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Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
$298.00

The cultural products of new religions and spiritualities are frequently ignored or dismissed within academia, often stemming from a hesitation to acknowledge these movements as genuine. This volume explores the impact of new religions upon cultural production, exemplifying the theological and spiritual principles of particular movements and demonstrating their substantial impact on wider society. Contributions explore the realms of music, architecture, food, art, books, films, video games, and more. This scholarship will be of interest to those who wish to explore the gamut of modern religious expression, and those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the spiritual origins of human culture.

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health
$290.33

Books: Spirituality (Religion and Spirituality) (Hardcover)

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures
$222.68

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health
$205.00

The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing.The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ”religion” and ”spirituality” in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

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

Religions As Brands: New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality
$200.15

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 as ‘brands’ that have to be recognizable to their members and the general public. What does this do to religion? How do religious groups and believers react? What is the consequence for society as a whole? This book brings together some of the best international specialists from marketing, sociology and economics in order to answer these and similar questions. The interdisciplinary book treats new developments in three fields that have hitherto evolved rather independently: the commoditization of religion, the link between religion and consumer behavior, and the economics of religion. By combining and cross-fertilizing these three fields, the book shows just what happens when religions become brands.

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider
$198.63

Books: RELIGION SPIRITUALITY FOR THE HEALTHCARE

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities
$141.02

Humour and Religion highlights the importance and functioning of humour in different world religions. Exploring the major religious cultures, the book looks at more constructive aspects to the relation between humour and religion, with humour seen as a pathway to spiritual wisdom. Exploring how religions contain (implicit) references to the finitude and relativity of the human condition, and why humour and spirituality fit well together, contributors discuss what the meaning of humour in different religions is – Did it evolve historically? How does it function? How is humour related to the realization of spiritual goals? Looking at religions from an external perspective, the contributors then analyze the way religion interacts with humour in society. How does a religion respond to sarcasm and irony? Are there limits to mockery and making fun of believers? Does humour have a pacifying effect when societal tensions run high or does it intensify the sensitivities? This volume will provide essays of value to scholars in the various religions and literatures covered.

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion
$139.61

The twentieth century was a period of rapid change for religion. Secularisation resulted in a dramatic fall in church attendance in the West, and the 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of new religions including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the Church of Scientology, and the Children of God. New religions were regarded with suspicion by society in general and Religious Studies scholars alike until the 1990s, when the emergence of a second generation of; new new; religions – based on popular cultural forms including films, novels, computer games and comic books – and highly individualistic spiritualities confirmed the utter transformation of the religio-spiritual landscape. Indeed, Scientology and ISKCON appeared almost traditional and conservative when compared to the radically de-institutionalised, eclectic, parodic, fun-loving and experimental fiction-based, invented and hyper-real religions. In this book, scholarly treatments of cutting-edge religious and spiritual trends are brought into conversation with contributions by representatives of Dudeism, the Church of All Worlds, the Temple of the Jedi Order and Tolkien spirituality groups. This book will simultaneously entertain, shock, challenge and delight scholars of religious studies, as well as those with a wider interest in new religious movements.

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
$139.60

The first of its kind, this book provides a cross-cultural perspective on ecology and religion. The book surveys and discusses concepts of ecology in traditional cultures, Asian religious traditions, and contemporary culture. Includes substantial discussions of current ecological movements and several ecovisionaries. For anyone interested in Religious Studies.

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age
$105.47

We live in a media age where technologies become the sites and sources of our practices and beliefs, including those deeper values that guide decisions about how we should live."Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" explores how and why media become the site and source of spiritual expressions that address the mundane or everydayness of our lives. Including international case studies and essays from leading scholars such as Stewart Hoover and Graham Harvey, the book examines the ways and the places in which people have employed media and information technologies to weave spiritual meaning throughout the demands and pastimes of their lives. Topics range from food and sex to spiritual tourism. In doing so, the volume takes up a call from Paul Heelas’ seminal work, " Spiritualities of Life," to provide more examples, more richness and more depth to the variety of spiritual practices that exist in late modernity. Providing critical, scholarly explorations of the complexities and contradictions of late-modern spiritual practices, "Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" is a must-read for anyone working in the intersection of media, religion or spirituality, and culture.

