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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Religion and spirituality are being transformed in our late modern and secularising times. New forms of belief proliferate, often notable for not being limited to traditional systems of reference or expression. Increasingly, these new religions present worldviews which draw directly upon popular culture - or occulture - in fiction, film, art and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95
One of the most resilient ideas about societal development after World War II was that nations would inevitably secularise as they modernised. However, as we come to the end of the 'secular' twentieth century, it is obvious that religion continues to be an important factor in politics around the world. The author examines the continuing importance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 23.95
Progressive, modern societies hold the promise of the triumph of reason and the banishing of primitive, religious impulses to a bygone age. If this statement is orthodoxy to much of Western liberal thought, then Gordon Lynch's On the Sacred is heresy. Challenging the myth of the idealized rational society, Lynch argues that emotionally-charged forms... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.96
Dieses neue Buch beginnt dort, wo das vorherige Buch, "Zero Limits", endete. "Zero Limits" prasentierte einen einmaligen Selbsthilferatgeber, welcher gestressten, uberarbeiteten Menschen half, Hindernisse in ihrem Leben zu uberwinden und ihre Ziele zu erreichen. Es war das erste Buch, welches die uralte hawaiianische Heilmethode Ho'oponopono erklarte,... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 100.39
This book explores one of the central questions that has haunted husbands and wives and lovers over the millennia of history: What kind of afterlife might they expect for their love once one or both of them have died? Focusing on the evolution of ideas about posthumous love within medieval and early modern Europe, the book includes many... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
In Paris in the autumn of 1989 three Muslim girls, observing their own religious custom, went to school wearing Muslim headscarves. The ensuing political storm, which continued unabated into 1990, has brought sharply into focus one of the fundamental questions related to Western democracy: the nature of the relationship between religion and the state.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 21.95
In "Faith", the theologian Theo Hobson explores the notion of faith and the role it plays in our lives. He unpacks the concept to ask whether faith is dependent on religion or whether it is also a general secular phenomenon. In exploring this question Hobson ranges widely over theology, philosophy, politics and psychology and engages with the writings... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
Nature religions look to rivers, lakes and oceans for inspiration and spiritual transformation. 'Deep Blue' brings together the work of influential scholars in the field of nature religion, ranging across anthropology, mythology, sociology and psychology. The essays examine the interrelationship between spiritual practice, critical thinking, and environmental... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
The act of converting people to certain beliefs or values is highly controversial in today's postcolonial, multicultural world. Proselytization has been viewed by some as an aggressive act of political domination. 'Proselytization Revisited' offers a comprehensive overview of the many arguments for and against proselytization in different regions and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
The Apocalypse or end times are a recurrent theme within contemporary popular culture. 'The End All Around Us' presents a wide-ranging exploration of the influence of the apocalypse within art, literature, music and film. The essays draw on representations of the apocalypse in heavy metal music, science fiction, disaster movies and anime. The book... more...