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Readings on Conversion to Judaism

by Lawrence J. Epstein

In his third book about the conversion to Judaism, Lawrence J. Epstein collects essays and memoirs that frame the debate around conversion. These essays cover a wide-range of topics to sharpen the focus around...


Spiritual Transformation and Healing: Anthropological, Theological, Neuroscientific, and Clinical Perspectives

by Joan D. Koss-Chioino & Philip Hefner

A new volume exploring spiritual transformation from various disciplinary perspectives.


The Anthropology of Religious Conversion

by Andrew Buckser & Stephen D. Glazier

The Anthropology of Religious Conversion paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies. Conversion is very seldom simply a sudden moment of insight...


Modes of Religiosity: A Cognitive Theory of Religious Transmission

by Harvey Whitehouse

Religions_whatever else they may be_are configurations of cultural information reproduced across space and time. Beginning with this seemingly obvious fact of religious transmission, Harvey Whitehouse goes on...


Magic, Miracles, and Religion: A Scientist's Perspective

by Ilkka Pyysiäinen

Can scientists study religion? Ilkka PyysiSinen says that they can. While the study of religion cannot be reduced to other disciplines, it must not ignore what other disciplines have learned about human thought...


Law, Darwinism, and Public Education: The Establishment Clause and the Challenge of Intelligent Design

by Francis J. Beckwith

Francis J. Beckwith asks whether teaching Intelligent Design in public schools would be constitutional, in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Edwards v. Aguillard.


Mind and Religion: Psychological and Cognitive Foundations of Religion

by Harvey Whitehouse & Robert N. McCauley

This collection examines new psychological evidence for the modal theory and attempts to synthesize this theory with other theories of cognition and religion.


The Just War Myth: The Moral Illusions of War

by Andrew Fiala

As war continues to be a primary topic in public debate, Andrew Fiala in The Just War Myth critically examines the concept of just war, arguing that actual wars never live up to the ideals of just war theory....


The Family Book of Midrash: 52 Jewish Stories from the Sages

by Barbara Diamond Goldin

This collection gives the reader a taste of the thousands of stories one can find in the treasure house of rabbinic literature. Some of these stories are humorous, some mysteriuos, some tense with drama or adventure,...


Lies That Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths

by Susan D. Blum

This provocative book explores the ideology of truth and deception in China, offering a nuanced perspective on social interaction in different cultural settings. Drawing on decades of fieldwork in China, Susan...


Gay Religion

by Scott Thumma & Edward R. Gray

While homosexuals continue gaining acceptance in other arenas of American culture, only a tiny minority of religious groups accept gays and lesbians as full members and potential clergy. Serious conflicts over...


Treating the New Anxiety: A Cognitive-Theological Approach

by Kirk A. Bingaman

The post-9/11 age of supermodernity is characterized by an intensification of collective anxiety about the present and future state of the nation and the world. Our psychological and spiritual capacities are...


Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective

by James J. Walter & Thomas A. Shannon

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront...


Inmigración y el futuro de Estados Unidos de América: Renovando el alma de nuestra nación

The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal

by Paul Kurtz

In this landmark work, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary. According to Kurtz, it is because there is...


God at the Center: Meditations on Jewish Spirituality

by David R. Blumenthal

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Knowledge for Love: Franciscan Science as the Pursuit of Wisdom

by PhD, Keith Douglass Warner OFM

This brief volume discusses several of the central elements of human person as found in those works of the Franciscan theological tradition which, when taken together, most sufficiently describe these qualities....


Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul

by Volney P. Gay

This is a unique set of multidisciplinary reflections on how the neurosciences shape our understanding of religious experience and religious institutions. Twelve scholars and scientists assess how advances in...


Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis

by Gary Chamberlain

Troubled Waters provides readers with an appreciation of the central role of religious meanings and ritual practices surrounding water, arriving at creative new ways to approach the growing water crisis worldwide....


Radicalism Unveiled

by Farhaan Wali

Radicalism Unveiled is an essential and unique contribution to our knowledge concerning the rise of Islamic radicalism in Britain. Through the study of Hizb ut-Tahrir (The Liberation Party), the author shows...