Religion

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“‘As the wedding approached, I could not stop thinking that I should be the bride.

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Opening with a Foreword (written by the iconic Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman) that oozes praise from the very get-go, one can’t help but be skeptical.

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In 2016, Duke University Divinity School Professor Kate Bowler burst onto the media scene with a New York Times op-ed column called “Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me.”

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So, two funny Jews and a very funny Gentile (who is married to a Jew) walk into a publisher’s office. Their pitch: A Field Guide to the Jewish People, a humorous look at the Chosen.

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“George Weigel is the most interesting and authoritative American scholar and analyst of the Roman Catholic Church.”

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Sister Helen Prejean is known for campaigning against the death penalty, reinstated in the US in 1976, responsible for 1, 940 deaths.

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“This is a book about young Muslim men growing up in the United States,” writes Professor John O’Brien, who teaches sociology at New York University Abu Dhabi.

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“‘Whatever package you come in, life isn’t easier or harder than another’s because you are different physically.

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“The background well-blended into one man's heroic story forms an epic tragedy of Poland in World War II . . .”

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“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing

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If you’re not familiar with Pete Holmes, he is a standup comedian who had a brief run as a late night talk show host and an HBO series called Crashing that was loosely (or not so loosely b

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“Professor Sands musters abundant historical evidence to make her principal points, particularly in laying out the enduring tension between foundation and separation paradigms.”

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Awaken is a gem for students and practitioners of art, meditation, Buddhism, and/or Asian culture.”

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“Williamson’s message and campaign seem merely aspirational.”

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“Tisby, an African American Christian, outlines a devastating bill of particulars in this comprehensive, unrelenting indictment, which he hopes will spur positive change.”

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Norman Fischer is a Zen poet and teacher, translator, and former co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center and presently director of the Everyday Zen Foundation.

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“This journal is my life, my companion and my confidant. Without it, I would be lost. In it, I pour out all my heart’s feelings, until I feel somewhat relieved.

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“The techniques, key steps, and commentary that Wolf provides in each chapter as he blends music and meditation together will prove beneficial to the reader who wants to cross these bridges

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“even readers already somewhat familiar with Sulak’s extraordinary life will find many things here to engage and surprise.”

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“While Pasulka’s theory joining religion, technology, and UFOs should not be discounted, it is at times a difficult read, and may put off the reader who is not totally convinced.”

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What remains not unsaid but unresolved is the team’s final question: Is religion potentially, latently, or equally dangerous?”

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“The open-minded reader will definitely find Darwin Devolves to be an enlightening and informative look at a very controversial issue.”

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“Marc Weitzmann has given us a blueprint of dangerous religious hatred that harkens to the Holocaust, with a promise of terror yet to come.”

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“If Merton is to remain a living voice, it is from such honest and steadfast devotion as Mary Gordon’s On Thomas Merton.”

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For the Hindus, Ganga is a river and a goddess indivisible from each other. All the great rivers in the world are revered but no river has been mythologized more than Ganga.”

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