As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning

By J Krishnamurti

Incorporates a sequence of eight lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955 by means of Krishnamurti. This quantity addresses concerns akin to: the character of violence; the matter of swap; the conditioning of the brain; the way to in achieving peace; the character of worship and non secular perform; and the way to truly hear.

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Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor

By Susan Haskins

The conventional suggestion of Mary Magdalen has been one in all a prostitute who dedicated herself to following the methods of Jesus. All that readers comprehend of the true Mary Magdalen comes from 4 biblical references within the gospels. utilizing proof from early Christian writings, medieval sermons, and the paintings and literature of approximately 2,000 years, Haskins exhibits how Mary Magdalen got here to epitomize the situation of ladies within the Church and in society. ninety illustrations.

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Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism (The Terry Lectures Series)

Although there's no scarcity of contemporary books arguing opposed to faith, few provide a good alternative—how someone may well stay a satisfying lifestyles with no the aid of spiritual ideals. This enlightening publication fills the space. Philip Kitcher constructs an unique and persuasive secular viewpoint, person who solutions human wishes, acknowledges the objectivity of values, and offers for the common hope for meaningfulness.
 
Kitcher thoughtfully and sensitively considers how secularism can reply to the concerns and demanding situations that every one humans confront, together with the difficulty of mortality. He investigates how secular lives examine with these of people that undertake spiritual doctrines as literal fact, in addition to those that embody much less literalistic types of faith. while non secular trust has been vital up to now, Kitcher concludes that evolution clear of faith is now crucial. He envisions the successors to spiritual existence, the place the senses of identification and group characteristically fostered through faith will as an alternative draw on a broader diversity of cultural items—those supplied through poets, filmmakers, musicians, artists, scientists, and others. With readability and deep perception, Kitcher unearths the ability of secular humanism to inspire pleasurable human lives outfitted on moral truth.

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Culture and the Death of God

By Terry Eagleton

New observations at the patience of God nowa days and why “authentic” atheism is so very not easy to come back by

how you can reside in a supposedly faithless international threatened by means of non secular fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, ambitious philosopher and popular cultural critic, investigates during this thought-provoking ebook the contradictions, problems, and value of the fashionable look for a alternative for God. enticing with a phenomenally wide selection of principles, concerns, and thinkers from the Enlightenment to at the present time, Eagleton discusses the nation of faith prior to and after Sept. 11, the ironies surrounding Western capitalism’s half in spawning not just secularism but additionally fundamentalism, and the unsatisfactory surrogates for the Almighty invented within the post-Enlightenment era.
 
the writer displays at the specific capacities of faith, the probabilities of tradition and artwork as sleek paths to salvation, the so-called warfare on terror’s influence on atheism, and a number of different issues of outrage to people who envision a destiny during which simply and compassionate groups thrive. Lucid, trendy, and enjoyable in his ordinary demeanour, Eagleton provides a super survey of contemporary suggestion that still serves as a well timed, urgently wanted intervention into our perilous political present.

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La historia del Corán

Una introducción seria y magníficamente escrita por el respetado historiador de las religiones Bruce Lawrence a uno de los libros más famosos del mundo.

«Lo hemos hecho descender con l. a. Verdad y con los angeles Verdad ha descendido. No te hemos enviado [Mahoma] sino como anuncio de buenas nuevas y como monitor.»

El Corán

Pocos libros han sido tan mal comprendidos a lo largo de los angeles historia como el Corán. Considerado los angeles palabra directa de Alá, fue enviado en una serie de revelaciones al profeta Mahoma, y es adorado por los musulmanes de todo el mundo, en quienes despierta devoción, pasión, y en ocasiones miedo.

En este libro, el respetado historiador de las religiones Bruce Lawrence, muestra por qué el Corán es el islam. Describe los orígenes de l. a. fe musulmana en los angeles Arabia del siglo VII y explica por qué el Corán ha de ser memorizado y recitado por sus seguidores. Lawrence también estudia a los escépticos y los comentaristas del libro, y evalúa su inmensa influencia en l. a. sociedad y los angeles política contemporáneas. Sobre todo, Lawrence subraya que el Corán es un libro sagrado de símbolos que no tiene un único mensaje. Es un libro que exige ser interpretado, y que solo puede ser comprendido correctamente a través de su historia.

