The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (Canto Classics)

By C. S. Lewis

The Allegory of affection is a landmark learn of a robust and influential medieval notion. C. S. Lewis explores the sentiment referred to as 'courtly love' and the allegorical approach during which it built in literature and proposal, from its first flowering in eleventh-century Languedoc via to its transformation and slow dying on the finish of the 16th century. Lewis devotes specific awareness to the most important poems The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene, and to poets together with Chaucer, Gower and Thomas Usk.

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Sent by Earth: A Message from the Grandmother Spirit After the Bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

By Alice Walker

Now extra well timed than ever, Alice Walker’s despatched by means of Earth displays at the tragedy of September eleven, 2001, and addresses the anger many americans felt on the presumed culprit of the assault: Osama bin weighted down. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and specially heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and resentment all over the world, and advances a shockingly arguable conception: that hatred can by no means be defeated via hatred, yet purely by means of love.

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Eternal Life: A New Vision: Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

By John Shelby Spong

Drawing on a life of knowledge, New York Times bestselling writer and debatable spiritual chief John Shelby Spong maintains to problem conventional Christian theology in Eternal lifestyles: a brand new Vision. during this awesome non secular autobiography approximately his lifelong fight with the questions of God and demise, he finds how he finally got here to think in everlasting existence.

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The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes

By James L. Ferrell

How is Christ the reply to a strained courting with baby, father or mother or sibling? What if i'm being mistreated—what does the atonement say approximately that? How am i able to realize the will to repent whilst I don't consider the necessity to repent? those are the not easy questions of way of life, the inquiries to which the gospel needs to offer a solution whether it is to have dwelling, detoxing, redeeming energy.

The Peacegiver is a e-book in regards to the solutions to those questions. In either content material and shape it really is not like different books concerning the atonement, for it unfolds as compelling tale during which the characters find out about the Atonement as they try over the issues of their lives—problems we every one proportion. The publication for this reason permits us not just to "learn about" the Atonement but in addition to have an adventure with it. "My peace I supply unto you," the Savior declared. The Peacegiver explores in a deeply own manner what we needs to do to obtain the peace he stands keen to provide.

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DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

By Rick Strassman

A scientific psychiatrist explores the results of DMT, the most robust psychedelics identified.

• A behind-the-scenes examine the leading edge of psychedelic study.

• offers a different clinical cause of the phenomenon of alien abduction stories.

From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman performed U.S. Government-approved and funded scientific learn on the college of recent Mexico within which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, essentially the most robust psychedelics identified. His designated account of these periods is a very riveting inquiry into the character of the human brain and the healing strength of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical present in the psychedelic Amazon brew, ayahuasca, is additionally synthetic via the human mind. In Strassman's volunteers, it regularly produced near-death and mystical studies. Many said convincing encounters with clever nonhuman presences, extraterrestrial beings, angels, and spirits. approximately all felt that the periods have been one of the such a lot profound studies in their lives.

Strassman's examine connects DMT with the pineal gland, thought of by way of Hindus to be the positioning of the 7th chakra and through Rene Descartes to be the seat of the soul. DMT: The Spirit Molecule makes the daring case that DMT, certainly published through the pineal gland, enables the soul's move out and in of the physique and is an essential component of the delivery and demise reviews, in addition to the top states of meditation or even sexual transcendence. Strassman additionally believes that "alien abduction stories" are because of unintentional releases of DMT. If used properly, DMT may possibly set off a interval of outstanding growth within the medical exploration of the main mystical areas of the human brain and soul.

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Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

By Paul Kivel

Over the centuries, Christianity has entire a lot that is deserving of compliment. Its associations have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and recommended for the negative. Christian religion has sustained humans via quandary and encouraged many to paintings for social justice.

Yet even if the be aware "Christian" connotes the epitome of goodness, the particular tale is far extra advanced. during the last millennia, ruling elites have used Christian associations and values to manage these much less privileged during the international. The doctrine of Christianity has been interpreted to justify the killing of hundreds of thousands, and its leaders have used their religion to sanction participation in colonialism, slavery, and genocide. within the Western global, Christian impact has encouraged legislators to proceed to restrict women's reproductive rights and has saved lesbians and gays at the margins of society.

As our triple crises of battle, monetary meltdown, and environmental destruction accentuate, it's central that we dig underneath the skin of Christianity's benign popularity to check its contribution to our social difficulties. Living within the Shadow of the Cross unearths the continuing, daily impression of Christian energy and privilege on our ideals, behaviors, and public coverage, and emphasizes the opportunity of humans to come back jointly to withstand domination and construct and maintain groups of justice and peace.

