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HERDER Rights Catalogue

Autumn 2010 Dear colleagues, VERLAG HERDER is delighted to present its new RIGHTS GUIDE for Autumn 2010. In our new autumn programme you will find many interesting and exciting books to complement your existing stock. Leading standard works in the theology section, educational books dealing with topical issues, counselling books on a variety of subjects, as well as beautiful gift books. Please read the synopses to find out more about this great collection. VERLAG HERDER holds full rights to all the enclosed titles. If you are interested in any of our titles, or would like to receive more information on specific books, please contact us. We will be pleased to assist. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we will be attending FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR (06th – 10th October 2010 – Hall 3.1 E 173). We look forward to seeing you there. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an appointment. Feel also free to visit our web site for further information on our books. You can find us at Sincerely,

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Religion / Theology




Parenting / Education


Religion / Spirituality

Pulsfort, Ernst

Fiedrowicz, Michael

Kasper, Walter

Striet, Magnus

Herder's new atlas of world religions

Handbook of Patristics

The relationship between absoluteness and and history

Radical contingent

Herders neuer Atlas der Religionen This atlas contains over 120 maps, charts and diagrams covering the whole spectrum of world religions. Historical information and commentaries on the different religions provide a detailed overview, particularly on areas of religious conflict and areas of mixed religions. Also included is information on religious teaching, religious history, secularisation, atheism as well as an overview of the administrative areas of the Catholic Church. 21,0 x 28,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32830-5

Handbuch der Patristik This book contains 800 excerpts from Greek, Latin and Syrian authors, as well as early Christian councils, providing a differentiated and facetted image of religious thought in the the Early church. Short introductions, explanatory comments, comprehensive bibliographies, as well as an index of names and subjects make this a unique reference book. 15,1 x 22,7 cm, 688 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-31293-9 July 2010

Das Absolute in der Geschichte In his habilitation thesis published in 1965 Walter Kasper pleads for a revival of dialogue between idealistic thought and theology, essential for an understanding of theology in the 20th century. At the heart of his attempt to revive idealistic thought in theology is the theme of "Altersphilosophie" by Schelling - "the relationship of absoluteness and history". Kasper's interpretation is Christ centric. 13,9 x 21,4 cm, 496 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30602-0

Radikale Kontingenz From a theological point of view, what is, is, because God willed it. How is this (contingent) understanding compatible with evolutionary knowledge? How can the two different concepts of creation co-exist? Can the concept of an Almighty God prevail in a world increasingly influenced by scientific thought? What role does faith play? 13,5 x 21,5 cm, 200 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-27073-4 October 2010

November 2010

June 2010

Demel, Sabine

Bausenhart, Guido

Handbook on Ecclesiastical Law

Introduction to theology

Handbuch Kirchenrecht

Einführung in die Theologie

Forget the cliché of a dusty old book lying in the corner. This new revised handbook on ecclesiastical law deals with central themes for daily use. Sabine Demel includes topical issues such as freedom of opinion, the significance of celibacy, as well as providing insight into ecclesiastical law and respective offices. An important and up-to-date work for students and laity.

Guido Bausenhart explains the characteristics of theological studies, encompassing testimonies of faith and experiences that pertain thereto, the threefold function of theology which is clarifying, critical and constructive. This book conveys how theological statements arose and their claim to truth. A basic introduction to theology and its methods. An essential book for students of theology and those interested in theology

15,1 x 22,7 cm, 688 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30389-0 June 2010

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 380 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-29609-3 October 2010

Frankemölle, Hubert / Wohlmuth, Josef (Editors.)

Schmeller, Thomas / Ebner, Martin / Hoppe, Rudolf (Editors.)

The Salvation of others for Jews and Christians

New Testament offices in context

Das Heil der Anderen bei Juden und Christen

Neutestamentliche Ämtermodelle im Kontext

The amendment of the Good Friday prayer for the Jews, published 5.2.2008 by Pope Benedict, provoked intens discussion. It was regarded by some as a return to supersessionist theology. This book examines the pros and contras of this discussion, evaluating the hermeneutic, theological and systematic arguments in an attempt to reach a new relationship between Jews and Christians.

This book examines leading roles in the church in a wider context. The selected texts examine different writings from the New Testament, particularly regarding the role of women. They compare these with findings in the early Roman Empire, draw links to specific situations of conflict in the church's history and examine systematic, theological implications.

