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  • The Tiger's Cave & Otherby Trevor Leggett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    What happens when a young Zen monk makes a terrible mistake at a public ceremony? What sort of reception does a well-known abbot get today when he visits his old teacher? The answers to these questions can be found in this fascinating translation of Japanese Zen texts by Trevor Leggett. From historical incidents to classes Zen commentaries, this is... more...

  • Yezidis, Theby Birgül Açikyildiz

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations with ?devil worship?, is in fact an intricate syncretic system of belief, incorporating elements from... more...

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

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 59.99

    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$ 54.99

    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$ 54.99

    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$ 125.00

    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...

  • Ojiseby Baba Ifa Karade

    Red Wheel Weiser 1996; US$ 9.95

    Ojise: Messenger of the Yoruba Tradition is a journal of the day-to-day activities and rituals that Karade encountered in his quest for priesthood in the Yoruba religion. Embedded in this journal are the very emotions, ideas and changes in his psyche-and the healing of soul - that occured on this journey. Karade explains the significance of the... more...

  • The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boomby Wes "Scoop" Nisker

    Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Hang on for a wild journey through the political and spiritual adventures of the baby-boom generation more...