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- Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 15.99
This book presents an academic introduction to the life and teachings of five Middle Eastern founders of religion ?- five individuals whose systems of faith, thought, and action have won the allegiance of millions. All believed to have experienced a personal encounter with the divine - a ?voice? directly from the ?beyond? ? to proclaim God?s message... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
This collection of essays looks at the shared experience of exile across different groups in the early modern period. Contributors argue that exile is a useful analytical tool in the study of a wide variety of peoples previously examined in isolation. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
<div>From a spectral horse and carriage galloping along Church Street to unexplained sightings of the town's mysterious Grey Lady, this collection of hauntings from Bishop's Stortford is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Featured here are reports of a shrieking woman in Water Lane, the ghost of a Victorian child at the Black Lion pub, a... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological study of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, who presided over the transitions and mediations between the wild and the civilized, youth and maturity, life and death. Beginning with a study of the early origins of Artemis and her cult in the Bronze and Archaic Ages, Budin explores the goddess'... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.27
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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96
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...