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History and principles of religions

  • The Supreme Art and Science of Raja and Kriya Yogaby Stephen Sturgess; David Frawley

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This unique book is a complete guide to spiritual Raja and Kriya Yoga. Beginning with historical and spiritual accounts of all Yoga traditions, it covers Raja and Kriya Yoga in depth, with instruction on the asanas, breathing techniques and meditations. The book is an invaluable resource for yoga practitioners, as well as spiritual seekers. 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...

  • The Reluctant Pilgrimby Roger L. Welsch

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Forty years ago, while paging through a book sent as an unexpected gift from a friend, Roger Welsch came across a curious reference to stones that were round, ?like the sun and moon.? According to Tatonka-ohitka, Brave Buffalo (Sioux), these stones were sacred. ?I make my request of the stones and they are my intercessors,? Brave Buffalo explained.... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

    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...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    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...

  • Wir sind alle »andere«by Henning Schluß; Susanne Tschida; Thomas Krobath; Michael Domsgen

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 30.54

    Pluralität ist nicht mehr die Ausnahme an unseren Schulen, sondern Normalität. In den großen Städten ist die kulturelle Pluralität ein Faktum, auf das pädagogisch reagiert wird. Die religiöse Pluralität geht mit der kulturellen Pluralität keineswegs zwangsläufig parallel, ist mit ihr jedoch vielfältig verflochten. Gleichwohl wird dieser Zusammenhang... more...

  • A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient Worldby Rubina Raja; ; Jö pke; rg

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. ? Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than... more...

  • Mythologyby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Inside Ancient Greece provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating cultures of the ancient world. Each title focuses on specific aspects of life in ancient Greece, and offers vivid close-ups of its art and architecture, history, literature, government, religion and mythology, warfare, and more. This volume introduces... more...

  • Warum sie glauben, was sie glaubenby Bernhard Uhde

    Herder Verlag 2015; US$ 12.02

    Konflikte rühren oft vom Nichtwissen. Noch öfter vom Nichtverstehen: Wie »ticken« die »anderen« wirklich? Was sind ihre inneren Antriebskräfte, ihre gedanklichen Prinzipien? Damit Debatten über kulturelle Unterschiede nicht mehr so schnell ins Leere laufen, stellt Bernhard Uhde die inneren Konzepte vor, die die innere spirituelle und kulturelle Dynamik... 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...