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Comparative Religion

The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Religious Studies by John Morreall

By John Morreall

This whole review of non secular reports presents scholars with the basic wisdom and instruments they should discover and comprehend the character of faith. Covers the early improvement of faith, with overviews of significant and minor religions from Islam to ScientologyConsiders contemporary advancements together with secularization; the connection among faith and technological know-how; and clinical reviews on faith, wellbeing and fitness, and mystical experienceUses humor all through, permitting scholars to stay open-minded to the subjectExplains what it ability to check faith academically, and considers the influence of the learn of faith on faith itselfContains a number of student-friendly positive factors together with photographs, maps, time traces, part bars, ancient profiles, and inhabitants distribution figuresProvides lecture room clients with a full of life website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit,  including questions, quizzes, additional fabric, and precious basic and secondary resources

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Creating Circles & Ceremonies: Rituals for All Seasons And by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

By Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Developing Circles and Ceremonies is the buildup of many years of circles, ceremonies, rituals, secret performs, initiations, rites of passage, and different magickal workings co-created by way of the Zell-Ravenhearts, today’s optimal Wizard/Witch couple. For greater than 30 years, Oberon and Morning Glory have traveled greatly through the around the world magickal community—participating in gatherings, undertaking workshops, and developing rituals for teams huge and small. they've got met and made Magick with the leaders of many traditions: Celtic Shamanism, British Dianic, Italian Strega, Welsh Witchcraft, Faerie Trad, Ceremonial Magick, Ozark Druidry, the hot Reformed Order of the Golden sunrise (NROOGD), Hinduism, local American tribes, Greek and Egyptian mythology, and the futuristic Church of All Worlds. the following, in a single easy-to-read quantity, is their choice of chants, invocations, circle-castings, quarter-callings, spells, and ceremonies. it's also a "kit" to take advantage of to gather your personal rituals, for any season or cause: booklet I provides a easy ritual define. each one point is via various examples that could be "plugged in" to customise your personal rite. e-book II provides a number of examples of tangible ceremonies: Esbats (full Moons) and specific events; Rites of Passage; Mysteries and Initiations; spells and consecrations. those will be tailored and changed as wanted for any measurement group—from small kin gatherings on your front room, to large outside celebrations concerning hundreds of thousands of individuals. ebook III presents an collection of complete rituals and formality parts for celebrations of the 8 nice seasonal gala's referred to as the Wheel of the yr. types of those were venerated for millennia in most standard cultures of the Northern Hemisphere; and this day are common through the around the world Pagan group.

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Orthodoxy in Arabic Terms: A Study of Theodore Abu Qurrah's by Najib George Awad

By Najib George Awad

This quantity represents the 1st in-depth, analytical andsystematic learn of the center elements and theological intent of Theodore Abu Qurrah's apologetic discourses in dialog with Islam, with particular recognition to his writings at the Trinity and Christology. It explores the query of even if, in conveying orthodoxy in Arabic to the Muslim reader, Abu Qurrah diverged from doctrinal Christian theology and compromised its center content material.

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Death and the Art of Dying in Tibetan Buddhism by Bokar Rinpoche

By Bokar Rinpoche

Milarepa, the prince of yogis used to sing: the terror of demise has led me to the snowcapped mountains. at the uncertainty of the instant of my loss of life i've got pondered hence i've got reached the immortal stronghold of real essence My worry has vanished into the space.

Later, the good sufi poet, Jalal Od-Din Rumi was once to assert: "Our dying is our marriage ceremony with eternity."

Not goodbye in the past Sri Ramana Maharishi, the clever guy of Arunachala wrote the next in a single of his infrequent books. those that worry loss of life intensely in basic terms take safe haven on the toes of the ideal Lord whom neither demise nor delivery can galvanize. useless to themselves and to all possessions, how may the idea of dying come up inside of them? they're immortal!

We will in all likelihood by no means be as convinced as those elegant beings. At most sensible we are going to have wish and at worst we'll event the discomfort of nothingness.

Death who're you? What do you've gotten in shop for us? Will you finish with all encompassing darkness the fleeting moments of a number of many years of existence? Will you open a window onto different worlds, different splendors and different hells for us? From the scientist for whom expertise and mind are irremediably associated with the sage who in this lifetime has discovered immortality, there are lots of responses.

