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1. Achilles [2018]

xii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Series foreword Acknowledgements List of illustrations Why Achilles? 1. Introducing Achilles A Mythological "Biography"? Who is Achilles? Evidence for Achilles The Best of the Achaeans, Apollo's Antagonist The Scope of this Book Brief overview of each chapter Key Themes 2. The Origins of The Trojan War, The Origin of Achilles Introduction The Origins of the Trojan War: Achilles and Helen The Birth and Childhood of Achilles Achilles' Teachers Overview 3. A Men's World: Achilles' Emotions Introduction Emotions and scenarios of action Achilles' anger as the Iliad's leitmotif Achilles and Ajax. A shame culture The Myrmidons Overview 4. Achilles' Sacrificial Victims Introduction Ambush, Pursuit and Sacrifice of Troilus Young Trojans on the Pyre of Patroclus The Hawk Chasing a Dove: The Death of Hector A Last Sacrifice in Honour of Achilles: Polyxena Overview 5. Gender And Sexuality Introduction Achilles on Skyros: Becoming a Man in Ancient Greece Achilles and Patroclus in Love? Tears of Heroes Sexual Violence on the Trojan Stage Overview 6. The Fury Subdued: To Forget, To Forgive Introduction Agamemnon's guilt Kissing Achilles' Hands Achilles with no Shadows Overview 7. The Death And Cult Of Achilles Introduction The Tradition of Achilles' Death in the Epic. Echoes of the "Homeric Question" Achilles' Heel, Achilles' Ankle: the Death of the Hero Achilles in the Underworld. The Island of Leuke The Cults of Achilles. Archaeological and Literary Evidence Overview 8. Philosophical, Political and Ethical Debates Introduction Achilles and the tortoise Not life but a good life. Achilles as model for Socrates Healing anger Justice and revenge More hateful than the gates of Hades is the man who hides one thing in his heart and says another Overview 9. Achilles In Modern Literature In English Introduction When there was peace, before the coming of the sons of the Achaians (Il. 22.156) Never More Shall a Second Grief thus Reach my Heart (Il. 23.45-46) And laid his manslaughtering hands over the chest of his dear friend (Il. 23.18) And kissed the hands that had killed so many of his sons (Il. 24. 478-479) Overview Further reading Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138677012 20180326
Achilles is the quintessential Greek hero, but that does not mean that he is a conventional hero. His uniqueness is dictated by his birth, as the son of a sea goddess, and his education at the hands of a centaur. The hero's exceptional nature also forms part of the tension that both unites and opposes him to Apollo. Achilles presents the different episodes in the life of this hero conventionally, in chronological order, based primarily on the Greek sources: birth, education, deeds in Troy, death and subsequent destiny as a figure of worship. On the other hand, this study employs the hero Achilles to reflect on various issues, all of them crucial for historians of the Greek world: what it meant to be and become a man in ancient Greece, what a hero's arete consisted of, how the Greeks represented the concepts of friendship and camaraderie, what moved them to revenge or reconciliation, what hopes they harboured as they faced their fate, how they imagined something as difficult to conceive of as a human sacrifice, and how they developed their ideas about the afterlife and hero cult.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138677012 20180326
Green Library
238 pages ; 22 cm
"Si les dieux sont amoureux, ne jamais oublier qu'ils ne sont que le produit des aèdes et que leurs amours sont celles des hommes prenant une dimension surnaturelle. C'est donc en observant comment les dieux vivent leur passion, comment ils se comportent, que nous pouvons imaginer ce que vivaient nos ancêtres au temps d'Homère et d'Hésiode. En regroupant les amours divines, l'auteur nous offre un délassement agréable et instructif, car les amours entre divinités ne sont que le reflet de nos préoccupations ordinaires, même si elles se passent dans un autre monde. Comment ne pas prendre aussi cet ensemble comme un enseignement ?"--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
ix, 184 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
This handsome volume presents an innovative look at the imagery of libations, the most commonly depicted ritual in ancient Greece, and how it engaged viewers in religious performance. In a libation, liquid--water, wine, milk, oil, or honey--was poured from a vessel such as a jug or a bowl onto the ground, an altar, or another surface. Libations were made on occasions like banquets, sacrifices, oath-taking, departures to war, and visitations to tombs, and their iconography provides essential insight into religious and social life in 5th-century BC Athens. Scenes depicting the ritual often involved beholders directly--a statue's gaze might establish the onlooker as a fellow participant, or painted vases could draw parallels between human practices and acts of gods or heroes. Beautifully illustrated with a broad range of examples, including the Caryatids at the Acropolis, the Parthenon Frieze, Attic red-figure pottery, and funerary sculpture, this important book demonstrates the power of Greek art to transcend the boundaries between visual representation and everyday experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300192278 20180416
