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This book focuses on recognition and its relation to religion and theology, in both systematic and historical dimensions. While existing research literature on recognition and contemporary recognition theory has been gradually growing since the early 1990s, certain gaps remain in the field covered so far. One of these is the ...
Recognition and Religion: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
This book focuses on recognition and its relation to religion and theology, in both systematic and historical dimensions. While existing research literature on recognition and contemporary recognition theory has been gradually growing since the early 1990s, certain gaps remain in the field covered so far. One of these is the multifaceted interaction between the phenomena of recognition and religion. Since recognition applies to persons, institutions, and normative entities like systems of beliefs, it also provides a very useful analytic and interpretative tool for studying religion. Divided into five sections, with chapters written by established scholars in their respective fields, the book explores the roots, history, and limits of recognition theory in the context of religious belief. Exploring early Christian and medieval sources on recognition and religion, it also offers contemporary applications of this underexplored combination. This is a timely book, as debates over religious identities, problematic forms of extremism and societal issues related with multiculturalism continue to dominate the media and politics. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of recognition studies as well as religious studies, theology, philosophy, and religious and intellectual history.
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196.22 USD

Recognition and Religion: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

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Is it reasonable to live a religiously oriented life, or is such a life the height of irrationality? Has neuroscience shown that religious experiences are akin to delusions, or might neuroscience actually support the validity of such experiences? In Living Religion James W. Jones offers a new approach to understanding ...
Living Religion: Embodiment, Theology, and the Possibility of a Spiritual Sense
Is it reasonable to live a religiously oriented life, or is such a life the height of irrationality? Has neuroscience shown that religious experiences are akin to delusions, or might neuroscience actually support the validity of such experiences? In Living Religion James W. Jones offers a new approach to understanding religion after the Decade of the Brain. The modern tendency to separate theory from practice gives rise to a number of dilemmas for those who think seriously about religion. Claims about God, the world, and the nature and destiny of the human spirit have been ripped from their context in religious practice and treated as doctrinal abstractions to be justified or refuted in isolation from the living religious life that is their natural home. Jones argues that trends in contemporary psychology, especially an emphasis on embodiment and relationality, can help the thoughtful religious person return theory to practice, thereby opening up new avenues of religious knowing and new ways of supporting the commitment to a religiously lived life. This embodied-relational model offers new ways of understanding our capacity to transform and transcend our ordinary awareness and shows that it can be meaningful and reasonable to speak of a spiritual sense. The brain's complexity, integration, and openness, and the many ways embodiment influences our understanding of ourselves and the world, all significantly impact our thinking about religious understanding. When linked to contemporary neuroscientific theories, the long-standing tradition of a spiritual sense is brought up to date and deployed in support of the argument of this book that reason is on the side of those who choose a religiously lived life.
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31.450000 USD

Living Religion: Embodiment, Theology, and the Possibility of a Spiritual Sense

by James W. Jones
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Robert N. McCauley and E. Thomas Lawson are considered the founders of the field of the cognitive science of religion. Since its inception over twenty years ago, the cognitive science of religion has raised questions about the philosophical foundations and implications of such a scientific approach. This volume from McCauley, ...
Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion: A Head Start
Robert N. McCauley and E. Thomas Lawson are considered the founders of the field of the cognitive science of religion. Since its inception over twenty years ago, the cognitive science of religion has raised questions about the philosophical foundations and implications of such a scientific approach. This volume from McCauley, including chapters co-authored by Lawson, is the first book-length project to focus on such questions, resulting in a compelling volume that addresses fundamental questions that any scholar of religion should ask. The essays collected in this volume are those that initially defined this scientific field for the study of religion. These essays deal with issues of methodology, reductionism, resistance to the scientific study of religion, and other criticisms that have been lodged against the cognitive science of religion. The new final chapter sees McCauley reflect on developments in this field since its founding. Tackling these debates head on and in one place for the first time, this volume belongs on the shelf of every researcher interested in this now established approach to the study of religion within a range of disciplines, including religious studies, philosophy, anthropology and the psychology of religion.
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41.950000 USD

Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion: A Head Start

by Robert N.. Mccauley
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This book examines American popular culture to demonstrate that celebrities have superseded religious figures as moral authorities. As trust in religious institutions has waned over recent decades, the once frivolous entertainment fringe has become the moral center. Young people and voters increasingly take cues from actors and athletes. The book ...
Celebrity Morals and the Loss of Religious Authority
This book examines American popular culture to demonstrate that celebrities have superseded religious figures as moral authorities. As trust in religious institutions has waned over recent decades, the once frivolous entertainment fringe has become the moral center. Young people and voters increasingly take cues from actors and athletes. The book begins by offering a definition of celebrity and showing that the profile of celebrities has changed dramatically, particularly since the 1960s. They can now chart their own careers, manage their own personal lives and weigh in on pressing moral issues in a manner that hasn't always been the case. This can be to the good, it is argued, for some counterintuitive reasons. Very few stars pretend to be moral exemplars, unlike the frequently hypocritical elites they have replaced. Others, however, are seemingly poorly qualified to speak on complex moral issues. In the end, it also turns out that who tells us how to feel about any moral issue counts at least as much as what they tell us. This is a fresh look at the impact of celebrity culture on contemporary morality and religious authority. As such, it will be of great use to academics working in religious studies and ethics, as well as popular culture and media studies.
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Celebrity Morals and the Loss of Religious Authority

by John Portmann
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With contributions from founders of the field, including Justin Barrett, E. Thomas Lawson, Robert N. McCauley, Paschal Boyer, Armin Geertz and Harvey Whitehouse, as well as from younger scholars from successive stages in the field's development, this is an important survey of the first twenty-five years of the cognitive science ...
Religion Explained?: The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-five Years
With contributions from founders of the field, including Justin Barrett, E. Thomas Lawson, Robert N. McCauley, Paschal Boyer, Armin Geertz and Harvey Whitehouse, as well as from younger scholars from successive stages in the field's development, this is an important survey of the first twenty-five years of the cognitive science of religion. Each chapter provides the author's views on the contributions the cognitive science of religion has made to the academic study of religion, as well as any shortcomings in the field and challenges for the future. Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-five Years calls attention to the field whilst providing an accessible and diverse survey of approaches from key voices, as well as offering suggestions for further research within the field. This book is essential reading for anyone in religious studies, anthropology, and the scientific study of religion.
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Religion Explained?: The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-five Years

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In the extreme context of the American slavocracy, how do we account for the robust subjectivity and agency of Frederick Douglass? In an environment of extremity, where most contemporary psychological theory suggests the human spirit would be vanquished, how did Frederick Douglass emerge to become one of the most prolific ...
Frederick Douglass, a Psychobiography: Rethinking Subjectivity in the Western Experiment of Democracy
In the extreme context of the American slavocracy, how do we account for the robust subjectivity and agency of Frederick Douglass? In an environment of extremity, where most contemporary psychological theory suggests the human spirit would be vanquished, how did Frederick Douglass emerge to become one of the most prolific thinkers of the 19th century? To address this question, this book engages in a psychoanalytic examination of all four of Frederick Douglass' autobiographies. Danjuma Gibson examines when, how, and why Douglass tells his story in the manner he does, how his story shifts and takes shape with each successive autobiography, and the resulting psychodynamic, pastoral, and practical theological implications.
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104.990000 USD

Frederick Douglass, a Psychobiography: Rethinking Subjectivity in the Western Experiment of Democracy

by Danjuma G Gibson
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This book argues that God can be found within the edifice of the scientific understanding of physics, cosmology, biology and philosophy. It is a rewarding read that asks the Big Questions which humans have pondered since the dawn of the modern human mind, including: Why and how does the universe ...
Consilience, Truth and the Mind of God: Science, Philosophy and Theology in the Search for Ultimate Meaning
This book argues that God can be found within the edifice of the scientific understanding of physics, cosmology, biology and philosophy. It is a rewarding read that asks the Big Questions which humans have pondered since the dawn of the modern human mind, including: Why and how does the universe exist? From where do the laws of physics come? How did life and mind arise from inanimate matter on Earth? Science and religion have a common interest in the answers to such questions, yet many scientists and believers have been at odds for centuries. The author and contributors present a program for moving beyond the vastly different perspectives of reality offered by science and religion. Historical proofs for the existence of God are considered in light of the possibility that the universe may be only one in an eternal multiverse that contains an infinite number of other universes. Readers will find a modification of St. Augustine's Argument from Truth for the existence of the necessary, self-sufficient being commonly referred to as God. This book is suited to all with an interest in the crossing points of science and religion, providing much food for thought and reflection. If in the end, you cannot accede to philosophy's proofs, or theism's invitation to faith, perhaps you will nevertheless say `yes' to the amazing universe in which we live.
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94.490000 USD

Consilience, Truth and the Mind of God: Science, Philosophy and Theology in the Search for Ultimate Meaning

by Richard J. Di Rocco
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This book gives a personal insight into the hearts and minds of a fundamentalist Christian sect, the Open Brethren. Using Brethren magazine articles, obituaries, and testimonies, Peter Herriot argues that the Brethren constitute a perfect example of a fundamentalism. Their culture is entirely opposed to the beliefs, values, and norms ...
The Open Brethren: A Christian Sect in the Modern World
This book gives a personal insight into the hearts and minds of a fundamentalist Christian sect, the Open Brethren. Using Brethren magazine articles, obituaries, and testimonies, Peter Herriot argues that the Brethren constitute a perfect example of a fundamentalism. Their culture is entirely opposed to the beliefs, values, and norms of modernity. As a result, like other fundamentalisms they challenge modern Christianity and impede its efforts to engage with global society.
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94.490000 USD

