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  • Daodejingby Laozi; Edmund Ryden; Benjamin Penny

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. more...

  • The Kingdom of Matthiasby Paul E. Johnson; Sean Wilentz

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Shedding new light on the communal religious cultism that has continued... more...

  • Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movementby Daniel Byman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    A sharp and concise overview of Al Qaeda, from its humble origins in the mountains of Afghanistan to the present, explaining its perseverance and adaptation since 9/11 and the limits of U.S. and allied counterterrorism efforts more...

  • Thomas Cranmer's Doctrine of Repentanceby Ashley Null

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 54.99

    Puppet, Protestant partisan, or Erasmian humanist: which, if any, was Thomas Cranmer? Although he was a key participant in the changes to English life brought about by the Reformation, his reticent nature and lack of extensive personal writings have left a vacuum. For the first time this book examines little-used manuscript sources to reconstruct Cranmer's... more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • Religion as a human capacityby T. Light; B.C. Wilson

    BRILL 2004; US$ 219.00

    Prepared in honour of E. Thomas Lawson, the essays in this volume represent diverse points of view in the study of religion. It offers a broad range of cognitivist theoretical explorations, and presents applications of cognitive and other contemporary theories to religious data. more...

  • Literature Suppressed on Religious Groundsby Margaret Bald

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 50.00

    Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook... more...

  • Regional, Critical, and Historical Approachesby Peter Antes

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 193.77

    Internationally recognized scholars from many parts of the world provide a critical survey of recent developments and achievements in the global field of religious studies. The work follows in the footsteps of two former publications: Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion , edited by Jacques Waardenburg (1973), and Contemporary Approaches... more...

  • Hoe God emigreerde naar Amerikaby Hans Knippenberg

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.90

    Tussen Europa en de Verenigde Staten bestaan verschillen in de mate waarin godsdienst een rol speelt in het dagelijks leven, en in de publieke sfeer. Waar Europa reeds lang het toneel is van een voortschrijdende secularisering, blijft godsdienst een wezenlijk element in de Amerikaanse politiek en cultuur. Daarom vormt de VS een levendige markt van... more...