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Islam in Modern History

Islam in Modern History

Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The Description for this book, Islam in Modern History, will be forthcoming.

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Author: Barbara J. Shapiro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The Description for this book, Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England: A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature, will be forthcoming.

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Author: Barbara J. Shapiro Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The Description for this book, Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England: A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature, will be forthcoming.

Miss Unlikely

Miss Unlikely

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

From a double-wide trailer on a farm in Georgia to the 2016 Miss America pageant, Betty Cantrell was not a likely contender for the crown. She won by being herself-mistakes and all. Miss Unlikely takes you through Betty's unconventional childhood, the surprising pageant journey, an incredible year as Miss America, a fairytale wedding, and everything in between. She offers wisdom on school, boys, self-esteem, choices, disappointments, insecurities, mentors, cyberbullies, and more. Behind-the-scenes moments and previously untold stories show how her faith and family ultimately carried her through difficult times. Betty's personal and sincere account will remind you the only way to get where you want to go is through God's unique plan. Find confidence in being you, and turn your dreams into reality.

All the Fulness of God

All the Fulness of God

Author: Thomas Hopko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

A collection of essays on the Orthodox vision of theology, the Bible, catholicity and ecumenism, eucharistic participation for children, witness and service, and Orthodoxy in modern America.

Poetics of Critique The Interdisciplinarity of Textuality

Poetics of Critique The Interdisciplinarity of Textuality

Author: Andrew W. Hass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Title first published in 2003. Poetics of Critique breaks new ground in its pursuit of a formal and critical language of interdisciplinarity. The founding disciplines within the humanities - theology, philosophy, and literature - are brought together here in a shared space, but one that reconstitutes the very nature of each and any discipline. Readings alternate between discursive analysis and imaginative revisioning; texts alternate between those of the critical thinker (Kant, Nietzsche, Gadamer) and those of the novelist, the poet, and the playwright (Bulgakov, Goethe, Kundera, Sophocles). In this movement between traditions, a fusion, at once organic and dynamic, takes place: theologian, philosopher and artist become one, and a pure interdisciplinarity begins to emerge into view. Andrew Hass draws us into a new critical-poetic sensibility, by which we may explore the ultimate questions of human existence and divine reality with new vigor and sustain, or indeed revitalize, our deep passion for the fundamental question of truth.

The Hug Therapy Book

The Hug Therapy Book

Author: Kathleen Keating Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2019

Easy Does It:a Book Of Daily 12 Step Meditations

Easy Does It:a Book Of Daily 12 Step Meditations

Author: Anonymous Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

World Religions

World Religions

Author: Michael Shally-Jensen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

THE PRINTED REFERENCE Three volumes, including 1,700 pages 100 documents with full analysis Eight teachers' guides Appendixes, indexes and resource listings . ONLINE ACCESS Fully supported Unlimited users at your library Full access from home or dorm room Immediate access via online registration A simple, intuitive interface User profile areas for students and patrons Sophisticated search functions Complete content, including appendixes Fully illustrated . This new edition explores the fundamental primary sources of the world's religious traditions. The three-volume set covers 100 iconic primary documents from ancient times to the present and from all geographic regions. Each entry begins with an Overview of the importance of the document, Context, Timeline, About the Author, Explanation & Analysis of the Documents, Audience, Impact, Essential Quotes, Bibliography, Glossary and Full Text of the Primary Documents. Milestone Documents of World Religions begins with an overview section that outlines the importance of the document. Subsequent sections in each entry include the following: Context places the document in its historical context. Time Line includes key events surrounding the writing of the document About the Author discusses the authorship of the document, including a brief biographical profile of the author, if known Explanation and Analysis of the Documents consists of a detailed examination of the document text Audience discusses the intended audience of the document's author Impact Outlines the historical impact of the document Essential Quotes offers a selection of key quotes from the document Questions for Further Study includes study questions for students Bibliography lists books, articles, and Web sites for further research Full text of the primary documents Glossary defines important, difficult, or unusual terms in the document texts Full Text of the primary document The set covers all of the world's major religions, from Christianity and Islam to Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, as well as other religious traditions including: Confucianism, Sikhism, Jainism, Neopaganism, Celtic, Baha'i , Mysticism, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hermetica, Witchcraft, Rastafari, Shinto, Daoism, Humanism, and Atheism, plus ancient traditions from Egypt and the Near East to Greece and Africa. Among the documents included in the set are key writings from sacred texts such as the Bible, Koran, Talmud, and Rig Veda; letters and essays including Martin Luther's 95 Theses, Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist, and Druze Epistles of Wisdom; and other religious writings such as the Lotus Sutra, Analects of Confucius, Cleanthes' Hymn to Zeus, Pittsburgh Platform of Reform Judaism, Rudolf Steiner's Theosophy, and the Yoruba prayer for balance. The set provides an invaluable collection of primary documents, all of which are paired with extensive original commentary to help students understand the documents and place them in their historic and religious context. This new edition of Milestone Documents of World Religions offers an unparalleled reference tool for students conducting primary source research. It's particularly useful for high school students, and community college students and undergraduate college students in both world history and religion courses. The set provides an invaluable collection of primary documents, all of which are paired with extensive original commentary to help students understand the documents and place them in their historic and religious context. The volumes are organized chronologically. Within each volume, entries are likewise arranged chronologically.

