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  • The World's Wisdomby Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.74

    A world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources! In this perfect companion to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled... more...

  • Fighting Wordsby John Renard

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred sources and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. Fighting Words makes solid text-based scholarship accessible to the general public, beginning with the premise that a balanced approach to religious pluralism... more...

  • Erscheinungsformen und Handhabungen Heiliger Schriftenby Joachim Friedrich Quack; Daniela Christina Luft

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This study focuses on Holy Scriptures as material objects. What are the contexts for the appearances and the usages of these objects? Is there a difference between Holy Scriptures and other objects, and is it inevitably their sacred content that renders them holy? Interdisciplinary perspectives offer new incentives for understanding the... more...

  • In Search of a Canonby Greg Wiggan

    SensePublishers 2015; US$ 49.99

    Harnessing Paulo Freire?s critical analysis of education and society, In Search of a Canon explores Africa and Asia, and their relationship to Europe, and Europe?s connection to the rest of the western world. As such, this book is situated in the tradition of critical scholars as it explores the relationship between historical processes and the development... more...

  • How to Determine the Meaning of a Sacred Textby Jay G. Williams

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This work applies many different approaches to the analysis of sacred texts. The articles contained in this collection are influenced by structuralism, phenomenology, the study of self-referentiality and Zen. In many cases, Eastern thought is applied to Western texts, and vice versa. more...

  • Theorizing Scripturesby Vincent Wimbush

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Historically, religious scriptures are defined as holy texts that are considered to be beyond the abilities of the layperson to interpret. Their content is most frequently analyzed by clerics who do not question the underlying political or social implications of the text, but use the writing to convey messages to their congregations about how... more...

  • Greek and Roman Mythology A to Zby Kathleen N. Daly; Marian Rengel

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    According to many scholars, ancient Greece and Rome provided the foundations of Western culture. More than two millennia later, myths of both civilizations are still being studied for their rich storytelling and insight into the cultures that spawned them. This title illuminates the mythology at the core of those civilizations' beliefs. more...

  • Who's Who in Classical Mythologyby Michael Grant; John Hazel

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 25.95

    Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythologyby Luke Roman; Monica Roman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00

    Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for more than two millennia, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East attests to the universal appeal of the stories. This title examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classic literature. more...

  • Dictionary of Classical Mythologyby Jennifer R. March

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A - Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are... more...

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