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History and principles of religions

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  • The Emergence of the Science of Religion in the Netherlandsby Arie L. Molendijk

    BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00

    This book explores the emergence of the science of religion in the Netherlands in the second half of the nineteenth century. The emphasis is on processes of institutionalization, professionalization, and internationalization on the one hand, and on contemporary discussions about method and conceptualization on the other. more...

  • Was Hinduism Invented?by Brian K. Pennington

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 37.99

    Drawing on a large body of previously untapped literature, including documents from the Church Missionary Society and Bengali newspapers, Brian Pennington offers a fascinating portrait of the process by which "Hinduism" came into being. He argues against the common idea that the modern construction of religion in colonial India was simply a fabrication... more...

  • Playing Host to Deityby Paul Younger

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 149.99

    The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. Most are located at Hindu temples, but some are at Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic centers, and many involve people or symbols from more than one religious tradition. To an observer, the activities... more...

  • Myths of the Underworld Journeyby Radcliffe G. III Edmonds

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This 2004 book explores myths of the underworld in Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' gold tablets. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Hinduismby Constance Jones

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 75.00

    "Encyclopedia of World Religions" explores the major religions of the world, emphasizing the living faiths and their background. Each illustrated volume provides access to the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of each religion and the way it is practiced. more...

  • Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religionby William W. Malandra

    University of Minnesota Press 1983; US$ 67.50

    When Persia fell to Islam in the mid-seventh century, the ancient Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism all but disappeared (although it is still practiced by small groups in India and Iran). As one of the dominant religions of antiquity, it influenced the more...

  • From Ancient Myth to Modern Healingby Pamela Donleavy; Ann Shearer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This book is about the energy personified by the classical Greek goddess Themis, who brought her divine and natural 'right order' to gods and humans, and who still presides over law courts as the figure of Justice. In many Western countries today, the growing dis-ease in minds and bodies of individuals is often echoed in whole communities. Rather... more...

  • Archiv Religionsgeschichte 2007by Jan Assmann; Fritz Graf; Tonio Hölscher

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 249.00

    Archiv für Religionsgeschichte is a specialised journal dealing primarily with religions of the ancient world. The different aspects of the field of research are covered in essays, reports on the main areas of religious studies and in individual articles. Each volume has a thematic focus, which is dealt with either in a larger study or from the... more...

  • The World's Religionsby Peter B. Clarke; Peter Beyer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 200.00

    This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form.  It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers... more...

  • Sivaby Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

    Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 39.99

    Originally published under the title Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva , this book traces the development of an Indian approach to an enduring human dilemma: the conflict between spiritual aspirations and human desires. The work examines hundreds of related myths and a wide range of Indian texts--Vedic, Puranic, classical, modern,... more...