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  • Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlanticby Akinwumi Ogundiran; Paula Saunders

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Focusing on everyday rituals, the essays in this volume look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African?descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality in material terms. The contributors trace the impact of encounters with the Atlantic world on African cultural formation,... more...

  • Monumental Baliby A.J. Bernet Kempers

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    Monumental Bali describes a formative period in Balinese history through a study of the island's fascinating antiquities. This classic work provides the key to understanding Bali's most famous monuments, including the "Elephant Cave" near Ubud, the "Royal Tombs" at Gunung Kawi, and the spectacular "Mother Temple" at Besakih. A comprehensive Guide... more...

  • From an Antique Landby Carl S. Ehrlich; Gary Beckman; Benjamin R. Foster; Susan Tower Hollis; Ingo Kottsieper; Wayne T. Pitard; Gonzalo Rubio

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 33.99

    From an Antique Land introduces the various cultures and literatures of the Ancient Near East, including literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. The timeframe extends from the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great. Each chapter includes an overview... more...

  • An Archaeology of Religionby Kit W. Wesler

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 32.99

    An Archaeology of Religion challenges traditional conventions by refusing to respect the geographic and temporal boundaries with which archaeologists too often define their field. This book is an ambitious attempt to survey how scholars approach the identification of religious sites and practices in the archaeological record. more...

  • Digging through Historyby Richard A. Freund

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 38.99

    Digging through History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's journey through some of the most fascinating archaeological sites of human history?including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. Each chapter takes readers through a different archaeological site, showing what... more...

  • Excavating Jesusby John Dominic Crossan; Jonathan L. Reed

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The premier historical Jesus scholar joins a brilliant archaeologist to illuminate the life and teaching of Jesus against the background of his world. There have been phenomenal advances in the historical understanding of Jesus and his world and times, but also huge, lesser known advances in first?century Palestine archaeology that explain... more...

  • In Search of Paulby John Dominic Crossan; Jonathan L. Reed

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    John Dominic Crossan, the eminent historical Jesus scholar, and Jonathan L. Reed, an expert in biblical archaeology, reveal through archaeology and textual scholarship that Paul, like Jesus, focused on championing the Kingdom of God??a realm of justice and equality??against the dominant, worldly powers of the Roman empire. Many theories exist about... more...

  • The Gold of Exodusby Howard Blum

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 9.99

    Mount Sinai. For many, it is the most sacred place on Earth—the site where God descended to give Moses the Ten Commandments. Yet for centuries, mankind has not known its exact location. In this heart-pounding true story, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Howard Blum tells the enthralling account of two modern-day adventurers—Larry Williams,... more...

  • The Beliefnet Guide to Gnosticism and Other Vanished Christianitiesby Richard Valantasis

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    From its earliest days, Christianity has been marked by a rich diversity of beliefs and practices. Different interpretations of Jesus? life and mission, as well as conflicting views about worship and rituals, gave rise to numerous sects in the first centuries C.E. Condemned as heretical by the official Church, these early movements were lost to history... more...

  • The Oracleby William J. Broad

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi Like Walking the Bible , this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in ancient Greece. Human mistress of the god Apollo, she had the power to enter into ecstatic communion... more...