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World Religions

01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Non-traditional Approach

By Johannes Wolfart, Kate Blackstone

$100.00   01 Dec 2014   Hardback   Taylor & Francis Ltd

'World Religions: A Non-Traditional Approach' integrates basic information about the range and diversity of religious behaviour around the world with introductory explorations into current theories and methods in the study of religion.





Mushrooms, Myths and Mithras

31 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe

By Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman

$19.95   31 Jul 2011   Paperback   City Lights Books

This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras. Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group's "magical dinners," and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence. The cult was officially banned after the Conversion, but aspects of their rituals were assimilated or co-opted by Christianity, and the brotherhoods persist today as secret societies such as the Freemasons. This is a fascinating exploration of a powerful force kept behind the scenes for thousands of years.





Mushrooms, Myths and Mithras

30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe

By Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman

$19.95   30 Jun 2011   Paperback   City Lights Books

This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras. Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group's "magical dinners," and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence. The cult was officially banned after the Conversion, but aspects of their rituals were assimilated or co-opted by Christianity, and the brotherhoods persist today as secret societies such as the Freemasons. This is a fascinating exploration of a powerful force kept behind the scenes for thousands of years.





Mushrooms, Myths and Mithras

31 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe

By Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman

$19.95   31 May 2011   Paperback   City Lights Books

This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras. Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group's "magical dinners," and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence. The cult was officially banned after the Conversion, but aspects of their rituals were assimilated or co-opted by Christianity, and the brotherhoods persist today as secret societies such as the Freemasons. This is a fascinating exploration of a powerful force kept behind the scenes for thousands of years.





Mushrooms, Myths and Mithras

30 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe

By Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman

$19.95   30 Apr 2011   Paperback   City Lights Books

This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras. Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group's "magical dinners," and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence. The cult was officially banned after the Conversion, but aspects of their rituals were assimilated or co-opted by Christianity, and the brotherhoods persist today as secret societies such as the Freemasons. This is a fascinating exploration of a powerful force kept behind the scenes for thousands of years.





Animism

16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Respecting the Living World

By Graham Harvey

$31.00   16 Apr 2011   Paperback   The University Press Group Ltd

Graham Harvey explores current and past animistic beliefs and practices of Native Americans, Maori, Aboriginal Australians, and eco-pagans. He considers the varieties of animism found in these cultures as well as their shared desire to live respectfully within larger natural communities. Drawing on his extensive casework, Harvey also considers the linguistic, performative, ecological, and activist implications of these different animisms.





Animism

16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Respecting the Living World

By Graham Harvey

$69.50   16 Apr 2011   Hardback   The University Press Group Ltd

Graham Harvey explores current and past animistic beliefs and practices of Native Americans, Maori, Aboriginal Australians, and eco-pagans. He considers the varieties of animism found in these cultures as well as their shared desire to live respectfully within larger natural communities. Drawing on his extensive casework, Harvey also considers the linguistic, performative, ecological, and activist implications of these different animisms.





Mushrooms, Myths and Mithras

01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe

By Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman

$19.95   01 Mar 2011   Paperback   City Lights Books

This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras. Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group's "magical dinners," and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence. The cult was officially banned after the Conversion, but aspects of their rituals were assimilated or co-opted by Christianity, and the brotherhoods persist today as secret societies such as the Freemasons. This is a fascinating exploration of a powerful force kept behind the scenes for thousands of years.





Catholic Engagement with World Religions

01 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Comprehensive Study

By Karl Joseph Becker, Ilaria Morali, Gavin D'Costa

$45.00   01 Oct 2010   Paperback   Orbis Books (USA)

This monumental book outlines, clarifies, and defends official Roman Catholic teaching on the relationship between christianity and other religious traditions in the light of Catholic belief that "We must hold that the holy spirit offers to all the possibility of being made partners, in a way known to God, in the paschal mystery" (Gaudium et Spes, 22).

