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- University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Whereas many textbooks treat the subject of world religions in an apolitical way, as if each religion were a path for individuals seeking wisdom and not a discourse intimately connected with the exercise of power, James W. Laine treats religion and politics as halves of the same whole, tracing their relationship from the policies of Alexander the Great... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 61.66
For over a century, Albanians have been urged to view religious differences as unimportant. But are they? By conducting an unique set of interviews with representatives of the country?s high-ranking clerics, Cecilie Endresen tries to answer this question. The clerics speak of an interplay between nation and religion in the their own symbolic universes... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
In the seventeenth and eighteenth century the terms atheism and deism involved fine distinctions that have not always been preserved by later scholars. The original deployment and usage of these terms were often more complicated than much of the historical scholarship suggests. Offering new perspectives on a range of prominent... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
This book reveals the literary ways in which Ovid dealt with his exile. It develops the self-portrait of a masterful poet whose individualism seems to presage modernity, and shows how Ovid makes creative use of mythic figures in order to locate his own cultural identity. He creates a tableau of an upside-down world of exile, in which he... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates, forms of... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
The modern world threatens the foundations of the world?s religions and the cohesive assurances of their societies. The Crisis of the Holy reflects on how all religions are changing under the common pressures of recent decades and, by identifying commonalities across traditions, suggests how religions might cope with these changes. more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
What is the significance of sustainable resource management for the functioning of Mediterranean island societies? How do human-environment relations reflect in a multi-ethnic religious landscape? This book poses these questions in the context of the Ottoman, British, and modern history of Cyprus. It explores the socio-ecological dimension... more...
- Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99
This indispensable work combines Massey?s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey?s unique world-view for a new generation of readers. more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 54.13
Die letzten beiden Jahrhunderte der römischen Republik sind geprägt von einer Gesellschaft, die sich mit einem massiven institutionellen wie kulturellen Wandel bei gleichzeitiger Auflösung von Traditionen konfrontiert sieht. Von solch tiefgreifenden sozialen, politischen und ökonomischen Veränderungen bleibt auch der Bereich der Religion nicht unberührt.... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 29.59
Rudolf Simek bietet anhand von archäologischen Funden und authentischen Quellen eine umfassende Darstellung der vielfältigen Erscheinungsformen der religiösen Welt der Germanen. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden dabei die Kultpraktiken, über die jüngere Forschungen sehr genauen Aufschluss geben können. Der Autor zeichnet nach, wie sich die mythologische Götterwelt... more...