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  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianismby Michael Stausberg; Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina; Anna Tessmann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhismby Mario Poceski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95 US$ 174.16

    The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism combines outstanding contributions covering Buddhism as it developed and is practiced in this region. These newly-commissioned essays provide fresh scholarly perspectives on a wide range of concepts, texts, and practices. Offers a comprehensive and balanced survey of Buddhism within... more...

  • Cults and New Religionsby Douglas E. Cowan; David G. Bromley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    This unparalleled introduction to cults and new religious movements has been completely up-dated and expanded to reflect the latest developments; each chapter reviews the origins, leaders, beliefs, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the specific controversies surrounding each group. A fully updated, revised and expanded edition of... more...

  • New Religious Movementsby Jamie Cresswell; Bryan Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    New Religious Movements: Challenge & Response is the most comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the global impact of new religions. * New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca. * Focuses on the rise of new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, United States,... more...

  • Researching New Religious Movementsby Elisabeth Arweck

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond... more...

  • Religious Liberty in Transitional Societiesby John Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00

    John Anderson constructs a theoretical framework where he compares and contrasts the politics of religious liberty in politically evolving countries. more...

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introductionby Kim Knott

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of... more...

  • Holy People of the Worldby Phyllis G. Jestice

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 285.00

    A cross-cultural encyclopedia of the most significant holy people in history, examining why people in a wide range of religious traditions throughout the world have been regarded as divinely inspired. more...

  • Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourseby Brian A. Hatcher

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    In this new book, Brian Hatcher examines the modern Hindu penchant for constructing religious worlds in an eclectic fashion. Noting how Hindu apologists from Rammohun Roy to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan make an almost promiscuous use of the world's many philosophies and religions to define and defend Hinduism, Hatcher sets out to explore the ancient roots... more...

  • The Origin of the Godsby Richard S. Caldwell

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.95

    After describing those aspects of psychoanalytic theory that are relevant to the understanding of Greek myth, this study interprets, using psychoanalytical methodology, the Greek myth of origin and succession, particularly as stated in Hesiod's "Theogony". more...