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The Dharma of Mind Transmission: Zen Teachings of Huang-po

The great Chan Master, whos Dharma-name, was Hsi Yun, resided below Vulture Peak on Huang-po Mountain, which is in Kao-An County in Hung-Chou. He was a major disciple of Tsao-Chi, the Sixth Patriarch, and the Dharma- son of Pai-Chang. He admired the Supreme Mahayana Vehicle and sealed it without words, teaching the transmission of Mind only and no other Dharma whatsoever. He held that both Mind and substance are void and that the interrelationships of phenomena are motionless.     

Author Name :Dharmaweb

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The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah

The present study focuses on the theology of the Book of Jeremiah. That theology revolves around themes familiar from Israel's covenantal faith, especially the sovereignty of YHWH expressed in judgment and promise. The outcome of this theological nexus of context, person, and tradition is a book that moves into the abyss and out of the abyss in unexpected ways.     

Author Name :Walter Brueggemann

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The End of Reason: A Response To The New Atheists

The End of Reason is a clear and powerful response to the utter bankruptcy of Harriss New Atheism as it explains the true nature of God, the foundation for evil in the world, and the basis of true morality.     

Author Name :Ravi K. Zacharias

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The Upanishads

Included are the 12 classical upanishads: Chandogya, Kena, Aitareya, Kaushitaki, Isa, Katha, Mundaka, Taittiriyaka, Brhadaranyaka, Svetasvatara, Prasna, Maitriyana. Fully annotated with a 160-page introduction and analysis by Professor Muller, distinguished Indologist.     

Author Name :F. Max Muller

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An Introduction to Hua-Yen Buddhism

The Hua-yen doctrine shows the entire cosmos as a single nexus of conditions in which everything simultaneously depends on, and is depended on by, everything else. Seen in this light, then, everything affects and is affected by, more or less immediately or remotely, everything else; just as this is true of every system of relationships, so is it true of the totality of existence. In seeking to understand individuals and groups, therefore, Hua-yen thought considers the manifold as an integral part of the unit and the unit as an integral part of the manifold; one individual is considered in terms of relationships to other individuals as well as to the whole nexus, while the whole nexus is considered in terms of its relation to each individual as well as to all individuals.     

Author Name :Thomas F. Cleary

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A Theologico Political Treatise

Spinoza critiques organized religion and religious intolerance, and puts forward the heretical ideas that faith should be analyzed using reason. He believes secular governments should be given precedence over religious ones. Rational examination of the Old Testament to show that freedom of thought and speech is consistent with the religious life. True religion consists in practice of simple piety, independent of philosophical speculation. Also unfinished essay on theory of government founded on common consent. One of Spinozas most important works. R. Elwes translation.     

Author Name :Benedict de Spinoza

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The Texts of Taoism vol 2

Volume 2 of sacred writings of mystical Chinese religion reveal Tao, the way the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings.     

Author Name :James Legge

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The Texts of Taoism, Volume 1

Volume 1 of sacred writings of mystical Chinese religion reveal Tao, the way the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings.     

Author Name :James Legge

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Tao Teh King

Lao-Tzes Tao Teh King illuminates The Tao: a guiding principle of the universe and all within it. By exploring the nature of dualities and complements, Lao-Tze dissects strength and weakness; presence and absence; life and death. The Tao Teh King has served as a foundation for centuries of philosophy and wisdom.     

Author Name :James Legge

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Book of Rites Part 2

The Book of Rites, literally the Record of Rites, is one of the Five Classicsconstituting the core of the traditional Confucian canon. It described the social forms, administration, and ceremonial rites of the Zhou Dynasty as it and its history was known in the Spring and Autumn Period. From its position in the Confucian canon, it is also known as the Classic of Rites; some modern scholars believe this was the original title before it was changed by Dai Sheng.     