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
$105.00

Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality. Leading scholars from multiple psychological subdisciplines present developmental, cognitive, social psychological, cultural, and clinical perspectives on this core aspect of human experience. The forms and functions of religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, and spiritual struggles are explored. Other key topics include religion as a meaning system, religious influences on prosocial and antisocial behavior, and connections to health, coping, and psychotherapy. New to This Edition * Two chapters on cross-cultural issues. * Chapters on spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. * Reflects significant theoretical and empirical developments in the field. * Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski
$102.59

This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski;s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the interaction between the two fields in his artistic output. The central argument of the text is that through an embodied and materialist approach to religion, developed in the work of Michel Foucault and religious studies scholar Manuel Vasquez, as well as a critical reading of the concepts of the New Age, a new understanding of Grotowski and religion can be developed. It is possible to show how Grotowski;s work articulated spiritual experience within the body; achieving a removal of spirituality from ecclesial authorities and relocating spiritual experience within the body of the performer. This is a unique analysis of one of the 20th Century;s most famous theatrical figures. As such, it is a vital reference for academics in both Religion and Theatre Studies that have an interest in the spiritual aspects of Grotowski;s work.

Religion and the Physical Sciences

Religion and the Physical Sciences
$102.40

Many people may think that the modern physical sciences – physics, chemistry, astronomy – and religion have little to do with each other. There are, however, many points that these two areas intersect. This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion will cover the impact of religion and spirituality on some of the great scientific debates of the last 100 years – the origin of the universe, the nature of matter and energy, the quest for a TOE (theory of everything), and the current debates over multiple universes, the anthropic principle, and other aspects of theoretical physics that are borderline philosophy. Debates on these topics are common in popular works, and the author places all of these debates in a context that the average reader can understand.

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)
$99.95

This text is intended to help counselors and other mental health practitioners make informed and effective interventions with clients for whom religion and spirituality are significant concerns. It is comprehensive, providing information on religious systems and spiritual beliefs as well as clinical strategies and interventions. Throughout the text, the author weaves the theme in of understanding how the counselor’s own worldview and values impact working with clients and offers activities and cases for exploring this further.

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD
$91.63

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace
$90.41

In this groundbreaking book, Daniel Helminiak provides a crucial spiritual option a middle path between modern society’s secular materialism and traditional religion’s other-worldly focus and institutional dogmatism. The functional atheism of our contemporary consumer and scientific society (as championed by current best selling authors Sam Harris’ The End of Faith, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great) doesn’t satisfy our desire for lasting meaning and value. But the parochial, inflexible character of traditional religious beliefs increasingly result in personal, local, and global conflicts in our current world of pluralism, globalization, respect for science and progress. Helminiak gives us a compelling vision of a global spirituality that downplays beliefs and emphasizes the essential spiritual dynamics of the common human quest for wholeness, goodness, freedom and community. Spirituality for a Global Community builds on the spiritual facet of our common humanity, stressing wholesome living on planet Earth, and opening onto the range of religions and belief in God."

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition
$90.00

From foremost authorities in the field, this comprehensive volume synthesizes the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes underlying spirituality, religious behavior, and religious experience. Presented are cutting-edge theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and empirical findings emerging from all psychological subdisciplines. Coverage includes the neural and cognitive bases of religiousness; social, personality, and developmental issues; religion as a meaning system; and implications for behavior, mental health, and clinical practice. Seamlessly edited, the Handbook provides a definitive portrait of the current state of the science, fosters the development of integrative theory, and identifies vital directions for future research.

