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  1. Theosomnia

    Theosomnia

    A Christian Theology of Sleep

    Andrew Bishop

    Sleep is a profoundly theological concern. A multitude of biblical sources and images of sleep open up themes around mortality, resurrection and eschatology, and healing. Thought-provoking and creative, Theosomnia examines the nature of sleep through the lens of Christian theology. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.94in x 6.02in / 227mm x 153mm, 168pp, £45.00
    ISBN: 9781785922183
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 168pp, £45.00
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-495-3
  2. Values in Health and Social Care

    Values in Health and Social Care

    An Introductory Workbook

    Ray Samuriwo, Ben Hannigan, Stephen Pattison and Andrew Todd

    Rich in case studies, practical activities and downloadable resources, this is a beginner's guide to how values are formed and developed in varying professional contexts across health and social care services. It invites the reader to reflect on their own values, and on how these define the quality of the care they deliver. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 11.69in x 8.31in / 297mm x 211mm, 152pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 9781785920639
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 152pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-320-8
  3. Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality

    Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality

    The Buddha’s Children

    Alexander von Gontard

    This book explores the spirituality and religiosity of children and adolescents through the language, thought and imagery of Buddhism. Drawing on his experience working with children in therapeutic practice, the author sets manifestations of spirituality in childhood, such as awe and wonder, alongside the Buddha's teachings. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 272pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 9781785920387
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-289-8
  4. The Way of the Hermit

    The Way of the Hermit

    Interfaith Encounters in Silence and Prayer

    Mario I. Aguilar

    Spanning hermits' paths across multiple faiths and epochs, Catholic Benedictine hermit and divinity scholar Mario Aguilar explores the shared value of silence, contemplation and prayer in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. This is an eye-opening book about spiritual independence and interfaith harmony for any reader, curious or devout. Learn More
    2017, 208pp
  5. The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing, Second Edition

    The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing, Second Edition

    Elizabeth MacKinlay

    People are asking more and more questions about life and meaning as they are growing older and living for longer. There are increasing opportunities to engage with spiritual well-being later in life. This book provides a comprehensive study of spirituality and ageing, with newly updated material on recent developments in this field. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.10in / 228mm x 155mm, 392pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 9781785920721
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 392pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-333-8
  6. Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies

    Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies

    A Transdisciplinary Conversation

    Edited by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

    The importance of secular ritual is discussed within the newly emerging transdiscipinary field of ritology. Shifting away from traditional concepts of ritual tied to religion, the authors weigh the benefits of ritualized practice for general health and wellbeing. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 264pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 9781785920837
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-344-4
  7. Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age

    Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age

    Islamic Extremism and Western Islamophobia

    Edited by Mike Hardy, Fiyaz Mughal and Sarah Markiewicz. Foreword by H.E. Mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

    Engaging with the 2004 Amman message, which sought to clarify Islam's true peaceful nature, this book debates what it means to be Muslim in Europe today. Shining a light on Islam's religious, political and cultural tenets, and its portrayal in the media, this book explores the role Islam can play in interfaith dialogues on peace and reconciliation. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 272pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 9781785921520
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-419-9
  8. Performing Pastoral Care

    Performing Pastoral Care

    Music as a Framework for Exploring Pastoral Care

    Gregory Clifton-Smith

    Using musical analogies, Gregory Clifton Smith explores the role of pastoral care, both from the point of view of performance and of music as a different form of engaging with life in extreme situations, such as war. Through the prism of music, he demonstrates the ongoing importance of pastoral care in religious communities. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.06in / 228mm x 154mm, 160pp, £45.00
    ISBN: 9781785920363
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £45.00
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-287-4
  9. God Beyond Words

    God Beyond Words

    Christian Theology and the Spiritual Experiences of People with Profound Intellectual Disabilities

    Jill Harshaw

    Responding to the view that people with profound intellectual disabilities cannot enjoy spiritual experiences, this book pushes the boundaries of intellectual disability theology. Thought-provoking and sensitive, this book poses important questions about the nature of faith and how the Church treats people with intellectual disabilities. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 208pp, £50.00
    ISBN: 9781785920448
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £50.00
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-302-4
  10. Christian Ashrams, Hindu Caves and Sacred Rivers

    Christian Ashrams, Hindu Caves and Sacred Rivers

    Christian-Hindu Monastic Dialogue in India 1950-1993

    Mario I. Aguilar

    The history of the Shantivanam ashram and the five figures of Christian-Hindu dialogue in India is the backdrop for this exploration of dialogue and collaboration between the two faiths. The lives of these men, and their situation within both religions, is used by the author to propose a continuation and development of this dialogue today. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 6.26in / 230mm x 159mm, 200pp, £50.00
    ISBN: 9781785920868
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £50.00
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-347-5

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