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- Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99
Gnostics have always sought to "know" rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present day. Lawrence Durrell writes, "This is a strange and original... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.99
Worldwide in its membership and increasingly being recognized as a world religion, the Baha?i Faith is enjoying rapid expansion. In this captivating book, one of the world's leading Baha?i scholars gives a brief survey of the life, the works, and the teachings of Baha'u'llah, its founder. Covering the resistance he encountered, including successive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Transforming Literature into Scripture examines how the early textual traditions of ancient Israel - stories, laws, and rituals - were transformed into sacred writings. By comparing evidence from two key collections from antiquity - the royal library at Nineveh and the biblical manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls - the book traces the stabilisation... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 7.99
There is no question that the Torah has had an enormous influence on Western Civilization. It is the source of widely known characters like Joseph, Moses, and Noah, and timeless stories such as the Garden of Eden and the Exodus. Jointly authored by professors of Judaism and Christianity, The Torah: A Beginner?s Guide takes a unique approach, exploring... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
This book focuses on the gender roles within the Unification Church, and on particularly the gender roles as expressed through the vows of marriage. It examines the more widely shared patriarchal assumptions about women in a circumscribed socio-religious environment, with the Church?s gender role system being investigated largely on the level of its... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 130.59
Bei kaum einem anderen Gegenstand treten die Menschen so deutlich in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses wie bei menschlichen Vorstellungen, mit denen die Menschen sich selbst und ihre Umwelt wahrnehmen und sie zu erklären und begreifen suchen. Der Autor gibt einen repräsentativen und anschaulichen Einblick in die geistig-religiöse Befindlichkeit der (schreibenden)... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 119.99
Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson's Virginia examines the influential statesmen and the political struggles in revolutionary Virginia that played a decisive role in developing a distinctive American approach to religious liberty and church-state relations. This collection of innovative essays by leading scholars profiles the Christian communities... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
The military-industrial complex in the United States has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans. The U.S has created a culture in which sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war. This culture has been enabled because popular American Christian understandings of redemption rely so... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09
A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011)... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
The biblical narrative of Sodom and Gomorrah has served as an archetypal story of divine antipathy towards same sex love and desire. 'Sodomy' offers a study of the reception of this story in Christian and Jewish traditions from antiquity to the Reformation. The book argues that the homophobic interpretation of Sodom and Gomorrah is a Christian invention... more...