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  • From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Designby John Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture... more...

  • The Rishi of Bangladeshby Dr Cosimo Zene; Cosimo Zene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry... more...

  • The Twilight of Atheismby Alister Mcgrath

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.99

    In this bold and provocative new book, the author of In the Beginning and The Reenchantment of Nature challenges the widely held assumption that the world is becoming more secular and demonstrates why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance essential for coping with the complexities of modern life. Atheism is one of the most... more...

  • The Hindusby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 25.00

    "Don't miss this equivalent of a brilliant graduate course froma feisty and exhilarating teacher." - The Washington Post An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth, The Hindus offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological... more...

  • Foxe's Book of Martyrsby John Foxe; John N. King

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a collection of unforgettable accounts of religious persecution. This modernized selection brings together some of the most stirring tales of the interrogation and execution of heretics burnt at the stake in the reign of Mary, with some of the original woodcut illustrations and an illuminating introduction. - ;'Be... more...

  • Revival of the Gnostic Heresyby Joe E. Morris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    In this rigorous analysis, Morris draws parallels between Fundamentalist methods of biblical interpretation and the early Christian heresy of Gnosticism. more...

  • Religion, Culture, and Sacred Spaceby Martyn Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Religion, Culture, and Sacred Spaces is a comparative exploration into the nature of the human relationship to physical space advancing the startling thesis that the human capacity for narrative and identity imbues landscapes with meaning and sacredness. more...

  • Rethinking Ghosts in World Religionsby Mu-chou Poo

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    As a religious phenomenon, the realm of ghosts has been less studied than the realm of the divine. This work examines the received concepts and images of ghosts in various religious cultures ranging from the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the Old Testament, the Classical Era, Early medieval and Early Modern Europe, Early India, and Medieval China. more...

  • Irenaeus on Creationby Matthew C. Steenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 136.00

    Explores the Christocentric cosmology of Irenaeus, setting him in the context of the theological currents of his day. This book offers insights into the trinitarian articulation of early Christianity, the significance of humanity as bearing God's 'image', and a reading of the details behind the title, 'Irenaeus the creationist'. more...

  • The Boundaries of Monotheismby Anne-Marie Korte; Maaike de Haardt

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    From an interdisciplinary perspective the authors of this book, scholars in theology and religious studies, give an account of the problematic and promising aspects of biblically based monotheism, considered as a formative religious idea, belief, and practice in Western history and culture. more...