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Muhammad: Forty Introductions

MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT · Soft Skull Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

He is one of the most contested and explosive historical figures in the world. Muhammad: Forty Introductions offers a distinct and nuanced take on the life and teachings of Muhammad the prophet, using a traditional genre of Islamic literature called the forty hadiths collection. Hadiths...
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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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The Butcher's Daughter: A Novel

VICTORIA GLENDINNING · The Overlook Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The atmospheric novel set during the Tudor era of a young woman's struggle to define herself in a world of uncertainty, intrigue, and danger in a period of great upheavalIn 1535, England is hardly a wellspring of gender equality; it is a grim and oppressive age where women -- even the privileged...
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The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning

Jonathan Sacks · Schocken
Pages: 370
Format: Print book

Impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned, The Great Partnership argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other - and that the world needs both. "Atheism deserves better than the new atheists," states...
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On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism

Gershom Scholem · SCHOCKEN-1969
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

In On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover...
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The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today

JACK WERTHEIMER · Princeton University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A leading expert provides an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism todayAmerican Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years,...
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Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

Hyemin · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A #1 internationally bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about learning to love ourselves, with all our imperfections, by the Buddhist author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow DownWhen you care for yourself first, the world begins to find you worthy of care.No one is perfect,...
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The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning

Jonathan Sacks · Schocken; 1 edition
Format: Print book

***National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist***Dorot Foundation Award for Modern Jewish Thought and ExperienceAn impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned book from one of the most admired religious thinkers of our time that argues not only that science and religion...
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Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

Robert Roth · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A simple, practical, and straightforward guide to meditation from Bob Roth, a world authority on Transcendental Meditation who has spent forty-five years helping people access their innate creativity and power with TM, having personally taught students ranging from Fortune 100 CEOs to Oprah...
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The Search for Atlantis: A History of Plato's Ideal State

Steve Kershaw PhD · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A vivid exploration of the legend of Atlantis and its enduring influence on Western culture - from its origins in antiquity to the modern era. The Atlantis story remains one of the most haunting and enigmatictales fromantiquity, and one that still resonates very deeply with themodern imagination....
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The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution

Christopher Hitchens · Random House
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

In 2007, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett filmed a landmark discussion about modern atheism. The video went viral. Now in print for the first time, the transcript of their conversation is illuminated by new essays from three of the original participants...
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Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something "Alive" and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It

J SCOTT TURNER · HarperOne
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A professor, biologist, and physiologist argues that modern Darwinism's materialist and mechanistic biases have led to a scientific dead end, unable to define what life is - and only an openness to the qualities of "purpose and desire" will move the field forward.Scott Turner...
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In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea

Michael Brenner · Princeton University Press
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

A major new history of the century-long debate over what a Jewish state should beMany Zionists who advocated the creation of a Jewish state envisioned a nation like any other. Yet for Israel's founders, the state that emerged against all odds in 1948 was anything but ordinary. Born from...
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The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist's Point of View

Tim Crane · Harvard University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Contemporary debate about religion seems to be going nowhere. Atheists persist with their arguments, many plausible and some unanswerable, but these make no impact on religious believers. Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. The Meaning of Belief offers...
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