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  • Celtic Myth and Religionby Sharon Paice MacLeod

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. Evidence is drawn... more...

  • World Religions in Practiceby Paul Gwynne

    Wiley 2011; US$ 58.95 US$ 53.06

    World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's great religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – and explores how they are lived and expressed in custom, ritual, and symbol. A major new textbook exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices – by... more...

  • Romulus and Remusby Melissa Fitzgerald

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99

    According to the ancient myth, Romulus and Remus are twin brothers and the founders of Rome and the Roman Empire. A woodpecker and a she-wolf raised the boys until they were adopted by more suitable parents—humans. Join them on their wild adventure to find where they came from and get to know the land they “discovered” along the way. more...

  • Hellenic Temples and Christian Churchesby Vasilios N. Makrides

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    Covering an expanse of more than three thousand years, Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches charts, in one concise volume, the history of Greece’s religious cultures from antiquity all the way through to present, post-independence Greece. Focusing on the encounter and interaction between Hellenism and (Orthodox) Christianity, which is the most... more...

  • Pagan Theologyby Michael York

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    In Pagan Theology , Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual... more...

  • Children and Childhood in World Religionsby Don S. Browning; Marcia J. Bunge

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    Through both the scholarly introductions and the primary sources, this comprehensive volume addresses a range of topics, from the sanctity of birth to a child’s relationship to evil, showing that issues regarding children are central to understanding world religions and raising significant questions about our own conceptions of children today. more...

  • Transformationen des Phaethon-Mythos in der deutschen Literaturby Christiane Hansen

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Today’s spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the methods of comparative literature and cultural studies, along with a wide range of interdisciplinary crossover. The spectrum Literaturwissenschaft series is intended to be a forum for this pluralistic new model of literary studies. It presents... more...

  • After Pluralismby Courtney Bender; Pamela E. Klassen

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively... more...

  • The Power of Religion in the Public Sphereby Judith Butler; Jurgen Habermas; Charles Taylor; Cornel West; Eduardo Mendieta; Jonathan VanAntwerpen

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive contemporary concern: what role does—or should—religion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her recent work concerning state violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the potential... more...

  • Politics of Religion in Western Europeby François Foret; Xabier Itçaina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Religion is becoming increasingly important to the study of political science and to re-examine key concepts, such as democracy, securitization, foreign policy analysis, and international relations. The secularization of Europe is often understood according to the concept of ‘multiple modernities’—the idea that there may be several roads to modernity,... more...