February 9, 2017

The Upanishads: A Classic of Indian Spirituality

By Eknath Easwaran

Among the oldest of India's religious texts, the Upanishads are files of in depth question-and-answer classes given via illumined sages to their scholars. largely featured in philosophy classes, the Upanishads have questioned and encouraged knowledge seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this difficult textual content extra available via making a choice on the passages such a lot proper to readers looking undying truths this day.
His best-selling, obtainable, hugely readable translation and full of life foreword position the lessons in a modern context for college kids and basic readers alike.

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February 9, 2017

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

By Ronald L. Numbers

If we'd like nonscientists and opinion-makers within the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a clean examine the connection among technology and faith, Ronald Numbers means that we needs to first dispense with the hoary myths that experience masqueraded too lengthy as ancient truths.

till in regards to the Nineteen Seventies, the dominant narrative within the heritage of technological know-how had lengthy been that of technological know-how victorious, and technological know-how at warfare with faith. yet a brand new new release of historians either one of technological know-how and of the church started to learn episodes within the heritage of technological know-how and faith throughout the values and data of the actors themselves. Now Ronald Numbers has recruited the major students during this new historical past of technology to ­puncture the myths, from Galileo’s incarceration to Darwin’s deathbed conversion to Einstein’s trust in a private God who “didn’t play cube with the universe.” the image of technology and faith at each one other’s throats persists in mainstream media and scholarly journals, yet every one bankruptcy in Galileo is going to Jail exhibits how a lot we need to achieve by way of seeing past the myths.

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February 9, 2017

The Shack Revisited: There Is More Going On Here than You Ever Dared to Dream

Thousands have chanced on their religious starvation happy via Wm. Paul Young's no 1 New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be significant movie, The Shack--the tale of a guy lifted from the depths of melancholy via his life-altering stumble upon with God the daddy, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Now C. Baxter Kruger's THE SHACK REVISITED courses readers right into a deeper realizing of those 3 folks to aid readers have a extra profound reference to the center message of The Shack--that God is love.

An early fan of The Shack and a detailed buddy to its writer, Kruger indicates why the radical has been enthusiastically embraced through such a lot of christians around the globe. within the phrases of Wm. Paul younger from the foreword to THE SHACK REVISITED, "Baxter Kruger will stun readers together with his special move of highbrow brilliance and artistic genius as he's taking them deeper into the sweetness, worship, and risk that's the global of The Shack."

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February 9, 2017

Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs (Roman Literature and its Contexts)

This publication exploits contemporary reevaluations of Roman faith for you to argue in desire of taking the spiritual dimensions of Roman literature heavily, as vital cultural paintings of their personal correct. rather than seeing Roman non secular and literary job as spinoff and parasitic upon Greek originals, the e-book questions the romanticizing biases of classical stories, and argues for the ability and creativity of the Romans of their engagements with Greek tradition.

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February 9, 2017

40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, Oxycontin®, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania

By Matthew Chapman

In this interesting tale of evolution, faith, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the tale at the back of the headlines within the debate over God and technology in America.

Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of schooling, determined in overdue 2005, pitted the instructing of clever layout (sometimes referred to as "creationism in a lab coat") opposed to the instructing of evolution. Matthew Chapman, the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, spent numerous months masking the trial from starting to finish. via his in-depth encounters with the participants—creationists, preachers, lecturers, scientists on each side of the difficulty, legal professionals, theologians, the pass judgement on, and the 11 mom and dad who resisted the fundamentalist proponents of clever design—Chapman tells a occasionally terrifying, frequently hilarious, and particularly relocating tale of standard humans doing conflict in the USA over where of faith and technological know-how in glossy lifestyles.

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February 9, 2017

Credo

By Melvyn Bragg

Britain through the darkish a while is the environment for the interesting tale of Bega, a tender Irish princess who grew to become a saint, and her lifelong bond with Padric, prince of the north-western country of Rheged. This dramatic, far-reaching story brings to existence a land of warring kings, Christians and pagans, and tribes divided through language and tradition, illuminating a little-known but serious interval in British historical past.

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February 9, 2017

Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire: Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero (Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies)

Religious Dissent within the Roman Empire is the 3rd installment in Vasily Rudich’s trilogy at the psychology of discontent within the Roman Empire on the time of Nero. not like his prior books, it offers no longer with political dissidence, yet with spiritual dissent, in particular in its violent shape. opposed to the huge heritage of moment Temple Judaism and Judaea’s background below Rome’s rule, Rudich discusses quite a few manifestations of non secular dissent as targeted from the mainstream ideals and directed opposed to either the overseas occupier and the priestly institution. This publication bargains the methodological framework for the research of the spiritual dissent approach, which it considers a recurrent historic phenomenon that could play an enormous function in numerous classes and cultures. during this appreciate, its findings also are appropriate to the increase of spiritual violence on the planet this day and supply additional insights into its continual causes and paradigms. Religious Dissent within the Roman Empire is a vital examine for individuals attracted to Roman and Jewish heritage, spiritual psychology and spiritual extremism, cultural interplay and the roots of violence.

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February 9, 2017

Word and Glory: On the Exegetical and Theological Background of John's Prologue (The Library of New Testament Studies)

By Craig A. Evans

Word and Glory demanding situations fresh claims that Gnosticism, specifically as expressed within the Nag Hammadi tractate Trimorphic Protennoia, is the main traditional and illuminating historical past for knowing the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel. Scriptural allusions and interpretive traditions recommend that Jewish knowledge culture, mediated via the synagogue of the diaspora, lies at the back of the Prologue and the Fourth Gospel as a complete, now not a few type of overdue first-century Gnosticism. a number of positive aspects of the Fourth Gospel mirror the synagogue and nascent Christianity's fight to strengthen and protect its ideals approximately Jesus who, as God's son and Agent, was once understood because the embodiment of the Divine observe. the entire parts that make up Johannine christology derive from dominical culture, refracted during the lens of Jewish interpretive traditions. there's no compelling facts that this christology derived from or used to be motivated by means of gnostic mythology. be aware and Glory additionally develops and checks standards for assessing the relative worth of post-New testomony resources for the translation of recent testomony documents.

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February 9, 2017

The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present

As Pope Francis keeps to make his mark at the church, there's elevated curiosity in his Jesuit background—what is the Society of Jesus, how is it diverse from different non secular orders, and the way has it formed the realm? In The Jesuits, acclaimed historian John W. O’Malley, SJ, offers crucial historic historical past from the founder Ignatius of Loyola in the course of the current.

The e-book tells the tale of the Jesuits’ nice successes as missionaries, educators, scientists, cartographers, polemicists, theologians, poets, consumers of the humanities, and confessors to kings. It tells the tale in their disasters and of the calamity that struck them in 1773 whilst Pope Clement XIV suppressed them around the world. It tells how a next pope restored them to lifestyles and the way they've got fared to at the present time in almost each state on the earth. alongside how it introduces readers to key figures in Jesuit heritage, akin to Matteo Ricci and Pedro Arrupe, and critical Jesuit writings, corresponding to the Spiritual Exercises.

Concise and compelling, The Jesuits is an available creation for an individual drawn to global or church heritage. as well as the narrative, the e-book offers a timeline, an inventory of vital figures, photographs of significant figures and destinations, innovations for added analyzing, and more.

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