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Sacred books (General)

  • 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...

  • 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 Dr Kristina Myrvold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • Reading Spiritualitiesby Dr Dawn Llewellyn; Dr Deborah F Sawyer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 68.68

    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$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...