A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry Into Polytheism

By John Michael Greer

During this booklet John Michael Greer turns his consciousness to the highbrow underpinnings and superstructures of the Pagan and magical activities.

Pagan religions have tended to be extra involved in perform than with thought and in a approach that has no dogma - no legislated doctrine - that's accurately. but as out flow grows and matures, it truly is inevitable that we'll start to imagine in a extra summary means approximately our types and structures. John Michael Greer has supplied a primer at the types of rules and topics that needs to be incorporated in any dialogue of the theology and philosophy of Neo-pagan religions.

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The Shack Revisited: There Is More Going On Here than You Ever Dared to Dream

Thousands have discovered their non secular starvation happy by means of Wm. Paul Young's no 1 New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be significant movie, The Shack--the tale of a guy lifted from the depths of melancholy via his life-altering come upon with God the daddy, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Now C. Baxter Kruger's THE SHACK REVISITED courses readers right into a deeper realizing of those 3 folks to assist readers have a extra profound reference to the middle message of The Shack--that God is love.

An early fan of The Shack and an in depth buddy to its writer, Kruger indicates why the radical has been enthusiastically embraced by means of such a lot of christians all over the world. within the phrases of Wm. Paul younger from the foreword to THE SHACK REVISITED, "Baxter Kruger will stun readers along with his precise go of highbrow brilliance and inventive genius as he is taking them deeper into the sweetness, worship, and chance that's the international of The Shack."

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Confucianism: A Short Introduction

By John Berthrong, Evelyn Berthrong

Opposed to the backdrop of seventeenth-century China, this specified new creation follows a Confucian couple, including their relations, buddies, and employees, via a standard day. the end result deals a desirable perception into the highbrow, scholarly, and functional points of Confucianism.

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Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home

By Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan, the writer of Garden Witchery, is the appropriate consultant to teach us tips to convey the great thing about nature and its magickal energies interior. utilizing universal loved ones and outdoors items-such as herbs, spices, dried vegetation, crops, stones, and candles-she deals a down-to-earth method of growing an enchanted domestic.

From really good spells and charms to kitchen conjuring and colour magick, this hands-on advisor teaches Witches of all degrees the way to develop a home's air of mystery and effort. Readers will how you can use begonias and lilacs for defense, dispel undesirable vibes with salt and lemon, practice tea leaf readings, bless the house with fruit, invite assistance from domestic faeries, practice houseplant magick, and create a loving domestic for the complete relations.

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The Scientology Reformation

Why Scientology has to be reformed. It solutions the main commonly asked questions on Scientology at the present time, together with: 1.What is at the back of the insanity and violence extensively stated on Scientology Inc. excellent chief David Miscavige? 2. Why does Tom Cruise proceed to aid Miscavige regardless of overseas media experiences of his more and more sociopathic behavior? three. What does Tom Cruise comprehend and whilst did he comprehend it? 4.Does Cruise stick to his mentor Miscavige’s penchant for bullying and violence? 5.The complete tale of Miscavige's pimping and pandering for Cruise. 6.Where does all of the cash cross? 7.Can Scientology continue to exist all of the publicity? 8.What is the way forward for Scientology?

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Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

This in-depth dialogue of recent testomony scholarship and the demanding situations of historical past as an entire proposes Bayes’s Theorem, which offers with possibilities less than stipulations of uncertainty, as an answer to the matter of creating trustworthy ancient standards. the writer demonstrates that legitimate old methods—not in simple terms within the examine of Christian origins yet in any ancient study—can be defined by way of, and lowered to, the common sense of Bayes’s Theorem. Conversely, he argues that any procedure that can not be decreased to this theorem is invalid and will be deserted.