Part I studies the history of these issues. Part II examines their theological framing. Part III deals with Christianity and the religions since Vatican II. Part IV deals with Judaism, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Islam as they see themselves in relation to Christianity. A final chapter by Michael Fitzgerald is a theological reflection on the foundations of interreligious dialogue.





Freedom Through Subjugation

01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Good Shepherd According to Foucault, the West, the Chinese and the

By Thomas Mooren

$45.41   01 Jul 2010   Paperback   Lit Verlag





God

01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Proof

By Vij Sodera

$27.30   01 Jul 2010   Paperback   Vija Sodera Productions





Miracles

01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

By David Weddle

$25.46   01 Jul 2010   Paperback   New York University Press

Examines how five religious traditions - Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam - understand miracles, considering how they express popular enthusiasm for wondrous tales, how they provoke official regulation because of their potential to disrupt authority, and how they are denied by critics within each tradition.





Mysteria

30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Ancient Mysteries and the Evolution of Consciousness

By David Ulansey

$29.10   30 Jun 2010   Paperback   North Atlantic Books,U.S.

A detective story that unearths the once-flourishing religious movements snuffed out by the arrival of Christianity. Based on a series of lectures presented at San Francisco's prestigious Jung Institute, it explores the role ancient mystery religions played in the evolution of Western consciousness.





The Tenth Parallel

25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

By Eliza Griswold

$34.56   25 Jun 2010   Hardback   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

Examines the complex relationships of religion, land, and oil, local conflicts and global ideology, and politics and contemporary martyrdom, both Islamic and Christian. This title presents an agenda for the way we think about religion and our shared future, and how we divide our dwindling resources.





Falun Gong and the Future of China

17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By David Ownby

$23.64   17 Jun 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press





Asian Religions in British Columbia

15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Larry DeVries, Don Baker, Daniel L. Overmyer

$137.41   15 Jun 2010   Hardback   University of British Columbia Press

British Columbia is Canada's most ethnically diverse province. This book offers portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and, Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia. It examines Asian religions in British Columbia.





Miracle Cures

07 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

By Robert A. Scott

$30.85   07 Jun 2010   Hardback   University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton

Why in an age of advanced biotechnology and medicine, do millions still go on pilgrimages? Why do journeys to important religious shrines - such as Lourdes, Compostela, Fatima, and Medjugorje - constitute a major industry? This title explores these provocative questions and finds that pilgrimage continues to offer answers for many.





The Gospel Among the Nations

01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Documentary History of Inculturation

By Robert A. Hunt

$43.66   01 Jun 2010   Paperback   Orbis Books (USA)





A Christian View of Islam

01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Thomas Michel

$41.84   01 Jun 2010   Paperback   Orbis Books (USA)





The Paddington Prophet

01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Richard Brothers's Journey to Jerusalem

By Deborah Madden

$109.20   01 Jun 2010   Hardback   Manchester University Press

First full length academic work to situate the theology of Richard Brothers into its larger political and cultural context.





Introduction to World Religions

01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Communities and Cultures

By Jacob Neusner

$54.58   01 Jun 2010   Paperback   Abingdon Press,U.S.





Mysteria

31 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Ancient Mysteries and the Evolution of Consciousness

By David Ulansey

$29.10   31 May 2010   Paperback   North Atlantic Books,U.S.

A detective story that unearths the once-flourishing religious movements snuffed out by the arrival of Christianity. Based on a series of lectures presented at San Francisco's prestigious Jung Institute, it explores the role ancient mystery religions played in the evolution of Western consciousness.





Teach Yourself World Faiths

28 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) An Introduction

By Paul Oliver

$18.18   28 May 2010   Paperback   Hodder Education

World Faiths - an Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the world's religions, covering the history, belief system and customs of each.





The Tenth Parallel

28 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

By Eliza Griswold

$34.56   28 May 2010   Hardback   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

Examines the complex relationships of religion, land, and oil, local conflicts and global ideology, and politics and contemporary martyrdom, both Islamic and Christian. This title presents an agenda for the way we think about religion and our shared future, and how we divide our dwindling resources.