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
$298.00

The cultural products of new religions and spiritualities are frequently ignored or dismissed within academia, often stemming from a hesitation to acknowledge these movements as genuine. This volume explores the impact of new religions upon cultural production, exemplifying the theological and spiritual principles of particular movements and demonstrating their substantial impact on wider society. Contributions explore the realms of music, architecture, food, art, books, films, video games, and more. This scholarship will be of interest to those who wish to explore the gamut of modern religious expression, and those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the spiritual origins of human culture.

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health
$290.33

Books: Spirituality (Religion and Spirituality) (Hardcover)

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures
$222.68

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health
$205.00

The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing.The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ”religion” and ”spirituality” in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

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

Religions As Brands: New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality
$200.15

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 as ‘brands’ that have to be recognizable to their members and the general public. What does this do to religion? How do religious groups and believers react? What is the consequence for society as a whole? This book brings together some of the best international specialists from marketing, sociology and economics in order to answer these and similar questions. The interdisciplinary book treats new developments in three fields that have hitherto evolved rather independently: the commoditization of religion, the link between religion and consumer behavior, and the economics of religion. By combining and cross-fertilizing these three fields, the book shows just what happens when religions become brands.

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider
$198.63

Books: RELIGION SPIRITUALITY FOR THE HEALTHCARE

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities
$141.02

Humour and Religion highlights the importance and functioning of humour in different world religions. Exploring the major religious cultures, the book looks at more constructive aspects to the relation between humour and religion, with humour seen as a pathway to spiritual wisdom. Exploring how religions contain (implicit) references to the finitude and relativity of the human condition, and why humour and spirituality fit well together, contributors discuss what the meaning of humour in different religions is – Did it evolve historically? How does it function? How is humour related to the realization of spiritual goals? Looking at religions from an external perspective, the contributors then analyze the way religion interacts with humour in society. How does a religion respond to sarcasm and irony? Are there limits to mockery and making fun of believers? Does humour have a pacifying effect when societal tensions run high or does it intensify the sensitivities? This volume will provide essays of value to scholars in the various religions and literatures covered.

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion
$139.61

The twentieth century was a period of rapid change for religion. Secularisation resulted in a dramatic fall in church attendance in the West, and the 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of new religions including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the Church of Scientology, and the Children of God. New religions were regarded with suspicion by society in general and Religious Studies scholars alike until the 1990s, when the emergence of a second generation of; new new; religions – based on popular cultural forms including films, novels, computer games and comic books – and highly individualistic spiritualities confirmed the utter transformation of the religio-spiritual landscape. Indeed, Scientology and ISKCON appeared almost traditional and conservative when compared to the radically de-institutionalised, eclectic, parodic, fun-loving and experimental fiction-based, invented and hyper-real religions. In this book, scholarly treatments of cutting-edge religious and spiritual trends are brought into conversation with contributions by representatives of Dudeism, the Church of All Worlds, the Temple of the Jedi Order and Tolkien spirituality groups. This book will simultaneously entertain, shock, challenge and delight scholars of religious studies, as well as those with a wider interest in new religious movements.

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
$139.60

The first of its kind, this book provides a cross-cultural perspective on ecology and religion. The book surveys and discusses concepts of ecology in traditional cultures, Asian religious traditions, and contemporary culture. Includes substantial discussions of current ecological movements and several ecovisionaries. For anyone interested in Religious Studies.

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age
$105.47

We live in a media age where technologies become the sites and sources of our practices and beliefs, including those deeper values that guide decisions about how we should live."Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" explores how and why media become the site and source of spiritual expressions that address the mundane or everydayness of our lives. Including international case studies and essays from leading scholars such as Stewart Hoover and Graham Harvey, the book examines the ways and the places in which people have employed media and information technologies to weave spiritual meaning throughout the demands and pastimes of their lives. Topics range from food and sex to spiritual tourism. In doing so, the volume takes up a call from Paul Heelas’ seminal work, " Spiritualities of Life," to provide more examples, more richness and more depth to the variety of spiritual practices that exist in late modernity. Providing critical, scholarly explorations of the complexities and contradictions of late-modern spiritual practices, "Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" is a must-read for anyone working in the intersection of media, religion or spirituality, and culture.

