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The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions
The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions
by Philip Novak
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Chapter OneHinduismSome four, thousand years ago pastoral nomads whose ancestors had sprung from the soil of northeastern Europe entered the Indus Valley of ancient India. They called themselves Aryans,   or Noble Ones, and the religion they brought,... (read more)

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The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife
The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander
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The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as... (read more)

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There is Hope: A Celebration of Scripture about the Rapture of the Church
There is Hope: A Celebration of Scripture about the Rapture of the Church
by Elwood Mcquaid
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What's Ahead for the Church?<P>-- Programmed for a sudden departure<P>-- Where death has no domain<P>-- No fear of the Antichrist<P>-- Beyond His "Coming with Clouds"... (read more)

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The Case for God
The Case for God
by Karen Armstrong
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Karen Armstrong writes about religion the way that Michael Pollan writes about food — methodically, insightfully, and with an obvious passion for the subject matter. Covering everything from antiquity's caves deep below the earth to the modern... (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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Sacred America: The Emerging Spirit of the People
Sacred America: The Emerging Spirit of the People
by Roger Housden
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Sacred America, in lucid and poetic prose, is the story of ordinary people who have dared to follow and trust the voices of their own souls in the midst of everyday life in the United States. It is also the story of another America, one not seen on the... (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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In studies of ecclesiastical authority and power in late antiquity, scholars would seem to have covered everything, and yet an important aspect of the urban bishop has long been neglected: his role as demonologist and exorcist. When the emperor... (read more)

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The Kregel Pictorial Guide to the Tabernacle
The Kregel Pictorial Guide to the Tabernacle
by Tim Dowley
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This fully illustrated, full-color pictorial uncovers the significance, services, symbols, and sacrifices of the Tabernacle.... (read more)

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Who's Who in Classical Mythology
Who's Who in Classical Mythology
by Adrian Room
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Who's Who in Classical Mythology is a comprehensive dictionary of classical names that contains more than 1,200 entries detailing the origins of Greek and Roman mythological themes. This excellent compilation is a valuable resource for students studying... (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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While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way... (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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Jesus and Muhammad: The Parallel Sayings
Jesus and Muhammad: The Parallel Sayings
by Joey Green
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-180) and index.... (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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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions (Cambridge Illustrated History)
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions (Cambridge Illustrated History)
by John Westerd Bowker
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive... (read more)

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God in all worlds :an anthology of contemporary spiritual writing
God in all worlds :an anthology of contemporary spiritual writing
by Lucinda Vardey
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From Thomas Merton and Krishnamurti to Albert Einstein and Mother Teresa, this magnificent collection of spiritual writings features works designed to renew the soul and celebrate its journey toward the divine.... (read more)

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Restoring Faith, Great American Preachers Answer Terror with Hope
Restoring Faith, Great American Preachers Answer Terror with Hope
by F Forrester Church
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During the week following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Americans gathered in unprecedented numbers to seek comfort and guidance from their religious leaders. Regardless of creed, the same questions echoed from the pews. Where can we find... (read more)

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The Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexamined
The Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexamined
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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Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam
Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam
by Fouad Elias Accad
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Designed to be watched together as a couple or during small-group meetings, this eight-session DVD and leader’s guide will show you practical, biblical ways to keep your marriage safe from busyness and stay emotionally connected. With energy and... (read more)

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Rebeccas Children P
Rebeccas Children P
by Alan F Segal
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Renowned scholar Alan Segal offers startlingly new insights into the origins of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. These twin descendants of Hebrew heritage shared the same social, cultural, and ideological context, as well as the same minority status... (read more)

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