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  • 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...

  • Troja - Metamorphosen eines Mythosby Kordula Wolf

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 98.00

    Troja zählt zu den bekanntesten Mythen Europas. Die Autorin hinterfragt exemplarisch und vergleichend den in der historischen Forschung als selbstverständlich vorausgesetzten Zusammenhang zwischen Mythos und Identitätsstiftung bzw. Herrschaftslegitimation. Sie untersucht die Bedingungen für den Wandel und das Fortleben des Troja-Mythos im Mittelalter... 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Wahrnehmung anderer Religionen und christlich-abendländisches Selbstverständnis im frühen und hohen Mittelalter (5.-12. Jahrhundert)by Hans-Werner Goetz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 63.00

    Die Wahrnehmung der anderen Religionen seitens der abendländischen Christen im Mittelalter ist ein wichtiges kulturwissenschaftliches Thema, das in einem ?Zeitalter des Glaubens? nicht nur einen wesentlichen Bereich der Vorstellungswelt erschließt, sondern in der Fremdwahrnehmung auch das christliche Selbstverständnis in seiner spezifisch mittelalterlichen... more...

  • Antike Religionby Bernhard Linke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 350.00

    bernhard Linke bietet eine kompetente Einführung in die religiöse Welt der Antike sowie breite Orientierung in der immensen Forschungsliteratur. Die vergleichende Darstellung der religiösen Weltbilder in Griechenland und Rom schärft das Bewusstsein für die Unterschiede, die es bei allen Gemeinsamkeiten gab. Es ist ein einzigartiges Hilfsmittel für... more...

  • The 99th Monkeyby Eliezer Sobel

    Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Suffused with a unique brand of irreverent humor, this account recalls the autobiographical explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past 40 years. Serving as a human guinea pig for many of the most popular cutting-edge New Age, human potential, and spiritual experiments,... more...

  • Sage, Saint and Sophistby Graham Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...