Comparative Religion

101 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON CONFUCIANISM, DAOISM, AND SHINTO

$16.95
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9780809140916

101 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON ISLAM

$12.95
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9780809142804
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2005-08-31
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ABRAHAM

$12.95

Noting Abraham as a shared patriarchal figure common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the author recounts his visits to war zones, ancient shrines, and other locations to trace Abraham's life from an interfaith perspective.

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9780060525095
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2004-02-29
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ABRAHAM

$24.95

"Scholarly, but understandable for the educated lay reader as well as the specialist..". -- Library Journal

"A thorough and enlightening discussion, a collection of hope-filled possibilities". -- Booklist

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9780826408082
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1995-06-30
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ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL ESSENTIAL WRITINGS

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$20.00

Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the great religious teachers and moral prophets of our time. Born in Warsaw to a long line of Hasidic rabbis, he chose instead to study philosophy in Germany. Expelled back to Warsaw, he escaped just weeks before the Nazi invasion and settled in the United States. Through a series of books he contributed greatly to the spiritual renewal of Judaism. But he exerted an equal influence on Christians, so much that he was called another apostle to the gentiles. A passionate champion of interfaith dialogue, he served as an official observer at Vatican II and was influential in challenging the Catholic church to overcome the legacy of anti-Semitism. He raised a prophetic challenge to the social issues of his day, marching with Martin Luther King and protesting the Vietnam war. His writings here on prayer, God, prophecy, the human condition, and the spiritual life vividly communicate his instinct for the holy dimension of all existence.

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9781570759192
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2011-05-15

ACCOUNTING FOR FUNDAMENTALISMS

$47.50

This fourth volume of the Fundamentalism Project provides a comprehensive analysis of the ideologies and behaviors of "fundamentalist" movements, both in their internal dynamics and in their attitudes toward the outside world. Surveying fundamentalist movements in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, the distinguished contributors to this volume describe the organization of these movements, their leadership and recruiting techniques, and the ways in which their ideological programs and organizational structures shift over time in response to changing political and social environments. Accounting for Fundamentalisms features treatments of fundamentalist movements that are in today's headlines, including the Islamic Group, members of which were charged with plotting to blow up the World Trade Center; the World Hindu Party, members of which sparked riots in India by destroying an Islamic shrine; and the revitalized Christian Right in the United States. Why do certain fundamentalist movements act aggressively toward outsiders, while others are integrationist or accommodationist, and still others passive or separatist? Drawing upon world-renowned experts in four major areas of the world with an introduction by the editors and a framing conclusion, this book is the first concerted effort to understand the dynamics of fundamentalist movements around the world. The Fundamentalism Project is a monumental undertaking by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences involving an international group of scholars. Taken together, the volumes in this series will become a standard reference for educators and policy analysts for years to come.

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9780226508856
Publication Date: 
1994-08-31

AFGAHANISTAN

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A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history.

Reaching back to earliest times, Martin Ewans examines the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism. After a succession of early dynasties and the emergence of an Afghan empire during the eighteenth century, the nineteenth and early twentieth century saw a fierce power struggle between Russia and Britain for supremacy in Afghanistan that was ended by the nation's proclamation of independence in 1919. A communist coup in the late 1970s overthrew the established regime and led to the invasion of Soviet troops in 1979. Roughly a decade later, the Soviet Union withdrew, condemning Afghanistan to a civil war that tore apart the nation's last remnants of religious, ethnic, and political unity. It was into this climate that the Taliban was born.

Today, war-torn and economically destitute, Afghanistan faces unique challenges as it looks toward an uncertain future. Martin Ewans carefully weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank look at Afghanistan's prospects and the international resonances of the nation's immense task of total political and economic reconstruction.

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9780060505080
Publication Date: 
2002-09-16
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AFRICAN RELIGION

$18.00
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9781570751059

ALLAH A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

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A leading expert about religion and conflict and the chief spokesperson for The Common Word, the world's leading interfaith dialogue initiative between Christians and Muslims, offers a constructive vision for a new pluralism.

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9780061927089
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2013-12-12
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ALLAH A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

$25.99

Three and a half billion people--the majority of the world's population--profess Christianity or Islam. Renowned scholar Miroslav Volf's controversial proposal is that Muslims and Christians do worship the same God--the only God. As Volf reveals, warriors in the "clash of civilizations" have used "religions"--each with its own god and worn as a badge of identity--to divide and oppose, failing to recognize the one God whom Muslims and Christians understand in partly different ways.