50 Religious Ideas

27 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) You Really Need to Know

By Peter Stanford

$18.18   27 May 2010   Hardback   Quercus Publishing Plc

The ultimate guide to the most important ideas in world religion.





Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess

25 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Near Eastern Koine

By Nanno Marinatos

$55.00   25 May 2010   Hardback   University of Illinois Press

Ancient Minoan culture has been typically viewed as an ancestor of classical Greek civilization. This book shows that Minoan Crete was on the periphery of a powerfully dynamic cultural interchange with its neighbours. It considers ancient Crete in the context of its powerful competitors to the east and south.





Claiming Abraham

21 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Reading the Bible and the Qur'an Side by Side

By Michael E. Lodahl

$23.64   21 May 2010   Paperback   Baker Publishing Group

Many of the Bible's characters and stories are also found in the Qur'an, but there are often differing details or new twists in the Qur'an's retelling of biblical narrative. Writing from a Christian perspective that is respectful of the Islamic tradition, the author offers an introduction to Muslim theology and to the Qur'an's leading themes.





Asian Religions in British Columbia

15 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Larry DeVries, Don Baker, Daniel L. Overmyer

$136.41   15 May 2010   Hardback   University of British Columbia Press

British Columbia is Canada's most ethnically diverse province. This book offers portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and, Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia. It examines Asian religions in British Columbia.





Stages of Thought

11 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

By Michael Horace Barnes

$35.00   11 May 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press

This book provides a unique exploration of the relationship between religious and scientific thought. Arguing that these two modes of thought are complementary, Barnes delineates the successive stages of the co-evolution of religious and scientific thought in the West, from the preliterate culture of antiquity up to the present day.





World Religions

01 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Non-Traditional Approach

By Johannes Wolfart, Kate Blackstone

$30.92   01 May 2010   Paperback   Equinox Publishing Ltd,SW11

'World Religions: A Non-Traditional Approach' integrates basic information about the range and diversity of religious behaviour around the world with introductory explorations into current theories and methods in the study of religion.





World Religions

01 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Non-traditional Approach

By Johannes Wolfart, Kate Blackstone

$100.00   01 May 2010   Hardback   Equinox Publishing Ltd,SW11

'World Religions: A Non-Traditional Approach' integrates basic information about the range and diversity of religious behaviour around the world with introductory explorations into current theories and methods in the study of religion.





Claiming Abraham

01 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Reading the Bible and the Qur'an Side by Side

By Michael E. Lodahl

$23.64   01 May 2010   Paperback   Baker Publishing Group

Many of the Bible's characters and stories are also found in the Qur'an, but there are often differing details or new twists in the Qur'an's retelling of biblical narrative. Writing from a Christian perspective that is respectful of the Islamic tradition, the author offers an introduction to Muslim theology and to the Qur'an's leading themes.





Truth

01 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) About the Five Primary Religions

By Laura M. George, JD

$30.92   01 May 2010   Paperback   Oracle Institute Press, LLC

Presents a summary of the divine messages sent to us by God through our greatest prophets. This title explores the five primary religions that evolved after the prophets died - Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam - to determine whether they are fostering Earth plane peace and leading us toward ethereal plane enlightenment.





Mushrooms, Myths and Mithras

01 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe

By Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman

$19.95   01 May 2010   Paperback   City Lights Books

This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras. Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group's "magical dinners," and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence. The cult was officially banned after the Conversion, but aspects of their rituals were assimilated or co-opted by Christianity, and the brotherhoods persist today as secret societies such as the Freemasons. This is a fascinating exploration of a powerful force kept behind the scenes for thousands of years.





Yoga and the Jesus Prayer

30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Thomas Matus

$21.82   30 Apr 2010   Paperback   John Hunt Publishing

Studies the yogic realization described by Hindu Tantric writers and the personal testimony of a great Eastern Christian mystic, Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022). This title suggests that the awakening of hidden energies in the body can be understood as the fulfilment of a life of faith in Jesus.





