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History and principles of religions

  • The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near Eastby

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of articles brings out the variety of local and regional patterns of worship in the Near East, and in this manner contributes to our quest for understanding the polytheistic cults of the region as a whole. more...

  • Scientia Poeticaby

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2010; US$ 172.00

    Das Jahrbuch erscheint seit 1997 und hat die Aufgabe, Literatur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte aufeinander zu beziehen. Es reagiert damit auf die Erweiterungen der Fragestellungen und Methoden, die sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten in beiden Disziplinen herausgebildet haben. Aus der Erkenntnis heraus, dass der literarisch-künstlerische und der (natur-)wissenschaftliche... more...

  • Aphroditeby

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 68.68

    Aphrodite zählt zu den interessantesten mythischen Frauengestalten der Antike. Als Göttin der Liebe und der Schönheit nahm sie eine Schlüsselrolle im Trojanischen Krieg ein; als Göttin in Waffen besaß sie aber auch selbst kriegerische Charakterzüge. Dieser Band geht der Frage nach, wie der Aphrodite-Kult entstand und wie er sich verbreitete, und versucht,... more...

  • African-American Religious Leadersby Nathan Aaseng

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    Praise for the previous edition: ..".informative...a useful addition to high school and college libraries."--American Reference Books Annual more...

  • Religion Todayby Ross Aden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 82.99

    Religion Today introduces students to key concepts in religious studies through a compelling problem-solving framework. Each chapter opens with a contemporary case study that helps students engage in current religious issues, explore possible solutions to difficult religious problems today, and learn key themes and concepts in religious studies.... more...

  • When the Goddess was a Womanby Vishwa Adluri; Joydeep Bagchee

    BRILL 2011; US$ 247.00

    Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...

  • Comparative Historical and Interpretative Study of Religionsby P. Adogbo

    Malthouse Press 2010; US$ 22.80

    Comparative Historical and Interpretative Study of Religions, is a historical and interpretative study of religions. The work provides a thorough methodological discussion on specific themes, historical figures and movements in Religious Studies. It delves into other themes such as the concepts of God, spirits, mysterious forces, pollution and ritual... more...

  • The Da?va Cult in the G?th?sby Amir Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the da?vas , the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the soul after death and its passage to the other world).... more...

  • The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asiaby Ishtiaq Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    The notion of a ?politics of religion? refers to the increasing role that religion plays in the politics of the contemporary world. This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. The politics of religion calls into question the relevance of modernist... more...

  • Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterraneanby Dionigi Albera; Maria Couroucli

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    While devotional practices are usually viewed as mechanisms for reinforcing religious boundaries, in the multicultural, multiconfessional world of the Eastern Mediterranean, shared shrines sustain intercommunal and interreligious contact among groups. Heterodox, marginal, and largely ignored by central authorities, these practices persist despite... more...