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  1. William James's Hidden Religious Imagination

    A Universe of Relations

    By Jeremy Carrette

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book offers a radical new reading of William James’s work on the idea of ‘religion.’ Moving beyond previous psychological and philosophical interpretations, it uncovers a dynamic, imaginative, and critical use of the category of religion. This work argues that we can only fully understand...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Theology and the Science of Moral Action

    Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by James A. Van Slyke, Gregory Peterson, Warren S. Brown, Kevin S. Reimer, Michael L Spezio

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in scientific approaches to the study of morality. Once understood to be the domain of moral psychology, the newer approach to morality is largely interdisciplinary, driven in no small part by developments in behavioural economics and evolutionary biology...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Psychology of Religion

    Edited by Justin L. Barrett

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Psychology of religion is essentially as old as psychology itself, with over a hundred years of history and claiming some of psychology’s most notable characters as contributors, including William James, Sigmund Freud, Gordon Allport, and Jean Piaget. In recent years, this subfield of psychology...

    Published April 29th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Why Gods Persist

    A Scientific Approach to Religion, 2nd Edition

    By Robert A. Hinde, Robert Hinde

    What is it about religion that appeals to people? Why do religions and religious beliefs persist in the face of increasing secularisation, harsh criticism and even political persecution? Robert Hinde argues that it is not enough simply to criticize religion, we must understand it - not only how it...

    Published September 28th 2009 by Routledge

  5. What Should I Believe?

    Why Our Beliefs about the Nature of Death and the Purpose of Life Dominate Our Lives

    By Dorothy Rowe

    Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we’re religious or not. If we’re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we’ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We’re beset by people who demand that we...

    Published October 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  6. Religious Fundamentalism

    Global, Local and Personal

    By Peter Herriot

    How does a religious fundamentalist come to embrace a counter-cultural world view? Fundamentalism can be analysed from a variety of perspectives. It is a type of belief system which enables individuals to make sense of their lives and provides them with an identity. It is a social...

    Published September 15th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Near-Death Experiences

    Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

    By Ornella Corazza

    Near death experiences fascinate everyone, from theologians to sociologists and neuroscientists. This groundbreaking book introduces the phenomenon of NDEs, their personal impact and the dominant scientific explanations. Taking a strikingly original cross-cultural approach and incorporating new...

    Published June 29th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Varieties of Religious Experience

    A Study In Human Nature

    By William James

    Series: Routledge Classics

    'Is life worth living? Yes, a thousand times yes when the world still holds such spirits as Professor James.' - Gertrude Stein A classic of American thought, William James’ The Varieties of Religious Experience is an extraordinary study of human spirituality in all its forms and one of the most...

    Published January 31st 2008 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Critical Psychology

    Religious Experience in the Knowledge Economy

    By Jeremy Carrette

    Jeremy Carrette argues that the psychology of religion is no longer sustainable without a social critique, and that as William James predicted, the project of the modernist psychology of religion has failed. Controversially he champions greater social and philosophical analysis within the field to...

    Published October 28th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Moving Toward Spiritual Maturity

    Psychological, Contemplative, and Moral Challenges in Christian Living

    By Neil Pembroke

    Three ‘windows’ to spiritual maturity How can a faithful Christian avoid stagnating in their spiritual development? Moving Toward Spiritual Maturity: Psychological, Contemplative, and Moral Challenges in Christian Living explores effective ways in which Christian discipleship can...

    Published August 29th 2007 by Routledge