Writing with thoroughness and readability, the writer explains Bayes’s Theorem in phrases which are simply comprehensible to specialist historians and laypeople alike, applying not anything greater than famous basic tuition math. He then explores accurately how the theory will be utilized to historical past and addresses a variety of demanding situations to and criticisms of its use in checking out or justifying the conclusions that historians make concerning the very important individuals and occasions of the prior. the normal and tested tools of historians are analyzed utilizing the theory, in addition to all of the significant "historicity standards" hired within the most up-to-date quest to set up the historicity of Jesus. the writer demonstrates not just the deficiencies of those methods but additionally how one can rehabilitate them utilizing Bayes’s Theorem.

Anyone with an curiosity in old equipment, how historic wisdom may be justified, new purposes of Bayes’s Theorem, or the examine of the old Jesus will locate this ebook to be crucial reading.

From the Hardcover edition.

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A Dictionary of Bible Plants

This ebook describes and illustrates each one plant pointed out within the previous and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. The e-book attracts on Lytton John Musselman's large box investigations from Beirut to Borneo and from the Atlas to the Zagros mountains and comprises his unique pictures of every plant. Incorporating new examine on their use, the textual content additionally experiences fresh analytical stories of vegetation utilized in fabrics and know-how in addition to historic grains, beer construction, drugs, tensile fabrics, cleaning soap, and different articles. in line with those fabrics, Musselman offers numerous new plant identifications for arguable biblical passages. furthermore, the publication surveys the historical past of Bible plant literature from the time of the Greeks and Romans to the current and studies and correlates it with Bible plant hermeneutics. to assist readers, wide references for extra research are supplied, besides an index to all verses containing references to those crops, which allows the reader to fast find the plant of curiosity in its textual atmosphere.

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The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism: Volume 1: The Origins of Apocalypticism in Judaism and Christianity

Hailed because the top scholarship in its box, this survey lines apocalypticism's position in Western historical past from its origins to the shut of the 3rd millennium.

Continuum congratulates Joan J. Collins on being the recipient of the 1999 selection impressive educational e-book Award

Praise for the Encyclopedia:
"...clear, wealthy, and provocative...it gathers on hand yet broadly scattered insights and interpretations into one handy work....by advantage of it truly is basic excellence and its breadth, this encyclopedia is definitely going to be essential for apocalyptic study experts, and it'll be super worthy for graduate scholars and complicated undergraduates, in addition to a becoming, if nonetheless small, classification of 'general readers' interested in the subject by means of the process of the millennial year."
-Religious reports evaluate, July 2000

"This just right choice of essays explores religiously encouraged conceptions of the tip of historical past ... Addressing serious facets of Western apocalypticism, the authors establish and outline their issues rigorously, enhance self sufficient interpretations, and provide first-class helping annotated bibliographies. This great encyclopedia represents the simplest present scholarship ... it richly merits huge distribution."
- selection

"An essential source for a person drawn to learning the starting place, improvement, and carrying on with influence of apocalyptic notion and writings in Judaism, Christianity and Islam."
- the US

"This multi-volume set, a masterfully conceived paintings overlaying the enormous ancient literature of apocalypticism, will ... completely satisfaction the intense student ... these really attracted to a complete exposition of apocalypticism will locate treasures during this nice work."
- Library magazine

"Edited by means of quality students ... this paintings is bound to dominate the sector for many years. it's wealthy, realized, attention-grabbing and unsettling."
- Arnold Jacob Wolr, writer of Apocalyptic for the Millennium

"Excellent....an crucial software for the research of historic apocalyptic." -Religious reviews assessment, April 2001

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Is God A Delusion?: A Reply to Religion's Cultured Despisers

By Eric Reitan

Is God a Delusion? addresses the philosophical underpinnings of the new proliferation of well known books attacking non secular ideals.

  • Winner of selection 2009 impressive educational name Award
  • Focuses totally on fees leveled by way of fresh critics that trust in God is irrational and that its nature ferments violence
  • Balances philosophical rigor and scholarly care with a fascinating, obtainable type
  • Offers a right away reaction to the crop of contemporary anti-religion bestsellers at present producing enormous public dialogue

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