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- 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...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99
God had ordained what days are ordinary, and which days He had made High Days and hallowed them as feast days for the Israelites. Many generations have strayed away from the way they are suppose to serve God; they have taken heed to the way of the stranger, celebrating man's pagan holidays. We have to serve God the way we are ordained to and not... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99
Rabbi Menahem Mendl was a Hassidic master renowned for his wisdom throughout Europe. The spiritual leader of the Jews in a small stetl called Kotzk in a corner of Poland, he was nevertheless so famous that he was he was referred to far and wide as the Kotzker. His wise sayings?about human nature, how to live, and the world of the spirit?were repeated... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval... more...