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Research explores the experiences of gay Christians who have sought help from the growing ‘ex-gay’ movement in the United States
The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future
With new technologies emerging at such rapid pace, is life extension now inevitable?
Introducing children to philosophy is easier than you think... simply read them a picture book.
Imagine being able to find happiness in a pill...Or is the very idea just too hard to swallow?
2013 sees the return of Superman. Not only is it 75 years since mild-mannered reporter, Clark Kent, transformed himself into one of the most enduring superheroes of the last century but in June, we'll be treated to a brand new film, Man of Steel. And so, what better time to top up on your knowledge of one of the greatest American cultural icons and discover what our hero, the mean streets of Metropolis and its evil gang of villains can teach us about philosophy and about life?
From: Brain and Behavior
Freemasons do keep some secrets, but none of them are as scandalous or conspiracy-laden as the rest of us might suspect.
A thorough revision of the best-selling Divine Intuition, this new edition provides an inspiring and practical guide that helps you find inspired solutions to difficult problems and life challenges through listening to what you feel as well as to what you think and recognizing the “divine hunches” that will direct you to success and greater happiness in your life.
After his best-selling Falling Upward, Richard Rohr takes us on a journey to find our True Selves and to overcome the petty distractions of our egos--the essential tasks of mature and soulful spirituality.
A practical, step-by-step program based in both science and spirituality that shows how to foster gratitude as a daily practice using techniques such as keeping a gratitude journal, meditating, watching your language, cultivating new ways of seeing and sensing the world, and learning from spiritual traditions.
From: American Journal of Human Biology
Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church
A practical resource for aspiring leaders that combines empirical research with the authors' stories of their own and other women's experiences to help women succesfully navigate the transitions necessary to lead well in church and ministry settings.
Shakespeare - a great Stratford playwright or an uneducated man trapped into a loveless marriage by an older woman? What do you think?
Ever wondered why crime fiction is so popular?
The reason is elementary....
When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Whether it’s Islamic terrorists in the Middle East or the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians or the violence done by religious extremists in the United States, why does religion too often lead to lethal results? This book will give readers not just a picture of the problems but a vision of a hopeful way forward that does not ignore their distinctive worldviews but that works with them.
Ever seen a human face on a piece of toast or in a cloud? This illusionary effect is known as pareidolia and scientists writing in Applied Cognitive Psychology claim you’re more prone to seeing faces if you’re a religious or paranormal believer. The team found believer groups were better at identifying previously defined face-like regions in images, but were also prone to false alarms. Signal detection analysis revealed that believers had more liberal answering criteria than skeptics, but the actual detection sensitivity did not differ. The paranormal believers also evaluated the artifact faces as more face-like and emotional than the skeptics.
Edited by William Irwin Ear-splittingly loud, for some, musically-challenging and with lyrics that speak of apocalypse, death and destruction, listening to Black Sabbath is not for everyone. In fact, some would tell you that the band worship Satan, their songs promote violence and even try to convince teenagers to commit suicide.
The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard and Your Way
An inclusive viewpoint of the species problem from a biologist point of view.