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  • From Ancient Myth to Modern Healingby Pamela Donleavy; Ann Shearer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This book is about the energy personified by the classical Greek goddess Themis, who brought her divine and natural 'right order' to gods and humans, and who still presides over law courts as the figure of Justice. In many Western countries today, the growing dis-ease in minds and bodies of individuals is often echoed in whole communities. Rather... more...

  • Archiv Religionsgeschichte 2007by Jan Assmann; Fritz Graf; Tonio Hölscher

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 249.00

    Archiv für Religionsgeschichte is a specialised journal dealing primarily with religions of the ancient world. The different aspects of the field of research are covered in essays, reports on the main areas of religious studies and in individual articles. Each volume has a thematic focus, which is dealt with either in a larger study or from the... more...

  • The World's Religionsby Peter B. Clarke; Peter Beyer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 200.00

    This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form.  It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers... more...

  • The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achillesby Padraic Colum; Willy Pogany; Rick Riordan

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 10.99

    Travel to ancient Greece, where gods and goddesses walk the earth and a youth named Jason must capture the famous Golden Fleece. Mythology buffs will love the classic stories of Greek heroes, from Hercules to Orpheus to Theseus. With an introduction by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, fantasy fans will thoroughly... more...

  • The Lost Girlsby Andrew Radford

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    The Lost Girls analyses a number of British writers between 1850 and 1930 for whom the myth of Demeter’s loss and eventual recovery of her cherished daughter Kore-Persephone, swept off in violent and catastrophic captivity by Dis, God of the Dead, had both huge personal and aesthetic significance. This book, in addition to scrutinising canonical... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in the West: Volume 3by Ninian Smart; John Clayton; Patrick Sherry; Steven T. Katz

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 64.00

    The successful three volumes of Nineteenth Century Religious Thought in the West provide a fresh appraisal of the most important thinkers of that time. more...

  • Form And Substance In The Religionsby Frithjof Schuon

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    The modern world is characterized by its fascination with relativity and individualism. Into this morass, the writings of Frithjof Schuon enter like a bolt of lightning that both clears the air and brings serenity in its wake. The perspective of the perennial philosophy restores a sense of proportion in affirming the transcendent Real and then draws... more...

  • Religious Tolerance in World Religionsby Jacob Neusner; Bruce Chilton

    Templeton Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions , numerous scholars offer perspectives on the "what" and "why" traditions of tolerance in world religions, beginning with the pre-Christian West, Greco-Roman paganism, and ancient... more...

  • From Civil to Political Religionby Marcela Cristi

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Prompted by the shattering of the bonds between religion and the political order brought about by the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau devised a "new" religion (civil religion) to be used by the state as a way of enforcing civic unity. Emile Durkheim, by contrast, conceived civil religion to be a spontaneous phenomenon arising from society itself... more...

  • Scientia Poeticaby

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2010; US$ 172.00

    Das Jahrbuch erscheint seit 1997 und hat die Aufgabe, Literatur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte aufeinander zu beziehen. Es reagiert damit auf die Erweiterungen der Fragestellungen und Methoden, die sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten in beiden Disziplinen herausgebildet haben. Aus der Erkenntnis heraus, dass der literarisch-künstlerische und der (natur-)wissenschaftliche... more...