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  • 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...

  • Common Groundby Todd Outcalt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    As the spice maker?s cabinet is full of many herbs, so should a scholar be full of Scripture, Talmud, and Legend—an ancient Jewish proverb This reference to legend—or the teaching tales used by the sages—is a remarkable testimony to the power of story and its place in the history, development, and culture of a people. Legends have helped people understand... more...

  • Buddhismsby John S. Strong

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    Buddhisms: An Introduction represents a novel way of presenting the whole of the Buddhist tradition in its unity and multiplicity. Clear in its explanations, replete with tables and suggestions for further reading, it should appeal to students, yet also be of interest to scholars for some of its ways of viewing the Buddha, his teachings, and the... more...

  • Die lykischen Bundespriesterby Denise Reitzenstein

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    Auf der lykischen Halbinsel im Südwesten der heutigen Türkei präsidierte in der Zeit des 1. bis 3. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. jährlich ein Bundespriester des Kaiserkultes, der Archiereus, dem lykischen Bund, einem festen Zusammenschluss lykischer Städte. Er war auch der wichtigste Ansprechpartner der römischen Statthalter und kaiserlichen Procuratoren... more...

  • Artemisby Stephanie Lynn Budin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological study of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, who presided over the transitions and mediations between the wild and the civilized, youth and maturity, life and death. Beginning with a study of the early origins of Artemis and her cult in the Bronze and Archaic Ages, Budin explores the goddess'... more...

  • The Tara Compendiumby Chokgyur Lingpa; Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo; Adeu Rinpoche; Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche; Erik Pema Kunsang

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    Tara?s tenacity is immense and Buddha Shakyamuni, when teaching on Tara, said among all the other buddhas, Tara has exceedingly great resolve. Tara is an emanation of the mother of all the buddhas of the three times. She carries out all their activities, dispelling the obstacles created through the eight or sixteen types of fear. Most significantly,... more...

  • Religious Diaspora in Early Modern Europeby Timothy G. Fehler; Greta Grace Kroeker; Charles H. Parker; Jonathan Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This collection of essays looks at the shared experience of exile across different groups in the early modern period. Contributors argue that exile is a useful analytical tool in the study of a wide variety of peoples previously examined in isolation. 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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

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