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  • An Archaeology of Ancestorsby Carla M. Antonaccio

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 43.99

    In this fresh consideration of the origins of the ancient Greeks' ideas and practices concerning their own past, Carla M. Antonaccio demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult persisted, throughout the Iron Age, long before epic poetry's heroic narratives were widely disseminated. Although it was not until the dissolution of Iron Age societies that... more...

  • Sage, Saint and Sophistby Graham Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies techniques of literary analysis to throw light on the lifestyles and behaviour of these figures, from Jesus Christ to Peregrinus Proteus to dio... more...

  • Hestia – Goddess of the Hearthby Janet Bubar Rich

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the e-chatter overload that people face in their daily... more...

  • Religion Of The Ancient Celtsby J. A. Macculloch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 345.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • L'Amour à la Wertherby Susanne Mildner

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 31.97

    Hauptbeschreibung Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Leiden des jungen Werther wurden zu einem Welterfolg. Für Madame de Staël war Werther der Repräsentant der einzig wahren Liebe, Charles de Villers bewunderte dessen "Sehnsucht, Ahndung, Schwärmerei", Stendhal benannte das Phänomen der deutschen Liebe erstmals konkret als "Amour à la Werther qui ouvre... more...

  • But Not Philosophyby George Anastaplo; Van John Doren

    Lexington Books 2001; US$ 47.99

    Gathered in this one volume, But Not Philosophy provides useful and thought-provoking introductions to seven major 'schools' of non-Western thought: Mesopotamian, ancient African, Hindu, Confucian, Buddhist, Islamic, and North American Indian. Anastaplo studies ancient literary epics and legal codes and examines religious traditions and systems of... more...

  • Religion Todayby Ross Aden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 74.99

    Religion Today introduces students to key concepts in religious studies through a compelling problem-solving framework. Each chapter opens with a contemporary case study that helps students engage in current religious issues, explore possible solutions to difficult religious problems today, and learn key themes and concepts in religious studies.... more...

  • Understanding World Religionsby David Whitten Smith; Elizabeth Geraldine Burr

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 38.99

    Understanding World Religions studies major worldviews in relation to justice and peace: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active... more...

  • La romanisation des dieuxby Alain Cadotte

    BRILL 2006; US$ 221.00

    Presents a global study of the Roman-African pantheon. more...

  • Cretan Sanctuaries and Cultsby Mieke Prent

    BRILL 2006; US$ 233.00

    This volume offers a contextual study of sanctuaries and cults in Crete in the transitional period from the end of the Late Bronze Age into the Archaic period (c.1200 to 600 BC). It provides a dynamic picture of the interplay of religious tradition and societal change in a period long considered a 'Dark Age' by Classical scholarship. more...