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The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God

by Peter Watson

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014

From one of England’s most distinguished intellectual historians comes “an exhilarating ride…that will stand the test of time as a masterful account of” (The Boston...


The Entangled Trinity: Quantum Physics and Theology

by Ernest L. Simmons

The Doctrine of the Trinity is an exercise in wonder. It is drawn from the wonder of our own existence and the diverse experiences of the divine encountered by the early Christian community. From the earliest...


The Evolving God: Charles Darwin on the Naturalness of Religion

by J. David Pleins

In focusing on the story of Darwin's religious doubts, scholars too often overlook Darwin's positive contribution to the study of religion.

J. David Pleins traces Darwin's journey in five steps. He begins with...


The Creationist Debate, Second Edition: The Encounter Between the Bible and the Historical Mind

by Arthur McCalla

Whereas scholarly study of Creationism usually places it in the context of religion and the history or philosophy of science, The Creationist Debate, here revised and completely updated in its second edition,...


Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry

by Emma Percy

Drawing together original research which weaves together ideas from theology, philosophy, feminism and writing on mothering and child development, Emma Percy affirms and encourages aspects of good practice in...


Religions as Brands: New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality

by Jean-Claude Usunier & Jörg Stolz

During the twentieth century, religion has gone on the market place. Churches and religious groups are forced to 'sell god' in order to be attractive to 'religious consumers'. More and more, religions are seen...


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,...


City of God: Faith in the Streets

by Sara Miles

Paradise is a garden...but heaven is a city.

From the acclaimed author of Take This Bread and Jesus Freak comes a powerful new account of venturing beyond the borders of religion into the unpredictable territory...


Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective: Divided for Love's Sake

by Christine Hoff Kraemer

Within the past twenty years, contemporary Pagan leaders, progressive Christian and Goddess theologians, advocates for queer and BDSM communities, and therapeutic bodyworkers have all begun to speak forcefully...


Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens, and Macho Masters

by Grace Schireson & Miriam Levering

This landmark presentation at last makes heard the centuries of Zen's female voices. Through exploring the teachings and history of Zen's female ancestors, from the time of the Buddha to ancient and modern female...


MindScience: An East-West Dialogue

by Dalai Lama, Herbert Benson, Robert Thurman & Howard Gardner et al.

What is the subtle relationship between mind and body? What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought? Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches,...


Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition

by David Bakan

A pioneering scholarly investigation into the intersection of personality and cultural history, this study asserts that Freudian psychology is rooted in Judaism — particularly, in the mysticism of the Kabbalah....


Heretics

by G. K. Chesterton

Focusing on "heretics" — those who pride themselves in their superiority to conservative views — Chesterton appraises prominent figures from the literary and art worlds such as Kipling, Shaw, Wells, and...


Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America

by John Chandler

John Chandler’s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based...


Papal Paralysis: How the Vatican Dealt with the AIDS Crisis

by R. John Kinkel

Papal Paralysis is the first book to show how conservative clerics defended their position on the grounds that contraceptives were intrinsically evil, while critics within and outside the church called for accommodations...


Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom

by Celucien L. Joseph

Joseph investigates the intersections of history, literature, race, religion, decolonization, and freedom that led to the founding of the postcolonial state of Haiti in 1804. Topics range from Makandal’s postcolonial...


Faith Basics: Pocket Catholic Dictionary

by Leon J. JR. Suprenant

Part of The Faith Basics series, this Pocket Catholic Dictionary takes you on a brief tour through the rich language of the Catholic Church. It will build your word knowledge and help you to become literate...


The Youngest Bishop in England: Beneath the Surface of Mormonism

by Robert Bridgestock

Part memoir, part analytical work, this treatise details Robert Bridgstock’s life as an active Mormon, his struggles with his faith, his submerging of such doubts for the sake of keeping peace with his devout...


Sacred Sex: Embracing Your Sexuality as God Designed it

by Tony Evans

Morality. Relativity. Right and Wrong. The issues we face are complicated and everyone has an opinion. But who has the answer when it comes to sexual issues?

Sex dominates our popular culture to a degree we've...


Religion and the Constitution, Volume 2: Establishment and Fairness

by Kent Greenawalt

Balancing respect for religious conviction and the values of liberal democracy is a daunting challenge for judges and lawmakers, particularly when religious groups seek exemption from laws that govern others....