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  • Uses of Comparative Mythology (RLE Myth)by Kenneth L. Golden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those similarities among myths the world over as they suggest... more...

  • Adieu to Godby Mick Power

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29

    Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychological perspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs are psychological rather than supernatural in origin. Answers the psychological question of why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religions continue to prosper? Looks at atheism and religion using... more...

  • Mythographyby William G. Doty

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new edition of William Doty's critically acclaimed study provides a comprehensive guidebook to the many schools of interpretation in this burgeoning field. William Doty's popular text has been hailed as the most comprehensive work of its kind. Extensively rewritten and completely restructured, the new edition provides further depth and perspective... more...

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introductionby Kim Knott

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of... more...

  • Handbook of Egyptian Mythologyby Geraldine Pinch

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 65.00

    Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture (ca. 3200 B.C. to A.D. 400), this volume is a survey of Egyptian mythology available in English and includes a rare focus on the first millennium B.C. It also includes an introduction to Ancient Egypt's geography, history and culture. more...

  • Mythologyby James Weigel

    Wiley 2004; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories... more...

  • How We Believeby Michael Shermer; Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 6.79

    Recent polls show that 96% of Americans believe in God. Why are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? In How We Believe , Michael Shermer presents the results of an exhaustive empirical study in which he asked 10,000 Americans how and why they believe and about details of their faith. The result offers fresh and startling... more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... 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$ 191.19

    Internationally recognized scholars from many parts of the world provide a critical survey of recent developments and achievements in the global field of religious studies. The work follows in the footsteps of two former publications: Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion , edited by Jacques Waardenburg (1973), and Contemporary Approaches... more...