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Comparative Religion

Religions (EYEWITNESS COMPANION GUIDES) by Philip Wilkinson

By Philip Wilkinson

This coherent advent to the various spiritual traditions that exist at the present time- trust platforms that supply expressions of holiness and how one can understand the divine for billions of individuals round the world-will clarify the ideals of the family members down the road in addition to the cultures midway world wide. writer BIO: Philip Wilkinson has greater than 50 titles to his credits within the fields of heritage, faith, mythology, and the humanities, together with DK's Illustrated Dictionary of Religion, Eyewitness better half: Mythology, and A party of Customs and Rituals of the World, which was once counseled by way of the United countries.

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Urban Shaman by Catie E. Murphy

By Catie E. Murphy

Joanne Walker has 3 days to benefit to take advantage of her shamanic powers and store the realm from the unleashed Wild Hunt. No concerns. No strain. Nevermind the inability of sleep, the difficult new expertise for therapeutic from deadly wounds, or the cryptic, conversing coyote who appears to be like in her desires. And if all that is not undesirable sufficient, within the 3 years Joanne's been a cop, she's by no means noticeable a useless physique -- yet she's simply stumble upon her moment in 3 days. it has been a complain of per week. And it is not over but.

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The Buddhist Teaching on Physical Phenomena by Nina van Gorkom

By Nina van Gorkom

A basic creation to actual phenomena and how they're with regards to one another and to psychological phenomena. the aim of this publication is to teach that the examine of either psychological phenomena and actual phenomena is necessary for the improvement of the eightfold direction. The quotations from the scriptures give you the reader with energetic examples of how the actual phenomena, that are looking on stipulations, practice their capabilities in lifestyle. The learn of this publication can help the reader to appreciate the Buddha's educating of non-self. This publication is appropriate when you have already got a few wisdom of Buddhism.

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God Against The Gods: The History of the War Between by Jonathan Kirsch

By Jonathan Kirsch

As conflicts over spiritual extremism dominate our entrance pages, the bestselling writer of The Harlot via the facet of the line provides a piece of background that may no longer be extra well timed: a stunning glance again on the origins of non secular intolerance in the course of the tumultuous fourth century. this is often the epic tale of ways classical paganism, with its tolerance for lots of deities and ideology, misplaced a centuries-long fight with monotheism and its chauvinistic insistence on trust in a single God. along with his trademark combination of wit and scholarship, Kirsch strains the battle of God opposed to the gods from its roots in old Egypt to its climax over the last stand of paganism the tumultuous fourth century, whilst passionate, charismatic, and innovative Roman emperors, the Christian Constantine and the pagan Julian, replaced the process background and formed the realm we are living in this present day.

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Holy Terrors by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

Catering the yearly pre-Easter brunch and egg hunt is a hare-raising trouble for Judith McManigle, hard-working hostess of the Hillside Manor.And this year's egg scramble will get really messy while the reclusive spouse of a neighborhood scion is fatally perforated my a fiend wearing a bunny go well with. by no means one to cross up a very good homicide, Judith solicits the aid of her sometime-beau policeman Joe and her irrepressible Cousin Renie to get energized and get hopping down the floppy-eared assassin's path. yet quickly the record of suspects is multiplying speedier than a hutch-full of rabbits. And Judith may rather well prove a basket case-or worse-before this entire factor is through...now the the party-planning sleuth's unsolicited snooping has placed a killer sizzling on her cottontail!

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Sacred schisms: how religions divide by James R. Lewis, Sarah M. Lewis

By James R. Lewis, Sarah M. Lewis

Schism (from the Greek 'to split') refers to a bunch that breaks clear of one other, often greater corporation and varieties a brand new business enterprise. notwithstanding the time period is sometimes constrained to non secular schisms, it may be prolonged to other forms of breakaway teams. simply because schisms emerge out of controversies, the time period has destructive connotations. notwithstanding they're a tremendous element of many analyses, schisms commonly haven't been subjected to systematic research. This quantity offers the 1st book-length learn of spiritual schisms as a common phenomenon. a few chapters research particular case reviews whereas others supply surveys of the heritage of schisms inside better spiritual traditions, similar to Islam and Buddhism. different chapters are extra theoretically targeted. Examples are drawn from a large choice of other traditions and geographical components, from early Mediterranean Christianity to trendy eastern New Religions, and from the Jehovah's Witnesses to Neo-Pagans.

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Abhidhamma in Daily Life by Nina Van Gorkom

By Nina Van Gorkom

Is an exposition of absolute realities intimately. Abhidhamma capability larger doctrine and the book's goal is to inspire the best program of Buddhism on the way to eliminate improper view and at last all defilements. Many phrases in Pali the language of early Buddhism are used and are outlined as they're brought. the publication is as a result compatible for rookies in addition to practising Buddhists. it really is distinctive and designated and a useful relief to unlocking the deep which means of the whole Buddhist canon and utilizing the idea to our day-by-day lives for the good thing about ourselves and others

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Myths of the Dog-Man by David Gordon White

By David Gordon White

"An notable and significant cross-cultural research that has substantial implications for historical past, faith, anthropology, folklore, and different fields. . . . Remarkably wide-ranging and very well-documented, it covers (among a lot else) the subsequent: medieval Christian legends akin to the 14th-century Ethiopian Gadla Hawaryat (Contendings of the Apostles) that had their roots in Parthian Gnosticism and Manichaeism; dog-stars (especially Sirius), dog-days, and canines psychopomps within the historical and Hellenistic global; the cynocephalic hordes of the traditional geographers; the legend of Prester John; Visvamitra and the Svapacas ("Dog-Cookers"); the puppy Rong ("warlike barbarians") in the course of the Xia, Shang, and Zhou sessions; the nochoy ghajar (Mongolian for "Dog Country") of the Khitans; the Panju delusion of the Southern guy and Yao "barbarians" from bankruptcy 116 of the History of the Latter Han and versions in a sequence of later texts; and the significance of canine in historical chinese language burial rites. . . . super well-researched and hugely significant."—Victor H. Mair, Asian Folklore Studies

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