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Comparative Religion

  • Intoleranceby Robert E. Tully; Bruce Chilton

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 36.99

    The essays examine specimens of social intolerance drawn from a broad field of history and culture: Classical Greece, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and America. Themes include women’s legal rights; humanitarian law; legitimized child sacrifice; discrimination against racial and religious minorities; religious animosity; Just War morality; theological... more...

  • Sacred Languages of the Worldby Brian P. Bennett

    Wiley 2017; US$ 37.95 US$ 34.16

    A fascinating comparative account of sacred languages and their role in and beyond religion —written for a broad, interdisciplinary audience Sacred languages have been used for foundational texts, liturgy, and ritual for millennia, and many have remained virtually unchanged through the centuries. While the vital relationship between language... more...

  • How Religion Evolvedby Brian McVeigh

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why did many religious leaders—Moses, Old Testament prophets, Zoroaster—claim they heard divine voices? Why do ancient civilizations exhibit key similarities, e.g., the "living dead" (treating the dead as if they were still alive); "speaking idols" (care and feeding of effigies); monumental mortuary architecture and "houses of gods" (pyramids, ziggurats,... more...

  • God and Humanity in Auschwitzby Donald Dietrich

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    God and Humanity in Auschwitz synthesizes the findings of research developed over the last thirty years on the rise of anti-Semitism in our civilization. Donald J. Dietrich sees the Holocaust as a case study of how prejudice has been theologically enculturated. He suggests how it may be controlled by reducing aggressive energy before it becomes... more...

  • The Origin of Divine Christology: Volume 169by Andrew Ter Ern Loke

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book offers a new contribution by addressing alternative hypotheses and previously neglected evidence using transdisciplinary tools. more...

  • Jesus and Muhammadby Daniel Hummel

    Tughra Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    Daniel Hummel's book is an effort how Christianity and Islam intersects on certain topics. His approach takes into account the context where Jesus and Muhammad delivered their message when doing the comparison. His conclusion is that Muslims and Christians have more shared values and even theological similarities than differences. It is recommended... more...

  • The Shaken Pathby Paul Cudby

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    A guide to modern Paganism for the for the uninformed. more...

  • Religious Geniusby Alon Goshen-Gottstein

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book sets forth a new area in the study of extraordinary individuals in religious traditions. It develops the category of “Religious Genius” as an alternative to existing categories, primarily “saint.” It constructs a model by which to appreciate these individuals, suggesting key characteristics such as love, humility, and self-surrender. Religious... more...

  • Women and Asian Religionsby Zayn Kassam

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    Religion has often been perceived as the source of constriction for women's roles in society. This volume explores how modern women across Asia are mobilizing their faith traditions to address existential issues encountered in both the public and private realms, relating to economics, public participation, politics, and culture. As such, it is revealed... more...

  • Islam and its Pastby Carol Bakhos; Michael Cook

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    An edited collection on the historical, religious, and cultural contexts of the origins of the Qur'an. more...