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- Beacon Press 2000; US$ 24.95
William Paden's classic exploration in religious studies, with a new introduction In the current climate, Interpreting the Sacred provides a fresh, thorough way to consider and compare various religious belief systems. Paden puts forth the idea that our understanding of religion influences our understanding of ourselves and our world. Updated with... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00
The New Sciences of Religion is a critical analysis of new scientific research on religious and spiritual phenomena. William Grassie takes a two-staged phenomenological approach working from the "outside in" and the "bottom up" without privileging at the outset any religious traditions or philosophical assumptions. Using insights from economics,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 99.00
Packed into all the major monotheistic religions that burst out of the Middle East is an immensely powerful theological punch: apocalypse. While these visions have expressed themselves in different ways in each of the four monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, the phenomenon itself is intrinsically similar. How... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95
In the West, the varied body of texts and traditions known as Tantra for more than two centuries has had the capacity to scandalise and shock. For European colonisers, Orientalist scholars and Christian missionaries of the Victorian era, Tantra was generally seen as the most degenerate and depraved example of the worst tendencies of the so-called 'Indian... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1974; US$ 8.00
Unworldly Wise, Wei Wu Wei's eighth and final book, is an enlightened parable in the form of a conversation between an owl and a rabbit about God, love, and the way to be free from the traps of our minds. Using the further pseudonym O.O.O., the author was obviously having some fun with his readers. In this most accessible of his remarkable works... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 36.00
An exploration of the sometimes contentious, sometimes conciliatory, and often complex relationship between Jews and Muslims in the United States, this book was written by important scholars, religious leaders, and activists from the two communities. Each essay discusses a different episode from the twentieth or twenty-first century American milieu... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 154.00
The revival of religious belief and practice in China over the past thirty years, after decades of severe repression, has attracted much attention by scholars. Social scientific studies of religion by mainland Chinese scholars has also increased in recent years, using theories and methods developed mainly outside China. Increasingly, mainland scholars... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 82.40
The richness and vibrancy of Vietnamese spirituality are vividly portrayed in these twelve essays that shed light on the remarkable reflorescence of religion in this communist country. Ancestor worship, mediumship, sacrifices, and communal rituals have not only survived Vietnams reintegration into the capitalist world; they are intrinsic to the... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 56.95
This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 30.04
Die Zukunft der europäischen Religionskultur wird durch das Miteinander der christlichen Konfessionen, des Judentums und des Islam geprägt sein. Welches Potenzial für eine friedliche Gestaltung bringen diese drei Religionen mit? An welche historischen Epochen kann dabei angeknüpft werden? Wie verändert sich die Interpretation der Quellen der Religionen... more...