Category: Comparative Religion

Between One Faith and Another : Engaging Conversations on the World's Great Religions
How do we make sense of the world's different religions? In today's globalized society, religion is deeply intertwined with every issue we see on the news. But talking about multiple religions can be contentious. Are...

12.04.2015

The Religion of the Peacock Angel : The Yezidis and Their Spirit World
Based in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, the Yezidi people claim their religion - a unique combination of Christian, Islamic, and historical faiths - to be the oldest in the world. Yezidi identity centres on their religion, Sharfadin,...

04.10.2016

The Churches of Christ
This volume tells the story of the Churches of Christ, one of three major denominations that emerged in the United States from a religious movement led by Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone in the early 19th century....

25.05.2015

Pagan Family Values : Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism
For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second-generation Pagans for whom Paganism is a family tradition, not a...

12.11.2015

The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism : New Edition of Christ the Yogi
Explores St. John's Gospel from an Eastern perspective to reveal the interconnectedness of all faiths and the need for interfaith dialogue - Takes readers beyond academic and historical analyses by exploring the mystical...

12.11.2013

Teaching Mysticism
The term "mysticism" has never been consistently defined or employed, either in religious traditions or in academic discourse. The essays in this volume offer ways of defining what mysticism is, as well as methods for...

12.01.2016

The Divine Hierarchy : Popular Hinduism in Central India

03.10.2010

Little Book of Prayers : A Collection of Prayers from Around the World and Across Time.
Prayers from around the world and across time come together in this collection, culled from a diverse array of sources: holy books, poetry, songs and spirituals, letters, novels, plays and more. The mix is unpredictable and...

02.03.2014

How to Be an Open-Minded Christian Without Losing Your Faith
In a moderate voice, Linn examines core beliefs about the Bible, Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit that we can believe in and share with others without claiming to know all the truth there is.

12.03.2017

Grand Central Question : Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews
All religions and worldviews seek to answer the fundamental questions of human existence: Why am I here? What does it mean to be human? Why is there evil in the world, and how do we deal with it? But not every worldview places...

14.04.2017

Truth and Error : Comparative Charts of Cults and Christianity
This book is not only an introduction to the entire Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements series, but also a quick-reference guide to the groups and movements discussed in the series. Truth and Error brings together...

07.02.2017

Safeguarding the Stranger : An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality
What are the resources and teachings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam that take hospitality-and its call to provide protective hospitality-seriously enough to inform shared action and belief on behalf of the threatened other?...

22.10.2011

Die Andere Seite Des Islam : Sakularismus-Diskurs Und Muslimische Intellektuelle Im Modernen Agypten
The series Religion and Its Others: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion and Secularity (RIO) considers the multiple relations between religion, nonreligion, and secularity. Monographs, edited volumes, and readers in this series are...

24.04.2017

Dios Habla Con Arjuna: El Bhagavad Guita, Vol. 2: La Ciencia Suprema de la Union Con Dios : La Ciencia Suprema de la Union Con Dios
The second volume in a two-volume Spanish-language edition of Paramahansa Yogananda's unparalleled translation and commentary on India's beloved scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. God Talks With Arjuna is one of the most...

18.04.2014

Health Care & Spirituality : Listening, Assessing, Caring
Few areas in life have experienced the rapid pace of change that has been the experience of health care. It's an area where nothing feels "safe" and everything is threatened with reexamination and redefinition....

11.02.2013

Christianity vs. Islam : A Muslim and a Christian Debate 6 Crucial Questions
A Christian and a Muslim Debate the Differences between Their Faiths This landmark book is a reasoned debate between two conservative, non-compromising theologians as they explain and defend their beliefs. White and Ally...

30.10.2012

The Esoterism of Dante
Especially since the Renaissance, some in Western Christendom have suspected that the deeper dimension of their tradition has somehow been lost, and have therefore sought to discover, or create, an 'esoteric' or...

25.09.2014

Violence and the World's Religious Traditions : An Introduction
Though much has been written about particular forms of violence related to religion, such as sacrificial rites and militant martyrdom, there have been few efforts to survey the phenomena in all of the world's major...

