The Message and the Book

Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

Author: John Bowker,Atlantic Books, an imprint of Grove Atlantic Ltd.

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300179294

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Grand in its sweep, this survey of the sacred writings of the major religions of the world offers a thoughtful introduction to the ideas and beliefs upon which great faiths are built. Under the expert guidance of John Bowker, a religious scholar and author of international stature, readers explore the key texts of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, Confucian, Daoist, and Shinto traditions. The author discusses some 400 books, among them such well-known sacred texts as the Bible and the Quran, but also spiritual writings by theologians, philosophers, poets, and others. Bowker provides clear and illuminating commentary on each text, describing the content and core tenets of the work and quoting pertinent passages. He also sets the writings in religious and historical contexts, showing how they have influenced—and in many cases continue to influence—artistic, musical, literary, and political traditions. The Message and the Book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the meaning and the deep significance of primary religious texts of civilizations around the globe.

To Heaven Through Hell: A Book About Challenging and Changing Destructive Religious Beliefs

Author: Sue Wilson

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 145662136X

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 5120

Whether we're talking about eternal Heaven and Hell in Western religions or Reincarnation and Karma in religions of the East, Sue Wilson shares overwhelming evidence that what most religions teach about what happens when we die is totally wrong and fosters irrational fear and extreme codependency. She asserts that contrary to these unsubstantiated teachings, death is a positive experience for everyone! Wilson is not an outsider looking in on this subject. She's a former minister's wife and missionary to Africa, a world traveler, and a retired world history and geography teacher. In To Heaven Through Hell, she shares an incredible journey into the invisible realm beyond the physical world through a number of spontaneous paranormal or sixth sense experiences, along with her extensive research from theologians, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, scientists and a host of others in the helping professions... all of which refute religion's erroneous teachings concerning life after death. Among her many sixth sense experiences are a powerful near-death experience in which she cries out to the God she has learned to fear in fundamental Christianity and is assured that God's love is unconditional not only for herself, but for all of us; the appearance of her father's ghost who tells her that when he died he went to God immediately and was fully immersed in love and understanding as we'll all be when we die; and an amazing regression experience which helps her understand that the purpose of reincarnation is opportunity, not karma. Wilson encourages readers to formulate healthy beliefs about God and the universe. She shows how embracing positive beliefs about life after death, especially, removes the fear of dying and enables us to get on with the wonderful business of living. She helps readers tap their own sixth sense and gives a problem-solving model that incorporates all the senses...the five traditional ones, the controversial sixth, and a seventh sense we often overlook in our desperate search for answers...common sense! And though she acknowledges that religious institutions have done much good in the world, she challenges them to admit to the damage they have also done with destructive teachings about life and death, and to replace them with better ones. To acknowledge that all religions are resources, not roadmaps, including their own. And to turn their buildings into lively classrooms where their members can find solutions to the real problems they face as human beings, using good ideas from all disciplines in society and rejecting the rest.

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions

The Quest for Personal, Spiritual and Social Transformation

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441187375

Category: Religion

Page: 243

View: 5466

Introduction to the spiritual pathways of the major world religions, exploring the core beliefs, values and practices of each tradition.

Interreligious Learning and Teaching

A Christian Rationale for a Transformative Praxis

Author: Kristin Johnston Largen,Mary E. Hess

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 1451488777

Category: Religion

Page: 117

View: 1925

This book describes some of the core challenges to interreligious teaching and learning, particularly in a Christian institution. It then makes the case for why this practice is both necessary and felicitous, promoting greater understanding and respect for others and engendering a deeper appreciation of one's own faith tradition. The concluding sections of the book offer both pedagogical and practical suggestions for implementing interreligious study in a variety of contexts.Largen's synopsis of interreligious education and suggested action includes contributions by Mary Hess and Christy Lohr Sapp.

Confucianism as a World Religion

Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Author: Anna Xiao Dong Sun

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691155577

Category: History

Page: 244

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Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over a period of more than a decade, this book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late nineteenth century, when Friedrich Max Müller and James Legge classified Confucianism as a world religion in the new discourse of "world religions" and the emerging discipline of comparative religion. Anna Sun shows how that decisive moment continues to influence the understanding of Confucianism in the contemporary world, not only in the West but also in China, where the politics of Confucianism has become important to the present regime in a time of transition. Contested histories of Confucianism are vital signs of social and political change. Sun also examines the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the social significance of the ritual practice of Confucian temples. While the Chinese government turns to Confucianism to justify its political agenda, Confucian activists have started a movement to turn Confucianism into a religion. Confucianism as a world religion might have begun as a scholarly construction, but are we witnessing its transformation into a social and political reality? With historical analysis, extensive research, and thoughtful reflection, Confucianism as a World Religion will engage all those interested in religion and global politics at the beginning of the Chinese century.

