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  • The A to Z of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries. more...

  • Religious Studies: The Key Conceptsby Carl Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 33.95

    Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. Subjects... more...

  • The Different Paths of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    For centuries, Buddhist teachers and laypeople have used stories, symbols, cultural metaphors, and anecdotes to teach and express their religious views.  In this introductory textbook, Carl Olson draws on these narrative traditions to detail the development of Buddhism from the life of the historical Buddha to the present.  By organizing the... more...

  • An Introduction to Religion and Religious Themes in Rock Musicby Carl Olson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 179.95

    Olson produces a case study in creative pedagogy that incorporates popular culture into religious studies. Utilizing rock music to discuss religious themes provides a new and unique approach to theological topics. The book does not only focus on overtly religious rock music but rather posits that lyrical usage of themes by rock musicians over the years... more...

  • The Theology and Philosophy of Eliadeby Carl Olson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1992; US$ 202.00

    The primary focus of this study is to view Eliade as not only a historian of religions but also as a theologian, a philosopher, novelist and as someone engaged in cross-cultural dialogue with other religious traditions. Besides attempting to view Eliade's work from a variety of perspectives, this study contends that the scholarly work of Eliade cannot... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries. more...

  • Religious Ways of Experiencing Lifeby Carl Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Religious Ways of Experiencing Life: A Global and Narrative Approach surveys world religions, using the narratives and discourses of each tradition to describe it in its own terms. Carl Olson examines each tradition?s practices, teachings, material culture, roles of women, and path to salvation, as well as the experiences of its followers. The... more...

  • Celibacy and Religious Traditionsby Carl Olson

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 27.99

    The purpose of this book is to examine how the practice of celibacy differs cross-culturally as well as historically within particular religious traditions. The essays demonstrate that celibacy is a complex phenomenon. The first collection of its kind, this book will be a valuable resource for courses in world religions, as well as a contribution to... more...

  • Indian Asceticismby Carl Olson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Using religio-philosophical discourses and narratives from epic, puranic, and hagiographical literature, Indian Asceticism focuses on the powers exhibited by ascetics of India from ancient to modern time. more...

  • Perceptual Organization in Visionby Ruth Kimchi; Marlene Behrmann; Carl R. Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    Understanding visual perceptual organization remains a challenge for vision science. Perceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives explores ideas emanating from behavioral, developmental, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and computational approaches to the problem of perceptual organization. The growing body of research... more...