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Lamentations

Gina Hens-Piazza - Michael Glazier Books

Though the five poems of Lamentations undoubtedly refer to the Babylonian siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE, the multiple voices that narrate unspeakable suffering and labor to make sense of the surrounding horror do so at women's expense. In the opening chapters, a prevailing...
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The Closing of the Gates: N'ilah

Lawrence A. Hoffman - Jewish Lights
Format: Hardcover

N'ilah, "the closing of the gates" is, in many ways, the most anticipated worship service in the entire Jewish calendar. Coming at the end of the 24-hour fast that characterizes Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) , it symbolizes the days of old when the gates of the ancient...
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A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is

John McHugo - Georgetown University Press
Format: Hardcover

The 1,400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi'is is currently reflected in the destructive struggle for hegemony between Saudi Arabia and Iran -- with no apparent end in sight. But how did this conflict begin, and why is it now the focus of so much attention?Charting the history...
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Stream This Next: 1,000 TV Shows to Suit Your Mood

Liane Bonin Starr - ?Universe
Format: Hardcover

The explosion of streaming apps and new platforms has produced a deluge of new original programming; this curated guide aims to be the one-stop resource to help figure out what to watch next.The growing volume of new television shows being released paired with the exponential proliferation...
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Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls; Second Edition

Thomas L Leclerc - Paulist Press
Format: Paperback

Now in a second edition, this popular introductory text considers not only each of the prophetic books in the Hebrew Bible, but also treats the stories of prophets found in the Pentateuch and historical books. The biblical texts are approached from several different perspectives. The author...
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Islam: An American Religion

Nadia Marzouki - Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense -- first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and second through the performance of Islam as a faith.Nadia Marzouki investigates how Islam...
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The Return of the God Hypothesis: Compelling Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God

Stephen C. Meyer - HarperOne
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin's Doubt and Intelligent Design scholar presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology. In 2004, Stephen C. Meyer, one of the preeminent scientists studying...
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Notre-Dame: The Soul of France

Agnès Poirier - Oneworld Publications
Format: Hardcover

The profound emotion felt around the world upon seeing images of Notre-Dame in flames opens up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved Why does Notre-Dame so clearly crystallise what our civilisation is about What makes 'Our Lady of Paris' the soul of a nation and a symbol...
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The Cloud of Unknowing

Clifton Wolters - Ixia Press
Format: Paperback

A classic of Christian mysticism, this marvelous guide to the contemplative life originated with the reflections of an unknown 14th-century priest who believed that a "cloud of unknowing" separates people from God. This cloud, the writer maintained, cannot be penetrated by intellect...
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The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Writings

Henry Drummond - Whitaker House
Format: Paperback

A Timeless ClassicOne Sunday evening, D. L. Moody and friends were gathered around a fire. Some guests urged Moody to expound on a portion of Scripture. Being tired after the services of the day, he gruffly told them to ask Henry Drummond, who was also present. After some urging, Drummond...
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