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  • Born Believersby Justin L. Barrett

    Atria Books 2012; US$ 26.00

    Infants have a lot to make sense of in the world: Why does the sun shine and night fall; why do some objects move in response to words, while others won?t budge; who is it that looks over them and cares for them? How the developing brain grapples with these and other questions leads children, across cultures, to naturally develop a belief in a divine... more...

  • Trickster Makes This Worldby Lewis Hyde; Michael Chabon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99

    In Trickster Makes This World , Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the old stories?Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North America, among others?and then holds them up against the lives and work of more recent creators:... more...

  • Talking to the Enemyby Scott Atran

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.65

    Talking to the Enemy is an intellectually and personally courageous exploration of one of the most contentious issues of modern times. Scott Atran has spent years talking to terrorists - from Gaza and Afghanistan, to Indonesia and Europe - in order to help us understand and mitigate the rise of religious violence. Here he argues persuasively that... more...

  • The Psychology Of Awakeningby Gay Watson; Stephen Batchelor; Guy Claxton

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.32

    The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for personal and social life, are for the first time brought... more...

  • Faith Born of Seductionby Jennifer L Manlowe

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 23.80

    How do survivors of sexual and domestic violence relate to religion and to a higher power? What are the social and religious contexts that sustain and encourage eating disorders in women? How do these issues intersect? The relationship between Christian religious discourse, incest, and eating disorders reveals an important, and so far unexamined,... more...

  • Understanding Wisdomby Jr. Warren Brown

    Templeton Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The study of wisdom is challenging and thought provoking. This volume sheds light on the age-old question: What is wisdom and where does it come from? Evidence of wisdom can be seen in both perception and performance, in sacred scriptures and in brain images. An eminent group of scholars from fields as diverse as theology, philosophy, medicine,... more...

  • The Awakened Onesby Gananath Obeyesekere

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive,... more...

  • Emotions and Spirituality in Religions and Spiritual Movementsby Erika Wilson

    UPA 2012; US$ 34.99

    Applying recent psychological and neuropsychological studies of emotions, Wilson explores the role of emotions in major Eastern, Western, and primal religions, as well as in some contemporary spiritual movements. The book discusses several religions? attitudes on how to handle positive and negative emotions. more...

  • Who Dies?by Stephen Levine; Ondrea Levine

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    This is the first book to show the reader how to open to the immensity of living with death, to participate fully in life as the perfect preparation for whatever may come next. Levine provides calm compassion rather than the frightening melodrama of death. more...

  • The Healing Power of the Christian Mindby William Backus

    Baker Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.00

    A remarkable study that shows how dwelling on God's Word enhances your immune system and provides a crucial link to good health. more...