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  • The Roots of Religionby Roger Trigg; Justin L. Barrett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The cognitive science of religion is a new discipline that looks at the roots of religious belief in the cognitive architecture of the human mind. This book deals with the philosophical and theological implications of the cognitive science of religion which grounds religious belief in human cognitive structures: religious belief is ‘natural’,... more...

  • War in Heaven/Heaven on Earthby Stephen D. O'Leary; Geln S. McGhee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The apocalypse is a motif that lies behind many religious beliefs and practices. 'War in Heaven/Heaven on Earth' theorizes the apocalyptic as it has arisen in a variety of religious traditions, from Native American religion to Islam in Northern Nigeria and new terrorist movements. Millennial theory and history are explored from the perspective of social... more...

  • The End That Doesby Cathy Gutierrez; Hillel Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Millennial movements have had a significant impact on history and lie behind many artistic and scientific views of the world. 'The End that Does' tracks the interplay of the arts, sciences, and millennial imagination across 3000 years. The volume presents essays ranging across the study of ancient ritualistic sacrifice, utopian technology and the American... more...

  • Jung's Answer to Jobby Paul Bishop

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Greeted with controversy on its publication, Answer to Job has long been neglected by many serious commentators on Jung. This book offers an intellectual and cultural context for C.G.Jung's 1952 publication. In Jung's Answer to Job: A Commentary, the author argues that such neglect is due to a failure to understand Jung's objectives in this text... more...

  • Death and Religion in a Changing Worldby Kathleen Garces-Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This comprehensive study of the intersection of death and religion offers a unique look at how religious people approach death in the twenty-first century. Previous scholarship has largely focused on traditional beliefs and paid little attention to how religious traditions evolve in relation to their changing social context. Employing a sociological... more...

  • Ultimate Devotionby Yoav Arbel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    From the first Jewish revolt against Rome in the first century CE to contemporary Islamic fanaticism, faith in the hands of religious zealots has been a powerful and often catastrophic means of enacting radical change. 'Ultimate Devotion' examines a range of religious movements across history to reveal the striking similarities in the way they emerged,... more...

  • Dumont on Religionby Ivan Strenski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Louis Dumont was a prominent anthropologist and sociologist whose work - notably on Indian society - influenced the study of religion. 'Dumont on Religion' introduces Dumont's work on kinship studies, structural theory, and his views on idealism. Subjects of particular interest to students of religion are highlighted, including Dumont's concepts of... more...

  • Religion and the Secularby Timothy Fitzgerald

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Religion has dominated colonialism since the 16th century. 'Religion and the Secular' critically examines how religion has been used to subject indigenous concepts to the needs of colonial powers. Essays present the colonial relationship from the perspective of colonized cultures - including Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Africa... more...

  • Levi-Strauss on Religionby Paul-Francois Tremlett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Levi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology', is one of the most influential thinkers of the Twentieth Century. His development of 'structuralism' - the identification of patterns of human cognition and behaviour - greatly influenced Althusser, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida. -Levi-Strauss on Religion- presents one of the only examinations of the... more...

  • Religion: Hilfe oder Hemmnis für Entwicklung?by Kenneth Mtata

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2014; US$ 26.01

    Der Niedergang der Religion in der westlichen Welt wurde oft als direkte Folge von Entwicklung gesehen, dieselben Tendenzen erwartete man bei gleichen Bedingungen auch im Globalen Süden. Der gegenwärtige Aufschwung der Religion im Globalen Süden und das wachsende Bewusstsein ihrer Bedeutung im Globalen Norden zeigen jedoch, dass Religion weiterhin... more...