eBooks-share Religion Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/religion Latest Religion eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:46:07 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Own Life (by Donald Miller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-million-miles-in-a-thousand-years-what-i-learned-while-editing-my-own-life
Author(s): Donald Miller
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > General, Self-Help > Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Publish date: 2009-09-29
ISBN-10: 0785213066
ISBN-13: 9780785213062
Language: English
Description: Details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie, challenging readers to reconsider what they strive for in life and revealing how to get a second chance at life the first time around.
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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:46:07 GMT
Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy (by Benjamin Barber) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/jihad-vs-mcworld-terrorisms-challenge-to-democracy
Author(s): Benjamin Barber
Categories: History > Social History, Religion > Islam, Religion > Religion, Politics & State
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish date: 1996-07-30
ISBN-10: 0345383044
ISBN-13: 9780345383044
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:42:04 GMT
Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Excercise Clause (by Catharine Cookson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/regulating-religion-the-courts-and-the-free-excercise-clause
Author(s): Catharine Cookson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics, Law > Constitutional, Religion > Ethics, Religion > Religion, Politics & State
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2001-03-29
ISBN-10: 019512944X
ISBN-13: 9780195129441
Language: English
Description: Jurisprudence regarding the "free exercise of religion" clause of the U.S. Constitution is in a state of confusion. There has been a series of rapid changes in the standard used by the Supreme Court to determine when a statute impermissibly restricts free exercise. The trend is now towards greater acceptance of government claims about the importance of regulation over religious practices. Here, Cookson challenges the wisdom of this judicial drift, and its false dichotomy between anarchy and a system that respects religious freedom. In its place she offers a new, practical approach to resolving free exercise conflicts that could be used in both... more...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:26:05 GMT
The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (by Justo L. Gonzalez) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-story-of-christianity-vol-1-the-early-church-to-the-dawn-of-the-reformation
Author(s): Justo L. Gonzalez
Categories: Religion > History
Publisher: HarperOne
Publish date: 2010-08-10
ISBN-10: 006185588X
ISBN-13: 9780061855887
Language: English
Description: In The Story of Christianity: Volume 1, Justo L. González, author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought, presents a narrative history of Christianity, from the Early Church to the Dawn of the Protestant Reformation. From Jesus’ faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, González skillfully traces core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church, including major events outside of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the New World. This updated and expanded edition incorporates recent archaeological discoveries about the life of... more...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:06:04 GMT
Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code: A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine (by Bart D. Ehrman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/truth-and-fiction-in-the-da-vinci-code-a-historian-reveals-what-we-really-know-about-jesus-mary-magdalene-and-constantine
Author(s): Bart D. Ehrman
Categories: Fiction > Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, Literary Collections > American, Literary Criticism > American, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2004-11-01
ISBN-10: 0195181409
ISBN-13: 9780195181401
Language: English
Description: A staggeringly popular work of fiction, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has stood atop The New York Times Bestseller List for well over a year, with millions of copies in print. But this fast-paced mystery is unusual in that the author states up front that the historical information in the book is all factually accurate. But is this claim true? As historian Bart D. Ehrman shows in this informative and witty book, The Da Vinci Code is filled with numerous historical mistakes. Did the ancient church engage in a cover-up to make the man Jesus into a divine figure? Did Emperor Constantine select for the New Testament--from some 80 contending Gospels--the... more...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:06:07 GMT
Judeophobia: Attitudes toward the Jews in the Ancient World (by Peter Schäfer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/judeophobia-attitudes-toward-the-jews-in-the-ancient-world
Author(s): Peter Schäfer
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > World, Religion > Judaism, Social Science > General
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 1997-04-01
ISBN-10: 067448777X
ISBN-13: 9780674487772
Language: English
Description: Taking a fresh look at what the Greeks and Romans thought about Jews and Judaism, Peter Schäfer locates the origin of anti-Semitism in the ancient world. Judeophobia firmly establishes Hellenistic Egypt as the generating source of anti-Semitism, with roots extending back into Egypt's pre-Hellenistic history. A pattern of ingrained hostility toward an alien culture emerges when Schäfer surveys an illuminating spectrum of comments on Jews and their religion in Greek and Roman writings, focusing on the topics that most interested the pagan classical world: the exodus or, as it was widely interpreted, expulsion from Egypt; the nature of the Jewish... more...
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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:16:12 GMT
Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) (by Yossef Rapoport) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/marriage-money-and-divorce-in-medieval-islamic-society-cambridge-studies-in-islamic-civilization
Author(s): Yossef Rapoport
Categories: History > Africa, History > Middle East, Religion > Islam, Social Science > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2005-05-23
ISBN-10: 052184715X
ISBN-13: 9780521847155
Language: English
Description: High rates of divorce, often taken to be a modern and western phenomenon, were also typical of medieval Islamic societies. By pitting these high rates of divorce against the Islamic ideal of marriage,Yossef Rapoport radically challenges usual assumptions about the legal inferiority of Muslim women and their economic dependence on men. He argues that marriages in late medieval Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem had little in common with the patriarchal models advocated by jurists and moralists. The transmission of dowries, women's access to waged labour, and the strict separation of property between spouses made divorce easy and normative, initiated by... more...
