It's Really All About God: Reflections of a Muslim Atheist by Samir Selmanovic

By Samir Selmanovic

A clean exploration of a redeeming, dynamic, and greatly varied technique to carry one’s religionSamir Selmanovic—who grew up a in a culturally Muslim family members in Croatia, switched over to Christianity as a soldier within the then-Yugoslavian military, and went directly to develop into a Christian pastor in ny and in Southern California—looks at how our ongoing and occasionally violent strength struggles over who owns God and what God desires for the realm and its peoples will not be serving God, humanity, or our planet.·        exhibits how our religions became self-serving, God-management platforms, even though Selmanovic contends—change is possible·        bargains a direction for individuals of all faiths and traditions for dwelling jointly on our fragile earth·        Karen Armstrong acknowledged that the publication is “asking the correct questions on the correct time”This is a private tale and a relocating exploration of a brand new manner of treasuring one's personal faith whereas researching God, goodness, and beauty in others and of their traditions.

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A History of Religious Ideas: From Gautama Buddha to the by Mircea Eliade

By Mircea Eliade

In quantity 2 of this enormous paintings, Mircea Eliade keeps his magisterial growth throughout the background of spiritual rules. The religions of historical China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman faith, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic interval, the Iranian syntheses, and the start of Christianity—all are encompassed during this quantity.

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The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief (Borzoi by V.S. Naipaul

By V.S. Naipaul

Like any of V. S. Naipaul’s “travel” books, The Masque of Africa features a a lot better narrative and objective: to pass judgement on the consequences of trust (in indigenous animisms, the international religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and legendary historical past) upon the growth of civilization.From V. S. Naipaul: “For my trip books I commute on a subject. And the subject matter of The Masque of Africa is African trust. I commence in Uganda, on the middle of the continent, do Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and finish on the backside of the continent, in South Africa. My subject matter is trust, now not political or in your price range lifestyles; and but on the backside of the continent the political realities are so overwhelming that they've to be taken into account.“Perhaps an unstated element of my inquiry used to be the potential for the subversion of previous Africa by way of the methods of the skin global. The subject matter held till I acquired to the South, whilst the conflict of the 2 methods of pondering and believing turned some distance too one-sided. The skyscrapers of Johannesburg didn’t relaxation on sand. The older international of magic felt fragile, yet even as had an everlasting caliber. You felt that it should live to tell the tale any calamity.“I had anticipated that over the good dimension of Africa the practices of magic might considerably differ. yet they didn’t. The diviners far and wide desired to ‘throw the bones’ to learn the long run, and the assumption of ‘energy’ remained a relentless, to be tapped into by means of the ritual sacrifice of physique components. In South Africa physique elements, quite often of animals, but additionally of guys and girls, made a mix of ‘battle medicine.’ To witness this, to accept a few suggestion of its strength, used to be to be taken a long way again to the start of things.“To succeed in that starting used to be the aim of my book.”The Masque of Africa is a masterly success by means of one of many world’s keenest observers and certainly one of its maximum writers.

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A little light on the spiritual laws by Diana Cooper

By Diana Cooper

Inspirational tales and affirmations demonstrate the sacred legislation that supply religious enlightenment. those 36 fantastically offered and inspiring legislation supply readers from all walks of lifestyles a course in the direction of happiness. Uplifting and obtainable, the genuine tales provided expand an realizing of those religious legislation, which govern all lifestyles. Vividly illustrated debts and metaphors convey how prosperity, good fortune, and health and wellbeing will be achieved.

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Dark green religion : nature spirituality and the planetary by Bron Taylor

By Bron Taylor

"In this paintings, Bron Taylor examines the evolution of "green religions" in North the United States and past: non secular practices that carry nature as sacred and feature in lots of situations changed conventional religions. Tracing a variety of teams - radical environmental activists, lifestyle-focused bioregionalists, surfers, new-agers serious about "ecopsychology," and teams that carry medical narratives as sacred - Taylor Read more...

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Examines the evolution of 'green religions' in North the US and past: religious practices that carry nature as sacred and feature in lots of circumstances changed conventional religions. This e-book emphasizes the Read more...

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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, by Karen Armstrong

By Karen Armstrong

"An admirable and ambitious paintings of synthesis that would provide perception and pride to hundreds of thousands of lay readers."
THE WASHINGTON publish booklet WORLD

In this stunningly clever ebook, Karen Armstrong, one in all Britain's ultimate commentators on spiritual affairs, lines the historical past of the way women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the trendy age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow historical past of monotheism into one beautifully readable quantity, destined to take its position as a classic.

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