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Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and PriestsThe Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is a synthetic study of the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian ... More

The SabraThe Creation of the New Jew

The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

Oz Almog

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216426
eISBN:
9780520921979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Sabras were the first Israelis—the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist labor ... More

The Secular RevolutionPower, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Christian Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230002
eISBN:
9780520936706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sociologists, historians, and other social observers have long considered the secularization of American public life over the past hundred and thirty years to be an inevitable and natural outcome of ... More

Seeing through ZenEncounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

John McRae

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. This book shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, ... More

Seeking Good Debate"Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Seeking Good Debate: "Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Michael S. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285071
eISBN:
9780520960664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285071.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Why do religion and science often appear in conflict in America's public sphere? This book examines the results from the first-ever study to combine large-scale empirical analysis of some of our ... More

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume IZen

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A collection of newly edited essays concerning Zen Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, along with a new introduction by the editor concerning Suzuki’s approach to Zen.

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A collection of newly edited essays on Pure Land Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, along with an introduction by the editor concerning the intellectual influences on Suzuki’s religious thought and his ... More

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume IIIComparative Religion

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Richard M. Jaffe, Jeff Wilson, and Tomoe Moriya (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through D. T. Suzuki's writings and ... More

The Sinister WayThe Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Richard von Glahn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble ... More

The Sound of Two Hands ClappingThe Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

Georges B.J. Dreyfus

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232594
eISBN:
9780520928244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232594.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a unique insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery, which reveals to Western audiences the fascinating details of monastic education. The author of this book, who ... More

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