13.03.2012

A Generous Orthodoxy : Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, anabaptist/anglican, methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed-yet-
Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed-...

12.03.2015

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion
A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to...

25.06.2017

What's the Big Deal About Other Religions? : Answering the Questions About Their Beliefs and Practices
Authors John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs continue their exciting "What's the Big Deal?" series with concise, informative answers to the many questions people are asking about the major religious groups in the...

29.05.2015

What is Scripture? : A Comparative Approach
"Scripture" is no longer an absolute. In the last two centuries, as Westerners have become more keenly conscious of the historical character of their own biblical documents, they have also realized the normative...

14.04.2014

God on Our Side : Religion in International Affairs
This timely book offers an accessible introduction to religion in international affairs. Shireen T. Hunter highlights the growing importance of religion in politics and analyzes its nature, role, and significance. She places the...

21.04.2015

Our Mothers' Bones : Religion, Childbirth and the Myth of Unique Identity
The bond between mother and child has always been viewed as something profound. It is one that has engaged religious tradition and sacred ritual since the Stone Age. Though in the modern era childbirth has mostly been defined...

13.01.2018

Narrative in the Hebrew Bible
After almost two centuries of historical criticism, biblical scholarship has recently taken major shifts in direction, most notably towards literary study of the Bible. Much germinal criticism has taken as its primary focus...

28.11.2016

Tragic Spirits : Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia
The collapse of socialism at the end of the twentieth century brought devastating changes to Mongolia. Economic shock therapy - an immediate liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets - quickly led to...

07.05.2016

Contemplative Literature : A Comparative Sourcebook on Meditation and Contemplative Prayer
This is the first theoretically informed and historically accurate comparative anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer. Written by international experts on the respective texts and corresponding...

23.10.2015

Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. Volume 10 Ottoman and Safavid Empires (1600-1700)
Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History 10 (CMR 10), covering the Ottoman and Safavid Empires in the period 1600-1700, is a further volume in a general history of relations between the two faiths from the seventh...

25.06.2017

The 10 Things You Need to Know About Islam
Recent significant growth of Islam has triggered concern and questions for Christians. Bestselling author and apologist Ron Rhodes provides a user-friendly and helpful introduction to Islam as he presents the Muslim view and the...

22.06.2017

Divine Multiplicity : Trinities, Diversities, and the Nature of Relation
The essays in this volume ask if and how trinitarian and pluralist discourses can enter into fruitful conversation with one another. Can trinitarian conceptions of divine multiplicity open the Christian tradition to more...

03.01.2018

How Wide the Divide?
Mormons and Evangelicals don't often get along very well. They often set about trying to convert one another, considering the faith the other holds as defective in some critical way. Unfortunately, much of what they say...

23.08.2017

Gods in the Global Village : The World's Religions in Sociological Perspective
This book is designed as a primary or supplementary textbook in courses on the sociology of religion courses offered at major 4 year colleges and universities. Due to the high level of interest in religion and religious...

31.01.2013

Talking to the Other : Jewish Interfaith Dialogue with Christians and Muslims
Suicide killings - both in America and Israel - have focused world attention on international terrorism. The involvement of people claiming that their Islamic faith justified murderous suicide action has intensified the...

06.06.2011

Drudgery Divine
In this major theoretical and methodological statement on the history of religions, Jonathan Z. Smith shows how convert apologetic agendas can dictate the course of comparative religious studies. As his example, Smith reviews...

01.03.2013

Kabbalistic Cycles and the Mastery of Life
Reveals a system of occult cycles that gives you control over your own life. This book explains hidden universal laws and step-by-step explanation of their derivation and use that will place you years beyond those who would...

11.12.2014

Compassion and Meditation : The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity
A profound reflection on how complementary themes in Buddhism and Christianity could serve as the basis for a truly ecumenical faith - Compares Zen meditation with the Greek Orthodox practice of Hesychasm (prayer of the heart) -...

27.10.2015

Mysticism : The Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness
In this classic introduction to mysticism, Underhill draws on hundreds of sources to present a unique study of the mystical experience.

29.08.2014

Praying Peace : In Conversation with Gregg Braden and Doreen Virtue
Concerned with both global and individual problems, this practical guide on peace includes thoughts, meditations, and prayers.

