Category: Religion

Religion in American Life: A Short History by Jon Butler, Grant Wacker, Randall Balmer

By Jon Butler, Grant Wacker, Randall Balmer

"Quite formidable, tracing faith within the usa from ecu colonization as much as the twenty first century.... The writing is robust throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"One can hardly ever do higher than Religion in American Life.... a very good learn, in particular for the uninitiated. The initiated may also learn it for its felicity of narrative and the moments of illumination that advantageous students can inject even into tales we've got all heard sooner than. learn it."--Church History

This new version of Religion in American Life, written by way of 3 of the country's most outstanding historians of faith, deals a good evaluate that spans 4 centuries, illuminating the wealthy religious history valuable to just about each occasion in our nation's heritage. starting with the nation of spiritual affairs in either the outdated and New Worlds at the eve of colonization and carrying on with via to the current, the booklet covers the entire significant American spiritual teams, from Protestants, Jews, and Catholics to Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, Buddhists, and New Age believers. Revised and up-to-date, the booklet comprises elevated therapy of faith through the nice melancholy, of the non secular affects at the civil rights circulation, and of utopian teams within the nineteenth century, and it now covers the function of faith in the course of the 2008 presidential election, looking at how thoroughly faith has entered American politics.

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The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism: The Key to by Manly P. Hall

By Manly P. Hall

If any workforce, which shared within the Christian secret, possessed the esoteric secrets and techniques of the early Church, it was once the Gnostics. This order preserved to the tip the excessive moral and rational criteria which confer honor upon a instructing. The Church consequently attacked Gnosticism vigorously and relentlessly, spotting those mystical philosophers as being the main ambitious adversaries to the temporal energy of Christian theology.

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Imagine There's No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the by Mitchell Stephens

By Mitchell Stephens

"As Mitchell Stephens finds during this gripping narrative heritage of atheism, many courageous souls have pop out of the atheist closet over the centuries to problem the spiritual dogma in their day, and plenty of paid the final word fee for therefore doing. all of us stand at the shoulders of those giants so artfully delivered to life—along with their ideas—in this significant contribution to the burgeoning literature on unbelief."
—Michael Shermer

The historic achievements of non secular trust were huge and good chronicled. yet what approximately the accomplishments of these who've challenged faith? touring from classical Greece to twenty-first century the US, think There’s No Heaven explores the position of disbelief in shaping Western civilization.

Mitchell Stephens tells the often-courageous stories of history’s most vital atheists— like Denis Diderot and Salman Rushdie. Stephens makes a robust and unique case for his or her value not just to today’s New Atheist circulate yet to the best way lots of us—believers and nonbelievers—now imagine and reside.

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Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target by John C. Lennox

By John C. Lennox

New principles in regards to the nature of God and Christianity that would supply Dawkins' most sensible associates and worst enemies alike a few stimulating nutrition for thought
Tackling Hawking, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and a newcomer within the field—the French thinker Michel Onfray—John Lennox issues out probably the most obvious fallacies within the New Atheist technique during this insightful e-book. because the dual towers crashed to the floor on September eleven, there was no finish to assaults on faith. Claims abound that faith is harmful, that it kills, and that it poisons every thing.

And if faith is the matter with the area, say the recent Atheists, the answer's simple—get rid of it. in fact, issues aren’t relatively so straight forward. Arguing that the recent Athiests' irrational and unscientific method leaves them to blame of the very obstinate foolishness they criticize in dogmatic spiritual parents, this erudite and wide-ranging advisor to faith within the sleek age packs a few debilitating punches and ratings giant for non secular rationalism.

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Der Islam im europäischen Einigungsprozess. Wie die by Muhamed Baščelić

By Muhamed Baščelić

Die Geschichte Europas kann nicht erzählt werden, ohne den Islam einzubeziehen. Die Präsenz der Muslime hat in der Entwicklung Europas so manchen Akzent vieler Gebiete gesetzt.

