By C. S. Lewis
In the vintage Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, crucial author of the 20 th century, explores the typical floor upon which all of these of Christian religion stand jointly. Bringing jointly Lewis’ mythical broadcast talks in the course of global struggle from his 3 prior books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity offers an unequaled chance for believers and nonbelievers alike to listen to this robust apologetic for the Christian faith.
Kitcher thoughtfully and sensitively considers how secularism can reply to the concerns and demanding situations that every one humans confront, together with the difficulty of mortality. He investigates how secular lives examine with these of people that undertake non secular doctrines as literal fact, in addition to those that embody much less literalistic types of faith. while spiritual trust has been very important during the past, Kitcher concludes that evolution clear of faith is now crucial. He envisions the successors to non secular lifestyles, the place the senses of identification and neighborhood ordinarily fostered by means of faith will in its place draw on a broader diversity of cultural items—those supplied by means of poets, filmmakers, musicians, artists, scientists, and others. With readability and deep perception, Kitcher unearths the ability of secular humanism to motivate satisfying human lives equipped on moral truth.
This beginner's consultant to Hamas has been absolutely revised and up to date. It now covers the entire significant occasions because the January 2006 elections, together with the clash with Fatah and Israel's brutal offensive in Gaza on the finish of 2008.
Explaining the explanations for Hamas's reputation, major Al-Jazeera journalist and Cambridge educational Khaled Hroub offers the foremost proof which are so frequently lacking from traditional information stories. it is a one-stop advisor that offers a transparent review of Hamas's historical past, key ideals, and its political agenda.
This targeted ebook presents a fresh viewpoint that will get to the guts of Hamas.
So, what do you get an atheist for Christmas? This choice of shrewdpermanent, humorous essays, of course—short works through forty two resolutely secular-minded geniuses approximately the way to live to tell the tale (and even take pleasure in) the vacation season…without feeling the Christmas Spirit movement you. Editors Robin Harvie and Stephanie Meyers have accrued writers, celebrities, comedians, and scientists to bring essays starting from the hilarious to the reflective to the charmingly absurd in The Atheist’s consultant to Christmas, an ideal reward for the Pastafarian who has every thing, the Scrooge who wishes not anything, and an individual else drawn to the various meanings that Christmas can carry.
By Philip Novak
A global Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal faith sources!
during this excellent better half to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the main strong and chic expressions of the knowledge of humankind. genuine, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."
By Tricia McCannon
The place used to be Jesus for the 1st thirty years of his existence? the place and what was once he taught? Who have been his teachers?
This attention-grabbing quantity deals startling new proof culled from hard-to-find Vatican texts, theosophical classics, legends and airtight symbolism to build radical new photograph of Jesus and his occasions. McCannon postulates that Jesus spent not less than seven years in Egypt, a few years in England, and visited either India and Tibet sooner than starting his public ministry in Palestine.
This is a wide-ranging exam of the direct hyperlinks and similarities among Jesus' teachings and the lessons of varied secret religions and sects that have been well known in the course of his lifetime, together with the Essenes, Buddhists, and Druids. McCannon deals compelling facts that areas Jesus' existence and project firmly within the context of the deeper non secular teachings that got here prior to him.
By Stephen Law
Humans of religion frequently argue that with out God, there should be no morality. certainly, with out faith, our lives are left with no that means and are inclined to degenerate into ethical chaos. during this Very brief Introduction, thinker Stephen legislation explains why those claims are fake and why humanism--though a rejection of religion--nevertheless presents either an ethical foundation and a that means for our lives. certainly, legislations indicates that humanism is a rather optimistic substitute to faith. The humanist isn't easily one that denies the reality of non secular trust, yet one that believes we will be able to take pleasure in significant, functional, and sturdy lives with out faith. and much from embracing ethical nihilism, humanists are frequently deeply devoted humans, to be came upon on the leading edge of many vital moral campaigns. legislations is going directly to express how the time period "humanism" is utilized in numerous methods. Marx defined himself as a "humanist" however the Pope has additionally expressed aid for what he calls "humanism." legislation argues for humanism because it is most typically understood--as a favorable, ethical kind of atheism.
By David Limbaugh
In the 2014 New York Times bestseller Jesus on Trial, David Limbaugh made a case for the Gospels as difficult proof of the lifestyles of God, drawing on his personal non secular trip from skeptic to believer. Now, in The Emmaus Code, Limbaugh unlocks the mysteries of the outdated testomony and divulges tricks of Jesus Christ's arrival via all thirty-nine outdated testomony books.
The key to the secrets and techniques of the outdated testomony, Limbaugh argues, is the an important New testomony stumble upon among the risen Jesus and tourists at the street to Emmaus. With that key, and with Limbaugh as a deft advisor, readers of The Emmaus Code will come to a startling new knowing of the previous testomony as a transparent and robust heralding of Jesus Christ's arrival. Limbaugh takes readers on a revealing trip from Genesis via Malachi, demonstrating constant message classes via each one of the previous Testament's thirty-nine books: the ability, ask yourself, and eternal love of Jesus Christ.
By Peter Marshall
The Reformation used to be a seismic occasion in heritage, whose outcomes are nonetheless operating themselves out in Europe and internationally. The protests opposed to the promoting of indulgences staged via the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing trend of demands inner reform and renewal within the Christian Church. yet they quickly took a thorough and unforeseen flip, engulfing first Germany after which Europe as an entire in livid arguments approximately how God's will used to be to be discerned, and the way people have been to be 'saved'.
However, those debates didn't stay restrained to a slender sphere of theology. They got here to reshape politics and diplomacy; social, cultural, and creative advancements; kin among the sexes; and the styles and performances of way of life. They have been additionally the stimulus for Christianity's transformation right into a actually international faith, as brokers of the Roman Catholic Church sought to catch up on losses in Europe with new conversions in Asia and the Americas.
Covering either Protestant and Catholic reform events, in Europe and around the wider global, this superbly illustrated quantity tells the tale of the Reformation from its speedy, explosive beginnings, via to its profound longer-term results and legacy for the fashionable global. the tale isn't really one among an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression, enlightenment over lack of expertise. quite, it tells how a large number of rival teams and contributors, without or with the aid of political energy, strove after visions of 'reform'. and the way, even with themselves, they laid the principles for the plural and conflicted international we now inhabit.
By Mitchell Stephens
The ancient achievements of non secular trust were huge and good chronicled. yet what approximately the accomplishments of these who've challenged faith? touring from classical Greece to twenty-first century America, think there is no Heaven explores the function of disbelief in shaping Western civilization. At every one juncture universal issues emerge: through wondering the function of gods within the heavens or the function of a God in developing guy in the world, nonbelievers aid flow technology ahead. through demanding the divine correct of monarchs and the strictures of holy books, nonbelievers, together with Jean- Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot, support extend human liberties, and impression the early founding of the United States. Revolutions in technology, in politics, in philosophy, in artwork, and in psychology were led, on a number of events, by way of those people who are freed from the restrictions of non secular existence. Mitchell Stephens tells the often-courageous stories of history's most vital atheists― like Denis Diderot and Salman Rushdie. Stephens makes a powerful and unique case for his or her value not just to state-of-the-art New Atheist move yet to the best way lots of us―believers and nonbelievers―now imagine and reside.