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  • An Archaeology of Religionby Kit W. Wesler

    UPA 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...

  • The Art of Empireby Lee M. Jefferson; Robin M. Jensen

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 43.99

    The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity requires a deeper understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire. The long-held belief that Christian art?s beginnings... more...

  • Before the God in this Place for Good Remembranceby Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 133.00

    This monograph explores Yahwistic votive practice in the Hellenistic period. The dedicatory inscriptions from the Yahweh temple on Mount Gerizim are the object of an investigation of Yahwistic votive practice, witnessed in and outside Biblical literature. The research begins the discussion by placing votive practice in a theoretical framework... more...

  • The Book of the Deadby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs,... more...

  • Classifying Christiansby Todd S. Berzon

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Classifying Christians investigates late antique Christian heresiologies as ethnographies that catalogued and detailed the origins, rituals, doctrines, and customs of the heretics in explicitly polemical and theological terms. Oscillating between ancient ethnographic evidence and contemporary ethnographic writing, Todd S. Berzon argues that late... 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... more...

  • Digging through Historyby Richard A. Freund

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 42.99

    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...

  • The Essence of Rumiby John Baldock

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 1.99

    Get drunk on Love, for Love is all that exists. Unless you make Love your business, you will not be admitted to the Beloved.' (Divan-i Shams-i Tabriz 455:A1:54) The thirteenth-century saint Jalaluddin Rumi has been called the greatest mystical poet of any age, and his work compared to that of Dante and Shakespeare. Over a period of 25 years ... 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$ 36.99

    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...

  • The Gnostic Religionby Hans Jonas

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity more...