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Sacred Paths Of The West

Author : Theodore M Ludwig
ISBN : 9781317344292
Genre : Religion
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This text combines study of the dynamic historical development of each religious tradition with a comparative thematic structure. Students are encouraged to discover and explore the nature of religious experience by comparing basic themes and issues common to all religions, finding connections with their own personal experiences. By sensitively introducing descriptive material within a comparative thematic structure, this text helps students to understand how each religion provides, for its adherents, patterns and meanings that make up a full way of life.
Category: Religion

The Sacred Paths Of The West

Author : Theodore M. Ludwig
ISBN : 0023721812
Genre : Christianity
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Introduces students to the western religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by integrating historical descriptions with thematic comparisons of each. The text approaches these religions as historically unique systems and focuses on comparative key themes and issues.
Category: Christianity

Walking A Sacred Path

Author : Lauren Artress
ISBN : 1101218533
Genre : Religion
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'Walking the Labyrinth' has reemerged today as a metaphor for the spiritual journey and a powerful tool for transformation. This walking meditation is an archetype, a mystical ritual found in all religious traditions. It quiets the mind and opens the soul. Walking a Sacred Path explores the historical origins of this divine imprint and shares the discoveries of modern day seekers. It shows us the potential of the Labyrinth to inspire change and renewal, and serves as a guide to help us develop the higher level of human awareness we need to survive in the twenty-first century.
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The Sacred Paths

Author : Theodore M. Ludwig
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028664469
Genre : Religion
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Thoroughly revised, The Sacred Paths, Third Edition, includes the following features: Up-to-date information and scholarly perspectives, including extensive suggestions for reading from recent publications. A new chapter on Zoroastrianism, filling out the portrait of religions arising in the Mediterranean world. Coverage of the world's many diverse religions in clear family groupings based on geographical and historical connections. A thematic and empathetic approach that encourages exploration of the personal meanings and experiences of people of different faiths. Extensive quotations from the sacred scriptures of each religion, helping students to get a sense of the power and meaning of these sacred texts. Significant material on artistic expressions in the different religious traditions. Incorporation of women's experiences and leadership roles within the various religious traditions. A chapter devoted to the rise of new religious movements. Maps, timelines, discussion questions, and suggestions for further readings are some of the study features included in this book to help students understand the highly complex nature of the various religious traditions.
Category: Religion

Sacred Paths

Author : Adrian Gibb
ISBN : 9781782790952
Genre : Religion
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There is an exquisite diversity and beauty that can be found in the ‘Sacred Paths’ people choose to walk. This is a book that explores those paths. Women and men from a broad range of faiths, from Buddhism to Bahai, Christian to Pagan, Jewish Rabbi to Muslim, are asked five essentials questions; What Is God? What Is Faith? What Is ‘Evil’? What Is Contemplation? And finally, What Happens When We Die? Sacred Paths is a work within the Inter-faith/Pluralism genre, tapping into the growing interest in dialogue between faiths, and an exploration of the similarities, as well as the differences, between the world’s religions. "Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again." Joseph Campbell
Category: Religion

Sacred Journey Of The Medicine Wheel

Author : Myron Old Bear
ISBN : 9781606932322
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The nineteen Teaching Sessions presented in this book also explain the specific steps involved in conducting many ancient ceremonies that, collectively, can create a personal lifestyle that produces peace, harmony, and balance within the Sacred Circle of Life. The words to the songs associated with those ceremonies are printed in the Appendix.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Sacred Pipe

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
ISBN : 9780806186719
Genre : Religion
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Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.
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Author : Brian Wilson
ISBN : 9780415211611
Genre : Religion
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This is a concise survey of the history of Christianity, from its beginnings in late antiquity, through the Reformation in the West, to its present day global status.
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War On Sacred Grounds

Author : Ron E. Hassner
ISBN : 0801460409
Genre : Political Science
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Sacred sites offer believers the possibility of communing with the divine and achieving deeper insight into their faith. Yet their spiritual and cultural importance can lead to competition as religious groups seek to exclude rivals from practicing potentially sacrilegious rituals in the hallowed space and wish to assert their own claims. Holy places thus create the potential for military, theological, or political clashes, not only between competing religious groups but also between religious groups and secular actors. In War on Sacred Grounds, Ron E. Hassner investigates the causes and properties of conflicts over sites that are both venerated and contested; he also proposes potential means for managing these disputes. Hassner illustrates a complex and poorly understood political dilemma with accounts of the failures to reach settlement at Temple Mount/Haram el-Sharif, leading to the clashes of 2000, and the competing claims of Hindus and Muslims at Ayodhya, which resulted in the destruction of the mosque there in 1992. He also addresses more successful compromises in Jerusalem in 1967 and Mecca in 1979. Sacred sites, he contends, are particularly prone to conflict because they provide valuable resources for both religious and political actors yet cannot be divided. The management of conflicts over sacred sites requires cooperation, Hassner suggests, between political leaders interested in promoting conflict resolution and religious leaders who can shape the meaning and value that sacred places hold for believers. Because a reconfiguration of sacred space requires a confluence of political will, religious authority, and a window of opportunity, it is relatively rare. Drawing on the study of religion and the study of politics in equal measure, Hassner's account offers insight into the often-violent dynamics that come into play at the places where religion and politics collide.
Category: Political Science

Critical Digital Studies

Author : Arthur Kroker
ISBN : 9781442666719
Genre : Social Science
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Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.
Category: Social Science