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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Ernesto de Martino was a major critical thinker in the study of vernacular religions, producing innovative analyses of key concepts such as 'folklore', 'magic' and 'ritual'. His methodology stemmed from his training under the philosopher Benedetto Croce whilst his philosophical approach to anthropology borrowed from Marx and Gramsci. Widely celebrated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 17.95
Religious belief is one of the most pervasive and ubiquitous characteristics of human society. Religion has shadowed and illuminated human lives since primitive times, shaping the world views of cultures from isolated tribes to vast empires. Starting from the premise that religion is a concept which can be analysed and compared across time and cultures,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study. What happens when the category of sainthood is interrogated... more...
- Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95
In The Devil and Philosophy , 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion to Bram Stoker's Dracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino's iconic performance in The Devil's Advocate , this book demonstrates... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00
First published in 1902, this book investigates the history and development of early religion from an anthropological perspective. Rather than dealing with religions that grew from the teachings of their original founders, such as Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, Jevons considers those religions that were practised as a matter of custom and tradition.... more...
- Cleis Press 2014; US$ 16.95
Garden Blessings is an eloquent tribute to the wonders of the garden, a place where our souls are nourished and memories grown. June Cotner is a legend in the world of gift books with her inspirational books that have sold nearly one million copies. Her books comprise a balance of about 20 percent classic and famous writers and 80 percent lesser-known,... more...
- Hay House 2014; US$ 12.95
In their travels around the globe, Doreen Virtue and her son Grant (the best-selling authors of Angel Words ) have met thousands of talented people who dream of being healers, spiritual teachers, or writers, or of opening healing centers or schools. They also long to be able to afford organic food, vitamin supplements, exercise instruction, trips to... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 51.85
The book sets out to explain the diffusion of Catholicism and Islam in the 17th-century district of Jerusalem through a detailed analysis of the changes of faith undergone by the inhabitants of some villages in the area (Dayr Aban, ?uba, Bethlehem, Bayt Jala, Bayt Sha?ur and Ayn Karim).The way a new faith spread within and between the local Christian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
First published in 1940, this title presents four of the Gifford Lectures in natural theology given by Edwyn Bevan in 1933: ?An Inquiry into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and Christianity?. Reference is made throughout all four lectures not only to the conventional disputes in Western Christianity, but also to the attitudes of Hebrew,... more...