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  • Römische Religion in republikanischer Zeitby Jörg Rüpke

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 131.76

    Die letzten beiden Jahrhunderte der römischen Republik sind geprägt von einer Gesellschaft, die sich mit einem massiven institutionellen wie kulturellen Wandel bei gleichzeitiger Auflösung von Traditionen konfrontiert sieht. Von solch tiefgreifenden sozialen, politischen und ökonomischen Veränderungen bleibt auch der Bereich der Religion nicht unberührt.... more...

  • Controversies in Contemporary Religion: Education, Law, Politics, Society, and Spirituality [3 volumes]by Paul Hedges

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 194.00

    Religious or spiritual beliefs underpin many controversies and conflicts in the contemporary world. Written by a range of scholarly contributors, this three-volume set provides contextual background information and detailed explanations of religious controversies across the globe. more...

  • Ovids verkehrte Exilweltby Simone Seibert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    This book reveals the literary ways in which Ovid dealt with his exile. It develops the self-portrait of a masterful poet whose individualism seems to presage modernity, and shows how Ovid makes creative use of mythic figures in order to locate his own cultural identity. He creates a tableau of an upside-down world of exile, in which he... 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Global Religionby Mark Juergensmeyer; Wade Clark Roof

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 355.00

    Bringing together perspectives from the principal social sciences of religion, this encyclopedia give an overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. more...

  • Spirits of the Sacred Groveby Emma Restall Orr

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Emma Restall Orr (aka Bobcat) has been one of the most well-known Druids worldwide for over a decade. She is a celebrated for her uncompromising views on ethics, environmentalism and personal responsibility, challenging the Druid and Pagan community with her writings, talks and other public appearances. She lives in Warwickshire, UK. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Emergence of the Science of Religion in the Netherlandsby Arie L. Molendijk

    BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00

    This book explores the emergence of the science of religion in the Netherlands in the second half of the nineteenth century. The emphasis is on processes of institutionalization, professionalization, and internationalization on the one hand, and on contemporary discussions about method and conceptualization on the other. more...