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Abrahamic Religions

  • 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...

  • Urban Origins of American Judaismby Deborah Dash Moore

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    The urban origins of American Judaism began with daily experiences of Jews, their responses to opportunities for social and physical mobility as well as constraints of discrimination and prejudice. Deborah Dash Moore explores Jewish participation in American cities and considers the implications of urban living for American Jews across three centuries.... 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...

  • Christians in the Twenty-First Centuryby George D. Chryssides; Margaret Z. Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    'Christians in the Twenty-First Century' examines Christianity as it is understood and practised both by active followers and those who regard themselves as Christian. The book opens with an examination of key Christian concepts - the Bible, the Creeds, the Church and the sacraments - and the major traditions of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy... more...

  • Christian Mentalityby Burton L. Mack

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Christian myth is entangled with American politics, with the nation's image of its own manifest destiny. 'Christian Mentality' analyses the myths that have shaped America's collective mentality. Concepts that are taken for granted in the formation of American policy - namely power, violence and fear - are examined. The book argues that America... more...

  • Enzyklopädie des Stiftungswesens in mittelalterlichen Gesellschaftenby Michael Borgolte

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 277.00

    The Encyclopedia examines the role of foundations in Latin and Greek Christianity, in Judaism, in Islam, and in the multi-religious world of India from about 500?1500 A.D. through systematic comparative articles with intercultural summaries. The first volume describes the fundamental principles, terminology, research approaches of participating disciplines,... more...

  • Orationenby Stock Alexander

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 10.79

    Der liturgische Kalender kennt nicht nur grüne Sonntage, sondern auch violette, weiße, rote. Nach seiner vielbeachteten Auslegung der Tagesgebete im Jahreskreis wendet sich der Autor in diesem Band den Festen und Festzeiten zu. Es geht um die Orationen der Advents- und Weihnachtszeit, der Fastenzeit, der Karwoche und Osterzeit, endend mit Pfingsten... more...

  • The Heart Sutraby Osho; Osho International Foundation

    Osho Media International 2014; US$ 7.95

    The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha?s close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these ten talks Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern... more...

  • Migrating Talesby Richard Kalmin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...

  • Singen in der evangelischen Kindertagesstätte (Kita)by Beate Quaas; Ralf Meister

    Edition Ruprecht 2014; US$ 26.84

    Mit einem Vorwort von Bischof Ralf Meister. Dieses Praxisbuch vermittelt Lust auf neue Lieder und Freude am gemeinsamen Singen von religiösen Liedern auf pädagogisch fundierte Weise. Es ist im Auftrag der Liturgischen Konferenz entstanden. Die Autorin erörtert konzeptionelle Grundlagen in neun Leitgedanken, zu denen sie jeweils fragt »Was bedeutet... more...