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- B&H Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99
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. La Guía Holman de Religiones del Mundo es una guía indispensable para estudiantes, ministros religiosos, líderes... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57
In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest... 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$ 19.99
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...