Some absolutely cracking Religion & Mythology titles have come out the past in the past few weeks (and one that’s a bit older but it’s so pretty I couldn’t resist including :-)). I thought I’d line them up and show them off! You can find these titles in The Hague (ebooks in parentheses when available):
- Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World – Tim Whitmarsh. Read the Guardian‘s review here.
- Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Edition – Lao Tzu, translated by James Legge. Illustrated with “a selection of masterpieces of Chinese handscroll painting.”
- Don’t Be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master – Brad Warner. Because any Zen Buddhism book featuring Gojira on its cover deserves to be trumpeted about.
- Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion – Susan Jacoby. Listen (or read the transcript of) Susan’s visit to NPR’s “Fresh Air” here.
- The Dark Side of the Soul: An Insider’s Guide to the Web of Sin – Stephen Cherry. Read the Guardian‘s review here.
- War Music: An Account of Homer’s Iliad – Christopher Logue and Christopher Reid (ebook). A ‘radical reimagining’ of the Iliad.
- The Messenger: A Tale Retold – Kader Abdolah. Translation of the Dutch De boodschapper, Abdolah’s account of the life of Mohammad.
- Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior – Bart D. Ehrman. Because it’s a new book by Bart Ehrman, who is one of the foremost theologians today.