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    12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

    291
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    2016

    12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

    Boyett, Jason

    For billions of people, religion is important. The tenets of a belief system can provide a life's purpose, explain the surrounding world, and turn death from something to be feared into a concept that may be comofrting. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior, and delivers justce when those boundaries are overstepped. Studies have shown even children maintain a natural intuitiveness about the origins of the world, sometimes viewing it as the product of a "supreme designer." In a way, it can be said that humans are born belivers. Whether religion is a part of your life, or not, this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand reference book will help you glean knowledge of our world's major twelve religions, form their origins to the present day. In the beginning: Explore the belief systems of the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and the ancient Nordic people. Though now considered mythology, the beliefs of these groups were at one time legitimate religions and traditions, taken very seriously by the ancients. Why twelve? Organized by the numbers, not by popularity, "12 Major World Religions" includes explorations of belief systems that fall outside the scope of "The Big 7," with detailed discussions of Baha'i, Jainism, Shinto, and more. Common constructs: Take a close and unbiased look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been or are currently misunderstood.

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    30 christian impact athletes

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    2015

    30 christian impact athletes

    Louthian, Michael

    What Christian was named the greatest coach in the history of team sports by Sporting News Magazine? Can you name the Christian who invented basketball? Can you name three Christian athletes who came to the Lord during their professional careers? Do you know which Christian athlete died in the arms of Dr. James Dobson? At the age of five Michael Louthian traded his kindergarden books for the sports pages. His avid desire to know everything there was to know about sports and the sports world never waned. Throughout his life Louthian has soaked up every piece of information he could get his hands on. Through asking questions he was able to uncover answers. In his second book 30 Christian Impact Athletes, Louthian now asks questions about illegal gambling in basketball and steroid use in baseball. As a student of history, Louthian followed professional sports beyond the usual statistics. He absorbed all the available information about the athletes in what has become, during his lifetime, an industry of gigantic proportions and an influence of unprecedented depth on our society. Professional athletes increasingly indulge in behavior that we would never condone in our children or in ourselves. Yet they are given a “pass” when their behavior is illegal or boarish. Louthian spotlights the lives of thirty Christian athletes who have had a major impact on society and sports. Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, Meadowlark Lemon, Albert Pujols, John Wooden, Tim Tebow, and Kurt Warner are among the athletes featured. Each of the thirty athletes travelled a unique road to their acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Abraham : Journey to the heart of three faiths

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    2006

    Abraham : Journey to the heart of three faiths

    Feiler, Bruce.

    Search for the man at the heart of the world's three mono-theistic religions--and today's deadliest conflicts.

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    African mythology

    299.6
    K14af
    2015

    African mythology

    Kallen, Stuart A.

    This series is designed to help young readers understand the origins, cultural importance and impact of world mythologies. Each volume focuses on one cultural or national mythology. Major myths, characters, gods and goddesses, and themes of the mythology are presented with a particular emphasis on tying these stories back to the geography, history, natural resources, technological state, social organization, religious beliefs, and values of the culture that created the mythology.

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    The anglican way: a guidebook

    283.42
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    2016

    The anglican way: a guidebook

    McKenzie, Thomas

    The Anglican Way is a guidebook for anyone interested in following Jesus as an Anglican Christian. Written for both the newcomer and the person who wants to go deeper, this book answers hundreds of questions about history, theology, worship, and more. Learn about htis ancient but fast-growing branch of the Body of Christ. Let this guide help you as you walk the Anglican Way.

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    The archaeology book

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    2013

    The archaeology book

    Down, David

    Explores history and ancient cultures using three educational levels. Highlights techniques of the archaeologist and accounts of discoveries throughout the world.

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    Atlas of the world's religions

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    Atlas of the world's religions

    Smart, Ninian, editor.

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    Back to the future: how the 1980s explain the world we live in now

    973.92
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    2016

    Back to the future: how the 1980s explain the world we live in now

    Sirota, David

    In this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, David Sirota takes readers on a rollicking DeLorean ride back in time to reveal how so many of our present-day conflicts are rooted in the larger-than-life pop culture of the 1980s--from the "Greed is good" ethos of Gordon Gekko (and Bernie Madoff) to the "Make my day" foreign policy of Ronald Reagan (and George W. Bush) to the "transcendence" of Cliff Huxtable (and Barack Obama). Today's mindless militarism and hypernarcisism, Sirota argues, first became the norm when an '80s generation weaned on Rambo one-liners and "Just Do It" exhortations embraced a new religion--with comic books, cartoons, sneaker commercials, videogames, and even children's toys serving as the key instruments of cultural indoctrination. Meanwhile, in productions such as Back to the Future, Family Ties, and The Big Chill, a campaign was launched to reimagine the 1950s as America's lost golden age and vilify the 1960s as the source of all our troubles. That 1980s revisionism, Sirota shows, still rages today with Barack Obama cast as the '60s hippie being assailed by Alex P. Keaton--esque Republicans who long for a return to Eisenhower-era conservatism. With the native dexterity only a child of the Atari Age could possess, David Sirota twists and turns this multicolored Rubik's Cube of a decade, exposing it as a warning for our own troubled present--and possible future.

