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  • The Place of the Spiritby Sarah Morice-Brubaker

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 28.00

    The Place of the Spirit' is through and through a constructive work. It brings together a representative sample of thinkers of place, none of whom are theological in the strict sense, and asks the question whether, and if so how, this thinking can be brought productively to bear on Trinitarian thought and correspondingly whether, and if so in what... more...

  • Rethinking Constantineby Edward L. Smither

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 26.00

    On the eve of his battle against Maxentius at Milvian Bridge in 312, Flavius Valerius Constantinus (ca. 273/74-337) reportedly saw a symbol in the sky, which played a role in his conversion to faith in the Christian God and began a new chapter in the relationship between church and state.What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian?... more...

  • How to Eatby Thich Nhat Hanh; Jason DeAntonis

    Parallax Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    How to Eat is the second in a Parallax?s series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that will introduce beginners and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Eat provides an explicit explanation of what it means to eat as... more...

  • The Amazonsby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Amazons?fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world?were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general... more...

  • The Four Dignitiesby Cain Carroll

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    Based on the author's long experience of Yogic and Daoist traditions, this book explores the embodiment of spiritual practice in the most basic functions of daily life. The author shows how to bring the consciousness to bear on the body in lying, sitting, standing and walking, with transformational consequences. more...

  • Daoist Meditationby Lieselotte Schwair; Wu Jyh Cherng

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic Chinese text on meditation, is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and commentary. Master Cherng explains the text in a way that can be fully understood by the Western reader and explains how to practice the Purification of the Heart method of meditation. more...

  • Polynesian Iconoclasm, Theby Jeffrey Sissons

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00

    Within little more than ten years in the early nineteenth century, inhabitants of Tahiti, Hawaii and fifteen other closely related societies destroyed or desecrated all of their temples and most of their god-images. In the aftermath of the explosive event, which Sissons terms the Polynesian Iconoclasm, hundreds of architecturally innovative churches... more...

  • Religious Thought in the Victorian Ageby Bernard M. G. Reardon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    An account of the intellectual and theological ferment of nineteenth-century Britain - the dynamic period when so many of the ideas and attitudes we take for granted today were first established (including the impact of biblical criticism upon traditional theology, and the belief in a social as well as a spirtual mission for the Church). Key figures... more...

  • A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religionby Craig Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    'A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion' explains the key ideas and methods in the study of religion and demonstrates how they can be used. The aim is to provide students with a tool-kit of critical concepts for studying religious belief and behaviour. Throughout the discussion all ideas and methods are illustrated with clear case material. more...

  • Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religionby William E. Arnal; Willi Braun; Russell T. McCutcheon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion presents a provocative critique of the unwillingness of modern scholars to publically distinguish research into comparative religion from confessional studies written within denominationally-affiliated institutions. The book offers the 19th Century founders of the study of religion as a bracing corrective... more...