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  • Seeking the Sacred with Psychoactive Substances: Chemical Paths to Spirituality and to God [2 volumes]by J. Harold Ellens

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00

    The first of its kind, this intriguing two-volume set objectively reports on and assesses this modern psycho-social movement in world culture: the constructive medical use of entheogens and related mind-altering substances. Covering the use of substances such as ayahuasca, cannabis, LSD, peyote, and psilocybin, the work seeks to illuminate the topic... more...

  • Finding Faith, Losing Faithby Scot McKnight; Hauna Ondrey

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 9.95

    This book examines conversion stories as told by people who have actually undergone a conversion experience, including experiences of apostasy. The stories reveal that there is not just one "conversion story." Scot McKnight and Hauna Ondrey show that "conversion theory" helps explain why some people walk away from one religion, often to another, very... more...

  • The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefsby Solomon Schimmel

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs examines how and why Jewish, Christian, and Muslim fundamentalists defend their belief in the divine authorship of the Bible and the Koran against evidence to the contrary from scholarship and science, and the harmful and dangerous consequences of their beliefs. more...

  • Can Science Explain Religion?by James W. Jones

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Drawing on scientific research and logical argument James Jones directly confronts the claims that cognitive science can eliminate, or debunk, religion. He provides an accessibly written, persuasive account of why these claims are not convincing. more...

  • Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexicoby Frank Graziano

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico offers an exploration of miracles, petitionary devotion, and ex votos, based on extensive fieldwork in Guanajuato, Jalisco, Quer?taro, San Luis Potos?, and Zacatecas. A sequel to Graziano's Culture of Devotion (2006), this study contributes to the fields of material religion and psychology of religion. 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...

  • Spaces of Modern Theologyby Graham Ward; S. Jungkeit

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 84.95

    As stories of borders, territorial disputes, and migration have escalated in recent years, so too space has emerged as a critical concept in theoretical literature. This book explores the imagination of space at the dawn of modern, liberal theology in the writings of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Schleiermacher wrote against the backdrop of expanding European... more...

  • Religious Knivesby Jouni Suistola; Vamik Volkan

    Pitchstone Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    In this timely multidimensional study, historian Jouni Suistola and psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan draw on their respective disciplines and their own personal and professional experiences to investigate the historical and psychological roots of terrorism. Specifically, what is it in human nature that allows people to terrorize and kill the other, and... more...

  • Rabbi Akiva's Philosophy of Loveby Naftali Rothenberg

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    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...

  • The Sacred in Exileby Gillian McCann; Gitte Bechsgaard

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.78

    This book addresses the fact that, for the first time in history, a large segment of the population in the western world is living without any form of religious belief.  While a number of writers have examined the implications of this shift, none have approached the phenomenon from the perspective of religious studies. The authors examine what has... more...