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    Bahai basics: a guide to the beliefs, practices, and history of the bahai faith

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    2017

    Bahai basics: a guide to the beliefs, practices, and history of the bahai faith

    Worthington, Frances

    A collection of writings from an extensive number of sources and presents them in an accessible, user-friendly format for those interested in learning about the Bahai Faith. The question-and-answer format highlights the clarity in which many of the topics associated with the Faith are discussed, and can be used by those seeking a basic and informational introduction to what is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. In most cases the answers are presented using direct quotations from the central figures of the Faith, including the Bab, Bahaullah, Abdul-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi. Readers will find themselves well-informed after reading this concise, well-organized introduction to the Faith, which provides clear, straightforward answers to the basic questions that arise when investigating a new religion.

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    Beyond the search [videorecording]

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    214.8
    B573
    2014

    Beyond the search [videorecording]

    Beyond Disasters: Explores environmental, social, and financial events to find the bigger picture that unites them all. Beyond conflict: Deadly conflicts are occurring on almost every continent, but these wars are the consequences of a bigger struggle for power. Beyond pain: Although we don't like it, pain is a vital part of life! Yet we challenge its existence when we ask the questions like why do bad things happen to good people? Beyond belief: Miraculously preserved for two millennia, ancient scrolls contain a narrative that places our world in the middle of a cosmic drama. Beyond heroes: Everyone is searching for a hero. Some look to comics, celebrities, and even sports stars. Beyond lost: when you are lost, a GPS is helpful. But when you are trapped, you require a rescue. Beyond guilt: We all have to deal with guilt at some point in our lives. Whether we do or not will either free us or take us deeper into entrapment of one kind or another. Beyond rules: The laws of a country tell us a lot about its people and its character. beyond burnout: Electrical devices aren't the only things that burn out. People and relationships do, too, and often for the same reason--overload. Beyond counterfeit: Few experiences are as soul-destroying as falling victim to a scam. Beyond death: ghosts, vampires, and the undead are the themes of society's most popular movies, books, and tales. Beyond hell: We got to hell to find the story of our ultimate destiny. Is it a real place? Beyond warning: When Harry Truman was warned to leave his home because nearby Mount St. Helens was about to erup, he was faced with a dilemma. Beyond talk: Loyalty and committment don't just happen. They result from the positive choices and changes we make in our lives.

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    The birth of Christianity

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    2011

    The birth of Christianity

    Nardo, Don.

    The religion that today has more members than any other in the world- Christianity- began as one of dozens of religious faiths practiced in the Roman Empire during its early centuries.

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    The birth of Islam

    297.09
    N224b
    2011

    The birth of Islam

    Nardo, Don.

    In the 600s CE in Arabia, a simple merchant named Muhammad told his family and friends that he had been visited by an angel from God. That divine messenger told him that he was a prophet who had been chosen to recieve and to preach a series of truths about the world and humanity. According to Muhammad, the angel then recited to him what became known as the Qur'an, which became the holy book of a new faith- Islam.

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    Blood brothers

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    Blood brothers

    Samaan, Philip

    Will the fighting ever stop? Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Three branches from a common ancestral tree, tangled in a seemingly irreconcilable feud. Why can't these sons of Abraham get along? What lies at the root of the bloodshed tearing the middle East apart? Philip Samaan, a religious professor at Andrews University and a native Syrian, explores the common heritage the binds the three major world religions together, and the bitter rivalry among them.

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    Born yesterday

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    2016

    Born yesterday The true story of a girl born in the 21st century but raised in the 19th

    Williams-Smith, Rachel

    Though born in 1965, Rachel's story could easily have been set in the 1800's. Wearing long dresses and broad-brimmed bonnets and living without modern conveniences...she and her two older brothers were shaped by the extreme religious views of her iron-willed, Vietnam-veteran father and malleable, practical-minded mother....Then at 16, Rachel was forced to face the world in which she was not raised to live.

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    Buddhism

    294.3
    N476b
    2002

    Buddhism

    Netzley, Patricia D.

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    C. S. Lewis: twentieth century pilgrim

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    L673h
    2010

    C. S. Lewis: twentieth century pilgrim

    Hamilton, Janet.

