By David Mills
OR DOES GOD EXIST in simple terms IN OUR HEADS?
IS THE BIBLE really GOD’S WORD?
OR IS IT A JUMBLE OF FANCIFUL MYTHS?
Atheist Universe information why God is not sensible to give an explanation for the universe’s range, association and sweetness. utilizing uncomplicated, basic good judgment, this publication rebuts each argument that says to “prove” God’s existence.
A entire primer for countering today’s spiritual dogma, Atheist Universe addresses all of the ancient and medical questions, including:
•What is atheism, and why is it so misunderstood?
•If God is a fable, then how did the universe appear?
•Without God, is there an goal “right” and “wrong”?
•What is the which means of existence with no God?
•Is there proof of Jesus’ miracles and resurrection?
•Can atheists clarify “near dying” stories and clinical miracles?
•Can technological know-how and the Bible realistically be reconciled?
•What is the behind-the-scenes dating among politics and religion?
By Edward Jabra Jurji
This is the reply to the need of many considerate laymen for an clever appraisal of the good modern faiths. this isn't a reference ebook, yet a gaggle of essays for the final reader at the suggestion, the religious center, of the manager religions of the trendy day. each one essay is written easily and objectively by means of an eminent pupil, with the authority that's the fruit of a life-time learn of his topic. constancy to the classical tenets of every faith and a wish to let every one to talk for itself are salient positive aspects of the paintings of those males. They collaborated at the basic define of the ebook, with the outcome that it really is good integrated-not a random selection of articles. fresh occasions in China, Palestine, India, Indonesia, Japan and plenty of different elements of the globe lend a different curiosity to the topic at present, yet this isn't a ebook on present occasions. It takes a bigger view, and is a research of faith in its widest connotations, as a powerful strength in heritage and as a significant impact on this planet today.
Originally released in 1946.
A Heavenly Treasury of Angelic Lore!
Every tradition cherishes a winged spirit--from the traditional Egyptian ka and Norse Valkyries to Hindu apsaras and the archangels of the Bible. that includes biblical stories, poetry, and gorgeous illustrations, this assortment finds the divine powers of angels, the historical past at the back of their life, and the numerous methods you could contain them on your life.
For centuries, angels have served as messengers, warriors, and guardians who've a distinct bond with people. Angels might be useful liberate fear and guilt, heal bodily and emotionally, and take place your goals. All you must do is open your self as much as obtain divine messages and perception. you will find the magic of indicators, synchronicities, and coincidences and the way to interpret their which means as messages from angels.
From the scary cherubim guarding the doorway to the backyard of Eden with their flaming swords to the airy angels of the Renaissance, this assortment is bound to captivate a person attracted to exploring the numerous background, tradition, and concepts of mysterious celestial beings.
By Bertrand Russell
In addition to Why i'm really not a Christian, this essay needs to rank because the such a lot articulate instance of Russell's famed atheism. it's also the most infamous. Used as proof in a 1940 courtroom case within which Russell used to be declared undeserving to educate college-level philosophy, What I Believe was once to turn into one in all his so much defining works. the information contained inside of have been and are debatable, contentious and - to the non secular - downright blasphemous. A notable paintings, it continues to be the easiest concise advent to Russell's notion.
The Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, is the list of Muhammad's oral educating added among the years instantly previous the hegira in advert 622 and the Prophet's dying in advert 632.
It has exerted untold impression upon heritage of mankind. except its in particular spiritual content material, inspiring the victorious fingers of Islam all through mammoth components of Asia, Africa and southern Europe, it was once the start line of a brand new literary and philosophical circulation which powerfully affected the main cultivated minds between either Christians and Jews within the heart a long time; and the move inaugurated has led to the various most interesting items of genius and learning.
Alan Jones has restored the conventional ordering of the Suras permitting the reader to track the improvement of the Prophet's brain from the early flush of suggestion to his later roles of warrior, flesh presser and founding father of empire.
