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  • Common Groundby Todd Outcalt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    As the spice maker?s cabinet is full of many herbs, so should a scholar be full of Scripture, Talmud, and Legend—an ancient Jewish proverb This reference to legend—or the teaching tales used by the sages—is a remarkable testimony to the power of story and its place in the history, development, and culture of a people. Legends have helped people understand... more...

  • Die lykischen Bundespriesterby Denise Reitzenstein

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    Auf der lykischen Halbinsel im Südwesten der heutigen Türkei präsidierte in der Zeit des 1. bis 3. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. jährlich ein Bundespriester des Kaiserkultes, der Archiereus, dem lykischen Bund, einem festen Zusammenschluss lykischer Städte. Er war auch der wichtigste Ansprechpartner der römischen Statthalter und kaiserlichen Procuratoren... more...

  • Artemisby Stephanie Lynn Budin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological study of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, who presided over the transitions and mediations between the wild and the civilized, youth and maturity, life and death. Beginning with a study of the early origins of Artemis and her cult in the Bronze and Archaic Ages, Budin explores the goddess'... more...

  • Religious Diaspora in Early Modern Europeby Timothy G Fehler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays looks at the shared experience of exile across different groups in the early modern period. Contributors argue that exile is a useful analytical tool in the study of a wide variety of peoples previously examined in isolation. more...

  • Wege und Hindernisse religiöser Toleranzby Helmut Reinalter; Maria Eder; Erich W. Streissler; Heinrich Schmidinger; Helmut Reinalter; Julian Nida-Rümelin; Jamal Malik; Elmar Kuhn; Obiora Ike; Heiner Hastedt; Michael Ernst; Claus Dierksmeier; Klaus S. Davidowicz; Ulrich Blum; Heiner Bielefeldt; Elmar Kuhn

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2013; Not Available

    Wie kann die den monotheistischen Religionen innewohnende versöhnende Kraft freigesetzt werden und auf welche Weise kann sie zum Friedensprozess beitragen? Dieser grundlegenden Frage widmen sich die vorliegenden Beiträge und behandeln darüber hinaus Toleranz und Respekt der Religionen zueinander, auch im Hinblick auf religiöse Konflikte. ... more...

  • Verleihung der Toleranzringe am 12. Juni 2012 in Frankfurt am Mainby Felix Unger

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2013; Not Available

    Die Europäische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste vergab von 1997 bis 2011 den Toleranzpreis in Salzburg an hervorragende Persönlichkeiten des öffentlichen Lebens. Seit 2012 findet die Verleihung der Toleranzringe in Frankfurt am Main statt. Am 12. Juni 2012 wurden die drei Preisträger Lord George... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    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...