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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Religion and Emotionby John Corrigan

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    Over the past decade the academic study of emotion has developed very substantially across a number of disciplines, including religious studies. This anthology is the first collection of recent papers addressing the topic of religion and emotion. The selected pieces-each a foundational essay in this rapidly evolving field-examine attitudes toward and... 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...

  • Beyond Revengeby Michael McCullough

    Wiley 2008; US$ 24.95

    Why is revenge such a pervasive and destructive problem? How can we create a future in which revenge is less common and forgiveness is more common? Psychologist Michael McCullough argues that the key to a more forgiving, less vengeful world is to understand the evolutionary forces that gave rise to these intimately human instincts and the social forces... more...

  • Spiritual Evolutionby George Vaillant

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.99

    In our current era of holy terror, passionate faith has come to seem like a present danger. Writers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens have been happy to throw the baby out with the bathwater and declare that the danger is in religion itself. God, Hitchens writes, is not great. But man, according to George E. Vaillant, M.D.,... more...

  • The Sabbath Worldby Judith Shulevitz

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a The Sabbath World  discussion guide. What is the Sabbath, anyway? The holy day of rest? The first effort to protect the rights of workers? A smart way to manage stress in a world in which computers never get turned off and work never comes to an end? Or simply an oppressive, outmoded rite? In  The Sabbath World, Judith... more...