By Augustine of Hippo
Augustine - at the loose selection of the desire, On Grace and loose selection, and different Writings. Edited and Translated by way of: Peter King. Cambridge collage Press, 2010. 312 pages. (Cambridge Texts within the historical past of Philosophy). ISBN: 9780521001298
The works translated right here take care of significant issues within the taking into consideration St Augustine (354–430): loose will and divine grace. at the one hand, loose will permits humans to make their very own offerings; however, God's grace is needed for those offerings to be efficacious. 'On the loose selection of the Will', 'On Grace and loose Choice', 'On Reprimand and Grace' and 'On the reward of Perseverance' set out Augustine's thought of human accountability, and cartoon a sophisticated reconciliation of will and charm. This quantity is the 1st to collect Augustine's early and later writings on those issues, in a brand new translation by way of Peter King, permitting the reader to determine what Augustine considered as the crowning success of his paintings. the amount additionally features a transparent and available creation that analyzes Augustine's key philosophical strains of notion.
By George H. Smith
During this vintage treatise on atheism, George H. Smith units out to demolish what he considers the main frequent and harmful of the entire myths devised by way of people - the concept that of a perfect being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" provided by way of theists - refined, specialist theologians - in addition to the typical non secular layperson. He explores the ancient and mental havoc wrought via faith usually and concludes that spiritual trust can't have anywhere within the lifetime of smooth, rational man.
"It isn't really my function to transform humans to atheism . . . (but to) show that the idea in God is irrational to the purpose of absurdity. If anyone needs to proceed believing in a god, that's his prerogative, yet he can not excuse his trust within the identify of cause and ethical necessity."
"Each morning, as we hum or chant or strum, we will have fun the renewal of our direction with our personal humble supplying of the fantastic present referred to as song. This publication bargains a landscape of how track can nourish our lives."---Paul wintry weather, award-winning musician and composer.
As historic peoples knew, track profoundly impacts physique, brain, and spirit. it could actually velocity restoration from affliction, heal mental wounds, and open us to the final word secret of existence. Celebrated writer and educator Don Campbell offers a powerful anthology of essays exploring the newest medical study in regards to the therapeutic use of sound in conventional cultures. members contain composers, musicians, and song therapists; medical professionals and psychologists; pioneers in neuroscience and biophysics; and academics in assorted non secular traditions. They handle such interesting themes as: Why chanting raises power; The healing use of sacred tune; Gender ameliorations in therapeutic with sound; How sonic resonance absolutely impacts center fee and mind activit.
By John Thavis
A revealing, well timed examine the reign of Pope Benedict, the conclave, the papal election technique by means of the cardinals, and the heritage of 1 of the world’s oldest and such a lot mysterious institutions
For greater than twenty-five years John Thavis held some of the most attention-grabbing journalistic jobs on the earth: reporting at the internal workings of the Vatican. His day-by-day publicity to the ability, politics, and personalities within the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a distinct, behind-the-scenes standpoint on an establishment that's a long way much less monolithic and unified than it first seems. Thavis finds Vatican urban as a spot the place Curia cardinals struggle deepest wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the previous is constantly upended by way of the sensible concerns of recent life.
Thavis takes readers from a bell tower excessive above St. Peter’s to the depths of the basilica and the saint’s burial position, from the politicking surrounding the election of a brand new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals world wide to controversies in regards to the Vatican’s stand on birth control, and more.
Perceptive, sharply written, and witty, The Vatican Diaries will attraction not just to Catholics (lapsed in addition to religious) yet to any readers drawn to overseas international relations and the position of faith in an more and more secularized international.
By Christin Ditchfield
3 favourite Little Golden ebook Bible tales (Bible Heroes; Bible tales of Boys and Girls; and Miracles of Jesus) are provided of their entirety in a high quality hardcover quantity. At in basic terms $6.99, it really is ideal for Eastertime gift-giving! that includes the vintage stories of David and Goliath, Samson, Moses, Ruth, Jesus' miracle of the loaves and fishes, and more—this is the right "first publication" of Bible tales.