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1. Abu-Sharif, Bassam; Mahnaimi, Uzi (1996). Tried by Fire: The Searing True Story of Two Men at the Heart of the Struggle Between the Arabs and the Jews. London: Warner Books. 303 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, light crease spine, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. A senior Israeli and a senior Palestinian join forces in search of peace in the Middle East. ISBN: 0751516368. Our Book No: 23480. $10 AUD.
2. Allen, John L. (2005). Opus Dei: An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church (1st ed). New York: Doubleday. 403 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), dual binding (has superior binding along spine), minimal edgewear. First edition. The first serious study of the highly secretive, controversial organization Opus Dei. Provides unique insight into the wild rumours surrounding it, and discloses its significant influence in the Vatican and the politics of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei (literally "the work of God") is an international conservative association of Catholics who seek personal Christian perfection and strive to implement Christian ideals in their jobs and in society as a whole. Founded in Spain in 1928, it now has 84,000 members in 80 countries. It has been accused of promoting a right-wing political agenda and of cultlike practices, aggressive recruiting, brainwashing new recruits, and isolating members from their families. Its notoriety escalated with the publication of the runaway bestseller "The Da Vinci Code", in which it plays an important and sinister role. Granted unlimited access to the order, Allen draws on a wealth of interviews with current members, as well as with highly critical ex-members. ISBN: 0385514492. Our Book No: 15332. $20 AUD.
3. Anderson, John; Monk, Rich (with) (1991). Psychic Phenomena Unveiled: Confessions of a New Age Warlock. Lafayette, LA: Huntington House. 202 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned. The former high priest of an occult group reveals the trickery behind miracles such as walking on hot coals, psychic readings, and stopping the heart. He later became a Christian. ISBN: 0910311498. Our Book No: 3439. $10 AUD.
4. Andresen, Jensine (editor); Forman, K. C. (editor) (2002). Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps (Reprint ed) [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. These essays throw down a challenge to the field of religious studies. It offers new and exciting approaches for our understanding of religious experience, drawn from the methods of cognitive science, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, philosophy of mind, anthropology, and the many other fields that have joined together to investigate the phenomenon of consciousness. ISBN: 0907845134. Our Book No: 15956. $20 AUD.
5. Anonymous, Overeaters (1990). The Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. Torrance, CA: Overeaters Anonymous (OA). 116 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Based on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, which has a spiritual component. ISBN: 0960989838. Our Book No: 21797. $10 AUD.
6. Anonymous, Overeaters (2001). Overeaters Anonymous (2nd ed). Rio Rancho, NM: Overeaters Anonymous. 251 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear corners. Based on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, which has a spiritual component. This book describes the OA experience as told by various members through their own stories. ISBN: 1889681024. Our Book No: 25207. $10 AUD.
7. Armstrong, Karen (1999). A History of God: From Abraham to the Present: The 4000-Year Quest for God. London: Vintage Books. 511 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, maps, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Traces the concept of the goodness of God in Western civilisation (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), but as well also being the catalyst for prejudice and violence. ISBN: 0099273675. Our Book No: 23366. $10 AUD.
8. Armstrong, Karen (2009). The Case for God: What Religion Really Means (1st p/b ed). London: Bodley Head. 376 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Argues that, historically, atheism has rarely been a denial of the sacred itself but has nearly always rejected a particular conception of God. Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic era to the present, the author shows that until recently science and religion (Christianity) were not at war with each other. ISBN: 9781847920355. Our Book No: 28539. $18 AUD.
9. Aron, Raphael (Ralph) (1999). Cults: Too Good to be True. Sydney: HarperCollins. 252 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Discusses cults and their power over individuals with a strong desire to belong. Raphael Aron is the Director of Cult Counselling Australia. His work is to support and counsel psychologically and physically abused people and their loved ones in order to rehabilitate them back into families and society. ISBN: 1863717609. Our Book No: 21515. $30 AUD.
10. Assmann, Jan; Lortoon, David (translator) (2001). The Search for God in Ancient Egypt (Revised ed). New York: Cornell University Press. 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white figures, slight crease bottom corner front cover & first two pages, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book was first published in Germany in 1984 ("Agypten: Theologie und Frommigkeit einer fruhen Hochkultur". A distillation of his views on Ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety. The discussion of polytheism and mythology addresses aspects of ritual, the universe, and myth. His consideration of explicit theology deals with theodicy and the specifics of Amarna religion. ISBN: 9780801487293. Our Book No: 29634. $20 AUD.
11. Ata, Abe Wade (editor) (1988). Religion and Ethnic Identity: An Australian Study (1st ed). Melbourne: Spectrum Publications. 306 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, light creasing front cover, faint rubber stamp front flyleaf, small mark fore-edge. (Unstated first volume of a 3-volume set.) Examines the effect of ethnic religious institutions in Australia on the maintenance of ethnic identity. It gives valuable insights into the way the migrant church, mosque and synagogue became the bearer of culture that plays an enormous role in the persistence of ethnic identity in Australia. The book contains 15 papers written by distinguished Australians associated with various academic and religious institutions, as well as with their respective ethnic communities. ISBN: 0867861924. Our Book No: 23607. $10 AUD.
12. Ayliffe, David; Ayliffe, John (2009). My Brother's Eyes: The True Story of Surviving 16 Years in a Destructive Cult. Melbourne, Mulgrave: John Garratt Publishing. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The true story of a dangerous religious cult that operated in New South Wales (NSW) - the Zion Full Salvation Ministry. David Ayliffe was involved with the group from his late teenage years and didn't leave until his early 40s. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781920721923. Our Book No: 14569. $20 AUD.
13. Bachelard, Michael (2008). Behind the Exclusive Brethren (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. The most comprehensive book ever written about the Exclusive Brethren. It details their origins in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, their fractious history, their use of scripture to control members and dissidents, and their lucrative business and financial arrangements. This is a fascinating story of influence and power exercised across several continents, including Australia - where this tiny Christian sect seems to have a privileged existence, and has attempted to influence government. ISBN: 9781921372285. Our Book No: 15074. $15 AUD.
14. Barker, Eileen (1989). New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction. London: HMSO: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 234 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor foxing & toning edges. By sociologist of religion at the London School of Economics. She is a founder of INFORM, which with support from mainstream churches and the Home Office, has answered public enquiries about this controversial area. ISBN: 0113409273. Our Book No: 15452. $15 AUD.
15. Berg, Geoffrey (2009). The Six Ways of Atheism: New Logical Disproofs of the Existence of God (1st ed). UK: G. Berg (Temple DPS?). 175 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Develops six simple completely logical arguments for atheism, in clear language that everybody can understand, and in a way that has never been done before. ISBN: 9780954395667. Our Book No: 23902. $12 AUD.
16. Berger, Peter L. (1970). A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural (1st p/b ed) [A Rumour of Angels]. Garden City, NY: Anchor Doubleday. 103 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, sticker. This graceful essay by an American sociologist (now considered a classic) explains how religion is reasserting itself in our rapidly changing society. ISBN: 0385066309. Our Book No: 2707. $10 AUD.
17. Berlinerblau, Jacques (2005). The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 217 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Suggests that atheists and agnostics must take stock of that which they oppose. He argues that defiantly maintaining a shallow understanding of religion is not a politically prudent strategy in modern times. ISBN: 052161824X. Our Book No: 28519. $18 AUD.
18. Best, Elsdon (1922). Some Aspects of Maori Myth and Religion [Dominion Museum Monograph]. Wellington: W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer. 34 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), red covers loose, otherwise good condition. Our Book No: 15155. $10 AUD.
19. Best, Elsdon (1922). The Maori Division of Time [Dominion Museum Monograph]. Wellington: W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer. 46 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), red covers loose & little faded, minor foxing, otherwise good condition. Our Book No: 15156. $10 AUD.
20. Best, Elsdon (1922). Spiritual and Mental Concepts of the Maori [Dominion Museum Monograph]. Wellington: W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer. 43 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), red covers loose & lightly faded, otherwise good condition. Our Book No: 15160. $10 AUD.
21. Blackford, Russell (editor); Schuklenk, Udo (2009). 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (1st ed). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. This book presents a unique and thought-provoking collection of original essays that address personal disbelief in a higher power. Drawn from an international cast of professionals in the fields of academia, science, literature, media, and politics, contributors offer carefully considered statements of why they reject the idea of a deity governing the universe and human affairs. ISBN: 9781405190466. Our Book No: 25980. $20 AUD.
22. Boas, George (1997). Primitivism and Related Ideas in the Middle Ages (1st p/b ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Intended to be the 2nd in a series of four books documenting the history of primitivism and related ideas about goodness in the world. These essays cover the Middle Ages and underscore the continuity between pagan and Christian cultures with respect to concepts of primitivism. Examines a group of favorite classical themes. ISBN: 0801856108. Our Book No: 26896. $20 AUD.
23. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Noble, Bernard (translator) & Wolf, Ernst (introduction) (1962). Act and Being. London: Collins. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flyleaves & edges lightly foxed, owner's rubber stamps (crossed out), minor text annotation, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. One of the German theologian's earliest writings, presented to the University of Berlin in 1931. Its two themes are transcendental philosophy and ontology, seen as underlying two theological tendencies: theology of act, and theology of being. Our Book No: 13938. $20 AUD.
24. Booth, Father Leo (1991). When God Becomes a Drug: Breaking the Chains of Religious Addiction & Abuse (1st p/b ed). New York: Putnam. 273 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint toning & foxing pages, minor wear spine edges, minor edgewear, biro tick front free flyleaf. Religious addiction is a disease that can be treated. He adapts the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to the particular problems of this dysfunctional behavior, and offers a step-by-step program of exercises and affirmations that turn religious addiction into a healthy relationship with God. ISBN: 0874777038. Our Book No: 24313. $10 AUD.
25. Broadribb, Donald; Holly, Marilyn (contributor) & Lyons, Norma (contributor) (1995). The Mystical Chorus: Jung and the Religious Dimension (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium / E. J. Dwyer. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Examines Buddhism and Christianity as felt from the inside. It also discusses mysticism as a major religious stream. It also presents Australian Aboriginal and American Indian religious culture as seen and felt within the individual. Psychological insight is brought to bear in all these areas. This book is suitable to use as a textbook in college and university courses in religion and philosophy of religion. ISBN: 1864290196. Our Book No: 27414. $15 AUD.
26. Bruce, Steve (1989). God Save Ulster! The Religion and Politics of Paisleyism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 308 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The first serious study of Ian Paisley, the charismatic and controversial Unionist leader in Northern Ireland, who in 1951 founded his own church (sect), the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. ISBN: 0192852175. Our Book No: 13577. $12 AUD.
27. Bryant, Christopher (1985). Depth Psychology and Religious Belief (Reprint ed). Mirfield, West Yorks: Mirfield Publications. 75 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light creases front cover, minor edgewear. Based upon a series of three lectures delivered at Imperial College, London, in 1968. It is a lucid account of the contribution of depth psychology to the understanding and practice of the religious life. ISBN: 0902834010. Our Book No: 23748. $10 AUD.
28. Bulkeley, Kelly (1999). Visions of the Night: Dreams, Religion and Psychology [SUNY Series in Dream Studies]. New York: State University of New York Press. 217 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. For anyone interested in learning about dreaming, imagination, and the newest frontiers in the dialogue between religion and science, this book promises to be a welcome resource. ISBN: 0791442845. Our Book No: 20271. $14 AUD.
29. Caddy, Eileen (1987). Foundations of Findhorn (Reprint ed). Moray, Scotland: Findhorn Press. 154 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip lightly creased single page, minor edgewear. Self-help messages, in the form of poetry, from the co-founder of the Findhorn spiritual community, Scotland. ISBN: 0905249291. Our Book No: 23235. $10 AUD.
30. Cantwell Smith, Wilfred; Cracknell, Kenneth (editor) (2001). Wilfred Cantwell Smith: A Reader (1st ed). Oxford: Oneworld Publications. 258 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. During an academic career spanning 50 years, the thinking of Canadian-American Wilfred Cantwell Smith revolutionized the comparative study of religion. This book divides a comprehensive selection of extracts from Smith's works into seven distinct parts, reflecting the central themes of his career. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 185168249X. Our Book No: 22352. $10 AUD.
31. Capps, Donald (editor) (2001). Freud and Freudians on Religion: A Reader. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 357 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A collection of essays exploring the views of Sigmund Freud and his disciples regarding religion. ISBN: 0300082010. Our Book No: 11738. $15 AUD.
32. Carroll, John (1999). Ego and Soul: The Modern West in Search of Meaning (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 280 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Sociologist examines (using classical myths and Jungian themes) the crisis of meaning in modern Western society. He covers preoccupation with work, sport computers, cars, celebrity cults. We need to restore the sacred to our lives. ISBN: 0732259908. Our Book No: 12115. $10 AUD.
33. Carroll, John (2008). Ego and Soul: The Modern West in Search of Meaning (Revised ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 326 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition. Second edition, substantially revised. Sociologist examines (using classical myths and Jungian themes) the crisis of meaning in modern Western society. He covers preoccupation with work, sport computers, cars, celebrity cults. We need to restore the sacred to our lives. ISBN: 9781921372308. Our Book No: 15236. $20 AUD.
34. Chamberlain, Theodore J.; Hall, Christopher A. (2000). Realized Religion: Research on the Relationship between Religion and Health (1st ed). Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press. 239 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Investigates the impact of spirituality in health and healing, faith healing, religion and mental health, religion and life satisfaction, religion and mental disorders, religion and marital satisfaction, the effect of religion on suicide, and the effect of religion on alcohol use and abuse. Documents over 300 scientific studies published by reputable scientific journals demonstrating that religion has an ameliorating effect on the survival rate of surgical patients on depression and anxiety, on suicide rates, and on promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Presents useful and helpful information to researchers and scholars who seek to understand the subtle connection between healing and spirituality. It will be an invaluable resource for libraries and others interested in the emerging field of spirituality and healing. ISBN: 1890151459. Our Book No: 13599. $15 AUD.
35. Christie-Murray, David (1978). Voices from the Gods: Speaking with Tongues (1st ed). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, light foxing top edge, bottom corners little bumped, minor edgewear jacket, rubber stamp, owner's written name. Surveys the practice of "speaking in tongues" in anthropology and religious literature. The material is arranged chronologically, from pre-Christian cultures, through the Christian experience, to 20th-century spiritualism. Followed by discussion and debate involving psychological, theological and linguistic considerations of the phenomenon. ISBN: 0710088108. Our Book No: 24458. $15 AUD.
36. Clarke, Patricia (1999). Rosa! Rosa! A Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This prolific author of 45 novels was a very unusual woman and spiritualist. She was born in frontier Queensland, but spent most of her adult life in the literary, artistic and political circles of London. As a young woman, she moved in the squattocracy circles of Brisbane - and later in London, as a member of Oscar Wilde's circle. Rosa kept notes of the characters and conversations around her - thus her books reveal keen and intelligent observation. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0522848559. Our Book No: 14594. $20 AUD.
37. Claydon, David (2000). Connecting Across Cultures: Sharing the Gospel Across Cultural and Religious Boundaries (2nd or revised ed). Melbourne, Brunswick East: Acorn Press. 207 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. In this completely revised edition, originally issued as "Only Connect", the author describes ways that Christians can take the gospel across religious and cultural boundaries in loving, sensitive and respectful ways. The excellent summaries of the major world religions, their historical backgrounds, central beliefs and practices will be of great interest to people wanting to understand other belief systems. ISBN: 0908284381. Our Book No: 23824. $10 AUD.
38. Coates, James (1995). Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right (Reprint ed). New York: Hill & Wang. 294 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few small edge tears. New preface by the author. An investigative journalist details the history, geography, ideological roots and psychological motivations of the principal groups of the radical right, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, compound dwellers, tax protesters, extreme fundamentalist Christian sects, and messianic cults. Makes clear the connections between the survivalist movement that arose in the 1980s and current right-wing militancy. ISBN: 0809001748. Our Book No: 15722. $12 AUD.
39. Conlan, Meath (2006). Bede Griffiths: Friend and Gift of the Spirit (1st ed). Springfield, IL: Templegate Publishers. 127 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. The author reflects on his 17-year friendship with the late Bede Griffiths and shares his spiritual journey. The 28 full-colour photos from the author's private collection include public celebrations, interfaith meetings with world religious leaders, as well as private moments of contemplation and worship. ISBN: 087243270X. Our Book No: 21774. $10 AUD.
40. Cooper, Robert L. D. (2006). Cracking the Freemason's Code: The Truth About Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood. Sydney: Random House. 240 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, figures, minor creases covers, minor colour loss small area front cover, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark front cover. This book is written with an insider's knowledge and privileged access to rare archive material, including never-before-published images. The author explains the intriguing symbolism, beliefs and history of the Masons. ISBN: 1846040493. Our Book No: 23475. $10 AUD.
41. Coren, Michael (1996). Conan Doyle. London: Bloomsbury. 213 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos. Superb biography of the British medical doctor and spiritualist - best known as the novelist who created the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes. ISBN: 0747526680. Our Book No: 13860. $10 AUD.
42. Derrida, Jacques; Bennington, Geoffrey (translator) & Bowlby, Rachel (translator) (1991). Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. From translator's note: The text translated here is that of a lecture on spirituality given 14 March 1987, at the end of a conference organized by the College International de Philosophie in Paris, entitled "Heidegger: Open Questions". The notes were naturally added later. The translators give references wherever possible to English versions of the texts by Heidegger cited by Jacques Derrida. The translator's have retranslated throughout in the interests of consistency and proximity to the versions used by Derrida. ISBN: 0226143198. Our Book No: 29678. $18 AUD.
