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History and principles of religions

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  • The Origin of the Godsby Richard S. Caldwell

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.95

    After describing those aspects of psychoanalytic theory that are relevant to the understanding of Greek myth, this study interprets, using psychoanalytical methodology, the Greek myth of origin and succession, particularly as stated in Hesiod's "Theogony". more...

  • Religion Against the Selfby Isabelle Nabokov

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...

  • The Embodiment of Bhaktiby Karen Pechilis Prentiss

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 149.99

    This book offers an interpretive history of bhakti, an influential religious perspective in Hinduism. Prentiss argues that although bhakti is mentioned in every contemporary sourcebook on Indian religions, it still lacks an agreed-upon definition. "Devotion" is found to be the most commonly used synonym. Prentiss seeks a new perspective on this elusive... more...

  • The Emergence of the Science of Religion in the Netherlandsby Arie L. Molendijk

    BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00

    This book explores the emergence of the science of religion in the Netherlands in the second half of the nineteenth century. The emphasis is on processes of institutionalization, professionalization, and internationalization on the one hand, and on contemporary discussions about method and conceptualization on the other. more...

  • Myths of the Underworld Journeyby Radcliffe G. III Edmonds

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This 2004 book explores myths of the underworld in Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' gold tablets. more...

  • Was Hinduism Invented?by Brian K. Pennington

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.99

    Drawing on a large body of previously untapped literature, including documents from the Church Missionary Society and Bengali newspapers, Brian Pennington offers a fascinating portrait of the process by which "Hinduism" came into being. He argues against the common idea that the modern construction of religion in colonial India was simply a fabrication... more...

  • Playing Host to Deityby Paul Younger

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 139.99

    The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. Most are located at Hindu temples, but some are at Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic centers, and many involve people or symbols from more than one religious tradition. To an observer, the activities... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Hinduismby Constance Jones

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 75.00

    "Encyclopedia of World Religions" explores the major religions of the world, emphasizing the living faiths and their background. Each illustrated volume provides access to the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of each religion and the way it is practiced. more...

  • Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religionby William W. Malandra

    University of Minnesota Press 1983; US$ 67.50

    When Persia fell to Islam in the mid-seventh century, the ancient Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism all but disappeared (although it is still practiced by small groups in India and Iran). As one of the dominant religions of antiquity, it influenced the more...

  • From Ancient Myth to Modern Healingby Pamela Donleavy; Ann Shearer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This book is about the energy personified by the classical Greek goddess Themis, who brought her divine and natural 'right order' to gods and humans, and who still presides over law courts as the figure of Justice. In many Western countries today, the growing dis-ease in minds and bodies of individuals is often echoed in whole communities. Rather... more...