    Clive Staples Lewis had a happy childhood in Belfast, Ireland, with his parents and older brother. This came to an abrupt end when his mother died shortly before his ninth birthday and he was sent with his brother to a boarding school. He learned to escape into the world of literature as well as his own imagination, and eventually became a professor of literature at Oxford University. At Oxford, Lewis had a close group of friends, including J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Together, they would talk about literature, philosophy, and religion for many hours. An atheist since his teen years, Lewis struggled with religious belief. Eventually, he embraced Christianity at the age of forty, and began exploring his new faith through his writing. During World War II, the war-weary people of London recieved spiritual and moral support from Lewis during weekly radio broadcasts by the BBC. He published many well-known books, inlcuding the Chronicles of Narnia, a classic of children's literature.

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    The cave book

    551
    S587c
    2013

    The cave book

    Silvestru, Emil

    Explore deep into the hidden wonders beneath the surface as the book takes you on an illuminating and educational journey through the mysterious world of caves. Discover beautiful formations, thriving ecology, unique animals, and fragile balance of this little-seen ecosystem in caves from around the globe.

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    Chocolate: sweet science and dark secrets of the world's favorite treat

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    2015

    Chocolate: sweet science and dark secrets of the world's favorite treat

    Frydenborg, Kay

    Melting in your mouth, baked into a brownie, steaming hot in a mug. Choclate is the ultimate indulgence--delicious and decadent. But choclate hasn't always been the ultimate guilty pleasure--and there's evidence that we shouldn't even feel all that guilty about enjoying a piece of it anyway. Chocolate has been used as a comfort, a treat, a cure, a form of money, and even a sacred symbol for thousands of years. And while it comes in all kinds of food and drink, one thing is clear: chocolate is such an important part of our everyday lives that it's difficult to imagine a time when it wasn't around--or a time when it might not be once again. Join the critically acclaimed author Kay Frydenborg on an in-depth journey through chocolate's earliest uses in Mesoamerica, its meteoric rise in Western society, the slave labor practices that have historically enabled (and continue to enable) the chocolate industry to thrive, and the modern science used to help sustain our chocolate habit--science that might even help save our environment. History, science, culture, and religion come together to tell a story as rich--and dark--as chocolate itself.

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    Confucianism

    181.11
    S631c
    2002

    Confucianism

    Slavicek, Louise Chipley.

    Discusses what Confucianism is, the life, times, and teachings of Confucius, and the spread and practice of Confucianism in modern times.

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    The crusades

    909.07
    A799c
    2015

    The crusades

    Asbride, Thomas

    Nine hundred years ago, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the Pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jersalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed, Islam and Christianity fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars: the Crusades. Here for the first time is the story of that epic struggle told from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims. A vivid and fast-paced narrative history, it exposes the full horror, passion, and barbaric grandeur of the Crusading era, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today.

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    The cursades to the holy land: the essential reference guide

    909.07
    M981c
    2017

    The cursades to the holy land: the essential reference guide

    Murray, Alan V.

    Based on the latest scholarship by experts in the field, this work provides an accessible guide to the Crusades fought for the liberation and defense of the Holy Land?one of the most enduring and consequential conflicts of the medieval world. Presents concise, accessible articles written by more than 40 leading experts in the field that explain key concepts and describe important institutions of the Crusades. Covers all main Crusades as well as the distinct countries and various personalities involved. Includes maps that make clear the course of Crusades and main areas of campaigning in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Documents the Christian principalities established in the course of the Crusades and the Muslim states that opposed them.

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    Demystifying Islam: tackling the tough questions

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    2015

    Demystifying Islam: tackling the tough questions

    Zafar, Harris

    Despite heightened interest in the study of the Muslim faith, for many people Islam remains shrouded in mystery and confusion. What really is Shariah law? How is a Muslim to understand Jihad? Does Islam oppose Western values such as free speech or freedom of religion? What place do women have according to Islam? Understanding that this confusion has as much to do with the behavior and words of Muslims as it does with allegations made by anti-Islam activists, Demystifying Islam offers refreshingly bold answers to provocative questions about Islam today. Harris Zafar, lecturer, writer, teacher, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, is forthright about issues on which Muslims disagree, and he digs into history to track the origins of differeing beliefs. From the burqa to the role of Jesus in Islam, Demystifying Islam is an essential resource and a concise guide to understanding the fastest growing religion in the world.

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    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world volume 2

    909.0976
    M379e
    v.
    2
    2016

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world volume 2

    Martin, Richard C.

