• & Man Created God Kings, Cults & Consquests at the Time of Jesus
    & Man Created God Kings, Cults & Consquests at the Time of Jesus
    ISBN: 9781843546979
    Title: & Man Created God Kings, Cults & Consquests at the Time of Jesus
    Author: O'GRADY SELINA

    At the time of Jesus's birth, the world was in ferment. Across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia societies rife with gods and messiahs, priests and warriors the old certainties of family, village and tribe were being overturned. Religion was becoming the source of order and stability. takes the reader on a dazzling journey across the empires of the ancient world to reveal how emperors and kings manipulated religion to consolidate their power. In Rome, Augustus was deified by his brilliant spin doctors; in what is now Sudan, the warrior queen Amanirenas exploited her godlike status to inspire her armies to face, and defeat, Rome; while in China, the usurper Wang Mang won and lost the throne over his obsession with Confucianism. In this riveting account of the interplay of faith and power, Selina O'Grady answers the most urgent question of all: how did the tiny Jesus cult triumph over more popular religions the goddess Isis, the miracle worker Apollonius, even the cult of Augustus to become the world's dominant faith?

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  • & Man Created God: Kings, Cults & Conquests at the Time of Jesus
    & Man Created God: Kings, Cults & Conquests at the Time of Jesus
    ISBN: 9781848874305
    Title: & Man Created God: Kings, Cults & Conquests at the Time of Jesus
    Author: O'GRADY SELINA

    This text takes the reader on a geographical and intellectual journey across the evolving empires and kingdoms of the ancient world. Through evocations of individual rulers and holy men, Selina O'Grady shows how emperors sought to shape religion to their ends, and how religion shaped emperors and their subjects.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • & Never Stop Dancing: Thirty More True Things You Need to Know Now
    & Never Stop Dancing: Thirty More True Things You Need to Know Now
    ISBN: 9780738212494
    Title: & Never Stop Dancing: Thirty More True Things You Need to Know Now
    Author: LIVINGSTON GORDON

    In Dr. Gordon Livingston's follow-up to his national bestseller Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart, he offers thirty more true things we need to know now. Among the fresh truths he identifies and explores in this book, which has sold more than 50,000 copies in hardcover, are: Paradox governs our lives. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. Marriage ruins a lot of good relationships. We are defined by what we fear. We all live downstream. One of life's most difficult tasks is to see ourselves as others see us. As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. Most people die with their music still inside of them.
    Dr. Livingston's sterling qualities are in evidence again: a clear and deep understanding of the hidden hypocrisies, desires, evasions, and emotional tumult that course through our lives; an unerring sense of what is important; and his own ability to persevere--to hope--in a world he knows is capable of inflicting unjustifiable and lifelong suffering.



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  • 1517: Martin Luther & the Invention of the Reformation
    1517: Martin Luther & the Invention of the Reformation
    ISBN: 9780199682010
    Title: 1517: Martin Luther & the Invention of the Reformation
    Author: MARSHALL PETER

    Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517 is one of the most famous events of Western history. It inaugurated the Protestant Reformation, and has for centuries been a powerful and enduring symbol of religious freedom of conscience, and of righteous protest against the abuse of power.

    But did it actually really happen?

    In this engagingly-written, wide-ranging and insightful work of cultural history, leading Reformation historian Peter Marshall reviews the available evidence, and concludes that, very probably, it did not. The theses-posting is a myth. And yet, Marshall argues, this fact makes the incident all the more historically significant. In tracing how--and why--a "non-event" ended up becoming a defining episode of the modern historical imagination. Marshall compellingly explores the multiple ways in which the figure of Martin Luther, and the nature of the Reformation itself, have been remembered and used for their own purposes by subsequent generations of Protestants and others--in Germany, Britain, the United States and elsewhere.

    As people in Europe, and across the world, prepare to remember, and celebrate, the 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of the theses, this book offers a timely contribution and corrective. The intention is not to "debunk," or to belittle Luther's achievement, but rather to invite renewed reflection on how the past speaks to the present--and on how, all too often, the present creates the past in its own image and likeness.