43. Dossey, Larry (1993). Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine (Reprint ed). New York: HarperCollins. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A provocative, courageous, and instructive statement of a medical doctor rethought his own spiritual life, and found what works best for his patients. Citing case studies and case histories, he shows how prayer complements medicine. He also looks at which methods of prayer show the greatest potential for healing and how one's innate temperament and personality affect prayer style. ISBN: 0062510223. Our Book No: 24283. $10 AUD.
44. Edwards, Benjamin (2008). Wasps Tykes and Ecumaniacs: Aspects of Australian Sectarianism 1945 - 1981. Melbourne, Brunswick East: Acorn Press. 261 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book studies sectarianism (both Catholic and Protestant) in Australia from 1947 to 1981, a period of great upheaval for both religious culture and Australian society. Covers the religious revival of the 1950s and the waning of sectarian bitterness brought about by the rise of ecumenism, the Second Vatican Council, large-scale immigration and state aid to education. ISBN: 9780908284740. Our Book No: 28786. $18 AUD.
45. Elliott, Rev. G. Maurice (1978). The Psychic Life of Jesus (Reprint ed). London: Spiritualist Press. 168 pp. paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, covers little foxed & marked, minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp. Reverend Elliott asserts that the psychic and healing powers of Jesus were not miraculous, but accord to natural laws. Specifically they are akin to the mediumship of Spiritualists. (Originally published in 1938.). ISBN: 0854370110. Our Book No: 4300. $30 AUD.
46. Ellwood, Robert (1994). The Sixties Spiritual Awakening: American Religion Moving from Modern to Postmodern [60s Spiritual Awakening]. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 370 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), superior dual binding (has textured binding along spine), edges lightly foxed, reverse slide jacket moderately foxed (minor edgewear). Heavy. For many people, the 1960s was a period of reawakening. The political and cultural upheavals of the time had a tremendous effect on the spiritual lives of Americans. In this epic survey, he pulls together the changes that occurred in organized and disorganized religious life during this turbulent decade, and shows where those changes came from, following in a chronological manner the religious news and events of the day. He recalls the unusual role religion played in the 1960 and 1964 presidential elections, the stunning results of the Second Vatican Council, the place of religion in the civil rights and antiwar movements, the emergence of Death of God theology, and the impact of religion on the counterculture. He also interprets what happened spiritually as an important and perhaps permanent shift in the character of American religion, from an institutionally determined to a more subjective experience of the divine. ISBN: 0813520932. Our Book No: 13365. $20 AUD.
47. Esack, Farid (2002). Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression (Reprint ed). Oxford: One World. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The demise of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s followed an unprecedented unity in struggle against oppression from members of different faith traditions. However South African Muslims were brought into conflict with the Qu'ran, which denied virtue outside Islam, and so did not allow them to co-operate with other oppressed groups. The author reflects on key Qur'anic (Koranic) passages used in the context of oppression to rethink the role of Islam in a plural society. ISBN: 1851681213. Our Book No: 22344. $20 AUD.
48. Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (1980). Theories of Primitive Religion (Corrected ed). Oxford: Clarendon Press. 132 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. (Originally published, 1965.) Based on lectures delivered at the University College of Wales in 1962. An introductory textbook for students of anthropology and comparative religion, which summarizes the various theories to account for the religions of primitive peoples. ISBN: 0198231318. Our Book No: 12230. $10 AUD.
49. Falk, Richard (2001). Religion and Humane Global Governance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. An American academic lawyer argues that the failure to achieve humane global governance is partially due to the exclusion of religious and spiritual dimensions of human experience to the study and practice of global politics. ISBN: 033394707X. Our Book No: 12506. $25 AUD.
50. Farrer, Frances (2002). Sir George Trevelyan and the New Spiritual Awakening (1st ed). Edinburgh: Floris Books. 203 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread. The first biography of Sir George Trevelyan, a father of the 20th-century movement for spiritual regeneration in Britain. He espoused alternative ideas long before they were generally known. He was an enthusiastic supporter of organic farming and community living. He is known as head of a remarkable post-war experiment in adult education at Attingham College, Shropshire. In 1971, he set up the Welkin Trust to promote spiritual education. ISBN: 0863153771. Our Book No: 21769. $12 AUD.
51. Forrest, Barbara; Gross, Paul R. (2004). Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (Reprint ed). New York: Oxford University Press. 401 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Forrest and Gross expose the scientific failure, the religious essence, and the political ambitions of the intelligent design reformulation of creationism. They examine the movement's wedge strategy - which aims to influence American opinion through public relations rather than scientific research. ISBN: 0195157427. Our Book No: 13016. $15 AUD.
52. Fortune, R. F. (1969). Manus Religion: An Ethnological Study of the Manus Natives of the Admiralty Islands (P/b, reprint ed). Lincoln, NE: Bison / University of Nebraska Press. 391 pp. Paperback thick trade, good condition, black & white text-photos, map, spine creased (during manufacture), edges foxed, minor edgewear, stickers front cover & rear endpapers. The focus is on the spiritualist or supernatural cult of the Manus Island people (an island off northeast coast of Papua New Guinea). About their system of morals in which the oracles, representing the ghosts, enforce and sanction. Our Book No: 15323. $15 AUD.
53. Frazier, Claude Albee (1974). Faith Healing: Finger of God? or Scientific Curiosity? (Reprint ed). New York: Thomas Nelson. 192 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. A non-conventional medical examination of the role of faith in healing. ISBN: 0840755600. Our Book No: 24411. $10 AUD.
54. Gaustad, Edwin Scott (1968). The Great Awakening in New England (Reprint ed). Chicago: Quadrangle Books. 173 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, faint foxing card covers, small mark spine. About the religious revival which took place in New England more than two centuries ago. Between 1740 and 1742 this spiritual upheaval had a decisive effect upon the American colonies and an enduring influence on American Protestantism and cultural history. This significant book makes clear the theological, intellectual, and institutional effects in American life. Our Book No: 23305. $10 AUD.
55. Gelfand, Michael (1982). The Spiritual Beliefs of the Shona: A Study Based on Field Work Among the East-Central Shona (Reprint ed). Gwelo, Zimbabwe: Mambo Press. 216 pp. Paperback, card cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos, endpaper maps. (Originally published, 1977.) Anthropological studies in central and eastern Zimbabwe. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0869220772. Our Book No: 13405. $25 AUD.
56. Geroulanos, Stefanos (2010). An Atheism That is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought (1st p/b ed) [Cultural Memory in the Present]. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 423 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner cover creased, tiny bump bottom edge front cover & few pages, top corner removed front flyleaf, minor edgewear. About the dramatic changes in French philosophy in the second quarter of the 20th century. This intellectual history of these developments argues that at their heart lay a new atheism that rejected humanism as insufficient and ultimately violent. ISBN: 9780804762991. Our Book No: 27261. $20 AUD.
57. Gilbert, R. A. (1993). Casting the First Stone: The Hypocrisy of Religious Fundamentalism and Its Threat to Society. Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element Books. 184 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small creases covers, minor edgewear, old price marks. A discussion of fundamentalist minority religions, and how their views effect society. The example of a Christian fundamentalist minority group that has actively opposing everything they regard as a threat, iincludes complementary medicine, ecology, the New Age and even Buddhism and Hinduism. ISBN: 1852303670. Our Book No: 23250. $10 AUD.
58. Gillman, Ian (editor) (1988). Many Faiths One Nation: A Guide to the Major Faiths and Denominations in Australia. Sydney: Collins. 416 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, black & white photos, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, heavy scratch marks rear cover, edges & pages little toned as usual, library marks (spine label, rubber stamps), spine creased, some edgewear. Published as part of the Australian Bicentennial Authority's Interfaith Programme. A comprehensive account of the diversity of religious faiths in Australia. In Part I, Dr Gillman explores topics such as religion and society, church-state relations, and religion and multiculturalism. The final three parts describe 46 diverse faiths and denominations represented in Australia. (Discard of the ABC Reference Library.). ISBN: 0732224063. Our Book No: 6854. $20 AUD.
59. Goetz, Stewart; Taliaferro, Charles (2011). A Brief History of the Soul (1st ed) [Brief Histories of Philosophy]. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. 228 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. A clear and concise history of the soul, from Plato to cutting-edge contemporary work in the philosophy of mind. ISBN: 9781405196321. Our Book No: 26735. $20 AUD.
60. Gomes, Michael (1987). The Dawning of the Theosophical Movement (1st ed). Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, small stain base spine, bottom corners pages lightly worn, minor edgewear. Charts the dramatic origins of Theosophy, a new religious movement of the 1870s, still existing worldwide today. Includes reproduction of critical documents. ISBN: 0836506236. Our Book No: 24688. $10 AUD.
