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50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists.
Blackford, Russell (editor); Schuklenk, Udo.
ISBN: 9781405190466
Wiley-Blackwell West Sussex 2009 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. 346 pp. 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. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25980  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural [A Rumour of Angels].
Berger, Peter L.
ISBN: 0385066309
Anchor Doubleday Garden City, NY 1970 
  Paperback small, very good condition, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, sticker. 103 pp. This graceful essay by an American sociologist (now considered a classic) explains how religion is reasserting itself in our rapidly changing society. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2707  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism.
Kitcher, Philip.
MIT Press Cambridge, MA 1983 
  Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, edges lightly foxed & rubbed, edgewear, sticker mark, owner's written name. 213 pp. 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. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2322  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Begat the King James Bible and the English Language.
Crystal, David.
ISBN: 9780199695188
Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford 2011 
  Paperback, very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. 327 pp. In this fascinating book the author asks how a work published in 1611 could have such an influence on the English language and how it is used today. He looks at the work of poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists, advertisers, film-makers, and even hip-hop artists. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30066  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beyond Belief.
Tesch, Margot.
ISBN: 9780987399311
Inspiring Publishers Canberra, Calwell 2012 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. 315 pp. 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. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27162  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape.
Miscavige Hill, Jenna; Pulitzer, Lisa (with).
William Morrow New York 2013 
  Paperback octavo, as new condition, colour photos centre spread. 404 pp. 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. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15348  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blasphemy.
Lawton, David.
ISBN: 0745005691
Harvester Wheatsheaf New York 1993 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded). 242 pp. 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. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28467  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Breaking the Spell: My Life as a Rajneeshee, and the Long Journey Back to Freedom.
Stork, Jane.
ISBN: 9781405039055
Pan Macmillan Sydney 2009 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, corner one page creased (bookmarked), bottom corners few pages little creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. 342 pp. The story of her life after she became devoted to the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She changed her name, wore the orange robes of a sannyasin, and moved her family to live first in an ashram in India and then in the Bhagwan-created city of Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, USA. Jane sacrificed her marriage and children, and eventually - through an act of attempted murder - her freedom. This incredible true story is a profound meditation on the nature of self-determination and the human spirit’s capacity for redemption. 
Price: $26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40072  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Casting the First Stone: The Hypocrisy of Religious Fundamentalism and Its Threat to Society.
Gilbert, R. A.
ISBN: 1852303670
Element Books Shaftesbury, Dorset 1993 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, small creases covers, minor edgewear, old price marks. 184 pp. 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. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23250  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Coined by God: Words and Phrases that First Appear in the English Translations of the Bible.
Malless, Stanley; McQuain, Jeffrey.
ISBN: 0393020452
W. W. Norton New York 2003 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). 221 pp. This book has 130 entries, with meanings and sources, of words and phrases first published in English translations of the Bible. The authors cite chapter and verse and trace these biblical words right up to today's headlines. Arranged from A to Z, and reader-friendly regardless of faith, the book offers entries about Biblical words and phrases that have moved into the culture at large. 
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Book Number: 30197  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cracking the Freemason's Code: The Truth about Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood.
Cooper, Robert L. D.
ISBN: 1846040493
Random House Sydney 2006 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, figures, some creasing rear cover cover, minor edgewear. 240 pp. This book is written with an insider's knowledge and privileged access to rare archive material, including never-before-published images. Explains the intriguing symbolism, beliefs and history of the Masons. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23475  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement.
Spencer, Irene.
ISBN: 9781599953076
Center Street New York 2009 
  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. 332 pp. 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. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27650  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dark Side of the Moonies.
Heftmann, Erica.
ISBN: 0140056831
Penguin Books Melbourne 1982 
  Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned as usual, corner tip few pages stained, minor edgewear. 292 pp. 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. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3750  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Depression: A Stubborn Darkness: Light for the Path.
Welch, Edward T.
ISBN: 9780976230809
New Growth Press Greensboro, NC 2004 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, front cover lifting slightly, minor edgewear. 279 pp. This book looks at depression in a spiritual way. Some of the chapters are: The Path Ahead, How Depression Feels, Definitions and Causes. Written for people with depression, but will be helpful to anyone seeking to understand how depression can impact your life. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30566  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Depth Psychology and Religious Belief.
Bryant, Christopher.
ISBN: 0902834010
Mirfield Publications Mirfield, West Yorks 1985 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, light creases front cover, minor edgewear. 75 pp. 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. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23748  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dying with Dignity: A Plea for Personal Responsibility.
Kung, Hans; Jens, Walter; Niethammer, Dietrich (contributor); Eser, Albin (contributor); Bowden, John (translator).
