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Not The Religious Type by Dave Schmelzer

Title Not the Religious Type
Author Dave Schmelzer
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date 2008
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 179
ISBN 9781414315836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The author uses his own experiences to explore the relationship people can have with God without being religious.

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.

Blue Ocean Faith by Dave Schmelzer

Title Blue Ocean Faith
Author Dave Schmelzer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-01-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 180
ISBN 1942011431
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Dave Schmelzer is the executive director of Blue Ocean Faith, an innovative network of churches throughout the country that has helped thousands of secular people-from Harvard deans to public housing residents-connect with God. He lives in Santa Monica with his family where they are starting another Blue Ocean church.

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 Nietzsche s Philosophy of Religion
Author Julian Young
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2006-04-06
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781107320871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche observes that Greek tragedy gathered people together as a community in the sight of their gods, and argues that modernity can be rescued from 'nihilism' only through the revival of such a festival. This is commonly thought to be a view which did not survive the termination of Nietzsche's early Wagnerianism, but Julian Young argues, on the basis of an examination of all of Nietzsche's published works, that his religious communitarianism in fact persists through all his writings. What follows, it is argued, is that the mature Nietzsche is neither an 'atheist', an 'individualist', nor an 'immoralist': he is a German philosopher belonging to a German tradition of conservative communitarianism - though to claim him as a proto-Nazi is radically mistaken. This important reassessment will be of interest to all Nietzsche scholars and to a wide range of readers in German philosophy.

Post Grad by Caroline Kitchener

Title Post Grad
Author Caroline Kitchener
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-04-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780062429537
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An honest and deeply reported account of five women and the opportunities and frustrations they face in the year following their graduation from an elite university. Recent Princeton graduate Caroline Kitchener weaves together her experiences from her first year after college with that of four of her peers in order to delve more deeply into what the world now offers a female college graduate, and how the world perceives them. Each of the five girls in this diverse group were expected to attend college—but most had no clear expectations for their futures post-graduation. And as Kitchener follows each member of the group, it becomes harder to reduce them to stereotypes, harder either to defend or to judge their choices. Kitchener navigates expertly between the very personal and the wider sociological perspectives as she outlines a chronological year in the lives of all five women, illuminating and clarifying each one of their choices, victories, and foibles. Both a broad and an intensely individual exploration, Post Grad is a portrait of the shifting environment of that important year after graduation, as well as an intimate look at how a select group of very different individuals handles its challenges—navigating family tensions, relationships, jobs, and that ever-elusive notion of independence.

Title When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough
Author Lillian Daniel
Publisher Jericho Books
Release Date 2013-01-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781455523108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The phrase "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become a cliché. It's easy to find God amid the convenience of self-styled spirituality--but is it possible (and more worthwhile) to search for God through religion? Minister and celebrated author Lillian Daniel gives a new spin on church with stories of what a life of faith can really be: weird, wondrous, and well worth trying. From a rock-and-roller sexton to a BB gun-toting grandma, a church service attended by animals to a group of unlikely theologians at Sing Sing, Daniel shows us a portrait of church that is flawed, fallible--and deeply faithful. With poignant reflections and sly wit, Daniel invites all of us to step out of ourselves, dare to become a community, and encounter a God greater than we could ever invent. Humorous and sincere, this is a book about people finding God in the most unexpected of places: prisons, airports, yoga classes, committee meetings, and, strangest of all, right there in church.

Title Jewish Spectator
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1945
Category Jews
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105011996878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Belief Without Borders by Linda A. Mercadante

Title Belief Without Borders
Author Linda A. Mercadante
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2014-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 323
ISBN 9780199931002
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A dramatic rise in ''nones''—individuals without religious affiliation—has taken place in less than two decades. Many of these people are seekers who self-identify as ''spiritual but not religious (SBNR).'' In Belief without Borders, theologian Linda Mercadante, once an SBNR herself, sets out to find them and let them speak for themselves.

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

Title The Religious Case Against Belief
Author James P. Carse
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2008-05-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781440637971
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An insightful explanation for why belief-not religion-keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance Through careful , creative analysis, James P. Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief. Looking to both historical and contemporary crises, Carse distinguishes religion from belief systems and pinpoints how the closed-mindedness and hostility of belief has corrupted religion and spawned violence the world over. Drawing on the lessons of Galileo, Martin Luther, Abraham Lincoln, and Jesus Christ, Carse creates his own brand of parable and establishes a new vocabulary with which to study conflict in the modern world. Carse uses his wide-ranging understanding of religion to find a viable and vital path away from what he calls the Age of Faith II and toward open-ended global dialogue.

Battling The Gods by Tim Whitmarsh

Title Battling the Gods
Author Tim Whitmarsh
Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date 2016-02-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780571279326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How new is atheism? In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean to recover the stories of those who first refused the divinities. Long before the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of disbelief in a deeply Christian Europe, atheism was a matter of serious public debate in the Greek world. But history is written by those who prevail, and the Age of Faith mostly suppressed the lively free-thinking voices of antiquity. Tim Whitmarsh brings to life the fascinating ideas of Diagoras of Melos, perhaps the first self-professed atheist; Democritus, the first materialist; and Epicurus and his followers. He shows how the early Christians came to define themselves against atheism, and so suppress the philosophy of disbelief. Battling the Gods is the first book on the origins of the secular values at the heart of the modern state. Authoritative and bold, provocative and humane, it reveals how atheism and doubt, far from being modern phenomena, have intrigued the human imagination for thousands of years.

Title Contemporary Writers in Christian Perspective
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1969
Category Christianity in literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B3567878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Resurrecting Religion
Author Greg Paul
Publisher NavPress
Release Date 2018-02-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781631466670
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

There’s lots of bad religion out there. But the answer isn’t no religion, it’s true religion: living out—publicly and communally—what we say we believe privately and individually. True religion puts flesh on the bones of faith. Resurrecting Religion offers an inspiring, stretching vision for finding our way back to the good news of our faith. At a time when most people practice their faith in the extremes—either extremely publicly, with a legalistic, combative tone that creates division, or extremely privately, to the point that our faith becomes functionally irrelevant—award-winning author Greg Paul offers a vision for religion that is good for us and good for the world.

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Title The Prophet
Author Kahlil Gibran
Publisher Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Release Date 2020-08-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9789390287826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A book of poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran's best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world, and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.

Educating Everybody S Children by Robert W. Cole W. Cole

Title Educating Everybody s Children
Author Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Publisher ASCD
Release Date 2008-06-15
Category Education
Total Pages 295
ISBN 9781416612490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Title The Rudder Pedalion of the Metaphorical Ship of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Orthodox Christians
Author Orthodox Eastern Church. Canons, nomocanons, decrees, etc
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1957
Category Canon law
Total Pages 1034
ISBN STANFORD:36105119441207
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

God Is Not One by Stephen Prothero

Title God Is Not One
Author Stephen Prothero
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2010-09-20
Category
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9781459602571
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

fascinating guide to religion and its place in the world today. In God Is Not One, bestselling author Stephen Prothero makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply ''different paths to the same God.'' Instead, he shows that the differences between the major religions are far greater than we think: they each ask different questions, tackle different problems, and aim at different goals. God Is Not One highlights the unique aspects of the world's major religions, with chapters on Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba religion, Judaism, Daoism and atheism. Lucid and compelling, God Is Not One offers a new understanding of religion for the twenty-first century.

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

Title The Righteous Mind
Author Jonathan Haidt
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2013
Category Psychology
Total Pages 500
ISBN 9780307455772
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.