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Misanthropy by Andrew Gibson (.ePUB)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 2.6MB Overview: This book is the first major study of the theme of misanthropy, its history, arguments both for and against it, and its significance for us today. Misanthropy is not strictly a philosophy. It is an inconsistent thought, and so has often been mocked. But from Timon of Athens to Motörhead it has had a very long life, vast historical purchase and is seemingly indomitable and unignorable. Human beings have always nursed a profound distrust of who and what...

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Rethinking the Mind-Body.. by Charis Charalampous (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.8MB Overview: This book explores a neglected feature of intellectual history and literature in the early modern period: the ways in which the body was theorized and represented as an intelligent cognitive agent, with desires, appetites, and understandings independent of the mind. It considers the works of early modern physicians, thinkers, and literary writers who explored the phenomenon of the independent and intelligent body. Charalampous rethinks the origin of dualism that...

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The Battle for Human Nature by Barry Schwartz (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 691 kb Overview: Out of the investigations and speculations of contemporary science, a challenging view of human behavior and society has emerged and gained strength. It is a view that equates “human nature” utterly and unalterably with the pursuit of self-interest. Influenced by this view, people increasingly appeal to natural imperatives, instead of moral ones, to explain and justify their actions and those of others. Genre: Nonfiction, Business, Philosophy,...

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Porn Again Christian by Mark Driscoll (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 201 kb Overview: "Porn-Again Christian" is written directly to Christian men. It is a wake-up call for these men to become real men and take the biblical lead in maintaining purity, in increasing the level of intimacy in their marriage, and in teaching their children the difference between God's truth and the devil's lies. Genre: Non Fiction > Christian >Psychology > Counselling Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Feeding the Flock by Terryl L. Givens (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 671 kb Overview: Feeding the Flock, the second volume of Terryl L. Givens's landmark study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, traces the essential contours of Mormon practice as it developed from Joseph Smith to the present. Despite the stigmatizing fascination with its social innovations (polygamy, communalism), its stark supernaturalism (angels, gold plates, and seer stones), and its most esoteric aspects (a New World Garden of Eden, sacred undergarments), as...

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Tripura Rahasya by Swami Sri Ramananda Saraswathi (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.2MB Overview: Tripura Rahasya, a favourite of Sri Ramana Maharshi from which he often quoted, is an ancient Sanskrit work and one of the greatest classics of Hindu spirituality. It has been compared by the great scholar, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, to Plato's Republic, inasmuch as it outlines the ideal city-state of a characteristically Indian utopia. This is the "City of Resplendent Wisdom" ruled by a philosopher-king, understood in Hindu terminology as...

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The Engaged Spiritual Life by Donald Rothberg (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 973.15 KB Overview: By the time Donald Rothberg was in his early twenties, he knew he had two vocations. He wanted to dedicate himself to justice and social change, and he wanted to commit himself to exploring the depths of human consciousness-to an awakening of our deeper spiritual nature. It has been his life's work, as an activist, organizer, writer, and teacher, to bring these two paths together and to reveal how deeply they require one another. The Engaged Spiritual...

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An Anthropology of Ethics by James D. Faubion (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 1.57 MB Overview: Through an ambitious and critical revision of Michel Foucault's investigation of ethics, James Faubion develops an original program of empirical inquiry into the ethical domain. From an anthropological perspective, Faubion argues that Foucault's specification of the analytical parameters of this domain is the most productive point of departure in conceptualizing its distinctive features. He further argues that Foucault's framework is in need of substantial...

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A Desperate Faith by Jo Kadlecek (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 280 kb Overview: Why did Jesus spend forty days on earth after his death when he could have returned home to the majesty of heaven? And out of all the people on the planet at that time who could have helped him get a major religious movement off the ground, why did he seek out those who had run the other way when he was crucified? In this fascinating book, Jo Kadlecek shows readers how the disciples who saw Jesus after his death were changed from sometimes bumbling scaredy-cats...

