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Title Life s Too Short to Pretend You re Not Religious
Author David Dark
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2016-01-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 199
ISBN 9780830844463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For many of us, the word "religious" evokes thoughts of brainwashing, violence and eye-rubbingly tiresome conversations. Why not be done with it? Combining wit and candor with sharp cultural observations, David Dark flips the script on religiosity, arguing that "If what we believe is what we see is what we do is who we are, there's no getting away from religion."

Title The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
Author David Dark
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2009-03-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780310563907
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The freedom to question—asking and being asked—is an indispensable and sacred practice that is absolutely vital to the health of our communities.According to author David Dark, when religion won’t tolerate questions, objections, or differences of opinion, and when it only brings to the table threats of excommunication, violence, and hellfire, it does not allow people to discover for themselves what they truly believe.The God of the Bible not only encourages questions; the God of the Bible demands them. If that were not so, we wouldn’t live in a world of such rich, God-given complexity in which wide-eyed wonder is part and parcel of the human condition. Dark contends that it’s OK to question life, the Bible, faith, the media, emotions, language, government—everything. God has nothing to hide. And neither should people of faith.The Sacredness of Questioning offers a wide-ranging, insightful, and often entertaining discussion that draws on a variety of sources, including religious texts and popular culture. It is a book that readers will likely cherish—and recommend—for years to come.

Everyday Apocalypse by David Dark

Title Everyday Apocalypse
Author David Dark
Publisher Brazos Press
Release Date 2002-12-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781587430558
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mining popular media, Dark redefines the term apocalypse as a more honest, watchful way of being in the world and highlights how the imagination can expose our moral condition.

Title The Gospel According to Mark
Author Anonim
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category Bibles
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780857860972
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

Title God Is Not Great
Author Christopher Hitchens
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2008-11-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781551991764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

How To Film Truth by Justin Wells

Title How to Film Truth
Author Justin Wells
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2018-08-02
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 120
ISBN 9781532640339
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How to Film Truth explores the history of documentary film as a search for truth by filmmakers, and a journey of discovery for subjects and audiences. This process, the act of documenting, exploring, and reflecting on our reality in all its created beauty, wonder, and mystery can itself be a devotional practice. The history can be seen as moving from actuality to ecstasy, from propaganda to empathy, and finally to confessional, emotional, personal, and communal healing.

Heaven And Hell by Bart D. Ehrman

Title Heaven and Hell
Author Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-03-23
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781501136740
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from and why do they endure? What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven and 58% believe in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian and assume they are the age-old teachings of the Bible. But eternal rewards and punishments are found nowhere in the Old Testament and are not what Jesus or his disciples taught. So where did these ideas come from? In this “eloquent understanding of how death is viewed through many spiritual traditions” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Bart Ehrman recounts the long history of the afterlife, ranging from The Epic of Gilgamesh up to the writings of Augustine, focusing especially on the teachings of Jesus and his early followers. He discusses ancient guided tours of heaven and hell, in which a living person observes the sublime blessings of heaven for those who are saved and the horrifying torments of hell for those who are damned. Some of these accounts take the form of near death experiences, the oldest on record, with intriguing similarities to those reported today. One of Ehrman’s startling conclusions is that there never was a single Greek, Jewish, or Christian understanding of the afterlife, but numerous competing views. Moreover, these views did not come from nowhere; they were intimately connected with the social, cultural, and historical worlds out of which they emerged. Only later, in the early Christian centuries, did they develop into notions of eternal bliss or damnation widely accepted today. In this “elegant history” (The New Yorker), Ehrman helps us reflect on where our ideas of the afterlife come from. With his “richly layered-narrative” (The Boston Globe) he assures us that even if there may be something to hope for when we die, there certainly is nothing to fear.

You Found Me by Rick Richardson

Title You Found Me
Author Rick Richardson
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2019-06-18
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780830864546
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

New research from the Billy Graham Center Institute shows that unchurched Americans are still remarkably open to faith conversations and the church. Researcher and practitioner Rick Richardson sheds light on the study's findings and shares best practices for how churches are effectively approaching unchurched "nones" and moving them to faith.

From Jesus To Christ by Paula Fredriksen

Title From Jesus to Christ
Author Paula Fredriksen
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2008-10-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780300164107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

Unholy by Sarah Posner

Title Unholy
Author Sarah Posner
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2020-05-26
Category Political Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781984820433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“In terrifying detail, Unholy illustrates how a vast network of white Christian nationalists plotted the authoritarian takeover of the American democratic system. There is no more timely book than this one.”—Janet Reitman, author of Inside Scientology Why did so many evangelicals turn out to vote for Donald Trump, a serial philanderer with questionable conservative credentials who seems to defy Christian values with his every utterance? To a reporter like Sarah Posner, who has been covering the religious right for decades, the answer turns out to be far more intuitive than one might think. In this taut inquiry, Posner digs deep into the radical history of the religious right to reveal how issues of race and xenophobia have always been at the movement’s core, and how religion often cloaked anxieties about perceived threats to a white, Christian America. Fueled by an antidemocratic impulse, and united by this narrative of reverse victimization, the religious right and the alt-right support a common agenda–and are actively using the erosion of democratic norms to roll back civil rights advances, stock the judiciary with hard-right judges, defang and deregulate federal agencies, and undermine the credibility of the free press. Increasingly, this formidable bloc is also forging ties with European far right groups, giving momentum to a truly global movement. Revelatory and engrossing, Unholy offers a deeper understanding of the ideological underpinnings and forces influencing the course of Republican politics. This is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

Title The Possibility of America
Author David Dark
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date 2019-04-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9781611649383
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Published in the years following 9/11, David Darks book The Gospel according to America warned American Christianity about the false worship that conflates love of country with love of God. It delved deeply into the political divide that had gripped the country and the cultural captivity into which so many American churches had fallen. In our current political season, the problems Dark identified have blossomed. The assessment he brought to these problems and the creative resources for resisting them are now more important than ever. Into this new political landscape and expanding on the analysis of The Gospel according to America, Dark offers The Possibility of America: How the Gospel Can Mend Our God-Blessed, God-Forsaken Land. Dark expands his vision of a fractured yet redeemable American Christianity, bringing his signature mix of theological, cultural, and political analysis to white supremacy, evangelical surrender, and other problems of the Trump era.

Title The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition
Author Richard Dawkins
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2016-05-19
Category
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781784161934
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Title The Gospel According to America
Author David Dark
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date 2005
Category Christianity and culture
Total Pages 173
ISBN 0664234704
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Review of the Churches
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1893
Category Christian union
Total Pages 86
ISBN NYPL:33433067415624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson

Title 12 Rules for Life
Author Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2018
Category PHILOSOPHY
Total Pages 409
ISBN 9780345816023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Catalog Of Copyright Entries by Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Title Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1963
Category Copyright
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105006280833
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Christian miscellany and family visiter
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1850
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:555007403
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Christian week
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:555079402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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