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  • Resounding Transcendenceby Jeffers Engelhardt; Philip Bohlman

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    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...

  • The Holocaust Across Generationsby Janet Jacobs

    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...

  • Televised Redemptionby Carolyn Moxley Rouse; John L. Jr. Jackson; Marla F. Frederick

    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...

  • Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacaraby Ben Connelly

    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...

  • Constructions of Self and Other in Yoga, Travel, and Tourismby Lori G. Beaman; Sonia Sikka

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.26

    This volume considers the phenomenon of yoga travel as an instance of a broader genre of ?spiritual travel? involving journeys to places ?elsewhere?, which are imagined to offer the possibility of profound personal transformation. These imaginings are tied up in a continued exoticization of the East, but they are not limited to that. Contributors identify... more...

  • Horror and Its Aftermathby Sally Stamper

    Fortress Press 2016; US$ 77.99

    Theological anthropology often brings psychological language and construction to bear on questions about human nature, human experience, and the contingencies of human existence before God. This volume articulates one modern trajectory of this appropriation of psychology (e.g., Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, and Tillich) as the basis for conversation with... more...

  • God's Debrisby Scott Adams

    Andrews McMeel 2013; US$ 9.99

    God's Debris is the first non- Dilbert , non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull. Imagine that  you meet a very old man who?you eventually realize?knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains... more...

  • Invitation to the Psychology of Religion, Third Editionby Raymond F. Paloutzian

    Guilford Publications 2016; US$ 50.00

    The leading undergraduate psychology of religion text, this engaging book synthesizes cutting-edge theories and findings into an accessible account enlivened by personal reflections and contemporary examples. Raymond F. Paloutzian offers an authoritative overview of basic science; experiential, developmental, personality, and sociocultural dimensions... more...

  • Supernatural Agentsby Iikka Pyysiainen

    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 Pyysiäinen shows how this methodology can profitably be used in the comparative study of beliefs about superhuman... more...

  • Can Science Explain Religion?by James W. Jones

    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...