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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:16:09 GMT
Provenance Press's Guide To The Wiccan Year: A Year Round Guide to Spells, Rituals, and Holiday Celebrations (by Judy Ann Nock) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/provenance-presss-guide-to-the-wiccan-year-a-year-round-guide-to-spells-rituals-and-holiday-celebrations
Author(s): Judy Ann Nock
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism, Body, Mind & Spirit > Witchcraft & Wicca, Religion > General
Publisher: Adams Media
Publish date: 2007-06-04
ISBN-10: 1598691252
ISBN-13: 9781598691252
Language: English
Description: In "The Provenance Press[registered] Guide to the Wiccan Year", Judy Ann Nock offers readers a definitive guide to "the wheel of the year." Capturing the essence of the major and lesser holidays, this complete and practical reference will appeal to Wiccans of all levels of experience. The handbook offers something for everyone: recipes, crafts, activities, spells, rituals, and meditations. In these pages, Wiccans will find several appropriate cyclic activities. Written to inspire and expand the practice as a reader moves through the eight sabbats, Nock provides the practitioner with: the astrological and astronomical influences that govern the... more...
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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:52:08 GMT
The Metaphysics of Henry More (International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées) (by Jasper Reid) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-metaphysics-of-henry-more-international-archives-of-the-history-of-ideas-archives-internationales-dhistoire-des-id-es
Author(s): Jasper Reid
Categories: Philosophy > History & Surveys, Religion > General, Science > History
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2012-05-23
ISBN-10: 9400739877
ISBN-13: 9789400739871
Language: English
Description: The book surveys the key metaphysical contributions of the Cambridge Platonist, Henry More (1614–1687). It deals with such interwoven topics as: the natures of body and spirit, and the question of whether or not there is a sharp ontological division between them; the nature of spatial extension in relation to each; the composition and governance of the physical world, including More’s theories of Hyle, atoms, vacuum, and the Spirit of Nature; and the life of the human soul, including its pre-existence. It approaches these topics and the systematic connections between them both historically and analytically, and seeks to do justice to the ways... more...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:12:02 GMT
The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up (by Richard J. Dewhurst) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-ancient-giants-who-ruled-america-the-missing-skeletons-and-the-great-smithsonian-cover-up
Author(s): Richard J. Dewhurst
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit > Controversial Knowledge, Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism, Religion > General
Publisher: Bear & Company
Publish date: 2013-12-27
ISBN-10: 1591431719
ISBN-13: 9781591431718
Language: English
Description: A study of the substantial evidence for a former race of giants in North America and its 150-year suppression by the Smithsonian Institution • Shows how thousands of giant skeletons have been found, particularly in the Mississippi Valley, as well as the ruins of the giants’ cities • Explores 400 years of giant finds, including newspaper articles, first person accounts, state historical records, and illustrated field reports • Reveals the Stonehenge-era megalithic burial complex on Catalina Island with over 4,000 giant skeletons, including kings more than 9 feet tall • Includes more than 100 rare photographs and illustrations of the... more...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:06:04 GMT
Converting a Nation: A Modern Inquisition and the Unification of Italy (Studies in European Culture and History) (by Ariella Lang) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/converting-a-nation-a-modern-inquisition-and-the-unification-of-italy-studies-in-european-culture-and-history
Author(s): Ariella Lang
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > Christianity, Religion > Judaism
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2008-09-15
ISBN-10: 0230606725
ISBN-13: 9780230606722
Language: English
Description: This book explores how the accounts of conversion to the Catholic Church provide an unusual political opinion with serious ramifications during the Risorgimento. This book focuses on feminist critiques of globalization and European identity formation and examines changing conditions of cultural production and their consequences for a European public sphere. It discusses international relations, development and migration, and the levels of transformation of democratic institutions and practices.Examining a variety of newspapers, novels, and inquisition trials, Lang demonstrates how the accounts of conversion to the Catholic Church provide an unusual... more...
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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:06:11 GMT
Mysticism in Shaivism and Christianity (by Bettina Baumer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mysticism-in-shaivism-and-christianity
Author(s): Bettina Baumer
Categories: Reference > General, Religion > Hinduism, Religion > Mysticism
Publisher: D K Print World
Publish date: 1997-01-01
ISBN-10: 8124600961
ISBN-13: 9788124600962
Language: English
Description: Scholarly comparative study, essays by ten specialists. wide range of perspectives, balanced. seminar proceedings
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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:42:09 GMT
The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (Cambridge Companions to Religion) (by John Barton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cambridge-companion-to-biblical-interpretation-cambridge-companions-to-religion
Author(s): John Barton
Categories: Religion > Reference
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 1998-07-28
ISBN-10: 0521485932
ISBN-13: 9780521485937
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:36:11 GMT
The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to World Religions (2nd Edition) (by Brandon Toropov, Luke, Father Luke Buckles) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-complete-idiots-guide-r-to-world-religions-2nd-edition
Author(s): Brandon Toropov, Luke, Father Luke Buckles
Categories: Religion > Comparative Religion
Publisher: Alpha
Publish date: 2001-08-17
ISBN-10: 0028642082
ISBN-13: 9780028642086
Language: English
Description: A comprehensive look at ideas about God-in every corner of the globe. More than at any other time in history, ordinary people are reading up on the world's major religions. Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam often seem at odds with each other, and as readers struggle to understand, The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions, Third Edition, provides expanded and updated coverage to answer their questions. Here, comparative theologists Toropov and Buckles provide many answers to today's questions about both major and lesser-known religions and beliefs. Each of five parts, one for every major religion, discusses history,... more...
