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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religionsby Larry A. Nichols; George Mather; Alvin J. Schmidt

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 26.99

    An improved, updated edition of a much-needed reference work in an increasingly pluralistic world where all kinds of unconventional religious groups abound. Formerly published as Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult. more...

  • Myths, Martyrs, and Modernityby Jitse Dijkstra; Justin Kroesen; Yme Kuiper

    BRILL 2010; US$ 278.00

    This volume in honour of Jan N. Bremmer consists of a variety of contributions offering a broad spectrum of original ideas and innovative approaches in the history of religions both past and present, thus reflecting the nature of the scholarship of Bremmer himself. more...

  • Drachen und Sirenenby Bernd Roling

    BRILL 2010; US$ 292.00

    Stretching from the Middle Ages to Modern Times and including sholars like Albertus Magnus, Conrad Gessner, and even Georges Buffon and Carl of Linné, this book offers a wideranging survey of the theological, medical and zoological discussions devoted to hybride creatures such as mermaids, fauns, dragons, giants and dwarfs. more...

  • When They Severed Earth from Skyby Elizabeth Wayland Barber; Paul T. Barber

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Why were Prometheus and Loki envisioned as chained to rocks? What was the Golden Calf? Why are mirrors believed to carry bad luck? How could anyone think that mortals like Perseus, Beowulf, and St. George actually fought dragons, since dragons don't exist? Strange though they sound, however, these "myths" did not begin as fiction. This... more...

  • The Implied Spider Updated with a New Prefaceby Wendy Doniger

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Wendy Doniger's foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By responsibly analyzing patterns and themes across context, Doniger reinvigorates the comparative reading of religion, tapping into a wealth of narrative traditions, from... more...

  • Missing Usby Ph.D Ryan LaMothe

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2013; US$ 64.99

    A foundational premise in this book is that the question and struggle of the 21st century for people in Western societies is one of community. To be relevant and helpful, psychological and, in particular, psychoanalytic theories must consider this question and struggle. This unique and valuable book seeks to reframe psychoanalytic theory and practice... more...

  • Myth in the Modern Worldby David Whitt; John Perlich

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ubiquitous and enduring, myths remain an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th... more...

  • Antike Mythologie in christlichen Kontexten der Spätantikeby Hartmut Leppin

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    It is well known that classical mythology outlasted the Christianization of the Roman Empire. This volume undertakes a new investigation of the complex conditions under which it continued to exist and thrive in Late Antiquity.  Particular attention is devoted to the polemical and educational contexts in which classical mythology was often... more...

  • Superheroes and Godsby Don LoCicero

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    The work provides a unique study of superheroes and gods in literature, popular culture, and ancient myth. The author selects a number of mythological figures (e.g., Babylonia's Gilgamesh and Enkidu), ancient gods (e.g., Greece's Eros and Tartarus), and modern superheroes (e.g., the United States' Superman and Captain Marvel) and identifies... more...

  • Mythology for Storytellers: Themes and Tales from Around the Worldby Howard J Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 158.00

    Illustrated in full color throughout, this delightful collection puts the riches of world mythology at the fingertips of students and storytellers alike. It is a treaury of favorite and little-known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information on their... more...