Category: Religion Spirituality

The Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake

By Alexander Drake

During this ebook, the writer explores the query of no matter if religions have been invented by means of people or given to us through another capability. it's a clinical examine how historic people made experience of the realm and the phenomena they encountered round them.

In the prior, arguments opposed to the life of gods have customarily are available in the shape of medical inquiries that try and convey there's no proof for his or her life. the discovery of faith, despite the fact that, investigates the mental mechanisms that reason religions to originate and it units out to end up that once people have neither technology nor faith, those mechanisms lead them to invent new religions. It additionally investigates how the variations (like monotheism vs. pantheism) among religions come up and the way possible those alterations are.

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Perspectives on Equality by Christine M. Koggel

By Christine M. Koggel

Starting with liberalism's foundational proposal of ethical equality because the foundation for treating individuals with equivalent crisis and recognize, Christine Koggel bargains a converted account of what makes humans equivalent and what's had to in achieving equality. Koggel makes use of insights from care ethics yet switches the focal point from care as an ethical reaction inside of own relationships to the wider community of relationships in which care is given or withheld. the result's an account of ethical personhood and employer that's richer than the view propounded via liberal concept and care ethics. This intriguing and unique paintings demanding situations theoretical resistance to the concept relationships are proper to an realizing of equality, and it presents a gap to a severe research of relationships and care that informs and transforms our figuring out of what's had to deal with each person with equivalent hindrance and recognize.

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Buddhist Civilization in Tibet by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

By Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

Written by means of a famous pupil of the Nyingma institution of Tibetan Buddhism, it is a survey of Buddhism in Tibet, and an account of the doctrine and background of the 4 significant Buddhist colleges of Tibet - Nyingma, Kagyd, Sakya, and Gelug, with lists in their significant monastic associations. an summary of Tibetan literature can be supplied, with a precis of either the secualr and spiritual literature of Tibet, and specific emphasis at the scope of literary works of the 4 significant Buddhist colleges. a useful reference publication, BUDDHIST CIVILIZATION IN TIBET is exclusive in that it offers a complete diversity of data on Tibetan faith and literature, with broad scholarly facts, in one compact quantity.

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50 Great Myths About Religions by John Morreall

By John Morreall

50 nice Myths approximately Religions is an fascinating, informative, and infrequently funny advent to a few of the lengthy status myths that encompass non secular trust. This attractive ebook gets its readers puzzling over how and why convinced myths have arisen, and their carrying on with impact on our own and collective view of religion.
Offers a full of life, informative, and thought-provoking  advent to a couple of the typical misbeliefs surrounding religions

  • Discusses myths approximately spiritual trust ordinarily, in addition to particular principles that encompass Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism
  • Covers a variety of myths, from old legends akin to the Bible forbidding beef being eaten since it factors disorder, to fashionable city fables, reminiscent of Barack Obama being a Muslim
  • Unpacks each one fable in flip, explaining why it arose, how it...

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    The New Man for Our Time by Elton Trueblood

    By Elton Trueblood

    This can be a 126 web page hardback with airborne dirt and dust jacket authored through Elton Trueblood and released via Harper & Row. the entire identify is, the recent guy FOR OUR TIME - For Christians looking the union of internal peace and outer provider so wanted in our global at the present time. Contents comprise: A Polarized iteration, an illustration of Wholeness, The Cultivation of Reverence, The lifetime of provider, highbrow Integrity.

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    The Quest for God: Personal Pilgrimage, A by Paul Johnson

    By Paul Johnson

    During this probing, not easy and private account of his emotions approximately God and faith, Paul Johnson stocks with others the power and luxury of his personal religion. proficient via his nice wisdom of historical past, the search for God is written with strength, lucidity and eloquence through the writer of Intellectuals, smooth instances, A heritage of the Jews and different works.

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    Expanding Creativity: an idea whose time has come by Ben Klassen PME

    By Ben Klassen PME

    Increasing CREATIVITY www.creativitymovement.net - through Ben Klassen, 1985 Creativity is an idea whose time has come, and in its dynamic e-book - that's a suite of Ben Klassen's editorials from the 1st 12 problems with Racial Loyalty newspaper. subject matters lined contain Atheism, Christianity, White Racial Teamwork, the lessons of Adolf Hitler, classes from Egypt, our glossy Racial situation, and lots more and plenty extra! a useful number of insightful articles.

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    The Dharma: That Illuminates All Beings Impartially Like the by Kalu Rinpoche

    By Kalu Rinpoche

    The Dharma is the 1st significant choice of teachings by way of Kalu Rinpoche, a superb meditation grasp within the Tibetan Buddhist culture. those discourses have been awarded in the US with a Western viewers in brain, and feature been especially edited for this quantity. The openness, simplicity, and intensity of consciousness in his teachings have introduced notion to many, and larger knowing of the knowledge Buddhism has to supply. the subjects coated diversity from the main refined psychology and metaphysics to lifestyle and perform. Readers new to Buddhism will locate lucid and profound motives of the elemental teachings; these already accustomed to Buddhism will notice unforeseen insights into the center of the culture.

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    Martyrdom in Modern Islam: Piety, Power, and Politics by Meir Hatina

    By Meir Hatina

    The Islamic resurgence nowa days has bought broad therapy in scholarly literature. such a lot of this literature, besides the fact that, bargains with the idea that of jihad and disputes among radicals and their opponents over theological and political concerns, and much much less with martyrdom and loss of life. additionally, reviews that do deal with the problem of martyrdom concentration frequently on "suicide" assaults - a phenomenon of the overdue 20th century and onward - with out sufficiently putting them inside a historic point of view or utilizing an integrative method of remove darkness from their political, social, and symbolic positive aspects. This ebook fills those lacunae by means of tracing the evolving Islamic perceptions of martyrdom, its political and symbolic services, and its use of prior legacies in either Sunni and Shi'i milieus, with comparative references to Judaism, Christianity, and different non-Islamic domain names. in keeping with wide-ranging fundamental assets, in addition to historic and sociological literature, the learn presents an in-depth research of contemporary Islamic martyrdom and its numerous interpretations whereas additionally comparing the old realities during which such interpretations have been molded and debated, positing martyrdom as an essential element of modern id politics and tool struggles.

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