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Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday

G Q Bowler · Oxford University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation, preparing to battle anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists insist that the Winter Solstice is the real Christmas, while Communists stage atheist musicals outside of churches on Christmas Eve. Activists vandalize shops that start...
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Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita: Sacred Scriptures of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

Brian Arthur Brown · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Four Testaments brings together four foundational texts from world religions - the Tao Te Ching, Dhammapada, Analects of Confucius, and Bhagavad Gita - inviting readers to experience them in full, to explore possible points of connection and divergence, and to better understand people who practice...
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Inside the Brotherhood

Hazem Kandil · Polity; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the first in-depth study of the relationship between the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and its own members. Drawing on years of participant observation, extensive interviews, previously inaccessible organizational documents, and dozens of memoirs and writings, the book provides an intimate...
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The Space Within: Finding Your Way Back Home

Michael Neill · Hay House Pub
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

There is a space within you where you are already perfect, whole, and complete. It is pure consciousness - the space inside of which all thoughts come and go. When you rest in the feeling of this space, the warmth of it heals your mind and body. When you operate from the infinite creative...
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Embodied Enlightenment: Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

Amoda Maa · Reveal Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

In Embodied Enlightenment, contemporary spiritual teacher Amoda Maa Jeevan dispels the outdated view of a transcendent enlightenment and instead presents a new, feminine expression of awakened consciousness for all - one that is felt and known through what our everyday lives are made of: our emotions,...
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Protection Spells: Clear Negative Energy, Banish Unhealthy Influences, and Embrace Your Power

Arin Murphy-Hiscock · Adams Media
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Banish bad energy, ward off unpleasant people, and defend your stuff, your spirit and your space with this spellbook focused specifically on protection.With over 100 spells for protection and defense, and a glossary of protective symbols, stones, and other objects to keep on hand, this...
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The Closing of the Gates: N'ilah

Lawrence A. Hoffman · Jewish Lights
Pages: 288
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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Killing History: Jesus in the No-Spin Zone

Robert M. Price · Prometheus Books
Format: Book

Killing Jesus the bestselling blockbuster by Bill OReilly claims to be a purely historical account of the events in the life of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion New Testament scholar Robert M Price a member of the Jesus Seminar shows how unfounded this claim is in this critical review...
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Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto

Bryan W Van Norden · Columbia University Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Are American colleges and universities failing their students by refusing to teach the philosophical traditions of China, India, Africa, and other non-Western cultures? This biting and provocative critique of American higher education says yes. Even though we live in an increasingly multicultural...
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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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The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

Alan Watts · New World Library
Pages: 616
Format: Hardcover

Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915-1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings....
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Seven Ways of Looking at Religion: The Major Narratives

BENJAMIN SCHEWEL · Yale University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

An ambitious young scholar's lucid analysis of religion's shifting place in the modern world Western intellectuals have long theorized that religion would undergo a process of marginalization and decline as the forces of modernity advanced. Yet recent events have disrupted this...
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The Story of the Jews Volume 2

Simon Schama · Ecco
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

In the second of three volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history, the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews, Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people from 1492 through the end of nineteenth centurySimon Schama's great project continues and the Jewish...
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