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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:36:01 GMT
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be (by Rachel Hollis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/girl-wash-your-face-stop-believing-the-lies-about-who-you-are-so-you-can-become-who-you-were-meant-to-be
Author(s): Rachel Hollis
Categories: Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, Religion > General, Self-Help > Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish date: 2018-02-06
ISBN-10: 1400201659
ISBN-13: 9781400201655
Language: English
Description: With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have. Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.... more...
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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:42:52 GMT
Exegesis in the Targum of Psalms: The Old, the New, and the Rewritten (Gorgias Dessertations: Biblical Studies) (Gorgias Dissertations; Biblical Studies) (by Timothy Edwards) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/exegesis-in-the-targum-of-psalms-the-old-the-new-and-the-rewritten-gorgias-dessertations-biblical-studies-gorgias-dissertations-biblical-studies
Author(s): Timothy Edwards
Categories: Religion > General
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Publish date: 2007-08-30
ISBN-10: 159333432X
ISBN-13: 9781593334321
Language: English
Description: The Old, the New and the Rewritten illustrates how Targum Psalms creatively interprets selected psalms and how those interpretations relate to other Jewish and Christian traditions, including early translations of the psalms, rabbinic Midrashim, the New Testament and early Church Fathers. The study of these Psalms suggests viewing Targum Psalms as a creative partner in the world of biblical interpretation, as opposed to a compilation of already existing midrashic material. Edwards portrays the Targum as a link between the written and oral Torah that leads its readers on a path to tradition.
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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:36:06 GMT
Ahmad al-Mansur: The Beginnings of Modern Morocco (Makers of the Muslim World) (by Mercedes García-Arenal) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ahmad-al-mansur-the-beginnings-of-modern-morocco-makers-of-the-muslim-world
Author(s): Mercedes García-Arenal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, History > Africa, Religion > Islam
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish date: 2008-10-01
ISBN-10: 185168610X
ISBN-13: 9781851686100
Language: English
Description: Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) was one of the most significant rulers in the history of Morocco, which to this day bears the mark of his twenty-five year rule in the sixteenth century. A brilliant political and military tactician, cunning diplomat and descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur was a charismatic religious authority with ambitions to become Caliph and ruler of all Islam. Spanning four continents, this lucid introduction assesses this fascinating figure and his legacy amidst the political intrigue, colonial discovery, and military conquest that dominated the age. Mercedes García-Arenal is... more...
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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:32:10 GMT
The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity (by Ken Parry) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-blackwell-companion-to-eastern-christianity
Author(s): Ken Parry
Categories: Reference > General, Religion > Christianity, Religion > Eastern, Religion > Religion, Politics & State
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2007-07-16
ISBN-10: 0631234233
ISBN-13: 9780631234234
Language: English
Description: Now available in paperback, this Companion offers an unparalleled survey of the history, theology, doctrine, worship, art, culture and politics that make up the churches of Eastern Christianity. Covers both Byzantine traditions (such as the Greek, Russian and Georgian churches) and Oriental traditions (such as the Armenian, Coptic and Syrian churches) Brings together an international team of experts to offer the first book of its kind on the subject of Eastern Christianity Contributes to our understanding of recent political events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe by providing much needed background information... more...
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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:42:03 GMT
Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness (by Mark Epstein) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/going-to-pieces-without-falling-apart-a-buddhist-perspective-on-wholeness
Author(s): Mark Epstein
Categories: Religion > Buddhism, Religion > Eastern
Publisher: Broadway
Publish date: 1998-06-15
ISBN-10: 0767902343
ISBN-13: 9780767902342
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:42:08 GMT
Secularism and Religion in Multi-faith Societies: The Case of India (SpringerBriefs in Political Science) (by Wolfgang Wagner, Ragini Sen, Caroline Howarth) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/secularism-and-religion-in-multi-faith-societies-the-case-of-india-springerbriefs-in-political-science
Author(s): Wolfgang Wagner, Ragini Sen, Caroline Howarth
Categories: Political Science > General, Psychology > Clinical Psychology, Religion > General
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2013-10-11
ISBN-10: 331901921X
ISBN-13: 9783319019215
Language: English
Description: This Brief looks at the illustrative case of the Hindu-Muslim conflict in India, with the aim of understanding the dynamics of lived secularism as it exists in traditional multi-faith societies such as India. The data analyzed in this Brief comprise many interviews, conducted amidst Hindus and Muslims, with respondents of both sexes living in slum and middle class regions in the city of Mumbai. The volume begins by giving a brief summary of the historical and cultural background to the present situation in India. It then traces complementarities and similarities of opinions across diverse constituencies which cluster... more...
