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  • The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greeceby Marguerite Rigoglioso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 42.00

    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$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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?... 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$ 13.99

    "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...

  • 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...

  • Yoga and Vegetarianismby Sharon Gannon; Ingrid Newkirk

    Insight Editions LLC 2009; US$ 9.95

    Drawing upon her studies of Vedic traditions, Sharron Gannon explores how the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga is historically and structurally tied to a vegetarian lifestyle. Integral to one another, both Yoga and Vegetarianism form a framework for physical and spiritual attunement, and when practiced as a whole provide engender an incomparably... 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 sacred_x000D_ erotic 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... more...