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  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introductionby Kim Knott

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of... more...

  • God's Mechanicsby Guy Consolmagno

    Wiley 2010; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.99

    In God's Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset—so-called "techies"—while practicing religion. A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide,... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Graham M. Schweig

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.01

    The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world. Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tzu; Stephen Addiss; Stanley Lombardo; Burton Watson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 9.95

    This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration... more...

  • God Is Not Greatby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    God Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly... more...

  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updatedby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.50

    The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised... more...

  • Religion as a human capacityby T. Light; B.C. Wilson

    BRILL 2004; US$ 219.00

    Prepared in honour of E. Thomas Lawson, the essays in this volume represent diverse points of view in the study of religion. It offers a broad range of cognitivist theoretical explorations, and presents applications of cognitive and other contemporary theories to religious data. more...

  • Regional, Critical, and Historical Approachesby Peter Antes; Armin W. Geertz; Randi R. Warne

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 252.00

    International renommierte Wissenschaftler geben einen kritischen Überblick über aktuelle Entwicklungen und Trends in der Religionswissenschaft. Nach den beiden vorausgegangenen Publikationen, Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion (hg. von Jacques Waardenburg, 1973) und Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religion (hg.... more...

  • Living Without Godby Ronald Aronson

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 24.99

    Ronald Aronson has a mission: to demonstrate that a life without religion can be coherent, moral, and committed. Optimistic and stirring, Living Without God is less interested in attacking religion than in developing a positive philosophy for atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers. Aronson proposes contemporary answers... more...

  • Religion, Death, and Dying [3 volumes]by Lucy Bregman

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 170.00

    What do various spiritual and ethical belief systems have to say about modern medicine's approach to the end of life? Do all major religions characterize the afterlife in similar ways? How do funeral rites and rituals vary across different faiths? Now there is one resource that gathers leading scholars to address these questions and more about the... more...