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History and principles of religions

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  • But Not Philosophyby George Anastaplo; Van John Doren

    Lexington Books 2001; US$ 47.99

    Gathered in this one volume, But Not Philosophy provides useful and thought-provoking introductions to seven major 'schools' of non-Western thought: Mesopotamian, ancient African, Hindu, Confucian, Buddhist, Islamic, and North American Indian. Anastaplo studies ancient literary epics and legal codes and examines religious traditions and systems of... more...

  • Die Wahrnehmung anderer Religionen und christlich-abendländisches Selbstverständnis im frühen und hohen Mittelalter (5.-12. Jahrhundert)by Hans-Werner Goetz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    How Western Christians perceived other religions during the Middle Ages is an important topic for cultural historians. Taking into consideration a broad range of temporal, spatial, and genre-related terminology, this study examines how the religions known to Western Christianity at the time were understood, classified, assessed, and compared.... more...

  • An Archaeology of Ancestorsby Carla M. Antonaccio

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 47.99

    In this fresh consideration of the origins of the ancient Greeks' ideas and practices concerning their own past, Carla M. Antonaccio demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult persisted, throughout the Iron Age, long before epic poetry's heroic narratives were widely disseminated. Although it was not until the dissolution of Iron Age societies that... more...

  • Antike Religionby Bernhard Linke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Bernhard Linke provides a cogent introduction to the religious world of antiquity and a broad perspective on the immense body of scholarly literature on ancient religion. His comparative presentation of religious world-views in Greece and Rome sharpens the reader?s awareness of the differences between them despite their many commonalities.... more...

  • Buddhist Birth Storiesby T.W. Rhys Davids

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Life or Legend of Gaudama the Buddha of the Burmese: Volume IIby P. Bigandet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Milinda-Questionsby Mrs Rhys Davids

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The 99th Monkeyby Eliezer Sobel

    Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    Suffused with a unique brand of irreverent humor, this account recalls the autobiographical explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past 40 years. Serving as a human guinea pig for many of the most popular cutting-edge New Age, human potential, and spiritual experiments,... more...

  • Sage, Saint and Sophistby Graham Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies techniques of literary analysis to throw light on the lifestyles and behaviour of these figures, from Jesus Christ to Peregrinus Proteus to dio... more...

  • Mithrasby Manfred Clauss

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 68.68

    Vor allem unter römischen Soldaten war die Religion sehr verbreitet - die Zeugnisse dafür finden sich im gesamten Mittelmeerrau bis nach Gallien und Germanien hinein. Die Mithras-Verehrung stand lange Zeit in unmittelbarer Konkurrenz zum Christentum und wurde erst seit dem 4. Jahrhundert n. Chr. allmählich vom christlichen Glauben verdrängt. Im Mittelpunkt... more...