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  • 30 Second Religion
    30 Second Religion
    ISBN: 9781742661797
    Title: 30 Second Religion
    Author: MANNING RUSSELL RE

    30-SECOND RELIGION decants and demystifies the key beliefs, deities, origins, and iconography of the world's major religions, denominations, and less widespread sects and cults. Whether you wish to understand the key differences between Catholicism and Protestantism, to glimpse the many gods of Hinduism, or to digest a potted Buddhist philosophy, this book is the quickest way to walk the paths and recognise the key signposts of the world's diverse and fascinating faiths. Travelling from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, and including features on the seven key religious texts, 30-SECOND RELIGION offers a revelation of 50 belief systems in less time than it takes to offer up a prayer

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • 30-second Bible: the 50 Most Meaningful Moments in the Bible, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-second Bible: the 50 Most Meaningful Moments in the Bible, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781908005823
    Title: 30-second Bible: the 50 Most Meaningful Moments in the Bible, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: MANNING RUSSELL RE

    The Bible has been a bestseller from its earliest days - but it's a little like A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME: most people have a copy, and we all think we know what it's about, but if you have read it, it was most likely when you were still at school. Do you know why Noah built the Ark? Where Sodom and Gomorrah are? Who was at the Last Supper? And who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? 30-SECOND BIBLE offers a fast track to a working knowledge of the Good Book to everyone who hasn't quite (or entirely, or recently) read the Bible. Split into seven sections, it covers the favourite stories, parables, miracles, Gospels, prophets, personalities, battles and politics, as well as offering a brief explanation of how the Bible came about and which historical figures helped it become the power that it is. It establishes the differences between the Catholic, Protestant and other bibles, discusses why it is the subject of so much debate, and offers insights into the meaning and significance of its characters and stories.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
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  • 40 Hadiths Translation & Commentary
    40 Hadiths Translation & Commentary
    ISBN: 9781597842082
    Title: 40 Hadiths Translation & Commentary
    Author: BUDAK ALI & MAHMOUD ZAINAB ED & TRANS

    Hadith is a scholarly discipline that studies the Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) sayings and actions which have been carefully recorded based on the reports of a reliable chain of narrators. This book is a part of this centuries-long discipline in which compilations of forty hadiths have been made into books according to varying preferences.

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  • 50 Great Myths About Atheism
    50 Great Myths About Atheism
    ISBN: 9780470674055
    Title: 50 Great Myths About Atheism
    Author: BLACKFORD RUSSELL

    Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. The authors rebut claims that range from atheism being just another religion to the alleged atrocities committed in its name.

    • An accessible yet scholarly commentary on hot-button issues in the debate over religious belief
    • Teaches critical thinking skills through detailed, rational argument
    • Objectively considers each myth on its merits
    • Includes a history of atheism and its advocates, an appendix detailing atheist organizations, and an extensive bibliography
    • Explains the differences between atheism and related concepts such as agnosticism and naturalism


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    Price: $35.00
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  • 50 Greatest Churches & Cathedrals
    50 Greatest Churches & Cathedrals
    ISBN: 9781785782831
    Title: 50 Greatest Churches & Cathedrals
    Author: DOBSON SUE


    Cathedrals and great churches are among the most iconic sights of the world's towns and cities.


    Visible from miles around, the cathedrals of Canterbury, St Paul's, Chartres and St Stephen's in Vienna dominate their skylines. Others surprise by their statistics: Salisbury has Britain's tallest spire, Wells the largest display of medieval sculptures in the world, while King's College Chapel in Cambridge boasts the largest fan vaulting in existence. Not all are ancient: Dresden's reconstructed Frauenkirche opened in 2005 and Gaudi's masterpiece in Barcelona is still under construction.


    Award-winning travel writer Sue Dobson gives us a highly personal tour of their highlights.



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  • 50 Islam Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Islam Ideas You Really Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781784296124
    Title: 50 Islam Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Author: SIDDIQUI MONA


    No other religion is subject to as much debate and controversy as Islam. But who was Muhammad, and what did he teach? Does the Qur'an really preach holy war? What is the role of women within Islam? And what does the rise of Isil and militant Islam mean for Muslims and for the world?