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
$105.00

Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality. Leading scholars from multiple psychological subdisciplines present developmental, cognitive, social psychological, cultural, and clinical perspectives on this core aspect of human experience. The forms and functions of religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, and spiritual struggles are explored. Other key topics include religion as a meaning system, religious influences on prosocial and antisocial behavior, and connections to health, coping, and psychotherapy. New to This Edition * Two chapters on cross-cultural issues. * Chapters on spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. * Reflects significant theoretical and empirical developments in the field. * Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski
$102.59

This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski;s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the interaction between the two fields in his artistic output. The central argument of the text is that through an embodied and materialist approach to religion, developed in the work of Michel Foucault and religious studies scholar Manuel Vasquez, as well as a critical reading of the concepts of the New Age, a new understanding of Grotowski and religion can be developed. It is possible to show how Grotowski;s work articulated spiritual experience within the body; achieving a removal of spirituality from ecclesial authorities and relocating spiritual experience within the body of the performer. This is a unique analysis of one of the 20th Century;s most famous theatrical figures. As such, it is a vital reference for academics in both Religion and Theatre Studies that have an interest in the spiritual aspects of Grotowski;s work.

Religion and the Physical Sciences

Religion and the Physical Sciences
$102.40

Many people may think that the modern physical sciences – physics, chemistry, astronomy – and religion have little to do with each other. There are, however, many points that these two areas intersect. This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion will cover the impact of religion and spirituality on some of the great scientific debates of the last 100 years – the origin of the universe, the nature of matter and energy, the quest for a TOE (theory of everything), and the current debates over multiple universes, the anthropic principle, and other aspects of theoretical physics that are borderline philosophy. Debates on these topics are common in popular works, and the author places all of these debates in a context that the average reader can understand.

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)
$99.95

This text is intended to help counselors and other mental health practitioners make informed and effective interventions with clients for whom religion and spirituality are significant concerns. It is comprehensive, providing information on religious systems and spiritual beliefs as well as clinical strategies and interventions. Throughout the text, the author weaves the theme in of understanding how the counselor’s own worldview and values impact working with clients and offers activities and cases for exploring this further.

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD
$91.63

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace
$90.41

In this groundbreaking book, Daniel Helminiak provides a crucial spiritual option a middle path between modern society’s secular materialism and traditional religion’s other-worldly focus and institutional dogmatism. The functional atheism of our contemporary consumer and scientific society (as championed by current best selling authors Sam Harris’ The End of Faith, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great) doesn’t satisfy our desire for lasting meaning and value. But the parochial, inflexible character of traditional religious beliefs increasingly result in personal, local, and global conflicts in our current world of pluralism, globalization, respect for science and progress. Helminiak gives us a compelling vision of a global spirituality that downplays beliefs and emphasizes the essential spiritual dynamics of the common human quest for wholeness, goodness, freedom and community. Spirituality for a Global Community builds on the spiritual facet of our common humanity, stressing wholesome living on planet Earth, and opening onto the range of religions and belief in God."

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition
$90.00

From foremost authorities in the field, this comprehensive volume synthesizes the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes underlying spirituality, religious behavior, and religious experience. Presented are cutting-edge theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and empirical findings emerging from all psychological subdisciplines. Coverage includes the neural and cognitive bases of religiousness; social, personality, and developmental issues; religion as a meaning system; and implications for behavior, mental health, and clinical practice. Seamlessly edited, the Handbook provides a definitive portrait of the current state of the science, fosters the development of integrative theory, and identifies vital directions for future research.

