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  • Supernatural Agentsby Iikka Pyysiainen

    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...

  • Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexicoby Frank Graziano

    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...

  • Resounding Transcendenceby Jeffers Engelhardt; Philip Bohlman

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Wisdom of Wildernessby Gerald G. May

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Islam, Modernity, and the Human Sciencesby Ali Zaidi

    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...

  • The Future of an Illusionby Sigmund Freud

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 7.98

    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...

  • The Positive Thinkersby Donald Meyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 5.95

    The subject of Professor Meyer's superb study concerns the dissolution of the Protestant ethic, its relationship to a general failure of nerve within the American community, and the consequent rise of a pseudo-theology in the guise of a pseudo-psychology, as reflected through the work of certain "mind-cure" practitioners, from Mary Baker Eddy to Norman... more...

  • Understanding The Muslim Mindby Rajmohan Gandhi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 16.98

    A fascinating account of the Muslims in twentieth-century India, Pakistan and Bangladesh through his biographical sketches of eight prominent Muslims? Sayyid Ahmed Khan (1817-1898), Fazlul Haq (1873-1962), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948), Muhammad Iqbal (1876-1938), Muhammad Ali (1878-1931), Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), Liaqat Ali Khan (1895-1951)... more...