Religion

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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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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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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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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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These verses come from the earliest surviving Buddhist texts.

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Near-death experiences (NDE) are fascinating.

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 Ecklund sent surveys, each containing $15, to professors and researchers of the natural and social sciences at various elite higher-education institutions across the United States.

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Science depends on the ability of experiments and observations made out in the world to be repeatable by other observers.

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 Those who follow the world of religion are aware of the Episcopalian “Protestant yet Catholic” dichotomy and the growing rift between its liberal and conservative parishioners.

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If there may be no God that we can prove or deny, why be good?

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Romance with a social message rooted in Christianity is the basis of Kathi Macias’ Extreme Devotion Series.

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The United States is one of the most religious “first world” nations.

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Keep Your Wives Away from Them is a must-have addition to any feminist scholar of religion’s bookshelf.

Naked honesty is becoming—a rare and beautiful fashion, suited perfectly to the mind of a writer.

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Jason Siff advises “what to do when the instructions get in the way.” That is, for both beginning and experienced meditation students, he encourages practitioners to relax.

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If you thought it was impossible to tell a torturous tale about torture with grace, depth, insight, and compassion, then you must read In The Company of Angels by Thomas E. Kennedy.

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There are many ways to define “kosher.” The Hebrew root of the word simply means fit—food that is fitting for Jews to eat.

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