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History and principles of religions

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates, forms of... more...

  • The Crisis of the Holyby Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Vincent J. Cornell; Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Sidney H. Griffith; Maria Reis Habito; B. Barry Levy; Deepak Sarma; Michael von Brück

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    The modern world threatens the foundations of the world?s religions and the cohesive assurances of their societies. The Crisis of the Holy reflects on how all religions are changing under the common pressures of recent decades and, by identifying commonalities across traditions, suggests how religions might cope with these changes. more...

  • A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religionby Jeffrey D. Lavoie

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    This indispensable work combines Massey?s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey?s unique world-view for a new generation of readers. more...

  • Religion und Mythologie der Germanenby Rudolf Simek

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 15.48

    Rudolf Simek bietet anhand von archäologischen Funden und authentischen Quellen eine umfassende Darstellung der vielfältigen Erscheinungsformen der religiösen Welt der Germanen. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden dabei die Kultpraktiken, über die jüngere Forschungen sehr genauen Aufschluss geben können. Der Autor zeichnet nach, wie sich die mythologische Götterwelt... more...

  • Spirits of the Sacred Groveby Emma Restall Orr

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    For many, the word Druidry conjures up images of white-robed figures involved in esoteric rituals. But modern Druidry is not wrapped up in a veil of secrecy - it is celebrated openly, in the sunlight of the meadow or the shady leafiness of forest glade. Druids are passionate about the environment, and their worship is above all focused on Nature... more...

  • Seeing Krishna in Americaby E. Allen Richardson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Hindu sect the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in India in the 15th century by a devotional saint, Vallabhacharya. Their Bhakti tradition worships a variety of forms of Krishna as a seven year old child. Following U.S. immigration reforms in 1965, members of the sect established a spiritual headquarters for the faith in Pennsylvania and began to... more...

  • The "Bhagavad Gita"by Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Bhagavad Gita , perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world?s spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five... more...

  • The Adventures of Hermesby Murielle Szac; Mika Provata-Carlone

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Follow Hermes on 100 unforgettable journeys across the fascinating, colourful world of Greek mythology. The young god is determined to have adventures from the very moment of his unusual birth, stealing sacred cows, discovering fire and inventing the lyre and flute. With his tumbling brown curls and cheerful fearlessness, he charms his fellow... more...

  • Heirs to Forgotten Kingdomsby Gerard Russell

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive and strange faiths: one regards the Greek prophets as incarnations of God, another reveres Lucifer in the form of a peacock, and yet another believes that their followers are reincarnated beings who have existed in various forms for thousands of... more...

  • Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems (Routledge Revivals)by R G Bhandarkar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Bhandarkar?s Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems, first published in 1913, explores the origins of Vaishnavism by examining its sources of religion, aspects of the Mahabharata, and the Cult of Rama. Bhandarkar also discusses Saivism by exploring its origin and development. This text is ideal for students of theology. more...