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  • A Brief History of Deathby Douglas Davies

    Wiley 2008; US$ 64.95

    The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies – internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field – tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them... more...

  • Child Development, Third Editionby Douglas Davies

    Guilford Publications 2010; US$ 68.00

    This widely used practitioner resource and course text provides an engaging overview of developmental theory and research, with a focus on what practitioners need to know. The author explains how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among early relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Developmental processes of... more...

  • An Introduction to Mormonismby Douglas J. Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    An introduction to the core beliefs and theological structure of the Mormon church, first published in 2003. more...

  • Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic Oppositionby Douglas J. Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book explores Mormon theology in new ways from a scholarly non-Mormon perspective. Bringing Jesus and Satan into relationship with Joseph Smith the founding prophet, Douglas Davies shows how the Mormon 'Plan of Salvation' can be equated with mainstream Christianity's doctrine of the Trinity as a driving force of the faith. Exploring... more...

  • Bishops, Wives and Childrenby Douglas J. Davies; Mathew Guest

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Christianity as a cultural force, whether rising or falling, has seldom been analyzed through the actual processes by which tradition is transmitted, modified, embraced or rejected. This book achieves that end through a study of bishops of the Church of England, their wives and their children, to show how values fostered in the vicarage and palace... more...

  • Emotion, Identity and Deathby Douglas Davies; Chang-Won Park

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies... more...

  • Emotions and Religious Dynamicsby Douglas J. Davies; Nathaniel A. Warne

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Religious communities often select and foster certain emotions over others. Often, it is the underlying emotional pattern of a group rather than its doctrines that either divides it from, or attracts it to, others. These issues, so important in today's world, are explored in this book in a genuinely interdisciplinary way by anthropologists, psychologists,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Cremationby Douglas J. Davies; Lewis H. Mates

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 170.00

    The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation while also presenting cremation as a universal practice. This work is also an essential sourcebook for students on the growing number... more...

  • Phytochemicalsby Mark S. Meskin; Wayne R. Bidlack; Audra J. Davies; Douglas S. Lewis; R. Keith Randolph

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 199.95

    Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action is the latest volume in a highly regarded series that addresses the roles of phytochemicals in disease prevention and health promotion. The text, an ideal tool for scientists and researchers in the fields of functional foods and nutraceuticals, links diets rich in plant-derived compounds, such as fruit, vegetables... more...

  • Treating Psychosisby Andrew M. Jacobs; Jennifer Hopton; Aaron T. Beck; David Davies; Nicola P. Wright; Owen P. Kelly; Douglas Turkington

    New Harbinger Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Psychosis can be associated with a variety of mental health problems, including schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders. While traditional treatments for psychosis have emphasized medication-based strategies, evidence now suggests that individuals affected by psychosis can greatly benefit from... more...