61. Gorenfeld, John (2008). Bad Moon Rising: How Reverend Moon Created the Washington Times, Seduced the Religious Right, and Built an American Kingdom (1st ed). Sausalito, CA: PoliPoint Press. 327 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. A social history of the leader of the Moonies cult. The world of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church and ultra-conservative owner of the Washington Times and United Press International. He was a favorite of American Christian conservatives. ISBN: 9780979482236. Our Book No: 23330. $18 AUD.
62. Gould, William (2012). Religion and Conflict in Modern South Asia. New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 345 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover corner tips lightly bent, covers lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. One of the first single-author comparisons of different South Asian states around the theme of religious conflict. The book is based on new research and the syntheses of the literature on "communalism". It argues that religious conflict in the region in the modern period was never simply based on sectarian or theological differences or the clash of civilisations. ISBN: 9780521705110. Our Book No: 27871. $28 AUD.
63. Gregory, Anita (1985). The Strange Case of Rudi Schneider. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. 444 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, figures (includes text-photos), corner lightly bumped, rubber stamps. A critical scholarly re-evaluation of the Austrian spiritualist medium (1908 - 1957) and his alleged paranormal abilities, that is, physical mediumship. (From the library of retired Australian parapsychologist, Harvey J. Irwin.). ISBN: 081081711X. Our Book No: 4676. $15 AUD.
64. Griffith-Dickson, Gwen (2000). Human and Divine: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religious Experience. London: Duckworth. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny crease bottom corner front cover. Spiritual encounters and the problems raised by evil and suffering are the experiences that affect our religious beliefs most powerfully. This new introduction to the philosophy of religion fills an an important gap by considering these questions squarely in the context of the world's many religions and philosophical traditions, giving particular attention to Continental European and Eastern philosophy as well as to Anglo-American thinking. This book will be of interest to students and lecturers, as well as to those who wish to reflect more deeply on their own religious or anti-religious beliefs. ISBN: 0715630539. Our Book No: 21983. $15 AUD.
65. Han, Beatrice; Pile, Edward (translator) (2002). Foucault's Critical Project: Between the Transcendental and the Historical (1st ed). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 241 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, label inside rear cover, corners worn front cover, top corner tips little creased few pages, minor edgewear. This book uncovers and explores the constant tension between the historical and the transcendental that lies at the heart of philosopher's Michael Foucault's work. ISBN: 0804737096. Our Book No: 25243. $15 AUD.
66. Hatcher, Brian A. (1999). Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourse (1st ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Examines the modern penchant for constructing religious worlds in an eclectic fashion, using India and Hinduism as the principle example. Modern Hindu apologists have often incorporated many of the world's many philosophies and religions. Examines the ancient roots and contemporary significance of such modern eclectic borrowing. Discusses the work of Swami Vivekananda and other religious reformers from 19th-century Bengal. Juxtaposes discussion of the Vedic and classical roots of Hindu eclecticism with reflection on the role of eclecticism in colonial and postcolonial (including postmodern) contexts. ISBN: 019512538X. Our Book No: 20320. $15 AUD.
67. Hay, David (1987). Exploring Inner Space: Scientists and Religious Experience (Revised ed) [Is God Still Possible in the Twentieth Century?]. Oxford: Mowbray. 252 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear, small stains bottom corner few pages. An historical and modern report into the study of, and persistence of, religious experience. By academic from Nottingham University who followed Sir Alister Hardy as leader of the Religious Experience Study Centre (now the Alister Hardy Research Centre). ISBN: 0264671201. Our Book No: 24445. $10 AUD.
68. Hay, David (editor) (1987 - 1994). Numinis: Newsletter of the Alister Hardy Research Centre for Religious Experience. Oxford: Alister Hardy Research Centre for Religious Experience. Each issue: 8 to 12 pp. Each issue: Paperback quarto (stapled), stapled pamphlet, very good condition. Issues: 1 - 10, 12 - 13, 15 - 16 (1987 - 1994). Last 2 issues titled: de Numine. The first few issues are from Manchester College, whereas the later ones are from Westminster College. Our Book No: 12714. $65 AUD.
69. Heftmann, Erica (1982). Dark Side of the Moonies. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 292 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned as usual, corner tip few pages stained, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: "A powerful warning of the spread of bizarre cults in modern society". The disturbing account of Erica giving up her own mind and her whole life to a man she thought was God. We live through her initiation into the cult, her days as a fundraiser, a camp instructor, and a housekeeper at a major Moonie centre. Since her liberation, Erica has come to understand the power that was used to control her. ISBN: 0140056831. Our Book No: 3750. $10 AUD.
70. Hess, David J. (1993). Science in the New Age: The Paranormal, its Defenders and the Debunkers, and American Culture. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. A cultural anthropology academic explores ideologies of the paranormal in the United States. He offers a map of the labyrinth of views put forward by parapsychologists, skeptical debunkers, spirit channelers and crystal healers, Hollywood poltergeist scripts, and prophets of the New Age. ISBN: 0299138240. Our Book No: 10768A. $15 AUD.
71. Huband, Mark (1999). Warriors of the Prophet: The Struggle for Islam (Reprint ed). Boulder: Westview Press / Perseus Books. 228 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, remainder stripe. Drawing on his firsthand experiences, Mark Huband moves deep inside the contemporary fundamentalist Islamic movements of countries as diverse as Morocco and Afghanistan. He reveals how Western powers have contributed to the rise of Islamic movements by their earlier support of the Afghan Islamic resistance. Provides detailed accounts of his discussions with militant groups, Muslim scholars, and political opponents of the Islamic movements. He enriches these discussions by exploring their historical and intellectual framework. Provides details of the current crisis in Algeria, the disappointments of Arab nationalism and socialist experiments in Egypt, the social breakdown of Somalia in relation to the ideal of an Islamic way of life - and the disaffected youth in the Islamic movements of Morocco, Egypt, and elsewhere. The Islamic experiment and its relationship with the non-Islamic world is revealed in Sudan's experience since 1989. ISBN: 0813327814. Our Book No: 16252. $10 AUD.
72. Irwin, James (1984). An Introduction to Maori Religion. Adelaide, Bedford Park: Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR). 85 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, good plus condition, black & white drawings, edges lightly toned, minor foxing title page, edgewear. An important exploration of the character of Maori religion before European contact and of its survival in contemporary Maori and New Zealand culture. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0908083114. Our Book No: 23288. $10 AUD.
73. Isaacs, Jennifer (2002). Australian Aboriginal Paintings (Reissue ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: New Holland. 189 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour reproductions, few colour text-photos, top corner front cover creased, minimal edgewear corners & few internal pages. An overview of traditional Aboriginal religious paintings. They are all from the Dreaming, the Tjukurrpa, the Wonggar, the Creation, and express this now in present day Australia. The book does not analyse or explain the paintings. The minimal notes provided allow the paintings to speak for themselves. ISBN: 1864368039. Our Book No: 28894. $30 AUD.
74. Johnson, Raynor C. (1964). The Light and the Gate (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 318 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (top spine frayed, flap clipped), bookshop sticker, non-author written dedication. Consists of four reprinted essays: What constitutes the good life? (George William Russell, or A.E.) - The bridge across death (Ambrose Pratt) - The power of sound (The Venerable Sumangalo, or Robert S. Clifton) - What is the future of religion? (Leslie Dixon Weatherhead). Plus extended commentary by Raynor Johnson (from Queens College, University of Melbourne) before each essay. (Bookshop sticker: Robertson & Mullens.). Our Book No: 5534. $20 AUD.
75. Jolly, W. P. (1974). Sir Oliver Lodge: Psychical Researcher and Scientist (1st ed). London: Constable. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos including frontispiece, few tiny marks edges, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing reverse side), old price marks. First edition. The fascinating biography of British physicist, Sir Oliver Lodge, who had a prominent interest in psychical research, particularly investigating spiritualists. ISBN: 0094599904. Our Book No: 24610. $15 AUD.
76. Jones, Kelvin I. (1989). Conan Doyle and the Spirits: The Spiritualist Career of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Wellingborough: Aquarian Press. 256 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, minor edgewear, frontispiece, edges & pages lightly toned, spine edges lightly rubbed, top corner front cover creased. This biography represents a wide cross section of Conan Doyle's Spiritualistic writings. It ranges from case histories of mediums to transcripts of spirit messages received by the Doyle family. ISBN: 0850308372. Our Book No: 27028. $15 AUD.
77. Jost, Walter (editor); Olmsted, Wendy (editor) (2000). Rhetorical Invention and Religious Inquiry: New Perspectives. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 426 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. An exceptional collection of writings by leading scholars demonstrating how religion and the language of rhetoric can illuminate each other. Together these writings shed light on religion as a human quest, and rhetoric as the origin and sustainer of that quest. They show that when pursued with intelligence and sensitivity, rhetorical approaches to religion are capable of revitalizing both language and experience. Rhetorical figures, for example, constitute forms of language that say what cannot be said in any other way, and that move individuals toward religious truths that cannot be known in any other way. Brings into focus crucial issues in several fields, including philosophy, psychology, history, and art. ISBN: 0300080573. Our Book No: 12021. $15 AUD.