The Open Brethren: A Christian Sect in the Modern World

by Peter Herriot
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The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781472453983, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license. Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature ...
Hearing Voices, Demonic and Divine: Scientific and Theological Perspectives
The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781472453983, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license. Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature of mental illness. Some critics of traditional religious faith have dismissed the visions and voices attributed to biblical characters and saints as evidence of mental disorder. However, it is now known that many ordinary people, with no other evidence of mental disorder, also hear voices and that these voices not infrequently include spiritual or religious content. Psychological and interdisciplinary research has shed a revealing light on these experiences in recent years, so that we now know much more about the phenomenon of hearing voices than ever before. The present work considers biblical, historical, and scientific accounts of spiritual and mystical experiences of voice hearing in the Christian tradition in order to explore how some voices may be understood theologically as revelatory. It is proposed that in the incarnation, Christian faith finds both an understanding of what it is to be fully human (a theological anthropology), and God's perfect self-disclosure (revelation). Within such an understanding, revelatory voices represent a key point of interpersonal encounter between human beings and God.
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157.500000 USD

Hearing Voices, Demonic and Divine: Scientific and Theological Perspectives

by Christopher C. H. Cook
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The Mediumship of Arnold Clare
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16.280000 USD

The Mediumship of Arnold Clare

by Harry Edwards
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Activating God's Power in Nang: Overcome and Be Transformed by Accessing God's Power.
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10.490000 USD

Activating God's Power in Nang: Overcome and Be Transformed by Accessing God's Power.

by Michelle Leslie
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Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue: Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective
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Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue: Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective

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Loving by Loving Yourself
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15.740000 USD

Loving by Loving Yourself

by Isaac Essilfie
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Couple Skills Handbook: The Couple's Guide to Building a Successful Marriage Together
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7.760000 USD

Couple Skills Handbook: The Couple's Guide to Building a Successful Marriage Together

by Dr Adale Travis
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Four Addresses: The Soldiers' Field: The Harvard Union I: The Harvard Union II Robert Gould Shaw (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Four Addresses: The Soldiers' Field: The Harvard Union I: The Harvard Union II Robert Gould Shaw (Classic Reprint)

by Henry Lee Higginson
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Empath: Discover Your Soul's Light Within the Akashic Records: Master Your Life with Raised Vibrations
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6.290000 USD

Empath: Discover Your Soul's Light Within the Akashic Records: Master Your Life with Raised Vibrations

by Frank Knoll
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Essay on Man
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12.030000 USD

Essay on Man

by Alexander Pope
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Moses and Monotheism: New Literal Translation by R.J. Koret
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14.690000 USD

Moses and Monotheism: New Literal Translation by R.J. Koret

by Sigmund Freud
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Cult, a Love Story: Ten Years Inside a Canadian Cult and the Subsequent Long Road of Recovery
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26.240000 USD

Cult, a Love Story: Ten Years Inside a Canadian Cult and the Subsequent Long Road of Recovery

by Alexandra Amor
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Winner of the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions Demonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today. When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942, he rejected the ...
New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration
Winner of the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions Demonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today. When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942, he rejected the racial categories presented to him and persuaded the registrar to cross out the check mark she had placed next to Negro and substitute Ethiopian Hebrew. God did not make us Negroes, declared religious leaders in black communities of the early twentieth-century urban North. They insisted that so-called Negroes are, in reality, Ethiopian Hebrews, Asiatic Muslims, or raceless children of God. Rejecting conventional American racial classification, many black southern migrants and immigrants from the Caribbean embraced these alternative visions of black history, racial identity, and collective future, thereby reshaping the black religious and racial landscape. Focusing on the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement, and a number of congregations of Ethiopian Hebrews, Judith Weisenfeld argues that the appeal of these groups lay not only in the new religious opportunities membership provided, but also in the novel ways they formulated a religio-racial identity. Arguing that members of these groups understood their religious and racial identities as divinely-ordained and inseparable, the book examines how this sense of self shapedtheir conceptions of their bodies, families, religious and social communities, space and place, and political sensibilities. Weisenfeld draws on extensive archival research and incorporates a rich array of sources to highlight the experiences of average members. The book demonstrates that the efforts by members of these movements to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America about the nature of racial identity and the collective future of black people that still resonate today.
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30.70 USD

New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration

by Judith Weisenfeld
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The Rural Mind and Social Welfare (Classic Reprint)
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11.520000 USD

