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  • Bewildermentsby Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

    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...

  • Alpha Godby Hector A. Garcia

    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...

  • Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jewsby Lynn Davidman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Leaving a religion is not merely a matter of losing or rejecting faith. For many, it involves dramatic changes of everyday routines and personal habits. Davidman bases her analysis on in-depth conversations with forty ex-Hasidic individuals. From these conversations emerge accounts of the great fear, angst, and sense of danger that come of leaving... more...

  • Why God Won't Go Awayby Andrew Md Newberg; Eugene G. D'Aquili

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    Why have we humans always longed to connect with something larger than ourselves? Why does consciousness inevitably involve us in a spiritual quest? Why, in short, won't God go away? Theologians, philosophers, and psychologists have debated this question through the ages, arriving at a range of contradictory and ultimately unprovable answers. But in... more...

  • Magic, Miracles, and Religionby Ilkka Pyysiäinen

    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...

  • The Varieties of Religious Experienceby William James

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1902, The Varieties of Religious Experience initiated the psychological study of religion, paving the way for Freud and Jung as well as for clinical and paranormal branches of psychology. Written with humour and erudition, its theories of conversion, saintliness, ecstasy and mysticism continue to provoke controversy and inquiry.... more...

  • Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counselingby Mary Thomas Burke; Jane Carvile Chauvin; Judith G. Miranti

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 56.95

    Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counseling is a comprehensive resource for counselors, psychotherapists and psychologists seeking to understand and incorporate the spiritual dimension of a client's person, and to use this understanding in developing successful intervention strategies with clients. Including case studies and exercises for self-exploration,... more...

  • Glimpses of the Devilby M. Scott Peck

    Free Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    The legendary bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, whose books have sold over 14 million copies, reveals the amazing true story of his work as an exorcist -- kept secret for more than twenty-five years -- in two profoundly human stories of satanic possession. In the tradition of his million-copy bestseller People of the Lie:... more...

  • The Light of Conscienceby William Shore

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    AN INSPIRATIONAL MEDITATION ON THE POWER OF CONSCIENCE?HOW A SIMPLE ACT, A MOMENT OF PURPOSE, CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE, YOUR COMMUNITY, EVEN THE WORLD We all struggle at times to know what to do to seek and abide our conscience?when right and wrong are not black and white, when heart and head speak with different voices, when our intentions and interests... more...

  • Religion and Mental Healthby John F. Schumaker

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 134.99

    Presents a collection of papers that represents opinions concerning the mental health implications of religious belief and practice. This title offers an overview of the state of research in the field, and examines a number of specific topics, subject groups, and interpretive perspectives. more...