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  • Classical Approaches to the Study of Religionby Jacques Waardenburg; Russell T. McCutcheon

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 45.99

    Jacques Waardenburg?s Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion , first published in 1973 and updated in 1999, was groundbreaking in establishing religious studies as an independent academic field. The volume consists of two parts. The first is Waardenburg?s magisterial essay tracing the rise and development of the academic study of religion... more...

  • Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Editionby Mark Juergensmeyer

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Why would anybody believe that God could sanction terrorism? Why has the rediscovery of religion?s power in recent years manifested in such a bloody way? What, if anything, can be done about it?   Terror in the Mind of God , now in its fourth edition, answers these questions and more. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book analyzes in detail terrorism... more...

  • Judaism and Islamby Stephen Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 275.00

    This volume on Judaism and Islam in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series overviews perceptions of human sexuality through two major monotheistic faiths, namely Judaism and Islam. Part 1 presents previously published articles on Judaism and sexuality from a historical perspective, in particular, through the writings of the Tanakh and... more...

  • Nations Before Nationalismby John A. Armstrong

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    In search of an explanation of how a sense of ethnic identity evolves to create the concept of nation, Armstrong analyzes Islamic and Christian cultures from antiquity to the nineteenth century. He explores the effects of institutions--the city, imperial polity, bureaucratic imperatives of centralization, and language divisions--on the development... more...

  • Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby David L. Weddle

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    An examination of the practice and philosophy of sacrifice in three religious traditions   In the book of Genesis, God tests the faith of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham by demanding that he sacrifice the life of his beloved son, Isaac. Bound by common admiration for Abraham, the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam also promote... more...

  • Buddhismby Huston Smith; Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions. more...

  • World Christianity and Marxismby Denis R. Janz

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 114.99

    Denis Janz argues that the encounter with Marxism has been the defining event for twentieth century Christianity. No other worldview shook Christianity more dramatically and no other movement had as profound an impact on so many. Now the Cold War is over and as we approach the end of the century we need, Janz says, to ask ourselves what happened.This... more...

  • The Twilight of Atheismby Alister McGrath

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.99

    In this bold and provocative new book, the author of In the Beginning and The Reenchantment of Nature challenges the widely held assumption that the world is becoming more secular and demonstrates why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance essential for coping with the complexities of modern life. Atheism is one of the most... more...

  • Regional, Critical, and Historical Approachesby Peter Antes

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 195.45

    Internationally recognized scholars from many parts of the world provide a critical survey of recent developments and achievements in the global field of religious studies. The work follows in the footsteps of two former publications: Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion , edited by Jacques Waardenburg (1973), and Contemporary Approaches... more...

  • Toward a True Kinship of Faithsby Dalai Lama

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 15.00

    ?No country, no culture, no person today is untouched by what happens in the rest of the world.  Technological innovation, environmental degradation, economic gain & loss, nuclear weapons, instant communication have all created unprecedented familiarity among the world?s many cultures. With this historic development, the Dalai Lama understands that... more...