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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95
Laurel Schneider takes the reader on a vivid journey from the origins of "the logic of the One" - only recently dubbed monotheism - through to the modern day, where monotheism has increasingly failed to adequately address spiritual, scientific, and ethical experiences in the changing world. In Part I, Schneider traces a trajectory from the ancient... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
Japan is one of the most urbanised and industrialised countries in the world. Yet the Japanese continue to practise a variety of religious rituals and ceremonies despite the high-tech, highly regimented nature of Japanese society. Ceremony and Ritual in Japan focuses on the traditional and religious aspects of Japanese society from an anthropological... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 59.99
For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of the Chinese population and appealed to a wide range of social classes. Deemed illicit by imperial rulers and clerics and officially banned by republican and communist leaders, the fox cult has managed to survive and flourish in individual homes and community shrines... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; US$ 4.99
¿Cómo viven su fe los judíos, los cristianos y los musulmanes? Esta nueva obra de Patrick Rivière se ofrece al lector como una guía de las tres religiones monoteístas: judaísmo, cristianismo e islamismo. El estudio de las fuentes de los dogmas de las tres religiones, así como de sus respectivos ritos y calendarios litúrgicos, permite comprender sus... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 133.00
For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on recurring themes of transformation and duplicity in folklore,... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 122.94
Hauptbeschreibung The birth of the West stems from the rejection of tradition. All our evidence for this influence comes from the Axial period, 800-400 BCE. Baruch Halpern explores the impact of changing cosmologies and social relations on cultural change in that era, especially from Mesopotamia to Israel and Greece, but extending across the Mediterranean,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 84.99
This expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shinto concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 108.00
This work is about nothing less than Genesis 1, or human creation. Humanity, the author argues, is created within the Priestly tradition as a replacement of God's divine community; human creation marks the decisive moment that God separates himself from other gods and institutes monotheism. more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95
The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. And yet in fact they sprung from the same spiritual roots and have been nurtured in the same historical soil. This book--an extraordinarily comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions--seeks... more...