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- 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 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...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49
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 2015; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09
Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico offers an exploration of miracles, petitionary devotion, and ex votos, based on extensive fieldwork in Guanajuato, Jalisco, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, 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 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...
- 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...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.29
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...