Green Library
x, 371 pages : illustrations, color facsimiles ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1 Introduction 2 The Parsi Sanskrit Tradition 3 Physical Description 4 Age and History 5 Palaeography â 5.1 Avestan Palaeography â 5.2 Sanskrit Palaeography 6 Pahlavi Text 7 Range of Extant Text 8 Note to the Facsimile Images 9 Facsimile Images References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357693 20180409
The manuscript S1 is one of the chief witnesses to the Sanskrit Yasna, containing the Avestan text of the Zoroastrian Yasna liturgy to chapter 46.19, together with a Sanskrit translation and commentary. This book contains the complete, full-colour set of facsimile images of S1. An introduction by Leon Goldman provides an overview of the Zoroastrian Sanskrit tradition together with a discussion of the S1 manuscript covering its physical appearance, its age and history, and for the first time, a detailed palaeographic analysis of the Avestan and Sanskrit text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357693 20180409
Green Library
xiv, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Baal and the Modern Study of Myth Chapter 2: The Baal Cycle and Bronze Age Politics Chapter 3: Divine Combat as Political Discourse at Mari Chapter 4: The Politics of Time Chapter 5: Unsettling Sovereignty Chapter 6: Kinship Contested Conclusion Appendix: The Envoy Scene (Ktu 1.2 I) Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138063624 20180219
Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last decades of the Bronze Age, takes aim at the reigning political-theological norms of its day and uses the depiction of a divine world to educate its audience about the nature of human politics. By attuning ourselves to the specific historical context of this one poem, we can develop more nuanced appreciation of how poetry, politics, and religion have interacted-in antiquity, and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138063624 20180219
Green Library
ix, 189 pages ; 24 cm
There are more than one billion Hindus in the world but very little seems to be understood about this gigantic, peaceful faith. Followers have not only built and sustained the world's largest democracy but also one of the greatest philosophical streams in the world, continuously, for more than 3,000 years. So what makes a Hindu? Why is so little heard from the real practitioners of the everyday faith? Why does it never go beyond cliches? This is a practitioner's guide, a journey to very simply and instinctively understand what the Hindu message is, where it stands in the Clash of Civilizations between Islam and Christianity and why the Hindu way could yet be the path for plurality and progress in the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442267459 20171211
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations List of Contributors Introduction: Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century Jonathan Wooding, Series Editor Section 1: Myth and the Medieval 1. God and Gods in the Seventh Century: Tirechan on St Patrick and King Loegaire's Daughters - Elizabeth A. Gray 2. Time, Identity and the Otherworld: A Note on The Wooing of Etain - John Carey 3. The Celtic Dragon Myth Revisited - Joseph F. Nagy 4. Tory Island and Mount Errigal: Landscape Surrogates in Donegal for the Gods Balor and Lug - Brian Lacey Section 2: Comparative Mythology 5. Ireland as Mesocosm - Grigory Bondarenko 6. Hunting the Deer in Celtic and Indo-European Mythological Contexts - Maxim Fomin 7. Gods, Poets and Entheogens: Ingesting Wisdom in Early Irish Literary Sources - Sharon Paice MacLeod 8. The Armorican Voyage to the Afterlife and Celtic Myths - Fanch Bihan-Gallic Section 3: The New Cosmological Approach 9. Towards Adopting a Double Perspective on Celtic Mythology and its Prehistoric Roots - Emily Lyle 10. Sisters' Sons in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi - Anna June Page 11. Fashioners of the Cosmos in Ireland and India: The Dagda and Tvastr - John Shaw 12. Psycho-Cosmology: Mental Mapping in Tain Bo Cuailgne - James Carney Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786832085 20180416
