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  • Yoga Powersby Knut A. Jacobsen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book offers a number of new insights in the history of yoga powers in the South Asian religious traditions, analyzes the position of the powers in the salvific process and in conceptions of divinity, and explores the rational explanations of the powers provided by the traditions. more...

  • Readings in Eastern Religionsby Harold Coward; Eva K. Neumaier; Ronald Neufeldt

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Developed principally for use in introductory courses in the study of religious traditions in the East, this anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China and Japan. The selections are arranged both chronologically and thematically within religious traditions and include readings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhismby Mario Poceski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism combines outstanding contributions covering Buddhism as it developed and is practiced in this region. These newly-commissioned essays provide fresh scholarly perspectives on a wide range of concepts, texts, and practices. Offers a comprehensive and balanced survey of Buddhism within... more...

  • Mithrasby Manfred Clauss

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 27.04

    Der Kult des Sonnengottes Mithras verbreitete sich seit der frühen Kaiserzeit im gesamten Imperium Romanum. Er versprach den Menschen Hilfe im Alltag und Erlösung nach dem Tod. Vor allem unter römischen Soldaten war die Religion sehr verbreitet - die Zeugnisse dafür finden sich im gesamten Mittelmeerrau bis nach Gallien und Germanien hinein. Die Mithras-Verehrung... more...

  • Die Chaldaeischen Orakel: Kontext - Interpretation - Rezeptionby Helmut Seng; Michel Tardieu

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 54.18

    Hauptbeschreibung Hans Lewys 1956 in Kairo erschienenes Buch 'Chaldaean Oracles and Theurgy. Mysticism, Magic and Platonism in the later Roman Empire' hat die Erforschung der Chaldaeischen Orakel angeregt wie kaum ein zweites Werk. Das 50. Jahr seit der Veröffentlichung war der Anlass einer Tagung zu den Chaldaeischen Orakeln, die 2006 in Konstanz... more...

  • The Upanishadsby Swami Paramananda

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Interested in learning more about Hinduism? Whether you're a curious newcomer or a long-time practitioner, this collection of Upanishads -- the sacred philosophical texts upon which many of the precepts of the Hindu religion are based -- offers an engaging, spiritually enlightening read. more...

  • Hinduismby Kim Knott

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 9.99

    Hinduism is practised by 80 per cent of India's population, and by 30 million people outside India. In this "Very Short Introduction", Kim Knott combines a succinct overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the 20th century. more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Hinduismby Gavin Flood

    Wiley 2008; US$ 247.95

    An ideal resource for courses on Hinduism or world religions, this accessible volume spans the entire field of Hindu studies. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience. Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism Features four coherent sections covering... more...

  • Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourseby Brian A. Hatcher

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    This book examines the classical roots and contempoary significance of eclecticism within modern Hindu discourse. It focuses on the thought of Swami Vivekananda as exemplary of the tone and character of modern Hindu eclecticism and then seeks to identify its historical Indian antecedents. more...

  • Religion Against the Selfby Isabelle Nabokov

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...