The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to World Religions
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The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to World Religions

More than at any other time in history, readers are educating themselves on the world's major religions and what each believes. Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam often seem at odds with each other, and as readers struggle to understand, "The Complete Idiot's Guide[registered] to World Religions, Third Edition", provides expanded and updated coverage to answer their questions. Expert comparative religion authors Tor...

How to Get More Out of Being Jewish Even If:: A. You Are Not Sure You Believe in God, B. You Think Going to Synagogue Is a Wast
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How to Get More Out of Being Jewish Even If

Tackling some of the most pertinent questions Jews ask themselves every day, this book examines the relevance of the Jewish religion and its traditions in the modern world. Culled from interviews with Jews from varying backgrounds, it addresses the major issues that affect all Jews, regardless of age, sex, or level of practice. From answering the question "What is Judaism anyway?" and addressing the relationships between Jews and the...

The Gospel of God's Love: Old Testament Sermons
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The Gospel of God's Love: Old Testament Sermons

The idea of a God of unconditional love is critical to understanding how to live in global community. Through the prophets' stories, The Gospel of God's Love describes a profound sense of connection between God and the human soul and the nature of the Divine as one that fosters peace and forbearance above all else. Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in knowing how to live in peace rather than fear.

The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times
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The Hidden Gifts of Helping

In his latest book, The Hidden Gifts of Helping, Stephen G. Post tells of the difficult time he and his family had in relocating from a beloved city to a new place after his job, as he writes, "more or less disappeared out from under me." In this time of frequent dislocation and economic hardship, many families find themselves in the same boat, and even those of us who move voluntarily and with eager anticipation can have a tough tim...

Between Philosophy and Religion, Vol. II: Spinoza, the Bible, and Modernity
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Between Philosophy and Religion, Vol. II: Spinoza, the Bible, and Modernity

Recognizing Spinoza's philosophy as distinctively unique, Polka offers an original approach. . . . The central tenet of Polka's apprach is his provocative but at the same time polemically engaging proposition that Spinozacan only be adequately understoodif he is recognized as both resolutely modern and biblical at the same time. The merit of Polka's study lies in its highlighting of this structure of mutually illuminating satellite t...

Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality
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Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality

“There is void in intersectionality theory left by the absence of attention to Jewish concerns and antisemitism, and Brettschneider’s book begins to fill this void. It makes a contribution to the theory of intersectionality and will be most beneficial in an academic setting to help scholars and students form a more complete analysis of the human condition.” ― Sex Roles

Persons: Human and Divine
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Persons: Human and Divine

"The papers that make up the book are generally of high quality.... The book does not lack for intricate and often original arguments that speak for (or in some cases against) what some will regard as 'unverifiable' or 'undecidable' claims."--William R. Carter, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Jerusalem and Babylon: A Study of Augustine's City of God and the Sources of his Doctrine of the Two Cities
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Jerusalem and Babylon

Although many studies have been devoted to Augustine's City of God and its most important theme, viz. the antithesis between the civitas Dei and the terrena civitas, until now no consensus has been reached concerning the sources of this doctrine. Was Augustine decisively influenced by Manichaeism, by (Neo)Platonism, the Stoa or Philo, by the Donatist Tyconius? Or should we look in another direction and refer to preceding Christian, J...

The Illustrated Bestiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Inspiring Animals
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The Illustrated Bestiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Inspiring Animals

Author and spiritual wellness guide Maia Toll turns the insight and wisdom that birthed The Illustrated Crystallary and The Illustrated Herbiary — her best-selling volume on the mystical power of plants — to the mysteries of the animal kingdom. She profiles the mystical, meaningful traits of 36 powerful animals and explores how those traits can guide our intentions, inform our actions, and offer wisdom and insight. Spring Peeper’s ab...