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Ikeda, Daisaku
Beginning with the introduction of the religion into China, this chronicle depicts the evolution of Buddhism. The career and achievements of the great Kumarajiva are investigated, exploring the famed philosophical treatises that form the core of East Asian Buddhist literature. Providing a useful and accessible introduction to the influential Tien-t'ai school of Buddhism in Japan as well as the teachings of the 13th-century monk Nichiren, this examination places special emphasis on the faith of the Lotus Sutra and the major works of masters such as Hui-su, Chih-i, and Chanjan. From the early translations of the Buddhist scriptures to the persecution of the T'ang dynasty, this exploration illuminates the role of Buddhism in Chinese society, and by extension, in humanity in general. 194pp.Slight crease mark to rear cover.
Middleway Press, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780977924547
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Inventory #21881
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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More, Charles
This book aims to provide a balanced picture by setting Cheltenham in a national context. It deals with the colleges' institutional development and Evangelical links, with development of the curriculum and the practical training given from the days of the Master of Method onwards and with the communal life of the colleges in sport and societies. Illustrated with occasional b/w photographs. 206pp.Very faint white flek marks towards top of front cover otherwise a very nice copy.
The Hambledon Press, 1992, Cloth, Book Condition: Good/Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1852850779
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Inventory #10088
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.60 approx. - € 5.80 approx.)
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Miles, Margaret Ruth
Previous owner's signature on ffep.186pp.
The Westminster Press, 1981, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0664243894
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Inventory #25099
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.22 approx. - € 9.86 approx.)
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Nissimi, Hilda
This book tells the little-known story of a fascinating crypto-Jewish community through two centuries and three continents. Beginning as a precarious settlement of a few families in mid-eighteenth-century Mashhad, an Islamic holy city in northern Iran, the community grew into a closely-knit group in response to their forced conversion to Islam in 1839. Muslim hostility and a culture of memory sustained by intra-communal marriages reinforced their separate religious identity, vesting it in strong family and communal loyalty. Mashhadi women became the main agents of the cultural transmission of communal identity and achieved social roles and high status uncharacteristic for contemporary Jewish and Muslim communities. The Mashhadis maintained a double identity - upholding Islam in public while tenaciously holding onto their Jewish identity in secret. The exodus from Mashhad after 1946 relocated the communal centre to Tehran, and later to Israel and after the Khomeini revolution to New York. The relationship between the formation and retention of communal identity and memory practices - with interconnected issues of religion and gender - draws upon existing research on other crypto-faith communities, such as the Judeoconversos, the Moriscos, and the French Protestants, who through the special blend of memory-faith and ethnicity emerged strengthened from their underground period. For the immigration period, the author challenges the old paradigm that "modernity and religion are mutually exclusive". The book also explores the sometimes uncomfortable yet intimate relationships that exist between seemingly incompatible ways of seeing the past, both secular and religious.180pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191609
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Inventory #17815
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 46.20 approx. - € 40.60 approx.)
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Toews, J. A.
Previous owners inscription to ffep.513pp.
Board of Christian Literature, 1982, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Second Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #25465
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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