Religion

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“Illness and disease force one to separate the gripping and material mind-body connection, summoning forth a previously unknown strength of spirit.

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“. . . will be welcomed by many capable of discerning wisdom within advanced argument—while undoubtedly opposed by certain powers that be.”

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“. . . a thought-provoking book clearly challenging the prevailing materialistic paradigm about the nature of the world.”

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“. . . full of sly, scholarly challenges to the common wisdom peddled as dharma, karma, and nirvana.”

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“In God’s Shadow is an interesting scholarly book on a challenging topic.”

“How much room for politics can there be when God is the ultimate ruler?”

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“A reasoned and systematic historical analysis of contemporary Islamic societies is a book still waiting to be written.”

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“The basic theme of the book is that one comes to know God in a learning process. . . . an insightful, sensitive, and compassionate study . . .”

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“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”

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“Combined with brief but practical exercises for meditation and actualization, Mr.

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“An astute, vigorous, and candid participant-observer who seeks to radicalize the conditions by which Arab men and women can find satisfying, secular, and sensible lives together.”

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“The Gift of Rest is not a book predominately about politics; rather, stories related to Senator Lieberman’s political work are used to demonstrate the conflicts that arise between

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“Friars’ Tales, intended for seminars on medieval religion and popular culture, may also benefit any reader eager to find out more about how men and women once may have conceived t

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When people meet a man or woman of spirit, peace or national leadership, the reaction is almost always the same; there is an aura about these men and women that exudes power, confidence and leaders

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“Zen means for a man to behold his own fundamental nature.”
—Ni Tsan, 14th century Chinese master painter, poet, and calligrapher

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Bluntly, boldly, this book urges Buddhists to adapt its “radical teachings on forgiveness, compassion, and kindness.” Readers of Noah Levine’s streetwise memoir Dharma Punx (2004) will fin

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When reading the newest offering from an author you have read and enjoyed before, your first hope is that the story will be new and provide more insight into the subject at hand.

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If the title does not get you, the content will. This is not Timothy Beal’s first time at the pulpit and his knowledge of the Christian Bible, or bibles, cannot be questioned.

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Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base

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Expelled from Eden, wanderlust may have been one curse for Adam and Eve. In this survey of modern exiles, their yearning to go back to the Garden afflicts them with the same intensity.

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Everyone knows by now how Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, was driven from his native Vietnam in the late 1960s and has since become an international peace advocate (nominated of the Nobel Peace P

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Jennifer Wright Knust, a professor of New Testament and early Christian studies at Boston University and an “American Baptist pastor,” recalls her own shaming as an adolescent for presumed sexual i

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Many books endure by telling you about the Buddha, but this is one of the few telling you in his own words. Recorded by his followers, these discourses survived in the ancient Pali language.

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This anthology compiles sayings of over two dozen lamas, past and present. Following the naturally emerging path into Buddhist practice, Reginald A.

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Gerbert d’Aurillac’s life as a monk, mathematician, scientist, and spy spanned a turbulent time in European history. Europe in the year 1000 A.C.E.

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Trungpa Rinpoche’s controversial “crazy wisdom” methods of cutting through “spiritual materialism” to penetrate the superficially captivated, shopping-mall mentality of his Western audiences with t

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