Gerard of Abbeville, Secular Master, on Knowledge, Wisdom and Contemplation (2 vols)

Author: Stephen M. Metzger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004342477

Category: History

Page: 758

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In Gerard of Abbeville, Secular Master, on Knowledge, Wisdom and Contemplation, Stephen M. Metzger presents for the first time a comprehensive account of the life, works and theory of knowledge of the thirteenth-century theologian Gerard of Abbeville.
Books of Contemplation, The

Author: Mark Verman

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438422886

Category: History

Page: 283

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The earliest medieval Jewish mystical writings, or kabbalah, date from the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. This is the first book to focus on the most prodigious group active at that time—the ‘Circle of Contemplation’. The ‘Circle of Contemplation’ generated a mystical theology that differs radically from mainstream kabbalistic theosophy. Two of this group’s penetrating speculations on God and the origins of the universe are The Book of Contemplation and The Fountain of Wisdom. A meticulous and systematic study of these writings forms the core of this book.

Author: Harvey P. Alper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887065996

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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This book explicates the origin, nature, function, and significance of mantras within the bounds of the Hindu tradition. It explores the use of mantras in the Vedic age, in Saivism and Vaisnavism, in Tantra, and in Ayurvedic medicine.