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  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spacesby Susan Verma Mishra; Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that integrates individuals and communities into a cultural fabric.... more...

  • Le Diableby Jules Baissac; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le Diable n'est pas tout le Christianisme, comme l'a cru ou, du moins, comme l'a dit Voltaire ; mais il en est partie intégrante, essentielle même. « Dieu et le Diable, ainsi que s'exprime très justement Nicole, c'est toute la religion. » Les rigueurs de l'orthodoxie dogmatique exigent que nous tenions ce personnage pour la raison déterminante... more...

  • A Place at the Altarby Meghan J. DiLuzio

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    A Place at the Altar illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complex, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In ancient Rome, priestly service was... more...

  • The Gold of Exodusby Howard Blum

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 9.99

    Mount Sinai. For many, it is the most sacred place on Earththe 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 adventurersLarry Williams,... more...

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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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 Gnostic Discoveriesby Marvin W. Meyer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    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 Ueli Dill; Christine Walde

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 245.98

    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...

  • The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greeceby Marguerite Rigoglioso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 42.00

    This book argues that specialized cadres of virgin priestesses in ancient Greece were believed to give birth in miraculous fashion as a means of bringing forth holy political and spiritual leaders. more...

  • Greek Religious Terminology - Telete & Orgiaby F L Schuddeboom

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    This volume collects and contextualizes ancient sources containing the terms I"IIII"a1/2 and a1/2"II3II for students of Greek religion. All the original texts, both literary and epigraphical, are accompanied by English translations. more...

  • Biblical Archaeologyby John H. Sailhamer

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 7.49

    This is a series of brief reference books for laypeople designed to be read in units of one or two pages. more...