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The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement

Stephen LeDrew · Oxford University Press
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

The concept of evolution is widely considered to be a foundational building block in atheist thought. Leaders of the New Atheist movement have taken Darwin's work and used it to diminish the authority of religious institutions and belief systems. But they have also embraced it as a metaphor...
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Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

Lauren F. Winner · Harper One
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Lauren F. Winner - a leading writer at the crossroads of culture and spirituality and author of Still and Girl Meets God - joins the ranks of luminaries such as Anne Lamott and Barbara Brown Taylor with this exploration of little known - and, so, little used - biblical metaphors for God,...
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Giants on Record: America's Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files

JIM VIEIRA · Adventures Unlimited Press
Pages: 420
Format: Paperback

Over a 200-year period thousands of newspaper reports, town and county histories, letters, photos, diaries, and scientific journals have documented the existence of an ancient race of giants in North America. Extremely large skeletons ranging from 7 feet up to a staggering 18 feet tall...
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Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

James J. O'Donnell · Ecco Press
Pages: 288
Format: Book

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional" religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine. Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint:...
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Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World

Miroslav Volf · Yale University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

More than almost anything else, globalization and the great world religions are shaping our lives, affecting everything from the public policies of political leaders and the economic decisions of industry bosses and employees, to university curricula, all the way to the inner longings of our hearts....
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Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators

Guy Armstrong · Wisdom Publications
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

If everything is empty, then what ceases in Nirvana and is born in rebirth? How can you live in the world without feeling trapped by it? Guy Armstrong tackles these questions and more in this richly informed, practical guide to emptiness for the meditator.It may seem odd for emptiness to serve...
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The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Geneive Abdo · Oxford University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

The Shi'a-Sunni conflict is one of the most significant outcomes arising from the Arab rebellions. Yet, there is little understanding of who is driving this tension and the underlying causes. By delving deeply into the historical factors leading up to the present-day conflict, The New Sectarianism...
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A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide

Alon Confino · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Why exactly did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible everywhere in Germany on November The perplexing event has not been adequately accounted for by historians in their large-scale assessments of how and why the Holocaust occurred In this gripping new analysis Alon Confino draws on an array...
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The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion

John Barton · Princeton University Press
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

This book brings together some of the world's most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the Hebrew Bible. It covers every major genre of book in the Old Testament together with in-depth discussions of major themes such as human...
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Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

Anne Lamott · Riverhead Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it."Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book,...
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The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life

Jessa Crispin · Touchstone
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

A hip, accessible, and practical guide for artists and creative people looking to tarot for guidance and inspiration in the tradition of The Secret Language of Birthdays and Steal Like an Artist.What if the path to creativity was not as challenging as everyone thinks? What if you could...
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The Koran in English: A Biography

Bruce B Lawrence · Princeton University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing,...
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