World Religions

Author: John Bowker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439554791

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 8509

Examines each religion--including ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and nature religions--discussing its history, founder, major deity, beliefs, festivals, and celebrations.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787667146

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 455

View: 8237

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6834

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Factfulness

Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist

Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717451

Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 5508

Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren

Was ist Gott?

Author: Etan Boritzer

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737562679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3116

"Was ist Gott" bietet eine seltene, interkonfessionelle Herangehensweise an ein für Kinder schwer verständliches Thema. Es ermutigt Kinder (und Erwachsene), die unterschiedlichen Glaubensrichtungen der Welt gleichermaßen zu respektieren. In einer von religiösem Eifer zerrissenen Welt wird den Kindern geholfen, das Gemeinsame der unterschiedlichen Konfessionen zu begreifen und vielleicht ein tiefes Gespür für Toleranz zu entwickeln.

5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2019

Author: Peggy J. Martin,Beth Bartolini-Salimbeni,Wendy Petersen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260123413

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 8249

A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: •4 full-length practice exams, 2 in the book + 2 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP World History Exam format •Practice questions that reflect both multiple choice and free-response question types, just like the ones you will see on test day•Continuity/ Change-Over-Time charts •Proven strategies specific to each section of the testBONUS Cross-Platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, interactive tests, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, and more! (see inside front and back covers for details) The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2018 edition

Author: Peggy J. Martin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259862739

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

View: 9236

Get ready to ace your AP World History Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wildly popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and the latest exam. You'll get online help, four full-length practice tests (two in the book and two online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scores, and much more. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2018 features: • New: Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in World History • 4 Practice Exams (2 in the book + 2 online) • An interactive, customizable AP Planner app to help you organize your time • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, and more

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2018 Elite Satudent edition

Author: Peggy J. Martin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259862755

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

View: 4284

Get ready to ace your AP World History Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2018 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and latest exam. You'll get online help, four full-length practice tests (two in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the new “5 Minutes to a 5” section, you’ll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only 5 minutes a day, you can dramatically increase your score on exam day! 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2018 Elite Student Edition features: • New: “5 Minutes to a 5”— Concise activities reinforcing the most important AP concepts and presented in a day-to-day study format • Access to the entire Cross Platform Prep Course in World History • 4 Practice Exams (2 in the book + 2 online) • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, social media support, and more

5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2019 Elite Student Edition

Author: Daniel P. Murphy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260128482

Category: Study Aids

Page: 608

View: 5789

A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: •4 full-length practice exams, 2 in the book + 2 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP World History Exam format •Practice questions that reflect both multiple-choice and free-response question types, just like the ones you will see on test day•Proven strategies specific to each section of the test•Continuity/ Change-Over-Time charts BONUS Cross-Platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, interactive tests, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, and more! (see inside front and back covers for details) 5 MINUTES TO A 5 section: 180 Questions and Activities that give you an extra 5 minutes of review for every day of the school year, reinforcing the most vital course material and building the skills and confidence you need to succeed on the AP exam The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3359

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Der Wissenschaftswahn

Warum der Materialismus ausgedient hat

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426416212

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 4795

Lässt sich die Welt rein mechanistisch erklären? Kommt unser Bewusstsein wirklich aus dem Gehirn? Der berühmte Biologe Rupert Sheldrake beweist in seinem provozierenden neuen Werk, dass das materialistische Weltbild nicht mehr haltbar ist. Er zeigt anhand von zehn Dogmen, dass die meisten Forscher an Vorstellungen festhalten, die längst überholt sind. Sheldrake fordert ein neues, grenzüberschreitendes Denken und plädiert für mehr Offenheit und Neugier in den Naturwissenschaften. "Sheldrake ist ein herausragender Wissenschaftler. Er gehört zu jenen echten, visionären Entdeckern, die in früheren Zeiten neue Kontinente fanden." New Scientist

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 5212

Reaching Out to Religious Youth

A Guide to Services, Programs, and Collections

Author: L. Kay Carman,Carol S. Reich

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9780313320415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 9125

Provides a vision, a plan, and scores of practical ideas for building your collection and developing programs and services for religious youth.