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The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria

By Marta Moreno Vega

Lengthy cloaked in protecting secrecy, demonized through Western society, and distorted via Hollywood, Santería is ultimately rising from the shadows with an predicted seventy five million orisha fans around the globe. In The Altar of My Soul, Marta Moreno Vega recounts the compelling actual tale of her trip from lack of knowledge and skepticism to initiation as a Yoruba priestess within the Santería faith. This unforgettable religious memoir finds the long-hidden roots and traditions of a centuries-old religion that originated at the seashores of West Africa.

As an Afro-Puerto Rican baby within the long island barrio, Marta paid little heed to the storefront botanicas jam-packed with religious paraphernalia or to the Catholic saints with overseas names: Yemayá, Ellegua, Shangó. As an grownup, looking for a faith that might replicate her racial and cultural history, Marta used to be resulted in the way in which of the Saints. She got here to understand Santería in detail via its prayers and rituals, drumming and dancing, trances and divination that spark sacred therapeutic power for kin, religious progress, and repair to others. Written by way of one that is a professor and a santera priestess, The Altar of My Soul lays earlier than us an electrifying and encouraging faith–one handed down from iteration to new release that vitalizes the sacred strength essential to construct a family members, a neighborhood, and a powerful, loving society.

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Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life

By Stephen Jay Gould

Writing with bracing intelligence and readability, the world over popular evolutionist and bestselling writer Stephen Jay Gould sheds new mild on a hassle that has plagued considering humans because the Renaissance: the rift among technological know-how and faith. rather than determining them, Gould asks, why no longer decide upon a golden suggest that accords dignity and contrast to every realm?

In his distinctively dependent kind, Gould bargains a lucid, modern precept that permits technology and faith to coexist peacefully ready of respectful noninterference. technology defines the flora and fauna; faith our ethical international in acceptance in their separate spheres of impact. In exploring this thought-provoking notion, Gould delves into the historical past of technology, sketching affecting pictures of scientists and ethical leaders wrestling with concerns of religion and cause. tales of seminal figures reminiscent of Galileo, Darwin, and Thomas Henry Huxley make vibrant his argument that folks and cultures needs to domesticate either a lifetime of the spirit and a lifetime of rational inquiry for you to event the fullness of being human.

In Rocks of Ages, Gould’s passionate humanism, moral discernment, and erudition are fused to create a blinding gem of latest cultural philosophy.

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion (Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy)

Philosophy of faith has skilled a renaissance in recent years, paralleling the resurgence in public debate in regards to the position and cost of faith in modern Western societies. The Routledge guide of up to date Philosophy of Religion is an exceptional reference resource to the main themes, difficulties and debates during this intriguing topic. Comprising over thirty chapters by way of a staff of foreign participants, the Handbook is divided into seven parts:

  • theoretical orientations
  • conceptions of divinity
  • epistemology of spiritual belief
  • metaphysics and non secular language
  • religion and politics
  • religion and ethics
  • religion and clinical scrutiny.

Within those sections important concerns, debates and difficulties are tested, together with: non secular event, faith and superstition, realism and anti-realism, clinical interpretation of non secular texts, feminist methods to faith, faith within the public sq., tolerance, faith and meta-ethics, faith and cognitive technology, and the that means of existence. jointly, they give readers an educated realizing of the present nation of play within the liveliest parts of latest philosophy of religion.

The Routledge instruction manual of up to date Philosophy of Religion

is vital interpreting for college students and researchers of philosophy of faith from around the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement

This fantastically designed, full-color textbook deals a entire advent to the world's religions, together with historical past, ideals, worship practices, and modern expressions. Charles Farhadian, a pro instructor and well-known specialist on global religions, presents an empathetic account that either affirms Christian strong point and encourages openness to numerous spiritual traditions. His nuanced, ecumenical viewpoint permits readers to understand either Christianity and the world's religions in new methods. The booklet highlights similarities, dissimilarities, and difficult concerns for Christians and comprises major decisions from sacred texts to reinforce studying. Pedagogical beneficial properties comprise sidebars, charts, keywords, an in depth word list, over 200 illustrations, and a couple of dozen maps. This booklet is supplemented with necessary internet fabrics for either scholars and professors via Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. assets comprise self quizzes, dialogue questions, extra extra readings, a pattern syllabus, and a attempt financial institution.

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The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)

By Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins

What is the way forward for Continental philosophy of faith? those forward-looking essays tackle the hot thinkers and hobbies that experience won prominence because the iteration of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, and Levinas and the way they are going to reshape Continental philosophy of faith within the years yet to come. they appear on the methods thoughts corresponding to liberation, sovereignty, and post-colonialism have engaged this new new release with political theology and the recent pathways of proposal that experience opened within the wake of speculative realism and up to date findings in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Readers will observe new instructions during this demanding and critical sector of philosophical inquiry.

