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Xavier's Legacies: Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture

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Author: Kevin M. Doak  |  Isbn: 0774820225  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 233  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Japan has had three Catholic prime ministers, and its current empress was raised and educated in the faith. How did a non-Christian nation come to foster more Catholic leaders than the United States, particularly when Protestantism is said to define Christianity in Japan and...

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10 Answers for Atheists

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Author: Alex McFarland and Eric Metaxas  |  Isbn: 0764215132  |  File size: 5.6MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion With notable nonbelievers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens featured prominently in the media, it is no surprise that many Christians wonder how best to answer the growing number of atheist arguments they encounter every day. 10...

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Beyond the Quran: Early Ismaili ta'wil & the Secrets of the Prophets

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Author: David Hollenberg  |  Isbn: 9781611176780  |  File size: 1.6MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Ismailism, one of the three major branches of Shiism, is best known for ta’wil, an esoteric, allegorizing scriptural exegesis. Beyond the Qur’?n: Early Ismaili ta’wil and the Secrets of the Prophets is the first book-length study of this interpretive...

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555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered!

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Author: Barry L. Davis and Christian Herald  |  Isbn: 1468053051  |  File size: 5.7MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 300  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion One of the great benefits of reading God's Word is the way that it makes us think. If you're like most people, when you read the Bible you are forced to begin to face issues and situations that you never have before. And that is a great thing! But sometimes...

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The Jews of Italy: Antiquity

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Author: Shlomo Simonsohn  |  Isbn: 9789004282353  |  File size: 5.7MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 486  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The history of the Jews in Italy is the longest continuous one of European Jewry and lasted for more than two millennia. It started in the days of the Roman Republic and continued through the Middle Ages to Modern Times. Jewish Italy served as melting pot throughout its...

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Divinely Abused: A Philosophical Perspective on Job & his Kin

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Author: N. Verbin  |  Isbn: 0826435882  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 179  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Verbin engages with the logical features of the experience of divine abuse and the religious difficulties to which it gives rise. Download book...

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Just One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

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Author: Rick Hanson PhD  |  Isbn: 9781608820313  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 232  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion You've heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” It's more than a simple platitude. Research has shown that integrating little daily practices into your life can actually change the way your brain works. This guide offers simple things you can do...

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Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam: Archaeological Perspectives

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Author: Donald Whitcomb  |  Isbn: 9781885923349  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 132  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This volume addresses the topical interest in Islam, studying the process of its spread throughout the medieval world and the process of conversion to this religion and adoption of its cultural life. The evidence is presented in a series of essay reports on archaeological...

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Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion & an Essay on Kindness

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Author: A C Grayling  |  Isbn: 9781840027280  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 64  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In a series of bold, unsparing polemics, A C Grayling exposes the dangerous unreason he sees at the heart of religious faith and highlights the urgent need we have to reject it in all its forms, without compromise. In its place he argues for a set of values based on reason,...

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What God Has Joined Together: The Annulment Crisis in American Catholicism

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Author: Robert H. Vasoli  |  Isbn: 9780195107647  |  File size: 16MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The recent controversy over Joe Kennedy's annulment gave only a glimpse of American Catholicism's open secret: that contrary to official Catholic doctrine, American churches grant annulments wholesale, freely declaring marriages nonexistent so that one or both partners can...

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity

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Author: Lamin Sanneh and Michael McClymond  |  Isbn: 9781405153768  |  File size: 44MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 784  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity presents a collection of essays that explore a range of topics relating to the rise, spread, and influence of Christianity throughout the world.Features contributions from renowned scholars of history and...

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A Hindu Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Arvind Sharma  |  Isbn: 9780312053031  |  File size: 18MB  |  Year: 1990  |  Pages: 180  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This presentation of Hinduism particularly stresses the intermingling of philosophy and religion within the faith. It hopes to broaden the horizons of the conventional philosophy of religion by adding material drawn from Hindu thought to its scope of interest. By thus...

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Der Weg zum wahren Adepten

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Author: Franz Bardon  |  Isbn: 9783921338308  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 394  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Schon in den ältesten Zeiten galten die Magos als die höchsten Eingeweihten, von denen eigentlich auch das Wort Magie stammt. Die sogenannten Zauberer sind keine Eingeweihten, sondern nur Nachäffer der Mysterien, die zumeist teils die Unkenntnis, teils die Leichtgläubigkeit...

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Ancrene Wisse & Vernacular Spirituality in the Middle Ages

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Author: Cate Gunn  |  Isbn: 9780708320341  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Ancrene Wisse and Vernacular Spirituality in the Middle Ages is an introduction to the Ancrene Wisse—an important thirteenth-century guide for recluses who, for religious reasons, withdrew from secularity in order to lead an ascetic and  prayer-oriented life. This volume considers...

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An Introduction to the Hadith

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Author: John Burton  |  Isbn: 9780748604357  |  File size: 9MB  |  Year: 1994  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The Hadith are believed to be the words of the Prophet, memorised by his followers and written down in the first or second centuries AD. This is a clear introduction to the arguments surrounding both the Hadith and the documents themselves. Comparing the views put forward in the...

