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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
James Toth traces the life and thought of Sayyid Qutb, the Egyptian thinker and Islamist martyr branded by The New York Times Magazine as "The Philosopher of Islamic Terror." By returning to Qutb's writings, both well-known and obscure, Toth draws a complex portrait of Qutb, one that moves beyond the cartoonish descriptions of him as the evil genius... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 77.99
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$ 34.99
Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico offers an exploration of miracles, petitionary devotion, and ex votos, based on extensive fieldwork in Guanajuato, Jalisco, Quer?taro, San Luis Potos?, and Zacatecas. A sequel to Graziano's Culture of Devotion (2006), this study contributes to the fields of material religion and psychology of religion. more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99
Resounding Transcendence is a pathbreaking volume exploring how sacred music effects religious and social transitions. It covers Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist practices in Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe. Rich in ethnographic and historical detail and theoretically ambitious, Resounding Transcendence is essential to the study... more...
- NYU Press 2017; US$ 19.20
Over the last two decades, the cross-generational transmission of trauma has become an important area of research within both Holocaust studies and the more broad study of genocide. The overall findings of the research suggest that the Holocaust informs both the psychological and social development of the children of survivors who, like their parents,... more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.00
The institutional structures of white supremacy?slavery, Jim Crow laws, convict leasing, and mass incarceration?require a commonsense belief that black people lack the moral and intellectual capacities of white people. It is through this lens of belief that racial exclusions have been justified and reproduced in the United States. Televised Redemption... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99
A practical, down-to-earth guide to Vasubandhu's classic work "Thirty Verses of Consciousness Only" that can transform modern life and change how you see the world. In this down-to-earth book, Ben Connelly sure-handedly guides us through the intricacies of Yogacara and the richness of the ?Thirty Verses.? Dedicating a chapter of the book to each line... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
Outside of the city and suburbs, the natural world has a power to inspire the best and soothe the worst within each of us. It has much to teach us about the wilderness within, and about the "greater power" manifest in the sublimity of nature. In this his last work, beloved author Gerald May offers a memoir and spiritual guide which reveals the great... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Ali Zaidi discloses a largely unnoticed dialogue between Muslim and Western social thought on the search for meaning and transcendence in the human sciences. This disclosure is accomplished by a comparative reading of Muslim debates on secular knowledge on the one hand and of Western debates on the putative death of metaphysics in the human sciences... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 7.04
This investigation of religion by greatest psychoanalyst of the twentieth-century explores the role faith can take in the life of man, what it can mean to us and why as a species we are inclined towards it. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves ? and each other. They have inspired debate,... more...