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Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

By Scott Cunningham

Cunningham’s vintage creation to Wicca is set the way to stay lifestyles magically, spiritually, and absolutely attuned with nature. it's a booklet of feel and customary experience, not just approximately magick, yet approximately faith and some of the most severe problems with this present day: the best way to in attaining the a lot wanted and healthy dating with our Earth. Cunningham offers Wicca because it is this present day: a gradual, Earth-oriented faith devoted to the Goddess and God. Wicca also comprises Scott Cunningham’s personal e-book of Shadows and up-to-date appendices of periodicals and occult providers.

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The Gospel of the Second Coming

By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

In 2005, a disgruntled archivist on the Vatican Library made touch with revisionist historians Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, claiming that the Vatican was once secretly housing a few unpublished "heretical" Gnostic Christian texts. He awarded Freke and Gandy with a facsimile replica of an historical manuscript, that is offered to the general public for the 1st time during this booklet. This gospel will surprise teachers and Christians alike. It makes the intense declare that the long-awaited "Second Coming of Christ" has already occurred; and it additionally explores the intimate courting among Mary Magdalene and Jesus, his "Beloved Disciple." And, maybe such a lot debatable of all, it finds Jesus as a Gnostic grasp with a zany humorousness and an upbeat message. As Jesus says himself within the textual content: "Death is coming. lifestyles is foreplay."

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Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace

By William Lobdell

William Lobdell's trip of faith—and doubt—may be the main compelling non secular memoir of our time. Lobdell turned a born-again Christian in his overdue 20s while own problems—including a failed marriage—drove him to his knees in prayer. As a newly minted evangelical, Lobdell—a veteran journalist—noticed that faith wasn't coated good within the mainstream media, and he prayed for the Lord to place him at the faith beat at a big newspaper. In 1998, his prayers have been spoke back whilst the Los Angeles Times requested him to put in writing approximately religion.

Yet what occurred over the following 8 years was once a roller-coaster of idea, confusion, doubt, and soul-searching as his reporting and reviews slowly chipped away at his religion. whereas reporting on enormous quantities of reports, he witnessed a tense hole among the tenets of assorted religions and the behaviors of the trustworthy and their leaders. He investigated spiritual associations that acted much less ethically than corrupt Wall St. organizations. He discovered few alterations among the morals of Christians and atheists. As this facts piled up, he began to worry that God did not exist. He explored each doubt, each question—until, ultimately, his religion collapsed. After the paper agreed to reassign him, he wrote a private essay in the summertime of 2007 that turned a world sensation for its sincere exploration of doubt.

Losing My Religion is a e-book approximately life's private questions that speaks to every body: Lobdell is familiar with the longings and satisfactions of the devoted, in addition to the unrelenting strength of doubt. How he confronted that energy, and wrestled with it, is needs to analyzing for individuals of religion and nonbelievers alike.

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Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages

By Brett Edward Whalen

Brett Whalen explores the compelling trust that Christendom may unfold to each nook of the earth sooner than the tip of time. in the course of the excessive center Ages―an period of campaign, undertaking, and ecu expansion―the Western fans of Rome imagined the long run conversion of Jews, Muslims, pagans, and japanese Christians into one fold of God’s humans, assembled below the authority of the Roman Church.

Starting with the eleventh-century papal reform, Whalen indicates how theological readings of background, prophecies, and apocalyptic situations enabled medieval churchmen to venture the authority of Rome over the realm. trying to Byzantium, the Islamic global, and past, Western Christians claimed their exact position within the divine plan for salvation, whether or not they have been combating for Jerusalem or preaching to unbelievers. should you knew how you can learn the symptoms, background pointed towards the triumph and unfold of Roman Christianity.

Yet this dream of Christendom raised frustrating questions on the matter of sin in the physique of the devoted. via the overdue 13th and fourteenth centuries, radical apocalyptic thinkers numbered one of the papacy’s so much outspoken critics, who linked present-day ecclesiastical associations with the evil of Antichrist―a subversive examining of the longer term. For such critics, the conversion of the area might take place in simple terms after the purgation of the Roman Church and a time of soreness for the real fans of God.