This wide-ranging book contains twelve chapters by scholars who explore aspects of the fascinating field of Celtic mythology - from myth and the medieval to comparative mythology, and the new cosmological approach. Examples of the innovative research represented here lead the reader into an exploration of the possible use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in Celtic Ireland, to mental mapping in the interpretation of the Irish legend Tain Bo Cuailgne, and to the integration of established perspectives with broader findings now emerging at the Indo-European level and its potential to open up the whole field of mythology in a new way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786832085 20180416
Green Library
vi, 429 pages ; 25 cm
Green Library
x, 153 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Technical Notes List of Illustrations 1 Introduction 2 Temples and Local Communities 3 Deities, Speech Groups and Temples 4 Temple Services, Mediums and Temple Promotion 5 Localization and Chinese Religion 6 Pudu: The Hungry Ghosts Festival 7 Religious Organizations and Philanthropy 8 Taoist Religion in Malaysia 9 Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357860 20180409
Based on long-term ethnographic study, this is the first comprehensive work on the Chinese popular religion in Malaysia. It analyses temples and communities in historical and contemporary perspective, the diversity of deities and Chinese speech groups, religious specialists and temple services, the communal significance of the Hungry Ghosts Festival, the relationship between religion and philanthropy as seen through the lens of such Chinese religious organization as shantang (benevolent halls) and Dejiao (Moral Uplifting Societies), as well as the development and transformation of Taoist Religion. Highly informative, this concise book contributes to an understanding of Chinese migration and settlement, political economy and religion, religion and identity politics as well the significance of religion to both individuals and communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357860 20180409
Green Library
xix, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations xiPreface xiiiAcknowledgments xviiAbbreviations xix1 Remodeling the Christianization of Egypt 1I Overture 1II Historical Setting 3III The Problem of "Pagan Survivals" 7IV Syncretism and Purification 15V Agency, Gesture, and Landscape 20VI Social Sites and Religious Worlds of Syncretism in Late Antique Egypt 24VII Postscript on Comparison and the Scope of Argument 312 Domestic Devotion and Religious Change Traditions of the Domestic Sphere 34I Overture 34II Defining the Domestic Sphere and Its Religious Character in Late Antique Egypt 38III Christianization and the Imagination of New Boundaries 44IV The Domestic World as Site of Religious Bricolage 48V Domestic Ritual, Domestic Agents, and the Syncretic Construction of Christianity 54A Lamp-lighting 55B Bread Stamps 55C Domestic Charms and Their Dramatis Personae 56D Female Figurines and the Ambiguity of Representation 58E Amulets, Curses, Saintly Blessings, and Votive Donations 61VI Agents of the Domestic Sphere: Gender and Creative Independence 64VII Conclusion 683 Controller of Demons, Dispenser of Blessings Traditions of the Holy Man as Craftsman of Local Christianity 69I Introduction: Saints and Syncretism 69II Implications of Classification: From "Saint" to "Regional Prophet" 74III Exorcism and the Reordering of Tradition 76A Reordering Perceptions of Evil 78B Exorcism and Charisma 80C Demonology as Preservation 85IV Holy Men in the Egyptian Landscape 87A Divination and the Definition of New Centers 87B Ritual and the Egyptian Environment 90C Syncretism and the Dispensing of Materials 92V Conclusion 1004 A Site of Blessings, Dreams, and Wonders Traditions of the Saint's Shrine 104I Introduction 104II The Saint's Shrine as Social Site 108III Gestures 111IV Collective Expressions: Festivals and Their Gestures 114A Festival Hilarity and Control 114B Processions 118C Animal Slaughter and Feasting 120D Dance 122V Individual Expressions: Imprecation, Contact, Votive 126VI Divination 130VII Possession and the Performance of Spirits and Saintly Power 138VIII Conclusion 1445 The Magic of Craft Traditions of the Workshop and the Construction of Efficacy 145I Introduction: Art and Efficacy 145II Workshops in Late Antique Egypt 151III Examples 160A Stonecarvers 160B Potters and Terracotta Artisans 162C Painters 167D Textile Weavers 171E The Mortuary Craft 176IV Conclusion 1816 Scribality and Syncretism Traditions of Writing and the Book 184I Introduction 184II Scribality at the Shrines of the Saints 186III Monastic Scribes and the Mediation of Christianity 189A Monastic Libraries and Eclectic Scribes 190B Monastic Settings of Scribal Mediation 192IV Scribes and the Magic of Word and Song 197V The Recollection of Literary Traditions through the Scribal Craft 211A The Land of Egypt Oracle 212B Images of Amente and Its Demons 2181 The Media of Amente in Late Antique Egypt 2192 The Coptic Amente Mythology: Earlier Egyptian and Jewish Apocalyptic Traditions 2223 Apocalyptic Interpretation in Egypt and the Integration of Egyptian Traditions 226VI Conclusion 2287 Whispering Spirits, Holy Processions Traditions of the Egyptian Landscape 233I Introduction: Religious Landscape and Christianization 233II Temples and Churches 237III Habitats and Haunts of Spirits 242IV Procession and the Perception of Landscape 248V Inventing and Envisioning a Sacred Landscape 253VI Conclusion 256Afterword 257Bibliography 263Illustration Credits 309Index 311.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691176970 20180129