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 460 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-02238-8

13,5 x 21,5 cm , 290 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-02239-5

October 2010

October 2010


Religion / Spirituality

Bründl, Jürgen

Oster, Stefan

The closeness of God

Person and transubstantiation

Gottes Nähe

Person und Transsubstantiation

The critical view of modernity adopted by the present demands a new conception of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. This book analyses modernity's experience of God's absence from a theological and philosophical perspective, and examines the effect of the Holy Spirit as an instrument through which God moves closer to us in our suffering.

Based on western thought on substance and modern thought on subject, Stefan Oster develops a "person concept", relating 'self' and 'relationship'. This leads to a better understanding of the secret of the transformation of the substance (transubstantiation) in the Eucharist and, similarly, a better understanding of oneself, the church and reality.

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 550 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32295-2

Schweitzer, Friedrich / Simojoki, Henrik / Moschner, Sara (Editors)

Religious education as a scientific subject Religionspädagogik als Wissenschaft This study presents the development of protestant and catholic religious education, based on articles in specialist magazines between 1930 and 1975. During this period religious education underwent radical changes until it found its present day form.

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 680 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32292-1

15,1 x 22,7 cm, 400 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-34535-7

September 2010

July 2010

July 2010

Unterberg, Peter (Editor)

A short introduction to Catholic Social Studies Kurze Einführung in die Katholische Soziallehre This book presents the basic elements of Catholic Social Studies: personality, subsidiarity, solidarity and common welfare. It also shows a concept of man characterised by love, freedom, justice, responsibility and trust. The second part deals with BKU's management competence (Bund Katholische Unternehmer) according to the principles of Catholic Social Studies. 13,5 x 21,5 cm, 140 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30381-4 September 2010

Chittilappilly, Paul-Chummar (Editor)

A commemorative publication for Philipp Schmitz Ethik der Lebensfelder Paul Schmit, a Jesuit and Professor of Ethics at the Phil. Theol. College St. Georgen in Frankfurt. This commemorative publication on the occasion of his 75th birthday (20.11.2010) contains writings by high-ranking specialists (FranzJosef Bormann, Klaus Demmer, Johannes Hoffmann, Peter Knauer, Friedo Ricken, Josef Schuster et al). 15,1 x 22,7 cm, 368 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-34019-2 November 2010

Mooney, Hilary A. / Ruhstorfer, Karlheinz / Tenge-Wolf, Viola (Editors)

Schönborn, Christoph Weber, Hubert Philipp (Editor)

Philipp, Thomas

Theology from the spirit of humanism

The joy of being a priest

Wie heute glauben?

Die Freude, Priester zu sein

Faith today

Peter Walter, Professor of Dogmatics and Director of the RaimundusLullus-Institute at the University of Freiburg celebrated his 60th birthday, 4th April 2010. This commemorative publications contains contributions by students and academics alike: Karl Kardinal Lehmann, Walter Kardinal Kasper et al.

The Cardinal examines various aspects of priestly calling with humour, warmth and humility: mercy, prayer, the Eucharist, mission and the significance of Mary in the life of a priest. Priests can relate to the joy and suffering, the questions and conflicts expressed in this book. It also helps the reader better understand the position of a priest within the extended family of the church.

This book provides a new approach to Christianity, concentrating primarily on the search for personal identity and Christian identity. He explores the three-fold presence of God as an incomprehensible horizon (Father), as vitality and longing (Spirit) and as a human counterpart and his word (Christ) without neglecting the problematic issues of Christianity and the church.

15,1 x 22,7 cm, 464 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30777-5

11,9 x 19,8 cm, 120 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30384-5

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 200 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32348-5

May 2010

September 2010

August 2010

Theologie aus dem Geist des Humanismus


Religion / Spirituality

Striet, Magnus (Editor)

Halík, Tomáš

Does prayer help?

Patience with God

Hilft beten?

