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- Guilford Publications 2012; US$ 43.00
Reviewing the growing body of scientific research on prayer, this book describes what is known about the behavioral, cognitive, emotional, developmental, and health aspects of this important religious activity. The highly regarded authors provide a balanced perspective on what prayer means to the individual, how and when it is practiced, and the... more...
- Guilford Publications 2013; US$ 50.00
Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality. Leading scholars from multiple psychological subdisciplines present developmental, cognitive, social psychological, cultural, and clinical perspectives on this core aspect of human experience. The... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
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...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 32.99
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$ 42.99
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$ 47.99
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...
- Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 38.99
Abram Allen is a philosophy-loving veterinarian in his fifty-eighth year of clinical practice. He graduated from Auburn University in 1955 and is the author of Truth IS ?The Word? and Truth Eternal and the Adversity of Diversity Law: A Simple Philosophy of Truth . more...