    Explaining Islam's history, core beliefs and rituals, as well as current issues of political and social importance, this book covers everything you need to understand the world's fastest-growing religion. Written by renowned scholar and Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, Mona Siddiqui, it addresses such varied concepts as the five pillars of Islam; the divisions between Sunni and Shi'a; the importance of Shari`a law; the significance of Mecca and the Ka'ba; the role of Ramadan, the veil, the mosque and the madrasa; and much more - all in 50 concise and expert essays.



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  • 50 Spiritual Classics Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Self-Discovery, Enlightenment & Purpose
    50 Spiritual Classics Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Self-Discovery, Enlightenment & Purpose
    ISBN: 9781473658387
    Title: 50 Spiritual Classics Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Self-Discovery, Enlightenment & Purpose
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM

    50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now.

    The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil. The last fifteen years have been a golden age in the genre of personal spitirual awakening, with names such as Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and James Redfield breathing new life into the literature.
    50 Spiritual Classics showcases these newer works alongside traditional classics such as St Augustine's Confessions and Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle, and conveys the great variety of spiritual experience. In its commentaries of both the conventional classics as well as new writings destined to endure, 50 Spiritual Classics makes universal the human spiritual experience and will inspire spiritual seekers everywhere to begin their own adventure.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $20.00

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  • 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley
    777 & Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley
    ISBN: 9780877286707
    Title: 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley
    Author: CROWLEY ALEISTER

    This edition includes Liber 777, Gematria (from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5), and Sepher Sephiroth (from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Abcs of Christianity: an Outline for Living in the Now & Relating to God
    Abcs of Christianity: an Outline for Living in the Now & Relating to God
    ISBN: 9781455537808
    Title: Abcs of Christianity: an Outline for Living in the Now & Relating to God
    Author: USSERY TERDEMA


    THE ABCs OF CHRISTIANITY is a concise summary of the fundamental principles of the religion of Jesus, presented so today's generation will understand the Bible and experience the gift of knowing God.
    Yes, this "is" Grandma's religion. The underpinnings are the same rock solid concepts taught for 2,000 years. But this book is what texting is to ancient scrolls with each concept presented in concise, almost outline, form. Every doctrine is further referenced by Scripture, allowing readers to use the Bible translation of their choice-whether it be a leather-bound King James Version on onion-skin paper, a Biblical translation app, (on phone or tablet), or favorite spirituality Internet site. Stripped of anecdotes, wordsmithing, and other mechanics used to communicate biblical truth, this handbook is meant to serve all who wish to live in the now and experience the gift of actively knowing God.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Abolition of Man
    Abolition of Man
    ISBN: 9780060652944
    Title: Abolition of Man
    Author: LEWIS C S

    In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, this book is one of the most debated of Lewis's extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

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  • Absence of Mind: the Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self
    Absence of Mind: the Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self
    ISBN: 9780300171471
    Title: Absence of Mind: the Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self
    Author: ROBINSON MARILYNNE

    In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thoughtscience, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mindchallenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson's view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality. By defending the importance of individual reflection, Robinson celebrates the power and variety of human consciousness in the tradition of William James. She explores the nature of subjectivity and considers the culture in which Sigmund Freud was situated and its influence on his model of self and civilization. Through keen interpretations of language, emotion, science, and poetry, Absence of Mindrestores human consciousness to its central place in the religion-science debate.

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    Price: $43.00
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  • Active Side of Infinity
    Active Side of Infinity
    ISBN: 9780060929602
    Title: Active Side of Infinity
    Author: CASTANEDA CARLOS

    "Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life.... Don Juan described the total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that he handled as the preparation for facing the definitive journey: the journey that every human being has to take at the end of his life. He said that what modern man referred to vaguely as life after death was, for those shamans, a concrete region filled to capacity with practical affairs of a different order than the practical affairs of daily life, yet bearing a similar functional practicality. Don Juan considered that to collect the memorable in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the active side of infinity." In this book written immediately before his death, anthropologist and shaman Carlos Castaneda gives us his most autobiographical and intimately revealing work ever, the fruit of a lifetime of experience and perhaps the most moving volume in his oeuvre.

