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The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao

Ian Johnson · Pantheon
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a revelatory portrait of religion in China today - its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in which it is influencing China's future. The Souls of China tells the story of one of the world's great...
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Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past

Paul G Bahn · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux...
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An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

DALAI LAMA · William Morrow
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

In this brief, urgent "appeal to the world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses our time of division, calling on us to draw upon the innate goodness of our shared humanity to overcome the rancor, mistrust, and divisiveness that threaten world peace and sustainability.  "I...
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A History of Judaism

MARTIN GOODMAN · Princeton University Press
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millenniaJudaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism...
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Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippett · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"I'm a person who listens for a living. I listen for wisdom, and beauty, and for voices not shouting to be heard. This book chronicles some of what I've learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations." Peabody Award-winning...
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On Living

Kerry Egan · Riverhead Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A hospice chaplain passes on wisdom on giving meaning to life, from those taking leave of it. As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead, she discovered...
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Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Anne Lamott · Riverhead Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes a new book about the place hope holds in our lives."I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne...
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Religious Freedom in America: A Reference Handbook

Michael C LeMay · ABC-CLIO
Pages: 350
Format: Hardcover

This book provides the answers to controversial questions about religious liberties in the United States and connected issues through balanced, thorough, and nonjudgmental coverage of the issues in a reference format.* Ideally suited for students and general readers who want to learn more...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

Owen Davies · Oxford University Press
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials,...
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The Penguin Book of Hell

Scott G. Bruce · Penguin Classics
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Three thousand years of visions of Hell, from the ancient Near East to modern AmericaFrom the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll...
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The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times

Jonathan Cahn · Frontline
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

This May Be the Most Explosive and Amazing Thing You've Ever ReadIs it possible that an ancient blueprint holds the secret behind the events of our times?Could this blueprint lie behind the rise and fall of leaders and governments?Could events that took place nearly three thousand years...
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You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late

Joyce Meyer · FaithWords
Pages: 195
Format: Hardcover

It's never too late for a new beginning. Look closely and you'll see that theme all through the Bible. Page after page, God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. A childless woman conceives in her old age; a fearful, self-conscious shepherd becomes a leader of millions;...
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Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity

Elizabeth M Edman · Beacon Press
Pages: 181
Format: Print book

LGBTQ people are a gift to the Church and have the potential to revitalize Christianity.As an openly lesbian Episcopal priest and professional advocate for LGBTQ justice, the Reverend Elizabeth Edman has spent her career grappling with the core tenets of her faith. After deep reflection...
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The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation

Adele Berlin · Oxford University Press
Pages: 2181
Format: Book

The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible, representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available...
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God: A Human History

REZA ASLAN · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity's quest to make sense of the divine, and sounds a call to embrace a deeper, more expansive understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling...
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