Food, Feasts, and Faith : An Encyclopedia of Food Culture in World Religions [2 Volumes]
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Food, Feasts, and Faith

An indispensable resource for exploring food and faith, this two-volume set offers information on food-related religious beliefs, customs, and practices from around the world. • Provides up-to-date factual information, introduces concepts of food as being more than just nutrients, and enables an understanding of diverse religious traditions and the importance of food in people's lives • Includes coverage of less well-known rituals an...

Buddhism: A Short History
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Buddhism: A Short History

Conze makes the history of Buddhism both interesting and informative. I found it very helpful in understanding how the various lines of Buddhism developed, and especially how the many variations were produced by the various cultures. Sadly we still don't know for sure what Gautama actually taught as no writings have been found for the first 200 years or so after he died.

Buddhas and Kami in Japan: Honji Suijaku as a Combinatory Paradigm
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Buddhas and Kami in Japan: Honji Suijaku as a Combinatory Paradigm

This volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to the combinatory tradition that dominated premodern and early modern Japanese religion, known as honji suijaku (originals and their traces). It questions received, simplified accounts of the interactions between Shinto and Japanese Buddhism, and presents a more dynamic and variegated religious world, one in which the deities' Buddhist originals and local traces did not constitute one-...

The Fourth Lateran Council and the Crusade Movement
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The Fourth Lateran Council and the Crusade Movement

The Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 is often considered as the high water-mark for the Medieval Church with its decisions affecting the cultural, social, religious and intellectual history of the Later Medieval World. The council was also a major event in the history of the crusades not only because the reform of the church and the recovery of the Holy Land were the central concerns of Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) but also because at...

Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples
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Occult Features of Anarchism

“A tour de force. Any self-respecting radical should know this history, right down to the dirty history of the ‘A for anarchism’ sign from its location within Freemasonry and magic. Ripping apart with historical detail our contemporary common sense we learn the tactics of how elite radicals claim power through difference. The significance of this history for the politics of now should not be underestimated and most certainly more wid...

Wulfin von Rohr, "Le véritable enseignement de Jésus : Le message caché de la Bible"
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Le véritable enseignement de Jésus : Le message caché de la Bible

livre broché souple petit format ancien (1998) consacré à Jésus et au message des religions en général; l'auteur, après une courte introduction nous révèle sa vision de la foi en l'âme humaine et en une puissance créatrice appelée Dieu; il le fait à l'aide d'un texte illustré de nombreuses citations pour la plupart tirées de la bible canonique, parfois des textes apocryphes , texte divisé en cinq parties: I Un message caché (22 pages...

The Qur'an's Reformation of Judaism and Christianity: Return to the Origins
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The Qur'an's Reformation of Judaism and Christianity: Return to the Origins

This volume explores the relationship between the Qur’anand the Jewish and Christian traditions,considering aspects of continuity and reform. The chapters examine the Qur’an’s retelling of biblical narratives, as well as its reaction to a wide array of topics that mark Late Antique religious discourse, including eschatology and ritual purity, prophetology and paganism, and heresiology and Christology.   Twelveemerging and establ...

Empires between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800
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Empires between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800

A wide-ranging consideration of early modern Muslim and Christian empires, covering the Iberian, Ottoman and Mughal worlds, including questions of political economy, images and representations, and historiography. Empires Between Islam and Christianity, 1500–1800 uses the innovative approach of “connected histories” to address a series of questions regarding the early modern world in the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, and the Atlan...

Dying to Eat : Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife
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Dying to Eat : Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

"This volume is very exciting. There is limited cross-cultural research on dying, death, and bereavement issues, and I am delighted that Candi K. Cann has gathered a group of scholars to share their research on various cultures and events before, during, and after final body dispositions."―George Dickinson, author of Understanding Dying, Death and Bereavement

Modern Druidism : An Introduction
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Modern Druidism : An Introduction

This introduction to modern Druidism provides a comprehensive overview of today's Pagan religion and philosophy, whose roots are in the Celtic tribal societies of ancient Britain and Ireland. The author covers Druidism's mythology, history and important figures and its beliefs and moral system, and describes practices, rituals and ceremonies. A gazetteer of important sacred sites is included, along with information about modern Druid...