Category: Religion

  • The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions (Revised by Huston Smith

    By Huston Smith

    Huston Smith's masterpiece explores the fundamental parts and teachings of the world's major faiths, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the local traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

    Emphasizing the inner--rather than the institutional--dimension of those religions, Smith devotes specific realization to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the lessons of Jesus. He convincingly conveys the original charm and presents of every of the traditions and divulges their carry at the human center and mind's eye.
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  • Class and religion in the late Victorian city by Hugh McLeod

    By Hugh McLeod

    First released in 1974, this ebook describes the faith of the East finish, the West finish, and the suburbs of London, the place each one part of society – in addition to a number of immigrant teams – has its personal quarters, its personal associations, its certain codes of behaviour. whereas the main target is on principles, or subconscious assumptions, instead of associations, chapters study the half performed by means of the church buildings within the lifetime of Bethnal eco-friendly, a truly bad district, and of Lewisham, a filthy rich suburb, and a 3rd offers an image of the church-going behavior of every a part of the city.

    The years 1880-1914 mark essentially the most vital transitions in English spiritual heritage. The latter a part of the ebook examines the motives and results of those alterations. This publication may be of curiosity to scholars of heritage, and especially these drawn to problems with faith and class.

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  • Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Francis J. Bremer

    By Francis J. Bremer

    Written by means of a number one specialist at the Puritans, this short, informative quantity bargains a wealth of historical past in this key spiritual circulate. This publication strains the shaping, triumph, and decline of the Puritan global, whereas additionally reading the function of faith within the shaping of yank society and the function of the Puritan legacy in American heritage.

    Francis J. Bremer discusses the increase of Puritanism within the English Reformation, the fight of the reformers to purge what they considered because the corruptions of Roman Catholicism from the Elizabethan church, and the fight with the Stuart monarchs that ended in a short Puritan triumph below Oliver Cromwell. It additionally examines the hassle of Puritans who left England to set up a godly country in the US. Bremer examines puritan theology, perspectives on kinfolk and neighborhood, their ideals in regards to the right courting among faith and public lifestyles, the boundaries of toleration, the stability among person rights and one's legal responsibility to others, and the level to which public personality might be formed by means of inner most non secular trust.
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  • Myth And Ritual In Christianity by Alan Watts

    By Alan Watts

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  • Contemplation and Classical Christianity: A Study in by John Peter Kenney

    By John Peter Kenney

    After resolving to develop into a Catholic Christian, Augustine spent a decade attempting to make clear his knowing of "contemplation," the inner presence of God to the soul. That lengthy fight yielded his vintage account within the Confessions. This examine explores Augustine's constructing figuring out of contemplation, starting together with his earliest money owed written earlier than his baptism and finishing with the Confessions. bankruptcy One examines the pagan monotheism of the Roman Platonists and the function of contemplation of their theology. Augustine's pre-baptismal writings are then thought of in bankruptcy , monitoring his basic holiday from pagan Platonism. bankruptcy 3 then turns to Augustine's constructing figuring out of contemplation in those pre-baptismal texts. bankruptcy 4 concentrates on Augustine's concept throughout the decade after his baptism in 387, a interval that encompasses his monastic existence in Thagaste, and his years first as a presbyter after which as a bishop in Hippo Regius. This bankruptcy follows the arc of Augustine's idea via those years of transition and leads into the Confessions, giving a vantage element to survey its theology of contemplation. bankruptcy 5 concentrates at the Confessions and units its most famed account of contemplation, the imaginative and prescient at Ostia from e-book IX, right into a greater polemical context. Augustine's safety of his transcendental studying of scripture in Confessions XII is analyzed after which used to light up the Ostian ascent narrative. The e-book concludes with observations at the significance of Augustine's theology of contemplation to the emergence of Christian monotheism in past due antiquity.
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  • Cristianismo en Crisis Christianity in Crisis (Spanish by Hank H. Hanegraaff, Ginny Williams

    By Hank H. Hanegraaff, Ginny Williams

    CRISTIANISMO EN CRISIS--es un libro orientador que period una urgente necesidad--Es un libro que le sale al pasco a un melanoma mortal que esta devastando al cuerpo de Cristo. A menos que este melanoma sea extirpado ahora, las consecuencias para el cristianismo seran catastroficas. Y castastroficas no es exageracion. Maestros influeyentes estan utilizando el poder de l. a. radio y l. a. tv, al igual que veintenas de libros, cintas grabadas y revistas, para distorsionar el concepto biblico del Creador y promover doctrinas antibiblicas que insultan l. a. mente. El resultado es nada menos que una subversion sistematica de los angeles fe cristiana e historica. Pero este es un melanoma que tiene cura. Cristianismo en problem no solo expone las tinieblas a los angeles luz, sino que da soluciones para eliminar los angeles quandary en el cristianismo y regresar a un cristianismo centrado en Cristo. On Christian tv, in pulpits, seminars and books, an increasing number of church leaders are spreading distorted doctrines that undermine the very center of Biblical Christianity. Hanegraaff exposes the amazing blasphemies and frequent teachings and will get to the basis of fake teachings which are endangering unwary fans.
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  • Conversion of a Continent: Contemporary Religious Change in by Timothy J. Steigenga, Edward L. Cleary

    By Timothy J. Steigenga, Edward L. Cleary

    40 years in the past Latin the US was once nearly uniformly Catholic, yet non secular pluralism has essentially altered the social and non secular panorama of the area. This welcome and well-edited quantity transcends the standard specialise in people who change from Catholicism to Protestantism to think about conversions to different religions like Mormonism, 7th Day Adventism, Afro-Brazilian cults, and indigenous non secular hobbies. Steingenga and Cleary emphasize that African Diaspora religions are one of the quickest transforming into within the area, whereas ancient Protestant teams (like the Methodists and Presbyterians) are wasting participants. The chapters during this quantity cogently chart dramatic adjustments within the zone and try and determine discussion among North American, eu, and Latin American students. previous versions of conversion have been constructed as a rule to be used within the usa and Europe. individuals to this quantity suggest new versions for the research of conversion. particularly, individuals introduce notions pertaining to minimum in preference to radical conversion arguing that conversion will be noticeable as a procedure instead of a unmarried occasion. In bankruptcy six, Patricia Birman deftly outlines key components using neo-Pentecostal conversion in Brazil, and, in bankruptcy seven, Maria Julia Carozzi convincingly underscores the function of private narratives within the learn of conversion to Umbanda and Candomble. bankruptcy 9 by means of Rachel Corr addresses the new development of indigenous events in Ecuador, whereas Christine Kovic's bankruptcy offers with conversion from conventional Catholicism to "Word of God" Catholicism in Chiapas, Mexico. Kovic's bankruptcy is exceptional. advised. .
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  • The Moral World of James: Setting the Epistle in its by James Riley Strange

    By James Riley Strange

    Within the ethical global of James, James Riley unusual compares the ethical approach within the Epistle of James with different Greco-Roman and Judaic texts. the writer of the epistle prescribed ethical practices in an international within which people, either pagan and Jewish, had lengthy been expressing related issues, and extra may proceed to soak up the duty centuries after Christianity was once good confirmed within the Roman Empire.
    In this clean and thick research, Stranges systemic comparability of texts (among them works of Plato, Plutarch, Epictetus, and Aelius Aristides, in addition to Greek Magical Papyri, tractates of the Mishnah, and the group Rule of the useless Sea Scrolls) finds how James's imaginative and prescient of a particular method of group existence used to be either a part of and precise from the ethical and non secular platforms between which it emerged.
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