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Hagiography and Religious Truth

Case Studies in the Abrahamic and Dharmic Traditions

by Rico G. Monge, Professor Kerry P. C. San Chirico & Rachel J. Smith

<p>The hagiographic materials from the world's religions can tell us much about the beliefs and practices of the people, yet the limited degree to which hagiography has been used as an instrument for understanding diverse religious traditions is

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Heaven's Gate

Postmodernity and Popular Culture in a Suicide Group

by George D. Chryssides

<p>On March 26, 1997, the bodies of 39 men and women were found in an opulent mansion outside San Diego, all victims of a mass suicide. Messages left by the Heaven's Gate group indicate that they believed they were stepping out of their ...

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Heavens on Earth

The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality and Utopia

by Michael Shermer

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Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World

The Logic of the Gods

by Jon Stewart

<p>In his Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel treats the religions of the world under the rubric &quot;the determinate religion.&quot; This is a part of his corpus that has traditionally been neglected since scholars have struggled to ...

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Hesiod's Theogony

from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

by Stephen Scully

<p>Stephen Scully both offers a reading of Hesiod's <em>Theogony</em> and traces the reception and shadows of this authoritative Greek creation story in Greek and Roman texts up to Milton's own creation myth, which sought to &quot;soar above th'

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Hindu Law

Beyond Tradition and Modernity

by Werner Menski

<p>This book presents a study on a postmodernist analysis of classical Hindu law, which has become neglected due to the modernist assumptions about the increasing irrelevance of ‘religious’ legal systems. The book is split into three parts. The ...

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Hindu Worldviews

Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality

by Jessica Frazier

<p>Designed to help readers deepen their understanding of Hinduism, and reflecting themes central to the study of religion and culture, Jessica Frazier explores classical Hindu theories of self, the body, the cosmos, and human action. Case ...

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Hinduism

From a Catholic Perspective

by Fr Martin Ganeri

<p>Over a billion people in the world describe themselves as Hindus, yet to many in the West it remains one of the most alien and mysterious of the major world religions. This eBook explains the basic tenets and practices of this hugely diverse ...

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Hinduism and Law

An Introduction

by Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis Jr & Jayanth K. Krishnan

<p>Covering the earliest Sanskrit rulebooks through to the codification of 'Hindu law' in modern times, this interdisciplinary volume examines the interactions between Hinduism and the law. The authors present the major transformations to ...

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Hinduism and Nature

by Nanditha Krishna

<p>The basis of Hinduism is dharma or righteousness, incorporating duty, cosmic law and justice. Five thousand years ago, the Vedas showed a clear appreciation of the natural world and its ecology, the importance of the environment and the ...

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Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

by Kim Knott

<p>Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and ...

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Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

by Kim Knott

<p>Hinduism is practised by eighty per cent of India's population, and by thirty million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the ...

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Hinglaj Devi

Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

by Jurgen Schaflechner

<p>About two hundred kilometers west of the city of Karachi, in the desert of Baluchistan, Pakistan, sits the shrine of the Hindu Goddess Hinglaj. Despite the temple's ancient Hindu and Muslim history, an annual festival at Hinglaj has only been

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History As Propaganda

Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

by John Powers

<p>Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's ...

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History of Ancient Egypt

by Ian Mackenzie

<p>In the summer of 1972, TV news featured huge crowds queuing patiently on the pavements outside the British Museum to see the Tutankhamun Exhibition. So great was the clamour to see the exhibition that it had to be extended from the planned ...

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Homa Variations

The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

by Richard K. Payne & Michael Witzel

<p>Found in many different religious cultures, the practice of making votive offerings into fire dates back to the earliest periods of human history. Throughout the tantric world, this kind of ritual offering practice is known as the homa. With ...

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Homer in Stone

The Tabulae Iliacae in their Roman Context

by David Petrain

<p>The Tabulae Iliacae are a group of carved stone plaques created in the context of early Imperial Rome that use miniature images and text to retell stories from Greek myth and history - chief among them Homer's Iliad and the fall of Troy. In ...

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Homer: Iliad Book XVIII

by Homer

<p>Book 18 of the Iliad is an outstanding example of the range and power of Homeric epic. It describes the reaction of the hero Achilles to the death of his closest friend, and his decision to re-enter the conflict even though it means he will ...

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Homo Ritualis

Hindu Ritual and Its Significance for Ritual Theory

by Axel Michaels

<p>Is the richness and diversity of rituals and celebrations in South Asia unique? Are Indians or Hindus more involved in rituals than people of other faiths and other places? If so, what makes them special? Can we speak of a <em>homo ...

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Humanism

Essays on Race, Religion and Popular Culture

by Anthony B. Pinn

<p>Who are the &quot;Nones&quot;? What does humanism say about race, religion and popular culture? How do race, religion and popular culture inform and affect humanism?</p> <p>The demographics of the United States are changing, marked most ...

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