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  • Encyclopedia of Global Religionby Mark Juergensmeyer; Wade Clark Roof

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 300.00

    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...

  • Legends of the Norse Kingsby Isabel Wyatt

    Floris Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Legends of the Norse Kings brings together two epic medieval sagas of brave kings and fierce dragons, perilous journeys and deadly battles, tales of love, magic and destiny.  The two sagas in this book date from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. The Saga of King Ragnar Goatskin recounts the adventures of the famous Danish ruler who fought... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Global Religionsby Mark Juergensmeyer

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. Taken together, they provide a concise and authoritative introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century. more...

  • A Companion to Roman Religionby Jorg Rupke

    Wiley 2011; US$ 232.95

    Jörg Rüpke is Chair of Comparative Religion at the University of Erfurt and coordinator of the Priority Program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1080 "Roman imperial and provincial religion". His recent books include Religion of the Romans (2001), Rituals in Ink (2004), Fasti Sacerdotum (2005), Religion and Law, ed. with Clifford... more...