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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00
The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble qualities but rather as an embodiment of humanity's basest vices, greed and lust, a maleficent demon who preyed on the weak and vulnerable. In The Sinister Way,... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
At the close of the twentieth century the United States was, by all accounts, among the most religious of modern Western nations. Pillars of Faith describes the diversity of tradition and the commonality of organizational strategy that characterize the more than 300,000 congregations in the United States, arguing that they provide the social bonds,... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 108.00
This work is about nothing less than Genesis 1, or human creation. Humanity, the author argues, is created within the Priestly tradition as a replacement of God's divine community; human creation marks the decisive moment that God separates himself from other gods and institutes monotheism. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 110.00
American society is culturally diverse, with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for their intrinsic interest and because they illustrate a variety of sociological concepts. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 25.95 US$ 22.32
This study contends that religion can best be understood as systematic anthropomorphism. The author offers an array of examples to show how this strategy pervades secular life and how it characterizes religious experience. more...
- Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99
Just as modern science has revolutionized our understanding of the natural world, so can it expand our understanding of the Divine.In topics as varied as astronomy and cosmology, evolution, genetic engineering, extraterrestrial life, psychology and religious experience, spirituality and medicine, and artificial intelligence, fifty key thinkers discuss... more...
- Templeton Press 1998; US$ 9.99
Editor Robert Herrmann has collected the opinions of ten scientists, all leaders in their fields, who have considered the relevance of their science to theology. The contributors bring a variety of religious experiences to the consideration of humility theology, a humble approach to our truth-seeking about God. As a physicist, Russell Stannard provides... more...
- Templeton Press 2011; US$ 19.99
Spiritual Information is a collection of one hundred essays that explore a portion of the vast interdisciplinary approaches to the study of science and religion. Individually and together, the essays show how the study of ourselves, our planet, and the universe helps us understand our place as spiritual beings within God?s universe. The book is... more...