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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This book offers a radical new reading of William James?s work on the idea of ?religion.? Moving beyond previous psychological and philosophical interpretations, it uncovers a dynamic, imaginative, and critical use of the category of religion. This work argues that we can only fully understand James?s work on religion by returning to the ground of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00
Originally published in 1959, this book is primarily concerned with the question of psychiatric factors in religion, and, conversely, with that of religious factors in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian theory that religion is a form of obsessional neurosis. Though this latter hypothesis may explain many of the phenomena of religious observance,... more...
- Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 28.99
In this book, E. Rae Harcum emphasizes the application of psychological principles for the improvement of individual and group behaviors. Applied Psychology for Servant Religion discusses problem solving, interpretation of test results, and ways to improve individual and social behaviors. more...
- World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99
Modern psychology is at an impasse as it searches anxiously for new therapies to address the increasing occurrence of mental illness in contemporary society. In this groundbreaking anthology, leading authors from the perennialist school, including Huston Smith, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Frithjof Schuon, draw on the age-old insights of the world?s... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 29.99
Religions_whatever else they may be_are configurations of cultural information reproduced across space and time. Beginning with this seemingly obvious fact of religious transmission, Harvey Whitehouse goes on to construct a testable theory of how religions are created, passed on, and changed. At the center of his theory are two divergent 'modes of... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 38.99
Can scientists study religion? Ilkka PyysiSinen says that they can. While the study of religion cannot be reduced to other disciplines, it must not ignore what other disciplines have learned about human thought and behavior. In this collection of essays, PyysiSinen shows how findings from cognitive science can offer new directions to debates in religion.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 43.99
The Anthropology of Religious Conversion paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies. Conversion is very seldom simply a sudden moment of insight or inspiration; it is a change both of individual consciousness and of social belonging, of mental attitude and of physical experience, whose... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 31.99
A truly cross-disciplinary study of psychology, theology, economics, and environmental science, How Should I Live My Life presents an overview of human beliefs and institutions that have led to the emerging global ecological threats. By viewing societal institutions and the psychology that spawns them, George S. Howard gets to the root causes of global... more...