    This new edition of the acclaimed reference work published in 2004 retains the first edition's valuable content on the history, tenets, influence, and practice of Islam, while expanding its global coverage and adding major developments in the twenty-first century. The new edition features more than 540 entries, ove rhalf of which are new to this edition of extensively revised, covering such hot-button topics as the rise of the Islamic State, the democracy movements known as the "Arab Spring," and the impact of social media in Muslim-majority countries. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with extensive cross-references to point readers to other related articles. This edition is in full-color, with more than 350 photographs, drawings, maps, and charts. Other features include chronologies, a glossary of terms, a thematic outline, and a subject index. The entries are written in language accessible to non-specialists but with coverage and analysis provided by scholars. The set's 350-plus contributors reflect the academic, multi-disciplinary nature of the "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World," as well as its global scope: a third of the writers ar ebased outside of the United States. Both the contributors and their entries showcase the diversity of those who practice Islam. Readres will encounter the doctrinal, legal, social, and spiritual ideas that inform the various traditions of Islam, as well as the sweeping influence of Islam on art, architecture, literature, and modern social and political movements. Islam is truly a global religion, and part of the expanded coverage of this edition includes entries on each country with a Muslim majority, as well as new regional entires. The new edition builds on the foundation of hte first edition, gorunding readers in the terms, concepts, basic practices, and sacred texts of Islam, but then leading them further into Islamic perspectives on broader religious issues and modern problems. The "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World" is one of the only major reference works that discusses Islam's beliefs, practices, and traditions in their broader cultural and plitical contexts, tracing its history and continued growth from the Prophet and early expansion to modern-day governments.

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    Encyclopedia of Islam and the muslim world: volume 1

    909.0976
    M379e
    v.
    1
    2016

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the muslim world: volume 1

    Martin, Richard C.

    This new edition of the acclaimed reference work published in 2004 retains the first edition's valuable content on the history, tenets, influence, and practice of Islam, while expanding its global coverage and adding major developments in the twenty-first century. The new edition features more than 540 entries, ove rhalf of which are new to this edition of extensively revised, covering such hot-button topics as the rise of the Islamic State, the democracy movements known as the "Arab Spring," and the impact of social media in Muslim-majority countries. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with extensive cross-references to point readers to other related articles. This edition is in full-color, with more than 350 photographs, drawings, maps, and charts. Other features include chronologies, a glossary of terms, a thematic outline, and a subject index. The entries are written in language accessible to non-specialists but with coverage and analysis provided by scholars. The set's 350-plus contributors reflect the academic, multi-disciplinary nature of the "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World," as well as its global scope: a third of the writers ar ebased outside of the United States. Both the contributors and their entries showcase the diversity of those who practice Islam. Readres will encounter the doctrinal, legal, social, and spiritual ideas that inform the various traditions of Islam, as well as the sweeping influence of Islam on art, architecture, literature, and modern social and political movements. Islam is truly a global religion, and part of the expanded coverage of this edition includes entries on each country with a Muslim majority, as well as new regional entires. The new edition builds on the foundation of hte first edition, gorunding readers in the terms, concepts, basic practices, and sacred texts of Islam, but then leading them further into Islamic perspectives on broader religious issues and modern problems. The "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World" is one of the only major reference works that discusses Islam's beliefs, practices, and traditions in their broader cultural and plitical contexts, tracing its history and continued growth from the Prophet and early expansion to modern-day governments.

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    Episcopal questions: episcopal answers

    283.73
    M345e
    2016

    Episcopal questions: episcopal answers

    Markham, Ian S. & Roberstson, C.K.

    Everybody enjoys a simple Q&A: it provides a quick, easy, and non-threatening way to learn--perfect for today's busy lifestyle. Yet, with regard to "Episcopal Questions: Episcopal Answers," it's also dealing with the most central and binding elements of the faith. This accessible Q&A introduction to The Episcopal Church is expressly written for general inquiries, use with new members, as a confirmation resource, and in youth and adult study groups. It is written by two prolific authors and established and well-recognized church leaders. Sample questions include: What do Episcopalians believe about the Bible? Why do Episcopalians practice infant baptism? Why does God permit evil and suffering? Why is the Prayer Book so important to Episcopalians? What is the relationship between the Prayer Book and the Bible? What is the Anglican Communion? How did The Episcopal Church come to be? How are decisions made in The Episcopal Church?

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    Exploring the world around you: a look at nature from tropics to tundra

    574
    P587e
    2013

    Exploring the world around you: a look at nature from tropics to tundra

    Parker, Gray

    This scripturally founded bok opens a window to the spectacular environments found on our planet, from deserts to the tropics, with respect to creationism.