Geduld mit Gott

Suffering and death remain an integral part of our lives. Despite supplications God does not seem to intercede. What point is there in prayer? This book examines issues relating to prayer and looks at these from different theological perspectives. A thought-provoking book on the subject of prayer 12,5 x 20,5 cm, 140 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30377-7

Amidst the current debate on faith und unbelief Tomás Halík writes on how God wishes us to persevere, to carry our doubts within us and allow them to lead us to maturity. Those who believe need patience; patience that incorporates faith, hope and love. Like Zacchaeus, we too can change our lives around by allowing Jesus' message in to our hearts. 13,5 x 21,5 cm, 220 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30382-1

October 2010

Rahner, Karl Batlogg, Andreas R. / Raffelt, Albert (Editors)

Short meditations

Why does God allow suffering?


Warum lässt uns Gott leiden? Why does God allow suffering? This is one of the most fundamental questions of human existence which one no-one can escape. Rahner's answer is characteristically frank and honest, and as such helpful and constructive. 12,0 x 19,0 cm, 80 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33086-5

Jung, Herbert / Mordhorst Ute Elisabeth

These short meditative texts express the core message of the gospel readings. Texts are available for all Sundays and feast days for the lectionaries A, B and C. These texts can be used in the respective service or as a meditative text, in bible study groups or other forms of community work. 13,5 x 21,5 cm, 240 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32818-3

August 2010 July 2010

September 2010

Raible, Wolfgang

Schwikart, Georg (Editor)

Kuhn, Jürgen / Kuhn, Detlef

Gottschalk, Andreas


I have summoned you by name

Words of hope

Intercessions for the community


Ich habe dich beim Namen gerufen


Fürbitten in der Gemeinde

Following the success of 100 short talks Wolfgang Raible presents his first volume of a series on sermons relating to set Bible texts in lectionary A for Sundays and feast days. The sermons are characterised by the charm and humour familiar to us from 100 short talks. The length of each sermon is ideal for Sunday services.

The texts, stories and poems by famous authors revolve around themes and symbols connected to baptism. They enable those less religious members of the christening party to participate more fully in the service. They also provide a valuable complement to the traditional liturgical texts. An ideal book for christenings.

77 blessings for every occasion, every circumstance, every person. Each blessing is designed for a certain group of people, situations or themes that relate to our daily lives. This book is suitable for use in services and many other aspects of community life. Blessings for every occasion.

This volume, lectionary A, concludes the series "Intercessions for the community". For each Sunday and feast day there is an opening song, an short introduction, kyrie and intercessions, all relating the appropriate Bible text. These texts, tried and proven in practice, are a great enrichment to services.

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 280 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32817-6

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32819-0

September 2010

September 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 176 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32720-9

17,0 x 24,0 cm , 168 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33330-9

July 2010 September 2010


Religion / Spirituality

Brantzen, Hubertus

Biesinger, Albert

Kuhn, Detlef / Kuhn, Jürgen

Giving love a home

Rediscovering God through children

A celebration of life – Baptism

Bode, Franz-Josef Schwerdtfeger, Nikolaus (Editors)

Lebensfest Taufe

That is what I believe

Der Liebe ein Zuhause geben A guide for couples providing thought-provoking ideas for their wedding day and beyond. 10,6 x 19,8 cm, 48 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33281-4 July 2010

Gott mit Kindern wiederfinden How can parents and teachers talk to children about God if they have so many doubts themselves? Alber Biesinger provides a practical guide for parents and teachers, helping them talk easily about God, despite their own feelings of insecurity. Events from day to day life interpreted in a religious context. 10,6 x 19,8 cm, 48 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32824-4

The miracle maker - the truth about Jesus Der Wundertäter – Die Wahrheit über Jesus Klaus Berger, a well-known bible expert examines the miracles of Jesus, revealing interesting details. What significance did the miracles have for the early Christians? Could Jesus really walk on water? What about the scientific facts? A fascinating book that addresses the issue of truth and brings us closer to Jesus of Nazareth. 13,5 x 21,5 cm, 260 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33200-5 November 2010

Das glaube ich The bishops of the Youth Commission of the German Bishops' Conference reply in twelve short catecheses to central questions of faith posed by young people. Young people discussed the bishops' statements in workshops and took a leading role in the layout of this book. The result is an authentic book for and by young people. An ideal gift for confirmees.

