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  • Women and Weaselsby Maurizio Bettini; Emlyn Eisenach

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 65.00 US$ 55.25

    If you told a woman her sex had a shared, long-lived history with weasels, she might deck you. But those familiar with mythology know better: that the connection between women and weasels is an ancient and favorable one, based in the Greek myth of a midwife who tricked the gods to ease Heracles’s birth—and was turned into a weasel by Hera as punishment.... more...

  • In the Beginning Godby Winfried Corduan

    B&H Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.99

     This study about the origin of religion concludes that evidence for monotheism (the belief in one true God who created the world and holds people morally accountable) outweighs the popular view of animism (religion born from the veneration of spirits). more...

  • Modern Native Feastsby Andrew George

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Contemporary and imaginative interpretations of Native American cuisine, including lighter, healthier, and more nutritious versions of traditional recipes. more...

  • The Gods of Olympus: A Historyby Barbara Graziosi

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    Elegant and entertaining, this is the history of the most vibrant characters in classical civilisation. With their vast appetites, great beauty and warlike tendencies, it's hard to resist their pull on the imagination, even though, in antiquity, the gods of Olympus were just as often seen as cruel, over-sexed, mad or just plain silly. And yet they... more...

  • God's High Holy Days vs. Man's Pagan Holidaysby Nakesha Lowe

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.24

    God had ordained what days are ordinary, and which days He had made High Days and hallowed them as feast days for the Israelites. Many generations have strayed away from the way they are suppose to serve God; they have taken heed to the way of the stranger, celebrating man's pagan holidays. We have to serve God the way we are ordained to and not... more...

  • Jewish Wisdom for Daily Lifeby Miriam Chaikin; Gabriel Lisowski; Gabriel Lisowski

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    Rabbi Menahem Mendl was a Hassidic master renowned for his wisdom throughout Europe. The spiritual leader of the Jews in a small stetl called Kotzk in a corner of Poland, he was nevertheless so famous that he was he was referred to far and wide as the Kotzker. His wise sayings—about human nature, how to live, and the world of the spirit—were repeated... more...

  • Jason and the Argonauts through the Agesby Jason Colavito

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval... more...

  • Modern Religious Cults and Movements (Routledge Revivals)by Gaius Glenn Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1924, this title explores the schools of religious thought and practice that sprung up towards the end of the nineteenth century and at the start of the twentieth: sects, mystics and spiritualists, theological sciences and scientific theologies, personal philosophies, and a huge range of new trajectories of thought within the established... more...

  • Faiths across Time: 5,000 Years of Religious History [4 volumes]by J. Gordon Melton

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 415.00

    Written for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in the history of world religions, this massive reference chronicles developments in religious history from 3500 BCE through the 21st century. The set comprises four volumes, treating the ancient world from 3500 BCE through 499 CE, 500 through 1399, 1400 through 1849,... more...

  • The Many Altars of Modernityby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger, an internationally renowned sociologist of religion. Secularization theory—which saw modernity as leading to a decline of religion—has been empirically falsified. It should be replaced by a nuanced theory of pluralism. In this new book, Berger outlines the possible... more...