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  • Adornment of the Middle Way: Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalankara With Commentary by Jamgon Mipham
    Adornment of the Middle Way: Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalankara With Commentary by Jamgon Mipham
    ISBN: 9781590304198
    Title: Adornment of the Middle Way: Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalankara With Commentary by Jamgon Mipham
    Author: SHANTARAKSHITA ET AL


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    Price: $51.00
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  • After Buddhism Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    After Buddhism Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    ISBN: 9780300224344
    Title: After Buddhism Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    Author: BATCHELOR STEPHEN

    A renowned Buddhist teacher's magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition's earliest texts

    Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?

    Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha's inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose long survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters.

    This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today's globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha's vision of human flourishing.



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  • After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    ISBN: 9780300205183
    Title: After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    Author: BATCHELOR STEPHEN

    Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?
    Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha s teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • After God
    After God
    ISBN: 9780226791715
    Title: After God
    Author: TAYLOR MARK C


    Religion, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God, is more complicated than either its defenders or critics think and, indeed, is much more influential than any of us realize. Our world, Taylor maintains, is shaped by religion even when it is least obvious. Faith and value, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike.


    The first comprehensive theology of culture since the pioneering work of Paul Tillich, After God redefines religion for our contemporary age. This volume is a radical reconceptualization of religion and Taylor's most pathbreaking work yet, bringing together various strands of theological argument and cultural analysis four decades in the making.


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    Praise for Mark C. Taylor
    "The distinguishing feature of Taylor's career is a fearless, or perhaps reckless, orientation to the new and to whatever challenges orthodoxy. . . . Taylor's work is playful, perverse, rarefied, ingenious, and often brilliant."-New York Times Magazine


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  • After God the Future of Religion
    After God the Future of Religion
    ISBN: 9780465045143
    Title: After God the Future of Religion
    Author: CUPITT DON

    What is it about religion that, despite all odds, allows it to survive? In After God, the renowned scholar Don Cupitt considers the fate of religion, now that we have effectively killed off our gods. The author, a trained theologian and an ordained priest in the Church of England, takes us through the evolution of religious belief from the dawn of the gods to their twilight—as well as to the morning after.Tracing the postmodern pilgrimage from traditional belief to cynicism to faith after God, Cupitt says we need to build a new religious vocabulary. He challenges us to see religion less as an ideology and more as a tool kit, a set of techniques—perhaps an art form—enhancing our lives the way that literature and art do."A heretic's heretic" and "an atheist priest," Cupitt has respect for both skepticism and devotion. He neither accepts nor denies religion at face value; he takes faith to pieces, throws away what he can't use, and assembles the remainder into new and extraordinary shapes, challenging us to creatively reshape it, give it new language, reinvent it.After God is for those who find it hard to be among the congregation of an orthodox religion but who miss the discipline and rewards of practicing a faith, and for the person who will understand Cupitt when he writes, "I actually think that I love God more now that I know God is voluntary. Perhaps God had to die to purify our love for him."


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  • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
    After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
    ISBN: 9780712606585
    Title: After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
    Author: KORNFIELD JACK


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  • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
    After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
    ISBN: 9780553378290
    Title: After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
    Author: KORNFIELD JACK


    When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? On After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield--author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart--brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today.


    "Perfect enlightenment" appears in many texts, Kornfield begins. But how is it viewed among Western teachers and practitioners? To find out, Kornfield talked to more than 100 Zen masters, rabbis, nuns, lamas, monks, and senior meditation students from all walks of life.


    The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do--the laundry--no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines.


    Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism's most trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.


    An original audio adaptation of Jack Kornfield's book, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.


