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  • Shamans, Sorcerers, and Saintsby Brian Hayden

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 60.00

    Historians of art or religion and mythologists, such as Joseph Campbell and Mircea Eliade, have written extensively on prehistoric religion, but no one before has offered a comprehensive and uniquely archaeological perspective on the subject. Hayden opens his book with an examination of the difference between traditional religions, which are passed... more...

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness?something... more...

  • Arianismby Guido M. Berndt; Roland Steinacher

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    This is the first volume to attempt a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the evolution of the 'Arian' churches in the Roman world of Late Antiquity and their political importance in the late Roman kingdoms of the 5th-6th centuries, ruled by barbarian warrior elites. Bringing together researchers from the disciplines of theology,... more...

  • Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonismby Crystal Addey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of divination in third and fourth century CE Neoplatonism. Examining some of the most significant debates between pagan philosophers and Christian intellectuals on the nature of oracles as a central... more...

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diasporaby Afe Adogame

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual... more...

  • The "Bhagavad Gita"by Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Bhagavad Gita , perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world?s spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five... more...

  • From Every Tribe and Nation (Turning South: Christian Scholars in an Age of World Christianity)by Mark A. Noll; Joel Carpenter

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.99

    A leading church historian shows how studying world Christianity changed his understanding of the nature of the faith, as well as of its history. more...

  • Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems (Routledge Revivals)by R G Bhandarkar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Bhandarkar?s Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems, first published in 1913, explores the origins of Vaishnavism by examining its sources of religion, aspects of the Mahabharata, and the Cult of Rama. Bhandarkar also discusses Saivism by exploring its origin and development. This text is ideal for students of theology. more...

  • The Catharsby Sean Martin

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    The gripping, tragic true story of a peaceful sect that was wiped out in Europe's first genocide Flourishing principally in the Languedoc and Italy, the Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, fasting, and non-violence. They believed themselves to be the heirs of the true heritage of... more...

  • Luther on Faith and Loveby Sun-young Kim

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    There has been a distinct tendency in modern scholarship to underestimate Luther?s teaching on love by overemphasizing his teaching on justification. Calling this tendency into question, this volume advances the thesis that Luther?s teaching on faith and love operates as the overriding thematic pair in the dynamics of Christ and the law?structurally... more...