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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 03:52:02 GMT
Mindful Dreaming: Harness the Power of Lucid Dreaming for Happiness, Health, and Positive Change (by Clare R. Johnson PhD) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mindful-dreaming-harness-the-power-of-lucid-dreaming-for-happiness-health-and-positive-change
Author(s): Clare R. Johnson PhD
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit > Dreams, Religion > General
Publisher: Conari Press
Publish date: 2018-04-01
ISBN-10: 1573247340
ISBN-13: 9781573247344
Language: English
Description: There are many books on dreams, dream interpretation, and lucid dreaming. What makes this one different is that Clare R. Johnson, PhD combines the principles of mindfulness with a fresh approach to lucid dreaming. The end result is a step-by-step guide for understanding dream language, waking up in our dreams, and transforming them to improve our waking lives. In this book, she explains: What dreams are and why they are so important How to improve sleep quality and wake up refreshed How to have lucid dreams How to transform nightmares and heal from the past This is a helpful and practical book that belongs... more...
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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 03:16:09 GMT
Giants: Sons of the Gods (by Douglas Van Dorn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/giants-sons-of-the-gods
Author(s): Douglas Van Dorn
Categories: Religion > History
Publisher: Waters of Creation Publishing
Publish date: 2013-06-08
ISBN-10: 0615815375
ISBN-13: 9780615815374
Language: English
Description: Goliath. You know the story. But why is it in the Bible? Is it just to give us a little moral pick-me-up as we seek to emulate a small shepherd boy who defeated a giant? Have you ever wondered where Goliath came from? Did you know he had brothers, one with 24 fingers and toes? Did you know their ancestry is steeped in unimaginable horror? Genesis 6. The nephilim. The first few verses of this chapter have long been the speculation of supernatural events that produced demigods and a flood that God used to destroy the whole world. The whole world remembers them. Once upon a time, all Christians knew them. But for many centuries this view was mocked,... more...
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 23:12:05 GMT
The Body Temple: Kundalini Yoga For Body Acceptance, Eating Disorders & Radical Self-Love (by Ramdesh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-body-temple-kundalini-yoga-for-body-acceptance-eating-disorders-and-radical-self-love
Author(s): Ramdesh
Categories: Health & Fitness > Yoga, Medical > Mental Health, Body, Mind & Spirit > Spirituality, Religion > General
Publisher: Spirit Voyage
Publish date: 2016-09-16
ISBN-10: 0983569533
ISBN-13: 9780983569534
Language: English
Description: Written for both the total beginner and and the advanced yogi, The Body Temple: Kundalini Yoga for Body Acceptance, Eating Disorders, and Radical Self-Love guides you through a nurturing practice of yoga, meditation, mantra, and miracles. This book contains the wisdom, experience and loving tone necessary to gently guide people on a path to radical self-love and body acceptance. Using a variety of practices from the Kundalini Yoga tradition, the fastest growing yogic practice in the country today, this book approaches emotional and physical health from a holistic perspective. Within these pages, you will find: Yogic techniques to reset the body's... more...
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 22:36:05 GMT
Till God Inherits the Earth (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World) (by A., García Sanjuán) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/till-god-inherits-the-earth-medieval-and-early-modern-iberian-world
Author(s): A., García Sanjuán
Categories: History > Europe, History > Middle East, Religion > Islam
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2006-12-31
ISBN-10: 9004153586
ISBN-13: 9789004153585
Language: English
Description: This volume deals with the origins and evolution of the Islamic institution of pious endowments in al-Andalus and provide us with a complete review of relevant issues such as the structure of economic property, the idea of charity, the concept of general or common interest and the social and juridical role of men of religion.