    Course objectives:

    • Assess how to embrace the joys and sorrows of everyday life after experiencing a transcendent spiritual awakening
    • Integrate inner knowledge with outer expression and experience
    • Analyze how to embrace spiritual practice as an invitation to the truth
    • Plan to embrace our human feelings without judgment
    • Describe how to recognize the Buddha in each other and create community


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  • After the Prophet: the Epic Story of the Shia-sunni Split in Islam
    After the Prophet: the Epic Story of the Shia-sunni Split in Islam
    ISBN: 9780385523943
    Title: After the Prophet: the Epic Story of the Shia-sunni Split in Islam
    Author: HAZELTON LESLEY


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    Price: $33.00
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  • After This: When Life Is Over, Where do We Go?
    After This: When Life Is Over, Where do We Go?
    ISBN: 9781594633065
    Title: After This: When Life Is Over, Where do We Go?
    Author: SMITH CLAIRE BIDWELL

    In an exploration of the afterlife that is part personal, part prescriptive, Smith invites us on her journey into the unknown. She wonders: How do we grieve our loved ones without proof that they live on? Will we ever see them again? Can they see us now? Chronicling our steps along the path that bridges this world and the next, Smith undergoes past-life regressions and sessions with mediums and psychics and immerses herself in the ceremonies of organised religion and the rigour of scientific experiments to try and find the answers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Age of Nothing : How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
    Age of Nothing : How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
    ISBN: 9780297859840
    Title: Age of Nothing : How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
    Author: WATSON PETER

    The closing months of 2008 saw the world's nations united in financial uncertainty. Amid endless reports of collapsing stock markets, failed banks, fiscal fraud and snowballing unemployment, THE AGE OF NOTHING offers a compelling insight into the demise of capitalism and the beginning of a new era. Peter Watson's scintillating thesis argues that the unprecedented credit crunch of 2008 was the result of a fundamental change in the fabric of society - one that became truly visible only as it reached its culmination. In a commanding narrative, Watson provides a historical perspective on the shift in our attitudes towards capitalism, while exploring the philosophical roots that underpin it. Of central importance in Watson's theory is Nietzsche's warning regarding mankind's responsibility for 'the death of God' - and the consequences thereof. Nietzsche's views on the frailty of human values in a world bereft of religious faith were echoed by writers including Tolstoy, Marx and Kandinsky - and his chilling message went on to resonate with thinkers throughout the 20th century.When Max Weber called the modern world 'disenchanted', and argued that society must choose to create a new value system based on knowledge or else surrender and embrace a religious faith, he was the latest in a long line of intellectuals attempting to address the problem Nietzsche had laid bare. With the arrival of THE AGE OF NOTHING, the line continues. The work fills a crucial gap in our intellectual history and serves as a comprehensive study of society's current predicament - as well as a timely answer to the question of what to do next.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Age of Nothing: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
    Age of Nothing: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
    ISBN: 9780753828106
    Title: Age of Nothing: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
    Author: WATSON PETER

    Since Friedrich Nietzche roundly declared that 'God is dead' in 1882, a raft of reflective and courageous individuals have devoted their creative energies to devising ways to live without Him, turning instead to invention, enthusiasm, hope, wit and above all various forms of self-reliance. Their brave, innovative story has gone untold - until now. In this book historian Peter Watson offers a sweeping narrative of the secular philosophers and poets, psychologists and other scientists, painters and playwrights, novelists and even choreographers who have forged a thrilling, bold path in the absence of religious belief.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Ageless Soul: An Uplifting Meditation on the Art of Growing Older
    Ageless Soul: An Uplifting Meditation on the Art of Growing Older
    ISBN: 9781471163692
    Title: Ageless Soul: An Uplifting Meditation on the Art of Growing Older
    Author: MOORE THOMAS

    FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF& CARE OF THE SOUL& COMES AN UPLIFTING MEDITATION ON THE ART OF GROWING OLDER&

    'Thomas Moore convinces us that we age best when we embrace our age, live agelessly, and remember every day to find the endless joy nestled inside our soul'
    Dr Rudolph E. Tanzi, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, & and New York Times bestselling author of Super Brain and Super Genes
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    Ageless Soul reveals a fresh, optimistic and rewarding path towards ageing. Renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author Thomas Moore shows us that as we grow older we become more distinctive and complex.