ISBN: 0826408850
Continuum Publishing New York 1995 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket. 132 pp. The Christian theologian examines the case for voluntary euthanasia in certain well-defined circumstances. Translation from German. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27748  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions.
Morgan, Peggy (editor); Lawton, Clive (editor).
ISBN: 0748607099
Edinburgh University Press Edinburgh 2001 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. 278 pp. 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. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21865  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Exploring Inner Space: Scientists and Religious Experience [Is God Still Possible in the Twentieth Century?].
Hay, David.
ISBN: 0264671201
Mowbray Oxford 1987 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear, small stains bottom corner few pages. 252 pp. 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). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24445  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Faith's Framework: The Structure of New Testament Theology.
Robinson, Donald.
ISBN: 0867600179
Albatross Books Sydney, Sutherland 1985 
  Paperback trade, good condition, pages & inside covers lightly toned, front cover little creased, top spine bumped, minor edgewear. 152 pp. This thought-provoking book examines the theological origins of the New Testament. Written by Archbishop of Sydney in the Anglican Church of Australia. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28405  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fifty Key Figures in Islam [Routledge Key Guides].
Jackson, Roy.
ISBN: 0415354684
Routledge Oxon 2006 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 261 pp. A fascinating examination of the lives and thoughts of 50 influential figures in Islam and surveys a heritage which covers 1500 years. The book is fully cross-referenced. For each key figure, the book provides: biographical details, presentation and analysis of their main ideas, an account of their impact and influence within and, if appropriate, beyond the Islamic tradition. There is also a list of major works and further reading. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40240  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Freud and Freudians on Religion: A Reader.
Capps, Donald (editor).
ISBN: 0300082010
Yale University Press New Haven, CT 2001 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. 357 pp. A collection of essays exploring the views of Sigmund Freud and his disciples regarding religion. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11738  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism.
Rudolph, Kurt; McLachlan Wilson, Robert (translator).
ISBN: 0060670185
HarperOne / HarperCollins New York 1987 
  Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, map, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 411 pp. Gnosticism arose out of early Judaism and Christianity, with an emphasis on trapping the divine spark within the human body, and liberating it via spiritual knowledge (gnosis), acquired by direct experience. This iconic history of gnosticism, by a German professor of religion, is solidly based reliable sources. The author hopes this translation will reach a wider range of readers. The translator has drawn upon similar principles to the English edition of Werner Foerster's two-volume anthology "Gnosis". 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30140  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon: A Cult Survivor's Memoir.
Neufeld, Gordon, K.
ISBN: 1589392760
Virtual Bookworm College Station, TX 2002 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 176 pp. 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. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29418  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Islamic Perspectives on the New Millennium [ISEAS Series on Islam].
Hooker, Virginia (editor); Saikal, Amin (editor).
ISBN: 9812302409
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Singapore 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, few black & white cartoons, tables, minimal edgewear, tiny bump top spine. 266 pp. Aims to bring to the attention of non-Muslims, in particular, the range of views that Muslims in the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia hold on six topics of importance to life in the 21st century. The book emphasizes the connections and contrasts between the Middle East and Southeast Asia. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23487  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Monsignor John Leonard and the Catholic Youth Organisation.
Coen, Kevin.
ISBN: 1876295279
St Pauls Publications Sydney, Strathfield 2000 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). 190 pp. A brief biography of Monsignor Leonard, and a history of the Catholic Youth Organisation, which was founded in 1948 and flourished until the mid-1970s. Also included is a selection of the columns Monsignor Leonard wrote for the Sydney diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Weekly, from 1957 until his death in 1991. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29084  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction.
Barker, Eileen.
ISBN: 0113409273
HMSO: Her Majesty's Stationery Office London 1989 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor foxing & toning edges. 234 pp. 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. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15452  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine [Moral Traditions Series].
Stalnaker, Aaron.
ISBN: 9781589015036
Georgetown University Press Washington, DC 2006 
  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. 330 pp. 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). 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28757  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Potions and Panaceas: Physicians and Prophets [Medicine in the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran and the Vedas].
Leavesley, J. H.
ISBN: 0733300340
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Sydney 1990 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, top edge lightly foxed, faint foxing inside covers, minor edgewear. 103 pp. 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. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24642  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression.
Esack, Farid.
ISBN: 1851681213
One World Oxford 2002 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. 288 pp. 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. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22344  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Readings in the Qur'an: Selected and Translated With an Introductory Essay.
Cragg, Kenneth.
ISBN: 0006279597
Fount / HarperCollinsReligious London 1995 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark inside rear cover. 389 pp. This new translation into lucid modern English opens the way to a fuller meeting with the mind of the Qur'an [Koran], for both new readers and scholars. Abridged to two-thirds of its original length, the readings present the whole substance of the Qur'an. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22157  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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