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  • Spaces and Bordersby András Máté-Tóth; Cosima Rughinis

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 105.00

    People observe and transgress religious borders when they relate with faith and other faiths, when they shape communities, when they make decisions. A group of researchers have joined an inquiry into the forces of religious closure and openness in present-day Central and Eastern Europe. Sociology, political science and history are triangulated to render... more...

  • What the World Believesby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 45.25

    Hauptbeschreibung In recent years, the subject of religion has undergone a dramatic renaissance and attracted considerable media attention. At the same time, however, knowledge about people's individual religiosity and the social characteristics and dynamics of religion has not grown considerably. Nonetheless, this knowledge has become especially... more...

  • Celtic Myth and Religionby Sharon Paice MacLeod

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. Evidence is drawn... more...

  • The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Futureby Theodore John Rivers

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 59.99

    In The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Future, Theodore John Rivers explores the changing relationship between technology and religion. Rivers draws upon his expertise in the fields of medieval and religious history to discuss how the promotion of Christianity and monasticism in the Middle Ages began a process that has lent religious undertones... more...

  • World Religions in Practiceby Paul Gwynne

    Wiley 2011; US$ 56.95

    World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's great religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – and explores how they are lived and expressed in custom, ritual, and symbol. A major new textbook exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices – by focusing... more...

  • Romulus and Remusby Melissa Fitzgerald

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99

    According to the ancient myth, Romulus and Remus are twin brothers and the founders of Rome and the Roman Empire. A woodpecker and a she-wolf raised the boys until they were adopted by more suitable parents—humans. Join them on their wild adventure to find where they came from and get to know the land they “discovered” along the way. more...

  • Hellenic Temples and Christian Churchesby Vasilios N. Makrides

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 79.00

    Covering an expanse of more than three thousand years, Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches charts, in one concise volume, the history of Greece’s religious cultures from antiquity all the way through to present, post-independence Greece. Focusing on the encounter and interaction between Hellenism and (Orthodox) Christianity, which is the most... more...

  • Pagan Theologyby Michael York

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    In Pagan Theology , Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable... more...

  • Transformationen des Phaethon-Mythos in der deutschen Literaturby Christiane Hansen

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    The fall of Phaethon, son of the sun god Helios, has been taken up in art and literature as a warning against hubris. The present study analyzes the myth of Phaethon in German literature and its European contexts. Intertextual relations from antiquity to the present are unfolded, including works by Euripides, Ovid, Wickram, Gryphius, Schiller, Goethe,... more...

  • Children and Childhood in World Religionsby Don S. Browning; Marcia J. Bunge

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Through both the scholarly introductions and the primary sources, this comprehensive volume addresses a range of topics, from the sanctity of birth to a child?s relationship to evil, showing that issues regarding children are central to understanding world religions and raising significant questions about our own conceptions of children today. more...