Religions – October 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 4, 2014|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Material culture and Asian religions: text, image, object / edited by Benjamin J. Fleming and Richard D. Mann. Objects of worship in South Asian religions: forms, practices and meanings / edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold The family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations / Carol Bakhos Unbelievable: why we believe and why we don’t / Graham Ward. Religion in development: rewriting the

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Zoroastrianism in China?

By Mary Fisk|August 20, 2014|Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Religions|0 comments

  Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Zoroastrianism#mediaviewer/File:Faravahar.png Typically Zoroastrian tombs have been discovered on the remote Pamir Plateau in the Xinjiang Uygur region of China. Archaeologists have dated these to 2500 years ago, which would make these the earliest evidence of the Zoroastrian religion so far discovered outside of the ancient Persian Empire and (if verified) raises controversial issues over the origins of the faith Click here to watch a video (in English) from CCTV

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Religions – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 3, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & Comparative Bible and cinema: an introduction / Adele Reinhartz. Thin description: ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem / John L. Jackson, Jr. First light: a history of creation myths from Gilgamesh to the God particle / G.R. Evans.  Anatheism: returning to God after God / Richard Kearney. The dynamics of coexistence in the Middle East: negotiating boundaries between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Samaritans in Palestine /

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 7, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Cyrus the Great: an ancient Iranian king / edited by Touraj Daryaee  “Thus speaks Ishtar of Arbela”: prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian period / edited by Robert P. Gordon and Hans M. Barstad. Models of Mesopotamian landscapes: how small-scale processes contributed to the growth of early civilizations / edited by T.J. Wilkinson, McGuire Gibson and Magnus Widell  Literature as politics, politics as

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Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica – November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 3, 2014|Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica|0 comments

Islam Understanding the Qur’an today / Mahmoud Hussein translated from the French by David Bond. The terrorist in search of humanity : militant Islam and global politics / Faisal Devji. Parcours de féministes musulmanes belges. De l’engagement dans l’islam aux droits des femmes? Ghaliya Djelloul. Islamic banking and finance : what it is and what it could be / editor, Tarek El Diwany Made with : the emerging alternative to

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Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica – October 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 2, 2014|Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica|0 comments

Islam Towards an Islamic enlightenment : the Gülen movement / M. Hakan Yavuz. Les Maîtres Soufis et leurs disciples, IIIe – Ve siècles de l’hégire (IXe – XIe s.) : enseignement, formation et transmission / sous la direction de Geneviève Gobillot et Jean-Jacques Thibon. Women of Sufism : a hidden treasure / selected and edited by Camille Adams Helminski. Law and piety in medieval Islam / Megan H. Reid. The

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Religions – November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 10, 2013|Religions|0 comments

The everlasting flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination / edited by Sarah Stewart [et al.]. The genesis of the bodhisattva ideal / Anālayo ; [Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg]. [also available as an e-book (open-access)] Ethnographies of doubt: faith and uncertainty in contemporary societies / edited by Mathijs Pelkmans. Death and reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: in-between bodies / Tanya Zivkovic. Angels in late ancient Christianity / Ellen Muehlberger.

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Religions – October 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 12, 2013|Religions|0 comments

e-books The genesis of the bodhisattva ideal / Anālayo ; [Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg].  [open-access e-book via University of Hamburg] The Palaeolithic origins of human burial / Paul Pettitt [e-book via ebrary] Introduction to the history of Indian Buddhism / by Eugène Burnouf; translated by Katia Buffetrille and Donald S. Lopez Jr. [e-book via ebrary] Books Les religieuses et le culte de Marduk dans le royaume de

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Religions – September 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|October 15, 2013|Religions|0 comments

e-books Sufism and society: arrangements of the mystical in the Muslim world, 1200-1800 / edited by John J. Curry and Erik S. Ohlander. [e-book from Dawsonera] Mahāyāna Buddhism: the doctrinal foundations / Paul Williams. [e-book from ebrary] Yoga traveling : bodily practice in transcultural perspective / Beatrix Hauser, editor. [e-book from Dawsonera] Zoroastrianism: an introduction / Jenny Rose. [e-book from ebrary] What the Buddha thought / Richard Gombrich. [e-book from

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Zoroastrian cuisine and the Cyrus cylinder on open-access

By Mary Fisk|August 15, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

On the occasion of its silver jubilee in 2012, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) , published online Eat, live, pray: a celebration of Zarathustri culture and cuisine. As well as being a culinary and cultural history of the Zoroastrians, the book contains 72 recipes contributed by members of the Zoroastrian diaspora community across the globe – such as Gos noo bafaat (meat in a sweet-and-sour coconut

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