Mysteria

30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Ancient Mysteries and the Evolution of Consciousness

By David Ulansey

$29.10   30 Apr 2010   Paperback   North Atlantic Books,U.S.

A detective story that unearths the once-flourishing religious movements snuffed out by the arrival of Christianity. Based on a series of lectures presented at San Francisco's prestigious Jung Institute, it explores the role ancient mystery religions played in the evolution of Western consciousness.





Notes from a Mandala

15 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Essays in the History of Indian Religions in Honor of Wendy Doniger

By Laurie L. Patton, David L. Haberman

$72.71   15 Apr 2010   Hardback   Associated University Presses

Gathers together the work in the history, ethnography, and textual study of religions in honor of the career of Wendy Doniger. This title features the essays that honor a woman who has given many in the field a vocabulary for true scholarly conversation.





Asian Religions in British Columbia

15 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Larry DeVries, Don Baker, Daniel L. Overmyer

$121.03   15 Apr 2010   Hardback   University of British Columbia Press

British Columbia is Canada's most ethnically diverse province. This book offers portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and, Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia. It examines Asian religions in British Columbia.





Routledge Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals and Festivals

14 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Frank A. Salamone

$63.70   14 Apr 2010   Paperback   Taylor & Francis Ltd

Explores a topic through articles covering general concepts and ideas, major forms of ritual and festival, life cycle rites and specific rites and festivals such as Easter, Christmas, Passover, Ramadan and more.





Truth

01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) About the Five Primary Religions

By Laura M. George, JD

$30.92   01 Apr 2010   Paperback   Oracle Institute Press, LLC

Presents a summary of the divine messages sent to us by God through our greatest prophets. This title explores the five primary religions that evolved after the prophets died - Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam - to determine whether they are fostering Earth plane peace and leading us toward ethereal plane enlightenment.





Just Leave the Tree-Trunk Alone

30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Magical-Realistic Journey Through the Land of the Bawong in the Congo

By Toon Van Buren

$63.68   30 Mar 2010   Hardback   Sean Kingston Publishing





The Promise of Salvation

26 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Theory of Religion

By Martin Riesebrodt

$37.50   26 Mar 2010   Hardback   The University of Chicago Press

Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. This title focuses on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events.





The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque

16 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam

By Sidney H. Griffith

$30.85   16 Mar 2010   Paperback   University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton

Who were the Christians in the Arabic-speaking milieu of Mohammed and the Qur'an? This title presents a discussion in English of the cultural and intellectual life of such Christians indigenous to the Islamic world.





A Place for Meaning

15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Art, Faith, and Museum Culture

By Amanda Millay Hughes, Carolyn H. Wood

$45.41   15 Mar 2010   Paperback   Ackland Art Museum,US

Presents a conversation about how museums might create a common ground for the exploration of art and faith. This title offers insights on the inner workings of a museum as it grappled with questions of meaning in the presentation of works of art with sacred content.





Notes from a Mandala

15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Essays in the History of Indian Religions in Honor of Wendy Doniger

By Laurie L. Patton, David L. Haberman

$68.25   15 Mar 2010   Hardback   Associated University Presses

Gathers together the work in the history, ethnography, and textual study of religions in honor of the career of Wendy Doniger. This title features the essays that honor a woman who has given many in the field a vocabulary for true scholarly conversation.





The No-nonsense Guide to Religion

04 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Symon Hill

$14.54   04 Mar 2010   Paperback   New Internationalist Publications Ltd

Analyses the cultural, social and political implications of religion globally. This book explains what religion means, how we relate to it, how it was created and how it affects us culturally, politically and spiritually. It focuses on the diversity within religions as well as the similarities between them.





Religion, Ecology and Gender

01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) East-West Perspectives

By Sigurd Bergmann, Kim Yong-Bock

$49.05   01 Mar 2010   Paperback   Lit Verlag





Religion and Sustainable Development

01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education

By Cathrien De Pater, Irene Dankelman

$81.81   01 Mar 2010   Paperback   Lit Verlag





Mysteria

01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Ancient Mysteries and the Evolution of Consciousness

By David Ulansey

$29.10   01 Mar 2010   Paperback   North Atlantic Books,U.S.

