Wisdom Of The Ancient Sages

Author: Swami Rama
Editor: Himalayan Institute Press
ISBN: 9780893891206
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The Wisdom Of The Sufi Sages

Author: Timothy Freke
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781885203571
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The Wisdom of the Masters series is a treasure house of ancient knowledge, with beautiful illustrations and paintings to accompany the texts.

Of Prophets Visions And The Wisdom Of Sages

Author: Heather A. McKay
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567041026
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Old Testament prophecy and wisdom are two of the main themes with which Norman Whybray, formerly of the University of Hull, has concerned himself in his highly productive and innovative scholarly career. In honour of his seventieth birthday,a distinguished international group of scholars have expressed their personal and professional admiration for him with essays that Are particularly rich And significant. The roll-call of contributors reads: Brenner, Brueggemann, Cazelles, Clements, Clines, Coggins, Crenshaw, Eaton, Gelston, Gordon, Goulder, Grabbe, Jeppersen, Knibb, Mayes, Mettinger, Soggin and Williamson.

Wisdom Of The Jewish Sages

Author: Rami M. Shapiro
Editor: Harmony/Bell Tower
ISBN: 9780517799666
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"Our wisest teachers are those who can draw on ancient wisdom and re-new it with new meaning. That is what Rami Shapiro has done by rereading, retranslating, and renewing Pirke Avot, which comes alive and glowing in his hands." -- Arthur Waskow, author of Down-to-Earth Judaism and Seasons of Our Joy Wisdom of the Jewish Sages is a fresh interpretation of Judaism's principal ethical scripture, Pirke Avot or The Sayings of the Fathers -- a treasury of maxims on justice, integrity, and virtue. Gathered into one volume in the third century, it represents the essential spiritual teaching of sixty-five remarkable rabbis who spanned the preceding six hundred years. For centuries it has been the most widely studied book in traditional Jewish homes. Now Rabbi Shapiro's modern reading of Pirke Avot makes its timeless knowledge available to a new generation of seekers.

Seeking Out The Wisdom Of The Ancients

Author: Ronald L. Troxel
Editor: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 1575061058
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Michael V. Fox, long-time professor in the Dept. of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, is known both for his scholarship and his teaching. As the editors of this volume in his honor note, the care and sensitivity of his reading of the Hebrew text are well known, and he lavishes equal attention on his own writing, to the benefit of all who read his work, which now includes the first of two volumes in the Anchor Bible commentary on Proverbs (the next volume is in preparation), as well as monographs on wisdom literature in ancient Israel and elsewhere, and many articles. The rigor that he brought to his own work he also inflicted on his students, and they and a number of his colleagues honor him with their contributions to this volume. Contributors include: Menahem Haran, Kelvin G. Friebel, Cynthia L. Miller, Theron Young, Adele Berlin, William P. Brown, James L. Crenshaw, John A. Cook, Robert D. Holmstedt, Shamir Yona, Christine Roy Yoder, Carol R. Fontaine, Nili Shupak, Victor Avigdor Horowitz, Tova Forti, Richard L. Schultz, J. Cheryl Exum, Dennis R. Magary, Theodore J. Lewis, Sidnie White Crawford, Ronald L. Troxel, Karl V. Kutz, Heidi M. Szpek, Claudia V. Camp, Johann Cook, Leonard Greenspoon, Stephen G. Burnett, Carol A. Newsom, Shemaryahu Talmon, and Frederick E. Greenspahn. The book is organized around themes that reflect Prof. Fox's interests and work: Part 1: "Seeking Out Wisdom and Concerned with Prophecies" (Sir 39:1): Studies in Biblical Texts"; Part 2: "Preserving the Sayings of the Famous" (Sir 39:2): Text, Versions, and Method.

The Gnostic Bible

Author: Willis Barnstone
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824140
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Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE—with earlier antecedents and later flourishings—whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions—and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading.

The Wisdom Of The Mystic East

Author: John Walbridge
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791450529
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An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.

The Secret Doctrine

Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108073247
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A three-volume 'synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy' by one of the nineteenth century's most controversial spiritualists.

The Making Of Sages

Author: Donn F. Morgan
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563383281
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Biblical sages and their wisdom tradition offer pathways for contemporary people and culture.