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  • Out of the New Spirituality of the Twentieth Centuryby Svetoslava Toncheva

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 43.28

    The book is focused on the phenomenon of the new spirituality and the impact which it appear to have on the religious sphere and the contemporary culture. It referes to three particular European movements?the 'anthroposophy' of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner?a movement which has influenced many social spheres like pedagogic (the Waldorf education),... more...

  • Women in Japanese Religionsby Barbara R. Ambros

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 14.00

    Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan?s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent and even misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotion and... more...

  • Technofutures, Nature and the Sacredby Dr Bronislaw Szerszynski; Prof Dr Sigurd Bergmann; Professor Celia Deane-Drummond

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The capacity of human beings to invent, construct and use technical artifacts is a hugely consequential factor in the evolution of society, and in the entangled relations between humans, other creatures and their natural environments. Moving from a critical consideration of theories, to narratives about technology, and then to particular and specific... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Confucianismby Xinzhong Yao

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    The Encyclopedia , the first of its kind, introduces Confucianism as a whole, with 1,235 entries giving full information on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the adaptation, transformation and new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries. An indispensable source for further study... more...

  • African Traditional Religion in the Modern Worldby Douglas E. Thomas

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    African traditional religion encompasses a variety of non-dogmatic, spiritual practices followed by millions around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the Nubian religion of Egypt's Dynastic Period. In an expanded second edition, this book examines the nature of African traditional religion and describes common attributes of various... more...

  • Daoism in Japanby Jeffrey L. Richey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism?s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, politics, and popular culture, not to mention Buddhism... more...

  • Das Wirken in den Dingenby Jean François Billeter; Thomas Fritz

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2015; US$ 12.49

    Das in der Zeit der Streitenden Reiche entstandene Werk des chinesischen Gelehrten Zhuangzi gilt als Grundlagentext des Daoismus, wird aber üblicherweise als unergründlich für unseren westlichen und modernen Blick erklärt. Jean François Billeter wendet sich gegen diese verharmlosende Exotik und behauptet: Zhuangzis Schriften sind verständlich und offenbaren... more...

  • The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religionby Bernhard Scheid; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese Middle Ages were a period when forms of secrecy dominated religious practice. This fascinating collection traces out the secret characteristics and practices in Japanese religion, as well as analyzing the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The essays in this impressive work refer to Esoteric Buddhism as the core of Japan?s... more...

  • Götter am Nilby Garry J. Shaw; Jörg Fündling

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2015; US$ 57.67

    Garry J. Shaw leitet den Leser in diesem großartigen, illustrierten Überblick durch das Labyrinth der ägyptischen Mythologie. Im Wirken der Götter erschließt sich für die alten Ägypter die Welt. Wenn jeden Tag die Sonne am blauen Himmel aufgeht, so ist das beispielsweise Re, der auf seiner Sonnenbarke über den Himmel zieht. Aber nicht nur die Welt,... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropologyby Joshua R. Farris; Charles Taliaferro

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 149.95

    Philosophers and theologians address the relationship between body and soul and its implications for theological anthropology, interacting with cognitive science, biological evolution, psychology, and sociology. Reflecting these exciting new developments, The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology is a resource for philosophers and... more...