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  1. Zoroastrians

    Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition

    By Mary Boyce

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable...

    Published December 13th 2000 by Routledge

  2. The World Religions Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Gwilym Beckerlegge

    The World Religions Reader gathers together material on six of the world's most influential faiths. The selection of readings is drawn from a broad range of historical and contemporary sources, giving a full picture of the beliefs and practices of each religion. This new edition includes new...

    Published December 6th 2000 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations

    2nd Edition

    By Geoffrey Parrinder

    How did the universe come to exist? What is the nature of its creator? Is there a purpose to human existence? What is it to live a good life?The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations offers not just one, but many, answers to these questions. Geoffrey Parrinder has drawn on all...

    Published September 27th 2000 by Routledge

  4. The Early Christian World

    Edited by Philip F. Esler

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite, and lavishly-illustrated treatment of how a small movement formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world. Situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social, political and religious contexts,...

    Published August 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  5. The Tao of the West

    Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought

    By J.J. Clarke

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western...

    Published April 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  6. Psychology and Religion

    An Introduction

    By Michael Argyle

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  7. The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana

    By Joel Tatelman

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre....

    Published November 21st 1999 by Routledge

  8. God and the Creative Imagination

    Metaphor, Symbol and Myth in Religion and Theology

    By Paul Avis

    'A mere metaphor', 'only symbolic', 'just a myth' - these tell tale phrases reveal how figurative language has been cheapened and devalued in our modern and postmodern culture. In God and the Creative Imagination, Paul Avis argues the contrary: we see that actually, metaphor, symbol and myth, are...

    Published August 11th 1999 by Routledge

  9. Why Gods Persist

    A Scientific Approach to Religion

    By Robert A. Hinde

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 12th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Orientalism and Religion

    Post-Colonial Theory, India and "The Mystic East"

    By Richard King

    Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be...

    Published April 14th 1999 by Routledge