Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age by Huston Smith

By Huston Smith

Huston Smith, the writer of the vintage bestseller The World's Religions, gives you a passionate, well timed message: The human spirit is being suffocated via the dominant materialistic worldview of our instances. Smith champions a society during which faith is once more precious and authentically practiced because the very important resource of human knowledge.

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Wake Up and Roar: Satang With H. W. L. Poonja, Vol. 1 by H. W. L. Poonja

By H. W. L. Poonja

This publication introduces to the realm a rare improvement. complete awakening is feasible the following and now for everyone, despite history, perform or own conditions. This chance is the instructing and transmission of Sri H. W. L. Poonja. many folks have skilled glimpses of fact via psychedelics or meditating or unforeseen moments of bliss. but, due to improper knowing, those moments often get integrated into the ego as simply one other adventure. there's an unstated trust that it's not attainable to be absolutely woke up during this lifetime. get up and Roar pronounces the potential for precise Freedom now. No postponement or perform beneficial! this can be Sri Poonjaji's reward to the realm.

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Epistemology and Practice: Durkheim's The Elementary Forms by Anne Warfield Rawls

By Anne Warfield Rawls

Anne Warfield Rawls argues that, even if Durkheim's The straight forward kinds of faith is the crowning fulfillment of his sociological accomplishments, it's been always misunderstood. instead of a piece on primitive faith or the sociology of data, Rawls asserts that Durkheim's research represents an try and determine a special epistemological foundation for the research of sociology and ethical kin. in response to designated research of the first textual content, this ebook could be an incredible and unique contribution to modern debates on social concept and philosophy.

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The Nature of the Gods (Penguin Classics) by Marcus Tullius Cicero

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

In the direction of the top of his lifestyles, Cicero became clear of his oratorical and political occupation and seemed as an alternative to concerns of philosophy and faith. The discussion the character of the Gods either explores his personal perspectives on those topics, as a monotheist and member of the educational institution, and considers the opinion of alternative philosophical colleges of the Hellenistic age in the course of the figures of Velleius the Epicurean and Balbus the Stoic. Eloquent, basically argued and unusually smooth, it focuses upon a chain of primary spiritual questions together with: is there a God? if that is so, does he resolution prayers, or intrude in human affairs? Does he be aware of the longer term? Does morality desire the aid of faith? Profoundly influential on later thinkers, corresponding to Saint Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, this can be a attention-grabbing attention of primary problems with religion and philosophical inspiration.

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On evil by Adam Morton

By Adam Morton

Evil has lengthy interested psychologists, philosophers, novelists and playwrights yet is still an extremely tricky idea to speak about. On Evil is a compelling and from time to time hectic journey of the various faces of evil. what's evil, and what makes humans do lousy issues? If we will clarify evil, will we clarify it away? will we think the brain of a serial killer, or does such evil defy description? Does evil depend upon a distinction with reliable, as faith tells us, or can there be evil for evil's sake?Adam Morton argues that any account of evil needs to support us comprehend 3 issues: why evil happens; why evil frequently arises out of banal or daily occasions; and the way we will be able to be obvious as evil. Drawing on attention-grabbing examples as diversified as Augustine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, mental reports of deviant behaviour and profiles of serial killers, Adam Morton argues that evil happens whilst inner, psychological obstacles opposed to it easily holiday down. He additionally introduces us to a couple nightmare humans, akin to Adolf Eichmann and Hannibal Lecter, reminding us that knowing their activities as people brings us toward knowing evil.Exciting and thought-provoking, On Evil is key studying for somebody attracted to a subject that pulls and repels us in equivalent degree.

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Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Vol. 2 by Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibai, Brigitte Maréchal and

By Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibai, Brigitte Maréchal and Christian Moe Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen

The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe presents an up to date account of the location of Muslims in Europe. overlaying forty six international locations of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals, the Yearbook includes 3 sections: the 1st part offers a country-by-country precis of crucial information with uncomplicated facts with reviews in their reliability, surveys of felony prestige and preparations, enterprises, and so on. information were stated thus far from the 1st quantity. the second one part comprises research and learn articles on concerns and issues of present relevance written via specialists within the box. the ultimate part offers experiences of lately released books of importance. The Yearbook is a vital resource of reference for presidency and NGO officers, newshounds, and coverage makers in addition to researchers

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Confucius: The Essential Analects by Edward Slingerland

By Edward Slingerland

This variation is going past others that mostly go away readers to their very own units in realizing this cryptic paintings, by means of delivering an entre into the textual content that parallels the conventional chinese language approach of imminent it: along Slingerland's beautiful rendering of the paintings are his translations of a variety of vintage chinese language commentaries that make clear tricky passages, offer ancient and cultural context, and invite the reader to think of more than a few interpretations. the best pupil version, this quantity additionally contains a common creation, notes, a number of appendices—including a word list of technical phrases, references to trendy Western scholarship that time the best way for extra learn, and an annotated bibliography.

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The Jews and the Bible by Jean-Christophe Attias; translated by Patrick Camiller

By Jean-Christophe Attias; translated by Patrick Camiller

Despite its deceptively easy name, this e-book ponders the thorny factor of where of the Bible in Jewish faith and tradition. by way of completely studying the complicated hyperlink that the Jews have shaped with the Bible, Jewish student Jean-Christophe Attias increases the uncomfortable query of if it is nonetheless correct for them.

Jews and the Bible unearths how the Jews outline themselves in a number of occasions and locations with the Bible, without the Bible, and against the Bible. Is it divine revelation or nationwide fantasy? Literature or legislative code? One ebook or a disparate library? textual content or item? For the Jews, over the last thousand years or extra, the Bible has been all that and lots more and plenty extra. in truth, Attias argues that the Bible is not anything in and of itself. just like the Koran, the Bible hasn't ever been whatever except what its readers make of it. yet what they have made up of it tells a desirable tale and increases provocative philosophical and moral questions.

The Bible is certainly an elusive ebook, and so Attias explores the basic discrepancy among what we predict the Bible tells us approximately Judaism and what Judaism truly tells us concerning the Bible. With ardour and mind, Attias informs and enlightens the reader, by no means shying clear of the tough questions, eventually asking: In our post-genocide and post-Zionist tradition, can the Bible be saved?

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