A detective story that unearths the once-flourishing religious movements snuffed out by the arrival of Christianity. Based on a series of lectures presented at San Francisco's prestigious Jung Institute, it explores the role ancient mystery religions played in the evolution of Western consciousness.





God

01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Proof

By Vij Sodera

$27.30   01 Mar 2010   Paperback   Vija Sodera Productions





Breaking the Islam Code

01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Understanding the Soul Questions of Every Muslim

By J D Greear

$14.54   01 Mar 2010   Paperback   Harvest House Publishers,U.S.





Religious Studies

01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Global View

By Gregory Alles

$45.50   01 Mar 2010   Paperback   Taylor & Francis Ltd

A work on the field of religious studies that is suitable for scholars, researchers and graduate students.





The Nine Ways of Bon

28 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Excerpts from gZi-brjid

By David Snellgrove

$40.00   28 Feb 2010   Paperback   Kodansha Europe Ltd

A study of Tibetan religion.





The Promise of Salvation

26 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Theory of Religion

By Martin Riesebrodt

$37.50   26 Feb 2010   Hardback   The University of Chicago Press

Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. This title focuses on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events.





The Religions of the World and Their Relations to Christianity

25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Frederick Denison Maurice

$29.10   25 Feb 2010   Paperback   Cambridge University Press

This 1847 landmark text of comparative theology seeks the core principles of world religions, both present and past.





Religion on Trial

25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Craig A. Parton

$38.50   25 Feb 2010   Paperback   James Clarke & Co Ltd

Many would agree that beneath their clashing claims, most world religions hold similar stances across the whole of their shared purview. This book seeks to debunk this concept by drawing the reader's attention to just how different various religions are in their approaches to humanity, salvation, evil, and even truth.





Stages of Thought

25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

By Michael Horace Barnes

$35.00   25 Feb 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press

This book provides a unique exploration of the relationship between religious and scientific thought. Arguing that these two modes of thought are complementary, Barnes delineates the successive stages of the co-evolution of religious and scientific thought in the West, from the preliterate culture of antiquity up to the present day.





Sharing the Sacred

25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India

By Anna Bigelow

$81.90   25 Feb 2010   Hardback   Oxford University Press

Anna Bigelow offers a study of Malerkotla, a town in India where the Muslim, Sikh, and Hindu residents have coexisted for centuries, worshipping at the same sacred site in the heart of the town - the tomb shrine of the Sufi saint who founded the settlement. The stories Malerkotlans tell themselves and those that others tell about Malerkotla combine to make sense of the anomalous peace it experienced during Partition and provide a basis for continuing community engagement and interreligious harmony.

Combining archival and interview material, this study offers an important counterbalance to many conflict studies and a corrective to portrayals of Islamic cultures as militant and intolerant. Malerkotla thus becomes an object lesson in how a complex, multireligious society is imagined, produced, and perpetuated.





From Buddha to Jesus

19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) An Insider's View of Buddhism and Christianity

By Steve Cioccolanti

$16.36   19 Feb 2010   Paperback   Lion Hudson Plc

Helps Christians to understand the Buddhist mind-set and world view, and to see where there are useful points of comparison and contact. This title explains the concerns, fears and stresses that Buddhists experience - Buddhism is not a way of harmony and cosmic unity, as Westerners tend to think - and suggests what Christians truly have to offer.





Jesus Beyond Christianity

17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Classic Texts

By Gregory A. Barker, Stephen E. Gregg

$81.90   17 Feb 2010   Hardback   Oxford University Press

This anthology brings together historic readings on Jesus from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in one volume. The volume provides fresh translations of important texts, 'Key-Issues' introductions, notes, questions for discussion and guides for further reading. Each set of readings ends with a reflection from a leading scholar in the field.