78. Keene, M. Lamar; Spraggett, Alan (told to) & Rauscher, Rev. William (foreword) (1977). The Psychic Mafia. New York: Dell Publishing. 173 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, edges tinted blue, pages & inside covers lightly toned, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. Documents the fraudulent tricks used by spiritualist mediums, based on his personal experience at Camp Chesterfield, Indiana. ISBN: 044016849X. Our Book No: 3923. $25 AUD.
79. Kendrick, Nita (editor); Bell, Shirley (editor) (1980 - 1989). Australian Spiritual Healer (25 issues). Melbourne, East Bentleigh: ASHA: Australian Spiritual Healers Association. Each issue: 28 to 32 pp. Each issue: Booklet, wide paperback format (stapled pamphlet, staples rusted), very good condition. Bimonthly magazine about Spiritualist spiritual healing in Australia. Consists of 1975-6 (1 issue), 1980 (1), 84 (4), 85 (2), 86 (3), 87 (4), 88 (3), 89 (4), 93-94 (2). Our Book No: 2284. $100 AUD.
80. Kimball, Charles (2002). When Religion Becomes Evil (1st stated, reprint ed). New York: HarperCollins. 240 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top corner covers little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top edge, spine little faded, faint sticker mark), owner's written name. Examines the nature and signs of religious evil, and outlines the correctives to these corruptions within each of the major religious traditions. He has worked as a Christian with Muslims and Jews at the intersections of politics and religion over the past 25 years. ISBN: 0060506539. Our Book No: 28359. $15 AUD.
81. Kitcher, Philip (1983). Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism (1st p/b ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 213 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, edges lightly foxed & rubbed, edgewear, sticker mark, owner's written name. American philosopher of science presents a manual for intellectual self-defense - the most complete book available for presenting the case against "creation science" (a pseudoscience). It is also lucidly explains the nature and methods of genuine science. Begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non-scientists, and closes with a rebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines religious and moral values. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the 1980s. The integrity of science is under attack. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences. Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science. Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of Genesis. Refutes the popular complaint that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant, denying academic freedom to the unorthodox. ISBN: 026261037X. Our Book No: 2322. $10 AUD.
82. Knight, Stephen (1984). The Brotherhood: The Secret World of the Freemasons (Reprint ed). London: Granada. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's written name. A controversial investigation of the 700,000 Freemasons - all male - probably make the largest secret society in Britain today. Is Freemasonry a positive, charitable organization which incorporates a certain amount of harmless mumbo-jumbo, or does it in fact represent something more sinister? ISBN: 0246121645. Our Book No: 3397. $18 AUD.
83. Koenig, Harold G.; Lewis, Gregg (with) (2004). The Healing Connection: The Story of a Physician's Search for the Link between Faith and Health. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press. 204 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Founder and director of Duke University Centre for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health, Dr Koenig shares the remarkable story of how his personal struggle with chronic disease became the catalyst for pioneering research that is changing the heart of medicine. ISBN: 1932031650. Our Book No: 21645. $10 AUD.
84. Laffan, Tony (2009). How Orange Was My Valley? Protestant Sectarianism and the Loyal Orange Lodges of Australia's Hunter Valley, 1869 - 1959. Singleton, NSW: Toiler Editions. 198 pp. Paperback folio (large format), very good plus condition, black & white drawings. The Loyal Orange Institution (LOI), a Protestant political activist association opposed to Catholics, has not been studied in Australia. Based on newspaper archives from the Newcastle and Hunter districts (NSW), with access permitted to LOI archival material. ISBN: 9780958545938. Our Book No: 14134. $35 AUD.
85. Lamont, Stewart (1986). Religion Inc.: The Church of Scientology. London: George G. Harrap. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge lightly foxed. The story of the controversial Scientology cult and its founder L. Ron Hubbard, written by an investigative journalist, based on personal papers and photos never before seen. ISBN: 0245543341. Our Book No: 17537. $15 AUD.
86. Lanternari, Vittorio (1963). The Religions of the Oppressed: A Study of Modern Messianic Cults (1st U.K. ed) [Studies in Society]. London: MacGibbon & Kee. 359 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. By Italian professor of ethnology and the history of religions, who has been influenced by the philosopher Benedetto Croce. Originally published in Italian in 1960, this book surveys messianic movements that emerge in response to Western colonial expansion during the 20th century. Included are native American quietist peyote culture, West Indian Ras Tafari, Brazilian Zions and Melanesian cargo cults. Our Book No: 1447. $18 AUD.
87. Lawrence, D. H.; Aldington, Richard (introduction) (1974). Apocalypse (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 125 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, small edge tear rear cover, few light creases covers, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This was the well-known author's last blast against materialism and intellectual modern man. Originally published, 1931. ISBN: 0140038566. Our Book No: 26801. $10 AUD.
88. Lawton, David (1993). Blasphemy (1st ed). New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded). This book is both a short history and a series of detailed readings about the concept of "blasphemy". Argues that blasphemy is literary in nature, as demonstrated by medieval charges against heretics, or by the intricate framework of blasphemies that structure much of Freud's writing. The book deals with popular and literary culture, religion and racism, law, social power and international relations. ISBN: 0745005691. Our Book No: 28467. $16 AUD.
89. Leavesley, J. H. (1990). Potions and Panaceas: Physicians and Prophets [Medicine in the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran and the Vedas]. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 103 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, top edge lightly foxed, faint foxing inside covers, minor edgewear. The Australian doctor looks at the role medicine plays in both Christian and non-Christian sacred writings - the Bible, Talmud, Koran, and the Vedas of India. Based on an ABC series. ISBN: 0733300340. Our Book No: 24642. $10 AUD.
90. Lewis, James R. (editor) (1995). The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds (Reprint ed). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 343 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly foxed. Collected papers about the religious dimension of the UFO and flying saucer experience. Examines the religious meanings attached to UFOs by the larger society, as well as specific movements that claim inspiration from the "Space Brothers" and other extraterrestrial sources. (Black cover with picture of Fate magazine.). ISBN: 0791423301. Our Book No: 14557. $15 AUD.
91. Maddox, Marion (2005). God Under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australian Politics (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 386 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common. Explains how the conservative Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has harnessed the conservative social agenda (family values, abortion, creationism, etc.) and market-based ideology of American Christian fundamentalists (evangelicalism) in order to stay in power. ISBN: 1741145686. Our Book No: 12768. $12 AUD.
92. Mann, Ivan (2005). Breathing, I Pray (1st ed). London: Darton Longman & Todd. 159 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, barcode sticker inside rear cover, faint crease bottom corner rear cover. This book is an exploration of the practice and power of prayer in Christianity. Using examples from his own life, the author acknowledges how difficult prayer can be, and offers encouragement to persevere. ISBN: 023252565X. Our Book No: 21702. $13 AUD.
93. Mann, Scott (1996). The Heart of a Heartless World: Religion as Ideology (1st ed). Sydney: Brandl & Schlesinger. 400 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The author reveals how both Marxist social theory and Freud (psychoanalysis) can provide deep insights into the nature of religious beliefs, from stone age times through to the modern world. ISBN: 1876040068. Our Book No: 12604. $18 AUD.
94. May, Robert M. (1988). Physicians of the Soul: Psychologies of the World's Great Spiritual Teachers (1st p/b ed) [Houston, Jean (foreword)]. Amity, NY: Amity House. 231 pp. Paperback small octavo, front cover creased, first page very creased, good condition, traces of foxing, edgewear, cover photo differs from stock photo. About the author's search for Self among the central spiritual teachings of the world. Devotes a chapter each to the life and teachings of Lao Tzu (Taoism), Moses (Judaism), Jesus (Christianity), Gotama (Buddhism), Krishna (Hinduism) and Muhammed (Islam). He carefully unpacks the seminal teachings of each master, and adds his own personal experience of each tradition. ISBN: 0916349535. Our Book No: 21494. $10 AUD.
95. McCormick, W. J. McK. (1984). Christ, the Christian, & Freemasonry (New or 2nd ed). Belfast: Great Joy Publications. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, sticker mark rear cover. An illustrated history of Freemasons, with a focus on Ireland and the relationships to Christianity. Our Book No: 13004. $13 AUD.
96. Meadow, Mary Jo; Culligan, Kevin; Chowning, Daniel; Goldstein, Joseph (foreword) (2007). Christian Insight Meditation: Following in the Footsteps of John of the Cross (1st ed). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications. 267 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint marks edges, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. This book draws on the teachings of St. John of the Cross, and also the illuminating writings of Teresa of Avila. Offers a masterful explication of a practice and path firmly grounded in the meditative technology of Eastern wisdom yet wholly and vividly Christian in spirit. ISBN: 9780861715268. Our Book No: 27590. $14 AUD.
