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  • The Religion of the Ancient Celtsby J. A. MacCulloch

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99

    To summon a dead religion from its forgotten grave and to make it tell its story, would require an enchanter's wand. Other old faiths, of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, are known to us. But in their case liturgies, myths, theogonies, theologies, and the accessories of cult, remain to yield their report of the outward form of human belief and aspiration.... more...

  • Sacred Books of the Eastby Epiphanius Wilson; Various

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.99

    Sacred Books of the East includes selections from the Vedic Hymns, Zend-Avesta, Dhammapada, Upanishads, the Koran, and the Life of Buddha, with critical and biographical sketches by Epiphanius Wilson more...

  • When Atheism Becomes Religionby Chris Hedges

    Free Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of American Fascists and the NBCC finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning comes this timely and compelling work about new atheists: those who attack religion to advance the worst of global capitalism, intolerance and imperial projects. Chris Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard... more...

  • Antike Mythenby Christine Walde; Ueli Dill

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 280.00

    Contributions by respected European and American scholars from the field of classical and religious studies are collected in this volume. It is a representative selection of contemporary research on myths, the forms they can take, and their transformation in various environments and ages. more...

  • The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greeceby Marguerite Rigoglioso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book argues that specialized cadres of virgin priestesses in ancient Greece were believed to give birth in miraculous fashion as a means of bringing forth holy political and spiritual leaders. more...

  • Celtic Mythology A to Zby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Celtic Mythology A to Z is a clearly written, illustrated guide to the characters, objects, and places that make up the mythic lore of the Celtic peoples of Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Wales. With hundreds of entries providing definitions, explanations, and descriptions of the major stories, gods and goddesses, places, and beliefs, this... more...

  • The World's Wisdomby Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 17.99

    "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...