Jesus Beyond Christianity

17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Classic Texts

By Gregory A. Barker, Stephen E. Gregg

$81.90   17 Feb 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press

This anthology brings together historic readings on Jesus from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in one volume. The volume provides fresh translations of important texts, 'Key-Issues' introductions, notes, questions for discussion and guides for further reading. Each set of readings ends with a reflection from a leading scholar in the field.





Many Paths, One Destination

15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Love, Peace, Compassion, Tolerance, and Understanding Through World Religions

By Ram Ramakrishnan

$30.92   15 Feb 2010   Paperback   Wheatmark Inc





A Place for Meaning

15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Art, Faith, and Museum Culture

By Amanda Millay Hughes, Carolyn H. Wood

$45.41   15 Feb 2010   Paperback   Ackland Art Museum,US

Presents a conversation about how museums might create a common ground for the exploration of art and faith. This title offers insights on the inner workings of a museum as it grappled with questions of meaning in the presentation of works of art with sacred content.





Roots and Routes

01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Identity Construction and the Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue

By Rachel Reedijk

$129.67   01 Feb 2010   Paperback   Editions Rodopi B.V.





The Promise of Salvation

29 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Theory of Religion

By Martin Riesebrodt

$37.50   29 Jan 2010   Hardback   The University of Chicago Press

Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. This title focuses on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events.





Ritual

28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Perspectives and Dimensions

By Catherine Bell

$29.10   28 Jan 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press





World Religions

28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Willard G. Oxtoby, Roy C. Amore

$36.38   28 Jan 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press

World Religions: Eastern Traditions, third edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the major traditions originating in Asia, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. In each case, the authors explain the historical background, how the tradition has developed over time, and how it is situated in the contemporary world.





Stages of Thought

28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

By Michael Horace Barnes

$35.00   28 Jan 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press

This book provides a unique exploration of the relationship between religious and scientific thought. Arguing that these two modes of thought are complementary, Barnes delineates the successive stages of the co-evolution of religious and scientific thought in the West, from the preliterate culture of antiquity up to the present day.





Tea with Hezbollah

26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Sitting at the Enemies' Table, Our Journey Through the Middle East

By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis

$19.09   26 Jan 2010   Audio Cd   Tantor Media, Inc





Tea with Hezbollah

26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Sitting at the Enemies' Table, Our Journey Through the Middle East

By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis

$55.49   26 Jan 2010   Audio Cd   Tantor Media, Inc





Tea with Hezbollah

26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Sitting at the Enemies' Table, Our Journey Through the Middle East

By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis

$28.19   26 Jan 2010   Audio Cd   Tantor Media, Inc





Afro-Caribbean Religions

25 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions

By Murrell, Nathaniel Samuel

$39.95   25 Jan 2010   Paperback   Temple University Press,U.S.

Offers a comprehensive introduction to the Caribbean's African-based religions.





Afro-Caribbean Religions

25 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions

By Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

$89.50   25 Jan 2010   Hardback   Temple University Press,U.S.

Offers a comprehensive introduction to the Caribbean's African-based religions.





Ritual

21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Perspectives and Dimensions

By Catherine Bell

$29.10   21 Jan 2010   Paperback   Oxford University Press





Creation Myths of the World

15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) An Encyclopedia

By David A. Leeming

$185.00   15 Jan 2010   Hardback   ABC-CLIO

Offers a comprehensive resource on creation myths from around the world - their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences - and what they reveal about their cultures of origin. This title examines how different cultures explain the origins of their existence.





A Place for Meaning

15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Art, Faith, and Museum Culture

By Amanda Millay Hughes, Carolyn H. Wood

$44.59   15 Jan 2010   Paperback   Ackland Art Museum,US

Presents a conversation about how museums might create a common ground for the exploration of art and faith. This title offers insights on the inner workings of a museum as it grappled with questions of meaning in the presentation of works of art with sacred content.





After Lives

07 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

By John Casey

$35.00   07 Jan 2010   Hardback   Oxford University Press

One of the most profound, deeply affecting questions we face as human beings is the matter of our mortality - and its connection to immorality. Ancient animist ghost cultures, Egyptian mummification, late Jewish hopes of resurrection, Christian eternal salvation, Muslim belief in hell and paradise all spring from a remarkably consistent impulse to tether a triumph over death to our conduct in life.

