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  • The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the Warby Emily Little

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the story's main events. A nice supplement to units on ancient... more...

  • The Druids and King Arthurby Robin Melrose

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    An exploration into the beliefs and origins of the Druids, this book examines the role the Druids may have played in the story of King Arthur and the founding of Britain. It explains how the Druids originated in eastern Europe around 850 B.C., bringing to early Britain a cult of an underworld deity, a belief in reincarnation, and a keen interest in... more...

  • Religious Diversity in Late Antiquityby David Gwynn; Susanne Bangert

    BRILL 2010; US$ 246.00

    This new volume in the well-established Late Antique Archaeology series draws together recent research by archaeologists and historians to shed new light on the religious world of Late Antiquity. A detailed bibliographic essay provides an overview of relevant literature, while individual articles explore the diversity of late antique religion. Rabbinic... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in the West: Volume 3by Ninian Smart; John Clayton; Patrick Sherry; Steven T. Katz

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 62.00

    The successful three volumes of Nineteenth Century Religious Thought in the West provide a fresh appraisal of the most important thinkers of that time. more...

  • Form And Substance In The Religionsby Frithjof Schuon

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    The modern world is characterized by its fascination with relativity and individualism. Into this morass, the writings of Frithjof Schuon enter like a bolt of lightning that both clears the air and brings serenity in its wake. The perspective of the perennial philosophy restores a sense of proportion in affirming the transcendent Real and then draws... more...

  • Becoming The Enchanterby Lyn Webster Wilde

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 16.00

    After the death of her fianc-, Lyn Webster Wilde sought refuge in alcohol, meaningless affairs and her high-powered job as a film-maker. But a chance encounter changed her life and, after fulfilling a series of tests, she was cautiously welcomed into a secret fraternity. She discovered that her new companions were the guardians of an ancient tradition... more...

  • From Civil to Political Religionby Marcela Cristi

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Prompted by the shattering of the bonds between religion and the political order brought about by the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau devised a "new" religion (civil religion) to be used by the state as a way of enforcing civic unity. Emile Durkheim, by contrast, conceived civil religion to be a spontaneous phenomenon arising from society itself... more...

  • Competition in Religious Lifeby Jay Newman

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

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  • Archiv für Religionsgeschichteby

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2010; US$ 285.00

    Band 12 des Archivs für Religionsgeschichte beschäftigt sich in einem ersten Themenschwerpunkt mit der ?Nennung und Repräsentation der Götter? in der antiken griechischen und römischen Welt. Der zweite Teil des Bandes ist verschiedenen Beiträgen zu Theologie und Kultpraxis in der griechischen und römischen Welt gewidmet, die alle auf eine genauere... more...

  • Scientia Poeticaby

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2010; US$ 172.00

    Das Jahrbuch erscheint seit 1997 und hat die Aufgabe, Literatur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte aufeinander zu beziehen. Es reagiert damit auf die Erweiterungen der Fragestellungen und Methoden, die sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten in beiden Disziplinen herausgebildet haben. Aus der Erkenntnis heraus, dass der literarisch-künstlerische und der (natur-)wissenschaftliche... more...