How does a culture become Christian, especially one that is heir to such ancient traditions and spectacular monuments as Egypt? This book offers a new model for envisioning the process of Christianization by looking at the construction of Christianity in the various social and creative worlds active in Egyptian culture during late antiquity. As David Frankfurter shows, members of these different worlds came to create different forms of Christianity according to their specific interests, their traditional idioms, and their sense of what the religion could offer. Reintroducing the term "syncretism" for the inevitable and continuous process by which a religion is acculturated, the book addresses the various formations of Egyptian Christianity that developed in the domestic sphere, the creative worlds of holy men and saints' shrines, the work of craftsmen and artisans, the culture of monastic scribes, and the reimagination of the landscape itself, through processions, architecture, and the potent remains of the past. Drawing on sermons and magical texts, saints' lives and figurines, letters and amulets, and comparisons to Christianization elsewhere in the Roman empire and beyond, Christianizing Egypt reconceives religious change--from the "conversion" of hearts and minds to the selective incorporation and application of strategies for protection, authority, and efficacy, and for imagining the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691176970 20180129
Green Library
xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The localisation of a region, group, or culture was a common social phenomenon in pre-modern Asia, but global colonialism began to affect the lifestyle of local people. What was the political condition of the relationship between insiders and outsiders? The impact of colonial authorities over religious communities has not received significant attention, even though the Asian continent is the home of many religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Shintoism, and Shamanism. Colonial Transformation and Asian Religions in Modern History presents multi-angled perspectives of socio-religious transition. It uses the cultural religiosity of the Asian people as a lens through which readers can re-examine the concepts of imperialism, religious syncretism and modernisation. The contributors interpret the growth of new religions as another facet of counter-colonialism. This new approach offers significant insight into comprehending the practical agony and sorrow of regional people throughout Asian history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527505599 20180409
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vi, 277 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Rethinking Confucianism's relationship to global capitalism: some philosophical reflections for a Confucian critique of global capitalism / Sor-hoon TAN
  • Confucianism as an antidote for the liberal self-centeredness: a dialogue between Confucianism and liberalism / LEE Seung-Hwan
  • Toward religious harmon: a Confucian contribution / Peter Y.J. WONG
  • The Special District of Confucian Culture, the Amish community and Confucian pre-Qin political heritage / ZHANG Xianglong
  • Why speak of "East Asian Confucianisms"? / Chun-chieh HUANG
  • The formation and limitations of modern Japanese Confucianism: Confucianism for the nation and Confucianism for the people / NAKAJIMA Takahiro
  • Historical and cultural features of Confucianism in East Asia / CHEN Lai
  • Animism and spiritualism: the two origins of life in Confucianism / OGURA Kizo
  • The noble person and the revolutionary: living with Confucian values in contemporary Vietnam / NGUYEN Nam
  • The ethics of contingency, Yinyang / Heisook KIM
  • Zhong in the Analects with insights into loyalty / Winnie SUNG
  • Whither Confucius? Whither philosophy? / Michael NYLAN
  • Euro-Japanese universalism, Korean Confucianism, and aesthetic communities / Wonsuk CHANG
  • State power and the Confucian classics: observations on the Mengzi jiewen and truth management under the first Ming emperor / Bernhard FUEHRER
  • Striving for democracy: Confucian political philosophy in the Ming and Qing dynasties / WU Genyou.