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    Exploring the world of biology: from mushrooms to complex life forms

    570
    T588e
    2013

    Exploring the world of biology: from mushrooms to complex life forms

    Tiner, John Hudson

    Explores life, from the smallest proteins and spores, to the complex life systems of humans and animals. In the book, you will read and explore the life of plants, insects, spiders, and othe rarachnids, life in water, reptiles, birds, and mammals, highlighting God's amazing creation.

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    Exploring the world of chemistry: from ancient metals to high-speed computers

    540
    T588e
    2013

    Exploring the world of chemistry: from ancient metals to high-speed computers

    Tiner, John Hudson

    Presents an exciting and intriguing tour through the realm of chemistry as each chapter unfolds with facts and stories about the discoveries and discoverers.

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    Extremism

    303.48
    M562e
    2014

    Extremism

    Merino, Noel

    Extremism around the world, the causes of extremism, extremism and religion, and dealing with extremism.

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    Galileo's daughter: a historical memoir of science, faith, and love

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    2015

    Galileo's daughter: a historical memoir of science, faith, and love

    Sobel, Dava

    Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter, the cloistered nun Maria Celeste, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the scism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's grand public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was about to be overturned. During that same time, while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation and the Thirty Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe, Galileo sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed through his telescope.

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    The handy Islam answer book

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    2015

    The handy Islam answer book

    Renard, John

    Reconciling the compassion, caring, and calls for peace from mainstream Muslim leaders with the bloodshed, mayhem, and misogyny spewed by violent extremists in the name of Islam can be difficult and confusing. Understanding the intertwined and complex relationship between Christianity and Islam can also be perplexing. And, yet, appreciating the true spiritual teachings at the core of the world's second largest religion can be enlightening and encouraging. This book brings cross-cultural insights into a religion that many people do not comprehend, and even fear. The history, beliefs, symbols, rituals, art and literature, customs, leadership, traditions, ethinic diversity, and so much more on Islam and Muslim culture are covered in this user-friendly guide. It answers 800 commonly-asked-questions.

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    Hinduism

    294.5
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    Hinduism

    Wangu, Madhu Bazaz.

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    India: a history

    954
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    2015

    India: a history

    Keay, John

    This book spans five millenia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to current events in the region. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide ranging and authoritative, this book is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.

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    Islam

    297
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    2002

    Islam

    Clark, Charles.

    Discusses the history, beliefs, popularity, practices, politics, and challenges of one of the world's major religions, Islam.

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    Jainism at a glance: a religion of non-violence

    294.4
    J11j
    2016

    Jainism at a glance: a religion of non-violence

    Jain, Subhash Ch.

    The book traces the antiquity of Jainism, delineates its basic principles, and explains its significant aspects such the nature of the soul, doctrine of Karma, the concept of god, and the salvation path. The book is directed at the younger generation of Jains born and raised outside of India, and highlights the Jain way of living happily. It examines Jainism in the broader context of Indian history and culture.

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    Juche: the kim dynasty & North Korea's cult of personality

    299.5
    J61j
    2016

    Juche: the kim dynasty & North Korea's cult of personality

    Ji-Hoon, Ryu

    The Kim dynasty is a three-generation lineage of North Korean leadership descending from the country's first leader, Kim Il-sng, in 1948. Kim came to rule the North after the end of Japanese control in 1945 split the region. He began the Korean War in 1950 to reunify the region. Kim developed a cult of personality closely tied to their state philosophy of Juche, which was passed on to his successors: his son Kim Jong-il and grandson Kim Jong-un. Unlike governance in all other Communist countries, North Korea's governance is comparable to a royal family. While other countries have had cults of personality to various degrees (such as Joseph Stalin's in the Soviet Union), the pervasiveness and extreme nature of North Korea's personality cult surpasses that of Stalin's or Mao Zedong's. The cult is also marked by the intensity of the people's feelings and devotion to their leaders.

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    Judiasm

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    Judiasm

    Morrison, Martha.

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    Kingdom of David: the saga of the Israelites [videorecording]

    DVD
    933
    Ki54
    2005

    Kingdom of David: the saga of the Israelites [videorecording]

    Tells the story of the Israelites and the creation of the world's first monotheistic religion.

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    The lie : evolution

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    The lie : evolution

    Ham, Kenneth A.

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    The little red schoolhouse

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    The little red schoolhouse

    Sloane, Eric

    School days, like our everydays, have changed. But the obsolete world of the one-room schoolhouse filled with rough-hewn desks still lingers. The echoes of yesteryear live on in the old-fashioned classrooms that still stand today. Harkening back to a time when the three Rs actually stood for reading, 'riting, and religion, Eric Sloane's sketchbook explores the history and spirit of early American schools. In this vivid slice of Americana, he tells of when paper was a precious commodity, explains the origins of words such as "blackboard" and "moonlighting," and offers evocative illustrations of New England's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century schoolhouses and their delightfully modest interiors. Filled with insight, warmth, and honest nostalgia, The Little Red Schoolhouse is an enchanting journey into a bygone past.