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The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: EPUB or MOBI reader 371 KB Overview: A classic best-seller. "Lord, I must speak of Thee" wrote Tozer, "lest by my silence I offend against the generation of Thy children." About the Author A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) began his lifelong pursuit of God at th age of seventeen after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. A self-taught theologian, Tozer was a pastor, writer and editor whose powerful use of words continues to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's...

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Heretics & Believers by Peter Marshall (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 3.13 mb Overview: A sumptuously written people’s history and a major retelling and reinterpretation of the story of the English Reformation Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall’s sweeping new history—the first major overview for general readers in a generation—argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of...

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Metaphysics by Michael J. Loux (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 2.2 Mb Overview: Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third edition of the successful textbook provides a fresh look at key topics in metaphysics and includes two new chapters on time and causation. Wherever possible, Loux links contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy. This new edition also keeps the user-friendly format, the chapter...

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Everything Has Two Handles by Ronald Pies (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 1.9MB Overview: In the course of this compact and insightful work, Dr. Ronald Pies, tells us a little about what happiness is, and a lot about how to achieve it. The first chapter begins with a reminder from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, that "things do not touch the soul." This, explains Pies, "is the keystone in the arch of Stoic philosophy." In a sense, then, the rest of the book is an extended meditation on how we might avoid letting...

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Assimilate or Go Home by D. L. Mayfield (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePub reader, 845kb Overview: From childhood, D.L. Mayfield longed to be a missionary, so she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to work with a group of Somali Bantu refugees in her hometown of Portland, OR. As the days, months, and years went by, her hopeful enthusiasm began to wear off, her faith became challenged, and the real work of learning to love and serve her neighbors grew harder, deeper, and more complex. She writes: “The more I failed to communicate the love of God to...

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The Pyramids & the Pentagon by Nick Redfern (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 5.8MB | Retail Overview: Pyramids and the Pentagonis a detailed study of how and why government agencies have, for decades, taken a clandestine and profound interest in numerous archeological, historical, and religious puzzles. Focusing primarily upon the classified work of the U.S. Government, The Pyramids and the Pentagon invites you to take a wild ride into the fog-shrouded past. Nick Redfern's The Pyramids and the Pentagon clearly and provocatively demonstrates that...

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The Analects by Confucius & Annping Chin (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI Reader, 11,7 MB Overview: The book that the Chinese have returned to repeatedly for reflection, renewal, and validation of their own views, The Analects was compiled by the disciples of Confucius, China’s earliest teacher and moral thinker, from his remarks and his conversations with rulers, political operators, and people he happened to meet. It laid the foundation of the Chinese idea of what is moral and what is politically viable, what is a good government and who has...

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Aesthetic Transcendentalism by Nicholas L. Guardiano (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 10.1MB Overview: Aesthetic Transcendentalism is a philosophy endorsing the qualitative and creative aspects of nature. Theoretically it argues for a metaphysical dimension of nature that is aesthetically real, pluralistic, and prolific. It directs our attention to the rich complexity of immediate experience, the possibility of discovering new aesthetic features about the world, and the transformative potential of art as an organic expression. This book presents the philosophy...

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Sex on Earth as It Is... by Patricia Beattie Jung (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, AZW3 Reader, 1.4MB Overview: Offers a new theology of desire and delight based on the Christian hope for bodily resurrection. This work is part of a growing chorus of theological voices raised in support of erotic desire. Although most theologians have concluded that there will be no experience of sexual desire and delight in the world to come, Patricia Beattie Jung critically examines the historical traditions and biblical rationales for this teaching. She defends an alternative...

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The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2MB | Retail | Updated & Expanded Version Overview: Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does...

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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls by Geza Vermes (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2,5 MB Overview: The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus, the Scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, and the origins of Christianity. This fully revised edition of the classic English translation by Geza Vermes, the world's leading...

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The Art of Being by Erich Fromm (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI Reader, 2,5 MB Overview: Renowned social psychologist Erich Fromm outlines a guide to well-being in the modern age Though laptops, smartphones, and TVs have in many ways made life more convenient, they have also disconnected us from the real world. Days are spent going from screen to machine, machine to screen. In The Art of Being, renowned humanist philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm draws from sources as varied as Sigmund Freud, Buddha, and Karl Marx to find a new,...