In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world's economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges. When searching for resources to respond to the world's problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single actors pursuing their own self-interests in competition or collaboration with other players. As is now widely appreciated, Confucian culture celebrates the relational values of deference and interdependence-that is, relationally constituted persons are understood as embedded in and nurtured by unique, transactional patterns of relations. This is a concept of person that contrasts starkly with the discrete, self-determining individual, an artifact of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western European approaches to modernization that has become closely associated with liberal democracy.Examining the meaning and value of Confucianism in the twenty-first century, the contributors-leading scholars from universities around the world-wrestle with several key questions: What are Confucian values within the context of the disparate cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam? What is their current significance? What are the limits and historical failings of Confucianism and how are these to be critically addressed? How must Confucian culture be reformed if it is to become relevant as an international resource for positive change? Their answers vary, but all agree that only a vital and critical Confucianism will have relevance for an emerging world cultural order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824872588 20171211
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
In northern Nigeria, high levels of ethnic diversity have coincided with acute polarization between Muslims and Christians, increasingly fuelling violent conflict. The climate of insecurity threatens northern Nigeria's development, accentuates the inequalities between it and the rest of the country, and undermines the attempt to stabilize democracy in the country. Externally, fears have also been expressed that Islamist movements in northern Nigeria form part of a wider network constituting a threat to global peace and security. Refuting a "clash of civilizations" between Muslims and Christians, the authors of this new study highlight the multiplicity of Muslim and Christian groups contending for influence and relevance, and the doctrinal, political and historical drivers of conflict and violence between and within them. They analyse three of the most contentious issues: the conflicts in Jos; the Boko Haram insurgency; and the challenges of legal pluralism posed by the declaration of full Sharia law in 12 Muslim majority states. Finally, they suggest appropriate and effective policy responses at local, national and international levels, discussing the importance of informal institutions as avenues for peace-building and the complementarities between local and national dynamics in the search for peace. Abdul Raufu Mustapha is Associate Professor in African Politics, University of Oxford. David Ehrhardt is Assistant Professor of International Development at Leiden University College. Companion volume: Sects & Social Disorder: Muslim Identities & Conflict in Northern Nigeria edited by Abdul Raufu Mustapha, (James Currey 2014) Nigeria: Premium Times Books.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847011060 20180403
Green Library
xiv, 128 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Series Editor's Preface Preface 1. Towards a Cognitive Science that Doesn't Alienate Everyone Except Cognitive Scientists 2. Seriously, Culture and Language Need to be Taken Seriously 3. Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater I: Development of Religious Belief 4. Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater II: Evolution and Experience 5. On Being Good Researchers 6. Does Reality and/or God Exist... Or Not? Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138219397 20180129
Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion is the first book to bring together cultural psychology and the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Containing much-needed discussion of how good research should do more than simply follow methodological prescriptions, this thought-provoking and original book outlines the ways in which CSR can be used to study everyday religious belief without sacrificing psychological science. Cresswell's pragmatist approach expands CSR in aã radically new direction. The author shows how language and culture can be integrated within CSR in order to achieve an alternative ontogenetic and phylogenetic approach to cognition, and argues that a view of cognition that is not based on modularity, but on the dynamic connection between an organism and its milieu, can lead to a view of evolution that makes much more room for the constitutive role of culture in cognition. As a provocative attempt to persuade researchers to engage with religious communities more directly, the book should be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students, as well as psychologists interested in the cognitive science of religion, theological anthropology, religious studies and cultural anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138219397 20180129
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
In particular, Donna Haraway argued in her famous 1991 'Cyborg Manifesto' that people, since they are so often now detached and separated from nature, have themselves evolved into cyborgs. This striking idea has had considerable influence within critical theory, cultural studies and even science fiction (where it has surfaced, for example, in the Terminator films and in the Borg of the Star Trek franchise). But it is a notion that has had much less currency in theology. In his innovative new book, Scott Midson boldly argues that the deeper nuances of Haraway's and the cyborg idea can similarly rejuvenate theology, mythology and anthropology. Challenging the damaging anthropocentrism directed towards nature and the non-human in our society, the author reveals - through an imaginative reading of the myth of Eden - how it is now possible for humanity to be at one with the natural world even as it vigorously pursues novel, 'post-human', technologies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784537876 20180115
Green Library
xvi, 363 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
xvi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Introduction--Blue Candle : insight and concentration
  • Brown candle : history and origins of the cult
  • White candle : beliefs and practices
  • Black candle : protection and harm
  • Red candle : love and passion
  • Gold candle : prosperity and abundance
  • Purple candle : healing
  • Green candle : law and justice
  • Conclusion--Seven-color candle : multiple miracles.
