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  • Christentum, Islam, Recht und Menschenrechteby Michaela Wittinger

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 28.21

    Vorwort Dieser Band umfasst zwei Vorträge, die ich im Rahmen der mir im Wintersemester 2007/2008 übertragenen Otto von Freising-Gastp- fessur an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt halten durfte. Ich danke allen, die hieran und an den Diskussionen teilgenommen und mir wertvolle Anstöße und Anregungen gegeben haben. Neben den Kollegen und Kolleginnen... more...

  • Celtic Myth and Religionby Sharon Paice MacLeod

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. Evidence is drawn... more...

  • World Religions in Practiceby Paul Gwynne

    Wiley 2011; US$ 58.95 US$ 51.09

    World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's great religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – and explores how they are lived and expressed in custom, ritual, and symbol. A major new textbook exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices – by... more...

  • Romulus and Remusby Melissa Fitzgerald

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99

    According to the ancient myth, Romulus and Remus are twin brothers and the founders of Rome and the Roman Empire. A woodpecker and a she-wolf raised the boys until they were adopted by more suitable parents—humans. Join them on their wild adventure to find where they came from and get to know the land they “discovered” along the way. more...

  • Hellenic Temples and Christian Churchesby Vasilios N. Makrides

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    Covering an expanse of more than three thousand years, Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches charts, in one concise volume, the history of Greece’s religious cultures from antiquity all the way through to present, post-independence Greece. Focusing on the encounter and interaction between Hellenism and (Orthodox) Christianity, which is the most... more...

  • Pagan Theologyby Michael York

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    In Pagan Theology , Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual... more...

  • Children and Childhood in World Religionsby Don S. Browning; Marcia J. Bunge

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    Through both the scholarly introductions and the primary sources, this comprehensive volume addresses a range of topics, from the sanctity of birth to a child’s relationship to evil, showing that issues regarding children are central to understanding world religions and raising significant questions about our own conceptions of children today. more...

  • Kulturgeschichte der mittelalterlichen Wahrsagereiby Christa Agnes Tuczay

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Die Suche nach der Wahrheit, das Wissen um die Zukunft, die Lösung der Rätsel der Vergangenheit, die Beantwortung von brennenden Fragen – all das versprachen Orakel schon in der Antike. Das Aufkommen des Christentums bedeutete zwar einen Einschnitt, doch blühten die Wahrsagekünste, partiell nach antikem Vorbild in christianisierter... more...

  • Wilderness in Mythology and Religionby Laura Feldt

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic... more...

  • Transformationen des Phaethon-Mythos in der deutschen Literaturby Christiane Hansen

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Der Sturz des Phaethon, Sohn des Sonnengotts Helios, geht als Mythos menschlichen Scheiterns an der Schnittstelle von individueller und kosmischer Katastrophe in Kunst und Literatur der Neuzeit ein. Ausgehend von den antiken Prätexten untersucht die vorliegende Studie diese Transformationen in der deutschen Literatur erstmals umfassend... more...