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- University of California Press 2008; US$ 28.95
Although outlawed in many states, serpent handling remains an active religious practice?and one that is far more stereotyped than understood. Ralph W. Hood, Jr. and W. Paul Williamson have spent fifteen years touring serpent-handling churches in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, conducting scores of interviews... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 60.75
The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) model of religious orientation is introduced and the results from a series of model testing experiments are reviewed. The CRC model was developed through a series of studies in the United States and Romania and was created in an effort to reduce the theoretical and empirical difficulties associated with... more...
- NYU Press 2008; US$ 69.00
What does it mean to live out the theology presented in the Great Commandment to love God above all and to love your neighbor as yourself? In Blood and Fire , Poloma and Hood explore how understandings of godly love function to empower believers. Though godly love may begin as a perceived relationship between God and a person, it is made... more...
- Guilford Publications 2009; US$ 99.00
Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive psychology of religion text. The authors synthesize classic and contemporary empirical research on numerous different religious groups. Coverage includes religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; links between religion... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 56.02
This book presents case studies and empirical data of a phenomenon which increasingly gains popularity in Western societies: deconversion. There is, the authors argue, no better word than deconversion to describe processes of disengagement from religious orientations because these have much in common with conversion. Termination of membership may eventually... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 2010; US$ 74.99
Psychoanalysis and Theism starts with a critique of psychoanalysis and its application to religion which, surprisingly, ends up expressing enthusiastic support for some classical psychoanalytic ideas. Following this essay by Adolf Grünbaum, one of the world's leading philosophers of science, nine senior scholars offer their own critical reflections... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 84.99
This book offers new theological and social scientific perspectives on impediments to the experience and expression of the Christian Great Commandment (to love God and love neighbor as self), as well as possible solutions for overcoming these barriers. Drawing on scholarship that has emerged from a unique interdisciplinary research project focused... more...