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  • Exploring Methods and Positionsby

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    These previously scattered texts by Michael Pye are landmarks in the development of the study of religions, presented here as an international enterprise with roots in both European and East Asian culture. This first volume comprises fundamental papers on method and theory, while the second volume uses case studies to explore a number of themes such... more...

  • Exploring Religions in Motionby

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    These previously scattered texts by Michael Pye are landmarks in the development of the study of religions, presented here as an international enterprise with roots in both European and East Asian culture. Following fundamental papers on method and theory in the first volume, this second volume uses case studies to explore a number of themes such as... more...

  • Goddesses in World Culture [3 volumes]by

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 203.00

    This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them. more...

  • The Childhood of Jesusby Reidar Aasgaard

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 35.50

    The mid-second-century apocryphal infancy gospel, the Gospel of Thomas, which deals with the childhood of Jesus from age five to age twelve, has attained only limited interest from scholars. Much research into the story has also been seriously misguided - especially study of the story's origin, character, and setting. This book gives a fresh interpretation... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers)by Margery Post Abbott; Mary Ellen Chijioke; Pink Dandelion; Jr. John W. Oliver

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 99.99

    The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is small by anyone's definition, with only about 300,000 members worldwide, but its impact has been widely felt. Unlike other historical dictionaries, the authors present a series of worldwide essays on Quaker theology, history, and practice as well as the lives of individuals who have made this faith their... more...

  • Masters of Wisdomby Edward Abdill

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    A rigorous historical and philosophical examination of the controversial spiritual Masters who guided Madame H.P. Blavatsky in opening the world to Eastern and esoteric spirituality in the late nineteenth century.   In the late nineteenth century, Russian noblewoman and occult philosopher Madame H.P. Blavatsky enthralled the world with revelations... more...

  • Die Basilius-Übersetzung des Georg von Trapezunt in ihrem historischen Kontextby Christina Abenstein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    George of Trebizond (1396?1472/3) is among the most colorful figures of early Italian humanism. His translation of the dogmatic works of St. Basil the Great, commissioned by Cardinal Bessarion, should be seen not only in the context of the Unity Council of Ferrara-Florence but also in terms of its singular role in the Plato-Aristotle controversy... more...

  • Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual Historyby David Aberbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00

    This book analyzes major transformations in Jewish life and thought: from idolatry to exclusive monotheism in the biblical age, from state-based identity to cultural nationalism in the Roman empire; and, in the European Diaspora, from theology to secularism and revived political nationalism in the modern period. Fundamental questions are asked about... more...

  • Religious Violence Between Christians and Jewsby Dr Anna Sapir Abulafia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    Exploring deep into the history of the conflict between Christians and Jews from medieval to modern times, this wide-ranging volume - which includes newly uncovered material from the recently opened post-Soviet archives - seeks to bring positive understanding to controversial issues of inter-faith confrontation. Here, a number of eminent scholars from... more...

  • The Jesuit and the Skullby Amir Aczel

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Fermat?s Last Theorem , ?an extraordinary story?( Philadelphia Inquirer ) of discovery, evolution, science, and faith. In 1929, French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a part of a group of scientists that uncovered a skull that became known as Peking Man, a key evolutionary link that... more...