Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an by Huston Smith

By Huston Smith

Huston Smith, the fellow who introduced the world's religions to the West, was once born nearly a century in the past to missionary mom and dad in China through the perilous upward thrust of the Communist celebration. Smith's lifelong religious trip introduced him face-to-face with a number of the those that formed the 20th century. His notable travels around the world have taken him to the world's holiest locations, the place he has practiced faith with a number of the nice non secular leaders of our time. Smith's lifestyles is a narrative of uncanny synchronicity. He used to be there for pivotal moments in human historical past corresponding to the founding of the United international locations and the scholar rebellion at Tiananmen sq.. As he traveled the realm he encountered thinkers who formed the 20th century. He interviewed Eleanor Roosevelt at the radio; invited Martin Luther King Jr. to talk at an all-white collage sooner than the March on Washington; shared rules with Thomas Merton on his final airplane experience sooner than Merton's dying in Bangkok; and was once rescued whereas misplaced within the Serengeti by means of Masai warriors who took him to the compound of world-renowned anthropologists Louis and Mary Leaky. looking for highbrow and non secular treasures, Smith traveled to India to fulfill with mom Teresa and befriended the Dalai Lama; he studied Zen on the such a lot hard monastery in Japan; and he hitchhiked in the course of the desolate tract to satisfy Aldous Huxley, dropped acid with Timothy Leary, and took peyote with a local American shaman. He climbed Mount Athos, traipsed in the course of the Holy Land, and was once the 1st to check multiphonic chanting by means of priests in Tibet, which he recorded with Mickey Hart of the thankful useless. most crucial, he shared the world's religions with the West—writing bestselling books and serving because the concentration of a five-part PBS tv sequence via invoice Moyers. Huston Smith is a countrywide treasure. His existence is a rare experience, and in his awesome stories of ask yourself, he invitations you to come back alongside to discover your personal vistas of center, brain, and soul.

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Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New by Heidi A. Campbell

By Heidi A. Campbell

Digital Religion deals a serious and systematic survey of the learn of faith and new media. It covers non secular engagement with a variety of new media types and highlights examples of latest media engagement in all 5 of the main international religions. From mobile phones and games to blogs and moment lifestyles, the book:

  • provides an in depth evaluate of significant topics
  • includes a chain of case reports to demonstrate and elucidate the thematic explorations
  • considers the theoretical, moral and theological matters raised.

Drawing jointly the paintings of specialists from key disciplinary views, Digital Religion is useful for college students eager to enhance a deeper realizing of the field.

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Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity by Adiel Schremer

By Adiel Schremer

The emergence of formative Judaism has often been tested in gentle of a theological preoccupation with the 2 competing spiritual activities, 'Christianity' and 'Judaism' within the first centuries of the typical period. during this publication Ariel Schremer makes an attempt to shift the scholarly consensus clear of this paradigm, as an alternative privileging the rabbinic perspective towards Rome, the destroyer of the temple in 70 C.E., over their drawback with the nascent Christian circulate. The palpable rabbinic political enmity towards Rome, says Schremer, was once determinative within the rising building of Jewish self-identity. He asserts that the class of heresy took on a brand new urgency within the wake of the trauma of the Temple's destruction, which demanded the development of a brand new self-identity. hoping on the overdue 20th-century scholarly depiction of the gradual and measured progress of Christianity within the empire up until eventually or even after Constantine's conversion, Schremer minimizes the level to which the rabbis paid recognition to the Christian presence. He is going on, even though, to pinpoint the parting of the methods among the rabbis and the Christians within the first 3rd of the second one century, whilst Christians have been eventually assigned to the class of heretics.

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Christians at the Heart of Islamic Rule: Church Life and by David Thomas

By David Thomas

This paintings covers facets of Christian lifestyles in and round Baghdad within the early centuries of 'Abbasid rule. It explores either vast subject matters, resembling where of monasteries in Muslim cultural lifestyles, accusations of Islam as crypto-adolatry, and Muslim responses to Christian apologetic arguments.

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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, by Karen Armstrong

By Karen Armstrong

"An admirable and ambitious paintings of synthesis that might supply perception and delight to millions of lay readers."

In this stunningly clever booklet, Karen Armstrong, one in every of Britain's most suitable commentators on non secular affairs, strains the historical past of ways women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the fashionable age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow heritage of monotheism into one beautifully readable quantity, destined to take its position as a classic.

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Zen and Comparative Studies by Masao Abe

By Masao Abe

This quantity concludes the two-volume sequel to Masao Abe's Zen and Western Thought. Like its better half, Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue, this paintings comprises many formerly released essays and papers by way of Abe. the following he clarifies the real that means of Buddhist vacancy compared to the Aristotelian proposal of substance and the Whiteheadean thought of technique.

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A Muslim and a Christian in dialogue by Badru D. Kateregga

By Badru D. Kateregga

Thousands of Muslims and Christians are friends and worship an analogous God. but they seldom witness to one another, and the problems they take care of are profound. instead of an hostile interplay, Badru D. Kateregga and David W. Shenk pioneer one other way--that of real discussion among associates.

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The Secular Landscape: The Decline of Religion in America by Kevin McCaffree

By Kevin McCaffree

This publication proposes a entire concept of the lack of faith in human societies, with a particular and considerable specialise in the modern usa. Kevin McCaffree attracts on a number disciplines together with sociology, psychology, anthropology, and background to discover subject matters comparable to the starting place of faith, the position of faith in contemporary American background, the lack of faith, and the way american citizens are facing this loss. The booklet isn't just richly theoretical but additionally empirical. enormous quantities of clinical stories are brought up, and new statistical analyses increase its middle arguments. What emerges is an integrative and illuminating conception of secularization.

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ESHU-ELLEGUA ELEGBARRA; Santeria and the Orisha of the by Original Publications Spiritual Books & Supplies

By Original Publications Spiritual Books & Supplies

Yoruba theology teaches that there are 401 powers of the "angels" referred to as Orisha whose function is to behave as protectors and facilitators of humankind; there also are 201 powers of the left referred to as Ajogun "demons" whose function is to provide people with demanding situations and hindrances. Eshu's position is exclusive simply because he's either an Orisha and the chief of the Ajogun! he's the single in four-hundred-and-one and the only in two-hundred-and-one.

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