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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 May 29th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Religious Fundamentalism and Social Identity

    By Peter Herriot

    The attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in the United States of September 11th, 2001 brought the phenomenon of religious fundamentalism to the world's attention.Sociological research has clearly demonstrated that fundamentalists are primarily reacting against modernity, and believe...

    Published January 24th 2007 by Routledge

  10. The Image of God and the Psychology of Religion

    By Richard L Dayringer, David Oler

    What are the implications of a client’s image of God?Improve your confidence—and your practice skills—by enhancing your knowledge of how individuals are likely to perceive God, and of how those perceptions impact the way they function as human beings. Theologians have long...

    Published June 5th 2005 by Routledge