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Dreaming about the Divine
Dreaming about the Divine (April 2007)
Bonnelle Lewis Strickling - Author

Explores the role of dreams in spiritual work.

In Dreaming about the Divine, Bonnelle Lewis Strickling argues that people dream about the divine in forms that fit their current emotional and spiritual condition. Using Jungian psychology and the philosophy of Karl Jaspers, Strickling contends that dreams about the divine occur in the context of existential issues; psychic and emotional crises which open u...(Read More)
 
 
Revelations of Chance
Revelations of Chance (March 2007)
Synchronicity as Spiritual Experience
Roderick Main - Author

Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.

In this fascinating book, Roderick Main examines meaningful coincidence or what Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung called synchronicity. Moving beyond Jung’s psychological theory, he explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience and clarifies connections between the phenomenon ...(Read More)

 
 
Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology
Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology (September 2005)
The Case for Reciprocal Illumination
Arvind Sharma - Author

A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.

Comparison is at the heart of religious studies as a discipline and foundational to the field's methodology. In this book, Arvind Sharma introduces the term "reciprocal illumination" to descr...(Read More)
 
 
God, Evil, and Human Learning
God, Evil, and Human Learning (August 2004)
A Critique and Revision of the Free Will Defense in Theodicy
Fred Berthold Jr. - Author

Revises the traditional free will defense regarding the existence of evil in the world of a loving God.

God, Evil, and Human Learning
explores the age-old question: How is it possible to believe in the God of the Christian faith when the world contains so many grievous evils? Author Fred Berthold Jr. examines the most influential argument used by Christian theologians to answer that question, the "free will defe...(Read More)
 
 
Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World
Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World (November 2003)
Michael Washburn - Author

Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.

Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of human spirituality will find something of value in Michael Washburn's new book. Drawing on a rich variety of psychoanalytic, Jungian, and existential-phenomenological sources and on both Western and Asian spiritual texts, Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World provides a theo...(Read More)
 
 
The Soul in Everyday Life
The Soul in Everyday Life (September 2003)
Daniel Chapelle - Author

Argues that contemporary psychology neglects the soul and addresses ways to remedy this.

The Soul in Everyday Life
argues that modern psychology has given up on dealing with the idea of soul (or psyche), even though the field is named after it. If psychology wishes to be truly satisfying, it needs to be more than behavioral science, according to Daniel Chapelle. He concludes that psychology can only satisfy the deepe...(Read More)
 
 
Lives in Spirit
Lives in Spirit (August 2003)
Precursors and Dilemmas of a Secular Western Mysticism
Harry T. Hunt - Author

Explores the roots of modern transpersonal psychology and spirituality through psychobiography.

Lives in Spirit
explores the dynamic conflicts that both energized and distorted the spiritual development of key precursor figures of a contemporary secular or "this-worldly" mysticism. With its historical roots in the early Gnostics and Plotinus, this characteristically Western spirituality re-emerges with the se...(Read More)
 
 
Encountering Buddhism
Encountering Buddhism (May 2003)
Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings
Seth Robert Segall - Editor

Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.

Creatively exploring the points of confluence and conflict between Western psychology and Buddhist teachings, various scholars, researchers, and therapists struggle to integrate their diverse psychological orientations—psychoanalytic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, transpersonal—with their div...(Read More)
 
 
Freud and Faith
Freud and Faith (February 2003)
Living in the Tension
Kirk A. Bingaman - Author

Explores how religious believers can—and why they should—engage the work of Sigmund Freud, despite his well-known dismissal of faith.

Whether Sigmund Freud’s theory precludes serious engagement with psychoanalytic theory for those professing faith in the God of the Judeo-Christian tradition has been controversial for years. Coming to terms with Freud’s theory has proved difficult for rel...(Read More)

 
 
On Meanings of Life
On Meanings of Life (August 2002)
Their Nature and Origin
Jerome Eckstein - Author

Explores the factors that make for a meaningful life.

Addressing the question of what makes life meaningful, Jerome Eckstein explores the ways in which we can heighten or diminish the quality of our life experience. He focuses on two contrasting attitudes toward life experiences: “interested” (goal-oriented) and “intraested” (non-goal-oriented, i.e., something directed only at itself) and shows th...(Read More)
 
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