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Trust Your Vibes by Sonia Choquette (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.2MB | Retail Overview: In this fascinating and informative book, spiritual teacher and psychic Sonia Choquette reveals the secrets you need to awaken your intuitive voice and...trust your vibes. If you're ready to step into a Divine, more energetically uplifting experience and live an easier, more satisfying way of life, you'll learn how to do so within these pages. In this work, Sonia presents real-life stories of those who learned to tap into their intuition to drastically...

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The Agony of Eros by Byung-Chul Han (.ePUB)(.MOBI)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or PDF Reader, 1.4MB Overview: Byung-Chul Han is one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, a member of the new generation of German thinkers that includes Markus Gabriel and Armen Avanessian. In The Agony of Eros, a bestseller in Germany, Han considers the threat to love and desire in today's society. For Han, love requires the courage to accept self-negation for the sake of discovering the Other. In a world of fetishized individualism and technologically mediated...

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Political Ideas in the Romantic Age by Isaiah Berlin (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader 3.1MB Overview: Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which the great intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the period he made his own. Written for a series of lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1952, and heavily revised and expanded by Berlin afterward, the book argues that the political ideas of 1760-1830 are still largely ours, down to the language and metaphors they are expressed in. Berlin...

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Instant Presence by Enza Vita (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 359KB | Retail Overview: This book is a practical guide to accessing an awakened state, offering a spiritual practice, "Instant Presence", that is based on Enza Vita's own profound encounter with enlightenment. She gets to the heart of what is wrong with so much of our spiritual strivings: if a practice is bound to a goal then that is an obstacle, because in reality there is no goal to be achieved. What we are looking for is here now and has always been. Using a...

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The Grace of Dogs by Andrew Root (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.0MB | Retail Overview: In the bestselling tradition of Inside of a Dog and Marley & Me, a smart, illuminating, and entertaining read on why the dog-human relationship is unique—and possibly even "spiritual." Dr. Andrew Root's search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their beloved Golden Retriever. In the coming weeks, Root found himself wondering: What was this...

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When Faith Catches Fire by Samuel Rodriguez (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.8MB | Retail Overview: God Loves a Heart on Fire What can move your faith from a principle you learn to a passion you experience? According to Samuel Rodriguez and Dr. Robert Crosby, the answer might be found in a surprising place: the Latino church. As the fastest growing minority in America, Latinos are impacting church culture through vibrant worship, fervent prayer, and a commitment to change the world—one soul at a time. As a follower of Jesus, has your soul been truly...

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Rules for Resistance by David Cole et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.4MB | Retail Overview: Some of us have been here before. Many people living today in America and around the world have direct experience with countries where an autocrat has seized control. Others have seen charismatic, populist leaders come to power within democracies and dramatically change the rules of the road for the public, activists, and journalists alike. In Rules for Resistance, writers from Russia, Turkey, India, Hungary, Chile, China, Canada, Italy, and elsewhere...

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Myths & Legends of India, Vol 1 by William Radice (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.5MB Overview: Since time immemorial, India has been an ocean bed over which numerous stories have flowed and enriched the world. Storytellers from Tulsidas to Rohinton Mistry have added their magic to this magnificent repository. Inspired in part by Somadeva’s Kathasaritasagara, William Radice collects these timeless tales of India, and tells them anew through his unique idiom. Like itinerant storytellers, he fills these tales with emotion and wit, bringing them alive...

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Socrates & Other Saints by Darius Karlowicz (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.6MB Overview: Many contemporary writers misunderstand early Christian views on philosophy because they identify the critical stances of the ante-Nicene fathers toward specific pagan philosophical schools with a general negative stance toward reason itself. Dariusz Karłowicz's Socrates and Other Saints demonstrates why this identification is false. The question of the extent of humanity's natural knowledge cannot be reduced to the question of faith's relationship to the...

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