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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. · United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Format: Book

The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story, like other stories at the start of the chapters in the United States Catholic...

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The Cloister Walk

Kathleen Norris · Riverhead Books
Pages: 385
Format: Book

Why would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often more doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism, to a community of celibate men whose days are centered around a rigid schedule of prayer, work, and scripture? This is the question that...

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The Catholic Source Book: A Comprehensive Collection of Information about the Catholic Church

Peter Klein
Format: Book

Completely revised and given a fresh new look, the Catholic Source Book contains the essential teachings and basic texts of Catholic beliefs, prayers, practices and traditions.Better than any almanac and more useful than an encyclopedia or dictionary, this is the one Catholic reference...

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The Teaching of Buddha

· Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
Format: Book

Anyone who has stayed in a hotel in Japan has probably seen a copy of The Teaching of Buddha. First published in 1925, the book was originally edited by Japanese scholars of Buddhism before WWII and distributed widely throughout Japan. The first English edition was published in 1934....

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation

Karma-gliṅ-pa
Format: Book

The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text on the journey through living and dying.

Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered...

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The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-Neng (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

Christmas Humphreys · Shambhala
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and the oldest extant printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teaching is said to be like a diamond that cuts away all dualistic thought,...

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The Bhagavad Gita

Anonymous
Format: Book

The eighteen chapters of The Bhagavad Gita (c. 500 b.c.) , the glory of Sanskrit literature, encompass the whole spiritual struggle of a human soul. Its three central themes - love, light, and life - arise from the symphonic vision of God in all things and of all things in...

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Essential Hinduism

Steven J. Rosen · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 290
Format: Paperback

With its complex nature and many forms and practices, Hinduism is one of the world's most elusive religions for outsiders to understand. In Essential Hinduism, expert Steven Rosen aims to make the facets of this faith clear. Essential Hinduism explores this rich tradition through...

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The Hymns of Zoroaster: A New Translation of the Most Ancient Sacred Texts of Iran

M L West
Format: Book

Zoroaster was one of the greatest and most radical religious reformers in the history of the world. The faith that he founded some 2600 years ago in a remote region of central Asia flourished to become the bedrock of a great empire as well as its official religion. Zoroastrianism is still...

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Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals

George Robinson
Format: Book

What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? 

A landmark...

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This Is My God

Herman Wouk

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty. A miracle of brevity, it guides readers through the world's oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity and wit of Wouk's celebrated novels
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The Essential Zohar: The Source of Kabbalistic Wisdom

Philip S Berg
Format: Book

For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers us greater wisdom. The central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible's narratives, laws, and genealogies and a map of the spiritual landscape. In The Essential...

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The Essential Talmud

Adin Steinsaltz · Basic Books [u.a.]
Pages: 327
Format: Book

The Essential Talmud is a masterful introduction to the beliefs, attitudes, and methods of the sacred text by which the Jewish people have lived and survived through the ages-by the renowned Israeli rabbi, scholar, and teacher. Rabbi Steinsaltz is the first to capture the flavor and spirit...

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The Talmud: A Selection

Norman Solomon
Format: Book

The most important text in Judaism after the Old Testament - available for the first time in Penguin Classics.

One of the most significant religious texts in the world, The Talmud is a compilation of the teachings of major Jewish scholars from...

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The Message of the Qur'an: The full account of the revealed Arabic text accompanied by parallel transliteration

Muhammad Asad · Book Foundation
Pages: 1175
Format: Book

This is the legitimate translation of and commentary on the Qur'an by Muhammad Asad offered by The Book Foundation, copyright holder of Muhammad Asad's work. As a translation it is one of the most respected. As commentary, it is unsurpassed. Muhammad Asad, born Leopold Weiss,...

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The Koran

J M (John Medows) 1808-1900 Rodwell
Format: Book

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright...

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Life of Muhammad

Abdul Hameed Siddiqui
Format: Book

Here is an integrated view of the life, personality and mission of the man who changed the course of history and inaugurated a new era in the life of mankind. This book aims to present a clear, precise and positive statement of the life and message of the Prophet.

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The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Format: Book

A New York Times Bestseller

"Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes." -- Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books

Profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Iranian-born scholar...

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Catholic Prayer Book-Large Print

Jacquelyn Lindsey
Format: Book

Large, bold print makes it easy to read these beloved, traditional Catholic prayers that have offered consolation, comfort, and encouragement for generations. This is a thoughtful gift for a family member, friend, or fellow parishioner who has difficulty seeing. It's the perfect...

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