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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 34.99
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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70
Was bekommt man zu sehen, wenn die Theologie ihre Beobachtungen mit systemtheoretischen Begriffen und Unterscheidungen vollzieht? Die hier versammelten Aufsätze gehen davon aus, dass die Theologie gut daran tut, sich systemtheoretisch zu beobachten und zu beschreiben. Dazu ist es notwendig, ihre Grundbegriffe zu sondieren und umzuschreiben. Es ist... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 15.13
Der Papst twittert, Gottesdienste werden als Podcast-Download angeboten und die Kirche ist Facebook-Nutzer. In einer Zeit, in der der Alltag von Smartphones, Tablet PCs und Ultrabooks geprägt ist, in der Menschen immer und überall erreichbar sind, einen permanenten Zugang zum Internet haben und alle erdenklichen Momente festhalten können, sind religiöse... more...