In After Lives, British scholar John Casey provides a rich historical and philosophical exploration of the world beyond, from the ancient Egyptians to St. Thomas Aquinas, from Martin Luther to modern Mormons. In a lively, wide-ranging discussion, he examines such topics as predestination, purgatory, Spiritualism, the Rapture, Armageddon and current Muslim apocalyptics, as well as the impact of such influences as the New Testament, St. Augustine, Dante, and the Second Vatican Council. Ideas of heaven and hell, Casey argues, illuminate how we understand the ultimate nature of sin, justice, punishment, and our moral sense itself. The concepts of eternal bliss and eternal punishment express - and test - our ideas of good and evil.





The New Religions

04 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Jacob Needleman

$12.95   04 Jan 2010   Paperback   Penguin Putnam Inc

Now restored to print, here is philosopher Jacob Needlemanas groundbreaking study of Americaas alternative spiritual movements, with a new introduction by the author.
Originally published in 1970, "The New Religions" was the first full-scale study of alternative spirituality in America. It remains unparalleled for the intellectual depth and seriousness with which it regards Eastern, New Age, and alternative faiths on the American landscape.





A Common Word

01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor

By Miroslav Volf, G. Talal

$10.00   01 Jan 2010   Paperback   William B Eerdmans Publishing Co





The Promise of Salvation: A Theory of Religion

01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Riesebrodt, Martin

$37.50   01 Jan 2010   Hardback   University of Chicago Press





Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Patricia Monaghan, Ph.D.

$207.39   31 Dec 2009   Hardback   Greenwood Press





Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana

25 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Politics, Identity, and Faith in New Migrant Communities

By Lois Ann Lorentzen, Joaquin Jay Gonzalez, Kevin M. Chun

$25.95   25 Dec 2009   Paperback   Duke University Press

Shows the role that religion plays in the civic and political experience of migrants to the United States. Bringing theoretical frameworks to bear on the experiences of Chinese, Filipino, Mexican, Salvadoran, and Vietnamese migrants, this book demonstrates how groups and individuals negotiate multiple religious, cultural, and national identities.





Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana

25 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Politics, Identity, and Faith in New Migrant Communities

By Lois Ann Lorentzen, Joaquin Jay Gonzalez, Kevin M. Chun

$94.95   25 Dec 2009   Hardback   Duke University Press

Analyzes the role of religion in the civic and political incorporation of new migrants to the United States.





Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess

25 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Near Eastern Koine

By Nanno Marinatos

$55.00   25 Dec 2009   Hardback   University of Illinois Press

Ancient Minoan culture has been typically viewed as an ancestor of classical Greek civilization. This book shows that Minoan Crete was on the periphery of a powerfully dynamic cultural interchange with its neighbours. It considers ancient Crete in the context of its powerful competitors to the east and south.





Creation Myths of the World

15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) An Encyclopedia

By David A. Leeming

$185.00   15 Dec 2009   Hardback   ABC-CLIO

Offers a comprehensive resource on creation myths from around the world - their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences - and what they reveal about their cultures of origin. This title examines how different cultures explain the origins of their existence.





The Price of Monotheism

15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Jan Assmann

$21.95   15 Dec 2009   Paperback   Stanford University Press

Explores the notions of primary versus secondary religions, of 'counter-religions', and of book religions versus cultic religions. This title deals with the entry of ethics into religion's very core. It presents a lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and beliefs.





The Price of Monotheism

15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Jan Assmann

$60.00   15 Dec 2009   Hardback   Stanford University Press

Explores the notions of primary versus secondary religions, of 'counter-religions', and of book religions versus cultic religions. This title deals with the entry of ethics into religion's very core. It presents a lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and beliefs.





