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  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updatedby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised... more...

  • The Case for Godby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.   Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality... more...

  • Religion as a human capacityby T. Light; B.C. Wilson

    BRILL 2004; US$ 219.00

    Prepared in honour of E. Thomas Lawson, the essays in this volume represent diverse points of view in the study of religion. It offers a broad range of cognitivist theoretical explorations, and presents applications of cognitive and other contemporary theories to religious data. more...

  • Regional, Critical, and Historical Approachesby Peter Antes

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 252.00

    International renommierte Wissenschaftler geben einen kritischen Überblick über aktuelle Entwicklungen und Trends in der Religionswissenschaft. Nach den beiden vorausgegangenen Publikationen, Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion (hg. von Jacques Waardenburg, 1973) und Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religion (hg.... more...

  • Living Without Godby Ronald Aronson

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 24.99

    Ronald Aronson has a mission: to demonstrate that a life without religion can be coherent, moral, and committed. Optimistic and stirring, Living Without God is less interested in attacking religion than in developing a positive philosophy for atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers. Aronson proposes contemporary answers... more...

  • Religion, Death, and Dying [3 volumes]by Lucy Bregman

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 170.00

    What do various spiritual and ethical belief systems have to say about modern medicine's approach to the end of life? Do all major religions characterize the afterlife in similar ways? How do funeral rites and rituals vary across different faiths? Now there is one resource that gathers leading scholars to address these questions and more about the... more...

  • Atheism Explainedby David Ramsay Steele

    Open Court 2008; US$ 19.99

    Atheism Explained explores the claims made both for and against the existence of God. On the pro side: that the wonders of the world can only be explained by an intelligent creator; that the universe had to start somewhere; telepathy, out-of-body experiences, and other paranormal phenomena demonstrate the existence of a spirit world; and that those... more...

  • The New Sciences of Religionby William Grassie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    The New Sciences of Religion is a critical analysis of new scientific research on religious and spiritual phenomena. William Grassie takes a two-staged phenomenological approach working from the "outside in" and the "bottom up" without privileging at the outset any religious traditions or philosophical assumptions. Using insights from economics,... more...

  • State and Secularismby Ten Chin Liew; Michael Heng Siam-Heng

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 102.00 US$ 92.82

    The concept of a secular state is important in many parts of Asia and how this is resolved has important implications for the social, economic and political development of various Asian countries. Unfortunately, problems of the secular state have all along been studied based on the historical experience of state formation in Europe, with little (or... more...

  • Reading the Fifth Vedaby Joydeep Bagchee; Vishwa Adluri

    BRILL 2011; US$ 255.00

    Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...