Josef van Ess

Edited by Renee Otto

Theology and Society is the most comprehensive study of Islamic intellectual and religious history, focusing on Muslim theology. With its emphasis on the eighth and ninth centuries CE, it remains the most detailed prosopographical study of the early phase of the formation of Islam. Originally published in German between 1991 and 1995, Theology and Society is a monument of scholarship and a unique scholarly enterprise which has stood the test of the time as an unparalleled reference work. The Indices consist of a General Index and a separate Index of Works.

Entdeckenswerte Wissenschaftspoesie

Die Christliche Mysik von Joseph Görres

Martinia Neumeyer

Als Joseph Görres in der Vorrede seine Christliche Mystik »als keinem Befugten sich entziehend, dem Befangenen aber sich verschließend« präsentierte, schätzte der in öffentlicher Meinung versierte Publizist ebenso hellsichtig wie vorausschauend die Reaktion der intellektuellen Öffentlichkeit ein.
Diese kontroverse Einschätzung war Anlass, sich der außerhalb etablierter Forschungstraditionen angesiedelten Christlichen Mystik aus kulturhistorischer, literaturwissenschaftlicher, naturwissenschaftlich-medizinischer, philosophisch-theologischer Perspektive anzunähern, was bereits die inhaltliche Spann-weite der 1836-1842 verfassten Christlichen Mystik erkennbar macht. Die einzelnen Beiträge verorten dieses Görres’sche Werk im Rahmen der zeitgenössischen wissenschaftlichen Ansätze und entdecken Motivation wie Intention seiner spezifischen Beschäftigung mit dem Wunderbaren und tragen so zu einer neuen wissenschaftlichen Erschließung der Christlichen Mystik bei.

Friedrich Carl Forberg: Philosophische Schriften

Bd. 1: Schriften, Dokumente, Briefe / Bd. 2: Einleitung, Kommentar, Register

Guido Naschert

Edited by Guido Naschert

Die zweibändige Ausgabe der Schriften des Jenaer Philosophen Friedrich Carl Forberg (1770-1848) macht diesen klandestinen Zeitgenossen von Kant, Fichte und Schelling erstmals nach über 200 Jahren vollständig zugänglich und interpretiert ihn neu.
Nur wenige der zu Unrecht übersehenen Denker um 1800 standen so im Schnittpunkt intellektueller Tendenzen wie der Jenaer Kantianer Friedrich Carl Forberg. Als Schüler des Anthropologen Ernst Platner und des Illuminaten Carl Leonhard Reinhold, als Kommilitone und Freund des Frühromantikers Friedrich von Hardenberg, als Verleger Johann Gottlieb Fichtes und Skeptiker seines Systemdenkens forderte er die verschiedenen Richtungen seiner Zeit vor allem durch Kritik und Verweigerung heraus. Sein zentrales Anliegen war es, die atheistische Dimension der Kantischen Philosophie herauszuarbeiten und damit dem Atheismus sein gesellschaftliches Recht zu erkämpfen, ohne vor dem französischen Materialismus die Waffen zu strecken.

Men in Metal

A Topography of Public Bronze Statuary in Modern Japan

Sven Saaler

In his pioneering study, Men in Metal, Sven Saaler examines Japanese public statuary as a central site of historical memory from its beginnings in the Meiji period through the twenty-first century. Saaler shows how the elites of the modern Japanese nation-state went about constructing an iconography of national heroes to serve their agenda of instilling national (and nationalist) thinking into the masses. Based on a wide range of hitherto untapped primary sources, Saaler combines data-driven quantitative analysis and in-depth case studies to identify the categories and historical figures that dominated public space. Men in Metal also explores the agents behind this visualized form of the politics of memory and introduces historiographical controversies surrounding statue-building in modern Japan.

Becoming Human

Li Zehou's Ethics

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Jana Rošker

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Edited by David Thomas and John A. Chesworth

Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Volume 14 (CMR 14) covering Central and Eastern Europe in the period 1700-1800 is a further volume in a general history of relations between the two faiths from the 7th century to the early 20th century. It comprises a series of introductory essays and also the main body of detailed entries which treat all the works, surviving or lost, that have been recorded. These entries provide biographical details of the authors, descriptions and assessments of the works themselves, and complete accounts of manuscripts, editions, translations and studies. The result of collaboration between numerous leading scholars, CMR 14, along with the other volumes in this series, is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.

Section Editors: Clinton Bennett, Luis F. Bernabé Pons, Jaco Beyers, Emanuele Colombo, Karoline Cook, Lejla Demiri, Martha Frederiks, David D. Grafton, Stanisław Grodź, Alan Guenther, Vincenzo Lavenia, Emma Gaze Loghin, Gordon Nickel, Claire Norton, Radu Păun, Reza Pourjavady, Douglas Pratt, Charles Ramsey, Peter Riddell, Umar Ryad, Mehdi Sajid, Cornelia Soldat, Karel Steenbrink, Ann Thomson, Carsten Walbiner.

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Edited by Douglas Pratt and Charles L. Tieszen

Christian-Muslim Relations, Volume 15, A Thematic History (600-1600) is a further volume in a general history of relations between the two faiths from the 7th century to the early 20th century. The chapters within it illustrate the range, complexity, and dynamics of interaction between the two faiths during the first thousand years of encounter. All chapters primarily draw upon entries found in volumes 1-7 of Christian-Muslim Relations. They explore tropes of perception, image and judgement that each religious community held in respect to the other through these centuries, and discuss issues and topics that occupied Christians and Muslims in their interaction. The first millennium sets the scene for the modern era and our understandings of contemporary relations and issues.

Contributors are Mark Beaumont, Clinton Bennett, David Bertaina, Ulisse Ceceni, David Bryan Cook, Martha Frederiks, Ayşe İçöz, Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth, Sandra Keating, James Harry Morris, Nicholas Morton, Gordon Nickel, Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Tom Papademetriou, Gabriel Said Reynolds, Christian Sahner, Mark N. Swanson, Mourad Takawi, Luke Yarbrough.

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Edited by Galen Amstutz

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. However, its range, inconsistency, variability, and complexity have tended to be misevaluated. The pieces reproduced in this set, organized both chronologically and thematically, have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity of what evolved under this heading of Buddhism. Special attention is given to the traps into which Western observers may fall, the role of the large True Pure Land ( Jōdoshinshū) school, and the richness of Tokugawa and twentieth-century developments. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.

Edited by Galen Amstutz

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. However, its range, inconsistency, variability, and complexity have tended to be misevaluated. The pieces reproduced in this set, organized both chronologically and thematically, have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity of what evolved under this heading of Buddhism. Special attention is given to the traps into which Western observers may fall, the role of the large True Pure Land ( Jōdoshinshū) school, and the richness of Tokugawa and twentieth-century developments. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.

Edited by Galen Amstutz

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. However, its range, inconsistency, variability, and complexity have tended to be misevaluated. The pieces reproduced in this set, organized both chronologically and thematically, have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity of what evolved under this heading of Buddhism. Special attention is given to the traps into which Western observers may fall, the role of the large True Pure Land ( Jōdoshinshū) school, and the richness of Tokugawa and twentieth-century developments. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.