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:16:11 GMT
The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Religion) (by Arthur Holder) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-blackwell-companion-to-christian-spirituality-wiley-blackwell-companions-to-religion
Author(s): Arthur Holder
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism, Body, Mind & Spirit > Spirituality, Reference > General, Religion > Christianity, Religion > Reference
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2006-01-02
ISBN-10: 1405102470
ISBN-13: 9781405102476
Language: English
Description: The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality is a comprehensive single-volume introduction to Christian spirituality, and represents the most significant recent developments in the field.Offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical, and representative overview of the most significant recent developments in the fieldComprises essays combining rigorous academic scholarship with accessible and elegant writingReflects an understanding of the field as the study of the lived experience of Christian faith and discipleshipProvides material on biblical, historical, and theological foundations, along with treatment of contemporary issues
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:46:04 GMT
Fabricating Foucault: Rationalising the Management of Individuals (Marquette Studies in Philosophy) (by Roger Alan Deacon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fabricating-foucault-rationalising-the-management-of-individuals-marquette-studies-in-philosophy
Author(s): Roger Alan Deacon
Categories: Religion > General
Publisher: Marquette Univ Pr
Publish date: 2003-11
ISBN-10: 0874626617
ISBN-13: 9780874626612
Language: English
Description: Deacon, a scholar whose academic affiliations are not given, examines the implications of the work of Michel Foucault, questioning whether and how the modern drive to explain the world in such a way as to guide political action and promote progressive change can be defended in the light of Foucault'
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:36:16 GMT
"Why Ask My Name?": Anonymity and Identity in Biblical Narrative (by Adele Reinhartz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/why-ask-my-name-anonymity-and-identity-in-biblical-narrative
Author(s): Adele Reinhartz
Categories: Literary Criticism > General, Reference > Encyclopedias, Religion > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 1998-11-12
ISBN-10: 0195099702
ISBN-13: 9780195099706
Language: English
Description: Unnamed characters--such as Lot's wife, Jephthah's daughter, Pharaoh's baker, and the witch of Endor--are ubiquitous in the Hebrew Bible and appear in a wide variety of roles. Adele Reinhartz here seeks to answer two principal questions: first, is there a "poetics of anonymity," and if so, what are its contours? Second, how does anonymity affect the readers' response to and construction of unnamed biblical characters? The author is especially interested in issues related to gender and class, seeking to determine whether anonymity is more prominent among mothers, wives, daughters, and servants than among fathers, husbands, sons and kings and... more...
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:56:02 GMT
Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts (by Douglas Laycock, Anthony R. Picarello Jr., Robin Fretwell Wilson, Chai R. Feldblum, Douglas W. Kmiec, Charles J. Dr. Reid Jr, Marc D. Stern, Jonathan Turley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/same-sex-marriage-and-religious-liberty-emerging-conflicts
Author(s): Douglas Laycock, Anthony R. Picarello Jr., Robin Fretwell Wilson, Chai R. Feldblum, Douglas W. Kmiec, Charles J. Dr. Reid Jr, Marc D. Stern, Jonathan Turley
Categories: Law > Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, Law > Civil Rights, Law > Family Law, Reference > General, Religion > Religion, Politics & State
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish date: 2008-09-05
ISBN-10: 0742563251
ISBN-13: 9780742563254
Language: English
Description: Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty explores the religious freedom implications of defining marriage to include same-sex couples. It represents the only comprehensive, scholarly appraisal to date of the church-state conflicts virtually certain to arise from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. It explores two principal questions. First, exactly what kind of religious freedom conflicts are likely to emerge if society embraces same-sex marriage? A redefinition of marriage would impact a host of laws where marital status affects legal rights―in housing, employment, health-care, education, public accommodations, and property, in addition... more...
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:46:01 GMT
Surviving Information Overload: The Clear, Practical Guide to Help You Stay on Top of What You Need to Know (by Kevin A. Miller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/surviving-information-overload-the-clear-practical-guide-to-help-you-stay-on-top-of-what-you-need-to-know
Author(s): Kevin A. Miller
Categories: Business & Economics > Skills, Health & Fitness > General, Body, Mind & Spirit > Spirituality, Reference > General, Religion > Christian Life
Publisher: Zondervan
Publish date: 2004-05-27
ISBN-10: 031025115X
ISBN-13: 9780310251156
Language: English
Description: 'Timely and much-needed . . . offers solid and practical advice and reminds us that the focus of our needs should be related to God's purposes and plans for our lives. George Gallup Jr. 'If you have the time, read this book. If you don't have the time, you really need to read this book. It will give you a precious gift. It will help you say no.' John Ortberg, author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them Ever feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email, the frenzy of multitasking, the rush of things you've got to know and do? Then you don't have time not to read this book---because it will save you time and lower your stress. You needn't read... more...
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:12:04 GMT
Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-Classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD (Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents) (by Nikolaos Papazarkadas, Paraskevi Martzavou) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/epigraphical-approaches-to-the-post-classical-polis-fourth-century-bc-to-second-century-ad-oxford-studies-in-ancient-documents
Author(s): Nikolaos Papazarkadas, Paraskevi Martzavou
Categories: History > Ancient, Religion > History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-02-08
ISBN-10: 0199652147
ISBN-13: 9780199652143
Language: English
Description: This volume richly illustrates the multiple ways in which epigraphy enables historical analysis of the postclassical polis (city-state) across a world of geographically dispersed poleis: from the Black Sea and Asia Minor to Sicily via the Aegean and mainland Greece. The collection of 16 papers looks at themes such as the modes of interaction between polis and ruling powers, the construction of ethnic and social identity, interstate and civil conflict and its resolution, social economics, institutional processes and privileges, polis representations, ethics, and, not least, religious phenomena. The contributions range from "hard epigraphy" to... more...
