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Psychology of Religion

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  • Religious Conversion and Disaffiliationby Henri Gooren

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This book is the first in over a decade to attempt a systematic synthesis of the field of conversion studies, encompassing the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, and theology. Gooren analyzes conversion and disaffiliation in a worldwide comparative framework, using data from North America, Europe, and Latin America. more...

  • Where the Waters Meetby David Buckley

    Karnac Books 2008; US$ 25.95

    Where the Waters Meet offers the reader a new way of viewing an old subject. So often psychology and counselling therapies have been, and still are, seen as competitors, or even enemies, vying for supremacy as the true religion. This book invites us to take a fresh look at these two fields, each with their own experience and dogma, and view them in... more...

  • Love and the Soulby Robert Sardello; Robert Simmons

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    With economies in peril, war in the Middle East, genocides, global warming, and a host of other grim phenomena, the world has never seemed so besieged. The solution, says Robert Sardello, lies with the individual. In this timely, thoughtful book, he explains how the soul can engage with the outer world to produce radical change. Because we think of... more...

  • What Should I Believe?by Dorothy Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 20.95

    Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we?re religious or not. If we?re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we?ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We?re beset by people who demand that we give ourselves to Jesus while they smugly assure us... more...

  • 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$ 18.32

    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$ 28.00

    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...