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  • Antike Religionby Bernhard Linke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 350.00

    bernhard Linke bietet eine kompetente Einführung in die religiöse Welt der Antike sowie breite Orientierung in der immensen Forschungsliteratur. Die vergleichende Darstellung der religiösen Weltbilder in Griechenland und Rom schärft das Bewusstsein für die Unterschiede, die es bei allen Gemeinsamkeiten gab. Es ist ein einzigartiges Hilfsmittel für... more...

  • An Archaeology of Ancestorsby Carla M. Antonaccio

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 43.99

    In this fresh consideration of the origins of the ancient Greeks' ideas and practices concerning their own past, Carla M. Antonaccio demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult persisted, throughout the Iron Age, long before epic poetry's heroic narratives were widely disseminated. Although it was not until the dissolution of Iron Age societies that... more...

  • Hestia – Goddess of the Hearthby Janet Bubar Rich

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the e-chatter overload that people face in their daily... more...

  • Religion Todayby Ross Aden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 74.99

    Religion Today introduces students to key concepts in religious studies through a compelling problem-solving framework. Each chapter opens with a contemporary case study that helps students engage in current religious issues, explore possible solutions to difficult religious problems today, and learn key themes and concepts in religious studies.... more...

  • Understanding World Religionsby David Whitten Smith; Elizabeth Geraldine Burr

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 38.99

    Understanding World Religions studies major worldviews in relation to justice and peace: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active... more...

  • La romanisation des dieuxby Alain Cadotte

    BRILL 2006; US$ 221.00

    Presents a global study of the Roman-African pantheon. more...

  • Cretan Sanctuaries and Cultsby Mieke Prent

    BRILL 2006; US$ 233.00

    This volume offers a contextual study of sanctuaries and cults in Crete in the transitional period from the end of the Late Bronze Age into the Archaic period (c.1200 to 600 BC). It provides a dynamic picture of the interplay of religious tradition and societal change in a period long considered a 'Dark Age' by Classical scholarship. more...

  • Romanising Oriental Godsby Richard Gordon; Jaime Alvar

    BRILL 2008; US$ 221.00

    Argues that the alternative accounts emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. more...

  • Votives, Places and Rituals in Etruscan Religionby Margarita Gleba; Hilary Becker

    BRILL 2008; US$ 151.00

    Considering votive, mortuary and secular rituals, this volume offers a contribution to the study of Etruscan culture and gathers material, interpretations and approaches to the areas of Etruscan religion. more...

  • Instructions for the Netherworldby Alberto Bernabe; Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristobal; Sara Olmos; Michael Chase

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    Orphic gold tables are key documents for the knowledge of rites and beliefs of Orphics, an atypical group that configured a highly original creed and that influenced powerfully over other Greek writers and thinkers. This book presents their translation and some fundamental keys for their interpretation. more...