalah. This book covers the historical and theoretical essence of Kabbalah, providing a definition of the term and the limitations of what Kabbalah is and is not. It provides an overview of the history of the...
Ziauddin Sardar is a world-famous expert on Islam with a track record of accessible books on the subject. His latest book reads the Qur'an in the context in which the verses were revealed, and, in doing so, highlights the relevance of its teachings today.