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  • Shamanismby Margaret Stutley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95

    World religions expert Margaret Stutley unravels the history, ideologies and rites of shamanism. Will appeal to those interested in alternative religions and spirituality as well as to students of religion and anthropology. more...

  • The Sinister Wayby Richard von Glahn

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95

    The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble qualities but rather as an embodiment of humanity's basest vices, greed and lust, a maleficent demon who preyed on the weak and vulnerable. In The Sinister Way,... more...

  • Religious Minorities in Iranby Eliz Sanasarian

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 39.00

    This book explores the political and ideological relationship between religious minorities in Iran and the state. more...

  • Varieties of Javanese Religionby Andrew Beatty

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    This is the most comprehensive book on Javanese religion since Geertz's famous study of 1960. more...

  • Pillars of Faithby Nancy Tatom Ammerman

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    At the close of the twentieth century the United States was, by all accounts, among the most religious of modern Western nations. Pillars of Faith describes the diversity of tradition and the commonality of organizational strategy that characterize the more than 300,000 congregations in the United States, arguing that they provide the social bonds,... more...

  • A Popular Dictionary of Sikhismby W. Owen Cole; Piara Singh Sambhi

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    The first to appear in Curzon's well respected 'Popular Dictionary' series. more...

  • Handbook of Chinese Mythologyby Lihui Yang

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 75.00

    An informative work of historical and contemporary Chinese myths, including a collection of historical documents, detailing myths as they live and change in China today. This work focuses on the Han Chinese people, but ranges across the full ethnic spectrum of ancient and modern China. more...

  • Mystics and Messiahsby Philip Jenkins

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    This work gives an account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history. Contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s. Most of the images and stereotypes surrounding religious fringe movements can be traced to the 19th century. more...

  • Cosmology and Creationby Paul Brockelman

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 44.99

    This text argues that the new scientific cosmology also functions as a religious creation story, or "cosmogony". Traditional creation mythologies offer a vision of an ultimately meaningful sacred reality; they show precisely how all of creation emerges from and is situated within that reality. more...

  • Handbook of Polynesian Mythologyby Robert D. Craig

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    A concise reference source on Polynesia's complex mythology this book contains an annotated bibliography of the major introductory commentaries on Polynesian mythology and culture and an extensive glossary. more...