Religion, Society, and Psychoanalysis: Readings in Contemporary Theory

Edited by Janet L Jacobs; Donald Capps

First Edition • April 25, 1997 • 288 pages

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Religion clearly remains a powerful social and political force in Western society. Freudian-based theory continues to inform psychoanalytic investigations into personality development, gender relations, and traumatic disorders. Using a historical framework, this collection of new essays brings together contemporary scholarship on religion and psychoanalysis. These various yet related psychoanalytic interpretations…

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New Religions as Global Cultures: Making the Human Sacred

Irving Hexham; Karla Poewe

First Edition • April 4, 1997 • 208 pages

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In the face of the popular crusade to link new religious movements to dangerous cults, brainwashing, and the need for deprogramming, Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe argue that many cults are in fact the product of dynamic interaction between folk religions and the teachings of traditional world religions. With the…

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Anglo-american Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspectives on Science, Religion, and Ethics

Nancey Murphy

First Edition • March 1, 1997 • 240 pages

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The term postmodern is generally used to refer to current work in philosophy, literary criticism, and feminist thought inspired by Continental thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Jacques Derrida. In this book, Nancey Murphy appropriates the term to describe emerging patterns in Anglo-American thought and to indicate their radical break…

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The Psychology of Religion

Edited by Bernard Spilka; Daniel McIntosh

First Edition • November 22, 1996 • 296 pages

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Theory in the psychology of religion is in a state of rapid development, and the present volume demonstrates how various positions in this field may be translated into original foundational work that will in turn encourage exploration in many directions. A number of new contributions are collected with previously published…

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The Crown and the Turban: Muslims and West African Pluralism

Lamin Sanneh

First Edition • November 1, 1996 • 304 pages

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This fascinating study explores the clash of civilizations between the secular government and Muslim traditions in West Africa, appraising the challenge of separating the administration of the state from the deeply held beliefs of the Islamic peoples of the region. Lamin Sanneh, awarded Senegal’s highest national honor for his scholarly…

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Church, Book, and Bishop: Conflict and Authority in Early Latin Christianity

Peter Iver Kaufman

First Edition • April 1, 1996 • 176 pages

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Christianity took root and grew within a far-flung empire under complicated and widely varying sets of influences. Under these conditions, the problem of establishing doctrinal and institutional coherence and consistency was acute. In this engaging and authoritative book, Peter Kaufman tells a number of stories from the early clerical history…

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Faith After Foundationalism: Plantinga-Rorty-Lindbeck-Berger—Critiques and Alternatives

D. Z. Phillips

First Edition • June 5, 1995 • 343 pages

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In a brilliant series of essays, the distinguished philosopher D. Z. Phillips explores the alternatives for faith after foundationalism. A significant exploration of post-foundationalist thought in its own right, Faith After Foundationalism is also an important evaluation and critique of the theological implications of the views of Alvin Plantinga, Richard…

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Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth, and Ideology in Popular American Film

Joel Martin; Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr. Editor

First Edition • March 30, 1995 • 208 pages

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What are the religious impulses in the 1976 film Rocky, and how can they work to shape one’s social identity? Do the films Alien and Aliens signify the reemergence of the earth goddess as a vital cultural power? What female archetypes, borne out of male desire, inform the experience of…

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A Brief Introduction To Hinduism: Religion, Philosophy, and Ways of Liberation

A. L. Herman; Arthur Herman

First Edition • May 1, 1991 • 208 pages

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In this lucid and incisive account of Hinduism, A. L. Herman introduces the reader to one of the great belief systems of our time. Professor Herman identifies three distinct Hindu traditions and treats both their historical roots — as far back as 2500.

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