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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...