28.11.2013

Jesus Entre Otros Dioses
Jesus entre otros dioses es una brillante defensa del unico mensaje Cristiano. Con la elocuencia de un apologetico y la disciplina de un erudito, Zacharias considera seis preguntas que Jesus respondio declarando una posicion...

12.05.2013

Prophecy in the New Millennium : When Prophecies Persist
Secular and spiritual prophets of doom abound in the information-rich twenty-first century - as they have for millennia. But there has yet to be worldwide floods, meteor impact, global computer failure, obvious alien contact, or...

11.10.2017

Healing the Christian Rift : Growing Beyond Our Wounded History
How did a Jewish teacher, healer, sage and mystic become the vehicle for so much hatred and harm directed against his own people?"Dialogue is demanding and difficult. It is often painful. It entails deep listening,...

09.11.2010

Understanding Interreligious Relations
The ways in which religious communities interact with one another is an increasing focus of scholarly research and teaching. Issues of interreligious engagement, inclusive of dialogue more specifically and relations more...

06.08.2017

Kebra Negast : A Book of Rastafarian Wisdom
A sacred text to Ethiopian Christians and Jamaican Rastafarians, The Kebra Nagast tells of the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and their son Menyelik, who hid the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. This...

06.08.2013

Jesus in Global Contexts
Liberator, ancestor, cosmic Christ, and Black Messiah: these are just some of the ways that Jesus is viewed in the world. This rare book provides a global tour of the Christologies emerging in Latin America, Asia, and Africa,...

30.09.2017

Irreconcilable Differences? A Learning Resource For Jews And Christians
Written by Jewish and Christian educators for use by college and adult learners, this volume explores eight basic questions that lie at the core of both traditions and that can serve as a bridge for understanding. Among the...

03.05.2014

Jesus and the Muslim : An Exploration
A highly acclaimed introduction to the figure of Jesus from a Muslim perspective, this book illuminates the unity and division between the Islamic and Christian faiths.

30.04.2015

Fundamentalism and the State : Remaking Politics, Militance and Economies
Focusing on fundamentalist movements on five continents and within six religions, this volume considers the effect that antisecular religious movements have had since 1970 on national economies, political parties, constitutional...

02.09.2014

Faith Among Faiths : Christian Theology and Non-Christian Religions
In our pluralistic society, interreligious dialogue is an issue no longer restricted to academia. Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and those of other faiths are just as likely to be our neighbors and co-workers as Catholics,...

18.09.2012

Whose Land? Whose Promise? : What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians
Because events in the Middle East continue to escalate in tragic complexity, Christians still struggle with making sense of it all. In this updated version of Whose Land? Whose Promise?, Burge further explores the personal...

17.07.2014

Revelations of Christ
This galvanizing book, presenting the teachings of Christ from the experience and perspective of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the greatest spiritual masters of the twentieth century, finally offers the fresh perspective on...

09.11.2016

The Way of the Bodhisattva
Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This...

05.08.2011

The World Wisdom Bible : A New Testament for a Global Spirituality
A groundbreaking spiritual conversation that invites you to step beyond the limits of any one faith into a global spirituality. Long description: The World Wisdom Bible is a global spiritual conversation about the nature of life...

04.02.2016

Forensic Faith : A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith
The most important case of your life Christianity has a rich, evidential history, yet most of us are ill prepared to make the case for what we believe. In Forensic Faith, veteran detective J. Warner Wallace teaches us the...

07.05.2012

The Destructive Power of Religion : Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Dozens of studies by 30 senior experts from five nations examine the influence of sacred texts shaping human nature, society, and political and military strategies in the Western world over the last 3,000 years. The...

27.05.2017

In Search of the Christian Buddha : How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint
The story of Saint Josaphat, a prince who gave up his wealth and kingdom to follow Jesus, was one of the most popular Christian tales of the Middle Ages, translated into a dozen languages, and cited by Shakespeare in The...

13.05.2013

The World's Religions : a Contemporary Reader
This wide-ranging reader combines some of the best and most valuable contemporary perspectives from leading and significant writers, teachers, and thinkers who together address critical challenges and opportunities for the...

