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  • Völkerwallfahrt im Jesajabuchby Michael P. Maier

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen... more...

  • Resurrecting the Brother of Jesusby Ryan Byrne; Bernadette McNary-Zak

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    In 2002 a burial box of skeletal remains purchased anonymously from the black market was identified as the ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. Transformed by the media into a religious and historical relic overnight, the artifact made its way to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, where 100,000 people congregated to experience what had been prematurely... more...

  • Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Warsby Jon D. Mikalson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. Using the Histories of Herodotus as well as other historical and archaeological sources, Jon Mikalson shows how the Greeks practiced their religion... more...

  • The Roots of Hinduismby Asko Parpola

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In this pioneering book, Asko Parpola traces the Indo-Iranian speakers from the Aryan homeland north of the Black Sea through the Eurasian steppes to Central, West and South Asia, presenting new ideas on the origin and formation of the Vedic literature and rites, and the great Hindu epics. more...

  • Melchizedek Passages in the Bibleby Chan Alan KamYau

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    Melchizedek is a mysterious figure to many people. Adopting discourse analysis and text-linguistic approaches, Chan attempts to tackle the Melchizedek texts in Genesis 14, Psalm 110, and Hebrews 5-7. This seminal study illustrates how the mysterious figure is understood and interpreted by later biblical writers, "... Using the “blessing”... more...

  • A Place at the Altarby Meghan J. DiLuzio

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    A Place at the Altar illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complex, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In ancient Rome, priestly service was... more...

  • Epiphanius of Cyprusby Andrew S. Jacobs

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia on Cyprus from 367 to 403 C.E., was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century. Whereas his major surviving text (the Panarion , an encyclopedia of heresies) is studied for lost sources, Epiphanius himself is often dismissed as an anti-intellectual eccentric, a marginal figure of late antiquity.... more...

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spacesby Susan Verma Mishra; Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that integrates individuals and communities into a cultural fabric.... more...

  • Le Diableby Jules Baissac; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le Diable n'est pas tout le Christianisme, comme l'a cru ou, du moins, comme l'a dit Voltaire ; mais il en est partie intégrante, essentielle même. « Dieu et le Diable, ainsi que s'exprime très justement Nicole, c'est toute la religion. » Les rigueurs de l'orthodoxie dogmatique exigent que nous tenions ce personnage pour la raison déterminante... more...

  • An Ancient Theory of Religionby Nickolas P. Roubekas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th—early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription , and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was— and still is—used. By studying the utilization of the theory in different periods—from the Graeco-Roman... more...