Author Name :James Legge

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Book of Rites Part 1

The Book of Rites, literally the Record of Rites, is one of the Five Classicsconstituting the core of the traditional Confucian canon. It described the social forms, administration, and ceremonial rites of the Zhou Dynasty as it and its history was known in the Spring and Autumn Period. From its position in the Confucian canon, it is also known as the Classic of Rites; some modern scholars believe this was the original title before it was changed by Dai Sheng.     

Author Name :James Legge

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The Shu King, Shih King and Hsiao King

These are key texts of Confucianism, the traditional state religion of feudal China. These are some of the few Chinese texts which survived a disasterous book-burning in 213 B.C.E. by the Emperor Ch'in Shih Huang. Although three of four of these books are traditionally attributed to Confucius it has been established that he did not write a single word of them; they were written down by his students after his death. The Analects come closest to an actual exposition of his philosophy. These works were put into their present form by Chu Hsi in the late twelfth century C.E. T     

Author Name :James Legge

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Judaism : A Guide to Judaism

The Faith Guides for Higher Education, published in 2006, aim to give information to staff in the higher education sector on how best to support students with a variety of religious beliefs.     

Author Name :Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

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Bhagavad GitaThe Book of Life

The Bhagavad Gita is a lifetime study, and it is extremely beneficial to read at least one chapter a day. Its meanings are virtually infinite, so that new things will be continually found within its seven hundred verses. Equally important is the Gitas ability to continually point us in the right direction spiritually. Further, it conveys to us the necessary perspective for success in spiritual life. Although it presents the clearest philosophical principles, even more it provides us with the practical means for cultivation of higher consciousness.     

Author Name :Swami Sivananda Saraswati

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The Christ Conspiracy

Controversial and explosive, this book marshals an enormous amount of startling evidence that the religion of Christianity and Jesus Christ were created by members of various secret societies, mystery schools and religions in order to unify the Roman Empire under one state religion! This powerful book maintains that these groups drew upon a multitude of myths and rituals that already existed long before the Christian era and reworked them into the story the Christian religion presents today -- known to most westerners as the Bible. Acharya makes the case that there was no actual person named Jesus but that several characters were rolled into one mythic being, inspired by the deities Mithras, Heracles/Hercules, Dionysus and many others of the Roman Empire.     

Author Name :A. Acharya, Acharya S.

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The dark side of Christian history

THE DARK SIDE OF CHRISTIAN HISTORY The dark side of Christian history can help us understand the severing of our connection with the sacred. It can teach us of the most insidious and damaging slavery of all: the control of people through dictating and containing their spirituality. This ignored side of history can illuminate the ideas and beliefs which foster the denigration of human rights, the intolerance of difference, and the desecration of the natural environment. Once recognized, we can prevent such beliefs from ever wreaking such destruction again. When we understand how we have come to be separated from the divine, we can begin to heal not only the scars, but the very alienation itself.     

Author Name :Helen Ellerbe

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Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

In societies in which there are many conflicting beliefs, the place of religion is a growing political issue. Should all religions be equally welcomed in the public square? Favouring one religion over others may appear to be a failure to treat all citizens equally, yet for citizens in many countries their Christian heritage is woven into their way of life. Whether it is the issue of same-sex marriages, the right of French schoolgirls to wear Islamic headscarves, or just the public display of Christmas trees, all societies have to work out a consistent approach to the public influence of religion.     

Author Name :Roger Trigg

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THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN

The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (or the Pharisee and the Tax Collector), is a parable of Jesus that appears in only one of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. According to Luke 18:9-14, a Pharisee, obsessed by his own virtue, is contrasted with a tax collector who humbly asks God for mercy.     

Author Name :John Bunyan

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The Hidden Christ

These letters from Blumhardt to his son-in-law, a missionary in China, turn the traditional concept of Christian mission on its head. For Blumhardt, the gospel of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with religion. There is no need to bring Christianity to people. What they need is the good news Jesus promised--liberty for the oppressed and help for the poor. In fact, as Blumhardt sees it, the "unchurched" and the "heathen," and especially the oppressed, already belong to Christ, and he is at work in their hearts before we arrive. Jesus did not come to found churches, but to set in motion a movement of the Spirit that will encompass nations and lead to peace and social justice. "No longer religion against religion, but justice against sin, life against death." Blumhardt writes from a passionately moved heart, hastily jotting down thoughts with little regard for the choice of words or the skillful marshalling of ideas. It is not a matter of theology, but of daring something in faith, of experimenting, and of finding new ways for Gods kingdom to advance.     

