Ancient Religions Products

  • Asian Sacred Natural Sites

    Philosophy and practice in protected areas and conservation

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Naoya Furuta

    Nature conservation planning tends to be driven by models based on Western norms and science, but these may not represent the cultural, philosophical and religious contexts of much of Asia. This book provides a new perspective on the topic of sacred natural sites and cultural heritage by linking…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge

  • Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan

    The mythology of Mt. Miwa

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor

    By Scott McGill

    Juvencus’ Evangeliorum libri IV, or "The Four Books of the Gospels," is a verse rendering of the gospel narrative written ca. 330 CE. Consisting of around 3200 hexameter lines, it is the first of the Latin "Biblical epics" to appear in antiquity, and the first classicizing, hexameter poem on a…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo

    By Martha Malamud

    Martha Malamud provides the only scholarly English translation of De Reditu Suo with significant notes and commentary that explore historical, literary, cultural, and mythical references, as well as commenting on literary allusions, the structure, diction, and style of the poem, and textual issues.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Understanding Greek Religion

    By Jennifer Larson

    Understanding Greek Religion is one of the first attempts to fully examine any religion from a cognitivist perspective, applying methods and findings from the cognitive science of religion to the ancient Greek world. In this book, Jennifer Larson shows that many of the fundamentals of Greek…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • The Origin and Evolution of Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Albert Churchward

    Churchward’s The Origin and Evolution of Religion, first published in 1924, explores the history and development of different religions worldwide, from the religious cults of magic and fetishism to contemporary religions such as Christianity and Islam. This text is ideal for students of theology.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

    By Various

    This collection of previously out-of-print titles brings togther some key texts from the early study of the anthropology of religion. An important reference collection, these books will prove invaluable to students of religion and anthropology.…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The Beginnings of Religion

    An introductory and Scientific Study

    By E.O. James

    In this book, first published in 1948, an attempt has been made to provide an intelligible introduction to a somewhat complex aspect of scientific inquiry. And secondly, to construct a background of ‘primitive’ ritual and belief against which the more developed religions can be placed. This book is…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The Concept of Deity

    A Comparative and Historical Study. The Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion in the University of Oxford

    By E.O. James

    For good or ill, most, if not all, of the great institutions which have formed the framework of society have had their roots in the idea of Deity as a beneficent providential order of transcendental reality. In being handed down through countless generations the beliefs, concepts and customs have…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • Primitive Ritual and Belief

    An Anthropological Essay

    By E.O. James

    This book, first published in 1917, investigates the rites and beliefs of people who had remained in a ‘primitive’ state of culture throughout the ages. Special attention was paid to the ritual and mythology of the Aborigines of Australia, in what was then some of the first studies of their beliefs.…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The 'Soul' of the Primitive

    By Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

    The object of this book, first published in 1928, is a study of the ways in which those who were once called ‘primitives’ conceive of their own individuality. The author inquires into the notions they possess of their life-principle, their soul, and their personality, often encountering that many…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • When the Golden Bough Breaks

    Structuralism or Typology?

    By Peter Munz

    This original, provocative study, first published in 1973, presents a new method of interpretation of mythology, and reveals the wide-ranging implications of this universal phenomenon for many disciplines. The volume begins with a sympathetic but critical examination of Lévi-Strauss’s…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

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