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  • Der Tod in der Welt der Religionenby Hans-Peter Hasenfratz

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 25.51

    Die Frage nach dem Tod und dem Sterben ist allgegenwärtig. Umso wichtiger ist es, über die theologischen Fragen informiert zu sein, die sich mit dem Ende des Lebens verbinden und sich ein Bild davon zu machen, wie andere Kulturen und Religionen mit dieser existentiellen Sache umgehen. Der Band des renommierten Religionswissenschaftlers Hasenfratz greift... more...

  • The World's Wisdomby Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The World's Wisdomby Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    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$ 29.95

    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...

  • Reading Spiritualitiesby Dawn Llewellyn; Deborah F. Sawyer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    The phenomenon of "sacred text" has undergone radical deconstruction in recent times, reflecting how religion has broken out of its traditional definitions and practices, and how current literary theories have influenced texts inside the religious domain and beyond. Reading Spiritualities presents both commentary and vivid examples of this... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Death of Sacred Textsby Kristina Myrvold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices and in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and scriptures by focusing on their physical properties and... more...