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
$298.00

The cultural products of new religions and spiritualities are frequently ignored or dismissed within academia, often stemming from a hesitation to acknowledge these movements as genuine. This volume explores the impact of new religions upon cultural production, exemplifying the theological and spiritual principles of particular movements and demonstrating their substantial impact on wider society. Contributions explore the realms of music, architecture, food, art, books, films, video games, and more. This scholarship will be of interest to those who wish to explore the gamut of modern religious expression, and those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the spiritual origins of human culture.

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health
$290.33

Books: Spirituality (Religion and Spirituality) (Hardcover)

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures
$222.68

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health
$205.00

The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing.The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ”religion” and ”spirituality” in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

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

Religions As Brands: New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality
$200.15

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 as ‘brands’ that have to be recognizable to their members and the general public. What does this do to religion? How do religious groups and believers react? What is the consequence for society as a whole? This book brings together some of the best international specialists from marketing, sociology and economics in order to answer these and similar questions. The interdisciplinary book treats new developments in three fields that have hitherto evolved rather independently: the commoditization of religion, the link between religion and consumer behavior, and the economics of religion. By combining and cross-fertilizing these three fields, the book shows just what happens when religions become brands.

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider
$198.63

Books: RELIGION SPIRITUALITY FOR THE HEALTHCARE

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities
$141.02

Humour and Religion highlights the importance and functioning of humour in different world religions. Exploring the major religious cultures, the book looks at more constructive aspects to the relation between humour and religion, with humour seen as a pathway to spiritual wisdom. Exploring how religions contain (implicit) references to the finitude and relativity of the human condition, and why humour and spirituality fit well together, contributors discuss what the meaning of humour in different religions is – Did it evolve historically? How does it function? How is humour related to the realization of spiritual goals? Looking at religions from an external perspective, the contributors then analyze the way religion interacts with humour in society. How does a religion respond to sarcasm and irony? Are there limits to mockery and making fun of believers? Does humour have a pacifying effect when societal tensions run high or does it intensify the sensitivities? This volume will provide essays of value to scholars in the various religions and literatures covered.

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion
$139.61

The twentieth century was a period of rapid change for religion. Secularisation resulted in a dramatic fall in church attendance in the West, and the 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of new religions including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the Church of Scientology, and the Children of God. New religions were regarded with suspicion by society in general and Religious Studies scholars alike until the 1990s, when the emergence of a second generation of; new new; religions – based on popular cultural forms including films, novels, computer games and comic books – and highly individualistic spiritualities confirmed the utter transformation of the religio-spiritual landscape. Indeed, Scientology and ISKCON appeared almost traditional and conservative when compared to the radically de-institutionalised, eclectic, parodic, fun-loving and experimental fiction-based, invented and hyper-real religions. In this book, scholarly treatments of cutting-edge religious and spiritual trends are brought into conversation with contributions by representatives of Dudeism, the Church of All Worlds, the Temple of the Jedi Order and Tolkien spirituality groups. This book will simultaneously entertain, shock, challenge and delight scholars of religious studies, as well as those with a wider interest in new religious movements.

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
$139.60

The first of its kind, this book provides a cross-cultural perspective on ecology and religion. The book surveys and discusses concepts of ecology in traditional cultures, Asian religious traditions, and contemporary culture. Includes substantial discussions of current ecological movements and several ecovisionaries. For anyone interested in Religious Studies.

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age
$105.47

We live in a media age where technologies become the sites and sources of our practices and beliefs, including those deeper values that guide decisions about how we should live."Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" explores how and why media become the site and source of spiritual expressions that address the mundane or everydayness of our lives. Including international case studies and essays from leading scholars such as Stewart Hoover and Graham Harvey, the book examines the ways and the places in which people have employed media and information technologies to weave spiritual meaning throughout the demands and pastimes of their lives. Topics range from food and sex to spiritual tourism. In doing so, the volume takes up a call from Paul Heelas’ seminal work, " Spiritualities of Life," to provide more examples, more richness and more depth to the variety of spiritual practices that exist in late modernity. Providing critical, scholarly explorations of the complexities and contradictions of late-modern spiritual practices, "Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" is a must-read for anyone working in the intersection of media, religion or spirituality, and culture.

