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- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Kimerer L. LaMothe is a dancer, philosopher, and scholar of religion who lives in upstate New York. She has taught at Brown University and Harvard University. She is the award-winning author of five books, including Nietzsche's Dancers and Between Dancing and Writing: The Practice of Religious Studies. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95
Praise for Scott Carney "Carney writes with considerable narrative verve, slamming home the misery of what he has witnessed with passion and visceral detail." ?Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Carney knows how to tell a story." ?Carl Elliott, The Wall Street Journal more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game.... more...
- Howard Books 2015; US$ 14.99
In this mind-bending exploration of traditional Christianity, firebrand Peter Rollins turns the tables on conventional wisdom, offering a fresh perspective focused on a life filled with love. Peter Rollins knows one magic trick?now, make sure you watch closely. It has three parts: the Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige. In Divine Magician , each... more...
- SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99
The centrepiece of the book Is There Still a Place for God? offers a psychological interpretation of the Old Testament story as told by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Miles (God: A Biography).This book?s interpretation displays how Judaism fostered the inner strength of the "chosen" people. A quantum view of the universe and the understanding of... more...
- Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99
The essays in this fascinating volume examine present-day psychological and cultural problems with the keen insight and humanistic sympathies characteristic of Erich Fromm?s work. The Dogma of Christ and Other Essays provides some of the sharpest critical insights into how the contemporary world of human destructiveness and violence can no longer... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00
? Includes coverage of a variety of drugs, most of which are currently illegal in the United States, accompanied by scientific explanations of how they spur spiritual experiences ? Offers compelling narratives from individuals?both laypeople and professionals?who found new dimensions within their lives and heightened their spirituality by the use... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99
Since the first African American denomination was established in Philadelphia in 1818, churches have gone beyond their role as spiritual guides in African American communities and have served as civic institutions, spaces for education, and sites for the cultivation of individuality and identities in the face of limited or non-existent freedom. In... more...