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Divining Slavery and Freedom

The Story of Domingos Sodré, an African Priest in Nineteenth-Century Brazil

by João José Reis

<p>Since its original publication in Portuguese in 2008, this first English translation of Divining Slavery has been extensively revised and updated, complete with new primary sources and a new bibliography. It tells the story of Domingos Sodré,

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Drinking From Love's Cup

Surrender and Sacrifice in the V=ars of Bhai Gurdas Bhalla

by Rahuldeep Singh Gill

<p>Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (d. 1636 CE) is widely considered the most important non-canonical poet in Sikh history, having shaped the theology and ethics of the tradition for centuries. His poems, which offer an authoritative illustration of Sikh ...

ISBN: 9780190624101

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Druids: A Very Short Introduction

by Barry Cunliffe

<p>Who were the Druids? What do we know about them? Do they still exist today? The Druids first came into focus in Western Europe - Gaul, Britain, and Ireland - in the second century BC. They are a popular subject; they have been known and ...

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Dynamism and the Ageing of a Japanese 'New' Religion

Transformations and the Founder

by Erica Baffelli & Ian Reader

<p>This book examines the trajectory and development of the Japanese religious movement Agonshu and its charismatic founder Kiriyama Seiyu. Based on field research spanning 30 years, it examines Agonshu from when it first captured attention in ...

ISBN: 9781350086531

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Ecological Sustainability in Traditional Sámi Beliefs and Rituals

by Mardoeke Boekraad

<p>The book gives a detailed overview of relevant traditional indigenous Sámi myths, beliefs and rituals based on empirical findings. The author inquires whether and how they are related to an ecologically sustainable use of the natural ...

ISBN: 9783653952186

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Ecology and Theology in the Ancient World

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

by Dr Ailsa Hunt & Dr Hilary F. Marlow

<p>This multi-disciplinary volume brings together the voices of biblical scholars, classicists, philosophers, theologians and political theorists to explore how ecology and theology intersected in ancient thinking, both pagan, Jewish and ...

ISBN: 9781350004054

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eGods

Faith versus Fantasy in Computer Gaming

by William Sims Bainbridge

<p>What is the relationship between religion and multi-player online roleplaying games? Are such games simply a secular distraction from traditional religious practices, or do they in fact offer a different route to the sacred? In ...

ISBN: 9780199323715

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Embrace the Chaos

How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living

by Bob Miglani

<p>Like many of us, Bob Miglani felt overwhelmed and anxious. He worried constantly about his job, his finances, and his family. It was a chance invitation to India, the land of his birth, that finally freed him. India, Miglani writes, is “the ...

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Embracing the Darkness

A Cultural History of Witchcraft

by John Callow

<p>As dusk fell on a misty evening in 1521, Martin Luther - hiding from his enemies at Wartburg Castle - found himself seemingly tormented by demons hurling walnuts at his bedroom window. In a fit of rage, the great reformer threw at the Devil ...

ISBN: 9781786722614

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Empire of Enchantment

the story of Indian magic

by John Zubrzycki

<p><strong>A vibrant narrative of India’s magical traditions and their journey across the world</strong></p> <p>India’s association with magicians goes back thousands of years. Conjurers and illusionists dazzled the courts of Hindu maharajas ...

ISBN: 9781925693188

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England's First Demonologist

Reginald Scot and 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft'

by Philip C. Almond

<p>The fables of witchcraft have taken so fast hold and deepe root in the heart of man, that few or none can indure with patience the hand and correction of God.' Reginald Scot, whose words these are, published his remarkable book The Discoverie

ISBN: 9780857732187

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Epic Of Gilgamesh, The

by Andrew George

Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth,

ISBN: 9780140441000

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Everyday Magic in Early Modern Europe

by Dr Kathryn A. Edwards

<p>While pre-modern Europe is often seen as having an 'enchanted' or 'magical' worldview, the full implications of such labels remain inconsistently explored. Witchcraft, demonology, and debates over pious practices have provided the main ...

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Facets of Pauline Discourse in Christocentric and Christotelic Perspective

by Dan Lioy

<p>In this thought-provoking study, Dan Lioy asserts that a Christocentric and Christotelic perspective is an unmistakable feature of Paul’s discourse. The journey begins with an analysis of the old Adamic creation in Genesis 1–3 before ...

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Faith and Its Critics

A Conversation

by David Fergusson

<p>Heralded as the exponents of a 'new atheism', critics of religion are highly visible in today's media, and include the household names of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris. David Fergusson explains their work in its historical ...

ISBN: 9780191615078

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Faith: 40 Insights into Hinduism

by Devdutt Pattanaik

<p>Why are Hindus so ritualistic? Why do they worship idols? Were Hindus always casteist? Are Hindus supposed to be vegetarian? Is divorce permitted according to Hinduism? Why is a Hindu prayer different from a Muslim or Christian prayer? Did ...

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Falun Gong and the Future of China

by David Ownby

<p>On April 25, 1999, ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside Zhongnanhai, the guarded compound where China's highest leaders live and work, in a day-long peaceful protest of police brutality against fellow practitioners in the ...

ISBN: 9780199887019

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Feeding a Thousand Souls

Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

by Vijaya Nagarajan

<p>Every day millions of Tamil women in southeast India wake up before dawn to create a kolam, an ephemeral ritual design made with rice flour, on the thresholds of homes, businesses and temples. This thousand-year-old ritual welcomes and honors

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Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

by Iddo Landau

<p>Does life have meaning? Is it possible for life to be meaningful when the world is filled with suffering and when so much depends merely upon chance? Even if there is meaning, is there enough to justify living? These questions are difficult ...

ISBN: 9780190657680

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Flora Trade Between Egypt and Africa in Antiquity

by Ilaria Incordino & Pearce Paul Creasman

In recent decades, study of the ancient Egyptian natural world and its classification has adopted innovative approaches involving new technologies of analysis and a multidisciplinary general view (ethnolinguistics, geobotanics). This collection ...

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