This attractive and fantastically written ebook bargains an incredible window onto Western non secular perspectives some time past that proceed to hang-out glossy times.

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Bibeln (Svenska Folkbibeln 98)

By Svenska Folkbibeln

Världens i särklass mest lästa bok, tryckt i miljarder exemplar och översatt until tusentals språk. Varför har Bibeln blivit så älskad genom alla tider? Jesus sade: "De ord som jag har talat until er är Ande och liv... Himmel och jord skall förgå, males mina ord skall aldrig förgå" (Joh 6:63, Matt 24:35).

Svenska Folkbibeln är en grundtexttrogen bibelöversättning som kom ut 1998, ett allkristet alternativ med bred förankring i vår svenska kristenhet. Målet har varit att översättningen ska låta Bibeln vara det den själv utger sig för att vara - Guds ord until eventually människan. Därför har översättare och referenter lagt stor vikt vid grundtextens exakta betydelse, parallellt med ansträngningen att ge översättningen en smooth språkdräkt.

Svenska Folkbibeln har spritts i över en halv miljon exemplar och varit until glädje för bibelläsare överallt i Sverige och Svenskfinland. Vi är nu glada att kunna lansera översättningen i e-boksformat som ännu ett positivt steg i vårt uppdrag att göra Bibeln tillgänglig för alla.

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Babels Tower Translated: Genesis 11 and Ancient Jewish Interpretation (Biblical Interpretation)

By Phillip Michael Sherman

In "Babel's Tower Translated," Phillip Sherman explores the narrative of Genesis eleven and its reception and interpretation in different moment Temple and Early Rabbinic texts (e.g., Jubilees, Philo, Genesis Rabbah). The account of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) is famously ambiguous. The that means of the narrative and the activities of either the human characters and the Israelite deity defy any effortless rationalization. This paintings explores how altering old and hermeneutical realities altered and shifted the that means of the textual content in Jewish antiquity.

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The Book of Enoch the Prophet

By R.H. Charles

The ebook of Enoch the Prophet is the oldest identified present mystical record and is noted within the Hebrew Zohar, The Epistle of St. Jude, and different historic books. Legend dates the textual content to antediluvian instances, stored from the flood by way of Noah himself, whereas severe scholarship areas its starting place within the moment century B.C.E, as outdated as historical Sumeria and Babylon. It unearths a imaginative and prescient of a brand new age of heaven in the world that figures in esoteric and occult practices.

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Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism (The Terry Lectures Series)

Although there's no scarcity of modern books arguing opposed to faith, few supply a good alternative—how someone may perhaps dwell a satisfying lifestyles with no the help of non secular ideals. This enlightening publication fills the distance. Philip Kitcher constructs an unique and persuasive secular standpoint, one who solutions human wishes, acknowledges the objectivity of values, and offers for the common hope for meaningfulness.
Kitcher thoughtfully and sensitively considers how secularism can reply to the concerns and demanding situations that every one humans confront, together with the difficulty of mortality. He investigates how secular lives examine with these of people that undertake spiritual doctrines as literal fact, in addition to those that embody much less literalistic types of faith. while non secular trust has been vital in the past, Kitcher concludes that evolution clear of faith is now crucial. He envisions the successors to spiritual existence, the place the senses of id and neighborhood generally fostered by way of faith will as a substitute draw on a broader diversity of cultural items—those supplied by way of poets, filmmakers, musicians, artists, scientists, and others. With readability and deep perception, Kitcher unearths the ability of secular humanism to inspire satisfying human lives equipped on moral truth.

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Medieval Monks and Their World: Ideas and Realities: Studies in Honor of Richard E. Sullivan (Brill's Series in Church History)

Those essays research the guidelines that have been very important to clergymen and the intersections among the priests and the secular global. the amount explores the information and realities that formed the lives of clergymen over the medieval millennium.

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