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- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Despite its powerful influence on Cuban culture, Espiritismo has often been overlooked by scholars. Developing the Dead is the first in-depth exploration of contemporary Espiritismo in Cuba. Based on extensive fieldwork among religious practitioners and their clients in Havana, this book makes the surprising claim that Spiritist practices are fundamentally... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Jesuit Science and the End of Nature?s Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. The search for hidden causes lay at the heart of the early modern study of nature, and included phenomena... more...
- Echter Verlag 2015; US$ 27.71
Im Mittelpunkt des theologischen Denkens von Panagiotis Nellas (1936-1984), Christos Yannaras (*1935) und Ioannis Zizioulas (* 1931) steht das Verständnis des Menschen als Person. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die theologische Anthropologie dieser drei griechisch-orthodoxen Theologen in ihrem zeitgeschichtlichen und theologischen Kontext. In den... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This work examines public discourse during the America Revolutionary era and offers new insights into faith communication and public theology in America. The analysis is focused on the basic synthesis of faith and freedom and the religious elements in this synthesis. These elements are not tied back to Church teachings, but instead, interpreted... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99
Wu Zhao (624–705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, is the only woman to have ruled China over the course of its 5,000-year history. How did she rise to power, and why was she never overthrown? Exploring a mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries, this multifaceted history suggests that Wu Zhao drew on China?s rich pantheon of female... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Flipping convention on its head, Eric Dietrich argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. Just like spoken language, Dietrich shows that religion is an evolutionary adaptation. Science is the source of perplexing yet beautiful mysteries, however... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 31.95
Religious institutions are often engaged in influencing the beliefs and values that individuals hold. But religious groups can also challenge how people think about democracy, including the extension of equal rights and liberties regardless of viewpoint, or what is commonly called political tolerance. The essays in Religion and Political Tolerance... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 14.95
Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind-opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely-influential... more...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson Jr., MD, and Clare Aukofer offer a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected practicing psychiatrist with credentials in forensic psychiatry and evolutionary psychology, methodically investigates the components and causes... more...