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    The long search

    291
    Smar

    The long search

    Smart, Ninian.

    A fresh and rewarding quest through the living religions of the world. Seek and considers the universal similarities of different religions, and describes the social, pschological, aesthetic, and political effects of each faith.

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    Madame Ambassador behind the scenes with a candid Israeli diplomat

    327.569
    H582m
    2015

    Madame Ambassador behind the scenes with a candid Israeli diplomat

    Herzl, Tova

    Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes with a Candid Israeli Diplomat is an intimate description of what being an Ambassador is really like. Tova Herzl draws on her twenty-one-year career and shares her unique experiences as a single, Jewish Orthodox woman serving as Israel's ambassador to paint a vivid, entertaining picture of the lives and work of contemporary diplomats. She addresses major political events in which she was closely involved, such as the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, and discusses ethical and private issues, such as dealing with illness or practicing her religion. The book also uncovers the personal side of diplomacy, including the challenges of giving speeches and interviews, access to expense accounts and household staff, relations within the diplomatic corps, and life under the watchful eye of a bodyguard.

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    Milestone documents of world religions

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    V.1
    2011

    Milestone documents of world religions

    Fahey, David M., editor.

    Editorial and production staff -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments --Reader's guide -- Introduction
    Volume 1: 2404 BCE-200 CE -- Pyramid tests -- "Instructions of Ptahhotep" -- "Hymn to the Nile" -- Hymn of the Righteous sufferer -- Rig Veda -- Egyptian book of the dead -- Enuma Elish -- Bible: Exodus -- Bible: Genesis -- "Great Hymn to the Aten" -- Epic of Gilgamesh -- Noble Eightfold Path -- Jain Sutras -- Upanishads -- Confucius: Analects -- Orphic tablets and hymns -- Dao De Jiung -- Book of Enoch -- Cleanthes: "Hymn to Zeus" -- Han Feizi -- Bhagavad Gita -- Book of Rites -- Laws of Manu -- Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles -- Lotus Sutra -- Lucretius: On the nature of things -- Gospel of Thomas -- Bible: Revelation -- Ptolemy: "Letter to Flora" -- Pirke Avot -- Sefer Yetzirah
    Volume 2: 240-1570--Mani: Evangelium -- Heart Sutra -- Popol Vuh -- Nicene Creed -- Trimular: "Atbudha Dance" -- Dionysius the Areopagite: The Celestial Hierarchy -- Book of the cave of treasures -- Emerald Tablet -- Qur'an -- Shantideva: Bohdicaryavatara -- The Voyage of Bran -- Nihongi -- Tibetan Book of the Dead -- Sahih Al-Bukhari -- Usul al-kafi --Yengishiki -- Vishnu Purana -- Mishneh Torah --Book of the Bee -- Ibn Al-'Arabi: The Meccan Illuminations -- Snorra Edda -- Francis of Assisi: "Canticle of the Creatures" -- Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae -- gZi-brjid -- Mohawk Thanksgiving Address -- Henricus Institoris and Jacobas Sprenger: Malleus Maleficarum -- Martin Luther: Niety-five theses -- The key of Solomon the King -- Paracelsus: Concerning the Nature of Things -- Rig Veda Americanus -- Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent -- The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus -- Shulchan Arukh
    Volume 3: 1604-2002 -- Raag Gond -- Fama Fraternitatis -- Westminster Confession -- John Bunyan: Pilgrim's Progress -- Kumulipo -- Hakuin Ekaku: "Song of Mediation" -- Ba'al Shem Tov: "The Holy Epistle" -- Emanuel Swedenborg: Invitation to the new church -- Francis BArrett: The Magus -- Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Bab: Persian Bayan -- Kitab Al-jilwah -- Allan Kardec: The Spirits' Book -- Baha'u'llah: Kitab-i-aqdas -- Mary Baker Eddy: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures -- Pittsburgh Platform -- Helena Blavatsky: The Secret Doctrine -- Rufus M. Jones: "Essential Truths" -- Rudolf Steiner: Theosophy -- Emma Goldman: The Philophy of Atheism -- Robert Athlyi Rogers: Holy Oiby -- Humanist Manifesto -- Meher Baba: Discourses -- Gerald Gardner: Book of Shadows -- Vatican II -- Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Governance of the Jurist -- Yoruba Praise Peom to Sango -- Li Hongzhi: Zhuan Falun -- Ismar Schorsch: The Sacred Cluster -- Jose Trigueinho: Calling Humanity
    List of Documents by Religious Tradition -- Subject Index.

