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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
This book explores state responses to minority religions in four parts. The first chapter provides a legal and normative overview of the variety of responses available to states. Part II looks at Islamic majority countries, and part III focuses on Western Europe, paying particular attention to the rise in the twentieth century of the 'sect'... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00
Rudolf Otto grounded his concept of religion in the experience of the sacred. His perspective offered and continues to offer a major impetus for contemporary debates in theology, the philosophy of religion, religious aesthetics, and religious studies. This volume documents important insights from contemporary readings of Otto in an international perspective. more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99
This book explores the nature and implications of positive, creative, and loving mimesis and brings together the interdisciplinary fields of Girardian studies and creativity studies in new and original ways. Scientists, philosophers, psychologists, theologians and ancient thinkers are brought into thought provoking and insightful dialogue with Girardian... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 24.99
Even as the number of unbelievers continues to rise, religion in America still gets unwarrantably good press. Unfortunately, the central religious concept of the ?sacred? proves, upon closer inspection, to be fictitious. This book surveys the various traditional ?fortresses? of the sacred and finds them all empty and indefensible. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 44.99
Nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art. Religions across the world, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, have been involved over the centuries with a rich array of artistic traditions, both sacred and secular. In its uniquely multi-dimensional consideration of the topic, The Oxford Handbook... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99
Global struggles over women?s roles, rights, and dress have taken center stage in a drama that casts the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. Advocates for equality speak of the issue in terms of rights and modern progress while reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals. Both sides presume women?s... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00
Rather than wield religion as a weapon or a ruse in irrational appeals, the book attempts to reimagine a shared American mythos and ethos, by reminding us of our shared stake in creating an America committed to the life of all peoples and species and to the full developments of our capabilities as an exercise of liberty. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
The interest of this book lies at the very center of a recent deployment of homosexual liberation on a larger scale. The reader will be able to understand how each of the traditions studied articulates its own regulatory mechanisms of male sexuality in general, and homosexuality. more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 101.64
Hauptbeschreibung Der Dialog De E apud Delphos gehört zu den meistdiskutierten Texten des griechischen Philosophen und Polyhistors Plutarch von Chaironeia (ca. 45-120 n. Chr.). Unter der Prämisse, dass sich in dem rätselhaften Weihegeschenk in Form eines E an seinem Tempel in Delphi das Wesen des Gottes Apollon als eines Inspirators zur Philosophie... more...
- Quest Books 2013; US$ 21.95
Is it possible to be spiritual without being religious? This book is aimed at the millions who find that traditional religion fails to meet their spiritual needs. Authentic, soul-nurturing spirituality, Elkins shows, can be found in unlikely places, well outside church or temple walls---a therapist's office, a mountain park, an art studio---even your... more...