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:46:10 GMT
Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Time: A Biography of a Long Conversion, 1845-1885 (by Inessa Medzhibovskaya) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tolstoy-and-the-religious-culture-of-his-time-a-biography-of-a-long-conversion-1845-1885
Author(s): Inessa Medzhibovskaya
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Literary Collections > General, Religion > Christianity
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish date: 2009-07-15
ISBN-10: 0739140752
ISBN-13: 9780739140758
Language: English
Description: Part intellectual biography and part history of religious ideas in genre, this book covers a range of topics such as conversion in the age of modernity, conversion and the fate of realist art, and Tolstoy's conversion in the context of religious and literary history of his homeland and Europe. While seriously rethinking the chronology and dynamic of Tolstoy's religious development, the author explains the great writer's deep indebtedness to the philosophy of religion of his time and its narratives.
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Sun, 06 Oct 2019 01:52:03 GMT
Eusebius and Empire: Constructing Church and Rome in the Ecclesiastical History (by James Corke-Webster) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/eusebius-and-empire-constructing-church-and-rome-in-the-ecclesiastical-history
Author(s): James Corke-Webster
Categories: History > Ancient, Religion > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2019-02-28
ISBN-10: 1108474071
ISBN-13: 9781108474078
Language: English
Description: Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History, written in the early fourth century, continues to serve as our primary gateway to a crucial three hundred year period: the rise of early Christianity under the Roman Empire. In this volume, James Corke-Webster undertakes the first systematic study considering the History in the light of its fourth-century circumstances as well as its author's personal history, intellectual commitments, and literary abilities. He argues that the Ecclesiastical History is not simply an attempt to record the past history of Christianity, but a sophisticated mission statement that uses events and individuals from that past to mould a... more...
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Sat, 05 Oct 2019 16:46:02 GMT
Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity (by Christine Schenk) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/crispina-and-her-sisters-women-and-authority-in-early-christianity
Author(s): Christine Schenk
Categories: Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Fortress Press
Publish date: 2017-12-01
ISBN-10: 1506411886
ISBN-13: 9781506411880
Language: English
Description: Discovering reliable information about women in early Christianity is a challenging enterprise. Most people have never heard of Bitalia, Veneranda, Crispina, Petronella, Leta, Sofia the Deacon, and many others even though their catacomb and tomb art suggests their authority was influential and valued by early Christian communities. This book explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women. It carefully situates the tomb art within the cultural context of customary Roman commemorations of the dead. Recent scholarship about Roman portrait sarcophagi and the interpretation of early Christian... more...
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Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:46:10 GMT
Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World (by Sandra Felton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/organizing-for-life-declutter-your-mind-to-declutter-your-world-1
Author(s): Sandra Felton
Categories: House & Home > Cleaning & Caretaking, House & Home > Repair, Religion > General, Self-Help > Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Revell
Publish date: 2007-03-01
ISBN-10: 0800731859
ISBN-13: 9780800731854
Language: English
Description: Paperback
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Sat, 05 Oct 2019 06:06:05 GMT
After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement (Religion, Culture, and Public Life) (by Pamela E. Klassen, Courtney Bender) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/after-pluralism-reimagining-religious-engagement-religion-culture-and-public-life
Author(s): Pamela E. Klassen, Courtney Bender
Categories: Religion > Comparative Religion, Social Science > Sociology, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2010-11-02
ISBN-10: 0231152329
ISBN-13: 9780231152327
Language: English
Description: The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively across nations and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism explore pluralism as a "term of art" that sets the norms of identity and the parameters of exchange, encounter, and conflict. Contributors locate pluralism's ideals in diverse sites—Broadway plays, Polish Holocaust... more...
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Sat, 05 Oct 2019 04:46:01 GMT
The Jesus I Never Knew (by Phillip Yancey) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-jesus-i-never-knew
Author(s): Phillip Yancey
Categories: Reference > General, Religion > Christian Life, Religion > Reference
Publisher: Zondervan
Publish date: 1995-09-22
ISBN-10: 0310385709
ISBN-13: 9780310385707
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 05 Oct 2019 03:42:02 GMT
New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness (World Thought in Translation) (by Shili Xiong) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/new-treatise-on-the-uniqueness-of-consciousness-world-thought-in-translation
Author(s): Shili Xiong
Categories: Religion > Confucianism
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2015-09-22
ISBN-10: 030019157X
ISBN-13: 9780300191578
Language: English
Description: This book, the first English translation of what many consider to be the most original work of Chinese philosophy produced in the twentieth century, draws from Buddhist and Confucian philosophy to develop a critical inquiry into the relation between the ontological and the phenomenal. This annotated edition examines Xiong Shili’s complex engagement with Buddhist thought and the legacy of Xiong’s thought in New Confucian philosophy. It will be an indispensable resource for students of Eastern philosophy and Chinese intellectual history, as well as for philosophers who may not be familiar with the Chinese tradition.
