Evolution And Religion

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Religion In Republican Rome: Rationalization And Ritual …

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A Companion to Philosophy of Religion by Philip L. Quinn+

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion By Philip L. Quinn, Charles Taliaferro
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Overview: In over 78 newly-commissioned essays, this outstanding volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Written by many of today’s leading figures, the volume surveys philosophical issues in the religions of the world, philosophical thought about religion in Western history, and important currents in twentieth-century philosophy of religion.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Routledge Sourcebook Of Religion And The …

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Major Works on Religion and Politics by Reinhold Niebuhr+

Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works on Religion and Politics by Reinhold Niebuhr, Elisabeth Sifton (Editor)
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Overview: A definitive collection of the theologian and public intellectual who was the conscience of the American Century. "One of my favorite philosophers," remarked Barack Obama about the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) in 2007. President Obama is but one of the many American political leaders-including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.-to be influenced by Niebuhr’s writings.

Throughout the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, Niebuhr was one of the most prominent public voices of his time, probing with singular style the question of how to act morally in a fallen world. This Library of America volume, prepared by Niebuhr’s daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects four indispensable books: Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic (1929), Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932), The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of American History (1952), along with a selection of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, including his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on current events-Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War-many of which are collected here for the first time.
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Kants Religion Within The Boundaries Of Mere …

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The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
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Overview: Published first in 1536, the Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin’s magnum opus. Extremely important for the Protestant Reformation, the Institutes has remained important for Protestant theology for almost five centuries. Written to "aid those who desire to be instructed in the doctrine of salvation," the Institutes, which follows the ordering of the Apostle’s Creed, has four parts. The first part examines God the Father; the second part, the Son; the third part, the Holy Spirit; and the fourth part, the Church. Through these four parts, it explores both "knowledge of God" and "knowledge of ourselves" with profound theological insight, challenging and informing all the while.
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Religion and Public Life by Patricia O’Connell Killen

Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone by Patricia O’Connell Killen, Mark Silk
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Overview: When asked their religious identification, more people answer ‘none’ in the Pacific Northwest than in any other region of the United States. But this does not mean that the region’s religious institutions are without power or that Northwesterners who do attend no place of worship are without spiritual commitments. With no dominant denomination, Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, Catholics, Jews, adherents of Pacific Rim religious traditions, indigenous groups, spiritual environmentalists, and secularists must vie or sometimes must cooperate with each other to address the regions’ pressing economic, environmental, and social issues. One cannot understand this complex region without understanding the fluid religious commitments of its inhabitants. And one cannot understand religion in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska without Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Religion and Government by Karen Judson

Religion and Government: Should They Mix? (Controversy!) by Karen Judson
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Overview: Examines the different roles played by church and state in considerations of religion throughout the history of the United States, beginning with concerns of the original colonists through the current debate about religion in schools.
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Archaeology & Religion in Canaan & Israel by Beth Alpert Nakhai

Archaeology and Religion in Canaan and Israel by Beth Alpert Nakhai
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Overview: This book seeks to demonstrate that archaeological data can provide a strong and independent witness to the religious practices of the ancient inhabitants of Syria-Palestine and help to identify the integral part that religion played in the social and political worlds of the Israelites and Canaanites. By applying current anthropological and sociological theory to ancient materials excavated since the early 20th century, the author offers a new way of looking at the archaeological data.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Religion of the Samurai by Kaiten Nukariya +

The Religion of the Samurai: A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan by Kaiten Nukariya
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Overview: Zen was uniquely suited to the Samurai of Japan. The high moral principles of Buddhism, when adopted and adapted by the Japanese warriors who became the Samurai, created an austere philosophy of singular beauty and depth. Its characteristic requirements of strict control over body and mind was exemplified by ancient warrior monks whose serene countenance, even in the face of certain death, made them much admired even by their foes. Zen may be the most misunderstood of the world’s moral philosopies. While it is often classified as a religion, it is frequently considered by its adherents to be a utilitarian philosophy, a collection of rational moral precepts or, even more simply, as a state of being. The aim of the practice of Zen is to become Enlightened and achieve the beatitude of Nirvana.
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Athenian Religion: A History by Robert Parker

Athenian Religion: A History by Robert Parker
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Overview: Inadequately documented, ancient Greek religion can all too easily be reduced to the dry analysis of archaeological remains and so-called ritual objects’. This authoritative new work attempts to bridge the gap that usually divides Greek religion from Greek history, setting it firmly in the thick of contemporary events and politics. How did people actually worship the gods? Was Socrates’s trial a crisis for religion or the state, or both? These are among the key issues addressed in what promises to be the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.
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A Companion To Greek Religion

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Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Seraphim Rose

Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Seraphim Rose
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Overview: What is the ancient Christian understanding of today’s UFO sightings? What is behind the Charismatic Movement? What phenomena are assaulting Christianity in our modern world? How can Christians avoid being caught up in the Apostasy?
ORTHODOXY AND THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE examines in eight chapters these and similar questions facing Christians in the contemporary world. The religious phenomena of today are symptoms of a "new religious consciousness" that is preparing the world religion of the future. Phenomena such as Yoga, Zen, Tantra, Transcendental Meditation, Maharaj-ji, Hare Krishna, UFOs, the Charismatic Movement and Jonestown are presented in contrast to the Orthodox Patristic standard of spiritual life, without the understanding of which, in the coming time of antichrist, it will scarcely be possible for Christians to be saved.
This work is a concise and unequivocal Orthodox statement on contemporary trends; its urgent message rings loud and clear. Viewed from a foundation based in Patristic teachings, the spiritual movements of the day are clearly various spiritual deceptions that have existed since the beginning of the Church, rather than the achievements of a new religious consciousness. Addressing soberly and directly the trends of pseudo-spirituality which loom enticingly today, ORTHODOXY AND THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE provides a beacon of discernment in these times of widespread spiritual deception. The book examines a broad spectrum of issues facing modern Christians–each from the perspective of the early Church Fathers. As the "New Age" is becoming a household concept and is moving into wider acceptance by mainstream society, the "new religious consciousness" can be seen progressing precisely along the lines described by the late Fr. Seraphim
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