97. Mikul, Chris (1992). Bizarrism (2 Issues). Sydney: Chris Mikul. 38 +38 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Issues no 4 and 5 of a short-lived magazine by a Sydney independent researcher (estimated date, about 1992). Humorous reports on Fortean and other strange, deviant, eccentric and "lunatic" phenomena, including cult behaviour. The author later published a book with a similar title (1999, revised 2016). Our Book No: 4202. $30 AUD.
98. Mikulas, William L. (1987). The Way Beyond: An Overview of Spiritual Practices. Wheaton, IL: Quest / Theosophical Publishing House. 149 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, rubber stamps. Provides a practical overview of five spiritual practices to be used a guidelines: meditation, concentration, mindfulness, opening the heart, and reducing attachments. Dr. Mikulas, author of "The Sills of Living" focuses on what he calls "the game of life" and, he suggests have fun playing it the best you can - the trick is to be able to continually play the game but not be lost in it - be in the world but not of it. (Rubber stamp of Australian parapsychologist Harvey J. Irwin.). ISBN: 0835606252. Our Book No: 1925. $10 AUD.
99. Miller, William R. (editor); Martin, John E. (editor) (1988). Behavior Therapy and Religion: Integrating Spiritual and Behavioral Approaches to Change (1st stated ed) [Sage Focus Editions]. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 289 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear. This book discusses the integration of spiritual and behavioral approaches to bring about changes in behavior, and finding new ways to lead a more balanced life. ISBN: 0803928297. Our Book No: 24314. $20 AUD.
100. Miscavige Hill, Jenna; Pulitzer, Lisa (with) (2013). Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. New York: William Morrow. 404 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, colour photos centre spread. The niece of the Church of Scientology's leader reveals the strange and disturbing details of her childhood, piercing the veil of secrecy that has shrouded this religion and exposing the inner workings of Scientology's celebrity culture. She grew up at the centre of this powerful and controversial cult, before escaping in 2005. She addresses Scientology's notorious practices in startling detail - its obscure rituals, its oppressive and alienating culture, and its mysterious leader, David Miscavige. Our Book No: 15348. $15 AUD.
101. Mol, Hans (1971). Religion in Australia: A Sociological Investigation (1st ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson. 380 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), tables, edges lightly foxed, moderate edgewear, price clipped jacket (some small edge tears). This book is largely a description of religious beliefs and practices in Australia, but Dr Mol has attempted to place them in their correct sociological perspective. ISBN: 0170019043. Our Book No: 9684. $20 AUD.
102. Molomby, Tom (1986). Spies Bombs and the Path of Bliss (Ananda Marga and the Hilton Bombing). Sydney: Potoroo Press. 424 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, black & white drawings, old price marks, owner's written name & date. In 1979, three members of the Ananda Marga were convicted of conspiracy to murder, some months after the bombing the Sydney Hilton Hotel. A case study in a serious miscarriage of justice, including police verbals, and the evidence of an unreliable witness. ISBN: 0949764035. Our Book No: 12216. $12 AUD.
103. Morgan, Peggy (editor); Lawton, Clive (editor) (2001). Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions (1st, reprint ed). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Draws together authors respected in six significant traditions to explore the ethical foundations of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each section introduces a different religion and sets the wider context within which more specific questions can be asked. The result is an informative and well-balanced examination which helps to address the issue of common values in society. ISBN: 0748607099. Our Book No: 21865. $10 AUD.
104. Murray, James (editor) (1997). Would You Believe? Australian Dialogues on Faith and Doubt. Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 228 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition, copy 1. The Scottish-Irish-Australian Anglican priest and journalist (The Australian) interviews a wide variety of Australians about their faith, including B. A. Santamaria, Paddy McGuinness, George Pell, Peter Carnley. (The publisher went out of business before copies of this book could be distributed. Possibly a scarce book.). ISBN: 1864291087. Our Book No: 2546. $15 AUD.
105. Murray, James (editor) (1997). Would You Believe? Australian Dialogues on Faith and Doubt. Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 228 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition, copy 2. The Scottish-Irish-Australian Anglican priest and journalist (The Australian) interviews a wide variety of Australians about their faith, including B. A. Santamaria, Paddy McGuinness, George Pell, Peter Carnley. (The publisher went out of business before copies of this book could be distributed. Possibly a scarce book.). ISBN: 1864291087. Our Book No: 2546A. $15 AUD.
106. Needleman, Jacob (1988). A Sense of the Cosmos: The Encounter of Modern Science and Ancient Truth (Reprint ed). London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 178 pp. Paperback, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Philosophy professor states that Western science has assumed we can understand the universe without understanding human consciousness. This has had a catastrophic impact on our inner lives. We must bring together science and spirituality, ancient wisdom and the latest technological know-how. Only on such a foundation of harmony can we start to forge a better future. ISBN: 0140190554. Our Book No: 2472. $10 AUD.
107. Neufeld, Gordon, K. (2002). Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon: A Cult Survivor's Memoir (1st ed). College Station, TX: Virtual Bookworm. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. The American author recalls his participation in the "Moonies" cult. In this unforgettable story of persistence, devotion, love and loss, he explains how he finally broke free from his state of mental transfixion. ISBN: 1589392760. Our Book No: 29418. $18 AUD.
108. Nugent, John Peer (1979). White Night (1st stated ed). New York: Rawson Wade Publishers. 278 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor foxing edges, few edge tears & edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned, top edge lightly faded, top corners little bumped. On November 18, 1978 nearly 1000 American men, women and children died in a so-called "mass suicide" in Jonestown, Guyana. This book is the first full account of the true story about what happened before and beyond Jonestown. ISBN: 0892561165. Our Book No: 24649. $20 AUD.
109. Nussbaum, Martha C. (2012). The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age (1st ed). Cambridge: Belknap / Harvard University Press (HUP). 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, top corner flyleaf removed. Draws inspiration from philosophy, history and literature, to suggest a route past the limiting response to extreme events such as attributing the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists - until it became evident that a right-wing Norwegian terrorist was the perpetrator - to a more equitable, imaginative, and free society, so that we become less fearful. ISBN: 9780674065901. Our Book No: 27249. $15 AUD.
110. O'Brien, Justin (1989). Christianity and Yoga: A Meeting of Mystic Paths. London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 140 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Former professor of religious studies provides an incisive look at the merits and dialog, contrasts and convergences, practices and beliefs, between the two ancient spiritualities that have guided humankind for centuries. A rich understanding of devotion of Jesus, as opposed to personal attainment of Christ consciousness. ISBN: 0140191755. Our Book No: 5696. $10 AUD.
111. Onfray, Michel (2007). The Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 219 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover little creased near spine, owner's written name. French philosopher (University of Caen) documents the ravages of religious intolerance over the centuries and makes a devastating cases against Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He argues that these three monotheistic religions display contempt for reason, intelligence, individual freedom, sexuality and pleasure, and indeed for science generally. (Translated from the French language.). ISBN: 052285396X. Our Book No: 14373. $12 AUD.
112. Parrinder, Geoffrey (1990). A Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations. London: Routledge. 177 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. ISBN: 0415041287. Our Book No: 12764. $15 AUD.
113. Patterson, Frank Allen (1966). The Middle English Penitential Lyric: A Study and Collection of Early Religious Verse (Facsimile ed). New York: AMS Press, Inc. 203 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good plus condition, minor pencil underlining, few tiny biro ticks, minor edgewear. (Originally published, 1911, this is the 1966 facsimile.) The investigation of the relations of the Middle English religious lyric to various other kinds of lyric poetry that were well known in the 13th and 14th centuries. The completed monograph has taken the form of a collection of 69 lyrics, with extensive notes and an introduction that sums up the results of the more minute study. Our Book No: 21046. $10 AUD.
114. Perry, Michael (1992). Gods Within: A Critical Guide to the New Age. London: SPCK. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny crease front cover, top corner rear cover lightly creased, faint foxing edges. The author talks about the ideas, techniques, and personalities of the New Age, and then asks what the Church needs to do in order to answer the challenges this movement presents as we approach the third Christian millennium. ISBN: 028104595X. Our Book No: 23933. $10 AUD.
115. Pert, Alan (2006). Red Cactus: The Life of Anna Kingsford. Sydney: Books & Writers Network. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. A biography of the Englishwoman, Anna Kingsford (1846 - 1888). During her life she was invited to become president of the British Theosophical Society, but fell out with Madame Blavatsky to form her own Hermetic Society. The author lives in Sydney and has studied comparative religion and Hermetic philosophy. ISBN: 9781740184052. Our Book No: 22462. $25 AUD.
