Bridging the subject fields of psychology and religion, this volume interweaves theories with first-hand accounts, clinical insight, and empirical research to look at such questions as whether religion is a help or a hindrance in times
'The Seat of the Soul changed the way I see myself. Selling over three million copies worldwide, this iconic book will show you how to become the authority in your own life, changing the way you see the world. The Seat of the Soul is the ultimate guide to a life of purpose and fulfilment.
* This thought-provoking study rethinks the nature of theology and its role in universities. * The author sketches out a fascinating project using examples from US and UK institutions, whereby theology becomes a transformative force within universities.
Treacherous Faith is a major study of heresy and the literary imagination from the English Reformation to the Restoration. It analyzes both canonical and lesser-known writers who contributed to fears about the contagion of heresy.
Drawing on a wide range of material - ranging from the spiritual character of the world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience - this title argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is constantly pushed back by our more primitive instincts for selfishness and survival.
Drawing on psychology, philosophy, and literature, William James's classic survey of religious belief gathers testimony from a huge range of diverse sources to construct a defence of the individual religious experience. It speaks powerfully to the modern debate on atheism and faith, in the most critically up-to-date edition available.
In the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we're religious or not. This title separates the political from the personal, the power-seeking from the compassionate.
An exploration of theological texts, preaching, folklore, spirituals, blues and rap that looks at beliefs held in the African American community that contribute to the suffering of its members. It reveals a tradition of African American humanism and encourages us to extend our religious world view.
Religion appears to be about God, messiahs, churchgoing, and morality, but that is only the appearance. It is really about lust, rage, grief, love and the other core emotions. Why We Need Religion is about the way religion successfully manages human emotions, for the good of the individual and the group.
Witchcraft: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the scholarly study of witchcraft. It explores the phenomenon of witchcraft from its earliest definitions in the Middle Ages through to the modern day, and uses case studies to analyse the roles of culture, religion, gender, social hierarchy, governance and more in witchcraft throughout history.
Eugene Peterson issues a provocative call for pastors to abandon their preoccupation with image and standing, administration, success, and economic viability, and to return to the three basic acts critical to the pastoral ministry: praying, reading Scripture, and giving spiritual direction.