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- Penguin Group US 1996; US$ 15.99
In this enlightening and entertaining work, Charles Panati explores the origins of hundreds of religious rituals, customs, and practices in many faiths, the reasons for religious holidays and sacred symbols, and the meanings of vestments, sacraments, devotions, and prayers. Its many revelations include: * Why the Star of David became the... more...
- Abingdon Press 2012; US$ 17.99
Most Jews, Muslims, and Christians are devoted and faithful. Still, on any given day, it?s difficult to avoid the vigorous and heated disputes between them, whether over the ?Ground Zero? mosque, lobbying state legislatures against Sharia law, sharing worship space, dissecting the fallout of the Arab Spring, protecting civil rights, or challenging... more...
- Algora Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95
This unsettling book reviews specific instances of 'holy war' as proposed in the holy books of the major faith traditions, and illustrates how bellicose, war-like language is used to explain the spiritual quest. The author proposes that this intermingling of war and spirituality prepares the population for the coming of war. War as spiritual... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today ? its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism ? and the focus on these two continents gives critical attention... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 54.99
Conflict between Sikhs and Muslims is often remarked upon but rarely investigated rigorously. Such conflict is typically described as being due to angry youth or ethnic hatred and religious passions. This book interrogates such explanations, by focusing upon the relationship between diaspora and the articulation of a postcolonial Sikh identity.... more...
- New World Library 2010; US$ 16.95
After experiencing her own crisis of faith, Sage Bennet developed an eclectic spiritual life, borrowing rituals from many religions and traditions. In Wisdom Walk, she beautifully outlines nine of these teachings, making them accessible without diminishing them, while exploring the essential beliefs of each tradition. more...
- North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 16.95
Adapted from a series of lectures on the historical basis and current resurgence of the sacred feminine, given by Andrew Harvey at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Spring 1994, The Return of the Mother is a profound journey into the heart of the Divine Mother. In this comprehensive and groundbreaking work, mystical scholar Andrew... more...