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- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
In this landmark book, esteemed Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein addresses this incisive question in a warm, delightful and personal way. With the same down-to-earth charm and wit that have endeared her to her many students and readers, Boorstein shows how one can be both an observant Jew and a passionately committed Buddhist. more...
- World Wisdom 2012; US$ 9.99
This book explores three themes: the timeless messages of traditional Religion; the modern obscuration of this perennial Wisdom; and the spiritual encounter between East and West. Topics include the Australian Aborigines, the Bodhisattva in Buddhism, and key Perennialist figures such as Frithjof Schuon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and Huston Smith. Characterizing... more...
- Cowley Publications 2005; US$ 14.99
In this unique book about the major religious traditions of the world, a practitioner from each tradition?Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam?introduces the basics of his or her faith and participates in a conversation about the challenge more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 32.99
This book examines the lives and ideas of Mohandas K. Gandhi and Osama bin Laden. Can both men be equally 'religious' figures? How can the religious philosophy of nonviolence respond to its nemesis, which takes life easily and casually? Abdul Ghaffar Kahn, a nonviolent representative of Islam, is also discussed. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1996; US$ 20.00
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...