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General and Comparative Religion


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The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding
The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding
by Ranya Idliby
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A groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect, The Faith Club weaves the story of three women, their three religions, and their urgent quest to understand one another. When an American Muslim woman befriends two other... (read more)

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God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations
God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations
by Desmond Tutu
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In this essential collection of Desmond Tutus most historicand controversial speeches and writings, we witness hisunique career of provoking the powerful and confronting theworld in order to protect the oppressed, the poor, and othervictims of injustice.... (read more)

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Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West
Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West
by Daniel Ladinsky
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Daniel Ladinsky has published three previous translations of Hafiz's poems, The Gift, The Subject Tonight Is Love, and I Heard God Laughing, as well as a collection of translations of poems by twelve mystics and saints, Love Poems From God. His most... (read more)

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Sourcebook of the Worlds Religions 3RD Edition
Sourcebook of the Worlds Religions 3RD Edition
by Joel Beversluis
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Includes small portraits of all the major religious traditions by scholars in each field, as well as essays on spiritual philosophies such as Wicca, theosophy, and indigenous religions by various adherents. The book is divided into four sections... (read more)

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The Battle For God
The Battle For God
by Karen Armstrong
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"One of the most penetrating, readable, and prescient accounts to date of the rise of the fundamentalist movements in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam." --The New York Times Book Review "EXCELLENT . . . HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND HIGHLY... (read more)

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (Penguin American Library)
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (Penguin American Library)
by William James
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This collection defining documents from one of America's most influential thinkers presents Pragmatism in its entirety, James's seminal set of lectures in which he argues in his witty and limpid style for the "reasonableness of ordinary experience." Also... (read more)

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Conceiving God: The Cognitive Origin and Evolution of Religion
Conceiving God: The Cognitive Origin and Evolution of Religion
by David Lewis-williams
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Tracing abolitionist Charles Volney Dyer's activities from 1835-1865, Campbell sweeps in the many players and steps in the fight against slavery. This work demonstrates that Chicago abolitionists played a significant role in pushing slavery down the road... (read more)

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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
by Sam Harris
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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author... (read more)

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The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann
The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann
by Walter Brueggemann
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In addition to being one of the world's leading interpreters of the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann is a skilled and beloved preacher. This collection of sermons demonstrates Brueggemann's fidelity to biblical texts, which come alive with meaning in... (read more)

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Religion in the Ancient Greek City (92 Edition)
Religion in the Ancient Greek City (92 Edition)
by Louise B. Zaidman
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An English translation of the French work La Religion Grecque considers how religious beliefs and cultic rituals were given expression in ancient Greece. The bibliography has been substantially revised so it can be more easily used by English speaking... (read more)

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Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions
Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions
by Susan Tive and Cami Ostman
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Beyond Belief addresses what happens when women of extreme religions decide to walk away. Editors Susan Tive (a former Orthodox Jew) and Cami Ostman (a de-converted fundamentalist born-again Christian) have compiled a collection of powerful personal... (read more)

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The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young
The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young
by Richard Newton
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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City of Demons: Violence, Ritual, and Christian Power in Late Antiquity
City of Demons: Violence, Ritual, and Christian Power in Late Antiquity
by Dayna S. Kalleres
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andldquo;In City of Demons Dayna Kalleres jolts readers out of their secular modern world to experience the richly enchanted and animated cities of late antiquity. Through case studies of John Chrysostom in Antioch, Cyril in Jerusalem, and Ambrose in... (read more)

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The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India
The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India
by Rodger Kamenetz
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“A book for anyone who feels the narrowness of a wholly secular life ….” New York Times Book... (read more)

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Communicating the Word: Revelation, Translation, and Interpretation in Christianity and Islam: A Record of the Seventh Building Bridges Semina
Communicating the Word: Revelation, Translation, and Interpretation in Christianity and Islam: A Record of the Seventh Building Bridges Semina
by David Marshall
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Communicating the Word is a record of the 2008 Building Bridges seminar, an annual dialogue between leading Christian and Muslim scholars convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Featuring the insights of internationally known Christian and Muslim... (read more)

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The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece
The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece
by Marguerite Rigoglioso
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Greek religion is filled with strange sexual artifacts--stories of mortal women's couplings with gods, rituals like the  basilinna's “marriage” to Dionysus, beliefs in the impregnating power of snakes and deities, and more. In this... (read more)

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St. Paul's Corinth: Texts and Archaeology (Scripture)
St. Paul's Corinth: Texts and Archaeology (Scripture)
by Jerome Murphy-o'connor
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Corinth, one of the most fascinating centers of the early Christian movement, is explored through both literary and archaeological means. In St. Paul's Corinth the evidence of thirty-three Greek and Latin authors is arranged and presented... (read more)

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Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexamined (09 Edition)
Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexamined (09 Edition)
by Paul K. Moser
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If God exists, where can we find adequate evidence for God 's existence? In this book, Paul Moser offers a new perspective on the evidence for God that centers on a morally robust version of theism that is cognitively resilient. The resulting evidence... (read more)

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The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
by Karen Armstrong
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During the Axial Age — 900 to 200 B.C.E. — the world's major religious traditions responded to their surrounding cultural influences and developed the philosophical attitudes they exhibit to this day. In lucid and reasoned prose Karen Armstrong... (read more)

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Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
by Stephen Prothero
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Having called us a nation of "religious illiterates" on the first page, Steven Prothero had me intrigued and ready to read Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Prothero contends that while contemporary America values its position as a... (read more)

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