8vo, 127pgs. Full bound in light cream paper wraps with green titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright. No markings. A translation of historical Islamic writings of Abu-Hamid Al-Ghazali. Book has been further protected in a Mylar cover.
Greek language. 8vo, not paginated. Full bound in brown leather with nice delicate stamped design on front cover and spine. Spine also has raised bands and gilt titling in Greek. Binding is solid and interior is slightly toned but generally clean though the paste downs and free endpapers are foxed. Book has gilt edges. Boards show wear especially at extremities. Spine is tanned and scuffed. Corner tips are bumped and frayed. Top half of front cover is mildly discolored. Previous owner's name on ffep.
Sergius Bulgakov is thought by many to be the twentieth century's foremost Russian Orthodox theologian. The Bride of the Lamb is widely regarded as Bulgakov's magnum opus and, even more, as one of the greatest works ever produced in the modern Orthodox church. This book is now available in English thanks to esteemed translator Boris Jakim, along with an introduction to Bulgakov and his theological context. For readers new to Russian religious thought, The Bride of the Lamb presents a fresh approach to Christian doctrine. Bulgakov examines issues of ecclesiology and eschatology from a sophiological perspective. This distinctive Russian approach, based on the doctrine of Sophia, the wisdom of God, sees the Creator and creation intimately linked as Divine-humanity. The Bride of the Lamb explores the nature of created beings, the relationship between God and the world, the role of the church, and such eschatological themes as the second coming of Jesus, resurrection and judgment, and the afterlife.
24mo, 198pgs. Bound in red leatherette with gilt stamped titling on front cover, which is a flap over the front board, unusual though charming binding style. Leatherette folded over fore-edge has a 1'' chip missing from tail end; head of spine has a smaller chip missing. Cracking to joints and hinges, though covers not detached, and wear to extremities. Gilt edges on text block and interior pages are toned but clean. Over all the book is delicate but solid.
8vo, 501pgs. Full bound in navy blue cloth with gilt stamped title label on front board and spine. Book is solid. Light wear to spine ends with a touch of fraying to head of spine, some cloth worn away at corners and light scuffing and dulling to gilt. Front free endpaper has previous owner's name in black crayon. Interior pages are toned but clean.
Following a general introduction, the volume is organized into four parts. The first section includes representative selections from the major Jewish philosophers of the early twentieth century (Cohen, Rosenzweig, Buber, Kook, Kaplan, and Heschel). The second part includes recent essays on God, creation, revelation, redemption, covenant/chosenness, and law. The third section provides seminal essays on the Holocaust and the modern State of Israel, topics that have held tremendous importance for Jewish thinkers over the past few decades. The book concludes with a symposium on future directions in Jewish theology at the dawn of the twenty-first century, and also provides extensive suggestions for further reading.
Contemporary Jewish Theology: A Reader is designed as a companion volume to the editors' earlier book, Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality: A Reader (OUP, 1995). An exceptional introduction to contemporary Jewish thinking, it is an essential text for courses in Jewish thought and theology.
1887, 8vo, 294 pgs + ads. Full-bound, decorated brown cloth with black and gilt titles, faded on spine but still legible. Text is clean, binding is solid. Paper slightly darkened from age, a bit brittle on edges. This is an ex-library copy, with bookplate on front pastedown and a stamp on front and rear end paper; otherwise no markings. Boards are lightly dust-soiled, with fraying to cloth at spine ends and corners.
1887, Small 8vo, 294 pgs. Full bound in ornate blue cloth with gilt and black stamped decoration. Boards are rubbed at edges, more to corners and spine ends, which are starting to fray. Text block is crisp and clean, illustrated with black and white etchings. Edges of block show beginnings of age discoloration.