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  • Woran glaubt die Welt?by Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 40.59

    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$ 10.40

    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...

  • The Adventures of Hermesby Murielle Szac; Mika Provata-Carlone

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Follow Hermes on 100 unforgettable journeys across the fascinating, colourful world of Greek mythology. The young god is determined to have adventures from the very moment of his unusual birth, stealing sacred cows, discovering fire and inventing the lyre and flute. With his tumbling brown curls and cheerful fearlessness, he charms his fellow... more...

  • New Religious Movementsby Jamie Cresswell; Bryan Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    New Religious Movements: Challenge & Response is the most comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the global impact of new religions. * New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca. * Focuses on the rise of new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, United States,... more...

  • Religions in the Modern Worldby Christopher Partridge; Linda Woodhead; Hiroko Kawanami

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age. With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world, Religions in the Modern World is... more...

  • Singular Dedicationsby Andrea L. Purvis

    Routledge 2003; US$ 139.00

    Often ignored in studies of Classical Greek religion, private cults were widespread in the Hellenistic world. This is the first comprehensive study of this phenomenon. more...

  • Researching New Religious Movementsby Elisabeth Arweck

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond... more...

  • Gods, Heroes, & Kingsby Christopher R. Fee; David A. Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    This book unearths the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths on which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legendby Mike Dixon-Kennedy

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 65.00

    This volume offers a guide in English to the myths and legends of the Russian Empire and other Slavic countries and peoples. Extensive historical, geographical, and biographical background is included to enhance the reader's understanding. more...

  • The Origin of the Godsby Richard S. Caldwell

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.95

    After describing those aspects of psychoanalytic theory that are relevant to the understanding of Greek myth, this study interprets, using psychoanalytical methodology, the Greek myth of origin and succession, particularly as stated in Hesiod's "Theogony". more...