UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN A STORY OF VIOLENT FAITH

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Under The Banner Of Heaven

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 1400078997
Genre : True Crime
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This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.
Category: True Crime

Coming Of Age In Jon Krakauer S Into The Wild

Author : Noël Merino
ISBN : 9780737769760
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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The subject of endless speculation, Chris McCandless abrupt journey into the American wilderness and his subsequent mysterious death play a central role in Jon Krakauer's 1996 nonfiction book Into the Wild. This comprehensive edition provides an in-depth analysis of the life, work, and career of author Jon Krakauer, focusing particularly on the theme of coming of age as it relates to Into the Wild. Readers are presented with a series of essays that tackle questions about McCandless' death, the substantiality of Krakauer's theories, and the parallels between McCandless' story and other travel-based coming of age stories. Modern perspectives on coming of age and travel narratives are also discussed, allowing readers examine concepts such as self-actualization, the relationship between travel and gender, and the dangers of inexperienced traveling.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Religious Radicalization And Securitization In Canada And Beyond

Author : Paul Bramadat
ISBN : 9781442665408
Genre : Political Science
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After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, those in London and Madrid, and the arrest of the “Toronto 18,” Canadians have changed how they think about terrorism and security. As governments respond to the potential threat of homegrown radicalism, many observers have become concerned about the impact of those security measures on the minority groups whose lives are “securitized.” In Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond, Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson bring together contributors from a wide range of academic disciplines to examine the challenges created by both religious radicalism and the state’s and society’s response to it. This collection takes a critical look at what is known about religious radicalization, how minorities are affected by radicalization from within and securitization from without, and how the public, media, and government are attempting to cope with the dangers of both radicalization and securitization. Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond is an ideal guide to the ongoing debates on how best to respond to radicalization without sacrificing the commitments to multiculturalism and social justice that many Canadians hold dear.
Category: Political Science

Author : هربرت جورج ويلز
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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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الرجل الخفي ، هي رواية خيال علمي كتبها هربرت جورج ويلز ونشرت في عام 1897. ونشرت في البداية كمسلسل في جريدة بيرسون الأسبوعية في عام 1897، ونشرت كرواية في نفس العام. تدور الرواية حول غريفين، وهو عالم كرس نفسه لأبحاث البصريات، حيث يخترع وسيلة لتغيير معامل الانكسار في الجسم إلى معامل الهواء بحيث يمتص ويعكس أي ضوء، وبالتالي يصبح غير مرئي. ينجح في التجربة بعد أن طبقها على نفسه، ولكنه يفشل في عكس المفعول ، خلافا لسابقاتها، آلة الزمن وجزيرة الدكتور مورو، التي استخدم فيها ويلز رواية الشخص الأول، فقد تبنى ويلز يتبنى منظور الشخص الثالث في هذه الرواية.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Noticing God

Author : Richard Peace
ISBN : 9780830838219
Genre : Religion
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Richard Peace unpacks what it means to make a conscious practice of noticing God in daily life. He explores the various ways people experience and recognize God's presence in mystical encounters, ordinary life, our hearts, through other people, through Scripture, nature and the church. God is present in our world. You can encounter him. Here's how.
Category: Religion

Secularism And Religion Making

Author : Markus Dressler
ISBN : 9780199911295
Genre : Religion
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This book conceives of "religion-making" broadly as the multiple ways in which social and cultural phenomena are configured and reconfigured within the matrix of a world-religion discourse that is historically and semantically rooted in particular Western and predominantly Christian experiences, knowledges, and institutions. It investigates how religion is universalized and certain ideas, social formations, and practices rendered "religious" are thus integrated in and subordinated to very particular - mostly liberal-secular - assumptions about the relationship between history, politics, and religion. The individual contributions, written by a new generation of scholars with decisively interdisciplinary approaches, examine the processes of translation and globalization of historically specific concepts and practices of religion - and its dialectical counterpart, the secular - into new contexts. This volume contributes to the relatively new field of thought that aspires to unravel the thoroughly intertwined relationships between religion and secularism as modern concepts.
Category: Religion

The Moral Arc

Author : Michael Shermer
ISBN : 9780805096934
Genre : Science
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.
Category: Science

Author : مارك مانسون
ISBN : 9786144720196
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ظل يُقال لنا طيلة عشرات السنوات إن التفكير الإيجابي هو المفتاح إلى حياة سعيدة ثرية. لكن مارك مانسون يشتم تلك " الإيجابية " ويقول: " فلنكن صادقين، السيء سيء وعلينا أن نتعايش مع هذا ". لا يتهرّب مانسون من الحقائق ولا يغفلها بالسكّر، بل يقولها لنا كما هي: جرعة من الحقيقة الفجِّة الصادقة المنعشة هي ما ينقصنا اليوم. هذا الكتاب ترياق للذهنية التي نهدهد أنفسنا بها، ذهنية " فلنعمل على أن يكون لدينا كلنا شعور طيب " التي غزت المجتمع المعاصر فأفسدت جيلًا بأسره صار ينال ميداليات ذهبية لمجرد الحضور إلى المدرسة. ينصحنا مانسون بأن نعرف حدود إمكاناتنا وأن نتقبلها. وأن ندرك مخاوفنا ونواقصنا وما لسنا واثقين منه، وأن نكفّ عن التهرب والفرار من ذلك كله ونبدأ مواجهة الحقائق الموجعة، حتى نصير قادرين على العثور على ما نبحث عنه من جرأة ومثابرة وصدق ومسؤولية وتسامح وحب للمعرفة. لا يستطيع كل شخص أن يكون متميزًا متفوقًا. ففي المجتمع ناجحين وفاشلين؛ وقسم من هذا الواقع ليس عادلًا وليس نتيجة غلطتك أنت. وصحيح أن المال شيء حسن، لكن اهتمامك بما تفعله بحياتك أحسن كثيرًا؛ فالتجربة هي الثروة الحقيقية. إنها لحظة حديث حقيقي صادق لشخص يمسكك من كتفيك وينظر في عينيك. هذا الكتاب صفعة " منعشة لهذا الجيل حتى تساعده في عيش حياة راضية مستقرة.
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Fundamentalism Politics And The Law

Author : M. Rozell
ISBN : 9780230117624
Genre : Political Science
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This book studies the phenomenon of fundamentalism in the United States. It contains historical and contemporary scholarly analysis of the Christian movements that emerged around the time of the Moral Majority.
Category: Political Science

Peculiar Portrayals

Author : Mark T. Decker
ISBN : UCSD:31822036469922
Genre : Performing Arts
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Collection of essays analyzing the role and treatment of Mormons and Mormonism in popular media: film, television, theater, and books.
Category: Performing Arts