Muhamed Baščelić stellt die Präsenz des Islam in der rechtskulturellen Landschaft der ecu als ein Beispiel der Eingliederung dieser faith in die Rechtsordnung Europas dar. Die Institutionen und Mitgliedstaaten der ecu regulieren Fragen über Muslime und Islam anhand vorhandener säkularer Rechtsvorgaben unter dem Schirm der Religionsfreiheit und des Religionsrechts als Grundvoraussetzung religiöser Anerkennung. Bascelic erläutert historische, rechtshistorische, rechtsphilosophische und religionsrechtliche Forschungsgrundlagen und verdeutlicht die Praxis an beispielhaften Rechtshandlungen der Institutionen der european, der Republik Österreich und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

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The Greek Passion by Nikos Kazantzakis

By Nikos Kazantzakis

2012 Retail ePub -- fortunately filling a request.

Like his The final Temptation of Christ, literary grasp Nikos Kazantzakis’s The Greek Passion is a bold exploration of the pitfalls of a faith because it is practiced by means of its all-too-human fans.

The tiny Greek village of Lycovrisi is making plans its annual ardour play whilst its frequent tranquility is ruptured by way of the arriving of a gaggle of starved refugees from a village destroyed by means of the Turks. The refugees, led by means of a righteous priest named Father Fotis, beg for the aid of the villagers of Lycovrisi, yet are grew to become away by way of the domineering village elders, who each one have their specific purposes for refusing to assist. As tensions develop one of the villagers of Lycovrisi, their elders, and the outsiders, every person in flip may be compelled to reckon along with his sins and search his personal route to salvation.

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The Name of God Is Mercy by Pope Francis

By Pope Francis

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • In his first e-book released as Pope, and at the side of the extreme Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis the following invitations all humanity to an intimate and private discussion at the topic closest to his heart—mercy—which has lengthy been the cornerstone of his religion and is now the vital instructing of his papacy.
during this dialog with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through thoughts from his adolescence and relocating anecdotes from his reviews as a pastor—why "mercy is the 1st characteristic of God." God "does no longer wish a person to be misplaced. His mercy is infinitely more than our sins," he writes. besides, the Church can't shut the door on someone, Francis asserts—on the opposite, its responsibility is to head out into the area to discover its manner into the realization of individuals in order to suppose accountability for, and stream clear of, the undesirable issues they've got done.
the 1st Jesuit and the 1st South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled world wide spreading God's message of mercy to the most important crowds in papal background. transparent and profound, The identify of God Is Mercy resonates with this wish to succeed in all people who find themselves searching for which means in lifestyles, a street to peace and reconciliation, and the therapeutic of actual and religious wounds. it truly is being released in additional than 80 nations round the world.
"The identify of God is mercy. There aren't any occasions we won't get out of, we're not condemned to sink into quicksand."—Pope Francis
Praise for The identify of God Is Mercy
"Francis speaks succinctly—and with clean forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes ethical sincerity over dogma, an knowing of the complexities of the area and person event over inflexible doctrine. . . . The pope has a simple conversational sort that strikes without difficulty among folksy sayings and erudite allusions, among commonsense common sense and impassioned philosophical insights."—Michiko Kakutani, The long island Times
"What makes his booklet so much relocating is the way this guy, with out disrespecting his personal privateness or supplying fake bromides of modesty, opens the sacred area of his judgment of right and wrong to provide an explanation for how he got here to middle his ministry, and now his papacy, round mercy."—James Carroll, The New Yorker
"As he has performed all through his papacy, Pope Francis exhibits during this e-book a compelling solution to current God's love anew to a skeptical global with no denying the traditional teachings of religion. yet now he's difficult the complete Church to trek a brand new means forward."Time
"Francis enjoys sharing own tales of God's grace and mercy within the lives of parishioners from his local Argentina, humans he has identified and who've well-known themselves as sinners."The Washington Post
"Powerful . . . Francis's booklet signs a plea for a metamorphosis of perspective at the a part of the devoted and their pastors. . . . Bishops and monks will speak and quarrel over the textual content for months, even years yet to come. And that, might be, is what Francis intends."Financial Times
"Deepens his demands a extra merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer ebook is advised in uncomplicated, breezy language, with the pope bearing on reports and other people in his personal life."Newsday
"Francis has provided his so much special define but for the function of the Catholic church within the smooth era."National Catholic Reporter
Translated by means of Oonagh Stransky
From the Hardcover edition.

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