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  • 'Betwixt Jest and Earnest'by A. Raymond Anselment

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1979; Not Available

    Marprelate, Milton, Marvell, and Swift are among the best prose satirists in a remarkably rich literary era. Focusing on these key figures, ‘ Betwixt Jest and Earnest ’ examines the theory and practice of religious prose in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. more...

  • 'Ethos' and the Oxford Movementby James Pereiro

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 159.99

    A revisionist assessment of the Oxford Movement. James Pereiro's rediscovery of a so far neglected concept fundamental to Tractarian thinking provides a deeper understanding of Tractarian intellectual developments and the historical events surrounding the Movement. more...

  • "Hadriani genitura" – Die astrologischen Fragmente des Antigonos von Nikaiaby Stephan Heilen

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 252.00

    Das astrologische Handbuch des Antigonos von Nikaia (um 150 n.Chr.) war ein Meilenstein in der Entwicklung der antiken Sterndeutung. Sein bedeutendstes Fragment (F1) ist eine postum verfasste, vollständige Analyse des Geburtshoroskops des Kaisers Hadrian. Dies ist das elaborierteste unter den ca. 350 erhaltenen antiken Horoskopen. Es illustriert... more...

  • "How Long This Road"by Alton B. Pollard; Love Henry Whelchel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 38.00

    In light of the recent death of C. Eric Lincoln, the renowned theorist of race and religion, scholars came together and created this compelling collection that represents twenty years of critical intellectual reflection in Lincoln's honor. "How Long this Road" is a social study of African American religious patterns and dynamics. C. Eric Lincoln's... more...

  • 'Religion' and the Religions in the English Enlightenmentby Peter Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 37.00

    This book shows how the concept of 'religion' and 'the religions' arose out of controversies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. more...

  • "When Gods Were Men"by Esther J. Hamori

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen... more...

  • 'Yogini' in South Asiaby István Keul

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yogin? has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings together recent interdisciplinary perspectives on the... more...

  • The "Bhagavad Gita"by Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    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...

  • The "Book of Common Prayer"by Alan Jacobs

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    While many of us are familiar with such famous words as, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here. . ." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated with The Book of Common Prayer , which first appeared in 1549. Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated... more...

  • The "Book of Mormon"by Paul C. Gutjahr

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Late one night in 1823 Joseph Smith, Jr., was reportedly visited in his family's farmhouse in upstate New York by an angel named Moroni. According to Smith, Moroni told him of a buried stack of gold plates that were inscribed with a history of the Americas' ancient peoples, and which would restore the pure Gospel message as Jesus had delivered it... more...