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
$105.00

Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality. Leading scholars from multiple psychological subdisciplines present developmental, cognitive, social psychological, cultural, and clinical perspectives on this core aspect of human experience. The forms and functions of religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, and spiritual struggles are explored. Other key topics include religion as a meaning system, religious influences on prosocial and antisocial behavior, and connections to health, coping, and psychotherapy. New to This Edition * Two chapters on cross-cultural issues. * Chapters on spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. * Reflects significant theoretical and empirical developments in the field. * Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski
$102.59

This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski;s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the interaction between the two fields in his artistic output. The central argument of the text is that through an embodied and materialist approach to religion, developed in the work of Michel Foucault and religious studies scholar Manuel Vasquez, as well as a critical reading of the concepts of the New Age, a new understanding of Grotowski and religion can be developed. It is possible to show how Grotowski;s work articulated spiritual experience within the body; achieving a removal of spirituality from ecclesial authorities and relocating spiritual experience within the body of the performer. This is a unique analysis of one of the 20th Century;s most famous theatrical figures. As such, it is a vital reference for academics in both Religion and Theatre Studies that have an interest in the spiritual aspects of Grotowski;s work.

Religion and the Physical Sciences

Religion and the Physical Sciences
$102.40

Many people may think that the modern physical sciences – physics, chemistry, astronomy – and religion have little to do with each other. There are, however, many points that these two areas intersect. This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion will cover the impact of religion and spirituality on some of the great scientific debates of the last 100 years – the origin of the universe, the nature of matter and energy, the quest for a TOE (theory of everything), and the current debates over multiple universes, the anthropic principle, and other aspects of theoretical physics that are borderline philosophy. Debates on these topics are common in popular works, and the author places all of these debates in a context that the average reader can understand.

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)
$99.95

This text is intended to help counselors and other mental health practitioners make informed and effective interventions with clients for whom religion and spirituality are significant concerns. It is comprehensive, providing information on religious systems and spiritual beliefs as well as clinical strategies and interventions. Throughout the text, the author weaves the theme in of understanding how the counselor’s own worldview and values impact working with clients and offers activities and cases for exploring this further.

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD
$91.63

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace
$90.41

In this groundbreaking book, Daniel Helminiak provides a crucial spiritual option a middle path between modern society’s secular materialism and traditional religion’s other-worldly focus and institutional dogmatism. The functional atheism of our contemporary consumer and scientific society (as championed by current best selling authors Sam Harris’ The End of Faith, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great) doesn’t satisfy our desire for lasting meaning and value. But the parochial, inflexible character of traditional religious beliefs increasingly result in personal, local, and global conflicts in our current world of pluralism, globalization, respect for science and progress. Helminiak gives us a compelling vision of a global spirituality that downplays beliefs and emphasizes the essential spiritual dynamics of the common human quest for wholeness, goodness, freedom and community. Spirituality for a Global Community builds on the spiritual facet of our common humanity, stressing wholesome living on planet Earth, and opening onto the range of religions and belief in God."

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition
$90.00

From foremost authorities in the field, this comprehensive volume synthesizes the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes underlying spirituality, religious behavior, and religious experience. Presented are cutting-edge theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and empirical findings emerging from all psychological subdisciplines. Coverage includes the neural and cognitive bases of religiousness; social, personality, and developmental issues; religion as a meaning system; and implications for behavior, mental health, and clinical practice. Seamlessly edited, the Handbook provides a definitive portrait of the current state of the science, fosters the development of integrative theory, and identifies vital directions for future research.