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:16:01 GMT
Paul's Political Strategy in 1 Corinthians 1-4: Volume 163: Constitution and Covenant (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) (by Bradley J. Bitner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/pauls-political-strategy-in-1-corinthians-1-4-volume-163-constitution-and-covenant-society-for-new-testament-studies-monograph-series
Author(s): Bradley J. Bitner
Categories: Religion > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-06-30
ISBN-10: 1107088488
ISBN-13: 9781107088481
Language: English
Description: This volume examines 1 Corinthians 1-4 within first-century politics, demonstrating the significance of Corinth's constitution to the interpretation of Paul's letter. Bradley J. Bitner shows that Paul carefully considered the Roman colonial context of Corinth, which underlay numerous ecclesial conflicts. Roman politics, however, cannot account for the entire shape of Paul's response. Bridging the Hellenism-Judaism divide that has characterized much of Pauline scholarship, Bitner argues that Paul also appropriated Jewish-biblical notions of covenant. Epigraphical and papyrological evidence indicates that his chosen content and manner are best... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:12:03 GMT
A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513-1900 (by James M. Woods) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-history-of-the-catholic-church-in-the-american-south-1513-1900
Author(s): James M. Woods
Categories: History > United States, Religion > History
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publish date: 2011-06-12
ISBN-10: 0813035325
ISBN-13: 9780813035321
Language: English
Description: “In a masterful survey of research on Catholicism in the South, Woods has done for that region what James Hennesey did for the Catholic Church in the United States in American Catholics.”—Gerald P. Fogarty, University of Virginia   “This is a book we have long needed. Over the last four decades the history of the evangelical tradition in the South has been discovered and much written about, but the Catholic dimension of southern religious history has lagged behind in the historiography. Finally here is a synthesis of almost three centuries of the Catholic Church in the region.”—John B. Boles,... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:22:09 GMT
What Was Authoritative for Chronicles? (by Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana V. Edelman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/what-was-authoritative-for-chronicles
Author(s): Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana V. Edelman
Categories: Reference > General, Religion > General
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Publish date: 2011-09-22
ISBN-10: 1575062186
ISBN-13: 9781575062181
Language: English
Description: The essays published here are revised versions of papers presented in 2008 and 2009 in the section devoted to Israel and the Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period at the annual meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies. The various contributors explore the questions what was authoritative for Chronicles and what might authoritative have meant for the Chronicler from different perspectives. The volume includes chapters by Yairah Amit, Joseph Blenkinsopp, David J. Chalcraft, Philip R. Davies, David A. Glatt-Gilad, Louis Jonker, Mark Leuchter, Ingeborg Löwisch, Lynette Mitchell, Steven J.... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:22:07 GMT
Islam's Jesus (by Zeki Saritoprak) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/islams-jesus
Author(s): Zeki Saritoprak
Categories: Religion > Islam
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publish date: 2014-05-13
ISBN-10: 0813049407
ISBN-13: 9780813049403
Language: English
Description: “Accessible and readable. Spotlights an important theological theme in a way that both illuminates its internal development in Islamic thought and presents it as a helpful basis for interreligious discussion. The topic is very much in need of teaching and discussion and is a fine example of ‘common ground.’”—John Renard, author of Islam and Christianity   “Contains valuable and fascinating material about how classical Muslim theologians treated various aspects of Jesus and, in particular, the role of Jesus in Islamic eschatology.  Saritoprak brings new insights from contemporary Turkish... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:22:04 GMT
The Shape and Shaping of the Book of Psalms: The Current State of Scholarship (Ancient Israel and Its Literature) (by Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-shape-and-shaping-of-the-book-of-psalms-the-current-state-of-scholarship-ancient-israel-and-its-literature
Author(s): Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford
Categories: Religion > General
Publisher: SBL Press
Publish date: 2014-09-08
ISBN-10: 1628370017
ISBN-13: 9781628370010
Language: English
Description: A new and innovative way to approach the Psalter that moves beyond form and cult-functional criticism Drawing inspiration from Gerald H. Wilson's The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter, this volume explores questions of the formation of the Psalter from the perspective of canonical criticism. Though called canonical criticism, the study actually employs a number of historically traditional and nontraditional approaches to reading the text including form criticism, historical criticism of individual psalms as well as of the whole Psalter, and redaction criticism. Features: Exploration of theological viewpoints, sovereignty,... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:16:19 GMT
The Meaning of Life in Hinduism and Buddhism (by Floyd H Ross) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-meaning-of-life-in-hinduism-and-buddhism
Author(s): Floyd H Ross
Categories: Philosophy > General, Reference > General, Religion > Buddhism, Religion > Hinduism, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2008-09-17
ISBN-10: 0415461464
ISBN-13: 9780415461467
Language: English
Description: Originally published in 1952. This volume, by discussing significant insights of Hinduism and Buddhism, answers the question "What is the meaning of life?" It illustrates the importance of Buddhist and Hindu teachings and their relevance to the West, as well as clarifying some of the religious and philosophical problems Western readers must grapple with.    
