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Author(s): Stuart Edser
Book Pages: 256 - Publish Date: 2012-01-18 - Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Description: Is it possible to be both gay and Christian? This book explains, calmly and logically, that the two are not mutually exclusive. With the support of some of the finest scientific and theological minds, Dr Stuart Edser presents a compelling case for tolerance and acceptance, rejecting the traditional Christian view that gay people are either sick or sinful as a result of their sexual orientation. Wh...
Author(s): John L. Thompson
Book Pages: 324 - Publish Date: 2007-05-29 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Description: An exploration of overlooked sections of the Bible.
Author(s): Edward K. Rowell
Book Pages: 432 - Publish Date: 2008-05-01 - Publisher: Baker Books
Description: Anyone who speaks for a living knows that at some point you just run out of relevant stories to tell. And there's nothing more embarrassing to a preacher or teacher than a listener pointing out that they've heard a story three or four times now. What's a busy speaker to do? Edward K. Rowell and Leadership journal have come to the rescue with this fresh compilation of quotes, idea starters, illustrations, and humor to jump-start or add kick to speeches, sermons, and lessons. This easy-to-use volume is the perfect addition to the library of any pastor, teacher, or public speaker.
Book Pages: 211 - Publish Date: 2006 - Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
Description: El retorno de la religión ha alcanzado, estos últimos años, una dimensión espectacular, incluso inquietante. ¿Retorno de la espiritualidad? Ningún problema, es algo de lo que deberíamos congratularnos. ¿Retorno de la fe? Nada que objetar. El problema es el dogmatismo que, a menudo, acaba convirtiéndose en oscurantismo, integrismo y fanatismo. Sin embargo, no se trata de combatir la religi...
Author(s): Ann Taves
Book Pages: 449 - Publish Date: 1999 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
Description: Fits, trances, visions, speaking in tongues, clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, possession. Believers have long viewed these and similar involuntary experiences as religious--as manifestations of God, the spirits, or the Christ within. Skeptics, on the other hand, have understood them as symptoms of physical disease, mental disorder, group dynamics, or other natural causes. In this sweeping wo...
Book Pages: 320 - Publish Date: 2007-05-01 - Publisher: Twelve
Description: In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloq...
Author(s): Leigh Eric Schmidt
Book Pages: 318 - Publish Date: 2000 - Publisher: Harvard University Press
Description: âeoeFaith cometh by hearingâe âe"so said Saint Paul, and devoted Christians from Augustine to Luther down to the present have placed particular emphasis on spiritual arts of listening. In quiet retreats for prayer, in the noisy exercises of Protestant revivalism, in the mystical pursuit of the voices of angels, Christians have listened for a divine call. But what happened when the ear tuned to ...
Author(s): Michael Banton
Book Pages: 176 - Publish Date: 2004-02-26 - Publisher: Psychology Press
Description: As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include: · Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz) · Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) · Religion: Problems of Definition and Explanation (Melford E. Spiro) · Fathers, Elders and Ghosts in Edo Religion (R.E. Bradbury) · Territorial Groupings and Relgion among the Iraqw (Edward H. Winter). First published in 1966.
Author(s): Sam Harris
Book Pages: 96 - Publish Date: 2012-03-06 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Description: A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this en...
Author(s): Wilhelm Pauck
Book Pages: 406 - Publish Date: 1969 - Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Description: This carefully translated and edited volume in the Library of Christian Classics contains Philip Melanchthon's famous Loci Communes and Martin Bucer's De Rengo Christi. Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant C...