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Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

by Karen ARMSTRONG

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1996
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9780679435969
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author traces the history of how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid claim to Jerusalem as their holy place, and how three radically different concepts of holiness have shaped and scarred the city for thousands of years. 474 pages, notes, bibliography, index, maps.
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Darwin's Cathedral Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society

by David Sloan Wilson

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June 1, 2002
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9780226901343
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author joins evolution and religion, in the process proposing an evolutionary theory of religion that shakes both biology and social theory at their foundations. The key is to think of society as an organism, an old idea that has received new life based on recent developments in evolutionary biology. 268 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: A hundred years after William James delivered the celebrated lectures that became 'The Varieties of Religious Experience,' one of the foremost thinkers in the English speaking world returns to the questions posed in James's masterpiece to clarify the circumstances and conditions of religion in our day. An elegant mix of the philosophy and sociology of religion, the… Read more
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The Politics of Religious Studies

by Donald Wiebe

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2000-12
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9780312238889
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 16 essays which taken together presents a unified and persuasive commentary on the academic study of religion. The author's view tht religious studies in the university is the carrying on of Protestant theology by other means is controversial but consistently argued and refreshing in its candor. 332 pages, references, name index.
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Genealogies of Religion:

by Talal Asad

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1993-08
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9780801846328
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 8 essays that deal with historical topics that very in time and place, ranging from the rites of medieval European monks to the sermons of contemporary Arab theologians. What links them all together is the assumption that Western history has had an overriding importance -for good or ill - in the making of the modern world, and… Read more
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Creating Consciousness

by Albert Low

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June 1, 2002
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9781883991395
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a discussion of the philosophical, religious, and scientific problem of consciousness in relation to evolution, creativity, spirituality, and violence. The author weaves together fresh discoveries from contemporary thinkers with perennial wisdom from premodern religious sources while providing a highly original discussion of human nature. The author's main thesis is that each individual is a divided… Read more
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Mysticism and Morality: Oriental Thought and Moral Philosophy

by Arthur C Danto

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1987-09
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9780231066396
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This lucid examination of the relationship between Eastern thought and Western morality presents the tenets of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism to support the argument that the concept of the individual is radically different in both cultures. In the East, the relationship of the individual to the universe is very important, while in the West the emphasis is… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author observes that the modern study of religion is peculiarly ambivalent toward the question of origin. Today's historians of religion maintain that they have abandoned speculative quests for the origin of religion; at the same time, they allege that concepts of absolute beginnings are fundamental to religion itself. By renouncing the desire for origins that they… Read more
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Asian American Religions The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries (Race, Religion, and Ethnicity)

by Tony Carnes & Fenggang Yang, editors

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May 1, 2004
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9780814716304
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 14 scholarly articles which provide a comprehensive coverage of Asian American religious practices, cutting across different Asian ethnic groups, religions, topics, and generations. 400 pages, bibliography, index, lost of contributors.
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The Ascetic Self Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition

by Gavin Flood

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January 10, 2005
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9780521604017
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book is about the ascetic self in the scriptural religions of Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The author claims that asceticism can be understood as the internalization of tradition, the shaping of the narrative of a life in accordance with the narrative of tradition that might be seen as the performance of the memory of tradition.… Read more
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Throughout Your Generations Forever Sacrifice, Religion, and Paternity

by Nancy Jay

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January 15, 1994
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9780226395739
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Why does sacrifice, more than any other major religious institution, depend on gender dichotomy? Why do so many societies oppose sacrifice to childbirth, and why are childbearing women so commonly excluded from sacrificial practices? In this feminist study of relations between sacrifice, gender, and social organization, the author reveals sacrifice as a remedy for having been born… Read more
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Religious Studies

by H Capps Walter

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September 5, 2000
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9780800625351
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book constitutes not only an erudite introduction to the field of religious studies, exhibiting vast scholarship and careful assessment, but also a bold synthetic proposal for its future. 368 pages, bibliography, index.
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Manufacturing Religion

by Russell T. McCutcheon

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April 5, 2003
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9780195166637
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 'A strong critique of the academic study of religion. McCutcheon's volume takes on notions of religion as autonomous and irreducible. Arguing that such definitions have had substantial deleterious effects upon the field, he emphasizes that an intellectually respectable academic study of religion depends upon naturalistic theoretical perspectives. McCutcheon emphasizes the knowledge/power nexus and the ideological framing of… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Focusing on the critics of asceticism, their motives, their arguments, and the targets of their critique, these 10 studies provide a broad range of issues for comparison. They suggest that often the critique of asceticism is based on a worldview that differs and competes with the respective worldview, and demonstrate that examining the critics of asceticism helps… Read more
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Prescribing the Dharma

by Ira Helderman

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Published
2019
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9781469648521
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Condition: clean copy, top edge wear. Content: This is a study of the diverse ways that psychotherapists have related to Buddhist traditions. Through extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews with clinicians, many of whom have been formative to the therapeutic use of Buddhist practices, the author gives voice to the psychotherapists themselves. He forces on how they understand key categories such as… Read more
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The Psychology of Religious Behaviour, Belief and Experience

by Michael; Beit-Hallahmi, Benjamin Argyle

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Published
1997
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9780415123310
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book is the most comprehensive survey available of theories and research on religion from the perspective of psychology. Religious belief is never evenly distributed, and is correlated with such variables as social background, gender, and personality characteristics. The authors consider social consequences of religiosity, religious experience, religious attitudes, the effect of religion on health, the acquisition… Read more
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ondition: clean copy. Content: 12 scholarly articles which explore the often vexed relationship between the modern Chinese state and religious practices. These essays lin this multidisciplinary collection cover a wide range of traditions, including Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, Confucianism, Protestantism, Falun gong, popular religion, and redemptive societies. 464 pages, notes, bibliography, list of contributors, index.
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BODIES LIKE BRIGHT STARS:

by Robert H Greene

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2009-10
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9780875804095
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Condition: clean copy. Content:Exploring patterns of popular devotion to the cult of the saints in b oth late imperial and early Soviet Russia, the author argues for an interpretation of Orthodoxy as a proactive faith grounded in the needs and realities of everyday life. This book straddles the customary historiographical dividing line of 1917, illustrating how the devotional practices associated with… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content:This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how nd why certain literary tropes were chosen to depi9c the essence of the Buddhist tradition to Chinese readers, this analysis focuses on the narrative logics of the early Chan genealogies: the seventh- and eighth-century… Read more
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Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

by Thomas Merton

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1968-01-09
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9780385010184
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In this series of notes, opinions, experiences, and reflections, Thomas Merton examines some of the most urgent question of our age. With his characteristic forcefulness and candor, he brings the reader face-to-face with such provocative and controversial issues as the 'death of God', modern politics, rapid changes in lifestyles and values, and racial strife - issues that… Read more
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