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  • Religions View Religionsby Jerald D. Gort; Henry Jansen; Hendrik M. Vroom

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    Because religion is so central to the lives and experience of the vast majority of people throughout the world, it figures very prominently in a variety of ways in interhuman relations. Unfortunately, ‘religion’ often appears to be one of the potent sources of mistrust, discord and strife between and among individuals, groups and cultures.... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    Die Beiträge des Bandes diskutieren die Tragfähigkeit des Konzepts ?Pluralisierung? als Leitkonzept für die Erschließung der Frühen Neuzeit. Pluralisierung meint zunächst die Vermehrung der in einem Lebens- und Kulturbereich relevanten Repräsentationen der Wirklichkeit und bedeutet darüber hinaus die Emergenz von ?neuem? bzw. alternativem... more...

  • The World's Religions after September 11 [Four Volumes]by ARVIND SHARMA

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 560.00

    This set is an unprecedented examination of religion's influence on modern life, an honest assessment of how religion can either destroy us or preserve us, and a thorough exploration of what steps might be necessary for all religions to join together as a force for good. Convening on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade... more...

  • Breaking Up with Godby Sarah Sentilles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 17.24

    "Honest,like down-to-the-core honest, beyond what most people are capable of,especially in public on the topic of faith." ?Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place Inthe tradition of Barbara Brown Taylor and Sue Monk Kidd, Sarah Sentilles offers a poignant, beautifully wroughtmemoir of her personal crisis of faith. ... more...

  • Understanding World Religionsby George Braswell

    B&H Publishing Group 1994; US$ 19.99

    Understanding other religions is no longer an academic, ivory tower exercise. In this timely and important book, Dr, Braswell provides an introduction to the major world religions, as well as many of the minor ones. more...

  • Tantric Body, Theby Gavin D. Flood

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Tantra is the Hindu-based religion which links ecstatic sexual practice with meditation and direct spiritual experience. It originated in India some 1200 years ago, when the great sacrederotic temples were built. In the West it is best known for its inspiration of tantric yoga, and its associated ritualistic forms of sex. But is tantra just about esoteric... more...

  • Die Welt der Gothicsby Klaus Neumann-Braun; Axel Schmidt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 28.14

    In der modernen Gesellschaft finden okkulte und satanistische Praktiken und Vorstellungen nach wie vor Akzeptanz in der Bevölkerung. Allerdings sind neben die bekannten Formen der geschlossenen Gruppenorganisationen (Loge, Orden) neue, offene Formen, die medien- und musikvermittelten Jugendszenen, getreten. Das Buch wendet sich in diesem Zusammenhang... more...

  • Readings in Eastern Religionsby Harold Coward; Eva K. Neumaier; Ronald Neufeldt

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Developed principally for use in introductory courses in the study of religious traditions in the East, this anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China and Japan. The selections are arranged both chronologically and thematically within religious traditions and include readings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism... more...

  • Yoga Powersby Knut A. Jacobsen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book offers a number of new insights in the history of yoga powers in the South Asian religious traditions, analyzes the position of the powers in the salvific process and in conceptions of divinity, and explores the rational explanations of the powers provided by the traditions. more...

  • Yearning for the New Ageby Sarah Diane Sasson

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    This biography of an unconventional woman in late 19th-century America is a study of a search for individual autonomy and spiritual growth. Laura Holloway-Langford, a "rebel girl" from Tennessee, moved to New York City, where she supported her family as a journalist. She soon became famous as the author of Ladies of the White House, which secured... more...