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    Milestone documents of world religions

    291
    F157m
    V.2
    2011

    Milestone documents of world religions

    Fahey, David M., editor.

    Editorial and production staff -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments --Reader's guide -- Introduction
    Volume 1: 2404 BCE-200 CE -- Pyramid tests -- "Instructions of Ptahhotep" -- "Hymn to the Nile" -- Hymn of the Righteous sufferer -- Rig Veda -- Egyptian book of the dead -- Enuma Elish -- Bible: Exodus -- Bible: Genesis -- "Great Hymn to the Aten" -- Epic of Gilgamesh -- Noble Eightfold Path -- Jain Sutras -- Upanishads -- Confucius: Analects -- Orphic tablets and hymns -- Dao De Jiung -- Book of Enoch -- Cleanthes: "Hymn to Zeus" -- Han Feizi -- Bhagavad Gita -- Book of Rites -- Laws of Manu -- Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles -- Lotus Sutra -- Lucretius: On the nature of things -- Gospel of Thomas -- Bible: Revelation -- Ptolemy: "Letter to Flora" -- Pirke Avot -- Sefer Yetzirah
    Volume 2: 240-1570--Mani: Evangelium -- Heart Sutra -- Popol Vuh -- Nicene Creed -- Trimular: "Atbudha Dance" -- Dionysius the Areopagite: The Celestial Hierarchy -- Book of the cave of treasures -- Emerald Tablet -- Qur'an -- Shantideva: Bohdicaryavatara -- The Voyage of Bran -- Nihongi -- Tibetan Book of the Dead -- Sahih Al-Bukhari -- Usul al-kafi --Yengishiki -- Vishnu Purana -- Mishneh Torah --Book of the Bee -- Ibn Al-'Arabi: The Meccan Illuminations -- Snorra Edda -- Francis of Assisi: "Canticle of the Creatures" -- Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae -- gZi-brjid -- Mohawk Thanksgiving Address -- Henricus Institoris and Jacobas Sprenger: Malleus Maleficarum -- Martin Luther: Niety-five theses -- The key of Solomon the King -- Paracelsus: Concerning the Nature of Things -- Rig Veda Americanus -- Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent -- The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus -- Shulchan Arukh
    Volume 3: 1604-2002 -- Raag Gond -- Fama Fraternitatis -- Westminster Confession -- John Bunyan: Pilgrim's Progress -- Kumulipo -- Hakuin Ekaku: "Song of Mediation" -- Ba'al Shem Tov: "The Holy Epistle" -- Emanuel Swedenborg: Invitation to the new church -- Francis BArrett: The Magus -- Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Bab: Persian Bayan -- Kitab Al-jilwah -- Allan Kardec: The Spirits' Book -- Baha'u'llah: Kitab-i-aqdas -- Mary Baker Eddy: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures -- Pittsburgh Platform -- Helena Blavatsky: The Secret Doctrine -- Rufus M. Jones: "Essential Truths" -- Rudolf Steiner: Theosophy -- Emma Goldman: The Philophy of Atheism -- Robert Athlyi Rogers: Holy Oiby -- Humanist Manifesto -- Meher Baba: Discourses -- Gerald Gardner: Book of Shadows -- Vatican II -- Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Governance of the Jurist -- Yoruba Praise Peom to Sango -- Li Hongzhi: Zhuan Falun -- Ismar Schorsch: The Sacred Cluster -- Jose Trigueinho: Calling Humanity
    List of Documents by Religious Tradition -- Subject Index.

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    Milestone documents of world religions

    291
    F157m
    V.3
    2011

    Milestone documents of world religions

    Fahey, David M., editor.

