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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00
Anthropologist David Jordan and Daniel Overmyer, a historian of religions, present a joint analysis of the most important group of sectarian religious societies in contemporary Taiwan: those that engage in automatic writing seances, or worship by means of the phoenix" writing implement. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...
- Éditions Plaisir de Lire 2014; US$ 9.99
Université de Genève, Département des Antiquités. Un chercheur est retrouvé mort dans la salle des archives d'Égyptologie, écrasé entre deux rayonnages coulissants. Pourquoi a-t-on tué si sauvagement ce jeune homme brillant et apparemment sans histoire? Jorge, le compagnon de la victime, et Michael Kappeler, un ami archiviste, vont vite devenir les... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Employing a comparative theological and phenomenological analysis, this book reveals the deeper religio-cultural and theological import of pilgrimage practice in the identity formation and interaction among Muslims and Catholics in south central Java. In a wider context, it also sheds light on the larger dynamics of the complex encounter between Islam,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
First published in 1992, this title explores the religious diversity of South Africa, organizing it into a single coherent narrative and providing the first comparative study and introduction to the topic. David Chidester emphasizes the fact that the complex distinctive character of South African religious life has taken shape with a particular economic,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran?s interdisciplinary study brings political theory and the sociology of religion together in a fresh interpretation of liberal culture. First published in 1990, this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until today. The volume analyzes six significant contemporary Confucian philosophers in China and Taiwan, describing their political thought and... more...
- Quest Books 2014; US$ 21.95
Einstein said the best scientists have always approached science as a sacred activity that could yield "the secrets of the Old One," Ravi Ravindra points out. This eloquent book at once affirms scientific exploration and addresses the failure of science to deal with the inner life. We all want to know why things happen and how we can control certain... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
In Refuge in Crestone: A Sanctuary for Interreligious Dialogue , Thomas Raverty elucidates how the praxis of interreligious dialogue, as outlined in key Vatican documents in the Catholic Church, could be better served by attending to the qualitative ethnographic methods of sociocultural anthropology. Using the unique, multi-religious Colorado... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on key persons, organizations, the principles, precepts and practices of the religion as well as the history, culture and social... more...