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Religion (General)

  • Religion in the Composition Classroomby Joe Wagner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Students in first-year composition courses across the country discuss and write about touchy subjects like race, class, gender and religion. This book focuses on the latter, offering a pragmatic way of working with religious belief as a subject of study in the secular setting of the university classroom. Based on the work of American pragmatists like... more...

  • A Sociology of Prayerby Professor Giuseppe Giordan; Professor Linda Woodhead; Dr Rebecca Catto

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 39.95

    Prayer is a central aspect of religion. Even amongst those who have abandoned organized religion levels of prayer remain high. Yet the most basic questions remain unaddressed: What exactly is prayer? How does it vary? Why do people pray and in what situations and settings? Does prayer imply a god, and if so, what sort? A Sociology of Prayer addresses... more...

  • Dialogue in Early South Asian Religionsby Dr Brian Black; Professor Laurie Patton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 39.95

    Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded conversations from different times and places. Including some of the most established scholars of South Asian... more...

  • Jesuit Science and the End of Nature?s Secretsby Dr Mark A Waddell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Jesuit Science and the End of Nature?s Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. The search for hidden causes lay at the heart of the early modern study of nature, and included phenomena... more...

  • From Apostle to Apostateby Catherine Dunphy; Richard Dawkins

    Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    What happens when your entire life and career are constructed around a religious faith that you no longer possess? Do you continue to promote a gospel that you have intellectually and emotionally rejected to maintain your livelihood and the support and respect you receive from your community? Or do you renounce your faith to your congregation and... more...

  • Buddhismsby John S. Strong

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 30.00

    Buddhisms: An Introduction represents a novel way of presenting the whole of the Buddhist tradition in its unity and multiplicity. Clear in its explanations, replete with tables and suggestions for further reading, it should appeal to students, yet also be of interest to scholars for some of its ways of viewing the Buddha, his teachings, and the... more...

  • »Eine neue Menschheit darstellen« ? Religionsphilosophie als Weltverantwortung und Weltgestaltungby Gunther Wenz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Biographische Informationen Dr. theol. Gunther Wenz ist em. Professor für Sys. Theologie an der LMU München und Leiter der Wolfhart Pannenberg-Forschungsstelle.   Reihe Pannenberg-Studien - Band 001 more...

  • Das Erbe des Heidentumsby Harald Specht

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 17.26

    Das "Abendland" hat sich aus uralten, längst vergessenen Quellen entwickelt. Der Sieg des Christentums über heidnische Kulte, Mysterienbünde und gnostische Religionsgemeinschaften, aber vor allem die unheilige Liaison von Staat und Religion führten zu einem jähen Bruch mit vielen dieser antiken Traditionen. Was okkulte Bruderschaften oder... more...

  • Religionen im Nahen Ostenby Hannelore Müller

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 60.06

    Band II dieser religionswissenschaftlichen Publikation umfasst die Türkei, Ägypten und Saudi-Arabien. Wie bei den Ländern Irak, Jordanien, Syrien und Libanon in Band I stehen auch hier religionshistorische Überblicke mit Schwerpunkt auf dem 20. und dem 21. Jahrhundert im Zentrum. Bei der Türkei und Ägypten, die über ein größeres Spektrum an religiöser... more...

  • Person werdenby Dorothea Gnau

    Echter Verlag 2015; US$ 27.71

    Im Mittelpunkt des theologischen Denkens von Panagiotis Nellas (1936-1984), Christos Yannaras (*1935) und Ioannis Zizioulas (* 1931) steht das Verständnis des Menschen als Person. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die theologische Anthropologie dieser drei griechisch-orthodoxen Theologen in ihrem zeitgeschichtlichen und theologischen Kontext. In den... more...