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  • Writing Religionby Steven W. Ramey; Theodore Louis Trost; Steven Leonard Jacobs; Steven W. Ramey; Russell T. McCutcheon; Arjun Appadurai; Aaron W. Hughes; Steven Leonard Jacobs; Martin S. Jaffee; Nathan Katz; Amy-Jill Levine; Bruce Lincoln; Tomoko Masuzawa; Russell T. McCutcheon; Ann Pellegrini; Judith Plaskow; Jonathan Z. Smith; Steven W. Ramey; Theodore Louis Trost

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In 2002, the University of Alabama's Department of Religious Studies established the annual Aronov Lecture Series to showcase the works of nationally recognized scholars of religion capable of reflecting on issues of wide relevance to scholars from across the humanities and social sciences. Writing Religion: The Case for the Critical Study of Religion... more...

  • The Twin Horse Godsby Henry John Walker

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 32.00

    The twin deities known by the ancient Greeks as the Dioskouroi, and by the Romans as the Gemini, were popular figures in the classical world. They were especially connected with youth, low status and service, and were embraced by the common people in a way that eluded those gods associated with regal magnificence or the ruling classes. Despite their... more...

  • Common Groundby Todd Outcalt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    As the spice maker?s cabinet is full of many herbs, so should a scholar be full of Scripture, Talmud, and Legend—an ancient Jewish proverb This reference to legend—or the teaching tales used by the sages—is a remarkable testimony to the power of story and its place in the history, development, and culture of a people. Legends have helped people understand... more...

  • Crossings and Crossesby Jenny Berglund; Thomas Lundén; Peter Strandbrink

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume critically explores the state of religious and civic life and politics on the margins of state spaces by analysing the themes of borders, education, and religions in northern Europe. It suggests that the formation of religious and civic identity through education is not becoming less parochial and more culturally open. It also... more...

  • Den Religionen auf der Spurby Claudius Müller

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2015; US$ 57.23

    Die Trommel eines Schamanen, die Hand der Fatima oder der Angelhaken des Maui - die Religionen der Welt äußern sich in ganz unterschiedlichen Kultgegenständen. Claudius Müller stellt in seinem Band einige besonders eindrucksvolle religiöse Objekte vor und präsentiert sie in ihrem kulturellen Zusammenhang. Sein Buch ist ein Streifzug durch die Religionen... more...

  • The Reluctant Pilgrimby Roger L. Welsch

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Forty years ago, while paging through a book sent as an unexpected gift from a friend, Roger Welsch came across a curious reference to stones that were round, ?like the sun and moon.? According to Tatonka-ohitka, Brave Buffalo (Sioux), these stones were sacred. ?I make my request of the stones and they are my intercessors,? Brave Buffalo explained.... more...

  • Cults and New Religionsby Douglas E. Cowan; David G. Bromley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

    This unparalleled introduction to cults and new religious movements has been completely up-dated and expanded to reflect the latest developments; each chapter reviews the origins, leaders, beliefs, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the specific controversies surrounding each group. A fully updated, revised and expanded edition of... more...

  • Wir sind alle »andere«by Henning Schluß; Susanne Tschida; Thomas Krobath; Michael Domsgen

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 31.48

    Pluralität ist nicht mehr die Ausnahme an unseren Schulen, sondern Normalität. In den großen Städten ist die kulturelle Pluralität ein Faktum, auf das pädagogisch reagiert wird. Die religiöse Pluralität geht mit der kulturellen Pluralität keineswegs zwangsläufig parallel, ist mit ihr jedoch vielfältig verflochten. Gleichwohl wird dieser Zusammenhang... more...

  • Mythologyby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Inside Ancient Greece provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating cultures of the ancient world. Each title focuses on specific aspects of life in ancient Greece, and offers vivid close-ups of its art and architecture, history, literature, government, religion and mythology, warfare, and more. This volume introduces... more...

  • Warum sie glauben, was sie glaubenby Bernhard Uhde

    Herder Verlag 2015; US$ 12.40

    Konflikte rühren oft vom Nichtwissen. Noch öfter vom Nichtverstehen: Wie »ticken« die »anderen« wirklich? Was sind ihre inneren Antriebskräfte, ihre gedanklichen Prinzipien? Damit Debatten über kulturelle Unterschiede nicht mehr so schnell ins Leere laufen, stellt Bernhard Uhde die inneren Konzepte vor, die die innere spirituelle und kulturelle Dynamik... more...