14,8 x 21,0 cm, 64 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-34400-8

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 144 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32888-6

July 2010

August 2010

Rauchhaupt, Ulf von Spreckelsen, Tilman

Steindl-Rast, David

Löffler, Katrin


A hundred saints

Saints for those in a hurry


Hundert Heilige entdecken und erkennen

July 2010

Berger, Klaus

A guide for parents and godparents actively participating in the planning and service of baptism for their child. This book provides information on the liturgy, songs and texts, short talks, intercessions, thoughts and prayers for a contemporary, spiritual approach to baptism. It is also an ideal basis for priests and spiritual carers in preparation for their talks with parents and godparents

Heilige für Eilige Saints are more helpful that we think – and more human too. This book humorously presents 100 short portraits of famous and interesting personalities with halos. Delightful illustrations from A like Albert to Z like Zosimus put saints in perspective, much to the delight of the reader. 10,3 x 15,0 cm, 208 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06258-2 September 2010

The original Apostolic Creed consists of only 77 words. It reveals a universal message of trust, compassion, peace, love and understanding. David Steindl-Rast discovers a deeper faith in the creed that is rooted and grounded in universal human experience and unites all people. He appeals for renewal and unity. A great book that draws us to our spiritual roots and to healing truth. 12,5 x 20,5 cm, 240 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30356-2 September 2010

Karin Löffler presents 100 well-known saints commonly seen in churches and museums, paintings and works of art. There is a colourful full page picture as well as information on the life and work of the saints. Also included is information on names days and the calendar of saints, together with information on distinctive artistic features. A pocket size book to read at home or on your travels. 12,0 x 19,0 cm, 248 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32503-8 October 2010


Religion / Spirituality


Teresa von Avila Dobhan, Ulrich / Peeters, Elisabeth (Editors)


Send me a few pigeons

Gänswein, Georg / Lohmann, Martin (Editors)

A well-founded and easily understandable introduction to the catholic faith. 56 short articles written by priests and lay people provide information on the church, the community, faith, church services, the ecclesiastic year, the bible and day to day life. A colourful picture of historical cultural interest introduces each chapter. Also included is an overview of important catholic addresses and a comprehensive index. 13,8 x 20,8 cm, 288 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33208-1

Schicken Sie mir doch ein paar Täubchen Teresa of Ávila's letters bear witness to her untiring efforts and prophetic thought. They throw light on this amazing woman who left a lasting impression on society. This book contains the first 150 of a total of 480 letters. Two other volumes are planned. 12,0 x 19,0 cm, 656 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06223-0

Altmann, Petra

Schridde, Katharina

Discovering silence

The ordinary and the special

Aufbruch in die Stille

Alltag und Fest

The well-known journalist Petra Altmann presents simple meditative relaxation exercises. She draws on the rich experience of monasteries and famous founders of orders. Petra Altmann takes a closer look at the relevance of monastic traditions today.

Why do we celebrate Christmas in December? Why do we associate different things with the morning than with the evening? What schedules and rituals help shape our lives? Katharina Schridde, a protestant nun, shows how the ordinary and the special events in our lives, determine the rhythm of life.

10,3 x 15,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06250-6 September 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06096-0 September 2010

June 2010

August 2010

Müller, Wunibald

Kehl, Medard

Guilt and forgiveness


Schwarz, Andrea Sander, Ulrich (Editor)

Schuld und Vergebung


Colourful thread through life

Wrestling with God in times of AIDS

The Christian faith takes life in all its different facets very seriously. Guilt and failure are part and parcel of this. Wunibald Müller examines these fundamental human experiences and impressively conveys the liberating response of Christianity on the basis of biblical testimonies. He illustrates how forgiveness can be granted amongst ourselves and before God.

Christianity says: the world is neither chance nor godly matter. It is Creation. Medard Kehl presents the Christian belief in Creation and answers essential questions: Why are we here? Is it all chance? Is our belief in Creation compatible with the theory of evolution? Where does evil come from? How can we preserve Creation?

Bunter Faden Leben

Ringen mit Gott in Zeiten von AIDS

Best of Andrea Schwarz! 25 years ago she began her career as a writer at Herder Verlag "Ich mag Gänseblümchen" (I like daisies) of which 325.000 copies have since been sold. Her style is unique: contemporary, passionate (but not sentimental), authentic, honest. This book is a compilation of her best texts, texts encouraging us to following our longings and enjoy life to the full.

Against the backdrop of AIDS in Africa, the author takes a closer look at the book of Job. A theoretical discussion on theodicy is inadequate. It is important to experience God's commitment to creation and life in a practical way. Those suffering should be able to speak about their fears. Carers should protect the dignity of the sufferer, understand sexuality as a gift of God and in the face of death convey that hope prevails.