Author Name :Christoph Blumhardt

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THE JEWISH UTOPIA

The aim of this work is to present, in a comprehensive way, the traditional Jewish conception of the ideal life for individuals, as well as for nations. The problems taken up in the book are discussed, not from a theological viewpoint, but rather from that of the prophecies of the prophets as interpreted by the rabbis. The doctrines concerning God, Torah, Israel, Messiah, the future world and so forth, are, therefore, referred to, only where they are directly related to the subject of an ideal life in the ideal era to come. For my main problem is to reconstruct an ideal social life on earth as pictured by the rabbis of old.     

Author Name :MICHAEL HIGGER, Ph. D.

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THE JERUSALEM SINNER SAVED; or, GOOD NEWS FOR THE VILEST OF MEN

Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-Portuguese thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of The Jerusalem Sinner Saved; or Good News for the Vilest Men by John Bunyan was edited for three audiences. The first includes Portuguese-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL).     

Author Name :John Bunyan

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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Composed and published while John Bunyan (1628-1688) was in prison for his religious principles, Grace Abounding is an extraordinary spiritual autobiography. It was written in an age when religious radicalism was regarded as socially subversive, and is a haunting, often harrowing and ultimately inspiring account of his inner life: his long struggle with and eventual triumph over doubt and despair, his spiritual regeneration and his subsequent emergence as a preacher and writer of great imaginative power.     

Author Name :John Bunyan

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THE GOOD NEWS OF GOD

The book deals with spirituality.     

Author Name :Charles Kingsley

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What is Islam?

This book explains basic introduction to the fundamental beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith. An attempt has been made to be as concise as possible, but with the hope that the reader will be encouraged to study Islam in more depth     

Author Name :Jamaal Zarabozo

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God the Known and God the Unknown

Published in 1917, this volume is based on a series of articles published by Butler in the 1870s and revised by him prior to his death. Here Butler sets forth his conception of the divine, as a evolutionary force that encompasses all living things and tends toward ever-greater unity and self-awareness.     

Author Name :SAMUEL BUTLER

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THE FAIR HAVEN

Although educated and trained for a career in the clergy, Samuel Butler began to harbor serious doubts about his vocation and Christian morals in general at an early age. Although he addressed these issues in earnest debate with his colleagues and family members, Butler's confusion only worsened over time. He began to explore his concerns about Victorian-era hypocrisy in writing, penning a series of philosophically minded novels and social satires.     

Author Name :Samuel Butler

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Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.     

Author Name :George Henry Borrow

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Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society

It is a collection of letters send by George Borrow to the british and Foreign bible society.     

Author Name :George Borrow

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THE NEW POLITICS OF ISLAM

The New Politics of Islam is a timely study of Islam in international relations. In detailing both theory and practice, it approaches Islam both as a norm of policy-making and a discourse of policy- presentation. Its primary empirical investigation is centred on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a unique pan-Islamic international regime consisting of fifty-seven member states. Work- ing from the premise that contemporary Islam cannot be adequately understood without considering classical Islam, this book highlights the normative narrative of classical pan-Islamism and its implications for the foreign policies of contemporary states in the Middle East and South Asia.     

Author Name :Naveed S. Sheikh

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The Death of Christian Britain

The Death of Christian Britain examines how the nations dominant religious culture has been destroyed. Callum Brown challenges the generally held view that secularization was a long and gradual process dating from the industrial revolution. Instead, he argues that it has been a catastrophic and abrupt cultural revolution starting in the 1960s. Using the latest techniques of gender analysis, and by listening to people's voices rather than purely counting heads, the book offers new formulations of religion and secularization.     

Author Name :Callum G. Brown

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