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New and Published Books

  1. Predatory Priests, Silenced Victims

    The Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Catholic Church

    Edited by Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea, Virginia Goldner

    The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church captured headlines and mobilized public outrage in January 2002. But much of the commentary that immediately followed was reductionistic, focusing on single "causes" of clerical abuse such as mandatory celibacy, homosexuality, sexual repressiveness or...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. William James and The Varieties of Religious Experience

    A Centenary Celebration

    Edited by Jeremy Carrette

    William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience was an intellectual landmark, paving the way for current study of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. In this new companion to the Varieties, key international experts provide contemporary responses to James's book, exploring its...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosity

    By Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

    Is religion to blame for deadly conflicts? Should religious behaviour be credited more often for acts of charity and altruism? In what ways are religious and ‘spiritual’ ideas, practices and identities surviving and changing as religion loses its political power in those parts of the world which...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Hindu Psychology

    Its Meaning for the West

    By Swami Akhilananda

    The six volume Psychology ann Religion set of the International Library of Psychology explores the interface between psychology and religion, looking at aspects of religious belief and mysticism as related to the study of human consciousness. Hindu Psychology looks at the relevance of Hindu belief...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Ethics of Forgiveness

    A Collection of Essays

    Edited by Christel Fricke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    We are often pressed to forgive or in need of forgiveness: Wrongdoing is common. Even after a perpetrator has been taken to court and punished, forgiveness still has a role to play. How should a victim and a perpetrator relate to each other outside the courtroom, and how should others relate to...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Believer's Brain

    Home of the Religious and Spiritual Mind

    By Kenneth M. Heilman, Russell S. Donda

    About 90% of people have faith in a supreme being, but our yearning for the divine, and whatever it promises, involves a large divergence in mental states and behaviors. Some adhere to doctrine, supplication, and fastidious religious practices; others have a strong sense they are part of something...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Psychology Press

  7. Biblical Paradigms in Medieval English Literature

    From Cædmon to Malory

    By Lawrence Besserman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

    This book examines the intricate and unusual relationship between the sacred and secular spheres of English medieval culture, positing that the assimilation of sacred and secular motifs could be in either direction, or even in both directions. That is, medieval English writers could appropriate...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

    Edited by James W. Haag, Gregory R. Peterson, Michael L. Spezio

    Series: Routledge Religion Companions

    The field of religion and science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of research today. This Companion brings together an outstanding team of scholars to explore the ways in which science intersects with the major religions of the world and religious naturalism. The collection provides...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Christ and Freud (RLE: Freud)

    A Study of Religious Experience and Observance

    By Arthur Guirdham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Freud

    Originally published in 1959, this book is primarily concerned with the question of psychiatric factors in religion, and, conversely, with that of religious factors in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian theory that religion is a form of obsessional neurosis. Though this latter hypothesis may...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Spiritual Horizon of Psychotherapy

    Edited by William S. Schmidt, Merle R. Jordan

    This book explores the wise and conscious use of spiritual resources within counselling and psychotherapy. Written by veteran clinicians from different spiritual perspectives, and from various therapeutic schools of thought, this book provides a broad view of how the spiritual is present within...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge