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  • Handbook of Religion and Healthby Harold G. Koenig; Michael E. McCullough; David B. Larson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 99.99

    What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance... more...

  • An Athiest Defends Religionby Bruce Sheiman

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    A new perspective. Defending religion as a cultural institution in the face of resurgent atheistic thought. For centuries, the theism-atheism debate has been dominated by two positions: stringent believers committed to the "yes, there is a God" argument, and atheists vehemently driven to repudiate not only God, but also religion as a cultural institution.... more...

  • The Natural History of Unicornsby Chris Lavers

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    ?Lavers keeps his intellectual detective story passionate and suspenseful.? ? Washington Post Book World   From Biblical stories about virgins to adventures with Harry Potter, unicorns have enchanted people for millennia. In the endlessly fascinating The Natural History of Unicorns, author Chris Lavers ingeniously traces the legend... more...

  • Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanismby William L. Sachs

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 90.00

    Uncovers the origins of the conflict over homosexuality which has drawn worldwide interest and divided the Anglican Church. more...

  • Faith in the Public Realmby Adam Dinham; Robert Furbey; Vivien Lowndes

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Faith in the public realm takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenges prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm. more...

  • Faithful Imagination in the Academyby Janel M. Curry; Ronald A. Wells

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 32.99

    Wells and Curry have brought contributions from various disciplines under one theme in an attempt to answer one question: what is the appropriate use of religious commitments by scholars trying to do intellectual work that would appeal to academic colleagues? more...

  • The Future of Religionby Michael R. Ott

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    In the socio-historical context of the highly secular, neo-liberal/neo-conservative globalization movement, the question of the social meaning and relevancy of religion has entered directly into the contemporary discourse on the future of humanity. This book contains the work of international scholars who address this issue. more...

  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 18by Ralph L. Piedmont

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Contains various articles on spiritual development among adolescents, spiritual transcendence, Jung and pastoral counseling and spirituality and religiosity. This book also includes a section of nine articles which is devoted to several aspects of positive psychology and its usage in practice. more...

  • Religion, Globalization, and Cultureby Peter Beyer; Lori G. Beaman

    BRILL 2007; US$ 158.00

    The topic of religion and globalization is complex, susceptible to a variety of approaches. This volume brings together over 25 articles by many of the important authors who have worked on issues directly related to the theme of religion and globalization. more...

  • Religion, Politics and Lawby Bart Labuschagne; Reinhard Sonnenschmidt

    BRILL 2009; US$ 167.00

    Exploring the pre-political en pre-legal spiritual infrastructure from which modern, liberal democracies in the West live, but cannot guarantee, this book inquires the relations between religion, politics and law from a philosophical perspective, discussing historical, systematical and practical issues. more...