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  • Why We Need Religion by Stephen T. Asma
    Why We Need Religion (English, Hardback) Stephen T. Asma

    Religion appears to be about God, messiahs, churchgoing, and morality, but that is only the appearance. It is really about lust, rage, grief, love and the other core emotions. Why We Need Religion is about the way religion successfully manages human emotions, for the good of the individual and the group.

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  • On Monsters by Stephen T. Asma
    On Monsters (English, Paperback) Stephen T. Asma

    "A comprehensive modern-day bestiary."-The New Yorker

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  • The Evolution of Imagination by Stephen T. Asma
    The Evolution of Imagination (English, Hardback) Stephen T. Asma

    Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases?all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the whole room is erupting with laughter. Or maybe it's a team of software engineers brainstorming their way to the next Google, or the Einsteins of the...

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  • Why I Am a Buddhist by Stephen T. Asma
    Why I Am a Buddhist (English, Paperback) Stephen T. Asma

    Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions, Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life?

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  • The God's Drink Whiskey by Stephen T. Asma
    The God's Drink Whiskey (English, Paperback) Stephen T. Asma

    Buddhism, Booze, and the Four Noble Truths

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  • Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads by Stephen T. Asma
    Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads (English, Paperback) Stephen T. Asma

    The natural history museum is a place where the line between "high" and "low" culture effectively vanishes - where our awe of nature, our taste for the bizarre and our thirst for knowledge all blend together. But, as this text shows, there is more going on in these institutions than just smart fun.

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  • On Monsters by Stephen T. Asma
    On Monsters (English, Hardback) Stephen T. Asma

    Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.

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  • Buddha for Beginners by Stephen T. Asma
    Buddha for Beginners (English, Paperback) Stephen T. Asma

    Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person--a radical--who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginners introduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating...

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  • Why We Need Religion by Stephen T Asma
    Why We Need Religion (English, CD-Audio) Stephen T Asma

    How we feel is as vital to our survival as how we think. This claim, based on the premise that emotions are largely adaptive, serves as the organizing theme of Why We Need Religion. This book is a novel pathway in a well-trodden field of religious studies and philosophy of religion.

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  • Why I am a Buddhist by Stephen T. Asma
    Why I am a Buddhist (English, Hardback) Stephen T. Asma

    A professor of philosophy argues his case for Buddhism, presenting a spiritual practice that is inclusive, authentic, intellectually appealing, and does not require a belief in specific creeds or dogma.

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  • The Emotional Mind by Stephen T. Asma
    The Emotional Mind (English, Hardback) Stephen T. Asma, Rami Gabriel

    For 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emotional centers of the brain were hard at work. Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel help us understand the evolution of the mind by exploring this more primal capability that we share with other animals: the power to feel, which is the root of so much that makes us uniquely human.

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