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  • When the Golden Bough Breaks

    Structuralism or Typology?, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The 'Soul' of the Primitive

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • Primitive Ritual and Belief

    An Anthropological Essay, 1st Edition

    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.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The Beginnings of Religion

    An introductory and Scientific Study, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The Substance of Faith Allied with Science

    A Catechism for Parents and Teachers, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Lodge

    Originally published in 1907, this book provides information to parents and teachers wishing to teach their children about Christianity as well as science. Lodge details his fear of mandatory secularism in schools and advises how to instruct children in science without allowing any doubt of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Light of Asia, or the Great Renunciation (Mahâbhinishkramana)

    Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (as Told in Verse by an Indian Buddhist), 1st Edition

    By Edwin Arnold

    This study presents details about the life and philosophy of the founder of Buddhism, Prince Gautama of India or the Buddha, in the form of a poem as told from an imaginary Buddhist character. When originally published in 1926, little was known of Buddhism in Europe and Arnold aimed to inform the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Elsie Chamberlain

    The Independent Life of a Woman Minister, 1st Edition

    By Alan Argent

    Elsie Chamberlain was a leading figure in British broadcasting and religious life. She was a pioneer in many areas: the first woman chaplain to the armed forces; the first nonconformist minister to marry an Anglican clergyman; the first woman producer in the religious broadcasting dept of the BBC…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Victor Roudometof

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Avicenna

    His Life and Works, 1st Edition

    By Soheil M. Afnan

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge

  • The Maqámát of Badí' al-Zamán al-Hamadhání

    Translated From The Arabic With An Introduction and Notes Historical and Grammatical, 1st Edition

    By W.J. Prendergast

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge

  • Ibn Khaldûn's Philosophy of History

    A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture, 1st Edition

    By Muhsin Mahdi

    This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge

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