    Drawing on stories from his practice as a psychotherapist and teacher, Moore argues for a new vision of ageing and shows readers how to embrace the richness of the experience and how to feel fulfilled as they grow older.
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    Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul,as well as many other books on enriching your life. At turns he has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. Today he lectures widely on creating a more soulful world and on spirituality.
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    & 'With Ageless Soul, Thomas Moore extends a magnificent invitation to reflect, grow up with joy and intention, and give back with an open heart. Accept and pleasure follows.'
    Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org and author of The Big Shift
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  • Agnostic a Spirited Manifesto
    Agnostic a Spirited Manifesto
    ISBN: 9781594634147
    Title: Agnostic a Spirited Manifesto
    Author: HAZLETON LESLEY

    A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging-and ultimately the most honest-stance toward the mysteries of existence. One in four Americans reject any affiliation with organized religion, and nearly half of those under thirty describe themselves as ospiritual but not religious.o But as the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the millions who find no joy in whittling the wonder of existence to a simple yes/no choice? Lesley Hazleton does. In this provocative, brilliant book, she gives voice to the case for agnosticism, breaks it free of its stereotypes as watered-down atheism or amorphous oseeking,o and celebrates it as a reasoned, revealing, and sustaining stance toward life. Stepping over the lines imposed by rigid conviction, she draws on philosophy, theology, psychology, science, and more to explore, with curiosity and passion, the vital role of mystery in a deceptively information-rich world; to ask what we mean by the search for meaning; to invoke the humbling yet elating perspective of infinity; to challenge received ideas about death; and to reconsider what othe soulo might be. Inspired and inspiring, Agnosticarecasts the question of belief not as a problem to be solved but as an invitation to an ongoing, open-ended adventure of the mind.

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  • Agnosticism a Very Short Introduction
    Agnosticism a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199575268
    Title: Agnosticism a Very Short Introduction
    Author: LE POIDEVIN ROBIN

    What is agnosticism? Is it a belief, or merely the absence of belief? Is it the result of too little thought about an issue--or too much? Who were the first to call themselves ""agnostics""? Does agnosticism deserve serious consideration today? Can an agnostic live a religious life? What place should agnosticism have in education? These are just some of the questions that Robin Le Poidevin considers in this Very Short Introduction , as he sets the philosophical case for agnosticism and explores it as a historical and cultural phenomenon. Agnosticism emerges here as a much more sophisticated, and much more interesting, attitude than a simple failure to either commit to, or reject, religious belief. Le Poidevin challenges the common wisdom about agnosticism among both believers and atheists, and invites the reader to rethink their own position on the issues. Indeed, in arguing in favor of agnosticism as a respectable position to take, this stimulating and provocative guide takes issue on many points with the assertions of prominent atheists such as Richard Dawkins.

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  • Alchemist
    Alchemist
    ISBN: 9780061233845
    Title: Alchemist
    Author: COELHO PAULO

    This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him With Paulo's visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives. At last this charming tale of discovery, meaning and personal growth is available on CD. The audio enhances the fairy-tale quality of the story and is suitable for listeners of all ages. It is as much a motivational/personal development book as it is a great story.

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  • Aleph
    Aleph
    ISBN: 9780732294113
    Title: Aleph
    Author: COELHO PAULO

    Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins. A search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life . Each end gives us the opportunity for a rebirth Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelhos beginnings. Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, Paulo decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa and Asia, he will again meet Hilal -- the woman he loved 500 years before -- an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself. What you do in the present will change the future.

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  • All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    ISBN: 9780241254004
    Title: All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    Author: MACCULLOCH DIARMAID


    A brilliant kaleidoscope on the Reformation from its leading scholar and 'one of the best historians writing in English today' (Sunday Telegraph)


    The Reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history. Ever since, it has remained one of the most contested.