Writing from a Christian perspective, and in dialogue with leading Muslim scholars and leaders from around the world, Volf reveals surprising points of intersection and overlap between these two faith traditions:

- What the Qur'an denies about God as the Holy Trinity has been denied by every great teacher of the church in the past and ought to be denied by Christians today.

- A person can be both a practicing Muslim and 100 percent Christian without denying core convictions of belief and practice.

- How two faiths, worshipping the same God, can work toward the common good under a single government.

Volf explains the hidden agendas behind today's news stories as he thoughtfully considers the words of religious leaders and parses the crucial passages from the Bible and the Qur'an that continue to ignite passion. Allah offers a constructive way forward by reversing the "our God vs. their God" premise that destroys bridges between neighbors and nations, magnifies fears, and creates strife.

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9780061927072
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2011-02-14
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AMERICAN MUSLIMS

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Twenty-four-year-old Asma Hassan calls herself a Muslim feminist cowgirl (she was raised in Pueblo, Colorado). Convinced that Muslim Americans are the victims of mistaken identity (our fellow citizens think all Muslims are terrorists and women-oppressors), Hassan breaks through the stereotypes and generalizations to talk about the religion and the believers she knows from the inside.

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9780826412799
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2001-07-31
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AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

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In this fully revised and enhanced edition of his Religion in the New World, Wentz extends and deepens his successful account of the shaping of America’s diverse religious traditions. Using religious studies categories, such as myth, legend, symbol, and ritual, Wentz sketches the development and flowering of all the traditions—Native American, Reformed, Puritan, Roman Catholic, Restorationist—that proved decisive for American religion. The book extensively treats indigenous American figures and movements, including women, Native Americans, and Mormons, as well as Asian, African, and Islamic traditions. It also includes more material on Transcendentalism and Unitarian Universalism, public religion, and contemporary American Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims.

The book is further enhanced by an eight-page gallery of photos and graphics and includes a CD-ROM with the full text of the book, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and Web resources. The Libronix software used on the CD-ROM includes such features as topic searching, bookmarking, notetaking, and highlighting.

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9780800636166

AMISH WAY: PATIENT FAITH IN A PERILOUS WORLD

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A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish

This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective.

  • Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life
  • Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world
  • Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community

Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life.

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9781118152768

AN APOLOGY FOR APOLOGETICS

$16.95
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9780883447611
Publication Date: 
1991-09-30
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EPISCOP

$6.95

This classic resource, first published in 1935, offers an enlightening overview of the Episcopal Church, including its fascinating history and lore, and information about the church year, buildings, symbolism, vestments and customs. The author also explores the Episcopal Church's government, doctrine, and sacraments, as well as its view of the Bible and prayer, and moral law.

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9780819212313
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1990-05-31
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ANCIENT FAITH AND AMERICAN BORN CHURCHES

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ANCIENT FAITH AND AMERICAN-BORN CHURCHES is a groundbreaking book that brings together in dialogue, representatives of various Christian churches which function as though they were in completely different worlds. These dialogues were undertaken by the ecclesiology study group of the Faith and Order Commission, National Council of the Churches Christ. Churches originating in pre-American (pre-United States) experience were brought into dialogue with churches in the American experience, i.e., a dialogue between Roman Catholic and Baptist traditions. Some of the topics explored in the eight dialogues are apostolicity, Christian Initiation, and the authority and function of scripture. The result then is a dialogue that exemplifies much of what is best in the modern ecumenical movement. Though the participants live and work in different ecclesial communities, they were able to see each other as friends and faith--"faith that recognizes Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

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9780809143214
Publication Date: 
2005-11-30
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ANCIENT SECRETS

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Learn to Apply the Timeless Lessons of Jewish Wisdom Writings to Improve Your Daily Life

Drawing on a broad range of Jewish wisdom writings, distinguished rabbi and psychologist Levi Meier takes a thoughtful, wise and fresh approach to showing us how to apply the stories of the Bible to our everyday lives and let them work their inspirational magic. The courage of Abraham, who left his early life behind and chose a new, more difficult and more rewarding path; the ability of Joseph to forgive his brothers the quests and conflicts of the Bible are still relevant, and still have the power to inform and change our lives.

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9781580230643
Publication Date: 
1999-08-31
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AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE

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Focusing on Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum's concern with the lax observance of his flock at Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester, Massachusetts, award-winning author Wilkes addresses perhaps the most profound question of the late 20th century--what is the place of religion in modern life?

