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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 27.74
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...