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  • Gedragsverslaving?by D. van de Mheen

    Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2014; US$ 17.47

    Doel van dit boek is een overzicht te geven van wat gedragsverslaving is, en hoe het kan worden herkend. more...

  • Global Rebellionby Mark Juergensmeyer

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Why has the turn of the twenty-first century been rocked by a new religious rebellion? From al Qaeda to Christian militias to insurgents in Iraq, a strident new religious activism has seized the imaginations of political rebels around the world. Building on his groundbreaking book, The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State,... more...

  • Mythologyby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Inside Ancient Greece provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating cultures of the ancient world. Each title focuses on specific aspects of life in ancient Greece, and offers vivid close-ups of its art and architecture, history, literature, government, religion and mythology, warfare, and more. This volume introduces... more...

  • Cults and New Religionsby Douglas E. Cowan; David G. Bromley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    This unparalleled introduction to cults and new religious movements has been completely up-dated and expanded to reflect the latest developments; each chapter reviews the origins, leaders, beliefs, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the specific controversies surrounding each group. A fully updated, revised and expanded edition of... more...

  • Common Groundby Todd Outcalt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    As the spice maker’s cabinet is full of many herbs, so should a scholar be full of Scripture, Talmud, and Legendan ancient Jewish proverb This reference to legendor the teaching tales used by the sagesis a remarkable testimony to the power of story and its place in the history, development, and culture of a people. Legends have helped people understand... more...

  • Artemisby Stephanie Lynn Budin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological study of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, who presided over the transitions and mediations between the wild and the civilized, youth and maturity, life and death. Beginning with a study of the early origins of Artemis and her cult in the Bronze and Archaic Ages, Budin explores the goddess'... more...

  • Religious Diaspora in Early Modern Europeby Timothy G. Fehler; Greta Grace Kroeker; Charles H. Parker; Jonathan Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This collection of essays looks at the shared experience of exile across different groups in the early modern period. Contributors argue that exile is a useful analytical tool in the study of a wide variety of peoples previously examined in isolation. more...

  • New Religious Movementsby Jamie Cresswell; Bryan Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    New Religious Movements: Challenge & Response is the most comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the global impact of new religions. * New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca. * Focuses on the rise of new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, United States,... more...

  • Researching New Religious Movementsby Elisabeth Arweck

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond... more...

  • The Origin of the Godsby Richard S. Caldwell

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.95

    After describing those aspects of psychoanalytic theory that are relevant to the understanding of Greek myth, this study interprets, using psychoanalytical methodology, the Greek myth of origin and succession, particularly as stated in Hesiod's "Theogony". more...