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History and principles of religions

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  • Norse Mythologyby John Lindow

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 16.99

    Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland--outlining along the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history,... more...

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introductionby Kim Knott

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of... more...

  • Sound and Communicationby Annette Wilke; Oliver Moebus

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 193.47

    In Hindu India both orality and sonality have enjoyed great cultural significance since earliest times. They have a distinct influence on how people approach texts. The importance of sound and its perception has led to rites, models of cosmic order, and abstract formulas. Sound serves both to stimulate religious feelings and to give them a... more...

  • The Power of Religion in the Public Sphereby Judith Butler; Jurgen Habermas; Charles Taylor; Cornel West; Eduardo Mendieta; Jonathan VanAntwerpen

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive contemporary concern: what role does?or should?religion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her recent work concerning state violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the potential... more...

  • Religiöser Pluralismus und Toleranz in Europaby Christian Augustin; Johannes Wienand; Christiane Winkler

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 20.77

    Europa ist von offenen und latenten religiösen Spannungsfeldern durchzogen, aus denen sich ein schillerndes Spektrum aktueller Problemlagen ergibt: Die Beispiele reichen vom Streit um Kopftücher, Kruzifixe und Moscheebauten über die Themen Migration und Integration bis hin zu religiösem Fundamentalismus und terroristischer Gewalt. Der Sammelband bietet... more...

  • Politik und Religion in der Europäischen Unionby Hartmut Behr; Mathias Hildebrandt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 18.06

    Wie christlich ist Europa? Wie religiös sind europäische Gesellschaften? Oder gibt es bereits eine europäische Gesellschaft? Und wenn ja, worauf baut sie auf? Glauben wir dem in die Krise geratenen europäischen Verfassungsentwurf, so ist die Europäische Union eine religiös neutrale, wirtschaftliche und politische Gemeinschaft. Verfolgen wir hingegen... more...

  • Glaube und Politikby Yves Bizeul

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 18.06

    Selten besteht Politik aus rein zweckrationalem Handeln. Politische Überzeugungen entstehen nur begrenzt aus der Kraft der besseren Argumente im politischen Diskurs oder aus der Fähigkeit, gesellschaftliche Probleme zu lösen. Neben der Legitimation durch Diskurs- und Zweckrationalität spielen vor allem auch nicht reflektierte vorpolitische Auffassungen... more...

  • History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2by Mircea Eliade; Willard R. Trask

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity?all... more...

  • The War of the Gods (RLE Myth)by Jarich G. Oosten

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This structural analysis of myth, first published in 1985, focuses on social and political problems of Indo-European mythology. Dr Jarich Oosten tells how the ancient Indo-European gods competed for supreme power and the exclusive possession of the sacred potion of wisdom and immortality. In examining the social code of the wars of the gods, he reveals... more...

  • Representing Religion in the European Unionby Lucian N. Leustean

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Religious actors are becoming part of the EU bureaucratic system, and their mobilisation in Brussels and Strasbourg in the last decade has increased dramatically. This book explores the mechanism and impact of religious representation by examining relations between religious practitioners and politicians in the European Union from the Second World... more...