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  • The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greeceby Marguerite Rigoglioso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book argues that specialized cadres of virgin priestesses in ancient Greece were believed to give birth in miraculous fashion as a means of bringing forth holy political and spiritual leaders. more...

  • Celtic Mythology A to Zby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Celtic Mythology A to Z is a clearly written, illustrated guide to the characters, objects, and places that make up the mythic lore of the Celtic peoples of Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Wales. With hundreds of entries providing definitions, explanations, and descriptions of the major stories, gods and goddesses, places, and beliefs, this... more...

  • Religions View Religionsby Jerald D. Gort; Henry Jansen; Hendrik M. Vroom

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    Because religion is so central to the lives and experience of the vast majority of people throughout the world, it figures very prominently in a variety of ways in interhuman relations. Unfortunately, ‘religion’ often appears to be one of the potent sources of mistrust, discord and strife between and among individuals, groups and cultures.... more...

  • The World's Religions after September 11 [Four Volumes]by ARVIND SHARMA

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 560.00

    This set is an unprecedented examination of religion's influence on modern life, an honest assessment of how religion can either destroy us or preserve us, and a thorough exploration of what steps might be necessary for all religions to join together as a force for good. Convening on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade... more...

  • Understanding World Religionsby George Braswell

    B&H Publishing Group 1994; US$ 19.99

    Understanding other religions is no longer an academic, ivory tower exercise. In this timely and important book, Dr, Braswell provides an introduction to the major world religions, as well as many of the minor ones. more...

  • Coping With the Godsby Henk Versnel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 267.00

    Abandoning monolithic approaches and embracing the possibility of inconsistencies and incongruities in Greek thought, behaviour, and culture, this book investigates how ancient Greeks could validate the complementarity of dissonant, if not contradictory, representations in e.g.polytheism, theodicy, divine omnipotence and ruler cult. more...

  • The Everything World's Religions Bookby Kenneth Shouler

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions.... more...

  • Woran glaubt die Welt?by Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 45.49

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Thema Religion hat in den letzten Jahren eine ungeahnte Renaissance und mediale Aufmerksamkeit erlebt. Dahinter bleibt jedoch das tatsächliche Wissen über die persönliche Religiosität der Menschen und die gesellschaftlichen Ausprägungen und Dynamiken von Religion weit zurück. Dieses Wissen erlangt angesichts der zunehmenden... more...

  • Ohne Angst verschieden seinby Marina Khanide; Karl Giebeler

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Fremde - andere Kulturen, Wertvorstellungen und Verhaltensweisen - wird häufig als Bedrohung empfunden: Wir begegnen dem Anderen im täglichen Miteinander und reagieren mit Vorurteilen und Angst. Wie kann dem entgegengewirkt werden? Was braucht der Einzelne, um Fremdheit offen begegnen zu können und Andersartigkeit als Chance... more...

  • An Eye for an Iby Robert Spillane

    Michelle Anderson Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    We cannot escape from philosophy because we philosophise when we reflect critically on how we are living and the study of living, suitably elaborated, is philosophy. Philosophies embody ideas of considerable force and fascination which can change lives. To live a philosophy we need to penetrate the illusions of appearance and the delusions of common... more...