Category: Comparative Religion

  • Download E-books The Nature of Shamanism: Substance and Function of a Religious Metaphor PDF

    By Michael Ripinsky-Naxon

    Ripinsky-Naxon explores the center and essence of shamanism by way of taking a look at its ritual, mythology, symbolism, and the dynamics of its cultural strategy. In facing the fundamental parts of shamanism, the writer discusses the shamanistic event and enlightenment, the internal own predicament, and the various facets entailed within the position of the shaman.
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  • Download E-books The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies PDF

    By Elias Muhanna

    During the last few a long time, humanistic inquiry has been problematized and invigorated through the emergence of electronic instruments and methodologies. This number of essays explores the cutting-edge in electronic scholarship referring to Islamic & center jap reports, addressing parts similar to digitization, visualization, textual content mining, databases, mapping, and e-publication.
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  • Download E-books Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography PDF

    By Huston Smith

    “In this pleasant autobiography, Smith tells us how he turned the dean of global faith specialists. alongside the way in which we meet the folks who formed him and shared his journey—a Who’s Who of twentieth century non secular the United States: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Merton and Pete Seeger.... A useful grasp classification on religion and life.”
    San Francisco Chronicle publication Review

    As Stephen Hawking is to technology; as Peter Drucker is to economics; and as Joseph Campbell is to mythology; so Huston Smith is to faith. Tales of Wonder is the non-public tale of the writer of the vintage The World’s Religions, the guy who taught a country in regards to the nice faiths of the realm, and his attention-grabbing encounters with the folk who assisted in shaping the 20 th century.

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  • Download E-books When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs (Plus) PDF

    By Charles Kimball

    In this completely revised and up-to-date version, top faith and center East professional Charles Kimball exhibits how all spiritual traditions are liable to those uncomplicated corruptions and why in basic terms genuine religion can hinder such evil.

    The 5 indications of Corruption in Religion

    1. Absolute fact Claims
    2. Blind Obedience
    3. constructing the "Ideal" Time
    4. the top Justifies Any Means
    5. stating Holy War

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  • Download E-books Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith PDF

    By Peter E. Gillquist

    This revised version encompasses a new epilogue, "Coming up on Twenty-Five Years" because the access of the Evangelical Orthodox into the Holy Orthodox Church. this can be the tale of a handful of brave males and their congregations who risked sturdy occupations, safeguard and the approval of life-long pals to be obedient to God's call.It can also be the tale of each believer who's trying to find the Church. the place Christ is Lord. the place holiness, human accountability, and the sovereignty of God are preached. the place fellowship is greater than a covered-dish supper within the church basement. And the place fads and models take a backseat to apostolic worship and doctrine.This is a e-book, for Orthodox Christians, searching for how one can carry new existence to their very own church buildings. it is also a ebook for these thoroughly dissatisfied--those on their lonesome seek. And it is a booklet for Orthodox Christians, searching for renewal.
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  • Download E-books Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (SUNY Series in Religious Studies) PDF

    2012 AJN (American magazine of Nursing) publication of the yr Award within the Hospice and Palliative Care category

    Explores how spiritual understandings of demise are skilled in hospice care.

    In the Nineteen Sixties, English health professional and devoted Christian Cicely Saunders brought a brand new manner of treating the terminally unwell that she referred to as “hospice care.” Emphasizing a holistic and compassionate process, her version resulted in the speedy development of a global hospice circulation. features of the early hospice version that under pressure recognition to the spiritual dimensions of dying and demise, whereas nonetheless famous and practiced, have constructed open air the purview of educational inquiry and consideration.  in the meantime, international migration and multicultural diversification within the West have dramatically altered the profile of latest hospice care. in line with those advancements, this quantity is the 1st to severely discover how non secular understandings of dying are manifested and skilled in palliative care settings.

    Contributors speak about how a “good dying” is conceived in the significant spiritual traditions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, chinese language faith, and Aboriginal spirituality. various real-world examples are offered in case reports of a Buddhist hospice heart in Thailand, Ugandan methods to death with HIV/AIDS, Punjabi extended-family hospice care, and pediatric palliative care. The paintings sheds new mild at the importance of spiritual trust and perform at the tip of existence, on the many types non secular realizing can take, and on the non secular ache that so frequently accompanies the actual discomfort of the death person.

    “As the palliative care circulate has grown, it has come involved with all the world’s significant religions, which makes this a welcome book.” — International organization for Hospice & Palliative Care News
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  • Download E-books The Timeless Relevance of Traditional Wisdom (Perennial Philosophy) PDF

    Greater than ever, there's an pressing have to rediscover undying and aim rules with the intention to confront the problems of our occasions. during this selection of thirty impressive essays, Lakhani summons us to rediscover the sacred worldview of culture, ruled via fact, advantage, and wonder, as he addresses the most urgent matters this day, together with fundamentalism, gender and sexuality, non secular variety and pluralism, religion and technology, and the matter of evil.
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  • Download E-books Religion and Normativity, Volume I: The Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity PDF

    The volumes of faith and Normativity provides the most recent study in 3 crucial fields. quantity I discusses the development of normative texts in early Christianity and Judaism, together with canon formation, the query of authoritative interpretation of canon, and the re-writing of normative texts in new occasions. between different issues, the authors hire literary theories and reminiscence building.
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  • Download E-books New Directions for Catholic Social and Political Research: Humanity vs. Hyper-Modernity PDF

    This publication bargains students who flooring their examine in compassion and pacifism a brand new framework for the socio-political research of present worldwide occasions. through tackling a extensive diversity of serious issues in a number of disciplines, the essays compose a severe narrative of the ways that energy and violence form society, tradition, and trust. as well as the modern dynamics of overseas economics, political homicide, and the rhetorical antagonism among Christianity and Islam, the e-book addresses cultural strife within the West, the societal results of neoconservative hegemony within the usa and the realm, and the general query of non secular credence in reference to political motion. All such subject matters are mentioned with a view towards delivering options and rules which are knowledgeable via a entire wish to withstand violence and struggle, at the one hand, and to foment solidarity and concord on the group point, at the other. 

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