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 144 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06300-8 September 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 144 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06166-0 September 2010

10,3 x 15,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-07110-2 September 2010

Tshikendwa, Ghislain

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 220 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-35002-3 October 2010



Wolf, Notker / Mühlstedt, Corinna

Schwarz, Andrea

Dyckhoff, Peter

Pfau, Ruth / Walter, Rudolf (Editor)

God is born among us

Enjoy life


To live means to begin

Mitten im Leben wird Gott geboren

Bleib dem Leben auf der Spur


Leben heißt anfangen

Abbot Primate, Notker Wolf considers the mystery of Christmas, not in the cosy corner of the living room, but in the midst of life, all around the globe. The impulses he presents originate from what he has seen and experienced on his travels. His core message is: God is born among us. Corinna Mühlstedt's puts these thoughts into words in the form of 24 meditations.

At the age of 55 some people start thinking about retirement, but not Andrea Schwarz. She is embarking on a new adventure and will be moving to South Africa to work on projects run by the South African Sisters of Mariannhill. This autobiographical book about her experiences in South Africa since 2009 is a revised new edition.

True stories about dying and death, leave taking and hope. Stories that touch us. Based on his many years of experience with people dying and grieving Peter Dyckhoff provides answers to questions around the subject of death.

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 210 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32326-3

July 2010

She has lived in one of the most dangerous parts of the world for over 50 years - in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ruth Pfau received the Asian Nobel Prize and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has fought incessantly for the dignity of man. Ruth Pfau, an energetic doctor and nun firmly believes in taking the initiative to change things, despite all opposition.

12,0 x 19,0, 100 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32329-4

12,5 x 20,5 cm, 280 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33145-9

10,3 x 15,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-07113-3

September 2010

September 2010

October 2010

Drechsler, Heike / Oster, Uwe A.

Ibele, Gisela

100 heavenly thoughts

Leitschuh, Marcus C. Terwitte, Bruder Paulus

Riese, Berthold

Monasteries – our heritage Das Erbe der Klöster

100 Himmlische Gedanken

Life can be so simple

Der Untergang der Sonnengötter

This richly illustrated book takes a closer look at monasteries over the centuries. The spirit they were built in and the people who lived there and still do. Monasteries are a miniature cosmos with nature, structure and order, everyday life and festivities, culture and education, community and leadership, knowledge of healing and hospitality, prayer and work, renewal and conservation.

Since writing her first book and appearing on Frank Elstner's TV show Sister Gisela has written for the readers of "Frau von heute". This book is a collection of her most popular texts: "Why I like going to the cinema" "Listen to the voice of nature". Sr. Gisela's delightful words of wisdom provide breathing space for our innermost being.

24,0 x 30,0 cm, 272 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32504-5 August 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 140 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32507-6 August 2010

So einfach kann das Leben sein

The fall of the sun gods

Life isn't perfect and doesn't have to be. Happiness and fulfilment are often closer to hand than we think. The authors rediscover old traditions and show how spirituality and faith can add substance to our lives. A creative guide for those seeking a simpler outlook on life and those wishing to add more depth to their lives.

This book discusses the history of advanced cultures in Ancient America beginning with the first immigrants and ending with ancient American cultures of today. Berthold Riese provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Maya , the Inca and the Aztecs. He also examines cultural networks and the renewed interest in Ancient America.

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 200 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33191-6

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 320 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-29986-5

August 2010

September 2010



Spilling-Nöker, Christa

Konnerth, Tania

Lammert, Norbert

Jellouschek, Hans

Heavenly cuisine

Sunshine all year round

Unity. And law. And freedom

Relationships and charms

Himmlische Küche

Sonnenschein ein ganzes Jahr

Einigkeit. Und Recht. Und Freiheit.

Beziehung und Bezauberung

365 good thoughts by author Tania Konnerth. wisdom, cheerful contemplative thoughts. the whole year round.

Twenty years ago no-one took unity and right and freedom for granted. Following the terrible reign of National Socialism and decades of separation by the erection of the wall, Germany faced a new beginning. Norbert Lammert provides inspiring analysis from various perspectives and highlights the factors that make Germany a stable and democratic state today.