The Rural Mind and Social Welfare (Classic Reprint)

by Ernest R Groves
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The Dzogchen Path
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31.500000 USD

The Dzogchen Path

by Dzogchen Pema Kalsang Rinpoche
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The Mediumship of Jack Webber: 2019
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17.850000 USD

The Mediumship of Jack Webber: 2019

by Harry Edwards
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This open access book offers an exploration of delusions-unusual beliefs that can significantly disrupt people's lives. Experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including lived experience, clinical psychiatry, philosophy, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, discuss how delusions emerge, why it is so difficult to give them up, what their effects ...
Delusions in Context
This open access book offers an exploration of delusions-unusual beliefs that can significantly disrupt people's lives. Experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including lived experience, clinical psychiatry, philosophy, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, discuss how delusions emerge, why it is so difficult to give them up, what their effects are, how they are managed, and what we can do to reduce the stigma associated with them. Taken as a whole, the book proposes that there is continuity between delusions and everyday beliefs. It is essential reading for researchers working on delusions and mental health more generally, and will also appeal to anybody who wants to gain a better understanding of what happens when the way we experience and interpret the world is different from that of the people around us.
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32.550000 USD

Delusions in Context

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Spiritual Psychology: A Path to Our Transcendent Self
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14.690000 USD

Spiritual Psychology: A Path to Our Transcendent Self

by Walter Kania Ph D
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Spiritual Psychology: A Path to Our Transcendent Self
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28.340000 USD

Spiritual Psychology: A Path to Our Transcendent Self

by Walter Kania Ph D
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The world contains a bewildering variety of religions, and an equally bewildering variety of practices and beliefs within them. Why did they develop and become so widespread? Why do religions matter so much to so many people? Why do some believe that their faith requires them to terrorise and kill ...
Religion Hurts: Why Religions Do Harm As Well As Good
The world contains a bewildering variety of religions, and an equally bewildering variety of practices and beliefs within them. Why did they develop and become so widespread? Why do religions matter so much to so many people? Why do some believe that their faith requires them to terrorise and kill others? Do religions do more harm than good? This is a book for those who ask such questions. Some of the answers we hear today seem totally uncritical of religions while others dismiss religions as inherently toxic and destructive. John Bowker, one of the world's most distinguished scholars of religion, delivers a timely analysis of the issues. He shows how recent research, particularly in the neurosciences, genetics and evolution, throws new light on what religions are and on what part they have played in human life and history. His explanation of why religions have been a force for both good and evil is of vital importance for those trying to understand the politics of the modern world.
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25.58 USD

Religion Hurts: Why Religions Do Harm As Well As Good

by John Bowker
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Stephen Greene: Memories of His Life, with Addresses, Resolutions and Other Tributes of Affection (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

Stephen Greene: Memories of His Life, with Addresses, Resolutions and Other Tributes of Affection (Classic Reprint)

by Benjamin Allen Greene
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The sharp contrast between cultures with a monotheistic paternal deity and those with pluralistic maternal deities is a theme of abiding interest in religious studies. Attempts to understand the implications of these two vast organizing principles for religious life lead to an overwhelmingly diverse set of facts and their meanings. ...
Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose
The sharp contrast between cultures with a monotheistic paternal deity and those with pluralistic maternal deities is a theme of abiding interest in religious studies. Attempts to understand the implications of these two vast organizing principles for religious life lead to an overwhelmingly diverse set of facts and their meanings. In Freud's India, the companion volume to Freud's Mahabharata, Alf Hiltebeitel takes up this enormously engaging question, focusing on the thinking of two spokespeople for the inner life of their cultures- Sigmund Freud and Girindrasekhar Bose. Hiltebeitel examines the attempts of these two men to communicate with and understand each other and these issues in the heated context of emotionally divisive allegiances. The book is elegant in its nuanced attention to these two thinkers and its tightly controlled exploration of what their interactions reveal about their contributions and limitations as representatives of the psychology and religion of their respective cultures. Anxieties about mothers, says Hiltebeitel, separate Eastern from Western imaginations. They separate Freud from Bose, and they separate Hindu foundational texts from the foundational texts of Judaism.
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81.89 USD

Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

by Alf Hiltebeitel
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Wie Man Seine Emotionale Und Pers nliche Spiritualit t Erh ht: Erfolg in Seinem Leben Erzielen, Indem Man Eine Spirituelle Person Ist, Positive Affirmationen Lernen, Um Gl ck Anzuziehen
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6.630000 USD

Wie Man Seine Emotionale Und Pers nliche Spiritualit t Erh ht: Erfolg in Seinem Leben Erzielen, Indem Man Eine Spirituelle Person Ist, Positive Affirmationen Lernen, Um Gl ck Anzuziehen

by Jorge O Chiesa
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