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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
European Paganism provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of ancient pagan religions throughout the European continent. Before there where Christians, the peoples of Europe were pagans. Were they bloodthirsty savages hanging human offerings from trees? Were they happy ecologists, valuing the unpolluted rivers and mountains? In European... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, in the inability or refusal to understand them and in the casual turning away of one’s ethical gaze. Evil and moral blindness lurk in what we take... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 33.99
A vibrant example of living literature, The Bhagavata Purana is a versatile Hindu sacred text containing more than 14,000 Sanskrit verses. Finding its present form around the tenth century C.E., the work inspired several major north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions as well as schools of dance and drama, and continues to permeate popular Hindu... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
Taking the contentious debates surrounding historical evidence and history writing between secularists and Hindu nationalists as a starting point, this book seeks to understand the origins of a growing historical consciousness in contemporary India, especially amongst Hindus. The broad question it poses is: Why has ?history? become such an important... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
There is a steady and growing scholarly, as well as popular interest in Hindu religion ? especially devotional ( bhakti ) traditions as forms of spiritual practice and expressions of divine embodiment. Associated with this is the attention to sacred images and their worship. Attending Krishna's Image extends the discussion on Indian images and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
In classical Greece women were almost entirely excluded from public life. Yet the feminine was accorded a central place in religious thought and ritual.This volume explores the often paradoxical centrality of the feminine in Greek culture, showing how out of sight was not out of mind. The contributors adopt perspectives from a wide range of disciplines,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success in war or commerce, in fact to produce any outcome that could better life on Earth. This fascinating book provides the first general, fully... more...
- Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2013; US$ 14.32
Hauptbeschreibung Alleinerziehende Mütter und Väter haben es nicht leicht: Sie überwinden große Hürden, um Beruf und Familie unter einen Hut zu bringen, und erfahren verhältnismäßig wenig Unterstützung durch Gesellschaft und Staat. Dabei gehen sie oft bis an ihre persönlichen Belastungsgrenzen. Trotzdem schaffen es die meisten - aus eigener Kraft... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 98.99
Theology of religions has defaulted in the last two decades to an epicyclic inclusivism which seeks to undermine pluralism with claims that it is covertly triumphalistic and that it mirrors the logic of exclusivism. With the exception of pioneers in the field such as John Hick and Paul Knitter, most major figures in this theological field have retreated... more...