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Sacred books (General)

  • 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...

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

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 24.56

    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...

  • Circuitous Journeysby David Leigh

    Fordham University Press 1999; US$ 19.99

    Circuitous Journeys: Modern Spiritual Autobiography provides a close reading and analysis of ten major life stories by twentieth-century leaders and thinkers from a variety of religious and cultural traditions: Mohandas Gandhi, Black Elk, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm X, Paul Cowan, Rigoberta Menchu, Dan Wakefield, and Nelson Mandela.... 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...

  • American Scripturesby Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp; Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking collection of sacred Christian writings of American origin from Mormons, Shakers, Christian Scientists, and others. "Scripture" is any work in which the authors, translators, editors, or discoverers all claim to have received wisdom from a source outside themselves, be it revelation, enlightened philosophy, or ancient archive.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...