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  • 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...

  • The Everything World's Religions Bookby Kenneth Shouler

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 19.94

    From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions.... more...

  • Woran glaubt die Welt?by Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 35.45

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Thema Religion hat in den letzten Jahren eine ungeahnte Renaissance und mediale Aufmerksamkeit erlebt. Dahinter bleibt jedoch das tatsächliche Wissen über die persönliche Religiosität der Menschen und die gesellschaftlichen Ausprägungen und Dynamiken von Religion weit zurück. Dieses Wissen erlangt angesichts der zunehmenden... more...

  • Ohne Angst verschieden seinby Marina Khanide; Karl Giebeler

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 9.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Fremde - andere Kulturen, Wertvorstellungen und Verhaltensweisen - wird häufig als Bedrohung empfunden: Wir begegnen dem Anderen im täglichen Miteinander und reagieren mit Vorurteilen und Angst. Wie kann dem entgegengewirkt werden? Was braucht der Einzelne, um Fremdheit offen begegnen zu können und Andersartigkeit als Chance... more...

  • Yearning for the New Ageby Sarah Diane Sasson

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • An Eye for an Iby Robert Spillane

    Michelle Anderson Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    We cannot escape from philosophy because we philosophise when we reflect critically on how we are living and the study of living, suitably elaborated, is philosophy. Philosophies embody ideas of considerable force and fascination which can change lives. To live a philosophy we need to penetrate the illusions of appearance and the delusions of common... more...

  • The Upanishadsby Swami Paramananda

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Interested in learning more about Hinduism? Whether you're a curious newcomer or a long-time practitioner, this collection of Upanishads -- the sacred philosophical texts upon which many of the precepts of the Hindu religion are based -- offers an engaging, spiritually enlightening read. more...

  • Die Chaldaeischen Orakel: Kontext - Interpretation - Rezeptionby Helmut Seng; Michel Tardieu

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 43.65

    Hauptbeschreibung Hans Lewys 1956 in Kairo erschienenes Buch 'Chaldaean Oracles and Theurgy. Mysticism, Magic and Platonism in the later Roman Empire' hat die Erforschung der Chaldaeischen Orakel angeregt wie kaum ein zweites Werk. Das 50. Jahr seit der Veröffentlichung war der Anlass einer Tagung zu den Chaldaeischen Orakeln, die 2006 in Konstanz... more...

  • Kulturgeschichte der mittelalterlichen Wahrsagereiby Christa Agnes Tuczay

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    The quest for truth, foreseeing the future, solving the enigmas of the past, finding answers to acute questions: all this was promised by oracles already in antiquity. Although the rise of Christianity meant a break with this tradition, the art of fortune telling continued to thrive, partly based on models from antiquity but in Christianized form,... more...