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  • A Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals)by G Gaskell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 300.00

    G. A. Gaskell?s Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths, first published in 1923, examines several different aspects of religion, including examples from Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology to modern-day Christianity, providing explanations of gods, events, and symbols in alphabetical order. This is a perfect reference... more...

  • Divination and Human Natureby Peter T. Struck

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Divination and Human Nature casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination?the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these readings as signs from the gods while modern scholars have treated such beliefs as primitive superstitions. In this book, Peter Struck reveals... more...

  • Libationby Kimani S. K. Nehusi

    UPA 2015; US$ 32.99

    This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and signi?cance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world. It connects the practice of libation throughout time, connects Afrikans to their social history, and so to themselves, across generations in different spaces and times. more...

  • Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republicby Celia E. Schultz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious opportunities available to Roman women than are commonly considered. Based on research in ancient literature, inscriptions,... more...

  • Incorruptible Bodiesby Yonatan Moss

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    In the early sixth-century eastern Roman empire, anti-Chalcedonian leaders Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity?s multiple images of the ?body of Christ,? Yonatan Moss reveals the underlying political,... 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...

  • Archaeology and World Religionby Timothy Insoll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Archaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'. The contributors consider a number of questions: * can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical documents,... more...

  • The Cave of John the Baptistby Shimon Gibson

    The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 23.00

    The first archaeological evidence of the historical reality of the Gospel story. From a historical point of view, the uniqueness of this cave is that it contains archaeological evidence that comes to us from the very time of the personalities and events described in the Gospels. For here is the largest ritual bathing pool ever found in the Jerusalem... more...

  • Where God Was Bornby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    At a time when America debates its values and the world braces for religious war, Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible and Abraham , travels ten thousand miles through the heart of the Middle East?Israel, Iraq, and Iran?and examines the question: Is religion tearing us apart ... or can it bring us together?... more...

  • Life of Josephusby S.N. Mason

    BRILL 2003; US$ 85.00

    Mason, a specialist on Josephus (he teaches classics and religious studies at York U. in Toronto, Canada), produced a magisterial translation of the historian's autobiography, first published by Brill in 2001. This paperback edition reprints the cloth original, in which the translation is accompanied by Mason's extensive commentary presented in the more...