    Editorial and production staff -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments --Reader's guide -- Introduction
    Volume 1: 2404 BCE-200 CE -- Pyramid tests -- "Instructions of Ptahhotep" -- "Hymn to the Nile" -- Hymn of the Righteous sufferer -- Rig Veda -- Egyptian book of the dead -- Enuma Elish -- Bible: Exodus -- Bible: Genesis -- "Great Hymn to the Aten" -- Epic of Gilgamesh -- Noble Eightfold Path -- Jain Sutras -- Upanishads -- Confucius: Analects -- Orphic tablets and hymns -- Dao De Jiung -- Book of Enoch -- Cleanthes: "Hymn to Zeus" -- Han Feizi -- Bhagavad Gita -- Book of Rites -- Laws of Manu -- Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles -- Lotus Sutra -- Lucretius: On the nature of things -- Gospel of Thomas -- Bible: Revelation -- Ptolemy: "Letter to Flora" -- Pirke Avot -- Sefer Yetzirah
    Volume 2: 240-1570--Mani: Evangelium -- Heart Sutra -- Popol Vuh -- Nicene Creed -- Trimular: "Atbudha Dance" -- Dionysius the Areopagite: The Celestial Hierarchy -- Book of the cave of treasures -- Emerald Tablet -- Qur'an -- Shantideva: Bohdicaryavatara -- The Voyage of Bran -- Nihongi -- Tibetan Book of the Dead -- Sahih Al-Bukhari -- Usul al-kafi --Yengishiki -- Vishnu Purana -- Mishneh Torah --Book of the Bee -- Ibn Al-'Arabi: The Meccan Illuminations -- Snorra Edda -- Francis of Assisi: "Canticle of the Creatures" -- Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae -- gZi-brjid -- Mohawk Thanksgiving Address -- Henricus Institoris and Jacobas Sprenger: Malleus Maleficarum -- Martin Luther: Niety-five theses -- The key of Solomon the King -- Paracelsus: Concerning the Nature of Things -- Rig Veda Americanus -- Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent -- The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus -- Shulchan Arukh
    Volume 3: 1604-2002 -- Raag Gond -- Fama Fraternitatis -- Westminster Confession -- John Bunyan: Pilgrim's Progress -- Kumulipo -- Hakuin Ekaku: "Song of Mediation" -- Ba'al Shem Tov: "The Holy Epistle" -- Emanuel Swedenborg: Invitation to the new church -- Francis BArrett: The Magus -- Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Bab: Persian Bayan -- Kitab Al-jilwah -- Allan Kardec: The Spirits' Book -- Baha'u'llah: Kitab-i-aqdas -- Mary Baker Eddy: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures -- Pittsburgh Platform -- Helena Blavatsky: The Secret Doctrine -- Rufus M. Jones: "Essential Truths" -- Rudolf Steiner: Theosophy -- Emma Goldman: The Philophy of Atheism -- Robert Athlyi Rogers: Holy Oiby -- Humanist Manifesto -- Meher Baba: Discourses -- Gerald Gardner: Book of Shadows -- Vatican II -- Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Governance of the Jurist -- Yoruba Praise Peom to Sango -- Li Hongzhi: Zhuan Falun -- Ismar Schorsch: The Sacred Cluster -- Jose Trigueinho: Calling Humanity
    List of Documents by Religious Tradition -- Subject Index.

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    North Korea's juche myth

    951.9304
    M996n
    2016

    North Korea's juche myth

    Myers, B.R.

    For decades the Juche myth has gulled foreign observers into believing htat North Korean nationalism, radical though it may be, has no designs on the rest of hte peninsula--that the republic's main goal is to become the hwole unto itself. Relentless, mass-impoverishing armament, recurring attacks on South Korea, official talk of a "holy war" of unification: all this behavior, we are told, is but the regime's convoluted, counter-productive way of asking to be left in self-contained peace. The fallacy in question is more than just an example of academic groupthink. It induces so gross a misunderstanding of America's first far-right nuclear adversary as to be downright dangerous.

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    A scientist celebrates creation

    213
    J11sc
    2015

    A scientist celebrates creation

    Javor, George

    Albert Einstein said, "Science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind." The very basis of religion is the creatorship of God. Science, the study of the created world, therefore, is a subset of theology, the study of God. As a result, when secular or religious scientists discover new facts about the physical world, they are contributing to our understanding of the Creator who made heaven and earth and set all things in motion. This book examines the existence of God and His creative power from the solar system down to the minscule organisms.

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    A search for meaning in nature: a new look at Creation and Evolution

    213
    R611

    A search for meaning in nature: a new look at Creation and Evolution

    Ritland, Richard M.

    There is a common impression that, among other things, science has done away with the necessity of a Creator and that intelligence is on the side of unbelief. Many are dissatisfied and confused about what they should believe. This book helps the reader to re-examine certain areas of science concerning the basic question of existence, the question of God and His relationship to the world.

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    The secret history of the Mongol queens: how the daughters of Genghis Khan rescued his empire

    950
    W361s
    2015

    The secret history of the Mongol queens: how the daughters of Genghis Khan rescued his empire

    Weatherford, Jack

    The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. The daughters of the Silk Route turned their father's conquests into the first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section about the queens from the Secret History of the Mongols, and, with that one act, the dynasty of these royals had seemingly been extinguished forever, as even their names were erased from the historical record. With this book, Jack Weatherford restores the queens' missing chapter to the annals of history.

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