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Catholicism in Modern Italy: Religion, Society & Politics since 1861

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Author: John Pollard  |  Isbn: 9780415238359  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion John Pollard's book surveys the relationship between Catholicism and the process of change in Italy from Unification to the present day. Central to the book is the complex set of relationships between traditional religion and the forces of change. In a broad sweep, Catholicism...

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Christian Citizens in an Islamic State: The Pakistan Experience

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Author: Theodore Gabriel  |  Isbn: 9780754660248  |  File size: 0.5MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 132  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Christian Citizens in an Islamic State deals with the important question of inter-faith relations in Pakistan, a vital region of the Islamic world which has been the scene of the rise of both Islamic militancy and partnership with the West in counter-terrorism measures....

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Enlightenment & the Creation of German Catholicism

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Author: Michael Printy  |  Isbn: 9780521478397  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This book tells the story of how eighteenth-century German Catholics rethought the Church. Educated German Catholics envisioned a Church that would solidify the link between religion, civilization, and morality. The first account of the German Catholic Enlightenment, this book...

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Hexen Einmaleins für freche Frauen

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Author: Ulrike Ascher  |  Isbn: 9783720521208  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 248  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Moderne Frauen müssen zaubern können - hier lernen sie, wie's geht. Ulrike Ascher verrät all die magischen Tricks und Handgriffe, mit denen sich der Alltag ohne Aufwand bereichern läßt. Ein Hexeneinmaleins der Lebensfreude - garantiert mit Nebenwirkungen. Download book...

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Aegyptiaca Romana: Nilotic Scenes & the Roman Views of Egypt

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Author: Miguel John Versluys  |  Isbn: 9789004124400  |  File size: 159MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 509  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This archaeological study investigates the meaning of the Egyptian and egyptianising artefacts that have been preserved from the Roman world in different ways. Its point of departure is a detailed study on the so-called Nilotic scenes or Nilotic landscapes. The book...

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Belief in Allah: In the Light of the Qur'an & Sunnah

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Author: Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar and Nasiruddin al-Khattab  |  Isbn: 9789960850382  |  File size: 15MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 480  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Although the vast majority of mankind believe in a Creator or Supreme Being, their concepts vary. Islam, in the Qur?an and Sunnah, affirms the existence and Oneness of the Creator and describes Him as having the most perfect attributes, thus...

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Not Written in Stone: Jews, Constitutions, & Constitutionalism in Canada (Religion & Beliefs Series)

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Author: Daniel J. Elazar, Ira Robinson, and Michael Brown  |  Isbn: 9780776605456  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Using long-ignored constitutions of various Jewish organizations, this unique book uncovers the political history of Canadian Jewry since its beginning during the 1700s. Building on the premise that Jews, since time immemorial, have written...

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"Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

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Author: Asma Barlas  |  Isbn: 9780292709041  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be "Islamic," while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and...

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Asian Islam in the 21st Century

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Author: John L. Esposito  |  Isbn: 9780195333039  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Although more than half of the world's Muslims live in Asia, most books on contemporary Islam focus on the Middle East, giving short shift to the dynamic and diverse presence of Asian Islam in regional and global politics. The Muslims of Asia constitute the largest Muslim...

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A quest for true Islam: [Islam in southeast Asia series]

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Author: Rifki Rosyad  |  Isbn: 9781920942328  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 124  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This study presents the contemporary Islamic resurgence movement among young people in Bandung Indonesia, focusing on its emergence, development and routinisation. It traces various factors and conditions that contributed to the emergence of the movement. It also tries to...

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Selling Catholicism: Bishop Sheen & the Power of Television

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Author: Christopher Owen Lynch  |  Isbn: 9780813120676  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 216  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion When the popularity of Milton Berle's television show began to slip, Berle quipped, "At least I'm losing my ratings to God!" He was referring to the popularity of "Life Is Worth Living" and its host, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. The show aired from 1952 to 1957, and Sheen...

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Start & Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit

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Author: Jill Esau and Stanley W. Carlson-Thies  |  Isbn: 9780787976729  |  File size: 1.14MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Start and Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit offers clear guidance on how to fund and manage a faith-based social ministry. If you have been called by God to fulfill a mission through a nonprofit organization, this is the book for you. Written...

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A Muslim Archipelago: Islam & Politics in Southeast Asia

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Author: Max L. Gross and National Intelligence University  |  Isbn: 9781932946192  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 296  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This book is with a contemporary focus.  Author, Dr. Max Gross’s purpose is to use history to explain today’s Islamic insurgencies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines and to offer perspectives for the...

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Arabic Through the Qur'an (Islamic Texts Society)

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Author: Alan Jones  |  Isbn: 9780946621675  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Whether used as a means of self-instruction or as part of higher learning coursework, this language primer is ideally suited for those wishing to learn classical Arabic and for Muslims who wish to learn Arabic exclusively for use in their religious and spiritual practice. Designed...

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Authority in Islam: From the Rise of Muhammad to the Establishment of the Umayyads

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Author: Hamid Dabashi  |  Isbn: 9780887382888  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 1989  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion From the origins of Muhammad's prophetic movement through the development of Islam's principal branches to the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty, the concept of authority has been central to Islamic civilization. By examining the nature, organization, and transformation of...

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