By Philip Kapleau, Roshi Philip Kapleau
Transparent, direct and concise, Philip Kapleau's "To Cherish All existence" marshals the fundamental spiritual, humanitarian, and medical purposes for changing into vegetarian. increasing at the Buddhist precept of cherishing all existence, Kapleau's compelling dialogue examines an important Buddhist texts, thoughtfully considers the spiritual-ethical dimensions of the difficulty, and speaks cogently to these with a spiritual or humanitarian appreciate for all lifestyles.
By Martin Ramstedt
This quantity offers new info and views at the improvement of 'world faith' in postcolonial societies via an research of the advance of Hinduism in numerous elements of Indonesia from the early 20th century to the current. This improvement has been principally pushed through the spiritual and cultural coverage of the Indonesian significant executive, even if the method begun in the course of the colonial interval as an indigenous reaction to the creation of modernity. The individuals rigorously investigate attainable destiny spiritual advancements in Indonesia after the autumn of Suharto, but in addition assessment the historic improvement of Hinduism within the state. through addressing how Hinduism has needed to adapt to a Judaeo-Christian-Muslim concept of 'religion', its 'official' organization with Buddhism and the impression of its Indonesian-Chinese constituency they spotlight what percentage of Indonesia's ethnic religions were labelled as 'Hindu' sects. due to this portrayal, Hinduism in smooth Indonesia means that Hinduism is basically noticeable as a faith on the edge of a 'true faith' resulting in the doubtful prestige of Hinduism in Indonesian society in particular within the context of accelerating islamization witnessed because the past due Eighties. even though Human Rights violations in Indonesia have acquired loads of assurance because the fall of Suharto, the expanding strain at the Hindu group from Muslim and Christian fundamentalists has been principally neglected.
By Lee Strobel
A pro journalist chases down the most important tale in history--is there credible facts that Jesus of Nazareth quite is the son of god?
Retracing his personal religious trip from atheism to religion, Lee Strobel, former criminal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen specialists with doctorates from faculties like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who're famous experts of their personal fields. Strobel demanding situations them with questions like: How trustworthy is the hot testomony? Does facts for Jesus exist outdoor the Bible? Is there any cause to think the resurrection was once an exact occasion?
Strobel's difficult, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning booklet learn like an enthralling, fast paced novel. yet it's no longer fiction. It's a riveting quest for the reality approximately history's so much compelling determine. what is going to your verdict be in The Case for Christ?
"Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the facts for the reality of biblical Christianity."--Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of recent testomony, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
"Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic may ask. His booklet is so strong I learn it out loud to my spouse evenings after dinner. each inquirer must have it."--Phillip E. Johnson, legislations Professor, college of California at Berkeley
By John Gray
The author's experiences within the Ras Shamra Texts date from 1936, while as Blackie vacationing Fellow of Edinburgh collage his curiosity in them used to be engaged within the library of l'École Biblique de St. Étienne inJ erusalem. at the moment the historic interpretation of convinced of the longer texts had now not been heavily wondered, and plenty of outstanding yet hasty conclusions were drawn after M. Charles Virolleaud's steered e-book of the texts. Our preliminary reserve has been proven through next serious learn. now not will we locate any particular connection with the fathers of the historic Hebrews or to specific localities in Palestine. The texts, although, are most precious as documenting the existence and tradition of Canaan at the eve of the Hebrew cost, and it truly is within the trust that they're vitally suitable to the knowledge of the previous testomony that we current this study.
The publishers' request for a moment version of The Legacy of Canaan has given the author the welcome chance to boost definite issues, on which he had formerly simply touched, and to claim extra firmly on convinced difficulties, which he used to be obliged to depart open within the first variation.
By Trevor Curnow
Starting from Abai to Zeleia, from large temples in Egypt to modest tombs in Turkey, oracles have been an important function of the religions of many historic cultures until eventually their death lower than the Christian Roman emperors. This paintings is a consultant to the entire identified oracles of the traditional global. The better a part of it's dedicated to an alphabetical directory supplying information of approximately three hundred websites in additional than 25 nations the place oracles of 1 style or one other functioned in antiquity. The textual content is greatly cross-referenced and illustrated, and supplemented by way of indexes, a thesaurus, and a considerable creation.