Christa Spilling-Nöker introduces customs and recipes relating to Christian festivals throughout the year. She explains their historical background and presents recipes from Medieval times to the present day. Old recipes to be rediscovered, well-know recipes with a refreshing new look. A beautifully designed book with 12 recipes by celebrity chef Lea Linster.

successful Words of thoughts, Sunshine

10,3 x 15,0 cm, 224 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-07117-1 November 2010

19,0 x 26,0 cm, 240 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30206-0

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 220 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32509-0

August 2010

Fairy tales and legends reflect real life relationships. Hansel and Gretel approach life differently to Orpheus and Eurydice, Othello and Desdemona or Merlin and Viviane. Fairy tales and legends act as mirrors, helping couples recognise and understand opportunities and conflicts. An excellent book on pair therapy. 12,0 x 19,0 cm, 192 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06172-1 August 2010

August 2010

Bayern, Florian von Weisenborn, Christian

Heisig, Kirsten

Raufeisen, Thomas

Maizière, Lothar de

No more patience

Because there is something bigger

Das Ende der Geduld

The day father told us he was an East German spy

I don't want my children to have to lie any more

Der Tag, an dem uns Vater erzählte, dass er ein DDR-Spion sei

"Ich will, dass meine Kinder nicht mehr lügen müssen"

This book describes the tragic fate of a German family caught between two systems. A Stasi spy living in the FRG is exposed and flees overnight with his wife and 2 sons to the GDR. His children refuse to cooperate and life becomes unbearable. Finally the father organises their flight back to the freedom of West Germany via Hungary. The nightmare, however, continues….

Lothar de Maizière writes frankly about the months in 1990 when he helped shape history. He reports on the dramatic events before and after the fall of the wall, revealing many previously unknown facts, as well as clarifying many misunderstandings. This historically significant book sheds new light on post war history. A fascinating and highly interesting book.

Weil es etwas Größeres gibt An extraordinary story of a young man who, as Prince of Bavaria, broke away from the world of nobility and adopted the life of a Benedictine monk and found happiness in the plains of Africa amongst simple people. An impressive testimony of courage – how he started afresh has discovered a deeper meaning to life. 12,5 x 20,5 cm, 176 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-33192-3 September 2010

Juveniles committing violent crimes are increasingly younger and more violent. Many of us avoid certain parts of town, particularly at night. Parents and teachers are afraid of violence in schools, police and social workers are overstretched. Kirsten Heisig feels strongly that society needs to act firmly and quickly to fight juvenile violence. A provocative and thought-provoking book. 12,0 x 19,0 cm, 208 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30204-6 July 2010

12,5 x 20,5 cm, 200 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30345-6

August 2010 September 2010

13,5 x 21,5 cm, 320 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30355-5



Heuser, Isabella

Hartmann, Andreas

Ritter-Dausend, Dirk

Baumgarten, Helga

Alzheimer and dementia. Knowing what is true

Atlantis. Knowing what is true

Scientology. Knowing what is true

Hamas and Fatah. Knowing what is true


Hamas und Fatah

Dirk Ritter-Dausend has observed and studied the organisation of Scientology for many years. He explains and outlines in detail the structure of Scientology, its strategies, its ideology and the controversy surrounding it. He also outlines the dangers inherent in the organisation. The most important facts, well-researched and reliable information. Easy to read and understand.

Hamas and Fatah - who is behind these organisations? What are their aims? Our conception of Fatah is of a secular organisation, willing to negotiate for a peaceful settlement. Our conception of Hamas is of a radical terrorist group. Is this true? Helga Baumgarten, a recognised expert in this field, provides the facts.


Alzheimer und Demenz What is the difference between Alzheimer and Dementia and how do they differ from "normal" forgetfulness? What are the symptoms and how are they treated? Isabella Heuser provides an overview of the different forms of Alzheimer and dementia and informs the reader of causes, symptoms, progression and therapy.

Legend or reality? Is there any truth in the stories about the island of Atlantis? Historian Andreas Hartmann follows the traces of this state, shrouded in tales and legends, from it first being mentioned by Plato to the present day. 12,0 x 19,0 cm, 128 pages SBN: 978-3-451-06115-8 September 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06189-9

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06289-6

September 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06240-7 September 2010

September 2010

Kroß, Matthias

Raddatz, Fritz J.

