Rare Religion and Theology
Lutheran Theology and Secular Law: The Work of the Modern State
Lutheran Theology and Secular Law
The Work of the Modern State
Hardcover      ISBN: 1138245135

This collection brings together lawyers and theologians in the U.S. and Europe to reflect on Lutheran understandings of the political use of the law by secular governments. The book furthers the intellectual conversation about how Lutheran insights can be used to develop jurisprudence and specific solutions to legal issues in which there is strong conflict. It presents the basic theological and interpretive assumptions of the Lutheran tradition as they may inform the creation of legislation and judicial interpretation at local, national and international levels. The authors explore Luther's conception of the foundations of modern secular law and understanding of vocation. The work discusses the application of Lutheran theological principles to contemporary issues such as the war on terror, native land rights, property law, family law, church and state, medical experimentation, and the criminal law of rape, providing ethical insights for lawyers and lawmakers.

The Miniature Book of Hours, Codex Vaticanus Rossianus 94 (belser Facsimile Editions From the Vatican Library, With Introduction and Commentary)
The Miniature Book of Hours, Codex Vaticanus Rossianus 94 (belser Facsimile Editions From the Vatican Library, With Introduction and Commentary)
Leather      SKU: 1199543934

Full-leather facsimile of a miniature book of hours, the Codex Vaticanus Rossianus 94, in a suede box. Includes a separate suede-bound book and a certificate stating that this is no. 371 of a limited edition. Very slight wear to gilt page edges & gilt titles on the box, else fine.

Novum Testamentum Ad Exemplar Millianum, Cum Emendationibus Et Lectionibus Griesbachii, Praecipuis Vocibus Ellipticis, Thematibus Omnium Covum Difficiliorum, Atque Locis Scripturae Parallelis; the Polymicrian Greek Testament, With Greenfield's Lexicon
Novum Testamentum Ad Exemplar Millianum, Cum Emendationibus Et Lectionibus Griesbachii, Praecipuis Vocibus Ellipticis, Thematibus Omnium Covum Difficiliorum, Atque Locis Scripturae Parallelis; the Polymicrian Greek Testament, With Greenfield's Lexicon
Leather      SKU: 281AKJ1020069

An undated American edition of the Polymicrian Greek Testament, printed between the years 1854 and 1856. Full-bound in leather. Four raised bands to spine; also a black title label, with gilt titles. Binding square and sound. Leather rubbed lightly at corner tips and edges, with very slight chipping at head and tail of spine. Previous owner's signature on FFEP. Another owner's isngature on title page. A more recent owner has drawn a circular emblem on the title page in gold ink, likely from a rollerball pen; the base pigment has chased/bled, leaving a pale green ghost image on the opposite side of the page.

Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras: Maitreya's Mahayanasutralamkara with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras
Maitreya's Mahayanasutralamkara with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
Hardcover      ISBN: 1559394285
This new translation of one of the most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism makes a clear case for why we should strive energetically to achieve the unsurpassable state of enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings, and having formed that intention, how we should practice the bodhisattva path.

The Buddhist masterpiece Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sūtras, often referred to by its Sanskrit title, Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra, is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings, a set of philosophical works that have become classics of the Indian Buddhist tradition. Maitreya, the Buddha's regent, is held to have entrusted these profound and vast instructions to the master Asaṅga in the heavenly realm of Tuṣita.

The Ornament provides a comprehensive description of the bodhisattva's view, meditation, and enlightened activities. Bodhisattvas are beings who, out of vast love for all sentient beings, have dedicated themselves to the task of becoming fully awakened buddhas, capable of helping all beings in innumerable and vast ways to become enlightened themselves. To fully awaken requires practicing great generosity, patience, energy, discipline, concentration, and wisdom, and Maitreya's text explains what these enlightened qualities are and how to develop them.

This volume includes commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, whose discussions illuminate the subtleties of the root text and provide valuable insight into how to practice the way of the bodhisattva. Drawing on the Indian masters Vasubandhu and, in particular, Sthiramati, Mipham explains the Ornament with eloquence and brilliant clarity. This commentary is among his most treasured works.
The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living: In Which Are Described the Means and Instruments of Obtaining Every Vertue, And the Remedies Against Every Vice, And Considerations Serving to the Resisting All Temptations, Together with Prayers Containing the Whole Dut
The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living: In Which Are Described the Means and Instruments of Obtaining Every Vertue, And the Remedies Against Every Vice, And Considerations Serving to the Resisting All Temptations, Together with Prayers Containing the Whole Dut
Hardcover      SKU: 1199593311

Small 8vo, rebound with cloth spine on original leather boards. Pages very browned. Includes original frontis. Scarce.

Rule of St.Benedict
Rule of St.Benedict
Hardcover      ISBN: 0814612113

Liturgical Press, 1981. Book is in excellent condition with faint bumping to spine edges. Jacket has some light chipping to edges and light rubbing. Handsome copy of this collection of essays on the study of the Rule of St. Benedict.

Sacred Biography; Or, The History of the Patriarchs, To Which is Added the History of Deborah, Ruth, And Hannah, And Also the History of Jesus Christ; Being a Course of Lectures Delivered At the Scotch Church, London-wall
Sacred Biography; Or, The History of the Patriarchs, To Which is Added the History of Deborah, Ruth, And Hannah, And Also the History of Jesus Christ; Being a Course of Lectures Delivered At the Scotch Church, London-wall
Hardcover      SKU: 1199259675

1832, 8vo, 596 pgs. Full calf binding. Gilt decoration to spine, edges decorated with ornate gilt tooling, lightly rubbed. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards have significant rubbing and chipping from use. Interior is tight, with light foxing throughout, what appears to be a small damp stain quarter circle at spine end. A few pages are dog-eared. Previous owner's name in ink on printer's blank. A series of lectures on Christianity bound in one volume. With b&w engravings.

Seeking Bauls of Bengal
Seeking Bauls of Bengal
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521811252

Bauls have achieved fame as wandering minstrels and mystics in India and Bangladesh. They are recruited from Hindu and Muslim communities and renowned for their beautiful songs. Using fieldwork and oral and written texts, Jeanne Openshaw analyzes the rise of the Bauls to their present revered status, traversing from the conventional historical and textual approaches towards an ethnographic study of their world, where love and the body are valued and women extolled above men. Her approach is challenging and sympathetic to this spiritual and creative people.



"Slight bit of wear to tail edge of spine and boards, else very fine.

Sermones Varios Panegiricos Y Morales, Tome Iii
Sermones Varios Panegiricos Y Morales, Tome Iii
Hardcover      SKU: 1199409057

24mo, 278pgs. Spanish Language. Full bound in vellum with branded titling on spine. Vellum is toned, worn and sutured on front board. Front hinge is started with a hint of damp staining. Notes in calligraphy are on the verso of front free endpaper and title page. A few mild hints of foxing on interior pages.

The Seven Storey Mountain
The Seven Storey Mountain
Hardcover      SKU: 1199565083

8vo. 429pgs. Later printing with (b7.48) on copyright page. Large chips at spine along with assorted smaller chips, edge wear to dust jacket, price unclipped at $3.00, previous owner's name on ffep, list of other readers in pen on back blank page.