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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Deep History, Secular Theoryby Luther Martin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has experimented with methodological approaches to the study of religion, particularly Hellenistic religions. This volume represents Martin?s shift from comparative to socio-political to scientific studies of religion, and especially to the cognitive science of religion. The 25 contributions collected... 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...

  • The Gnostic Discoveriesby Marvin W. Meyer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed... more...

  • Antike Mythenby Christine Walde; Ueli Dill

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 280.00

    Contributions by respected European and American scholars from the field of classical and religious studies are collected in this volume. It is a representative selection of contemporary research on myths, the forms they can take, and their transformation in various environments and ages. more...

  • Biblical Archaeologyby Eric H Cline

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 9.99

    Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made virtually every year--during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least... more...