Buddhism asserts that beings continue to exist perpetually past the impermanent fluctuations of this lifestyles. loss of life isn't a definitive finish yet only a passage to 1 of the 3 different states: - a rebirth on this planet of humans or in one other international of the cycle of conditioned life the place a relentless circulation of joys and soreness is going on; - the access right into a "pure land", area of luminous manifestation as we will see as this ebook unfolds; - the flowering of the last word nature of being as a natural, non- twin, limitless all-knowing and all-loving recognition, called Buddhahood.

It takes a life-time of work to organize for those achievements. still, whilst time comes, there's an "art of dying", an ars moriendi because it was once acknowledged within the heart a while. Such could be the major thrust of this paintings even if a common description of loss of life needed to be supplied and is inside the first bankruptcy. the genuine factor, the only from the place it is going to be unnecessary to divert oneself with wonderful theories is as follows: how do we flip our loss of life right into a confident growth? Such used to be the query we requested Bokar Rinpoche and which he responded within the detailed body of Buddhism and, extra really, in the Tibetan culture. one other crucial factor is how will we accompany people who find themselves leaving earlier than us and what do we supply them when it comes to a delightful trip? As curious it may possibly look whilst facing an issue like this, this publication is meant to be simpler than philosophical. may perhaps this publication make sure that our final second can also be the main beautiful.

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Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (Two Volumes Set) by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

By Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Encyclopedia of affection in international Religions is the 1st reference paintings to provide a entire portrait of affection within the context of the vintage and modern literature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, in addition to different cultures and philosophies. Like no quantity released to this point, it finds the complete richness of spiritual teachings on love in all its many types, exploring an in depth variety of issues that supply philosophical, mental, and spiritual views to steer the hunt for the which means of love.Encyclopedia of affection in international Religions beneficial properties nearly three hundred topic entries, in addition to insightful biographic sketches of preeminent thinkers, all written by means of a multidisciplinary staff of a few of the main students at the topic. Entries research either common and culture-specific interpretations of affection: not only the dichotomy of non secular and actual love, however the complete emotional spectrum of affection in relationships and practices. jointly, they surround love's integral—and occasionally conflicting—role in shaping ideals and behaviour in a tremendously assorted global.

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Antiquity and Social Reform: Religious Experience in the by Dawn Hutchinson

By Dawn Hutchinson

Even if spiritual innovation in the USA traditionally has been the norm instead of the exception, mainstream american citizens have frequently seen new non secular pursuits with suspicion and infrequently with outright alarm. The query motivating many experiences of recent spiritual activities has been 'why may somebody subscribe to those religions'? In 'Antiquity and Social Reform', sunrise Hutchinson deals no less than one resolution to this frequently repeated question. She argues that fans of latest spiritual events within the 1960s-1980s, in particular the Unification Church, Feminist Wicca and the kingdom of Yahweh, thought of those religions to be valid simply because they provided individuals a private non secular event, a connection to an old culture, and company in enhancing their international. using an old technique, 'Antiquity and Social Reform' considers the conversion narratives of adherents and first literature of the early life of those events, which demonstrates that the spiritual stories of the adherents and a resonance with the targets of those religions propelled individuals into social motion.

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When the Norns Have Spoken: Time and Fate in Germanic by Anthony Winterbourne

By Anthony Winterbourne

This ebook argues that inside Germanic paganism, thought of now not as mere cult yet as a approach of ideals, it's attainable to spot a conceptually coherent realizing of destiny which detaches that concept from time, and connects it in its place with an implicit theses concerning the nature of fact as written. Germanic cosmogony, as represented in such distinctive photos as a worldtree, offers a context for an research of particular metaphors for the workings of destiny as woven or spun via such figures because the Norns--the Norse goddesses of future. applying either philosophical and mythic-linguistic concerns, this booklet additionally deals new insights into the patience of a residual paganism within the figuring out of destiny following the Christian conversion. Anthony Winterbourne is an self reliant student.

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Of the Land and the Spirit: The Essential Lord Northbourne by Lord Northbourne

By Lord Northbourne

Twenty-five years earlier than Rachel Carson released her well-known paintings Silent Spring, Lord Northbourne coined the word natural farming and helped to advertise the significance of a holistic method of the surroundings. His paintings, linking spirituality and ecology, has encouraged a new release of writings from Wendell Berry to HRH Prince Charles.This ebook not just beneficial properties Northbourne's formerly unpublished writings, but additionally his deepest correspondence with Thomas Merton, highlighting the non secular intensity of his writings.

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