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  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    From one of the world?s leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God , The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase , comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time. In one astonishing, short period ?... more...

  • Greek Sacred Law (2nd Edition with a Postscript)by Eran Lupu

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    This volume consists of a general introduction to Greek sacred law and a collection of inscriptions from mainland Greece, the colonies, and the islands (except Cos) published since the late 1960s. more...

  • The Hermitsby Charles Kingsley

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of ReadersReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...

  • History and Religionby Bernd-Christian Otto; Susanne Rau; Jörg Rüpke; Andrés Quero-Sánchez

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This volume is the first systematic scholarly study that analyses the complex relationship between history and religion. It considers religious groups as both producers of historical narratives and topics of historiography. From different disciplinary perspectives, the authors explore how religions are historicised. In so doing, they address... more...

  • An Introduction to the 'Glossa Ordinaria' as Medieval Hypertextby David A. Salomon

    University of Wales Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    A primer and study of the Glossa Ordinaria, the medieval glossed Bible first printed in 1480/81. more...

  • Isis on the Nile. Egyptian Gods in Hellenistic and Roman Egyptby Laurent Bricault; Miguel John Versluys

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    The diffusion of the cults of Isis is recently again intensively studied. Research on this fascinating phenomenon has traditionally been characterised by its focus on L'Egypte hors d'Egypte, while developments in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself were often seen as belonging to a different domain. This volume tries to overcome that unhealthy... more...

  • Islam für Dummiesby Malcolm Clark

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.50

    Über 1,3 Milliarden Muslime leben auf allen Kontinenten. Doch was wissen wir über ihren Glauben? Kaum mehr, als dass der Koran ihre heilige Schrift ist, Gläubige fünf Mal am Tag zu Allah beten und sie zum Ramadan fasten. Aber wer kann schon den Unterschied zwischen Schiiten und Sunniten erklären und wer weiß, was es mit... more...

  • Jainismby Jeffery D Long

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Jainism evokes images of monks wearing face-masks to protect insects and mico-organisms from being inhaled. Or of Jains sweeping the ground in front of them to ensure that living creatures are not inadvertently crushed: a practice of non-violence so radical as to defy easy comprehension. Yet for all its apparent exoticism, Jainism is still little understood... more...

  • Jesusby Richard Bauckham

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    Two billion people today identify as Christians, with the implication that Jesus is the focus of their relationship with God, and their way of living in the world. Such followers of Jesus are now more numerous and make up a greater proportion of the world's population than ever before. Despite its decline in the West, Christianity is rapidly increasing... more...

  • Jesus and the Templeby Simon J. Joseph

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This volume investigates the cultural, political, economic, and religious conflicts that led to the historical Jesus' arrest, trial, and execution. more...