11.11.2011

Mount Fuji : Icon of Japan
Illustrated with color and black-and-white images of the mountain and its associated religious practices, H. Byron Earhart s study utilizes his decades of fieldwork including climbing Fuji with three pilgrimage groups and his...

24.11.2014

The Samaritan Version of Saadya Gaon's Translation of the Pentateuch : Critical Edition and Study of MS London BL OR7562 and Related MSS
This edition of MS London BL OR7562 and other related MSS, and the accompanying linguistic and philological study, discuss a Samaritan adaptation of Saadya's Judeo-Arabic translation of the Pentateuch, its main...

26.03.2011

Muslims and Jews in America : Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities
This book is an exploration of contemporary Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the distinct ways in which these two communities interact with one another in the American context. Each essay discusses a different...

07.12.2017

Beyond the Threshold : Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions
Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously consider the interplay between traditional world religions and metaphysical experiences in exploring the timeless question of what happens when we die. Christopher M. Moreman...

21.06.2013

The Many Altars of Modernity : Toward a Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralist Age
This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger. It outlines a new paradigm for understanding religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. Along the way, Berger addresses a wide range of issues...

04.02.2014

Die Orthodoxen Kirchen Im Interreligiosen Dialog Mit Dem Islam
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Tension, Transmission, Transformation (JCIT) brings together innovative volumes exploring the reception and mediation of ideas and practices in the three monotheistic traditions of Judaism,...

08.07.2017

Subversive Spiritualities : How Rituals Enact the World
Even in the twenty-first century some two-thirds of the world's peoples-the world's social majority-quietly live in non-modern, non-cosmopolitan places. In such places the multitudinous voices of the spirits, deities,...

23.04.2012

Comparative Theology : Deep Learning Across Religious Borders
Drawing upon the author s three decades of work incomparative theology, this is a pertinent and comprehensiveintroduction to the field, which offers a clear guide to thereader, enabling them to engage in comparative study. * The...

27.02.2012

Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice : The Interfaith Amigos' Guide to Personal, Social and Environmental Healing
If we want to heal our personal and planetary problems, we have to move beyond talking to spiritual practice.Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman, who have become known as the Interfaith Amigos,...

31.03.2013

Religious Tolerance in World Religions
Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions, numerous scholars offer perspectives on the...

05.08.2015

The Foundation Stone
During the Christmas Conference of 192324 when the Anthroposophical Society was refounded, Rudolf Steiner presented to its members for the first time the Foundation Stone Meditation. On consecutive days during that week, Steiner...

23.01.2012

Essential Spirituality : The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind
Essential Spirituality beautifully articulates the benefits of spiritual living in the material world.-Dan Millman, author, Everyday Enlightenment and The Way of the Peaceful Warrior""Deceptively simple. Its power is...

22.01.2012

Her Hidden Children : The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America
The history of any religious movement can get murky. But the history of American Paganism-with so many invented lineages, so many solitary practitioners, so much resistance to staid definition, so much hiddenness-is especially...

23.12.2013

Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : Searching for Oneness
Throughout the ages and across religious traditions, people have yearned to personally experience God and deeply connect with the Creator. In Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Ori Z. Soltes traces the sweep of...

15.05.2014

World Religions in a Nutshell : A Compact Guide to Reaching Those of Other Faiths
This concise guide not only clearly explains the difference between Christianity and the other major religions, but will arm you with all you need to go out into the battle with confidence.

09.01.2013

Stepping Stones to Other Religions : A Christian Theology of Inter-Religious Dialogue
This new work by eminent theologian Dermot Lane is an informed report of progress in the Catholic Church on the importance of dialogue with other religions. The author shows that interreligious dialogue is no longer an option,...

02.09.2015

Nagarjuna's Guide to the Bodhisattva Path
This is The Bodhisambhara Shastra ("Treatise on the Provisions for Enlightenment"), written by Arya Nagarjuna, the early Indian monk (ca 2nd c.) who is one of the most famous figures in the history of Indian Mahayana...

