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  • Sacred Suicideby James R. Lewis; Carole M. Cusack

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass suicide, such as the mass suicide of the... more...

  • Mind, Morality and Magicby Istvan Czachesz; Risto Uro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The cognitive science of religion that has emerged over the last twenty years is a multidisciplinary field that often challenges established theories in anthropology and comparative religion. This new approach raises many questions for biblical studies as well. What are the cross-cultural cognitive mechanisms which explain the transmission of biblical... more...

  • Sensible Religionby Christopher Lewis; Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The validity of the religious quest is defended across faiths. Yet it is not only the quest, but also the way in which religions have developed which is of central significance. Their committed followers live ordinary lives in the mainstream of the world, working out their faith in relation to life. In Sensible Religion, leading thinkers in world religions... more...

  • Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosityby Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Is religion to blame for deadly conflicts? Should religious behaviour be credited more often for acts of charity and altruism? In what ways are religious and ?spiritual? ideas, practices and identities surviving and changing as religion loses its political power in those parts of the world which are experiencing increasing secularization? Written... more...

  • The Divine Art of Dyingby Karen Speerstra; Herbert Anderson; Ira Byock M.D.

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 18.95

    The Divine Art of Dying explores the unique moment when seriously ill people choose to turn toward death. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, it provides a well-integrated look at the spiritual dimensions of living fully when death is near. Filled with insights from the world?s great wisdom traditions along... more...

  • Religion in der globalen Moderneby Hans Schelkshorn; Friedrich Wolfram; Rudolf Langthaler

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 42.09

    Biographische InformationenProf. Dr. Rudolf Langthaler lehrt Philosophie am Institut für Christliche Philosophie an der Universität Wien. Prof. DDr. Hans Schelkshorn ist Professor am Institut für Christliche Philosophie der Universität Wien. Dr. Friedrich Wolfram ist ehem. Generalsekretär des Forum Zeit und Glaube (KAV Wien). ReiheReligion and Transformation... more...

  • Religious Pluralismby Giuseppe Giordan; Enzo Pace

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume illustrates both theoretically and empirically the differences between religious diversity and religious pluralism. It highlights how the factual situation of cultural and religious diversity may lead to individual, social and political choices of organized and recognized pluralism. In the process, both individual and collective identities... more...

  • Scepticism, Relativism, and Religious Knowledgeby Michael G. Harvey

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00

    Scepticism, Relativism, and Religious Knowledge' shows where responses to scepticism and relativism by Karl Barth and Reformed epistemology have led to impasses, and reconstructs their insights in a robust response that does not depend on making excessive claims about our epistemic capacities. This response is based on a nuanced conception of the... more...

  • Religionsphilosophie und ontologisches Wahrheitsverständnis bei Walter F. Otto (1874-1958)by Frank Schulz-Nieswandt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 21.15

    Walter F. Otto (1874-1958) ist eine kontroverse Gestalt in der Erforschung der altgriechischen Religion. Erst im Lichte differenzierter Auffassungen von Wahrheit (epistemische Wahrheit: wissenschaftliche Richtigkeit einerseits, ontologische Wahrheit: Daseinsgestaltqualität andererseits) wird seine ganze Relevanz verständlich. Die strukturalistisch... more...