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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...

  • 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...

  • Wir sind alle »andere«by Henning Schluß; Susanne Tschida; Thomas Krobath; Michael Domsgen

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 30.54

    Pluralität ist nicht mehr die Ausnahme an unseren Schulen, sondern Normalität. In den großen Städten ist die kulturelle Pluralität ein Faktum, auf das pädagogisch reagiert wird. Die religiöse Pluralität geht mit der kulturellen Pluralität keineswegs zwangsläufig parallel, ist mit ihr jedoch vielfältig verflochten. Gleichwohl wird dieser Zusammenhang... more...

  • Mythologyby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Inside Ancient Greece provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating cultures of the ancient world. Each title focuses on specific aspects of life in ancient Greece, and offers vivid close-ups of its art and architecture, history, literature, government, religion and mythology, warfare, and more. This volume introduces... more...

  • Warum sie glauben, was sie glaubenby Bernhard Uhde

    Herder Verlag 2015; US$ 12.02

    Konflikte rühren oft vom Nichtwissen. Noch öfter vom Nichtverstehen: Wie »ticken« die »anderen« wirklich? Was sind ihre inneren Antriebskräfte, ihre gedanklichen Prinzipien? Damit Debatten über kulturelle Unterschiede nicht mehr so schnell ins Leere laufen, stellt Bernhard Uhde die inneren Konzepte vor, die die innere spirituelle und kulturelle Dynamik... more...

  • Religious Dissent in the Roman Empireby Vasily Rudich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich?s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against the broad background of Second Temple Judaism and... more...

  • The Case for Polytheismby Steven Dillon

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Polytheism is very much a reasonable position nowadays, and The Case for Polytheism explains why. more...

  • Multiple Secularities Beyond the Westby Marian Burchardt; Monika Wohlrab-Sahr; Matthias Middell

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Questions of secularity and modernity have become globalized, but most studies still focus on the West. This volume breaks new ground by comparatively exploring developments in five areas of the world, some of which were hitherto situated at the margins of international scholarly discussions: Africa, the Arab World, East Asia, South Asia,... more...

  • Religion and Politics in Russia: A Readerby Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Russia is not only vast, it is also culturally diverse, the core of an empire that spanned Eurasia. In addition to the majority Russian Orthodox and various other Christian groups, the Russian Federation includes large communities of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and members of other religious groups, some with ancient historical roots. All are in a state... more...