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Psychology of Religion

  • The Structural Trauma of Western Cultureby Yochai Ataria

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This book describes the diverse manifestations of trauma and the ways in which trauma has shaped—and dismantled—our culture. Yochai Ataria describes how we are addicted to trauma and have become both its avid producers and consumers. Consequently, the culture in which we live has become posttraumatic in the deepest sense. This is apparent in the products... more...

  • Rabbi Akiva's Philosophy of Loveby Naftali Rothenberg

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This book explores the philosophy of love through the thought and life of Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph. Readers of the Talmud are introduced to Rabbi Akiva through the iconic story of his love for his wife Rachel. From this starting point, Naftali Rothenberg conducts a thorough examination of the harmonious approach to love in the obstacle-laden context... more...

  • Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacyby

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 58.00

    For more than 60 years, Scientology has claimed alternative religious status with a significant number of followers, despite its portrayals in popular culture domains as being bizarre. What are the reasons for the vital connections between Scientology and popular culture that help to maintain or challenge it as an influential belief system? This book... more...

  • The Science of Lay Theoriesby Claire M. Zedelius; Barbara C. N. Müller; Jonathan W. Schooler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 141.08

    This timely and important collection broadens our understanding of the ways in which lay theories (also known as folk psychologies, implicit theories, naïve theories, or mindsets) impact our lives and social relations. Moving well beyond lay theories as applied to intelligence and achievement, this volume considers lay theories in an admirably wide... more...

  • Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness-Based Therapyby Padmasiri de Silva

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    This book represents an outstanding contribution to the field of somatic psychology. It focuses on the relationship between body and emotions, and on the linkages between mindfulness-based emotion studies and neuroscience. The author discusses the awakening of somatic intelligence as a journey through pain and trauma management, the moral dimensions... more...

  • Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Researchby Sana Loue

    Springer New York 2017; US$ 316.28

    This singular reference explores religion and spirituality as a vital, though often misconstrued, lens for building better understanding of and empathy with clients. A diverse palette of faiths and traditions is compared and contrasted (occasionally with secularism), focusing on areas of belief that may inspire, comfort, or trouble clients, including... more...

  • Why God?by Rodney Stark

    Templeton Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    Why is it that the majority of people, from all socio-economic, education, and ethnic backgrounds, ascribe to some sort of faith? What draws us to religion? What pushes us away? And what exactly is religion anyway? Defining religion over the past century has, ironically, led to theories that exclude belief in God, proposing that all systems of thought... more...

  • Exemplarist Moral Theoryby Linda Zagzebski

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    In Exemplarist Moral Theory of Linda Zagzebski presents an original moral theory based on direct reference to exemplars of goodness, whom we identify through the emotion of admiration. Using examples of heroes, saints, and sages, she shows how narratives of exemplars and empirical work on the most admirable persons can be incorporated into the theory... more...

  • Violent Trauma, Culture, and Powerby Michelle Walsh

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the intertwining impact of violent trauma, culture, and power through case studies of two ministries serving in different demographic contexts within the United States. Mass shootings continue to rise in the United States, including in religious and school contexts, and the U.S. also... more...

  • New World A-Comingby Judith Weisenfeld

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 29.75

    Demonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today.     When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942,  he rejected the racial categories presented to him and persuaded the registrar to cross out the check mark she had placed... more...