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  • Religion, Spirituality and the Social Sciencesby Dr Basia Spalek; Dr Alia Imtoual

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This edited collection brings together an international panel of contributors to explore ways of engaging with issues of religion and spirituality when carrying out social science research. more...

  • The Diamond & the Starby John Warden

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 31.95

    Describing the use of symbols in philosophy and religion, this book connects the Taoist symbol of the self—the diamond body—to the tetrahedron, as well as to the four valences of the carbon molecule, the basis of all life. Following these ideas further, the discussion details the close correspondence between the ancient wisdom of Lao Tsu and the... more...

  • Ritual and the Sacredby Massimo Rosati

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Ritual and the Sacred discusses some of the most important issues of modern socio-political life through the lens of a neo-Durkheimian perspective. Building on the main lesson of Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life, this book articulates values and practices common to non-Western and religious traditions that have the capacity to shape... more...

  • Easter, Passover, and Other Spring Festivalsby Ann Morrill

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    Spring signifies change and a new beginning. A time of longer days and warmer weather, the holidays celebrated during this season reflect this sense of renewal and rebirth. The specific customs and traditions may differ among cultures, but the underlying themes - of honoring life and the triumph of good over evil - remain the same. Although hundreds... more...

  • When Rituals Go Wrongby Ute Husken

    BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00

    Investigates the implications of breaking ritual rules, of failed performances and of the extinction of ritual systems. This book offers a study on ritual mistakes and failure. more...

  • Theorizing ritualsby Jens Kreinath; Jan Snoek; Michael Stausberg

    BRILL 2007; US$ 217.00

    Volume two of Theorizing Rituals mainly consists of an annotated bibliography of more than 400 items covering those books, edited volumes and essays that are considered most relevant for the field of ritual theory. more...

  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 20by R L Piedmont; Andrew Village

    BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00

    A wide range of research and review articles are presented. Topic areas include mental and physical health, personality correlates of spirituality, validity evidence for the ASPIRES, and the role of religious values on socio-political attitudes. Also included in this volume are studies examining women's issues surrounding body image and disordered... more...

  • Ritualby Catherine Bell

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99

    From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways,... more...

  • Religion in the 21st Centuryby Lisbet Christoffersen; Hans Raun Iversen; Hanne Petersen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    In spite of the debate about secularization or de-secularization, the existential-bodily need for religion is basically the same as always. What have been changed are the horizons within which religions are interpreted and the relationships within which religions are integrated. This book explores how religions continue to challenge secular democracy... more...

  • Life Prayersby Elizabeth Roberts; Elias Amidon

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    An eloquent anthology honoring the wonders and challenges of life on earth and celebrating the seasons of our lives. The mysteries and delights of life on earth are illuminated in this richly eclectic collection of poetry, wisdom, prayers, and blessings from thinkers and writers around the world. Here you will find the poetry of Hildgard of Bingen... more...