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  • Der Eine und das Andereby Josef van Ess

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 307.00

    In this volume the history of Islamic sects is analysed as a literary genus in its own right. It consists of three sections: the first deals with structural constants in the texts such as the arrangement, or the number and classification of the ?sects.? The main section describes the most important works and authors from the 8th to the 19th century.... more...

  • The Quest for a Common Humanityby Katell Berthelot; Matthias Morgenstern

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    This volume explores the development of the idea of a common humanity for all human beings from Antiquity to the present time focussing on the "other" as "neighbour, enemy, and infidel", on the interpretation of the Biblical story of Abraham´s sacrifice and on ancient and modern ethical and legal implications of the concept of human dignity. more...

  • Grace, Reconciliation, Concordby Cilliers Breytenbach

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    How did the first Christians interpret the death of Christ? The answer lies within the earliest Christian documents, primarily within the Pauline letters. Before the users of a modern language could hope to come near an adequate description of what was expressed in these Greek texts of the first Christians, they have to deconstruct layers of later... more...

  • Ancient Angelsby Rangar Cline

    BRILL 2011; US$ 131.00

    Ancient Angels brings together inscriptional, literary, and archaeological evidence for angels (angeloi) in Roman-era religions. The book examines Roman conceptions of angels, angel veneration, and how Christian authorities responded to this potentially heterodox aspect of Roman religion. more...

  • Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networksby Jason Neelis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book examines catalysts for Buddhist formation in ancient South Asia and expansion throughout and beyond the northwestern Indian subcontinent to Central Asia by investigating symbiotic relationships between networks of religious mobility and trade. more...

  • In Search of Truth. Augustine, Manichaeism and other Gnosticismby Jacob Albert van den Berg; Annemaré Kotzé; Tobias Nicklas; Madeleine Scopello

    BRILL 2010; US$ 278.00

    This volume in honour of Johannes van Oort, formerly University of Utrecht, presently Professor of Patristics and Gnosticism at the Universities of Nijmegen and Pretoria, and past-President of the International Association of Manichaean Studies (IAMS), brings together a rich variety of studies on Augustine, Manichaeism, and other Gnostic currents,... more...

  • The Wrong Messiahby Nick Page

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 20.29

    He came from the wrong social class, the wrong place and the wrong profession. He ate with the wrong people, championed the wrong causes and attracted the wrong kind of supporters. He even spoke with the wrong accent. In fact everything about Jesus of Nazareth was wrong. How could this odd-job man be God's Messiah?To the authorities he was a dangerous... more...

  • Islamby Karen Armstrong

    Orion 2011; US$ 18.44

    In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world's fastest growing faith; more than three-quarters of the world's refugees are Islamic; it has produced government by authoritarian monarchies in Saudi Arabia and ultra-republicans in Iran. Whether we are reading about civil war in Algeria or Afghanistan, the struggle for the soul... more...

  • Communities of Devotionby Maria Craciun

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 144.95

    This collection of essays explores the complex relationship between western monasticism and lay society in east central Europe from the late medieval period to the eighteenth century. It is an important addition to current scholarship, showcasing fresh research on a subject and region on which little has been published in English. As such it will contribute... more...