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  • The Hindusby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    From one of the world?s foremost scholars on Hinduism, a vivid reinterpretation of its history An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world?s oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does... 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$ 115.00

    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$ 105.00

    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...

  • The 'Spiritual Death' of Jesusby William Atkinson

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    Winner of the Award of Excellence of the Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship 2010. The teaching of Kenyon, Hagin and Copeland that Jesus ?died spiritually? (JDS) is important because of the influence of these men, not least on Pentecostalism. JDS originated with Kenyon, and has been taught in the Word-faith movement by Hagin and Copeland, despite... more...

  • The Bible in Arab Christianityby Thomas David

    BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00

    Illustrates the place of the Bible in Arab Christianity as a source of authority and presents information about Christian experiences under early Islam, and the importance attached to upholding its authenticity in the face of Muslim criticisms. This volume contains contributions from the Fifth Mingana Symposium. more...

  • The Study of Religion under the Impact of Fascismby Horst Junginger

    BRILL 2007; US$ 203.00

    The study of religion under the spell of fascism has not received due attention. One reason for the noticeable lack of interest was the political involvement of many historians of religions. Among those who had good reason to leave the era of fascism untouched, we find prominent figures in the field. Another obstacle to examining the past impartially... 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...

  • Beyond the Thresholdby Christopher M. Moreman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 28.99

    Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously consider the interplay between traditional world religions and metaphysical experiences in exploring the timeless question of what happens when we die. Christopher M. Moreman examines and compares the beliefs and practices of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and... more...