    Diarmaid MacCulloch is one of the leading British historians of this turbulent and endlessly fascinating era. Many essays in this volume expand upon his now classic Reformation: Europe's House Divided, tracing, for example, the evolution of the English Prayer Book and Bible or reassessing the impact of the Reformation on Catholicism. Henry VIII and his archbishop, Thomas Cranmer, are both central presences, and MacCulloch swiftly dispatches some of the received wisdom about them. Throughout the book, he brilliantly undermines one persistent English tradition of interpreting the Reformation - that it never really happened - and establishes that Anglicanism was really a product of Charles II's Restoration in 1660 rather than the 'Elizabethan Settlement' of 1559. The inexhaustible variety of the Reformation is seen in a delightful mix of writings on angels, Protestant opinions about the Virgin Mary and such diverse personalities as William Byrd, John Calvin and the extraordinary seventeenth-century forger Robert Ware, some of whose malicious fantasies have polluted parts of Reformation history ever since.


    All Things Made New shows Diarmaid MacCulloch at his best - learned, far-seeing, sometimes subversive, and often witty. At the end of his essay on the great Elizabethan divine Richard Hooker, he writes 'The disputes which currently wrack Western Christianity are superficially about sexuality, social conduct or leadership style: at root, they are about what constitutes authority for Christians. The contest for the soul of the Church in the West rages around the question as to how a scripture claiming divine revelation relates to those other perennial sources of human revelation, personal and collective consciousness and memory; whether, indeed, there can be any relationship between the two.' There is much wisdom, as well as much enjoyment, in this book.



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  • All Things Shining
    All Things Shining
    ISBN: 9781416596158
    Title: All Things Shining
    Author: DREYFUS HUBERT L

    A sense of certainty and unhesitating confidence is rare in the contemporary world. An unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and if we are honest about it then most of us will admit that we waver in the face of them. Dreyfus and Kelly examine some of the greatest books in the Western Canon to explain that the burden of choice is essentially a modern problem to which there is an age old solution. Dreyfus and Kelly explain the huge jump from Homer's polytheistic world to the monotheistic one in which Dante wrote his Divine Comedy and Martin Luther wrote his ninety-five theses. They then take the reader forward to the rejection of this Christian ideal, to the Superman of Nietzsche and further onto the spiritual cornucopia of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Arriving at the ennui and emptiness that pervades our modern world in which the work of Elizabeth Gilbert and David Foster Wallace arose, Dreyfus and Kelly offer a new-and very old-way to embrace the world, a fresh way to live a meaningful life in a secular world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
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  • Allah Liberty & Love
    Allah Liberty & Love
    ISBN: 9781451645200
    Title: Allah Liberty & Love
    Author: MANJI IRSHAD

    A guide to finding the God of love within Islam, and about how everyone can develop moral courage for a life defined by purpose.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • All-pervading Melodious Drumbeat: the Life of Ra Lotsawa
    All-pervading Melodious Drumbeat: the Life of Ra Lotsawa
    ISBN: 9780142422618
    Title: All-pervading Melodious Drumbeat: the Life of Ra Lotsawa
    Author: YESHE SENGE RA

    The story of Tibet s notorious master of Buddhist sorcery translated for the first time into English
    An essential sacred text of Tibetan Buddhism, "The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat "tells the wondrous story of Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak. Though he was canonized as a saint and a fully enlightened buddha, the eleventh-century Ra Lotsawa s life story presents a darker path than those taken by Siddhartha Gautama and Milarepa. Viewed by some as a murderous villain and by others as a liberator of human suffering, Ra Lotsawa used his formidable power and magical abilities to defeat his rivals, accumulate wealth, and amass a devoted following. His life offers a rare view into the often overlooked roles of magic and sorcery in the Buddhist tradition. Despite this sinister legacy, his fame also rests on an illustrious career as a translator of Buddhist scriptures, through which he helped spark a renaissance of Buddhism in Tibet. This spirited new translation gives readers in English their first opportunity to encounter one of the most colorful and memorable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.
    For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

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    Price: $32.00
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  • Altar in the World: a Geography of Faith
    Altar in the World: a Geography of Faith
    ISBN: 9780061370472
    Title: Altar in the World: a Geography of Faith
    Author: TAYLOR BARBARA BROWN


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Am I My Keeper's Brother? Human Origins from a Christian & Scientific Perspective
    Am I My Keeper's Brother? Human Origins from a Christian & Scientific Perspective
    ISBN: 9780473184537
    Title: Am I My Keeper's Brother? Human Origins from a Christian & Scientific Perspective
    Author: PATTEMORE PHILIP



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    How did human life come to be?