20.12.2017

Este no es el evangelio que quise ofrecerte

22.06.2012

War and Peace in World Religions : The Gerald Weisfield Lectures 2003
This series of lectures by eminent authors from Britain and Germany is an excellent grounding in a wide range of World Religions and their attitudes and approaches to war and peace. Suitable for all undergraduates of Biblical...

31.05.2013

God and Globalization: Globalization and Grace v. 4
This final interpretive volume of the "God and Globalization" series argues for a view of Christian theology that, in critical dialogue with other world religions and philosophies, is able to engage the new world...

13.01.2015

World Religions and Cults Volume 3 : Atheistic and Humanistic Religions
This final book in the series focuses on the atheistic or humanistic type of religions. It would be one of the most valuable for the church in the Western World where anti-god and pro-evolution religions are beginning to...

14.08.2017

The Radiance of Being : Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity
The Radiance of Being offers nothing less than a portrayal of the full glory of Catholic tradition. From an initial engagement with the insights of the natural sciences emerges a spiritual vision of the metaphysical depth and...

19.05.2013

John of Damascus and Islam : Christian Heresiology and the Intellectual Background to Earliest Christian-Muslim Relations
How did Islam come to be considered a Christian heresy? In this book, Peter Schadler outlines the intellectual background of the Christian Near East that led John, a Christian serving in the court of the caliph in Damascus, to...

11.11.2012

Medicine for the Earth : How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins
From cross-cultural legends recounting shamanic cures to the biblical accounts of the parting of the Red Sea and Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes, many spiritual traditions are rich in stories about seemingly inexplicable...

12.05.2011

The Masters and the Spiritual Path
There are Masters who have come out of all the world's great spiritual traditions. These great lights of East and West have graduated from earth's schoolroom and reunited with Spirit in the process know as the...

30.12.2012

The Wisdom Jesus : Transforming Heart and Mind - a New Perspective on Christ and His Message
If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault is a...

24.02.2015

The Eternal Message of Muhammad
This translation into English of a great Islamic classic offers the western world a simple yet profound interpretation of Islam. Drawing upon years of unparalleled experience in diplomacy and government, Azzam examines the...

22.08.2017

The Seduction of Religion : An Illuminating and Provocative Guide to the Religions of the World
The Seduction of Religion offers an illuminating and provocative guide to the religions of the world, focusing on the irrationality of religious beliefs. The point of this book is not to preach atheism so much as it is to...

30.09.2017

Life Cycles in Jewish and Christian Worship
More than a series of rites of passage through the landmarks of growing up and growing old, Jewish and Christian life-cycle rituals give the members of each religious tradition theological and ritualised definitions of what a...

30.09.2017

Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism : Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust
Current scholarship in the study of ancient Christianity is now available to nonspecialists through this collection of essays on anti-Judaism in the New Testament and in New Testament interpretation. While academic writing can...

30.09.2017

The Facts on Halloween
John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs team up to revise and update The Facts on Halloween, a significant book from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). Known for...

11.10.2012

Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom : Eroticism and Reflexivity in the Study of Mysticism
William Blake once wrote that "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." Inspired by these poetic terms, Jeffrey J. Kripal reveals how the works of scholars of mysticism are often rooted in their own mystical...

03.04.2013

Making Sense of Church : Eavesdropping on Emerging Conversations about God, Community, and Culture
Samplings of online discussions about God, truth, and church--from theOoze.com Our culture is rapidly changing and people are searching for new models and paradigms to find meaning in their lives. As in all transitional periods,...

26.09.2013

Abraham on Trial : The Social Legacy of Biblical Myth
Abraham on Trial questions the foundations of faith that have made a virtue out of the willingness to sacrifice a child. Through his desire to obey God at all costs, even if it meant sacrificing his son, Abraham became the...

22.09.2017

Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism : Europe, Africa, and North America
This volume assesses contemporary church responses to multicultural diversity and resisted categories of social difference, with a central focus on whether or how racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, and gender differences are...

10.06.2014

Faith in the Familiar : Religion, Spirituality and Place in the South of the Netherlands
Faith in the Familiar is an ethnography of religious change in the Netherlands, a country that has moved from strongly pillarized to strongly secularist in the space of fifty years. This book shows how people look back on this,...

01.08.2010