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Encyclopedia of Religion, 15 Volume Set
Encyclopedia of Religion, 15 Volume Set

A sacred space is any place recognized for its ability to direct the mind and body to holy matters. The basis for this power varies considerably. Sometimes spaces act like reliquaries—enclosures that mark the deposit of a saint’s remains, or the site of an unusual event such as a vision or manifestation of divine power, or the...

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
A brilliant powerful and important book....This is a brutal indictment Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World.

About the Author

Neil Postman
(1931–2003) was chairman of the Department of
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Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-?ak?m al-Tirmidh? and his Contemporaries (Routledge Sufi Series)
Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-?ak?m al-Tirmidh? and his Contemporaries (Routledge Sufi Series)

This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the eighth–tenth centuries, with special attention to ninth-century mystics, such as al-Tustar?, al-Mu??sib?, al-Kharr?z, al-Junayd and, in particular, al-?ak?m al-Tirmidh?. Unlike other studies dealing with the so-called ‘Formative...

Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Excercise Clause
Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Excercise Clause
"...an authoritative and constructive study of the US Supreme Court's free exercise jurisprudence."
--Choice

"Cookson's conclusion is powerful . She has the courage to assert that current free exercise jurisprudence is not working and to present argue for a more effective alternative. This book offers a fascinating
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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (MacMillan Reference USA)
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (MacMillan Reference USA)
The publication of the Encyclopedia of Science and Religion is a significant milestone marking the maturation of the contemporary dialogue between the sciences and religions. Not only does this Encyclopedia offer a massive amount of interdisciplinary and interreligious information, but it mirrors one of the most fascinating...
Interviewing and Diagnostic Exercises for Clinical and Counseling Skills Building
Interviewing and Diagnostic Exercises for Clinical and Counseling Skills Building
This book contains twenty client profiles to use in practicing interviewing and diagnostic skills. Ten profiles are of adult cases ranging in age from eighteen to seventy (chapters 3-12). Ten profiles are of child or teen cases ranging in age from seven to seventeen (chapters 13-22). In addition to age, the twenty profiles vary in terms of...
Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain
Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain
Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around...
The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding secularisation, 1800-2000
The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding secularisation, 1800-2000

The Death of Christian Britain examines how the nation’s dominant religious culture has been destroyed. Callum Brown challenges the generally held view that secularization was a long and gradual process dating from the industrial revolution. Instead, he argues that it has been a catastrophic and abrupt cultural revolution...

A Brief History of Death (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)
A Brief History of Death (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)
"The author reveals himself to be a sensitive and humane guide, in a book that ought to fascinate anyone interested in the existential conundrum of human morality." Times Higher Education Supplement

The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the
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Why I Am Not a Buddhist
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world’s most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science

Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits
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Game Design Workshop, Second Edition: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games
Game Design Workshop, Second Edition: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games
There is magic in games.

Not magic like a Level 19 fi reball spell is magic. Not the kind of magic you get when you purchase a trick in a magic store. And not the kind of mystical experience that organized religion can go on about. No, games are magic in the way that fi rst kisses are magic, the way that fi nally arriving at a perfect
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Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life
Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life
Internationally renowned success philosopher, business speaker, and humorist, Larry Winget offers advice that flies in the face of conventional self-help. He believes that the motivational speakers and self-help gurus seem to have forgotten that the operative word in self-help is "self." That is what makes this book so different. Shut Up,...
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