Krause, Barbara

Irgang, Margrit



Camille Claudel – a life in stone

Wonderful imperfection

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Kurt Tucholsky

Camille Claudel – ein Leben in Stein

Wunderbare Unvollkommenheit

Wittgenstein - a cold rationalist? An entry in his diary in 1937 reads "Confession is part of new life". For Matthias Kroß it was a purification process, essential to the striving for perfectionism. Matthias Kroß' book is an exciting perspective on the life of one of the world's greatest philosophers.

In November 1917 Tucholsky got to know Mary Gerold, a young girl just turned 19 from the Baltic, in Alt-Autz. She had been sent there after the capture of Riga by the German army. A "coup de foudre". Kurt Tucholsky's life told by a Tucholsky expert.

She was the sister of the famous poet Paul Claudel, and pupil and lover of Rodin. Camille Claudel was an independent artist who got caught up in a drama of dependence and family duty, jealousy and a desperate battle for independence. This book documents the life of this unusual and passionate woman.

Life is not perfect - thank goodness! Imperfection is wonderful. The art of life is revealed in unspectacular aspects of daily life: in clarity, in equanimity and cheerfulness, rather than worrying about things and hectic activity. We need tools to help us achieve this. Margrit Irgang shows us how we can achieve wonderful imperfection. An up-dated and revised edition.

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 192 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06234-6 January 2011

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06238-4 September 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 384 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06275-9 October 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06281-0 November 2010



Eller, Carmen

Heinrichsdorff, Amelie

Binswanger, Mathias

Harder, Bernd

A year in Moscow. Day to day travel

A year in Hollywood. Day to day travel

Senseless competitions

Elvis lives!

Sinnlose Wettbewerbe

Elvis lebt!

Ein Jahr in Moskau

Ein Jahr in Hollywood

Entering the world of the Moscow underground tube station is like entering a new world with its own law - the strongest wins! During the rush hour in this town of 11 million people Darwin's theory is put into practice. A man who dared enter the station without a ticket was treated to a screeching warning signal and a slap on the thighs by two metal barriers

I've often been in Hollywood in my dreams: with George Clooney and in an open-topped car driving along the Sunset Boulevard, with Julia Roberts, walking along avenues lined with palm trees, jumping into the ocean on Malibu's beaches with a David-Hasselhoff double and of course, hand in hand with Brad Pitt admiring the sunset from Mulholland Drive.

"The more competition – the better". Artificial competition is cultivated where there is no market, e.g. science, education, health. This leads to things being produced that no-one needs. Senseless production creates more jobs, but has serious consequences on the economy and society. A phenomenon of market economy that needs to be addressed.

Stories about VIPs, pop stars, free-masons, vampires, swine flu, the end of the world etc. usually appear in several variations all with bizarre speculations and amazing facts, centred around a grain of truth. This "dictionary of suppressed truths" is a colourful collection of conspiracy theories and myths from day to day life. True, informative and highly entertaining!

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 192 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06135-6

12,0 x 19,0 cm, 192 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-06193-6

October 2010

September 2010

12,5 x 20,5 cm, 240 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30348-7 September 2010

12,0 x 19,0 cm , 192 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30196-4 August 2010



Erkert, Andrea

Sommerfeld, Sandra

Biermann, Ingrid

A compendium for starting school

Games for improving language competence. In day-care centres, nurseries and schools

A Christmas book for kindergarten

Bright ideas for autumn and winter days

Das Kindergarten-Weihnachtsbuch

Das große Ideenbuch Schulvorbereitung

Sprach-Förder-Spiele für Kita, Hort und Schule

IdeenBlitze für Herbstund Wintertage

This book contains games and activity games to develop skills and competence of school beginners. The ideas in this book can be used in kindergarten or at home. An observation chart helps assess children's readiness for school.

This book contains a variety of creative language games for children aged between 3 and 10 to help improve their speech skills. Sensory games, activity games, finger rhymes as well as relaxation and breathing exercises.

