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- Howard Books 2015; US$ 14.99
In this mind-bending exploration of traditional Christianity, firebrand Peter Rollins turns the tables on conventional wisdom, offering a fresh perspective focused on a life filled with love. Peter Rollins knows one magic trick?now, make sure you watch closely. It has three parts: the Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige. In Divine Magician , each... more...
- See Sharp Press 2014; US$ 8.99
Part memoir, part analytical work, this treatise details Robert Bridgstock?s life as an active Mormon, his struggles with his faith, his submerging of such doubts for the sake of keeping peace with his devout family, and his eventual departure from the Church due to the abuse he suffered. After joining the Mormon Church at the age of 18, Bridgstock... more...
Seeking the Sacred with Psychoactive Substances: Chemical Paths to Spirituality and to God [2 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00
The first of its kind, this intriguing two-volume set objectively reports on and assesses this modern psycho-social movement in world culture: the constructive medical use of entheogens and related mind-altering substances. Covering the use of substances such as ayahuasca, cannabis, LSD, peyote, and psilocybin, the work seeks to illuminate the topic... more...
- Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
This book examines conversion stories as told by people who have actually undergone a conversion experience, including experiences of apostasy. The stories reveal that there is not just one "conversion story." Scot McKnight and Hauna Ondrey show that "conversion theory" helps explain why some people walk away from one religion, often to another, very... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99
The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs examines how and why Jewish, Christian, and Muslim fundamentalists defend their belief in the divine authorship of the Bible and the Koran against evidence to the contrary from scholarship and science, and the harmful and dangerous consequences of their beliefs. more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 30.99
In Families and Faith , Vern Bengtson examines how religion is--or is not--passed down from one generation to the next. Armed with unprecedented data collected over more than four decades from more than 2400 individuals, Bengtson offers remarkable insight into American religion over the course of several decades. more...
- NYU Press 2017; US$ 29.75
When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942, he rejected the racial categories presented to him and persuaded the registrar to cross out the check mark she had placed next to Negro and substitute ?Ethiopian Hebrew.? ?God did not make us Negroes,? declared religious leaders in black communities of the early twentieth-century... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99
Do you believe in God? Nine out of ten Americans unhesitatingly answer yes. But for Douglas Porpora, the real questions begin where pollsters leave off. What, he asks, does religious belief actually mean in our lives? Does it shape our identities and our actions? Or, despite our professions of faith, are we morally adrift? Landscapes of the Soul... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 21.99
Born to Believe was previously published in hardcover as Why We Believe What We Believe . Prayer...meditation...speaking in tongues. What do these spiritual activities share and how do they differ? Why do some people believe in God, while others embrace atheism? From the ordinary to the extraordinary, beliefs give meaning to the mysteries of... more...