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Religions of the world

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  • 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$ 53.95

    A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion. An innovative introduction to Roman religion Approaches the... more...

  • From Ancient Myth to Modern Healingby Pamela Donleavy; Ann Shearer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This book is about the energy personified by the classical Greek goddess Themis, who brought her divine and natural 'right order' to gods and humans, and who still presides over law courts as the figure of Justice. In many Western countries today, the growing dis-ease in minds and bodies of individuals is often echoed in whole communities. Rather... more...

  • The World's Religionsby Peter B. Clarke; Peter Beyer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 200.00

    This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form.  It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers... more...

  • The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achillesby Padraic Colum; Willy Pogany; Rick Riordan

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 10.99

    Travel to ancient Greece, where gods and goddesses walk the earth and a youth named Jason must capture the famous Golden Fleece. Mythology buffs will love the classic stories of Greek heroes, from Hercules to Orpheus to Theseus. With an introduction by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, fantasy fans will thoroughly... more...

  • Gewalt und Opferby Anton Bierl; Wolfgang Braungart

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    The volume presented here is a collection of the contributions to an author?s colloquium with Walter Burkert, which was held in November 2007 in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld. Well known experts looked in detail at the work of the internationally renowned scholar of Greek. In his epochal cultural-scientific... more...

  • The Lost Girlsby Andrew Radford

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    The Lost Girls analyses a number of British writers between 1850 and 1930 for whom the myth of Demeter’s loss and eventual recovery of her cherished daughter Kore-Persephone, swept off in violent and catastrophic captivity by Dis, God of the Dead, had both huge personal and aesthetic significance. This book, in addition to scrutinising canonical... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...