Download E-books Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions PDF

By Cami Ostman, Susan Tive

Beyond Belief addresses what occurs whilst ladies of utmost religions choose to stroll away. Editors Susan Tive (a former Orthodox Jew) and Cami Ostman (a de-converted fundamentalist born-again Christian) have compiled a suite of strong own tales written via girls of various a long time, races, and non secular backgrounds who proportion one commonality: they’ve all skilled and rejected severe religions.

Covering quite a lot of non secular communities—including Evangelical, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Calvinist, Moonie, and Jehovah’s Witness—and containing contributions from authors like Julia Scheeres (Jesus Land), the tales in Beyond Belief display how those girls turned concerned, what their lives have been like, and why they got here to the choice to ultimately abandon their faiths. The authors shed a brilliant gentle at the inflexible expectancies and misogyny so frequently equipped into spiritual orthodoxy, but additionally they clarify the lure—why such a lot of ladies are interested in those life, what they locate that’s appealing approximately residing a non secular lifestyles, and why leaving might be not just very tricky but additionally bittersweet.

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Download E-books The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth PDF

By Barbara Mor

This vintage exploration of the Goddess via time and during the global attracts on non secular, cultural, and archaeological assets to recreate the Goddess faith that's humanity’s history. Now, with a brand new creation and full-color paintings, this passionate and critical textual content indicates much more sincerely that the faith of the Goddess--which is tied to the cycles of women’s our bodies, the seasons, the levels of the moon, and the fertility of the earth--was the unique faith of all humanity.

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Download E-books One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are PDF

By Ann Voskamp

Similar to you, Ann Voskamp hungers to dwell her one lifestyles good. fail to remember the bucket lists that experience us escaping our daily lives for unique studies. 'How,' Ann questioned, 'do we discover pleasure in the course of closing dates, debt, drama, and day-by-day tasks? What does the Christ-life quite appear like while your days are gritty, long--and occasionally even darkish? How is God even here?' in a single Thousand presents, Ann invitations you to include daily benefits and embark at the transformative religious self-discipline of chronicling God's presents. it is just during this expressing of gratitude for the existence we have already got, we find the lifestyles now we have continually wanted...a lifestyles we will be able to take, provide thank you for, and holiday for others. We come to suppose and recognize the most unlikely correct down in our bones: we're wildly loved--by God. allow Ann's appealing, heart-aching tales of the typical offer you a fashion of on account that opens your eyes to dull outstanding grace, a manner of being current to God that makes you deeply chuffed, and a manner of dwelling that's ultimately totally alive. Come stay the easiest dare of all!

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Download E-books Taking the Path of Zen PDF

By Robert Aitken

There is an excellent artwork to providing complicated principles with simplicity and perception, in a fashion that either courses and evokes. In Taking the trail of Zen Robert Aitken provides the perform, way of life, intent, and beliefs of Zen Buddhism with striking readability.

The origin of Zen is the perform of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that every little thing flows from the guts. He discusses right respiring, posture, regimen, teacher-student kin, and koan research, in addition to universal difficulties and milestones encountered within the strategy. through the publication the writer returns to zazen, providing extra recommendation and extra complex thoughts. The orientation extends to varied non secular attitudes and contains precise discussions of the 3 Treasures and the 10 Precepts of Zen Buddhism.
Taking the trail of Zen will serve as orientation and advisor for a person who's attracted to the methods of Zen, from the easily curious to the intense Zen student.

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Download E-books Dao De Jing: A Philosophical Translation PDF

By Roger T. Ames

Composed greater than 2,000 years in the past in the course of a turbulent interval of chinese language heritage, the Dao de jing set forth another imaginative and prescient of truth in a global torn aside by way of violence and betrayal. Daoism, as this refined yet enduring philosophy got here to be recognized, deals a complete view of expertise grounded in an entire figuring out of the wonders hidden within the usual. Now during this luminous new translation, in accordance with the lately came upon old bamboo scrolls, China students Roger T. Ames and David L. corridor carry the undying knowledge of the Dao de jing into our modern world.

Though attributed to Laozi, “the previous Master,” the Dao de jing is, in reality, of unknown authorship and will good have originated in an oral culture 400 years ahead of the time of Christ. Eschewing philosophical dogma, the Dao de jing set forth a sequence of maxims that defined a brand new viewpoint on truth and invited readers to embark on a routine of self-cultivation. within the Daoist global view, every one specific point in our event sends out an unending sequence of ripples in the course of the cosmos. The unspoken objective of the Dao de jing is self-transformation–the attainment of non-public excellence that flows from the realm and again into it. Responding to the lessons of Confucius, the Dao de jing revitalizes ethical habit by way of recommending a spontaneity made attainable via the cultivated “habits” of the individual.