R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Latin Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Devotees believe the Bony Lady (as she is affectionately called) to be the fastest and most effective miracle worker, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell those of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, two other giants of Mexican religiosity. In particular, Chesnut shows Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of drug traffickers, playing an important role as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA agents and Mexican police often find her altars in the safe houses of drug smugglers. Yet Saint Death plays other important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love doctor, money-maker, lawyer, and angel of death. She has become without doubt one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190633332 20171127
Green Library
286 pages ; 24 cm
  • In the beginning
  • The irrational nature of God
  • Divine wrath
  • Divine genocide
  • God's Apocalyptic fever
  • God's wake-up call
  • The return of wisdom
  • God's PTSD and other afflictions
  • From trauma to redemption
  • In the middle
  • The flowering of wisdom
  • The kingdom of God within
  • The face that is everywhere
  • The rock of the self
  • And in the endlessness
  • The splendor of absolute nothingness
  • The Incarnation that is always happening
  • The beloved
  • Reframing the problem of evil
  • God's journey as a metaphor of our own
  • God in the Hebrew Bible vs. the Old Testament
  • Why was nothingness first discovered in the east?
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxv, 681 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
In the present work, the first of its kind in the field of Indian philology, Marc Tiefenauer outlines the history of representations of hell in Indian religious traditions. His study is based on primary sources in Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhamagadhi, Chinese, Braj, Persian and Hindi, extending over three millennia. He identifies the main ideological contributions to Brahmanical representations of the afterlife, particularly those stemming from Buddhism, Jainism, devotional currents (Bhakti) and Islam. He shows the utility of eschatological research to hermeneutics, especially in view of improving the understanding of the literatures of ancient India.
Green Library
x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Are bacteria sentient?
  • Life, death, and sacrifice
  • How did life begin?
  • Altitude and attitude
  • Ecology and Karma
  • Are humans inherently good?
  • Meditation and the "new" diseases
  • Beyond science and religion.
Eight years ago, in an unprecedented intellectual endeavor, the Dalai Lama invited Emory University to integrate modern science into the education of the thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns in exile in India. This project, the Emory Tibet Science Initiative, became the first major change in the monastic curriculum in six centuries. Eight years in, the results are transformative. The singular backdrop of teaching science to Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns offered provocative insights into how science and religion can work together to enrich each other, as well as to shed light on life and what it means to be a thinking, biological human. In The Enlightened Gene, Emory University Professor Dr. Arri Eisen, together with monk Geshe Yungdrung Konchok explore the striking ways in which the integration of Buddhism with cutting-edge discoveries in the biological sciences can change our understanding of life and how we live it. What this book discovers along the way will fundamentally change the way you think. Are humans inherently good? Where does compassion come from? Is death essential for life? Is experience inherited? These questions have occupied philosophers, religious thinkers and scientists since the dawn of civilization, but in today's political discourse, much of the dialogue surrounding them and larger issues-such as climate change, abortion, genetically modified organisms, and evolution-are often framed as a dichotomy of science versus spirituality. Strikingly, many of new biological discoveries-such as the millions of microbes that we now know live together as part of each of us, the connections between those microbes and our immune systems, the nature of our genomes and how they respond to the environment, and how this response might be passed to future generations-can actually be read as moving science closer to spiritual concepts, rather than further away. The Enlightened Gene opens up and lays a foundation for serious conversations, integrating science and spirit in tackling life's big questions. Each chapter integrates Buddhism and biology and uses striking examples of how doing so changes our understanding of life and how we lead it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781512600001 20171204
Green Library