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Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World

Michael Jordan - Facts on File; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Every culture has its gods involved with such concerns as weather, fertility, and safety. Although this reference represents the most comprehensive listing available of the deities of principal religions, it is not exhaustive. The gods of Haiti, for example, are described as being in excess...
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Buddhish: A Guide to the 20 Most Important Buddhist Ideas for the Curious and Skeptical

C. Pierce Salguero - Beacon Press
Format: Paperback

An engaging, accessible introduction to Buddhism for those who are looking to explore a new spiritual tradition or understand the roots of their mindfulness practice.Are you curious about Buddhism but find yourself met with scholarly texts or high-minded moralizing every time you try to pick...
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What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters

Garry Wills - Penguin Books
Format: Paperback

America's leading religious scholar and public intellectual introduces lay readers to the Qur'an with a measured, powerful reading of the ancient textGarry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur'an Meant, Wills invites readers to join...
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Open Heart

Elie Wiesel - Knopf; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Translated by Marion WieselA profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time.Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions,...
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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders

Denise Spellberg - Vintage; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson...
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Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart

Ram Dass - HarperOne; 1st edition
Format: Print book

Ram Dass’s long-awaited Be Love Now is the transformational teaching of a forty year journey to the heart. The author of the two-million-copy classic Remember, Be Here Now and its influential sequel Still Here, Dass is joined once more by Rameshwar Das—a collaborator from the Love...
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Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

Jane Brox - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the "dazzling epic"* Brilliant, a compelling history of silence as a powerful shaper of the human mind - in prisons, in places of contemplation, and in our own lives Through her evocative intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane...
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