116. Polkinghorne, John (1993). Religion and Current Science [Occasional Lecture Series]. Sydney, Kensington: New College, University of New South Wales (UNSW). 20 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled card cover (staples rusted), front cover little creased, minor edgewear. An attempt to reconcile religion and science, with emphasis on quantum mechanics, by the British physicist (Cambridge University) and Anglican priest. Our Book No: 4254. $10 AUD.
117. Psychical Research, Society for (1965). Hints on Sitting with Mediums (Revised ed). London: Society for Psychical Research (SPR). 13 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, card cover (lightly foxed), rubber stamps. (Rubber stamp of the Australian Institute of Psychic Research.). Our Book No: 16137. $10 AUD.
118. Rawcliffe, D. H.; Huxley, Julian (foreword) (1959). Occult and Supernatural Phenomena (Reprint ed). New York: Dover Publications. 551 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, few black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), covers little creased, top edge lightly foxed, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. Applies the stern light of rational examination to hundreds of persistent "illusions and delusions" of mankind, such as (as listed on the front cover): stigmata, poltergeists, seances, ESP and telepathy, hypnotism, firewalking, mystical experience, lycanthropy, peyotl visions, auras, levitation, automatic writing. Our Book No: 18238. $15 AUD.
119. Reader, Ian (2000). Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyo (1st ed) [Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Monograph Series]. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. 304 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, light foxing edges, very minor biro annotation. This book looks at Aum's claims about itself and asks why a religious movement ostensibly focused on yoga, meditation, asceticism and the pursuit of enlightenment became involved in violent activities. The author puts the sect in the context of contemporary Japanese religious patterns, discussing developments in Asahara Shoko's personality and teachings, Aum's millennialism and its developing hostility towards society, and compares Aum with other religious and political movements which turned to violence. ISBN: 0700711090. Our Book No: 27056. $20 AUD.
120. Reavis, Dick J. (1995). The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 320 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). By award-winning journalist and senior editor of "Texas Monthly" magazine. He sifted the ashes of the Branch Davidian Compound while they were still hot, and examined the events from the viewpoints of both the followers of David Koresh and the agents of the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to create the definitive account of the tragic end of this bizarre cult. ISBN: 0684811324. Our Book No: 15202. $20 AUD.
121. Reff, Daniel T. (2005). Plagues, Priests, Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, bottom corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. This book draws from anthropology, religious studies, history, and literary theory to show significant parallels in the rise of Christianity in the late Roman Empire and colonial Mexico. The book is simultaneously a comparative study of early Christian and later Spanish missionary texts. ISBN: 0521600502. Our Book No: 25203. $12 AUD.
122. Rountree, Kathryn (2010). Crafting Contemporary Pagan Identities in a Catholic Society [Vitality of Indigenous Religions]. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket. This book looks at the intersections of religious and cultural identity, global and local, paganism and Christianity, with insights grounded in rich ethnographic detail based on long-term fieldwork. The author gives invaluable comparisons with other studies of modern pagans and their various worlds. ISBN: 9780754669739. Our Book No: 28244. $80 AUD.
123. Russell, Bertrand; Ruse, Michael (new introduction) (1997). Religion and Science. New York: Oxford Paperbacks / Oxford University Press. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A classic of philosophy that explores the conflicts between traditional religion and science during the last four centuries. ISBN: 0195115511. Our Book No: 25635. $14 AUD.
124. Ryder, Charles (2007). Enough! This is My Autobiography! Sydney, Ourimbah: Bookbound Publishing. 132 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, bottom corner front cover creased, autograph (author's written dedication). The author, a motor mechanic, has lived a long and memorable life. He loves telling his stories and his listeners love hearing them. After many requests, Charles has put a few stories together, including his military service during WW2 in the RAF, time overseas in South Africa, North Africa, Turkey and Greece (including capture of a German general). After migration to Australia he became involved with the Salvation Army. ISBN: 9781740110433. Our Book No: 23214. $15 AUD.
125. Sagan, Carl; Druyan, Ann (editor) (2007). The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search For God. London: Penguin Books. 284 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white & colour figures, frontispiece, bottom corner rear cover little creased, faint foxing fore-edge, minor edgewear. In this book Carl Sagan gives his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science. Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985. ISBN: 9780143112624. Our Book No: 28957. $18 AUD.
126. Satter, Beryl (2001). Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and the New Thought Movement 1875 - 1920 (1st p/b ed). Berkeley: University of California Press. 382 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white figures, charts, top corner rear cover creased, crease front cover near spine, small mark fore-edge. The author has chapters on the late-19th-century debate over the meanings of male desire and female virtue, the ideas of Mary Baker Eddy and Warren Felt Evans, the rise of Emma Curtis Hopkins, three novels written by female New Thought authors, and the life and thought of Helen Wilmans (1831 - 1907). Explains why some prominent turn-of-the-century political reformers were fascinated by New Thought. Describes the subsequent transformation of New Thought in early 20th century United States. The conclusion briefly traces the history of New Thought ideas (as philosophy and spirituality) to the present day. (Printed copy of a POD book.). ISBN: 0520229274. Our Book No: 28766. $30 AUD.
127. Schorr, Daniel (introduction) (2002). Cradle and Crucible: History and Faith in the Middle East (1st ed). Washington, DC: National Geographic. 175 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe. Leading writers examine the reasons for the ongoing strife in the Middle East and trace the "longest history": the flourishing of the first empires and alphabets, the centuries of conquests, and the resulting resentments that fuel the conflicts being played out even now. ISBN: 0792265971. Our Book No: 22881. $15 AUD.
128. Selkirk, D. R. (editor); Burrows, F. J. (editor) (1987). Confronting Creationism: Defending Darwin [Australian Studies in Biology]. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press / Australian Institute of Biology. 158 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, figures, tables, flyleaves lightly toned, minor edgewear, heavy old price marks. These essays arose out of a symposium in which prominent Australian scientists spoke out against creation science (creationism), and in support of Darwinian evolution, reason, observation and experimentation. ISBN: 0868401781. Our Book No: 14543. $10 AUD.
129. Sheldrake, Rupert (1991). The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God (1st p/b ed). London: Rider. 215 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, few tiny dents covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author traces the mythological and historical roots of two distinct attitudes to nature (scientific and religious), and looks at the implications of new developments in science. ISBN: 0712646507. Our Book No: 22424. $15 AUD.
130. Shillingsburg, Peter (2001). William Makepeace Thackeray: A Literary Life (1st ed) [Literary Lives]. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear, owner's details embossed title page. This biography offers a new perspective on the relationship between Thackeray's life and his novels. It combines an analysis of his philosophy and religion with his life's experiences with women, and acknowledgements of his dependence on writing for a livelihood to provide an explanation for his narrative strategies. Traces Thackeray's composition and revision of sample passages to demonstrate that his narrative strategies were conscious developments. Also demonstrates how Thackeray's critique of the evils of society focused subtly on conventional domestic cruelties, and on the inequities of the world of women, but in a way that could be dismissed and would not necessarily alienate the public upon whose good will his livelihood depended. ISBN: 033365093X. Our Book No: 22625. $20 AUD.
131. Sinnott, Edmund W. (1955). The Biology of the Spirit (1st ed). New York: Viking. 180 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, spine ends chipped, pages faintly toned, bookshop label inside front cover, pencil annotation front flyleaf, minor edgewear. First edition. The American botanist and plant morphologist presents a biological thesis for the complexity and wholeness of human nature, including the presence of a spiritual component. Our Book No: 24349. $12 AUD.
132. Skultans, Vieda (1974). Intimacy and Ritual: A Study of Spiritualism, Mediums and Groups. London: Routledge Kegan Paul. 106 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), flap clipped jacket, endpapers lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Based on the author's fieldwork as a participant observer among spiritualists in a South Wales town. She shows how spiritualist beliefs in spirit possession as a cause of ill health can have therapeutic value, and that this is often a physical counterpart of social malaise. ISBN: 0710077602. Our Book No: 9836. $12 AUD.
133. Smith, Huston (1984). Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition (Reprint ed). New York: Harper Colophon. 182 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, covers lightly marked, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear & foxing. In this classic companion to his "The World's Religions", Huston Smith articulates the remarkable spiritual unity that underlies the world's religious traditions. He terms this the "primordial tradition" (which Aldous Huxley termed "perennial philosophy"). ISBN: 006090576X. Our Book No: 3934. $10 AUD.
134. Smith, Warren Sylvester (1967). The London Heretics 1870 - 1914 (1st ed). London: Constable. 319 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, front cover jacket lightly toned. A new study of the diverse range of Christian and non-Christian seekers after truth in the London scene of 1870 - 1914: the secularists, the positivists, the new Christians, the Quakers, the Catholic modernists, the Theosophists and Spiritualists. Recreates a fascinating period of British social history. Bernard Shaw, Annie Besant, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, William Morris and all the other rebellious spirits of the period are brought splendidly to life in this book. Our Book No: 22391. $15 AUD.