    Can a scientific view of human origins ever be reconciled with the Biblical account of human nature?

    When scientific ideas appear to contradict the Bible, how do we react – and how do we evaluate what is true?

    Am I My Keeper’s Brother? takes us on an exciting, thought-provoking tour through history, biology, genetics, the Bible and Christian faith. Join Dr Philip Pattemore, a scientist and lifelong Christian, as he guides us on this adventure through the findings of science and the Bible about what it is to be human. Whether you’re studying biological sciences at high school or university, or you’re a disciple of Jesus keen to find new ways of thinking about the Creationist controversy, you’ll find this book a fascinating, enriching discovery of the world God made.


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    Price: $40.00
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  • Amateur
    Amateur
    ISBN: 9781786634511
    Title: Amateur
    Author: MERRIFIELD ANDY

    A passionate attack against the tyranny of experts.
    Modern life is being destroyed by experts and professionals. We have lost our amateur spirit, and need to re-discover the radical and liberating pleasure of doing things we love.
    In The Amateur, thinker Andy Merrifield shows us how the many spheres of our lives - work, knowledge, cities, politics - have fallen into the hands of box tickers, bean counters and rule followers. In response, he corrals a team of independent thinkers, wayward poets, dabblers and square pegs who challenge the accepted wisdom. Such figures as Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs show us the way. As we will see the amateur takes risks, thinks the unthinkable and seeks independence - and changes the world.
    The Amateur is a passionate manifesto for the liberated life, one that questions authority, and reclaims the non
    team player as a radical hero of our times."

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  • American Fascists: The Christian Right & the War on America
    American Fascists: The Christian Right & the War on America
    ISBN: 9780743284462
    Title: American Fascists: The Christian Right & the War on America
    Author: HEDGES CHRIS

    Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such language no longer sounds like hyperbole but poses, instead, a very real threat to our freedom and our way of life. In "American Fascists," Chris Hedges, veteran journalist and author of the National Book Award finalist "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society. Hedges, who grew up in rural parishes in upstate New York where his father was a Presbyterian pastor, attacks the movement as someone steeped in the Bible and Christian tradition. He points to the hundreds of senators and members of Congress who have earned between 80 and 100 percent approval ratings from the three most influential Christian Right advocacy groups as one of many signs that the movement is burrowing deep inside the American government to subvert it. The movement's call to dismantle the wall between church and state and the intolerance it preaches against all who do not conform to its warped vision of a Christian America are pumped into tens of millions of American homes through Christian television and radio stations, as well as reinforced through the curriculum in Christian schools. The movement's yearning for apocalyptic violence and its assault on dispassionate, intellectual inquiry are laying the foundation for a new, frightening America. "American Fascists," which includes interviews andcoverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on conversion techniques, examines the movement's origins, its driving motivations and its dark ideological underpinnings. Hedges argues that the movement currently resembles the young fascist movements in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and '30s, movements that often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism and were willing to make concessions until they achieved unrivaled power. The Christian Right, like these early fascist movements, does not openly call for dictatorship, nor does it use physical violence to suppress opposition. In short, the movement is not yet revolutionary. But the ideological architecture of a Christian fascism is being cemented in place. The movement has roused its followers to a fever pitch of despair and fury. All it will take, Hedges writes, is one more national crisis on the order of September 11 for the Christian Right to make a concerted drive to destroy American democracy. The movement awaits a crisis. At that moment they will reveal themselves for what they truly are -- the American heirs to fascism. Hedges issues a potent, impassioned warning. We face an imminent threat. His book reminds us of the dangers liberal, democratic societies face when they tolerate the intolerant.

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    Price: $29.00
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