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Dioses, templos y oráculos (Spanish Edition)

Desde los inicios de l. a. civilización, el hombre he pretendido responder al sentido de su propia existencia, a su misión en los angeles tierra y a qué le espera tras l. a. muerte,
l. a. respuesta a estas preguntas condiciona los angeles vida humana desde l. a. Prehistoria hasta l. a. actualidad.

Desde las primeras organizaciones tribales, el hombre ha sentido los angeles necesidad de responder a las cuestiones trascendentales de los angeles existencia y de poner en común las distintas respuestas para elaborar un código de creencias que aliviara l. a. ansiedad ante el destino desconocido del hombre y ante los angeles incertidumbre de los angeles muerte, pero que también funcionara como marco ético de las comunidades y como un modo de jerarquizarlas. Dioses, templos y oráculos describe las creencias de cinco civilizaciones antiguas ?los hititas, los babilonios, los egipcios, los griegos y los romanos- y nos enseña con ello cómo a aquellos hombres les inquietaban las mismas cosas que a nosotros.

Francisco José Gómez desentrañará en este libro las preguntas sobre los angeles existencia, las creencias sobre el origen del mundo, las convicciones sobre l. a. muerte, las complejas mitologías y, algo menos tratado en los manuales, las artes adivinatorias de estas cinco culturas. Pero también, el rastro fabric que esas creencias trascendentales dejaban en los pueblos: los templos, los altares, las castas sacerdotales, los túmulos, tumbas y panteones? Los primeros en aparecer serán los hititas de los que descubriremos los angeles lucha salvaje que, según ellos, daba origen al universo o los angeles adivinación del futuro a través del vuelo de ciertas aves; los babilonios sin embargo tenían un specific panteón con más de 3.000 deidades, sus templos, los zigurats, no eran menos curiosos, además como los dioses se manifestaban a través de l. a. naturaleza, unas personas elegidas podían descifrar sus designios; Egipto tenía un sistema de creencias complejo, que combinaba zoolatrismo con los angeles figura del faraón que es a los angeles vez dios, rey, sacerdote y padre, además l. a. sociedad egipcia se articulaba gracias a una casta de sacerdotes que aglutinaban un saber que mezclaba ciencia y misticismo; curioso caso es el de Grecia, cuya teogonía y sistema de creencias fue inspirado por dos poetas ? Homero y Hesíodo- , sus sacerdotes eran un ciudadano más sin privilegios y, en cuanto a l. a. adivinación, además de oráculos y augures consideran los sueños como premonitorios; por último los romanos adaptan los dioses de sus predecesores y los mitos como modelos éticos, tienen videntes, profetisas y astrólogos, pero sin duda lo más relevante es su evolución del politeísmo sincrético a convertirse en el centro mundial del cristianismo.

Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

- l. a. obra conecta el pasado con los angeles actualidad a través de desvelarnos que, en el pasado, los hombres sentían las mismas inquietudes que ahora.

- El autor relaciona historia, mitología, religión, arte, literatura y adivinación que normalmente se tratan por separado.

- Aborda un conjunto de culturas del pasado íntimamente relacionadas y permite así que el lector se forme una visión amplia de los angeles antigüedad.

- Es un libro riguroso en el que se intercalan conocimientos, fotos, mapas, textos de l. a. época, personajes célebres de l. a. historia, anécdotas?

Una historia sobre las más íntimas creencias de nuestros ancestros, en l. a. que se dan cita personajes de l. a. talla de Nabucodonosor, Amenhotep, Aquiles, Pericles, Pitágoras, Platón, Cicerón y Marco Aurelio y en el que se intercalan preguntas trascendentales, anécdotas y auténticas obras de arte.

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Why Revival Tarries

By Leonard Ravenhill

This can be a no-compromise name to biblical revival and non secular excellence that expounds at the disparity among ultra-modern church and the church of Acts.

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The Wisdom of China and India

By Lin Yutang

Number of exerpts from Indian and chinese language Buddhist texts resembling Rigveda, Upanishads, Ramayana, Panchatantra, Dhammapada, Tao, Confucius, and lots more and plenty extra. comprises thesaurus of Hindu phrases, pronunciation of chinese language names, and desk of chinese language dynasties.

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To the Far Right Christian Hater...You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can't Be Both: Official Hate Mail, Threats, and Criticism from the Archives of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation

By Bonnie Weinstein

From the six-time Nobel Peace Prize nominated army non secular Freedom Foundation's authentic data comes this jaw-dropping number of hate mail, threats, and criticisms of the MRFF's efforts to make sure that all contributors of the USA military absolutely obtain the Constitutional promises of non secular freedom to which they and all americans are entitled via advantage of the institution Clause of the 1st modification.

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Church and Chronicle in the Middle Ages: Essays Presented to John Taylor

Booklet by way of wooden, Ian, wooden, wooden, Eleanor

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