135. Spencer, Irene (2009). Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement (1st international ed). New York: Center Street. 332 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, map, bottom corner front cover little worn, edges & pages lightly toned, small scuff front cover, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. This is the autobiography of the author's life spent in a polygamous fundamentalist Mormon sect. The story started with "Shattered Dreams", and continues in this book, focusing on the terrifying acts of Ervil LeBaron, her brother-in-law and a self-proclaimed prophet, who believed he had been called to set the house of God in order. ISBN: 9781599953076. Our Book No: 27650. $15 AUD.
136. Spilka, Bernard; Hood, Ralph W. Jr; Gorsuch, Richard L. (1985). The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach (1st ed). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 388 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, minor foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), faint foxing edges, owner's written name title page. Provides an exhaustive overview of research in the psychology of religion in every aspect of individual life, including: development from childhood to old age; religious belief; behavior and experience; religion in relation to social, economic, political perspectives and action; and ties to mental disorder, personality, adjustment and normal behavior. ISBN: 0137363982. Our Book No: 24708. $15 AUD.
137. Stalnaker, Aaron (2006). Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine [Moral Traditions Series]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor crease rear cover corner, small crush top edge front cover & first few pages, light crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book has its main focus on how ethical and religious commitments are conceived, articulated, and nurtured through methodical practices that guide aspirants through alternative territories of sin and salvation, ignorance and wisdom, or suffering and bliss. He discusses and compares the moral psychologies of Augustine (Christian) and Xunzi (Chinese philosopher). ISBN: 9781589015036. Our Book No: 28757. $25 AUD.
138. Stein, Alexandra (2002). Inside Out: A Memoir of Entering and Breaking Out of a Minneapolis Political Cult (1st stated ed). St. Cloud, MN: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. 373 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, fore-edge lightly marked, bottom corner rear cover creased, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. The author tells her story about her life inside a fringe group of political activists in Minneapolis, USA. ISBN: 0878391878. Our Book No: 25636. $25 AUD.
139. Stern, Jessica (2003). Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill (1st ed). New York: Ecco / HarperCollins. 368 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. For four years, Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. He lucidly explains how terrorist organisations are formed by opportunistic leaders who - using religion as both motivation and justification - recruit the disenfranchised. Fascinating, informative and courageous. ISBN: 006050532X. Our Book No: 16224. $20 AUD.
140. Sutherland, Stewart R. (1977). Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and The Brothers Karamazov. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, owner's written name & date. Dostoyevsky was tormented by the question about the existence of God throughout his life. The author discusses this from both a philosophical and theological viewpoint, and with specific reference to the novel "The Brothers Karamazov". ISBN: 063112604X. Our Book No: 12836. $40 AUD.
141. Swaddling, Judith; Anne, Princess Royal (foreword) (2004). The Ancient Olympic Games (3rd ed). London: British Museum Press. 120 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos (some full-page), minor edgewear, top corner creased front page, minor scratches & edgewear. Her third and enlarged edition of her guide to the ancient Olympic Games. Traces their mythological and religious origins, and describes the events, sacred ceremonies and celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. There are over 100 illustrations, many in colour. ISBN: 0714122505. Our Book No: 21773. $10 AUD.
142. Symington, Neville (1994). Emotion & Spirit: Questioning the Claims of Psychoanalysis and Religion (1st ed). London: Cassell. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, top corner tip little scuffed, bottom corner creased, minor edgewear. The Australian psychoanalyst argues that both traditional religion and psychoanalysis are failing because they exist apart and do not incorporate each other's values. The author concludes that psychoanalysis is a spirituality-in-the-world, or a mature religion, and inseparable from acts of virtue. ISBN: 0304328871. Our Book No: 28819. $30 AUD.
143. Templeton, John Marks (1995). The Humble Approach: Scientists Discover God (Revised ed). New York: Continuum Publishing. 172 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. By wealthy American financier who financially supports religious studies. For generations scientific discoveries tended to challenge the existence of God. Sir John Templeton makes a striking argument for the opposite viewpoint. He goes to the writings of many of the world's leading scientific thinkers and discovers them in awe of the universe, perceiving the hand of Divine mystery at work. ISBN: 0826406920. Our Book No: 17805. $10 AUD.
144. Tesch, Margot (2012). Beyond Belief (1st ed). Canberra, Calwell: Inspiring Publishers. 315 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The author, a naive young girl escaping the drug scene, and who wants to make an impression on the world, becomes entrapped with a large Christian evangelical (fundamentalist) church. This true story happened in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but is written in narrative form with some names changed. ISBN: 9780987399311. Our Book No: 27162. $20 AUD.
145. Trompf, Garry (editor); Carley, Keith; Fergie, Deane;Willington, Jojoga;Tamoane, Matthew, & Tuza, Esua (1986). Prophets of Melanesia: Six Essays (Reprint ed). Port Moresby / Suva: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies / Institute of Pacific Studies. 162 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, spine creased (during manufacture), pages lightly toned, edges foxed & lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Contains six essays, written by University of Papua New Guinea students, on prophetic religion in Melanesia. Includes New Georgia, Inawa'a, Darapap, legend of Jari, Peroveta of Buna. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9820200075. Our Book No: 12357. $15 AUD.
146. Trompf, G. W. (1978). Friedrich Max Mueller as a Theorist of Comparative Religion (1st ed). Bombay: Shakutala Publishing House. 99 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), grey cloth cover (spine lightly faded), very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, corner tip front flyleaf little creased. Australian religious studies academic provides a commentary on Friedrich Max Mueller (1823 - 1900), the German-born Sanskrit scholar and philologist, and his remarkable contribution to the study of comparative religion. Our Book No: 13098. $12 AUD.
147. Van Leen, Rev. W. A. (Adrian) (1989). Take a Closer Look at the Problem of Extreme Christian Fringe Groups. Perth / Singapore: Concerned Christians Growth Ministries (CCGM) / SKS Marketing. 114 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, edgewear, edges lightly foxed, errata sheet inserted. By Christian preacher from Perth (Western Australia) who specialises in the Christian critique of cults and sects. ISBN: 981001189X. Our Book No: 15530. $15 AUD.
148. Wallace, Richard; Williams, Wynne (1998). The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus (1st ed). London: Routledge. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. This book presents a colourful and lucid insight into the complexities of the early Christian world, arguing that the journeys of Paul (mainly Roman Empire) are an example of the social, political and cultural heterogeneity of that world. The authors give an account of the places Paul visited, showing their historical, cultural and political differences, and discuss the varied categories, such as religion, philosophy and language, which contributed to the definition of an individual's identity. ISBN: 0415135923. Our Book No: 25469. $20 AUD.
149. Watts, Alan (1996). Myth and Religion: The Edited Transcripts (1st UK ed) [Love of Wisdom Series]. Middlesex: Eden Grove Editions / Axis. 107 pp. Paperback small narrow octavo, stiffened covers (with flaps), very good condition. A collection of edited transcripts in which the author brings the question of spiritual authority into sharp focus. Continuing in the tradition of mystics and sages who point to a direct connection between man and God, Alan Watts identifies the individual as the true source of religion. ISBN: 1870845188. Our Book No: 22134. $10 AUD.
150. Weatherhead, Leslie D. (1968). Psychology, Religion and Healing (Reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 544 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover lightly marked, flap clipped, minor insect damage rear flap edge), faint toning endpapers, rubber stamp. This book is a critical study of all the non-physical methods of healing, with an examination of the principles underlying them and the techniques employed to express them, together with some conclusions regarding further investigation in this field. Our Book No: 24641. $20 AUD.
151. Wilkinson, T. L. (1999). Expository and Christ-Centred Preaching (1st ed). Melbourne: T. L. Wilkinson. 313 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. This book on preaching with meaning has been written by a retired Presbyterian minister living in Victoria. ISBN: 0957769202. Our Book No: 23993. $30 AUD.
152. Williams, Robyn (2006). Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 165 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The ABC Science Show presenter writes a short, wicked and witty debunk of Intelligent Design, which is actually just a re-design on creation science. ISBN: 1741149231. Our Book No: 25169. $10 AUD.
153. Wilson, Edward O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1st p/b ed). London: Little, Brown & Company. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages & edges lightly toned, corners front cover creased, spine creased, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. American biologist argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience - the proof that everything in our world is organised in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws which comprise the particles underlying every branch of learning. He draws on the arts, philosophy, religion, psychology, anthropology, biology and physical sciences to show why the goals of the original Enlightenment are coming back to life, and reappearing on the frontiers of science. ISBN: 0316647357. Our Book No: 28738. $20 AUD.
154. Yeffeth, Glenn (editor); Gerrold, David (introduction) (2003). Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix (1st ed). Dallas, TX: BenBella Books. 277 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny stain & bumping fore-edge, corners front cover little worn. This book examines the technological challenges, religious symbolism and philosophical dilemmas presented by the cult science fiction film "The Matrix" (1999). ISBN: 1932100024. Our Book No: 27200. $15 AUD.