Nelson s Illustrated Guide to Religions

Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418577464
Format: PDF
Download Now
A comprehensive introduction to the religions of the world analyzed from a Christian perspective Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. It is the most complete and up-to-date Christian guide to world religions. Perfect for the student as well as the layperson. Written by leading expert in religions, James A. Beverley.

The Life and Times of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

Author: Kaushal Kishore
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 8184303688
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Aurobindo’s ideology and principles embody divinity, ethics, spontaneity and knowledge. He was an accomplished teacher, a profound scholar, writer and a spiritual Guru. For him nationalism was a holy offering to the motherland when viewed from the divine perspective. Aurobindo also played a very prominent role as a revolutionary. His contribution to politics cannot be ignored. Although his writings are philosophical in nature they also provide valuable social and cultural analysis. He was the one who suggested that ‘Poorna Swaraj’, should the main aim behind the revolutionary movement against the British. Nationalists were aroused with the inspiration to seize power from the foreign masters. Aurobindo was an eminent educationist also. He valued greatly the inherent qualities and talents in each child. He felt that the role of education should be to nurture and enhance these God-given qualities. This book throws light on Sri Aurobindo Ghosh Life. This is a biographical sketch for readers.

Religions of the World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices 2nd Edition 6 volumes

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842048
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195219975
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Graced with rich illustrations and written by a team of eminent scholars, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions presents a wealth of information on faiths around the world. Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions--from Judaism to Christianity and from Islam to Buddhism--and contains information about its holidays and festivities, key historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, language, and important texts. The book deals with such issues as the afterlife, the role of women, the importance of saints, and the quest for higher wisdom. We discover, for instance, that Pure Land Buddhism--found mainly in China, Japan, and Tibet--holds that meditation on a particular deity at the moment of death will help insure rebirth into that deity's celestial domain. In Judaism, on the other hand, the concept of an afterlife has never played a central role. Uniquely organized in a manner that encourages comparative analysis, the book's lavish full-color art, maps, and photographs all focus on faith in practice, in both elaborate ritual and everyday life. Religion continues to be a monumental force in a rapidly changing world. Whether tracing the origins of your own faith or attempting to satisfy a curiosity about religious practices an ocean away, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions will be a fascinating and indispensable guide to the complexity of the world's living religions.

Deceptions and Lies About God

Author: Thomas Eristhee
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973635909
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
DECEPTIONS AND LIES ABOUT GOD; A Christian Response, is a defence against the deception that the enemy is using against the church of the Living God in order to prevent others from accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. The book addresses some hotly debated topics such as Same-sex marriages False churches and leaders Suicide Church discipline Errors in the Bible ...and many more. Deceptions and Lies About God is designed to be a great weapon in the hands of believers, helping them discern truth from error.

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 364120643X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
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.