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History and principles of religions

  • The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali"by David Gordon White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali?s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Indiaby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the country of India. Separated into sections such as its geography, its landmarks, famous Indian figures from history and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are planning on visiting India, working on a geography project or just want to know more... more...

  • The 99th Monkeyby Eliezer Sobel

    Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Suffused with a unique brand of irreverent humor, this account recalls the autobiographical explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past 40 years. Serving as a human guinea pig for many of the most popular cutting-edge New Age, human potential, and spiritual experiments,... more...

  • The A to Z of Hinduismby Bruce M. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, the rituals performed as religious practices, the manifestations of Hindu religious sensibilities in biography, art, the caste system of social... more...

  • The A to Z of the Druzesby Samy Swayd

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    This dictionary provides nearly 1,000 concise and informative cross-referenced A to Z entries on religious, political, and cultural themes, as well as entries on a number of major families and individuals (artists, writers, diplomats, and leaders) who have contributed to the Druze communities. This volume is also complemented with a chronology, an... 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...

  • After Pluralismby Courtney Bender; Pamela E. Klassen

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively... more...

  • American Scripturesby Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp; Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking collection of sacred Christian writings of American origin from Mormons, Shakers, Christian Scientists, and others. "Scripture" is any work in which the authors, translators, editors, or discoverers all claim to have received wisdom from a source outside themselves, be it revelation, enlightened philosophy, or ancient archive.... more...

  • American Vedaby Philip Goldberg

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    In February 1968 the Beatles went to India for an extended stay with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It may have been the most momentous spiritual retreat since Jesus spent those forty days in the wilderness.   With these words, Philip Goldberg begins his monumental work, American Veda , a fascinating look at India?s remarkable impact on... more...

  • Ancient Greek Cultsby Jennifer Larson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Detailed enough to be used as a quick reference tool or text, this book uses archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources; and incorporating current scholarly theories to serve as an excellent companion to any introduction to Greek mythology. more...