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The Sacred Quest

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ISBN : 0023263369
Genre : Religion
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Taking a thematic and comparative approach, this book provides a clear, concise introduction to the study of religion. The Sacred Quest examines the main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice, with particular emphasis on such fundamental topics as ritual, sacred language, ethics, salvation, and the problem of evil. The Second Edition features a number of new thought experiments. Topics include the Supreme Court rulings on religious holiday displays, the relationships between religion and environmental attitudes, and more. In addition, the authors now include a brief survey of the history of religious studies in the introduction, present a streamlined discussion of ethics, and update all terms and references.
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Bewildered Travel

Author : Frederick J. Ruf
ISBN : 9780813934266
Genre : Religion
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Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis, a voluntary trading in of the security one feels at home for unpredictability and confusion. In Bewildered Travel Frederick Ruf argues that this confusion, which we might think of simply as a necessary evil, is in fact the very thing we are seeking when we leave home. Ruf relates this quest for confusion to our religious behavior. Citing William James, who defined the religious as what enables us to "front life," Ruf contends that the search for bewilderment allows us to point our craft into the wind and sail headlong into the storm rather than flee from it. This view challenges the Eliadean tradition that stresses religious ritual as a shield against the world’s chaos. Ruf sees our departures from the familiar as a crucial component in a spiritual life, reminding us of the central role of pilgrimage in religion. In addition to his own revealing experiences as a traveler, Ruf presents the reader with the journeys of a large and diverse assortment of notable Americans, including Henry Miller, Paul Bowles, Mark Twain, Mary Oliver, and Walt Whitman. These accounts take us from the Middle East to the Philippines, India to Nicaragua, Mexico to Morocco--and, in one threatening instance, simply to the edge of the author’s own neighborhood. "What gives value to travel is fear," wrote Camus. This book illustrates the truth of that statement.
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The Sacred Quest

Author : Lawrence Cunningham
ISBN : 0130209945
Genre : Religion
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Undergraduates will find this a thought-provoking but accessible text, which presents a comparative, thematic approach to the world's religions. Cunningham (U. of Notre Dame) and Kelsay (The Florida State U.) provide study questions, and a list of suggested reading with each chapter, which is also a
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The Sacred Quest

Author : Shanddaramon
ISBN : 9780615213606
Genre : Religion
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Happiness. It is something we all say we want but so few possess. Why do some people seem to be so happy all the time while others struggle to find joy in their lives? Answers to these questions have come mainly from traditional psychological and religious understandings. The Sacred Quest looks at happiness through a spiritual lens as well but finds answers from a unique Pagan perspective.
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A Sacred Quest

Author : Christopher Wagstaff
ISBN : PSU:000025739190
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A retelling of the story of Oedipus from the perspective of his mother, Jocasta. In a departure from the traditional version, Jocasta is well aware she is marrying her son, but decides not to tell him. By the author of The New Moon with the Old Moon in Her Arms.
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The Sacred Quest An Invitation To The Study Of Religion

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478458807
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Sacred Quest, An invitation to the Study of Religion. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Appearance of the Sacred, The Language of the Sacred, Ritual, and Sacred Communities plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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The Sacred Quest

Author : Louise E. Langley
ISBN : 1906437009
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A novel is impregnated into a young woman's consciousness and she realises she is the central character. As she transcribes this tale it manifests into reality around her.

Saul S Sacred Quest

Author : P. L. Root
ISBN : 9781514434178
Genre : Fiction
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P. L. Root is a writer who hails from the Western Division of the Empire State. His first collection, The Scrambled, The Poached, and The Fried, included White Rats, the Story of The Year from the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta’s publication The Rectangle, as judged by the world-class writer Nikki Giovanni. He has gone on to write or co-write numerous screenplays, including the feature films 603 Holiday Lane, Cherry Crush, and King’s Faith. Additionally, he has written with his daughter Bridget Carolyn Root the children’s book S.O.S.: Save Old Santa, as well as a collection of novellas adapted from his screenplays: Moving Pictures.
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The Sacred Quest

Author : Lawrence S. Cunningham
ISBN : 0131923773
Genre : Religion
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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Religion. This text provides a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. The focus of individual chapters gives equal weight to both theoretical issues and to practices as they are reflected in the major religions of the world.
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