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Understanding Depression (Understanding Health and Sickness Series)
Understanding Depression (Understanding Health and Sickness Series)

Depression has been a scourge of mankind since the dawn of ages. Vivid images from historical and religious texts describe sufferers of the illness we now know as depression. An "equal opportunity" illness, it exempts no one based on race, sex, creed, religion, social status, or nation of origin. It affects one in five of us and its...

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Sometimes, when I’m wandering in an art museum looking at the relics of an ancient civilization, I find myself wondering how a future society would represent a defunct American culture. What objects would be chosen—or would survive—to be placed on display? Would I agree with a curator’s choices? Were I to choose the items...
Religion and Human Rights: An International Perspective
Religion and Human Rights: An International Perspective

This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity. It discusses whether the impact of religiosity on human rights is liberational or suppressive, and sheds light on the direction in which the relationship between religion and human rights is expected to develop. The questions explored in this volume are: Which are the...

Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think: Reflections by Scientists, Writers, and Philosophers
Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think: Reflections by Scientists, Writers, and Philosophers
"A vivid picture of how one man, by force of rigorous analysis and clear writing, taught a generation of biologists how to think about evolution."--New York Times

ith the publication of the international bestseller The Selfish Gene some thirty years ago, Richard Dawkins powerfully captured a newly emerging way of
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A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality
A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality

A Passion for Mathematics is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and...

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras)
Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras)
Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt was the first volume in the Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras series, and now it is the first to be expanded and updated. This is quite fitting because while the Egyptian civilization is not the oldest, it is certainly the grandest. It stands out for the vast area it covered,...
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief

“I raised my own freethinking sons not that long ago, and I had little choice but to do it without much practical support. This book is the best, most comprehensive com­pendium of secular parenting strategies and tips I can imagine. It shows how, without the aid of any supernatural overseer, you can raise kids who...

Christianity and World Religions: Disputed Questions in the Theology of Religions
Christianity and World Religions: Disputed Questions in the Theology of Religions

An engaging and accessible introduction to Christianity’s relationship with other world religions, addressing the questions of why the reality, and vitality, of other religions has become a challenge, and showing how Christianity is equipped to deal with religious plurality at both the doctrinal and social level.

Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil (Focus on World Music)
Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil (Focus on World Music)
"Anyone with more than a casual interest in Brazilian music history simply must look at this top ethnomusicological study." --Midwest Book Review

"Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil" examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is
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A Social History of Byzantium
A Social History of Byzantium
Western civilization owes an incalculable cultural and historical debt to the Byzantine Empire. Before falling to the Ottoman Turks in the mid-fifteenth century, the empire flourished for more than a thousand years, bridging the ancient and modern worlds. Byzantium profoundly influenced the pattern of cultural and political development in the lands...
Dating For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
Dating For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
If you’re looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate, this is the guide for you. Whether you’re young and haven’t dated much or older and have been out of circulation so long you’ve forgotten how to flirt, dating can be intimidating. Author Dr. Joy Browne, America’s favorite psychologist,...
Su-un and His World of Symbols
Su-un and His World of Symbols

"Su-un and His World of Symbols" explores the image which Choe Che-u (Su-un), the founder of Donghak (Eastern Learning) Korea's first indigenous religion, had of himself as a religious leader and human being. Su-un gave his life so that he could share his symbols, his scriptures and the foundational principals of his religion with all...

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