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Religions of the world

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Meta-Religionby James W. Laine

    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...

  • Is the Albanian?s religion really ?Albanianism??by Cecilie Endresen

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 57.71

    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...

  • Atheism and Deism Revaluedby Wayne Hudson; Diego Lucci; Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

    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...

  • Ovids verkehrte Exilweltby Simone Seibert

    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...

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    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...

  • The Crisis of the Holyby Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Vincent J. Cornell; Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Sidney H. Griffith; Maria Reis Habito; B. Barry Levy; Deepak Sarma; Michael von Brück

    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...

  • The Ecology of Coexistence and Conflict in Cyprusby Irene Dietzel

    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...