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Psychology of Religion

  • Confessionby Peter Tyler

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    Confession: The Healing of the Soul is not just about what is termed sacramental confession. Its frame of reference is much wider and includes discussion of those celebrated writers who wrote confessions – Augustine, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Foucault, Freud, Jung, John of the Cross and Wittgenstein. This book will be of interest to all Christians of... more...

  • A Person-Centered Approach to Psychospiritual Maturationby Jared D. Kass

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book presents an engaged learning curriculum for higher education that helps emerging adults and professionals-in-training develop psychological resilience and community-building interpersonal skills.  The curriculum mentors a person-centered process of psychospiritual maturation through growth in five dimensions of self: bio-behavioral, cognitive-sociocultural,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Barbaren, Geister, Gotteskriegerby Ina Wunn

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 19.84

    Ein neuer Blick auf die Entwicklung der Religionen  In diesem Buch geht es um die Evolution der Religionen, also um die Frage, wie und warum sich Religionen im Laufe ihrer geschichtlichen Entwicklung verändern und welche Gesetzmäßigkeiten diesen Veränderungen zugrunde liegen. Die Autorin schildert zunächst, wie der Evolutionsgedanke sowohl... more...

  • The Structural Trauma of Western Cultureby Yochai Ataria

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    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$ 95.58

    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...

  • Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacyby Stephen Kent; Susan Raine

    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$ 141.73

    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$ 50.78

    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...