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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures, with large numbers of sites - from globally renowned places to regional shrines - flourishing historically and in the modern day. Pilgrimage centres around the world, including Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Guadalupe in Mexico, Lourdes in France, Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Haridwar in India, and Shikoku... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00
This edited volume focuses on the funerary archaeology of the Pan-Andean area in the pre-Hispanic period. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
This book probes the ways in which turn-of-the-millennium evangelicals in North America have regarded the landscape of participation. Rathe views relevant evangelical literature by looking through a surprising lens borrowed from medieval theology, bringing into focus not only evangelical understandings, but also the identities and historical traditions... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. Like sports, music, and drama, ritual defines and enriches culture, putting those who practice it in touch with sources of value and meaning larger than themselves. Ritual is unavoidable, yet it holds a place in modern life that is decidedly ambiguous. What is ritual? What does it do? Is it useful? What... more...
- Gallery Books 2014; US$ 14.99
A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa?including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas. Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, where they have the pleasure of seeing Charles Edward Hall don a traditional red suit and become the world's most famous... 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...
- Random House 2014; US$ 12.78
Lima, Peru, 2004: The body of a decapitated baby boy is found on a hilltop, surrounded by flowers, a liquor bottle and a container of blood, apparently the victim of a ritual sacrifice to appease a pre-Columbian earth god. New Jersey, USA, 2002: A Palo Mayombe sect temple basement is raided by police, who find human body parts and the remains... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95
This book presents legal perspectives on the most important sacred places of the Mediterranean. The authors discuss the notion of sacred places in anthropological, sociological and legal studies, provide an overview of existing legal approaches to their protection and consider the meaning of sacred places in Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought. The... more...