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  • The Sense of Adharmaby Ariel Glucklich

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 194.99

    Addressing one of the most difficult conceptual topics in the study of classical Hinduism, Ariel Glucklich presents a rigorous phenomenology of dharma , or order. The work moves away from the usual emphasis on symbols and theoretical formulations of dharma as a religious and moral norm. Instead, it focuses on images that emerge from the basic experiential... more...

  • The End of Magicby Ariel Glucklich

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 72.99

    Throughout history, magic has been as widely and passionately practiced as religion. But while religion continues to flourish, magic stumbles towards extinction. What is magic? What does it do? Why do people believe in magic? Ariel Glucklich finds the answers to these questions in the streets of Banaras, India's most sacred city, where hundreds of... more...

  • Dying for Heavenby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...

  • Sacred Painby Ariel Glucklich

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 30.99

    Why would anyone seek out the very experience the rest of us most wish to avoid? Why would religious worshipers flog or crucify themselves, sleep on spikes, hang suspended by their flesh, or walk for miles through scorching deserts with bare and bloodied feet?In this insightful new book, Ariel Glucklich argues that the experience of ritual pain, far... more...

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