Download E-books The A to Z of Unitarian Universalism (The A to Z Guide Series) PDF

The e-book presents an entire assessment of Unitarian and Universalist heritage world wide. whereas the emphasis is on North the US, many listings offer an sufficient historical past for the improvement of the Unitarian religion in Europe way back to the sixteenth century. different elements of the area are integrated besides with biograpihcal, theological and geographical listings. lots of the publication includes alphabetical listings of all significant leaders of the activities, many star linked to the flow, very important occasions, and histories of associations.

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Download E-books Between Cross and Crescent: Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Malcolm and Martin (History of African-American Religions) PDF

By Lewis V. Baldwin

There isn't any extra special source concerning the courting among Martin King and Malcolm X. The intensity of scholarship during this quantity extends even to the intense volume of knowledge relegated to footnotes, themselves a gold mine of documentation for all readers drawn to the interface among religion claims, politics, and social and cultural transformation.

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Download E-books Jewish Identities in Iran: Resistance and Conversion to Islam and the Baha'i Faith PDF

By Mehrdad Amanat

For minority religion teams residing in nineteenth-century Iran, spiritual conversion to Islam - either voluntary and compelled - was once the first technique of social integration and assimilation. despite the fact that, why was once it that a few Persian Jews as an alternative embraced the emergent Baha'i religion, which was once topic to harsher persecution that Judaism? Mehrdad Amanat explores the conversion stories of Jewish households in this time, and examines the fluid, a number of spiritual identities that many converts followed. The spiritual fluidity exemplified within the common voluntary conversion of Iranian Jews to Baha'ism provides an alternative choice to the rejectionist view of faith that regards millennia of spiritual adventure as inherently coercive, oppressive, rigidly dogmatic and a continuously divisive social strength.

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Download E-books The Soul of the Indian (Native American) PDF

Raised one of the Sioux till the age of 15, Charles Alexander Eastman (1858–1939) was once expert at Dartmouth and Boston collage clinical tuition. His vast event of either local American and out of doors cultures makes Eastman very best to interpret them for every different, and in The Soul of the Indian, he defines American Indian spiritual existence because it existed ahead of touch with exterior affects. instead of a systematic treatise, Eastman has written a ebook, "as actual as i will be able to make it to my early life instructing and ancestral beliefs, yet from the human, now not the ethnological standpoint." His discussions of the varieties of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit global emphasize the common caliber and private charm of local American religion.

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Download E-books Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality, Foreword by Tony and Peggy Campolo PDF

By Ted Grimsrud

This ebook emerges from a sequence of public conversations on homosexuality by way of Mennonite theology professors with truly varied views at the factor. Reasoning Together expands on those conversations. the 1st part units the context for the dialog, picking the major matters and describing the diversities between Christians on those concerns. the second one part comprises the most confident shows from each one author besides every one responding to the opposite. the following now we have broad theological and biblical mirrored image. within the 3rd part, every one author asks the opposite questions, triggering huge supply and take. The ebook concludes with a quick bankruptcy sketching parts of contract amidst the disagreements which have been the focal point of the sooner chapters and annotated bibliographies.

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Download E-books Controversial New Religions PDF

When it comes to public opinion, new spiritual hobbies are thought of arguable for numerous purposes. Their social association usually runs counter to well known expectancies through experimenting with communal dwelling, replacement management roles, strange financial tendencies, and new political and moral values. hence most of the people perspectives new religions with a mix of interest, leisure, and nervousness, sustained by means of lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy instead of familiarity and lived experience.

This up to date and revised moment variation of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate examine these teams that experience generated the main cognizance, together with a few very recognized classical teams just like the kinfolk, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; a few relative novices similar to the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the sunlight Temple, department Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and a few attention-grabbing instances like modern Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and diverse Pagan teams. every one essay combines an summary of the historical past and ideology of every association or stream with unique and insightful research. by means of offering a long time of scholarly paintings on new non secular events written in an obtainable shape via tested students in addition to more youthful specialists within the box, this publication could be a useful source for all those that search a view of latest religions that's deeper than what are available in sensationalistic media stories.

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Download E-books Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me PDF

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The purely booklet to ascertain the origins of Scientology's present chief, RUTHLESS tells the unveiling tale of David Miscavige's formative years and his route to the pinnacle seat of the Church of Scientology instructed throughout the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's own, heartfelt tale is a riveting insider's examine existence in the global of Scientology.

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