By David Thomas
This paintings covers points of Christian lifestyles in and round Baghdad within the early centuries of 'Abbasid rule. It explores either large subject matters, reminiscent of where of monasteries in Muslim cultural lifestyles, accusations of Islam as crypto-adolatry, and Muslim responses to Christian apologetic arguments.
By Friedhelm Hardy
This research conducts a full of life and leading edge exploration of the normal Indian religions and cultures that experience either involved and wondered the West for hundreds of years. the writer makes use of an excellent number of assets, and listens not just to what the realized thinker or theologian within the classical Sanskrit texts has to assert, but in addition to what people cults convey in tales, myths, and poetry. via concentrating on the 3 common human drives of strength, love and knowledge, Hardy deals a colourful photo of the large range that's Indian faith.
By Bron Taylor
"In this paintings, Bron Taylor examines the evolution of "green religions" in North the United States and past: non secular practices that carry nature as sacred and feature in lots of situations changed conventional religions. Tracing quite a lot of teams - radical environmental activists, lifestyle-focused bioregionalists, surfers, new-agers taken with "ecopsychology," and teams that carry medical narratives as sacred - Taylor addresses a important theoretical query: How can environmentally orientated, spiritually inspired participants and pursuits be understood as spiritual whilst a lot of them reject spiritual and supernatural worldviews?" "The "dark" of the identify additional expands this concept through emphasizing the intensity of believers' ardour and in addition suggesting a possible shadow facet: in addition to uplifting and encouraging, such faith may well misinform, lie to, or often times precipitate violence. This ebook presents an international journey of the golf green non secular phenomenon, allowing readers to judge its around the globe emergence and to evaluate its position in a severely very important non secular revolution."--Jacket. Read more...
By Latika Gupta
This e-book investigates the character of identification formation between economically backward adolescent Muslim ladies in northern India through concentrating on the interstitial areas of the ‘home’ and ‘school’. It examines problems with faith, patriarchy and schooling, to interrogate the connection among pedagogy and faith in South Asia.
Using a multi-disciplinary strategy and a number of learn equipment, the amount makes major contribution to the examine of socialisation and smooth schooling between minorities and different marginalised teams in India. it will likely be of curiosity to students of schooling, tradition and gender experiences, sociology, psychology, Islamic stories, and to policy-makers and non-government companies enthusiastic about schooling.
By John C. Raines, Daniel C. Maguire
What males Owe to girls brings jointly a exclusive workforce of male students to deal with gender justice in global religions. It comprises contributions representing a variety of traditions: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Taoism, Buddhism, and African and local American religions. This publication recognizes the patriarchal overload of those traditions and institutes an artistic seek for the useful, yet missed, assets of the traditions themselves. The participants exhibit how those assets help the commercial and political empowerment of girls and support a rethinking of gender kinfolk when it comes to real mutuality. additionally they proportion details on their lonesome lives and people of the ladies of their households that remove darkness from the dialogue.
By Nathan R. Kollar, Muhammad Shafiq
This e-book gathers students from the 3 significant monotheistic religions to debate the problem of poverty and wealth from the numerous views of every culture. It presents a cadre of values inherent to the sacred texts of Jews, Christians, and Muslims and illustrates how those values can be used to accommodate present monetary inequalities.
Contributors use the methodologies of spiritual experiences to supply descriptions and comparisons of views from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on poverty and wealth. The booklet provides citations from the sacred texts of all 3 religions. The participants speak about the interpretations of those texts and the mandatory contexts, either prior and current, for decoding the stances stumbled on there. Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam identifies and info a starting place of universal values upon which person and institutional judgements can be made.
By James W. Sire
Voted one in every of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the 12 months! For greater than thirty years, The Universe subsequent Door has set the traditional for a transparent, readable advent to worldviews. during this new 5th variation James Sire bargains extra student-friendly gains to his concise, simply understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, jap monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. incorporated during this improved structure are a brand new bankruptcy on Islam and informative sidebars all through. The e-book maintains to construct on Sire's subtle definition of worldviews from the fourth variation and comprises different updates in addition, preserving this commonplace textual content clean and worthwhile. In an international of ever-increasing range, The Universe subsequent Door deals a distinct source for figuring out the diversity of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts. The Universe subsequent Door has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been used as a textual content at over 100 schools and universities in classes starting from apologetics and global religions to background and English literature. Sire's Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept offers an invaluable significant other quantity for these wanting a better dialogue of the character of a worldview.
By William E. Paden
From Gods, to ritual observance to the language of delusion and the excellence among the sacred and the profane, non secular Worlds explores the constructions universal to all religious traditions.
By Paul McManus, Tracey McManus
Wish is right here. within the 7 nice Prayers, authors Paul and Tracey McManus express readers an easy and strong strategy to allure advantages into their lives in the course of the strength of praying the 7 nice Prayers. those life-changing prayers supply energy and concept to assist readers conquer life’s demanding situations, including:• monetary concerns• health and wellbeing matters• courting difficulties• discovering a function in LifePaul and Tracey initially created the 7 nice Prayers in line with their very own monetary and private demanding situations. within the wake of the dot-com bust—they had no jobs, their reductions had evaporated, and so they have been wasting their domestic. One sleepless evening, they prayed an easy prayer that inquisitive about their advantages instead of on all they have been wasting and had misplaced. This prayer of gratitude was once life-changing. Newly encouraged, they created six extra uncomplicated prayers that helped to draw new benefits into their lives. They accrued the prayers right into a strong e-book, The 7 nice Prayers.Eager to proportion their newfound desire, Paul created an easy web content concerning the 7 nice Prayers. quickly over 20 million humans from around the globe visited this site. As be aware unfold, Paul and Tracey got orders from 163 nations for his or her initially self-published ebook. those strong prayers gave wish to humans of all nationalities and faiths, stored them confident via tricky instances, and deepened their love for all times. And hence, the grass roots phenomenon that's the 7 nice Prayers was once born.Now The 7 nice Prayers is the following to do an analogous for readers as they locate thought in its pages this present day.