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Comparative Religion

  • Mirage of the Saracenby Walter D. Ward

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Mirage of the Saracen analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai Peninsula through the early seventh century C.E. Walter D. Ward examines the ways in which Christian monks justified occupying the Sinai through creating associations between Biblical narratives and Sinai sites while assigning uncivilized, negative, and... more...

  • Jenseits der Tradition?by Regina Grundmann; Assaad Elias Kattan

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This volume brings together new research perspectives on how religious traditions have been criticized, reconsidered, and modified by exploring the dialectics of continuity and rupture that pervade religious communities. The collected essays consider how forms of criticism are classified, perceived, and constructed in different critical discourses.... more...

  • Hasidism Incarnateby Shaul Magid

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Hasidism Incarnate contends that much of modern Judaism in the West developed in reaction to Christianity and in defense of Judaism as a unique tradition. Ironically enough, this occurred even as modern Judaism increasingly dovetailed with Christianity with regard to its ethos, aesthetics, and attitude toward ritual and faith. Shaul Magid argues... more...

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates, forms of... more...

  • Ritualby Barry Stephenson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ritual is part of what it means to be human. Like sports, music, and drama, ritual defines and enriches culture, putting those who practice it in touch with sources of value and meaning larger than themselves. Ritual is unavoidable, yet it holds a place in modern life that is decidedly ambiguous. What is ritual? What does it do? Is it useful? What... more...

  • We Are Amphibiansby R. S. Deese

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    We Are Amphibians tells the fascinating story of two brothers who changed the way we think about the future of our species. As a pioneering biologist and conservationist, Julian Huxley helped advance the "modern synthesis" in evolutionary biology and played a pivotal role in founding UNESCO and the World Wildlife Fund. His argument that we must accept... more...

  • The Crisis of the Holyby Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Vincent J. Cornell; Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Sidney H. Griffith; Maria Reis Habito; B. Barry Levy; Deepak Sarma; Michael von Brück

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    The modern world threatens the foundations of the world?s religions and the cohesive assurances of their societies. The Crisis of the Holy reflects on how all religions are changing under the common pressures of recent decades and, by identifying commonalities across traditions, suggests how religions might cope with these changes. more...

  • World Religionsby Thomas A. Robinson; Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    This masterful survey of world religions, now revised throughout, presents a concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of eastern and western religions. more...

  • Handbook of Religionby Terry C. Muck; Harold A. Netland; Gerald R. McDermott

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 44.99

    Written by top scholars, this comprehensive handbook introduces world religions, indigenous religious traditions, and new religious movements from a Christian perspective. more...

  • Religious Influences in Thai Female Education (1889-1931)by Runchana P. Suksod-Bargar

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00

    In this study Runchana Pam Suksod-Barger examines the impact of religion on female access to education in Thailand from 1889 to 1931—the early Modernization Period in Thailand. Although Thailand had traditionally been a Buddhist nation-state, Protestant missionaries during this era arrived in the country to convert Thais to Christianity. The Protestant... more...