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The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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"...This book is written with the aim in mind of altering the westerner's perception of Russian literature and culture. Once the screen of the English translation is pulled back, the content of... More > these works is of immense complexity and assumes a great amount of prior knowledge of Russian religion and culture...the single thesis [of this book] should be apparent: the historic and religious content of Russian literature is the dominant element in that literature, and hence, should be at the front of all interpretation and criticism...." An exciting new and must-read work from Matthew Raphael Johnson, surveying Russian Literature from an entirely new perspective. Both a scholar of Orthodox literature and a Russian Orthodox priest, the author opens the doors to new pathways of understanding the complex subject of Russian literary analysis in a new and exciting way, in his customary lucid and down-to-earth style.< Less
The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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"...This book is written with the aim in mind of altering the westerner's perception of Russian literature and culture. Once the screen of the English translation is pulled back, the content of... More > these works is of immense complexity and assumes a great amount of prior knowledge of Russian religion and culture...the single thesis [of this book] should be apparent: the historic and religious content of Russian literature is the dominant element in that literature, and hence, should be at the front of all interpretation and criticism...." An exciting new and must-read work from Matthew Raphael Johnson, surveying Russian Literature from an entirely new perspective. Both a scholar of Orthodox literature and a Russian Orthodox priest, the author opens the doors to new pathways of understanding the complex subject of Russian literary analysis in a new and exciting way, in his customary lucid and down-to-earth style.< Less
Hebraic Literature By Maurice H. Harris
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HEBRAIC LITERATURE: TRANSLATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, MIDRASHIM AND KABBALA WITH SPECIAL INTRODUCTION BY MAURICE H. HARRIS. A very readable collection of Jewish literature, including extracts from the... More > Talmud, Midrash and Kabbalah. The Talmud, the primary source for Jewish religious traditions and laws, could be considered the first hypertext. However, this has prevented its conversion to electronic form, due to its complexity and size. This large compilation of Talmudic extracts will serve to illustrate this rich tradition. The Talmud extracts are sorted by numerical references (with some intervening themes).< Less
The Wisdom Tradition By John Noyce
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This volume examines the ways in which a feminine Divine figure, described variously as the Goddess, Sophia and the Divine (or Eternal) Feminine, has manifested Herself throughout history to guide... More > and encourage those who worship Her. Descriptions of these visitations - described in the present work as 'visions' - have been found in a wide range of written accounts including materials not traditionally regarded as 'religious', such as philosophy, literature, and those areas of study - alchemy, astrology, theosophy, and various magical traditions - known as Western Esotericism. Chapter 1: Sophia and feminine Wisdom: from Proverbs to Suso. Chapter 2: From Boehme to Goethe: visions of Sophia in early modern Europe. Chapter 3: Sophia and the Russian mystical tradition. Chapter 4: Prophetic visions of the Divine Feminine in 19th/20th century Europe.< Less
The Wisdom Tradition By John Noyce
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This volume examines the ways in which a feminine Divine figure, described variously as the Goddess, Sophia and the Divine (or Eternal) Feminine, has manifested Herself throughout history to guide... More > and encourage those who worship Her. Descriptions of these visitations - described in the present work as 'visions' - have been found in a wide range of written accounts including materials not traditionally regarded as 'religious', such as philosophy, literature, and those areas of study - alchemy, astrology, theosophy, and various magical traditions - known as Western Esotericism. Chapter 1: Sophia and feminine Wisdom: from Proverbs to Suso. Chapter 2: From Boehme to Goethe: visions of Sophia in early modern Europe. Chapter 3: Sophia and the Russian mystical tradition. Chapter 4: Prophetic visions of the Divine Feminine in 19th/20th century Europe.< Less
African Literature - JAL 6 By Charles Smith (Ed.)
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In this volume scholars have strived to adopt innovative and multilayered perspectives on orality or indigeneity and its manifestations on contemporary African and new literatures. Thus this is an... More > important contribution which integrates the oral traditions of African writing within new and relevant contemporary expressions through exploring the literary permutations of oral traditional performance in the works of African writers.< Less
All About American Literature By College Guide World
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During its early history, America was a series of British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States. Therefore, its literary tradition begins as linked to the broader tradition... More > of English literature. However, unique American characteristics and the breadth of its production usually now cause it to be considered a separate path and tradition. The dominance of the English language was hardly inevitable. The first item printed in Pennsylvania was in German and was the largest book printed in any of the colonies before the American Revolution. Spanish and French had two of the strongest colonial literary traditions in the areas that now comprise the United States, and discussions of early American literature commonly include texts by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and Samuel de Champlain alongside English language texts by Thomas Harriot and John Smith.< Less
African Literature - JAL 7 By Charles Smith (Ed.)
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Against the seeming devaluation of tradition by imperial cultures, this volume of African Literature showcases intellectual attempts to commit the process of African interrogation of postcoloniality... More > and postmodernity to the exploration of perspectives on black identities and the interaction of contemporary cultural expressions beyond the borders of Africa and across the Atlantic.< Less
The Doctrine and Literature of the Kabalah By Arthur Edward Waite
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Contents: Post-Christian Literature of the Jews; Doctrinal Content of the Kabalah; Source and Authority of the Kabalah; Written Word of Kabalism First, Second and Third Period; Some Christian... More > Students of the Kabalah, Raymond Lully, Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, William Postel, The Rosicrucians, Robert Fludd, Thomas Vaughan, Ralph Cudworth, Saint-Martin, Eliphas Levi, Papus; Kabalah and Other Channels of Esoteric Tradition, The Kabalah and: Magic, Alchemy, Astrology, Freemasonry, Tarot and Mysticism.< Less
Doctrine and Literature of the Kaballah By A.E. Waite
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Contents: Post-Christian Literature of the Jews; Doctrinal Content of the Kabalah; Source and Authority of the Kabalah; Written Word of Kabalism First, Second and Third Period; Some Christian... More > Students of the Kabalah, Raymond Lully, Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, William Postel, The Rosicrucians, Robert Fludd, Thomas Vaughan, Ralph Cudworth, Saint-Martin, Eliphas Levi, Papus; Kabalah and Other Channels of Esoteric Tradition, The Kabalah and: Magic, Alchemy, Astrology, Freemasonry, Tarot and Mysticism. Cornerstone Reprint Series< Less