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  • Christmas Miraclesby Brad Steiger; Sherry Hansen Steiger

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 12.95

    "Brad and Sherry Hansen Steiger are two of my favorite people. Their wonderful book Christmas Miracles is a treasury of uplifting stories that demonstrates the wonders that can and do accompany our lives." --Shirley MacLaine, Academy Award-winning actress and author. The promise that miracles can happen is never more certain than during the holiday... more...

  • Animals and World Religionsby Lisa Kemmerer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 29.95

    Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: Human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to... more...

  • The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Futureby Theodore John Rivers

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 59.99

    In The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Future, Theodore John Rivers explores the changing relationship between technology and religion. Rivers draws upon his expertise in the fields of medieval and religious history to discuss how the promotion of Christianity and monasticism in the Middle Ages began a process that has lent religious undertones... more...

  • The Economics of Religionby Lionel Obadia; Donald Wood

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 134.95

    This volume examines and appraises some of the recent theoretical developments and methodological innovations in religious and social sciences from transdisciplinary and international perspectives, and offers the chance to extend the analysis of religious behaviours by means of conceptual and methodological models of economics. more...

  • Garland of Feminist Reflectionsby Rita M. Gross

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Rita M. Gross has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. One of the earliest scholars in religious studies to discover how feminism affects that discipline, she is recognized as preeminent in Buddhist feminist theology. The essays in A Garland of Feminist Reflections represent the major aspects of her work and provide... more...

  • The Tongues of Angelsby John C. Poirier

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 68.85

    Hauptbeschreibung The Apostle Paul's reference to the "tongues of angels" (1 Cor 13.1) has always aroused curiosity, but it has rarely been the object of a history-of-traditions investigation. Few readers of Paul's words are aware of the numerous references and allusions to angelic languages in Jewish and Christian texts. John C. Poirier presents... more...

  • The Future of Religionby Gianni Vattimo; Richard Rorty; Santiago Zabala; William McCuaig

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Though coming from different and distinct intellectual traditions, Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo are united in their criticism of the metaphysical tradition. The challenges they put forward extend beyond philosophy and entail a reconsideration of the foundations of belief in God and the religious life. They urge that the rejection of metaphysical... more...

  • The Secret History of Lucifer (New Edition)by Lynn Picknett

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 10.19

    In her new account of an old religion, Lynn Picknett explains that Lucifer means 'the light bringer' and was a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. 'He' was originally 'she' -- a divine representation of love, light and human warmth. The early Christian Church appropriated the name Lucifer, and it became synonymous... more...

  • A Communion of Subjectsby Paul Waldau; Kimberley Patton

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc... more...

  • The Sea Can Wash Away All Evilsby Kimberley Patton

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    Kimberley Patton examines the environmental crises facing the world's oceans from the perspective of religious history. Much as the ancient Greeks believed, and Euripides wrote, that "the sea can wash away all evils," a wide range of cultures have sacralized the sea, trusting in its power to wash away what is dangerous, dirty, and morally contaminating.... more...