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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
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$ 37.99
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...
- Wisdom Publications 2010; US$ 14.95
In fresh and inviting language and making frequent use of strikingly clear diagrams and illustrations, Unlearning the Basics challenges many of our common-sense understandings about ourselves and the world. The author lays out a new way of seeing that enables us to live more serenely, more compassionately, and more free from the slings and arrows... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95
The newest book in Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg?s award-winning series of commentaries on the hebrew bible. The book of Numbers is the narrative of a great failure. What should have been for the Israelites a brief journey from Mount Sinai to the Holy Land becomes a forty-year death march. Both before and after the devastating report of the Spies, the... more...
- Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99
This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression. The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues to profoundly influence its expression. The book focuses... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 12.99
Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian, Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow . The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. Using sensory data that flow in through the senses, the brain... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76
Lynn Davidman offers an in-depth study of defectors from Orthodox Judaism, showing how they negotiate the difficult passage away from their families and communities and reconstruct their identities in new social contexts. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00
In recent years, scholars from an array of disciplines applied cutting-edge research techniques to determining the effects of faith. Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith brings those scholars together to share what they learned. Through their thoughtful, evidence-based reflections, this... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
This book is grounded in a theorization of the author's personal story including growing up as a female adoptee of a single parent in a patriarchal context, and current material context as an immigrant in New Zealand. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
In Moral, Believing Animals , Christian Smith advances a creative theory of human persons and culture that offers innovative, challenging answers to these and other fundamental questions in sociological, cultural, and religious theory. more...