By Bettina Schmidt
Caribbean Diaspora within the united states provides a brand new cultural concept in line with an exploration of Caribbean spiritual groups in manhattan urban. The Caribbean tradition of latest York demonstrates a cultural dynamism which embraces Spanish conversing, English talking and French talking migrants. All cultures are filled with breaks and contradictions as Latin American and Caribbean theorists have proven of their ongoing debate. This e-book combines particular study through the writer in Caribbean ny with the theoretical discourse of Latin American and Caribbean students. targeting Caribbean non secular groups, together with Cuban/Puerto Rican SanterÃa (Regla de Ocha), Haitian Vodou, Shango (Orisha Baptist) from Trinidad and Tobago, and Brazilian Pentecostal church, Schmidt's observations result in the development of a cultural idea that illustrates a tradition in an ongoing nation of swap, with multiple type of expression looking on state of affairs, time and context. exhibiting the creativity of religions and how immigrants adapt to their new atmosphere, this ebook fills a niche among Latin American and Caribbean experiences.
By Jiddu Krishnamurti
By Ali Tabari
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By Mark Twain
Contributor note: John S. Tuckey (Foreword, Contributor)
Publish 12 months note: First released 1916
This is the single authoritative textual content of this past due novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote final, and the single one he accomplished or known as the The Mysterious Stranger. Albert Bigelow Paine's version of an identical identify has been proven to be a textual fraud.
In addition, for the 1st time within the Mark Twain Library version, a thesaurus of printer's phrases is featured in addition to specialist notes and commentary.
By Norman Housley
Spiritual war has been a recurrent characteristic of ecu heritage. during this clever and readable new examine, the prestigious campaign historian Norman Housley describes and analyses the central expressions of holy battle within the interval from the Hussite wars to the 1st new release of the Reformation. The context was once one in all either problem and enlargement. The Ottoman Turks posed an unheard of exterior hazard to the 'Christian republic', whereas doctrinal dissent, consistent war among states, and uprising eroded it from inside of. it is a significant contribution to either campaign historical past and the learn of the Wars of faith of the early smooth interval. Professor Housley explores the interplay among campaign and spiritual conflict within the broader experience, and argues that the non secular violence of the 16th and 17th centuries used to be natural, within the sens that it sprang from deeply rooted proclivities inside ecu society.
By Emily Michelson
Italian preachers through the Reformation period chanced on themselves within the trenches of a extra determined battle than something they'd ever imagined. This war--the splintering of western Christendom into conflicting sects--was bodily but in addition spiritually violent. In an period of super spiritual convolution, fluidity, and hazard, preachers of all types spoke from the pulpit day-by-day, weekly, or seasonally to confront the most well liked controversies in their time. Preachers additionally grew to become to the printing press in unparalleled numbers to unfold their messages. Emily Michelson demanding situations the stereotype that Protestants succeeded in changing Catholics via stronger preaching and printing. Catholic preachers weren't easily reactionary and uncreative mouthpieces of a monolithic church. fairly, they deftly and imaginatively grappled with the query of ways to maintain the orthodoxy in their flock and hold the authority of the Roman church whereas additionally confronting new, indisputable lay calls for for inclusion and participation. those sermons--almost unknown in English till now--tell a brand new tale of the Reformation that credit preachers with holding Italy Catholic whilst the region's spiritual destiny appeared doubtful, and with fashioning the post-Reformation Catholicism that thrived into the trendy period. by way of deploying the pulpit, pen, and printing press, preachers in Italy created a brand new non secular tradition that may continue to exist in an unheard of surroundings of festival and spiritual choice.
By Daniele Bolelli
Create your personal Religion is a decision to arms—an open invitation to query the entire values, ideals, and worldviews that humanity has up to now held as sacred so as to locate the solutions we have to the very sensible difficulties dealing with us.
Writer, thinker, and professor of comparative faith, Daniele Bolelli, leads the reader via 3 thousand years of mythology, misogyny, incorrect information, and the flat-out lies approximately "revealed truth" that proceed to litter our skill to dwell a calm existence, freed from guilt and disgrace and the last word worry of death.
"Our worldviews are in determined desire of a few housecleaning," says Bolelli. "We input the twenty first century nonetheless sporting on our backs the prejudices and methods of deliberating numerous previous generations. What labored for them could or won't nonetheless be of use, so it truly is our activity to ensure to save lots of the instruments which could aid us and permit cross of the lifeless weight."
By Volker Leppin
Die Faszinationskraft der mystischen Frömmigkeit ist bis heute ungebrochen. Volker Leppin geht allgemeinverständlich den Formen und Deutungen der christlichen Mystik nach. Der Bogen reicht von den ersten biblischen Spuren über den spätantiken Theologen Dionysios Areopagita und die großen Mystiker des Mittelalters wie Bernhard von Clairvaux und Meister Eckhart bis zur Gegenwart. Dabei werden alle großen christlichen Konfessionen - orthodoxe, katholische und evangelische - berücksichtigt.