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  • Handbook of Research on Development and Religionby Matthew Clarke

    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...

  • Guía Holman de Religiones del Mundoby George Braswell

    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...

  • Sourcebook of the World's Religionsby Joel Beversluis

    New World Library 2011; US$ 29.95

    A comprehensive interfaith source for information on the myriad religious paths available. Includes essays on particular faiths and the interfaith community and an extensive resource. more...

  • The Spiral of Memory and Belongingby Frank MacEowen

    New World Library 2010; US$ 18.95

    Frank MacEowen shares his experiences in Ireland with all those who have felt the tug of memory or a connection to some time and place that came before they lived. more...

  • Embracing Epistemic Humilityby Donald Borchert

    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...

  • Ritual Texts for the Afterlifeby Fritz Graf; Sarah Iles Johnston

    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...

  • Women and Weaselsby Maurizio Bettini; Emlyn Eisenach

    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...

  • In the Beginning Godby Winfried Corduan

    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...

  • Modern Native Feastsby Andrew George

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Contemporary and imaginative interpretations of Native American cuisine, including lighter, healthier, and more nutritious versions of traditional recipes. more...

  • The Gods of Olympus: A Historyby Barbara Graziosi

    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...