703 books (36 pages) in this category
by Jeffrey J. Kripal
<p><i>Comparing Religions</i> is a next-generation textbook which expertly guides, inspires, and challenges those who wish to think seriously about religious pluralism in the modern world.</p> <ul> <li>A unique book teaching the art and practice
by Geza Vermes
Discovered on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in the decade after the Second World War, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a historical and religious record of immense significance, altering our understanding of Jewish and early Christian ...
A New Translation
by Augustine Augustine
by Tony Swain
This accessible history of Confucianism, or the Way of the Ru ', emphasizes the religious dimensions of the tradition. It clearly explains the tradition's unique and subtle philosophical ideals as well as the arts of the Ru ' whereby ...
Lex Hixon's Wbai 'in the Spirit' Interviews: A Chronicle of the Seventie
by Lex Hixon
<p>Armed with a generous heart, subtle mind, and a PhD in comparative religion from Columbia, Lex Hixon, as host for WBAIs <em>In the Spirit</em>, <em> </em>was able to interview and skillfully probe the leading spiritual lights of the seventies
by Slavoj Zizek
In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. <BR><BR>Yet, argues Slavoj Zizek, it is only when ...
by Janet Soskice
<p>This is a fresh and modern look at the concept of <i>creatio ex nihilo</i> with 12 essays by leading scholars from around the world.</p> <ul> <li>Discusses the theological implications of ?ex nihilo? and its place in modern theology</li> ...
by GEORGE WILLARD BENSON
Centuries before the Christian era, crosses were used as pagan emblems. Early Christians did not employ the symbolism of the cross, which came into general use three centuries after the death of Jesus and has since come to be recognised around ...
The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World
by Philip Jenkins
A Brief History
by Douglas E. Cowan
<p>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
by Lorne L. Dawson
What is a cult? Why do they emerge? Who joins them? And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new
by TOM TIERNEY
The influential spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama is also Tibet's head of state and its most important political leader. Forced to leave his native land when China invaded Tibet in 1959, Tenzin Gyatso, the present Dalai Lama, ...
by ANANDA K. COOMARASWAMY
Ananda Coomaraswamy, late curator of Indian art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, was unexcelled in his knowledge of the arts of the Orient, and unmatched in his understanding of Indian culture, language, religion, and philosophy. In this ...
Under the Siege of the Divine
by Daniel Berrigan
<p>The renowned poet, priest, and activist brings to life his namesake and role model, the biblical prophet Daniel. Daniel Berrigan's powerful, poetic commentary on the biblical book of Daniel brings to life a prophet who has as much to say to ...
by Rebecca Larson
From The Selfish Gene to The God Delusion
by Alister E. McGrath
A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins? ...
by Amos Oz
<b>'His parting shot at opposing the storm of fanaticism breaking over our times' <i>Financial Times</i></b><i><BR> </i><BR> <i>Dear Zealots</i> is an essential collection of three essays written out of a sense of urgency, concern, and a belief ...
by Douglas Davies
<i>Death, Ritual and Belief</i>, now in its third edition, explores many important issues related to death and dying, from a religious studies perspective, including anthropology and sociology. Using the motif of 'words against death' it depicts
by Julian Barnes
When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why ...
by Marie D. Jones
<p>The devil goes by many names, and his tribe is legion. Exploring over two dozen religious traditions, myths, folkloric and spiritual traditions, the world of the supernatural, and the demons, the Devil, and fallen angels in today?s pop ...