19,0 x 26,0 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32344-7

16,8 x 23,0 cm, 96 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32297-6

July 2010

July 2010

Vom Wege, Brigitte Wessel, Mechthild

This book presents a wide selection of ideas to celebrate advent and Christmas time in kindergarten. The author includes a great variety of traditional and new rituals, stories and games, etc. In addition there is also a fantastic choice of ideas for creative work, activity games, role play, sensory games as well as ideas for multi-cultural celebrations. 16,8 x 23,0 cm, 144 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32337-9

Activities for kindergarten and at home from the popular series "IdeenBlitz". Ingrid Biermann has compiled a great collection of stories, games, songs, rhymes, puzzles and creative craft ideas to make autumn really special. 16,8 x 23,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32195-5 June 2010

July 2010

Biermann, Ingrid

Walter, Gisela

Walter, Gisela

Klein, Lothar

Discover the world with Klara and the mice

Water. The elements in kindergarten

Fire. The elements in kindergarten

Talking to parents

Mit Klara und den Mäusen die Welt entdecken



What colour is water? What do rain drops sound like? Does water really taste of nothing? Children get to know more about this fascinating liquid through play, craft work and experiments. They learn how precious water is on our earth and how we all need to look after this valuable resource.

The theme of fire is a hot subject to handle in kindergarten and is particularly challenging. This book shows how it can be done! Children practise carefully how to light a match, they observe the small candle flame, build a bonfire, cook on an outdoor fire, listen to stories, sing songs and do activities related to fire. An exciting and instructive natural experience.

Klara, the popular mouse, has had babies! This practical book is ideal for children under 3. Simple finger rhymes, songs, nursery rhymes, sensory activities and activity games are all embedded in the stories about Klara and her baby mice. 16,8 x 23,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32342-3 August 2010

19,7 x 26,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32339-3 June 2010

19,7 x 26,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32338-6 June 2010

Mit Eltern sprechen What characterises constructive dialogue? What skills are required? How do specialists apply these in discussions? Lothar Klein examines these issues using examples from discussions with parents in day-care centres. This book provides useful background information, warns of possible obstacles and offers useful, practical advice. 16,8 x 23,0 cm, 96 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32343-0 August 2010



Hugoth, Matthias

Roth, Xenia

Breyhan, Halka

Zeitler, Katharina

Handbook of religious education in kindergarten and day-care centres

Handbook Educational partnership

Creative ideas for improving competence skills in schoolchildren

What do you think the world looks like?

Handbuch religiöse Bildung in Kindergarten und Kita This book contains practical knowledge for religious education in day-care centres. It provides useful, specialist advice for educators and suggests new approaches for religious education. 14,8 x 21,0 cm, 224 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32296-9 September 2010

Handbuch Bildungsund Erziehungspartnerschaft This book illustrates various aspects of cooperative work between teachers and parents. Xenia Roth places special emphasis on the professional pursuits of many families nowadays as well as on the professional approach of day-care centres to child care and, in turn, claims placed on day-care centres. 14,8 x 21,0, 224 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32336-2 September 2010

Kreative Förderideen zur Stärkung schulischer Kompetenzen This creative book provides artistic ideas to further gross and fine motor skills as well as concentration and cognitive skills in pre-school children. Creativity and imagination - a highly successful combination. 19,7 x 26,0 cm, 96 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32255-6 August 2010

Siehst Du die Welt auch so wie ich? Children ask many questions about the world and sometimes there is no simple answer. This book shows how adults and children can look at philosophical questions and learn a great deal about themselves, as well as about different perspectives and values. Central themes such as friendship, time, death, happiness, courage etc. are also discussed in greater detail. 19,7 x 26,0 cm, 112 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32352-2 July 2010

Hoffmann, Hilmar Rabe-Kleberg, Ursula Wehrmann, Ilse

Efficient day-care centres, strong children Starke Kitas – starke Kinder This book deals with the implementation of curriculum. The authors examine the processes involved and highlight the criteria for successful implementation from various perspectives. They also identify possible obstacles or difficulties. Also included are examples of best practice.

Siebner, Johannes / Mertes, Klaus

School is for pupils Schule ist für Schüler da Can teachers compensate for deficiencies at home? How can they best deal with parents who see schools merely as a stepping stone to a future career? The authors emphasize that a good school clearly separates the roles of parents and teachers and clearly defines the relationship between teachers and pupils. Freedom and trust are the prerequisites for performance, learning and personal development.

16,8 x 23,0 cm, 128 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-32355-3

12,5 x 20,5 cm, 160 pages ISBN: 978-3-451-30357-9

September 2010

September 2010

Catalog Herder Autumn2010  

Catalog of books about religion and philosophy.

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