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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00
With eighty percent of the world's population professing religious faith, religious belief is a common human characteristic. This fascinating and highly unique Handbook brings together state-of-the-art research on incorporating religion into development studies literature and research. The expert contributors illustrate that as religious identity... more...
- B&H Publishing Group 2013; US$ 9.99
A medida que las telecomunicaciones mundiales y los viajes supersónicos hacen que los pueblos del mundo cada vez estén más cerca unos de otros, también llaman la atención a la importancia de entender las creencias religiosas de cada uno. As worldwide telecommunications and supersonic travel draw the peoples of the world ever closer, they also... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 72.99
Triumphalists see their world view as the ultimate repository of spiritual truth: all other world views are inferior and their adherents need to be converted forcefully, or silenced, or destroyed to prevent their cancerous views from metastasizing. Triumphalism has infected too many of the adherents in the Abrahamic religious traditions, and must... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death, and how they could influence it. These texts, dating from the late fifth century BCE to the second century CE, have been part of the scholarly... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 65.00
If you told a woman her sex had a shared, long-lived history with weasels, she might deck you. But those familiar with mythology know better: that the connection between women and weasels is an ancient and favorable one, based in the Greek myth of a midwife who tricked the gods to ease Heracles?s birth?and was turned into a weasel by Hera as punishment.... more...
- B&H Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.99
This study about the origin of religion concludes that evidence for monotheism (the belief in one true God who created the world and holds people morally accountable) outweighs the popular view of animism (religion born from the veneration of spirits). more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98
Elegant and entertaining, this is the history of the most vibrant characters in classical civilisation. With their vast appetites, great beauty and warlike tendencies, it's hard to resist their pull on the imagination, even though, in antiquity, the gods of Olympus were just as often seen as cruel, over-sexed, mad or just plain silly. And yet they... more...