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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This work examines public discourse during the America Revolutionary era and offers new insights into faith communication and public theology in America. The analysis is focused on the basic synthesis of faith and freedom and the religious elements in this synthesis. These elements are not tied back to Church teachings, but instead, interpreted as... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available
?Holy Landscape? is a term frequently used to describe a multidimensional phenomenon. What this actually comprises is hard to define. Precisely this question is addressed in this volume. The ?holy landscape? depends on people?s Weltanschauung and is influenced by their respective culture and ethos. It is not just a question of religious buildings and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99
Wu Zhao (624–705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, is the only woman to have ruled China over the course of its 5,000-year history. How did she rise to power, and why was she never overthrown? Exploring a mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries, this multifaceted history suggests that Wu Zhao drew on China?s rich pantheon of female... more...
- Berlinica Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 5.99
Wings of Desire — Angels of Berlin is a whimsical, colorful photo collection of the many angels that watch over Berlin, from the city?s gates and bridges, church steeples, museums, and ancient cemeteries. Some stand proudly above the entrances of mansions, and some are modestly hidden in back yards. We?ll meet angels from the Wim Wenders landmark movie... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
American Heathens is the first in-depth ethnographic study about the largely misunderstood practice of American Heathenry (Germanic Paganism). Jennifer Snook?who has been Pagan since her early teens and a Heathen since eighteen?traces the development and trajectory of Heathenry as a new religious movement in America, one in which all identities... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Flipping convention on its head, Eric Dietrich argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. Just like spoken language, Dietrich shows that religion is an evolutionary adaptation. Science is the source of perplexing yet beautiful mysteries, however... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 31.95
Religious institutions are often engaged in influencing the beliefs and values that individuals hold. But religious groups can also challenge how people think about democracy, including the extension of equal rights and liberties regardless of viewpoint, or what is commonly called political tolerance. The essays in Religion and Political Tolerance... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 14.95
Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind-opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely-influential... more...