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  • Religious Diversity in Late Antiquityby David Gwynn; Susanne Bangert

    BRILL 2010; US$ 246.00

    This new volume in the well-established Late Antique Archaeology series draws together recent research by archaeologists and historians to shed new light on the religious world of Late Antiquity. A detailed bibliographic essay provides an overview of relevant literature, while individual articles explore the diversity of late antique religion. Rabbinic... 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...

  • Competition in Religious Lifeby Jay Newman

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

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  • Becoming The Enchanterby Lyn Webster Wilde

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.90

    After the death of her fianc-, Lyn Webster Wilde sought refuge in alcohol, meaningless affairs and her high-powered job as a film-maker. But a chance encounter changed her life and, after fulfilling a series of tests, she was cautiously welcomed into a secret fraternity. She discovered that her new companions were the guardians of an ancient tradition... 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... more...

  • Spaces and Bordersby András Máté-Tóth; Cosima Rughinis

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 112.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...