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  • Cults and New Religionsby Douglas E. Cowan; David G. Bromley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

    This unparalleled introduction to cults and new religious movements has been completely up-dated and expanded to reflect the latest developments; each chapter reviews the origins, leaders, beliefs, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the specific controversies surrounding each group. A fully updated, revised and expanded edition of... more...

  • 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...

  • Antike Religionby Bernhard Linke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Bernhard Linke provides a cogent introduction to the religious world of antiquity and a broad perspective on the immense body of scholarly literature on ancient religion. His comparative presentation of religious world-views in Greece and Rome sharpens the reader?s awareness of the differences between them despite their many commonalities.... 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...