In this dependent quantity, Ames and corridor function the unique chinese language texts of the Dao de jing and translate them into crisp, chiseled English that reads like poetry. all of the eighty-one short chapters is by means of transparent, thought-provoking observation exploring the layers of that means within the textual content. The book’s wide advent is a version of obtainable scholarship within which Ames and corridor give some thought to the beginning of the textual content, position the emergence of Daoist philosophy in its old and political context, and description its significant tenets.

The Dao de jing is a piece of undying knowledge and wonder, as very important this present day because it used to be in historical China. This new edition will stand as either a compelling creation to the complexities of Daoist notion and because the vintage glossy English translation.

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Download E-books The Atheist's Guide to Christmas PDF

So, what do you get an atheist for Christmas? This selection of clever, humorous essays, of course—short works through forty two resolutely secular-minded geniuses approximately how one can continue to exist (and even get pleasure from) the vacation season…without feeling the Christmas Spirit movement you. Editors Robin Harvie and Stephanie Meyers have collected writers, celebrities, comedians, and scientists to convey essays starting from the hilarious to the reflective to the charmingly absurd in The Atheist’s consultant to Christmas, an ideal reward for the Pastafarian who has every little thing, the Scrooge who wishes not anything, and an individual else attracted to the various meanings that Christmas can carry.

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Download E-books God, Science, and Humility: Ten Scientists Consider Humility Theology PDF

Editor Robert Herrmann has accrued the reviews of ten scientists, all leaders of their fields, who've thought of the relevance in their technology to theology. The individuals convey numerous spiritual stories to the honour of humility theology, a humble method of our truth-seeking approximately God.

As a physicist, Russell Stannard presents an summary of humility theology within which fact is approached in an experimental, hypothetical mode, as is finished within the sciences. Physicist and theologian Robert Russell makes a speciality of the interplay among cosmology and theology. Charles Harper writes of the chance for a massive flowering of planetary technological know-how via a joint partnership among technological know-how and religion.

Owen Gingerich, historian of technological know-how, seems to be on the different facet of humility theology—the risk that we will truly arrive at unreasonable expectancies— in regards to the lifestyles and nature of extraterrestrial intelligence. Francisco Ayala starts with the dazzling distinction among the very short interval of human evolution and its notable and totally designated end-product, homo sapiens. Psychologist David Myers issues out that instinct could be a robust school, yet there are lots of barriers to this “inner knowing.”

Chemist Giuseppe Del Re writes an attractive view of the historical past of the advance of chemistry as a self-discipline. Herbert Benson and Patricia Myers study the elements of mind-body medication that relate to the rubric of self-care, together with leisure approaches, meals, workout, pressure administration, and religion. David and Susan Larson introduce the reader to a brand new box of clinical technological know-how that specializes in the influence of religious values on sufferers' well-being. Fraser Watts appears at man made intelligence research.

The dialogue integrated during this e-book will considerably reduction students and normal readers within the look for larger figuring out of the connection among technology and religion.

Contributors contain Russell Stannard, Robert John Russell, Charles L. Harper Jr., Owen Gingerich, Francisco J. Ayala, David G. Myers, Giuseppe Del Re, Herbert Benson, Patricia Myers, David B. Larson, Susan S. Larson, and Fraser Watts.

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Download E-books Without Roots: Europe, Relativism, Christianity, Islam PDF

By Marcello Pera, Pope Benedict XVI

Bringing jointly their exact vantage issues as leaders of Church and nation, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera problem us to visualize what might be the way forward for a civilization that has deserted its ethical and cultural heritage. They name at the West to include a non secular instead of political renewal—and to simply accept the ethical values that on my own might help us to make experience of alterations in know-how, economics, and society.

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Download E-books Hayatul Qulub - Vol 3 : Succession to Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) PDF

By Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi - XKP

The 3rd quantity offers with the subject of Imamate. The appointment of the Imam (a.s.). The inerrancy of the Imams and the duty of the folks to obey them. After this the writer has accumulated the entire verses of the Holy Quran whose Exegesis (Tafsir) issues in the direction of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). He has supported his statements with traditions. This quantity should be acknowledged to be a different Tafsir of the Holy Quran.

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