Fillets of Fatling and Goblets of Gold

01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The Use of Meal Events in the Ritual Imagery in the Ugaritic Mythological

By Dan Belnap

$167.44   01 Dec 2009   Hardback   Gorgias Press

Explores the role of ritual behavior in the meal imagery of the Ugaritic mythological and epic texts, evaluating whether these events succeeded in their purpose or if they failed and explaining the importance in recognizing the outcomes.





Experiencing the World's Religions

01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Michael Molloy

$101.90   01 Dec 2009   Paperback   McGraw-Hill Education - Europe

Offers an account of some of the world's major religious traditions. With photographs from around the globe, this text views religion as a living cultural wellspring that not only concerns systems of belief but how those beliefs are expressed in ceremonies, food, clothing, art, architecture, pilgrimage, scripture, and music.





Essential Islam

30 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice

By Diane Morgan

$58.15   30 Nov 2009   Hardback   Greenwood Press





Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum America

27 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Renee K. Harrison

$79.95   27 Nov 2009   Hardback   Palgrave Macmillan

Draws on mid-seventeenth to nineteenth-century slave narratives to describe oppression in the lives of enslaved African women. Investigates pre-colonial West and West Central African women's lives prior to European arrival to recover the cultural traditions and religious practices that helped enslaved women combat violence and oppression.





Understanding Hinduism

26 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Frank Whaling

$16.95   26 Nov 2009   Paperback   Dunedin Academic Press

The Hindu tradition can claim to be the world's oldest religion. It has evolved in India over the past three thousand years. It differs from monotheistic beliefs, such as Christianity, in that there is no identifiable founder, specific theological system, or single system of morality.





The World's Parliament of Religions

25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The East/West Encounter, Chicago, 1893

By Richard Seager

$25.46   25 Nov 2009   Paperback   Indiana University Press

Conceived as a display of major religions of the world, the 1893 Parliament sought to unite all religion against irreligion. A singular moment in the creation of pluralistic religious culture in America, it introduced Americans to Eastern religions. This book reflects on religious pluralism in an age of religious extremism.





Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess

25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A Near Eastern Koine

By Nanno Marinatos

$55.00   25 Nov 2009   Hardback   University of Illinois Press

Ancient Minoan culture has been typically viewed as an ancestor of classical Greek civilization. This book shows that Minoan Crete was on the periphery of a powerfully dynamic cultural interchange with its neighbours. It considers ancient Crete in the context of its powerful competitors to the east and south.





A History of the Jews of Arabia

15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) From Ancient Times to Their Eclipse Under Islam

By Gordon Darnell Newby

$37.31   15 Nov 2009   Paperback   University of South Carolina Press

The Jewish communities of Arabia had a great influence on the attitudes that Muslims hold toward Jews. Through techniques borrowed from anthropology, literary criticism, sociology, and comparative religion, this title reconstructs the understanding of Jewish life in Arabia before and during the time of Muhammad.





Buddhism and Taoism Fact to Face

15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

By Christine Mollier

$30.03   15 Nov 2009   Paperback   University of Hawai'i Press





The Price of Monotheism

15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Jan Assmann

$21.95   15 Nov 2009   Paperback   Stanford University Press

Explores the notions of primary versus secondary religions, of 'counter-religions', and of book religions versus cultic religions. This title deals with the entry of ethics into religion's very core. It presents a lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and beliefs.





The Price of Monotheism

15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Jan Assmann

$60.00   15 Nov 2009   Hardback   Stanford University Press

Explores the notions of primary versus secondary religions, of 'counter-religions', and of book religions versus cultic religions. This title deals with the entry of ethics into religion's very core. It presents a lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and beliefs.





Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum America

13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) By Renee K. Harrison

$79.95   13 Nov 2009   Hardback   Palgrave Macmillan

Draws on mid-seventeenth to nineteenth-century slave narratives to describe oppression in the lives of enslaved African women. Investigates pre-colonial West and West Central African women's lives prior to European arrival to recover the cultural traditions and religious practices that helped enslaved women combat violence and oppression.





When Souls Had Wings

05 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

By Terryl L Givens

$29.95   05 Nov 2009   Hardback   Oxford University Press