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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...

  • Archiv Religionsgeschichte 2007by Jan Assmann; Fritz Graf; Tonio Hölscher

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 249.00

    Archiv für Religionsgeschichte is a specialised journal dealing primarily with religions of the ancient world. The different aspects of the field of research are covered in essays, reports on the main areas of religious studies and in individual articles. Each volume has a thematic focus, which is dealt with either in a larger study or from the... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 64.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...