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History and principles of religions

  • 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...

  • Religious Dissent in the Roman Empireby Vasily Rudich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich?s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against the broad background of Second Temple Judaism and... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    The editors of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism ought to be lauded for presenting a superb compendium on the state of scholarship in Zoroastrian Studies. Not only does its treatment of more traditional questions pertaining to Zarathustra?s time, homeland, and Gatha s evince new and refreshing insights, but an array of novel inquiries... more...

  • Buddhismusby Oliver Freiberger; Christoph Kleine

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 44.54

    Biographische Informationen Dr. phil. Christoph Kleine ist Professor für Religionsgeschichte am Religionswissenschaftlichen Institut der Universität Leipzig. more...

  • The Case for Polytheismby Steven Dillon

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Polytheism is very much a reasonable position nowadays, and The Case for Polytheism explains why. more...

  • The Living Goddessby Isabella Tree

    Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu?s Durbar Square lives Nepal?s famous Living Goddess – a child as young as three who is chosen from a caste of Buddhist goldsmiths to watch over the country and protect its people. To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi (the universal goddess) and for centuries their Hindu kings have sought her blessing... more...

  • Everyday Hinduismby Joyce Flueckiger

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    This innovative introductory textbook explores the central practices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everyday practice. Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals and everyday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images Includes data from the author’s own extensive ethnographic fieldwork in central India (Chhattisgarh),... more...

  • Von zänkischen Göttern und tragischen Heldenby Philip Matyszak; Jörg Fündling

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 28.49

    Ob der Online-Händler "Amazon" oder die Sportmarke "Nike" - in unserem Alltag begegnen uns ständig Spuren der griechisch-römischen Mythologie. Doch wo liegt ihr Ursprung und um welche Geschichte geht es eigentlich genau? Philip Matyszak bringt dem Leser auf höchst unterhaltsame Weise die klassischen Mythen der Antike nahe. Er erzählt von den Abenteuern... more...

  • Religion and Politics in Russia: A Readerby Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Russia is not only vast, it is also culturally diverse, the core of an empire that spanned Eurasia. In addition to the majority Russian Orthodox and various other Christian groups, the Russian Federation includes large communities of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and members of other religious groups, some with ancient historical roots. All are in a state... more...