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Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
$298.00

The cultural products of new religions and spiritualities are frequently ignored or dismissed within academia, often stemming from a hesitation to acknowledge these movements as genuine. This volume explores the impact of new religions upon cultural production, exemplifying the theological and spiritual principles of particular movements and demonstrating their substantial impact on wider society. Contributions explore the realms of music, architecture, food, art, books, films, video games, and more. This scholarship will be of interest to those who wish to explore the gamut of modern religious expression, and those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the spiritual origins of human culture.

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health

Spirituality: Global Practices, Societal Attitudes and Effects on Health
$290.33

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Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures
$222.68

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health
$205.00

The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing.The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ”religion” and ”spirituality” in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

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

Religions As Brands: New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality
$200.15

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 as ‘brands’ that have to be recognizable to their members and the general public. What does this do to religion? How do religious groups and believers react? What is the consequence for society as a whole? This book brings together some of the best international specialists from marketing, sociology and economics in order to answer these and similar questions. The interdisciplinary book treats new developments in three fields that have hitherto evolved rather independently: the commoditization of religion, the link between religion and consumer behavior, and the economics of religion. By combining and cross-fertilizing these three fields, the book shows just what happens when religions become brands.

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider

Religion and Spirituality for the Healthcare Provider
$198.63

Books: RELIGION SPIRITUALITY FOR THE HEALTHCARE

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities

Humor and Religion: Challenges and Ambiguities
$141.02

Humour and Religion highlights the importance and functioning of humour in different world religions. Exploring the major religious cultures, the book looks at more constructive aspects to the relation between humour and religion, with humour seen as a pathway to spiritual wisdom. Exploring how religions contain (implicit) references to the finitude and relativity of the human condition, and why humour and spirituality fit well together, contributors discuss what the meaning of humour in different religions is – Did it evolve historically? How does it function? How is humour related to the realization of spiritual goals? Looking at religions from an external perspective, the contributors then analyze the way religion interacts with humour in society. How does a religion respond to sarcasm and irony? Are there limits to mockery and making fun of believers? Does humour have a pacifying effect when societal tensions run high or does it intensify the sensitivities? This volume will provide essays of value to scholars in the various religions and literatures covered.

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion

Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion
$139.61

The twentieth century was a period of rapid change for religion. Secularisation resulted in a dramatic fall in church attendance in the West, and the 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of new religions including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the Church of Scientology, and the Children of God. New religions were regarded with suspicion by society in general and Religious Studies scholars alike until the 1990s, when the emergence of a second generation of; new new; religions – based on popular cultural forms including films, novels, computer games and comic books – and highly individualistic spiritualities confirmed the utter transformation of the religio-spiritual landscape. Indeed, Scientology and ISKCON appeared almost traditional and conservative when compared to the radically de-institutionalised, eclectic, parodic, fun-loving and experimental fiction-based, invented and hyper-real religions. In this book, scholarly treatments of cutting-edge religious and spiritual trends are brought into conversation with contributions by representatives of Dudeism, the Church of All Worlds, the Temple of the Jedi Order and Tolkien spirituality groups. This book will simultaneously entertain, shock, challenge and delight scholars of religious studies, as well as those with a wider interest in new religious movements.

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
$139.60

The first of its kind, this book provides a cross-cultural perspective on ecology and religion. The book surveys and discusses concepts of ecology in traditional cultures, Asian religious traditions, and contemporary culture. Includes substantial discussions of current ecological movements and several ecovisionaries. For anyone interested in Religious Studies.

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age
$105.47

We live in a media age where technologies become the sites and sources of our practices and beliefs, including those deeper values that guide decisions about how we should live."Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" explores how and why media become the site and source of spiritual expressions that address the mundane or everydayness of our lives. Including international case studies and essays from leading scholars such as Stewart Hoover and Graham Harvey, the book examines the ways and the places in which people have employed media and information technologies to weave spiritual meaning throughout the demands and pastimes of their lives. Topics range from food and sex to spiritual tourism. In doing so, the volume takes up a call from Paul Heelas’ seminal work, " Spiritualities of Life," to provide more examples, more richness and more depth to the variety of spiritual practices that exist in late modernity. Providing critical, scholarly explorations of the complexities and contradictions of late-modern spiritual practices, "Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age" is a must-read for anyone working in the intersection of media, religion or spirituality, and culture.

