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  • Buddhismby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This "Very Short Introduction" introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. It explores the distinctive features of Buddhism; how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries; and how dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. more...

  • Cults and New Religious Movementsby Lorne L. Dawson

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2003; US$ 47.95

    What is a cult? Why do they emerge? Who joins them? And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements. Looks at theoretical explanations for cults, why people join and what happens when... more...

  • The New Jewish Wedding, Revisedby Anita Diamant

    Scribner 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Definitive, Completely Up-to-Date Guide to Planning a Jewish Wedding Since its original publication in 1986, The New Jewish Wedding has become required reading, assigned to engaged couples by Conservative, Reform, and Reconstruc-tionist rabbis alike. In this new revision, Anita Diamant, one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish... more...

  • The Garden of Truthby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99

    We've all read about the laws and politics of Islam, but Sufism is the poetry and romance of the world's fastest growing religion. This ascetic and mystical movement within Islam dates from the early 9th century. It has a long and respected tradition of rejecting worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment,... more...

  • The Liturgy in Medieval Englandby Richard W. Pfaff

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 56.00

    This book provides a comprehensive historical treatment of the Latin liturgy in medieval England. more...

  • War against the Idolsby Carlos M. N. Eire

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    In the second decade of the sixteenth century medieval piety suddenly began to be attacked in some places as 'idolatry', or false religion. Wherever these ideas became accepted, churches were sacked, images smashed and burned, relics destroyed, and the Catholic Mass abolished. This study calls attention to the centrality of the idolatry issue for the... more...

  • Holy Harlotsby Kelly E. Hayes

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    Holy Harlots examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in contemporary Brazil by analyzing the beliefs and religious practices related to the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity Pomba Gira. Said to be the disembodied spirit of an unruly harlot, Pomba Gira is a controversial figure in Brazil. Devotees maintain that Pomba Gira... more...

  • Religionspädagogikby Bernd Schröder

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 46.76

    Bernd Schröder erschließt die Religionspädagogik unter fünf verschiedenen, methodisch reflektierten Perspektiven. Sein Lehrbuch entfaltet das Fach mit historischer Tiefenschärfe und unter vergleichender Wahrnehmung religiöser Erziehung in anderen Religionen (Judentum und Islam) und Ländern (England und Frankreich); er verbindet empirische Bestandsaufnahmen... more...

  • Life Was Never Meant to Be a Struggleby Stuart Wilde

    Hay House 1998; US$ 2.99

    Stuart helps you identify the cause of struggle in your life and shows you how to eliminate it quickly. Your heritage is to be free. To achieve that freedom, you have to move gradually from struggle into free FLOW. more...

  • On Hinduismby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    On Hinduism is a penetrating analysis of many of the most crucial and contested issues in Hinduism, from the Vedas to the present day. In a series of 63 connected essays, it discusses Hindu concepts of polytheism, death, gender, art, contemporary puritanism, non-violence, and much more. more...