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- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 124.99
This work aims to offer an interpretive history of bhakti, an influential religious perspective in Hinduism. The author argues that although Bhakti is mentioned in every contemporary sourcebook on Indian religions, it still lacks an agreed-upon definition. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99
This book examines the classical roots and contempoary significance of eclecticism within modern Hindu discourse. It focuses on the thought of Swami Vivekananda as exemplary of the tone and character of modern Hindu eclecticism and then seeks to identify its historical Indian antecedents. more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.95
After describing those aspects of psychoanalytic theory that are relevant to the understanding of Greek myth, this study interprets, using psychoanalytical methodology, the Greek myth of origin and succession, particularly as stated in Hesiod's "Theogony". more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99
This book unearths the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths on which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00
This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00
This book explores the emergence of the science of religion in the Netherlands in the second half of the nineteenth century. The emphasis is on processes of institutionalization, professionalization, and internationalization on the one hand, and on contemporary discussions about method and conceptualization on the other. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99
In 'Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls', June McDaniel provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. She identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners, tracing these strands through Bengali culture. more...
- Icon Books 2005; US$ 10.19
Introducing Hinduism offers a guide to the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this extraordinarily diverse faith. It untangles the complexities of Hinduism's gods and goddesses, its caste system and its views on sex, everyday life and asceticism. It explores the links with and differences from Buddhism, Jainism and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00
Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine the boundaries of their societies. These narratives reveal their meanings through close analysis of the specific ways in which each makes use of the tradition. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 75.00
"Encyclopedia of World Religions" explores the major religions of the world, emphasizing the living faiths and their background. Each illustrated volume provides access to the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of each religion and the way it is practiced. more...