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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Originally published between 1920 and 1970, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of... more...
- Molden Verlag 2014; US$ 19.43
Die Muslimbruderschaft ist die größte Islamistengruppe der Welt und gleichzeitig in ihrer Vielschichtigkeit kaum fassbar. Längst sind die Muslimbrüder auch außerhalb ihres Mutterlandes Ägypten ein globaler Machtfaktor. Millionen sind weltweit in 78 Ländern aktiv: nicht bloß in der islamischen Welt, auch in den USA, Großbritannien, Österreich und Deutschland.... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 86.40
Schon in frühen Zeiten und an verschiedenen Orten der Welt existierten oft mehrere Religionen nebeneinander, sei es dass diese unterschiedlichen Ursprungs waren oder sich aufgrund divergierender Auffassungen der religiösen Akteure innerhalb einer gemeinsamen Tradition ausdifferenzierten. Nicht immer war und ist diese Koexistenz eine friedliche. Die... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical religious... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00
Since early oral traditions, special places have been luring visitors. The world's most important pilgrimage sites from the time of early oral traditions to present-day journeys, those who seek them, key terminology and related themes are presented in this text in 500 alphabetic entries. more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
Rites of Passage is a knowledgeable book By Gary Ferguson and Kathleen Wall, revolving around the rituals that mark a change in a persons social status. The narrative provides an earnest lesson to the readers that they can control the changes and demanding situations in their life graciously. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
Development and Religion explores how the world's five major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam - understand and practice 'development' through an examination of their sacred texts, social teaching and basic beliefs. Religious belief is a common human characteristic with eighty percent of the world's population... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 23.99
Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 10.95
Writing personalized wedding vows is a wonderful way to make the big day that much more special. Packed with ideas, insights, and inspiration, this completely revised third edition helps you declare your love in a uniquely personal way. This book features information on how to develop meaningful, personal wedding vows, incorporate a favorite song or... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 54.99
It is often claimed that we live in a secular age. But we do not live in a desacralized one. Sacred forms - whether in 'religious' or 'secular' guise - continue to shape social life in the modern world, giving rise to powerful emotions, polarized group id more...