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  • After Pluralismby Courtney Bender; Pamela E. Klassen

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively... more...

  • More than Mythologyby Catharina Raudvere; Jens Peter Schjřdt

    Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99

    Written by distinguished scholars from multiple perspectives, this account widens the interpretative scope on religious life among the pre-Christian Scandinavian people. The religion of the Viking Age is conventionally identified through its mythology: the ambiguous character Odin, the forceful Thor, and the end of the world approaching in Ragnarök.... more...

  • Prolegomena to Religious Pluralismby Peter Byrne

    Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 110.00

    This book surveys the thesis that all religions are alike in referring and relating to a single, common transcendent and sacred reality. It treats this thesis as one in the philosophy of religion and systematically sets out its main philosophical strengths and weaknesses. The key to understanding and defending pluralism is argued to lie in a realist... more...

  • The Many Altars of Modernityby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger. It outlines a new paradigm for understanding religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. Along the way, Berger addresses a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, interreligious socieities, and the political order. The book also includes responses... more...

  • Tracing Old Norse Cosmologyby Anders Andrén

    Nordic Academic Press 2014; US$ 40.99

    The study of Old Norse religion is a truly multidisciplinary and international field of research. The rituals, myths, and narratives of pre-Christian Scandinavia have been studied and interpreted in detail relying mainly on Christian Icelandic literature from the Middle Ages. Here, Anders Andrén offers a long-term perspective on Old Norse cosmology... more...

  • Handbook of Norse Mythologyby John Lindow

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 65.00

    Drawing on the latest scholarship, John Lindow, an internationally known authority on Norse mythology, covers the tales, their literary and oral sources, and their emergence into popular tradition, religion, and art. more...

  • The Golden Ruleby Jeffrey Wattles

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 32.99

    This work offers a survey of the history of the rule, "Do unto others as you want others to do unto you". It traces the rule's history in contexts as diverse as the writings of Confucius and the Greek philosophers, the Bible, modern theology and philosophy, and the American "self-help" context. more...

  • Norse Mythologyby John Lindow

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 16.99

    Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland--outlining along the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history,... more...

  • Gods and Myths of Northern Europeby H. Davidson

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; US$ 15.98

    Surveys the pre-Christian beliefs of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples. Provides an introduction to this subject, giving basic outlines to the sagas and stories, and helps identify the charachter traits of not only the well known but also the lesser gods of the age. more...

  • Animals and Humansby Kristina Jennbert

    Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 41.99

    Exploring the relationship between animals and humans in Scandinavia from the Roman Iron Age to the Viking Period, this book interprets Old Norse mythology—in which imaginary creatures with strong characters were invented—and examines the importance of animals in the human world. According to Old Norse perceptions, real and fantasy animals in Midgard... more...