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
$105.00

Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality. Leading scholars from multiple psychological subdisciplines present developmental, cognitive, social psychological, cultural, and clinical perspectives on this core aspect of human experience. The forms and functions of religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, and spiritual struggles are explored. Other key topics include religion as a meaning system, religious influences on prosocial and antisocial behavior, and connections to health, coping, and psychotherapy. New to This Edition * Two chapters on cross-cultural issues. * Chapters on spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. * Reflects significant theoretical and empirical developments in the field. * Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski
$102.59

This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski;s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the interaction between the two fields in his artistic output. The central argument of the text is that through an embodied and materialist approach to religion, developed in the work of Michel Foucault and religious studies scholar Manuel Vasquez, as well as a critical reading of the concepts of the New Age, a new understanding of Grotowski and religion can be developed. It is possible to show how Grotowski;s work articulated spiritual experience within the body; achieving a removal of spirituality from ecclesial authorities and relocating spiritual experience within the body of the performer. This is a unique analysis of one of the 20th Century;s most famous theatrical figures. As such, it is a vital reference for academics in both Religion and Theatre Studies that have an interest in the spiritual aspects of Grotowski;s work.

Religion and the Physical Sciences

Religion and the Physical Sciences
$102.40

Many people may think that the modern physical sciences – physics, chemistry, astronomy – and religion have little to do with each other. There are, however, many points that these two areas intersect. This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion will cover the impact of religion and spirituality on some of the great scientific debates of the last 100 years – the origin of the universe, the nature of matter and energy, the quest for a TOE (theory of everything), and the current debates over multiple universes, the anthropic principle, and other aspects of theoretical physics that are borderline philosophy. Debates on these topics are common in popular works, and the author places all of these debates in a context that the average reader can understand.

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Comprehensive Approach (Spirituality/Religious Values)
$99.95

This text is intended to help counselors and other mental health practitioners make informed and effective interventions with clients for whom religion and spirituality are significant concerns. It is comprehensive, providing information on religious systems and spiritual beliefs as well as clinical strategies and interventions. Throughout the text, the author weaves the theme in of understanding how the counselor’s own worldview and values impact working with clients and offers activities and cases for exploring this further.

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD
$91.63

God, Religion, and Spirituality-Dec 2005 DVD

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace

Spirituality for Our Global Community: Beyond Traditional Religion to a World at Peace
$90.41

In this groundbreaking book, Daniel Helminiak provides a crucial spiritual option a middle path between modern society’s secular materialism and traditional religion’s other-worldly focus and institutional dogmatism. The functional atheism of our contemporary consumer and scientific society (as championed by current best selling authors Sam Harris’ The End of Faith, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great) doesn’t satisfy our desire for lasting meaning and value. But the parochial, inflexible character of traditional religious beliefs increasingly result in personal, local, and global conflicts in our current world of pluralism, globalization, respect for science and progress. Helminiak gives us a compelling vision of a global spirituality that downplays beliefs and emphasizes the essential spiritual dynamics of the common human quest for wholeness, goodness, freedom and community. Spirituality for a Global Community builds on the spiritual facet of our common humanity, stressing wholesome living on planet Earth, and opening onto the range of religions and belief in God."

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, First Edition
$90.00

From foremost authorities in the field, this comprehensive volume synthesizes the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes underlying spirituality, religious behavior, and religious experience. Presented are cutting-edge theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and empirical findings emerging from all psychological subdisciplines. Coverage includes the neural and cognitive bases of religiousness; social, personality, and developmental issues; religion as a meaning system; and implications for behavior, mental health, and clinical practice. Seamlessly edited, the Handbook provides a definitive portrait of the current state of the science, fosters the development of integrative theory, and identifies vital directions for future research.


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