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- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
This book is a revealing and insightful study about Gods and Goddesses (Abosom) as key to unlocking the mystery of the human being. Thus, this book will be of interest to Africanists, African Americanists, those interested in black spirituality and hermeneutics, cultural anthropologists, and scholars of religion and theology. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00
According to Gallup polls, more than 40 percent of Americans report having had a profound religious experience or awakening that changed the direction of their life. What are the potential mental, spiritual, and even physical benefits of following the calling to take a particular path in life? This standout book addresses the full range of calling... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 194.00
Why is human suffering and the existence of evil part of the human experience? How does religious doctrine establish one's identity? In what ways does religion interact with and shape the social order? This thought-provoking work ponders these questions and explores the concept of religion from various perspectives: as a tool for self and community-based... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 22.99
The attempt to identify the emotional sources of religion goes back to antiquity. In an exploration that bridges science and spirituality, Robert C. Fuller makes the convincing case that a sense of wonder is a principal source of humanity's belief in the existence of an unseen order of life. Like no other emotion, Fuller argues, wonder prompts us to... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 73.00
At a conference in 2013, Gloria Steinem noted that religion is the "biggest problem" facing feminism today. In this insightful volume, a team of researchers, psychologists, and religious leaders led by editors Michele A. Paludi and J. Harold Ellens supply their expertise and informed opinions to examine the problems, spur understanding, and pose solutions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Originally published in 1985, this distinguished and constructive critique of modern culture introduced into our language a brand-new term, ?PN?, standing for ?psychic nutrition?, which at the time promised to become a household expression. Drawing on his first-hand knowledge of oriental civilizations; on discoveries of Jung, especially his concept... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
Around the world and throughout history, in cultures as diverse as ancient Mesopotamia and modern America, human beings have been compelled by belief in gods and developed complex religions around them. But why? What makes belief in supernatural beings so widespread? And why are the gods of so many different people so similar in nature? This provocative... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69
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...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07
The cognitive science of religion is a rapidly growing field whose practitioners apply insights from advances in cognitive science in order to provide a better understanding of religious impulses, beliefs, and behaviors. In this book Ilkka Pyysi?inen shows how this methodology can profitably be used in the comparative study of beliefs about superhuman... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
Drawing on scientific research and logical argument James Jones directly confronts the claims that cognitive science can eliminate, or debunk, religion. He provides an accessibly written, persuasive account of why these claims are not convincing. more...