Faiths Across Time 5 000 Years of Religious History 4 Volumes

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690265
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This monumental, four-volume reference overviews significant events and developments in religious history over the course of more than five millennia. • Provides interesting sidebars to entries on such topics as monotheism and the problem of evil, the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, Mesoamerican mythology, the legacy of Charlemagne, the lives of various religious thinkers and leaders, the Hundred Years' War, the indigenous religions of South Africa, the Second Great Awakening, Potala Palace in Tibet, and many others • Offers a sweeping chronological presentation of faith and religion over five millennia that enables readers to see the connections between historical events and the evolution of various belief systems • Includes an extensive selection of photos that helps readers visualize many of the topics discussed in the text

Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions Faith and Culture across History 2 volumes

Author: Susan de-Gaia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440848505
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This reference offers reliable knowledge about women's diverse faith practices throughout history and prehistory, and across cultures. • Offers nearly 300 reference articles by international scholars of religion, women, and history • Provides an overview of the religious experiences of women across time, faiths, and cultures • Devotes sections to particular religious traditions to provide information about the role of women and the feminine devine within those faiths • Presents reference information about the experiences of women within religions • Directs the user to additional resources via suggestions for further reading and an end-of-work bibliography

Glimpse of Scriptures of Religions of Indian Origin

Author: Ashok K. Sinha
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483663094
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Glimpses of the Scriptures of Religions of Indian Origin primarily includes excerpts from the Vedas and the Upanishads (Hinduism); the Dhammapad (Buddhism); the Agam (Jainism); and the Guru Granth Saheb (Sikhism) these (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism) being four religions that originated in India. A number of essays on the historical backgrounds, the leading fi gures and events, and their interrelations are also included for a deeper appreciation of the pertinent philosophies. The main purpose of writing this book is to illustrate the commonality of these religions due to their common root Hinduism -- that came into being in India some 10-15 millennia ago, and was modifi ed from time to time. These religions have coexisted peacefully and harmoniously for centuries and millennia, and have contributed much in the international religious scene. In particular, Buddhism has been adopted in a signifi cant portion of Asia (China, Japan, South-East Asia), and has been also attracting the intellectuals in the West in recent years.

5000 Years of Popular Culture

Author: Fred E. H. Schroeder
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879721473
Format: PDF
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This collection of insightful essays by outstanding artists, anthropologists, historians, classicists and humanists was developed to broaden the study of popular culture and to provide instances of original and innovative interdisciplinary approaches. Its first purpose is to broaden the study of popular culture which is too often regarded in the academic world as the entertainment and leisure time activities of the 20th century. Second, the collection gives recognition to the fact that a number of disciplines have been investigating popular phenomena on different fronts, and it is designed to bring examples of these disciplines together under the common rubric of "popular culture." Related to this is a third purpose of providing instances of original and innovative interdisciplinary approaches. Last, the collection should be a worthwhile contribution to the component disciplines as well as to the study of popular culture.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

God s Facebook

Author: Najmus Saquib
ISBN: 9780985823207
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God's Facebook is a story of the evolution of human thought on God. It is the first ever chronological presentation of 5,000 years of God's words and human thoughts on God in a single volume. It spans all religious faiths-ancient and modern-as well as the faiths of atheism and agnosticism. A magical journey through the mental landscape of humans from 2500 BC to 2012 AD, it traces the evolution of God in different continents, from the river banks of the Nile to the megalopolises on the shores of the Atlantic. Anyone who is interested in discovering the transcendent harmony among all religions would enjoy the book. The fascinating metamorphosis of God through the ages is captured in the "Holy Wall" and "Wall of Mortals" by arranging the quotations chronologically and by providing "Status Updates" for each human era. The "Notes from History" highlights the key socio-political events during the historical period so that a reader can connect a quote with its historical background. Key messages from the scriptures of ten major religions are presented to capture the transcendent harmony of all religions, while comparisons of scriptures from the three largest faiths (Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism) throughout the book provide a beacon of hope for a world torn by religious fundamentalism. The collection of quotations is enormous and represents a wide spectrum - devotional, thoughtful, blasphemous, silly, provocative, cute, and simply funny. To break the monotony of reading quote after quote, the author has interspersed, throughout the book, numerous "Coffee Break" notes to heighten a reader's appreciation and enjoyment of the preceding or following quotes. Many fascinating topics are covered in special sections to demonstrate how God has influenced our lives and thoughts in myriad ways; these topics include, "God and the Holocaust," "God and Mysticism," "Gods of Ancient Greece," "Harry Potter and God," "God in the White House," "Trial of God," "Good without God," "The Man Who Sued God," "God and a Comedy Writer," "Insanity of Religions," and "Spinoza's God." The opinions of 70 Nobel Laureates on God and religion are presented for the first time in a single volume in chronological order with insightful anecdotes and notes, such as "Einstein's God" and "Tagore's God." God's Facebook presents a new paradigm for interfaith dialogues to create a Friendship of Civilizations, not a Clash of Civilizations, in a terror-ridden world. The book has significant utility as a sourcebook of interfaith dialogues. The book consists of 14 chapters: Chapter 1 - God, Man and Facebook; Chapter 2 - God's Song of Myself; Chapter 3 - God is Born (250,000 to 2000 BC) Chapter 4 - God Gives Us Religions (2000 to 1000 BC) Chapter 5 - God of Prophets, Philosophers, and Poets (1000 BC to 1 AD) Chapter 6 - God Speaks (1 to 1000 AD) Chapter 7 - God of Believers, Unbelievers, and Mystics (1000 to 1700 AD) Chapter 8 - God is Dead (1700 to 1900 AD) Chapter 9 - God is Back (1900 to 2012 AD) Chapter 10 - God of Nobel Laureates Chapter 11 - God of Children and Teenagers Chapter 12 - God Gives Interviews Chapter 13 - God of Computers, Bloggers, and Twitterers Chapter 14 - God of the Future.


Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608103104
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Ein radikales Buch im doppelten Wortsinn, denn Graeber packt das Problem der Schulden an der Wurzel, indem er bis zu ihren Anfängen in der Geschichte zurückgeht. Das führt ihn mitten hinein in die Krisenherde unserer Zeit: Von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart sind revolutionäre Bewegungen immer in Schuldenkrisen entstanden. Graeber sprengt die moralischen Fesseln, die uns auf das Prinzip der Schulden verpflichten. Denn diese Moral ist eine Waffe in der Hand der Mächtigen. Die weltweite Schuldenwirtschaft ist eine Bankrotterklärung der Ökonomie. Der Autor enttarnt Geld- und Kredittheorien als Mythen, die die Ökonomisierung aller sozialen Beziehungen vorantreiben. Im Kern ist dieses Buch ein hohes Lied auf die Freiheit: Das sumerische Wort »amargi«, das Synonym für Schuldenfreiheit, ist Graeber zufolge das erste Wort für Freiheit in menschlicher Sprache überhaupt. David Graeber ist einer der Begründer der Occupy-Bewegung.

Letters to Auntie Fori

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Schocken
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Tracing five millennia of history of the Jewish people, an epistolary narrative follows the story of the Jews from Abraham's adoption of monotheism, through the biblical and Greco-Roman eras and the centuries of Diaspora, to the twentieth-century founding of the state of Israel, and chronicles diverse aspects of the Jewish faith, its rituals, festivals, and more. 25,000 first printing.