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- Encounter Books 2015; US$ 5.99
In January 2015, Muslim terrorists massacred cartoonists and writers at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , proclaiming to be avenging Islam?s prophet. The rampage, which included the murders of hostages at a kosher market, prompted global leaders and throngs of citizens to rally in support of free expression. But was the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the da?vas , the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the soul after death and its passage to the other world).... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95
Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions. Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions Introduces... more...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
Dan Barker , a former evangelical minister, is copresident of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, cohost of Freethought Radio, and cofounder and board member of the Clergy Project. He is the author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists . A widely sought-after lecturer, debater, and performer, he regularly... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 19.99
Satish Kumar is the founder of Schumacher College in Devon, UK, which offers transformative learning for sustainable living. He is the author of Earth Pilgrim , Spiritual Compass , and You Are Therefore I Am . His life has been permeated by the theme of pilgrimage: at age nine he became a wandering Jain monk, and in 1962 he set out on a peace... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00
The editors of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism ought to be lauded for presenting a superb compendium on the state of scholarship in Zoroastrian Studies. Not only does its treatment of more traditional questions pertaining to Zarathustra?s time, homeland, and Gatha s evince new and refreshing insights, but an array of novel inquiries... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the ?Problem of Paganism,? which this book identifies and examines for the first time. How could the wisdom and virtue of the great thinkers of antiquity be reconciled with the fact that they were pagans and, many thought, damned?... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99
The case studies of religious toleration gathered here offer an illuminating introduction to the historical vagaries of this contested ideal. Rather than proposing a linear narrative of progress, they shed light on the complex ambiguities and tensions endemic to how Americans have tried to put the abstract principle of toleration into practice. more...