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- Ronin Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
The first western god was both male and female. All of western religion springs from the veneration of a bi-gender entity, known to the ancient world as the Gynomorph. The worship of hermaphroditic gods like the Gynomorph surfaces in ancient pagan cults as well as early Christianity. The celebration of female gods with penises impacted the development... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures , edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of... more...
- 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...