Paul Kivel is the award-winning writer of Uprooting Racism and the director of the Christian Hegemony venture. he's a social justice activist and educator who has inquisitive about the problems of violence prevention, oppression, and social justice for over forty-five years.

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Taboo: Breaking the Rules In Christian Fiction

By Grant Dillon

What's "edgy" Christian fiction? Is not anything taboo anymore? while has the topics of intercourse, nudity, violence, foul language been taken too a long way in Christian-"themed" fiction? the place do you draw the road? may still the edgy subgenre, with all its warts and bruises and intensely broken characters, be tested for what it's, instead of supplying up a sanitized account of what it isn't? Taboo topics shouldn't be sugarcoated for the sake of cash or popularity. they need to be uncovered for what they're, and put into their very own separate type, now not hidden "between the lines" inside of Christian literature. That feels like trickery. a few of these acts of trickery the Taboo writer has came upon to be fairly intentional at the edgy author's half. That simply provides Christians and Christian fiction a nasty rap. This e-book examines the edgy variety from the edgy writer's standpoint – and past.

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2012 and Beyond: An Invitation to Meet the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

By Diana Cooper

The 12 months 2012 is anticipated to be auspicious in response to historic prophecies, fairly from the viewpoint of religious development, and this handbook puts those forecasts and the vaunted finish of the realm into perspective with interpretations from angelic nation-states. With information on what will take place on a continent-by-continent foundation, readers will know about the influence at the 2012 Olympics, the hole of cosmic portals, how person lives in addition to groups might be altered within the time following this momentous yr, and forecasts for the yr 2032—when the hot Golden Age of Atlantis is related to return into being. functional tips to help humans in getting ready for his or her function during this magnificent transformational shift can be included.

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The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations

Bart Ehrman--the New York Times bestselling writer of Misquoting Jesus and a well-known authority at the early Christian Church--and Zlatko Plese the following provide a groundbreaking, multi-lingual version of the Apocryphal Gospels, one who breathes new lifestyles into the non-canonical texts that have been as soon as approximately misplaced to heritage.

In The Apocryphal Gospels, Ehrman and Plese current an extraordinary compilation of over forty historical gospel texts and textual fragments that don't seem within the New testomony. This crucial assortment includes Gospels describing Jesus's infancy, ministry, ardour, and resurrection, in addition to the main arguable manuscript discoveries of recent instances, together with the main major Gospel came upon within the twentieth century--the Gospel of Thomas--and the main lately stumbled on Gospel, the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. For the 1st time ever, those sacred manuscripts are featured within the unique Greek, Latin, and Coptic languages, observed through clean English translations that seem subsequent to the unique texts, bearing in mind effortless line through line comparability. additionally, every one translation starts with a considerate exam of key ancient, literary, and textual matters that locations every one Gospel in its right context. the outcome is a source that allows somebody attracted to Christianity or the early Church to understand--better than ever before--the deeper meanings of those apocryphal Gospels.

The Apocryphal Gospels is even more than an annotated advisor to the Gospels. via its authoritative use of either local textual content and fascinating, actual translations, it presents an remarkable examine early Christianity and the hot testomony. this is often an crucial quantity for any reader drawn to church heritage, antiquity, old languages, or the Christian faith.

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The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You

By Paramahansa Yogananda

A revelatory observation at the unique teachings of Jesus - now in paperback! during this remarkable masterwork of notion, Paramahansa Yogananda takes the reader on a profoundly enriching trip during the 4 Gospels. Verse by means of verse, he illuminates the common route to oneness with God taught by way of Jesus to his rapid disciples yet obscured via centuries of misinterpretation: "how to turn into like Christ, the right way to resurrect the everlasting Christ inside of one's self". This landmark paintings transcends divisive sectarianism to bare a unifying concord underlying all actual religions. A groundbreaking synthesis of East and West, it imparts the life-transforming realisation that every folks can adventure for ourselves the promised moment Coming - awakening of the all-fulfilling Divine cognizance latent inside of our souls. Yogananda acknowledged, "In titling this paintings the second one COMING OF CHRIST, i'm really not concerning a literal go back of Jesus to earth. He got here thousand years in the past and, after offering a common route to God's state, used to be crucified and resurrected; his reappearance to the loads now could be now not worthy for the fulfilment of his teachings. what's worthy is for the cosmic knowledge and divine belief of Jesus to talk back via each one one's personal event and realizing of the endless Christ attention that was once incarnate in Jesus. that might be his precise moment Coming." Yogananda's detailed standpoint at the actual that means of Jesus' teachings, takes the reader on a revelatory trip, verse through verse, in the course of the 4 Gospels. Dispelling centuries outdated misconceptions and dogma, this enormous paintings is destined to go away an indelible mark at the means the area perspectives the lessons of Jesus Christ.

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