Lucifer Unemployed

Lucifer Unemployed

Author: Aleksander Wat, Czeslaw Milosz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

In these nine stories the Polish writer Aleksander Wat consistently turns history on its ear in comic reversals reverberating with futurist rhythms and the gently mocking humor of despair. Wat inverts the conventions of religion, politics, and culture to fantastic effect, illuminating the anarchic conditions of existence in interwar Europe. The title story finds a superbly ironic Lucifer wandering the Europe of the late 1920s in search of a mission: what impact can a devil have in a godless time? What is his sorcery in a society far more diablical than the devil himself? Too idealistic for a world full of modern cruelties, the unemployable Lucifer finally finds the only means of guaranteed immortality. In The Eternally Wandering Jew, steady Jewish conversion to Christianity results in Nathan the Talmudist reigning as Pope Urban IX. The hilarious satire on power, Kings in Exile, unfolds with the dethroned monarchs of Europe meeting to found their own republic in an uninhabited island in the Indian Ocean.

Earth is My Mother Sky

Earth is My Mother Sky

Author: Trudy Griffin-Pierce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

To the Navajo, sandpaintings are sacred, living entities that reflect the interconnectedness of all living beings - humans, plants, stars, animals, and mountains. This book explores the circularity of Navajo thought in analyses of sandpaintings, Navajo chantway myths, and stories reflected in the celestial constellations. Beginning with an introduction to Navajo history and ethnography, the author explores the spiritual world of the Navajo, their ceremonial practices, and their conceptions of time and stellar motion. The Navajo depict the heavens in a group of sacred sandpaintings, and Griffin-Pierce shows how these images not only communicate the temporal and spatial dimensions of the Navajo universe but also present, in visual form, Navajo ideas about relationships among nature, self, and society. Beautifully illustrated by the author, this well-documented book is based on six years of fieldwork with Navajo chanters and on the author's twenty-year friendship with a Navajo family. Earth Is My Mother, Sky Is My Father is an engaging study for anyone who wants to better understand modern Navajo philosophy and sacred practices.

Pilgrimage And Faith Buddhism, Christianity and Islam

Pilgrimage And Faith Buddhism, Christianity and Islam

Author: Virginia Chieffo Raguin Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

This book explores pilgrimage as experienced in Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim faith communities. It addresses shared goals of personal development and communal solidarity as deep human needs. Unique in scope, this richly illustrated catalogue addresses religious diversity in a global perspective. Dating from the 12th century to the present day, 95 historical mementos of pilgrimages provide the focal point for a collection of essays by leading international scholars. Fine examples include sculptures in wood and limestone from France, copper and bronze from Tibet, a pilgrimage itinerary book from Japan, stained glass from the Middle Ages, a Renaissance enamelled chalice from Italy, a lavish embellished Quran from Iran, and Islamic prayer scrolls in silver amulet casings. By studying objects of supreme artistic skill along with mass-produced objects and personal acquisitions such as stones or soil from the holy place, the scholars shed new light on the continuity of pilgrimage and faith, and human motivations and experiences.