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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Romanising Oriental Godsby Richard Gordon; Jaime Alvar

    BRILL 2008; US$ 221.00

    Argues that the alternative accounts emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. more...

  • Votives, Places and Rituals in Etruscan Religionby Margarita Gleba; Hilary Becker

    BRILL 2008; US$ 151.00

    Considering votive, mortuary and secular rituals, this volume offers a contribution to the study of Etruscan culture and gathers material, interpretations and approaches to the areas of Etruscan religion. more...

  • Instructions for the Netherworldby Alberto Bernabe; Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristobal; Sara Olmos; Michael Chase

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    Orphic gold tables are key documents for the knowledge of rites and beliefs of Orphics, an atypical group that configured a highly original creed and that influenced powerfully over other Greek writers and thinkers. This book presents their translation and some fundamental keys for their interpretation. 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...

  • Introduction to World Religionsby Christopher Partridge

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    A leading textbook for world religion, this new edition is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting... more...