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The Origins of John's Gospel (Johannine Studies, Volume 2)

The essays within the Origins of John’s Gospel, accumulated by way of Stanley E. Porter and Hughson T. Ong, both survey or talk about intimately quite a few parts and issues in Johannine scholarship, in particular within the research of John’s Gospel. those contain the authorship and relationship, resources, and traditions of John’s Gospel, its constitution and composition, the Johannine neighborhood, and Johannine anti-Judaism and the Son of guy sayings. jointly, those essays supply very important contributions to numerous parts and issues of study on the subject of the origins of John’s Gospel.

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The Bell (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By Iris Murdoch

A lay group of completely mixed-up humans is encamped outdoor Imber Abbey, domestic of an order of sequestered nuns. a brand new bell is being put in while without notice the previous bell, a mythical image of faith and magic, is rediscovered. after which issues start to switch. in the meantime the clever outdated Abbess watches and prays and workouts discreet authority. and everybody, or nearly every body, hopes to be stored, no matter what that could suggest. initially released in 1958, this humorous, unhappy, and relocating novel is ready faith, intercourse, and the struggle among reliable and evil.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism: The Key to Esoteric Christianity

By Manly P. Hall

If any staff, which shared within the Christian secret, possessed the esoteric secrets and techniques of the early Church, it used to be the Gnostics. This order preserved to the top the excessive moral and rational criteria which confer honor upon a educating. The Church for this reason attacked Gnosticism vigorously and relentlessly, spotting those mystical philosophers as being the main ambitious adversaries to the temporal energy of Christian theology.

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Atheists: The Origin of the Species

The conflict among atheism and faith has turn into the defining conflict of the twenty first century. Books on and approximately atheism continue excessive profile and recognition, and atheist pursuits on either side of the Atlantic seize headlines with high-profile campaigns and advertisements. in spite of the fact that, little or no has been written at the heritage of atheism, and this ebook fills that conspicuous hole.

Instead of treating atheism simply as a philosophical or medical proposal concerning the non-existence of God, Atheists: The starting place of the Species locations the circulation in its right social and political context. simply because atheism in Europe constructed in response to the Christianity that ruled the continent's highbrow, social and political lifestyles, it followed, tailored and reacted opposed to its associations in addition to its principles. consequently, the heritage of atheism is as a lot approximately social and political events because it is clinical or philosophical principles.

This is the tale not just of Hobbes, Hume, and Darwin, but in addition of Thomas Aitkenhead hung for blasphemous atheism, Percy Shelley expelled for adolescent atheism, and the Marquis de Sade imprisoned for libertine atheism; of the French innovative Terror and the Soviet League of the Militant Godless; of the increase of the united states non secular correct and of Islamic terrorism.

Looking at atheism in its complete sociopolitical context is helping clarify why it has seemed so very various in several international locations. It additionally explains why there was a contemporary upsurge in atheism, relatively in Britain and the USA, the place faith has without notice come to play the sort of major function in political views. This leads us to a slightly paradoxical end: we should always anticipate to listen to extra approximately atheism sooner or later for the easy cause that God is back.

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Jewish Pesach and the Origins of the Christian Easter: Open Questions in Current Research (Studia Judaica / Forschungen Zur Wissenschaft Des Judentums)

By Clemens Leonhard

The learn assesses the most concerns within the present debate in regards to the early historical past of Pesach and Easter and offers new insights into the advance of those fairs. the writer argues that the prescriptions of Exodus 12 give you the get together of the Pesach in Jerusalem with an etiological historical past with a purpose to attach the pilgrim competition with the tale of the Exodus. The thesis that the Christian Easter advanced as a pageant opposed to a Jewish type of celebrating Pesach within the moment century and that the advance of Easter Sunday is determined by this tradition is counseled through the author's shut examine of correct texts comparable to the Haggada of Pesach; the "Poem of the 4 nights" within the Palestinian Targum culture; the constitution of the Easter vigil.

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