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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95
New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond... more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00
This book explores the emergence of the science of religion in the Netherlands in the second half of the nineteenth century. The emphasis is on processes of institutionalization, professionalization, and internationalization on the one hand, and on contemporary discussions about method and conceptualization on the other. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 70.00
The successful three volumes of Nineteenth Century Religious Thought in the West provide a fresh appraisal of the most important thinkers of that time. more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 246.00
This new volume in the well-established Late Antique Archaeology series draws together recent research by archaeologists and historians to shed new light on the religious world of Late Antiquity. A detailed bibliographic essay provides an overview of relevant literature, while individual articles explore the diversity of late antique religion. Rabbinic... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95
Prompted by the shattering of the bonds between religion and the political order brought about by the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau devised a "new" religion (civil religion) to be used by the state as a way of enforcing civic unity. Emile Durkheim, by contrast, conceived civil religion to be a spontaneous phenomenon arising from society itself... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.50
After the death of her fianc-, Lyn Webster Wilde sought refuge in alcohol, meaningless affairs and her high-powered job as a film-maker. But a chance encounter changed her life and, after fulfilling a series of tests, she was cautiously welcomed into a secret fraternity. She discovered that her new companions were the guardians of an ancient tradition... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99
Graeme K Talboys has been Druid for a long time. An encounter with a spirit in a beech grove fifty years ago convinced him that the eye rarely sees all there is to see. A few years later he realised there were ways to discover more about those other worlds amongst the trees. The word Druid didn't drift into his consciousness until he was a teenager,... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 13.39
Vorwort Dieser Band umfasst zwei Vorträge, die ich im Rahmen der mir im Wintersemester 2007/2008 übertragenen Otto von Freising-Gastp- fessur an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt halten durfte. Ich danke allen, die hieran und an den Diskussionen teilgenommen und mir wertvolle Anstöße und Anregungen gegeben haben. Neben den Kollegen und Kolleginnen... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. Evidence is drawn... more...
- NYU Press 2009; US$ 50.00
Covering an expanse of more than three thousand years, Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches charts, in one concise volume, the history of Greece?s religious cultures from antiquity all the way through to present, post-independence Greece. Focusing on the encounter and interaction between Hellenism and (Orthodox) Christianity, which is the most... more...