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- Wiley 2008; US$ 150.00 US$ 130.00
Through reference to plays, poetry, novels, films and painting, this manifesto traces the genealogy of ‘true religion' in the western world and makes six controversial claims about the past, present and future of religion. Traces a transformation in the way religion is understood and performed in the western world. Makes several... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 34.95
Why do people study religion? How have they studied it in the past? How do we study religion today? Is the academic study of religion the same as religious education? These and many other questions are addressed in this engaging introduction to the discipline of religious studies, written by two experienced university teachers. The authors have crafted... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95
Interest in theories of religion has never been greater. Scholars debate single theoretical approaches in different scholarly journals, while the ?new atheists? such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the whole idea of religion. For everyone eager to understand the current state of the field, Contemporary Theories of Religion surveys... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 40.95
What is it about religion that appeals to people? Why do religions and religious beliefs persist in the face of increasing secularisation, harsh criticism and even political persecution? Robert Hinde argues that it is not enough simply to criticize religion, we must understand it - not only how it causes so much conflict, but also how it brings comfort... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00
This book contains the work of international scholars who address the contemporary globalizing antagonism between religion and secularity, in the theoretical and practical pursuit for this antagonism?s reconciliation in a more just, humane and peaceful future society and world. more...
- Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 25.00
This book is aimed at addressing two common misconceptions. The first is that belief in G-d is purely a matter of faith and cannot be supported by rational arguments. The second is that rationality is incompatible with mysticism. The first part of this book argues that it is more rational to believe in G-d than not. The second part argues that instead... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 182.00
Drawn from a variety of sources ranging from classical literature to early ethnographies to contemporary interpretations, the Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines provides a comprehensive introduction to the ways goddess figures have been viewed through the ages. This unique encyclopedia of over thousands of figures of feminine divinity describes... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00
From the Dalit midwives in India to the women of the Nahua region in the state of Morelos, Mexico, from the indigenous nations in Turtle Island in Canada to the shamans (male and female) of South Korea and Vietnam, there are still many vital indigenous cultures around the world in which women often hold positions of religious authority and leadership.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 60.00
Subjects such as spirituality, the existence of God, atheism, and the concept of one true religion are profound, incendiary topics. This collection of interviews about faith and religion will fascinate anyone?believer or nonbeliever?who is interested in the interaction of science, religion, and belief in contemporary culture. Open Questions: Diverse... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 63.00
Communities have often shaped themselves around cultural spaces set apart and declared sacred. For this purpose, churches, priests or scholars no less than writers frequently participate in giving sacred figures a local habitation and, sometimes, voice or name. But whatever sites, rites, images or narratives have thus been constructed, they also raise... more...