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  • 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$ 307.00

    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 Archaeology: A Very Short Introductionby Eric H Cline

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    Archaeologist Eric H. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field. He discusses the early pioneers, the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline, and the major controversies that first prompted explorers to go in search of sites that would "prove" the Bible. He then surveys some of the most well-known modern archaeologists,... 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$ 4.99

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

  • The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmonyby Roberto Calasso

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY is a book without any modern parallel. Forming an active link in a chain that reaches back through Ovid's METAMORPHOSES directly to Homer, Roberto Calasso's re-exploration of the fantastic fables and mysteries we may only think we know explodes the entire world of Greek mythology, pieces it back together, and presents... more...

  • Discovering Eveby Carol Meyers

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 34.99

    This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast... more...

  • Truly Beyond Wondersby Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 164.99

    A fully illustrated study of healing pilgrimage in the Roman empire during the second century AD. The focus is upon one particular pilgrim, the famous orator Aelius Aristides, whose Sacred Tales is examined in the context of the sanctuary of Asklepios at Pergamon, where the author spent two years in search of healing. more...