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Psychology of Religion

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  • Glimpses of the Devilby M. Scott Peck

    Free Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    The legendary bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, whose books have sold over 14 million copies, reveals the amazing true story of his work as an exorcist -- kept secret for more than twenty-five years -- in two profoundly human stories of satanic possession. In the tradition of his million-copy bestseller People of the Lie:... more...

  • Religion and Mental Healthby John F. Schumaker

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 159.99

    This is an interdisciplinary collection of previously unpublished papers on the controversial relationship between religious behavior and mental health. Schumaker has assembled a distinguished international roster of contributors--sociologists and anthropologists as well as psychiatrists and psychologists of religion--representing a wide range of opinions... more...

  • Religion in Psychodynamic Perspectiveby P. W. Pruyser; H. Newton Malony; Bernard Spilka

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 149.99

    At his death in 1987, Paul W. Pruyser of the Menninger Foundation was widely recognized as one of America's foremost authorities on the psychology of religion. His book A Dynamic Psychology of Religion set the stage for creative dialogue on the subject. In this volume, two leading practitioners in the field present a compilation of Pruyser's seminal... more...

  • The Innate Capacityby Robert K. C. Forman

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 114.99

    This book is the sequel to Robert Forman's well-received collection, The Problem of Pure Consciousness (Oxford, 1990). The essays in the earlier volume argued that some mystical experiences do not seem to be formed or shaped by the language system--a thesis that stands in sharp contradistinction to deconstruction in general and to the "constructivist"... more...

  • Spiritual, but not Religiousby Robert C. Fuller

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 44.99

    Nearly 40% of all Americans have no connection with organized religion. Yet many of these people, even though they might never step inside a house of worship, live profoundly spiritual lives. But what is the nature and value of unchurched spirituality in America? Is it a recent phenomenon, a New Age fad that will soon fade, or a long-standing and essential... more...

  • The Owl, The Raven, and the Doveby G. Ronald Murphy

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    The fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm are among the best known and most widely-read stories in western literature. In recent years commentators such as Bruno Bettelheim have, usually from a psychological perspective, pondered the underlying meaning of the stories, why children are so enthralled by them, and what effect they have on the developing... more...

  • The Psychologies in Religionby PhD Stevan Lars Nielson; ABPP PhD E. Thomas Dowd

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 87.99

    Listed in Today's Books, Book Register as a "!!!Must Read" title. "This book is really a manual that every therapist should have, if he or she does not already have the knowledge and insight contained within its pages. ...Infinitely enjoyable"-- PsycCRITIQUES Religious upbringing influences people in ways that are difficult or impossible to describe;... more...

  • Divine Play, Sacred Laughter, and Spiritual Understandingby Patrick Laude

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    How tricksters, laughter, sacred clowns, and holy fools play an essential role in bridging the gap between the human and divine more...

  • Soul Snatchersby Jean-Marie Abgrall

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    Abgrall, a practicing psychiatrist and professional criminologist who won a case against the Scientologists in Europe, has spent 15 years researching cult phenomena. Well organized and readable. This book is recommended for public and academic libraries. more...

  • Death by Suburbby Dave L. Goetz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    A great number of seekers find themselves in the seemingly unreal world of the suburbs. They read spirituality books but find themselves in carpools and coaching soccer, not in monasteries. Dave Goetz, a former pastor, shows that the suburbs are a real world, but a spiritually corrosive one. The land of SUVs and soccer leagues can truly be toxic to... more...