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  • Religion und Mythologie der Germanenby Rudolf Simek

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 15.48

    Rudolf Simek bietet anhand von archäologischen Funden und authentischen Quellen eine umfassende Darstellung der vielfältigen Erscheinungsformen der religiösen Welt der Germanen. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden dabei die Kultpraktiken, über die jüngere Forschungen sehr genauen Aufschluss geben können. Der Autor zeichnet nach, wie sich die mythologische Götterwelt... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Edwin Arnold

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Bhagavad Gita , one of the most sacred and venerated Hindu texts, is a series of conversations between the Lord Krishna – the divine one – and the warrior prince Arjuna in the prelude to the Kurukshetra war. Consisting of seven hundred stanzas and dealing with parables, and analogies covering the Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, it... more...

  • Pluralisierungenby Jan-Dirk Müller; Wulf Oesterreicher; Friedrich Vollhardt

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    The contributions of this volume discuss the usability of the concept of ?pluralization? as the guiding concept for analyzing the early modern era. The first meaning of pluralization is the increase of the representations of reality which are relevant in an area of life and culture; furthermore this term expresses the emergence of ?new? and/or alternative... more...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.95

    An informative study of Hindu history that moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from the early emergence of the Vedic tradition, to developments in twentieth-century Hinduism. more...

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asiaby Bryan S. Turner; Oscar Salemink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging introduction discusses issues surrounding Orientalism... more...

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theologyby Ajay K. Rao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The R?m?yana of V?lm?ki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic?s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of literary culture, and replaced it with another, as... 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...

  • Spirits of the Sacred Groveby Emma Restall Orr

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    For many, the word Druidry conjures up images of white-robed figures involved in esoteric rituals. But modern Druidry is not wrapped up in a veil of secrecy - it is celebrated openly, in the sunlight of the meadow or the shady leafiness of forest glade. Druids are passionate about the environment, and their worship is above all focused on Nature... more...

  • Daryush Shayegan interkulturell gelesenby Afsaneh Gächter

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 8.35

    Der iranische Indologe und Philosoph Daryush Shayegan, geboren 1935 in Teheran/Iran, setzt nach dem Besuch der französischen Saint-Louis-Schule in Teheran seine Gymnasialzeit im Badingham College in England fort. Anschließend studiert er in Genf Politikwissenschaften und Philosophie. Er entdeckt dabei bald sein Interesse für indische Religionen und... more...