Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism
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Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

"This book makes a much-needed contribution to the field of the history of Middle Eastern Christianity and the study of American missions. Becker’s elegant writing style, nimble use of theory, and admirable command of an extensive archive make this book accessible to graduate students, faculty, and perhaps advanced undergraduate students. Revival and Awakening will be of interest to scholars in the fields of history of Christianity, ...

Voices of Preachers in Protest : The Ministry of Two Malawian Prophets: Elliot Kamwana and Wilfred Gudu
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Voices of Preachers in Protest (Luviri Reprints)

Ever since the modern state of Malawi came into existence more than a hundred years ago, religion has played its role in the history of the country, and has interacted with politics and society in many ways, such as with the early Blantyre Mission, the Chilembwe Rising, and the struggle against the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyassaland. This book presents two preachers, Elliot Kamwana and Wilfred Gudu, who, in their different ways an...

Religion in Republican Rome: Rationalization and Ritual Change
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Religion in Republican Rome: Rationalization and Ritual Change

"This study is the most recent contribution to the area of Roman Republican religion by one of the most significant historians of that field in the 21st century. Drawing on the observations of Max Weber and Wolfgang Schluchter, Rüpke presents a brilliant, erudite argument that Roman Republican religion evolved through a process of rationalization that began in the fourth century B.C.E. and culminated with the rise of the Principate i...

Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan's Buddhist Temples
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Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan's Buddhist Temples

“Some years ago, I found myself astonished by the blog postings in That’s So Zen. They were written by a young American woman living and training as a Zen priest in Japan. Then she wrote her first book, Bow First, Ask Questions Later, part memoir, part pointer to the Zen way, and I knew I was witnessing something rare. Gesshin Claire Greenwood brings her whole being to the project, leaving nothing out. Now, with her second book, Just...

Wicca and Witchcraft: Learn to Walk the Magikal Path with the God and Goddess (The Awakened Life)
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Wicca and Witchcraft: (The Awakened Life)

Awaken your life with the God and Goddess and discover the magick of the Wiccan way Get ready to take a journey to a mystical place where anything can happen--an adventure into the realm of witchcraft, magick, and empowerment. This is a place where the wonderment and purity of childhood meet with the spiritual growth and wisdom of the adult world. The Awakened Life: Wicca and Witchcraft teaches you how to look inside yourself and let...

Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective
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Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective

"This collection of engaging writings by a master teacher and scholar puts issues of contemporary religious and ethical significance-interpreting the Bible, inclusive language, debates over intelligent design and human sexuality-in larger historical context. Always accessible, sometimes provocative, and sure to engender discussion, Steinmetz's case studies demonstrate in myriad ways why 'memory of the past is essential for proper fun...

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The Search: Finding Your Inner Power, Your Potential: On The Ten Bulls of Zen

In this important volume, Osho points beyond all paths, beyond all practices, beyond all accumulated wisdom. He shows the way to true liberation, and it is not where one might traditionally think of it. From the Zen master Kakuan Ten Bulls,Osho shows the way to blissful emptiness, only to return home to live life fully. We enter on rare pilgrimage. The Ten Bulls of Zen of are something unique in the history of human consciousness. Tr...

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The I Ching (Book of Changes): A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text

This highly competent translation of one of the Ur-classics of China, the I Ching (or Yijing, the Book of Changes), not only accurately renders archaic words into accessible contemporary English, but also intervenes in the ancient text so that its present-day relevance is thrown into sharp relief. Offering patulous interpretations of the purport and import of the hexagrams, Geoffrey Redmond's capacious readings reach beyond the liter...

Mindfulness for Insomnia: A Four-Week Guided Program to Relax Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Get the Sleep You Need
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Mindfulness for Insomnia: A Four-Week Guided Program to Relax Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Get the Sleep You Need

Break the cycle of anxious thinking and rumination that keeps you up at night. With this much-needed guide, you’ll learn to quiet your mind, relax your body, feel less tense, and finally get the sleep you need. Sleep plays a crucial role in our waking lives. While we sleep, our bodies are recharging with energy, damaged tissue is repaired, and our memories are stored. When we don't get enough sleep, we are tired, less positive, less ...