Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements by Lola Williamson

By Lola Williamson

Yoga, karma, meditation, guru—these phrases, as soon as vague, at the moment are part of the yankee lexicon. Combining Hinduism with Western innovations and values, a brand new hybrid type of faith has built within the usa during the last century. In Transcendent in America, Lola Williamson lines the historical past of varied Hindu-inspired routine in the USA, and argues that jointly they represent a discrete type of non secular perform, a different and identifiable type of new religion.

Williamson offers an outline of the emergence of those hobbies via studying exchanges among Indian Hindus and American intellectuals comparable to Thomas Jefferson and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and illuminates how Protestant traditions of internal event cleared the path for Hindu-style hobbies’ reputation within the West.

Williamson specializes in 3 movements—Self-Realization Fellowship, Transcendental Meditation, and Siddha Yoga—as consultant of the bigger of phenomenon of Hindu-inspired meditation routine. She presents a window into the ideals and practices of fans of those hobbies by means of supplying concrete examples from their phrases and reports that make clear their international view, way of life, and courting with their authorities. Drawing on scholarly examine, quite a few interviews, and a long time of non-public adventure with Hindu-style practices, Williamson makes a resounding case that Hindu-inspired meditation activities are detailed from either immigrant Hinduism and different kinds of Asian-influenced or “New Age” groups.

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The Fire in the Equations: Science, Religion, and the Search by Kitty Ferguson

By Kitty Ferguson

Because the e-book of Darwin's ''Origin of Species'' in 1859, many have came across technological know-how and trust in God irreconcilable. The clash has been heightened through the following dramatic advances in physics, biology and the recent fields of chaos and complexity. a few scientists insist that trust in God can sit down with ease along clinical wisdom; for others the belief is anathema. yet this isn't a question limited to scientists, philosophers and intellectuals. From the writer of ''Stephen Hawking: A Quest for a concept of Everything'', this publication examines the effect of medical discoveries and the query of no matter if we will ever ''find'' God - or a systematic formulation that would erase as soon as and for the entire inspiration of God.

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The Gospel of Thomas, with The Acts of Thomas, and The Book by Anonymous

By Anonymous

‘The Gospel of Thomas’ is a non-canonical gospel along with 114 sayings of Jesus; it will probably were written within the first century, which might make the rfile previous to the 4 gospels of the Bible. it truly is as a rule thought of to be Gnostic in orientation (and used to be declared heretical within the moment century) however it permits the reader an exceptional chance to partake of an self sufficient culture bearing on Jesus.
‘The Acts of Thomas’ claims to be an old account of the eponymous Saint’s evangelizing trip to India and his adventures there. St. Thomas was once martyred in Western India on the Indus Valley in present-day Pakistan.
‘The booklet of Thomas the Contender’ partially of the Nag Hammadi Library (as is the Gospel of Thomas), unearthed in Egypt in December 1945. It’s content material is openly Gnostic, with the physique thought of a ‘prison’ of the soul, and mystery wisdom from Jesus (rather than His atoning dying at the pass) considered as the line to non secular enlightenment.

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Online Arab Spring: Social Media and Fundamental Change by Reza Jamali

By Reza Jamali

What's the function of social media on basic swap in Arab international locations within the heart East and North Africa? Online Arab Spring responds to this query, contemplating 5 nations: Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, and Tunisia, in addition to extra examples. The ebook asks why the penetration price for social media differs in numerous international locations: are mental and social elements at play? every one bankruptcy considers nationwide identification, the legitimacy situation, social capital, details and media literacy, and socialization. non secular attitudes are brought as a key think about social media, with Arabic international locations within the heart East and North Africa being characterised by way of Islamic developments. The perception won can be important for analysing on-line social media results the world over, and predicting destiny events in a social context.

  • provides leading edge interdisciplinary examine, incorporating media stories, cultural elements, id and psychology
  • presents an in depth examine of things akin to nationwide background, cultural homogeneity, trust approach and client ethnocentrism
  • focuses on spiritual attitudes within the context of on-line media

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La svolta antropologica di Karl Rahner (Cornelio Fabro - by Cornelio Fabro

By Cornelio Fabro

Questo saggio contesta nel suo punto di partenza e fondamento l’opera del teologo Karl Rahner. Nella sua opera giudicata da tutti rivoluzione copernicana in Teologia, Rahner fa l. a. dichiarazione sorprendente di voler procedere nell’analisi della dottrina tomistica senza curarsi delle sue origini storiche (Platone, Aristotele, Agostino…): lo studio del Fabro dimostra come Rahner abbia sistematicamente travisato i testi tomistici e i contesti nei quali i testi si muovono, capovolgendone il senso.

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From Clement to Origen: The Social and Historical Context of by Revd Dr David Ivan Rankin

By Revd Dr David Ivan Rankin

From Clement to Origen addresses the engagement of a couple of pre-Nicene Church Fathers with the encompassing tradition. David Rankin considers the historic and social context of the Fathers, grouped in towns and areas, their writings and theological reflections, and discusses how the actual engagement of every with significant points of the encircling tradition affects, informs and shapes their proposal and the articulation of that thought.

The social and ancient context of the Church Fathers is explored with appreciate to the Roman country, the imperial workplace and imperial cult, Greco-Roman classification constructions and the patron-client procedure, problems with wealth construction and different advertisement task, the main philosophical thinkers in antiquity, and to rhetorical conception and perform and the better studying of the day.

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