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Religion (General)

  • Nile into Tiber: Egypt in the Roman Worldby

    BRILL 2006; US$ 226.00

    Egypt in the Roman world --- Studies on the meaning of Aegyptiaca Romana and the understanding of the cults of Isis in their local context. more...

  • The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near Eastby

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of articles brings out the variety of local and regional patterns of worship in the Near East, and in this manner contributes to our quest for understanding the polytheistic cults of the region as a whole. more...

  • The Future of Religionby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    This book contains the work of international scholars who address the contemporary globalizing antagonism between religion and secularity, in the theoretical and practical pursuit for this antagonism?s reconciliation in a more just, humane and peaceful future society and world. more...

  • Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjureby JEFFREY ANDERSON

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 77.00

    Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of African American spirituality that has long captured the popular imagination. These magical beliefs and practices have figured in literary works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed, and they have been central to numerous films, such as The Skeleton Key. Written... more...

  • The Sword of Heavenby Mikkel Aaland

    Travelers' Tales 2010; US$ 23.99

    Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,? discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest?s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland... more...

  • Intoxication in Mythologyby Ernest L. Abel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    Myths from the ancient world usually have some supernatural element, a component often generated from a particular intoxicant. These substances promoted a variety of states including possession by the gods, liberation of the soul or a communion with the spirit world. From Acan, the Mayan god of intoxicating drinks, to Zagreus, the first incarnation... more...

  • The Politics of Postsecular Religionby Ananda Abeysekara

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Ananda Abeysekara contends that democracy, along with its cherished secular norms, is founded on the idea of a promise deferred to the future. Rooted in democracy's messianic promise is the belief that religious& mdash;political identity-such as Buddhist, Hindu, Sinhalese, Christian, Muslim, or Tamil& mdash;can be critiqued, neutralized, improved,... more...

  • Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazerby Robert Ackerman

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 219.99 US$ 189.19

    An edition of selected letters by (and in some cases to) Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941), the eminent anthropologist and historian of religion, and author of The Golden Bough. It offers an invaluable insight into British intellectual life at the turn of the century, and also illuminates the composition, and reception, of The Golden Bough itself. more...

  • Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japanby Peter Ackermann; Dolores Martinez; Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the unifying theme of a spiritual quest. Several fascinating... more...

  • The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays in Philosophical Theologyby Robert Merrihew Adams

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    This collection brings together for the first time most of the work that Robert Merrihew Adams has contributed to the philosophy of religion. The sixteen essays, two never before published, include influential studies on several aspects of the relation between religion and ethics, including a comprehensive discussion of moral arguments for theistic... more...