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  • The World's Wisdomby Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.74

    A world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources! In this perfect companion to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled... more...

  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updatedby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    The World?s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised... more...

  • How Philosophers Saved Mythsby Luc Brisson; Catherine Tihanyi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    This study explains how the myths of Greece and Rome were transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. Luc Brisson argues that philosophy was ironically responsible for saving myth from historical annihilation. Although philosophy was initially critical of myth because it could not be declared true or false and because it was inferior to argumentation,... more...

  • The Essence of the Bhagavad Gitaby Paramhansa Yogananda

    Crystal Clarity Publishers 2008; US$ 16.99

    This revelation of India's best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life's final exam, death, and what happens afterward; how to... more...

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

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 21.62

    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$ 40.44

    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$ 18.80

    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...