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  • The Golden Boughby Sir James George Frazer

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king. Published in 1890 it offered a modernist approach to discussing religion. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature... more...

  • Das Onomastikon der biblischen Ortsnamenby Stefan Timm

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 210.00

    Das Onomastikon des Eusebius von Caesarea ist eine unentbehrliche Quelle für die Topographie des Heiligen Landes. Beruhend auf biblischen Texten und antiken Autoren bietet das Onomastikon bis heute zentrale Anhaltspunkte für die Lokalisierung antiker Stätten. Diese Neuedition berichtigt eine Reihe von Fehlern der Ausgabe von Klostermann... more...

  • Light from the Ancient Past, Vol. 2by Jack Finegan

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 71.50 US$ 65.06

    A photograph, map, or diagram illustrates the text for every site described in this pilgrimage to Palestine, beginning with places connected with John the Baptist and proceeding to Bethlehem and Nazareth, Samaria and Galilee, Jerash, Caesarea, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, and Emmaus. Each entry concludes with a brief bibliography of pertinent... more...

  • Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spiritsby Eun-Joo Lee; Yong-Shin Kim

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 26.99

    This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors examine the origins and practice of the dance focusing on traditional music, movements, and clothing. more...

  • Essays on Judaism in the Pre-Hellenistic Periodby Joseph Blenkinsopp

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 137.99

    The essays deal with developments during the period from the liquidation of the Judean state to the conquests of Alexander the Great. This was a critical time in the Near East and the Mediterranean world in general. It marked the end of the great Semitic empires until the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D.,decisive changes in religion, with... more...

  • The Indispensable Josephby Joseph Uujamhan

    Melrose Books 2017; US$ 8.73

    Traces the works and efforts of 24 Popes on St Joseph more...

  • Snapshots of Evolving Traditionsby Liv Ingeborg Lied; Hugo Lundhaug

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 137.99

    An die Seite des Corpus der Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller (GCS) stellte Adolf von Harnack die Monographienreihe der Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur (TU), die er bereits 1882 begründet hatte und die nunmehr als "Archiv für die ... Ausgabe der älteren christlichen Schriftsteller" diente. more...

  • An Ancient Theory of Religionby Nickolas P. Roubekas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th?early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription , and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was? and still is?used. By studying the utilization of the theory in different periods?from the Graeco-Roman... more...

  • Divine Deliveranceby L. Stephanie Cobb

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Does martyrdom hurt? The obvious answer to this question is ?yes.? L. Stephanie Cobb, asserts, however, that early Christian martyr texts respond to this question with an emphatic ?no!? Divine Deliverance examines the original martyr texts of the second through fifth centuries, concluding that these narratives in fact seek to demonstrate the Christian... more...

  • Studien zu Philo von Alexandrienby Otto Kaiser; Markus Witte; Sina Hofmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Philo von Alexandria, der etwas ältere Zeitgenosse des Paulus, ist der wichtigste Repräsentant des alexandrinischen Judentums. An der Schnittstelle von biblischer Überlieferung sowie platonischer und stoischer Philosophie bieten die Schriften Philos eine ganz eigenständige jüdische Anthropologie und Kosmologie, Eschatologie und Ethik. Otto Kaiser,... more...