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:16:02 GMT
The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls & Related Literature) (by Jodi Magness) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-archaeology-of-qumran-and-the-dead-sea-scrolls-studies-in-the-dead-sea-scrolls-and-related-literature
Author(s): Jodi Magness
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Middle East, Reference > General, Religion > Judaism
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publish date: 2002-08
ISBN-10: 0802845894
ISBN-13: 9780802845894
Language: English
Description: The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most interesting and important archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran community itself has provided invaluable information about Judaism and the Jewish world in the last centuries B.C.E. Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate. In a book meant to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness here provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran and presents an exciting new interpretation of this ancient community based on information found in the Dead Sea Scrolls... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:04:07 GMT
Christian Spirituality: An Introduction (by Alister E. McGrath) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/christian-spirituality-an-introduction
Author(s): Alister E. McGrath
Categories: Religion > Christian Life, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 1999-09-17
ISBN-10: 0631212817
ISBN-13: 9780631212812
Language: English
Description: This text fills the need for a clear, informative, helpful and well-written introduction to Christian spirituality. It introduces this area of Christian theology as a serious and exciting field of study to those encountering it for the first time. It builds on the huge success of earlier texts in the area of Christian thought and practice by the same author, and is based on seven years' experience of teaching its themes. Written in a clear and accessible manner, and tested in the classroom, this text:Adopts the highly-praised educational approach embodied in other bestselling texts by the same author. Avoids a purely historical approach to the... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:02:20 GMT
The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy (by Abraham P. Socher) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-radical-enlightenment-of-solomon-maimon-judaism-heresy-and-philosophy
Author(s): Abraham P. Socher
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > Judaism
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish date: 2006-09-20
ISBN-10: 0804751366
ISBN-13: 9780804751360
Language: English
Description: With extraordinary chutzpa and deep philosophical seriousness, Solomon ben Joshua of Lithuania renamed himself after his medieval intellectual hero, Moses Maimonides. Maimon was perhaps the most brilliant and certainly the most controversial figure of the late-eighteenth century Jewish Enlightenment. He scandalized rabbinic authorities, embarrassed Moses Mendelssohn, provoked Kant, charmed Goethe, and inspired Fichte, among others. This is the first study of Maimon to integrate his idiosyncratic philosophical idealism with his popular autobiography, and with his early unpublished exegetical, mystical, and Maimonidean work in... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:02:15 GMT
The Case for God (by Karen Armstrong) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-case-for-god-1
Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Categories: Reference > General, Religion > Agnosticism, Religion > Comparative Religion, Religion > History, Religion > Theology
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2009-09-22
ISBN-10: 0307269183
ISBN-13: 9780307269188
Language: English
Description: Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality that it called by many names, such as God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. Focusing especially on Christianity but including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese spiritualities, Armstrong examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time, when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. Why has God become unbelievable? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 03:26:06 GMT
A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future (Princeton-China) (by Jiang Qing) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-confucian-constitutional-order-how-chinas-ancient-past-can-shape-its-political-future-princeton-china
Author(s): Jiang Qing
Categories: Law > General, Reference > General, Religion > Confucianism
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2012-10-28
ISBN-10: 0691154600
ISBN-13: 9780691154602
Language: English
Description: As China continues to transform itself, many assume that the nation will eventually move beyond communism and adopt a Western-style democracy. But could China develop a unique form of government based on its own distinct traditions? Jiang Qing--China's most original, provocative, and controversial Confucian political thinker--says yes. In this book, he sets out a vision for a Confucian constitutional order that offers a compelling alternative to both the status quo in China and to a Western-style liberal democracy. A Confucian Constitutional Order is the most detailed and systematic work on Confucian constitutionalism to... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 03:16:07 GMT
The Secular Spectacle: Performing Religion in a Southern Town (by Chad E. Seales) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-secular-spectacle-performing-religion-in-a-southern-town
Author(s): Chad E. Seales
Categories: History > United States, Reference > General, Religion > Religion, Politics & State
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-12-11
ISBN-10: 0199860289
ISBN-13: 9780199860289
Language: English
Description: Tracing the religious history of Siler City, North Carolina, Chad E. Seales argues that southern whites cultivated their own regional brand of American secularism and employed it, alongside public religious performances, to claim and regulate public spaces. Over the course of the twentieth century, they wielded secularism to segregate racialized bodies, to challenge local changes resulting from civil rights legislation, and to respond to the arrival of Latino migrants. Combining ethnographic and archival sources, Seales studies the themes of industrialization, nationalism, civility, privatization, and migration through the local history of Siler... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 03:02:02 GMT
Aromatherapy for Sensual Living: Essential Oils for the Ecstatic Soul (by Elana Millman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/aromatherapy-for-sensual-living-essential-oils-for-the-ecstatic-soul
Author(s): Elana Millman
Categories: Health & Fitness > Beauty & Grooming, Religion > General
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish date: 2015-06-16
ISBN-10: 1632203367
ISBN-13: 9781632203366
Language: English
Description: Aromatherapy has successfully infiltrated our world. The flowers are speaking and we are listening. Innocuously, most people have a bottle of lavender, peppermint, or even oregano tucked away in the back of the drawer or medicine cabinet for an emergency bout of insomnia or nausea or to conquer a cold or flu. We have been told that flowers heal and cure and we believe. Through positive experimentation, most people understand that essential oils can be used, not only for beauty or as perfume, but also for medicinal purposes. With the trend toward more natural remedies, aromatherapy is quickly becoming a staple for those who... more...
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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 02:36:07 GMT