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9780345394347
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1995-08-21
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ANGELICAN VISION

$11.95

In this first volume to the New Church's Teaching Series James Griffiss provides an introduction to the Anglican tradition. He focuses especially on Anglicanism's ability to hold together theological continuity (especially the emphasis on the Incarnation) with social and cultural change. After discussing the Episcopal Church today and the ways in which it has changed over the past fifty years, Griffiss shows how the distinctive Anglican approach has been lived out in its history, spirituality, mission, worship, and approach to Scripture. Throughout, the book stresses the place of Anglicanism in the late twentieth century and its ability to be both flexible and traditional in rapidly changing cultures. The Anglican Vision is intended for wide parish use, including adult education, parish forums, inquirers and newcomers classes, and study groups throughout the church year. It includes a study guide, list of resources, and suggestions for further reading.

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9781561011438
Publication Date: 
1997-01-24
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ANGLICAN CATECHISM

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An Anglican Catechism puts into the hands of anyone seeking to extend their knowledge of the Church of England a definitive account of the teachings of the church and combines informal summaries with interpretive commentary.

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9780826454515
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2001-06-30
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ANXIOUS FOR ARMAGEDDON

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This unique resource offers the fascinating account of Donald E. Wagner's personal experience with the Middle East and calls Western Christians to work with Middle East Christians in healing the pain of Jews and Palestinians.

Wagner grippingly tells of his early involvement with streams of Christianity that treat Israel's possession of the Holy Land as fulfillment of a divine plan that will result in the apocalyptic battle of Armageddon.

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9780836136517
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1994-12-31
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APOSTOLICITY THEN AND NOW

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$27.95

Historically, what did the Church and theologians mean by apostolicity, apostolic tradition, apostolic churches, and apostolic succession? Theologically, what have important postconciliar theologians taught about apostolicity? How have world views shaped the understanding of apostolicity? How might the thesis of the apostolicity of the whole Church impact other ecclesiological and sacramental issues? Ecumenically, what are the points of agreement in several important ecumenical dialogues? Which points are disputed among the churches? Apostolicity Then and Now addresses these concerns.

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9780814651216
Publication Date: 
2004-10-31
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APPROACHING THE QURAN

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Approaching the Qu'ran is a translation of the early suras -- the short, hymnic chapters at the end of the book. A major event in religious publishing, this book captures the complexity, power and poetry of the early suras and the majesty and intimacy of the distinctive Qu'ranic voice. These early revelations to Muhammad involve little of the political and legal detail found in the suras of his later career. Here they speak directly to every human being, regardless of religious confession or cultural background. Approaching the Qu'ran is also designed to be as accessible as possible, to offer the full lyric and literary experience to readers: Opposite each sura is a short commentary that explores some of the subtleties and context of the Qu'ranic passages; an annotated glossary explains key Qu'ranic concepts and Arabic terms with English translations; there is even a compact disc of recordings by renowned Qu'ranic reciters chanting the early suras.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781883991302
Publication Date: 
1999-09-30
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ARAB FRIENDS NEIGHBORS AND GUESTS

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$8.99

Designed to help readers increase their understanding of Arab Americans and the Arab world through Bible studies, Arab Friends, Neighbors, & Guests is a four-part study guide for Christian congregations that wish to learn more about the diversity of Arab cultures and religions.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806644479
Publication Date: 
2001-10-31

ARE WE SINNERS

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Judaism and Christianity have to explain why humans, created by a good and merciful God, sin and commit evil. Rabbi Michael Mayersohn introduces the readers to the conclusions of the Hebrew Bible, the rabbinic literature of Talmud and Midrash, the writings of Paul, Augustine, Aquinas and Martin Luther. Nowhere else can a reader find the rabbis of Talmud and Christian saints Paul and Augustine all in one place talking about an issue as important as sin and evil. The Bible introduces us to the topic of sin with the story of Cain and Abel and Christianity takes us back to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. In its own distinctive way each tradition tries to explain why humans created by God sin.

In this fascinating exploration Rabbi Mayersohn will take us to these sacred texts and explain how Judaism and Christianity reach the conclusions they do about human sinfulness. Is sin inherent in the human condition or the result of some external influence? What is God's role in the story of humans and evil? Is Original Sin the only answer to how sin appeared in the human story? What do these two great faith traditions have to say about these and other important questions?

ISBN/SKU: 
9781440169113
Publication Date: 
2009-10-13
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