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  • "Freie Kirche im freien Staat"by Tabea M. Esch

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 144.69

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit dem FDP-Kirchenpapier "Freie Kirche im freien Staat" stellte erstmals seit Bestehen der BRD eine regierungsverantwortliche Partei das bestehende Verhältnis von Staat und Kirche in Frage. Kaum ein anderes Thema, das im Spannungsfeld von Kirche und Staat bzw. Kirche und Politik stand, wurde in den Jahren 1973 und 1974 so ausführlich... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This critical edition provides for the very first time a thorough presentation of Antigonus?s life, work, sources, and reception. The commentary is based on a systematic assessment of all relevant ancient handbooks and horoscopes. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • "Mitarbeiter der Wahrheit"by Christoph Raedel

    Edition Ruprecht 2013; US$ 37.03

    Koproduktion mit dem Brunnen-Verlag, Gießen Joseph Ratzinger gehört zu den einflussreichsten Theologen der Gegenwart. Das Anliegen, die überlieferte Substanz des Glaubens zu bewahren und seine Wahrheit gegenüber menschlicher Verfügbarkeit zu verteidigen, zieht sich durch sein theologisches Werk und kirchenleitendes Wirken. Wie kaum ein Papst der Neuzeit... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 50.00

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

  • 'Yogini' in South Asiaby István Keul

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    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 "Book of Common Prayer"by Alan Jacobs

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    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

    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...

  • The "Dead Sea Scrolls"by John J. Collins

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and... more...

  • The "I Ching"by Richard J. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia.... more...