If the Buddha Had Kids: Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World

Zen and the paintings of elevating young ones to make peace on this planet . . .

In this clever and insightful quantity, Charlotte Kasl applies her signature mix of non secular directions, routines, and sensible suggestion to a degree of lifestyles that leaves many people trying to find solutions. If the Buddha Had Kids attracts from Buddhist, Quaker, and different non secular traditions to aid mom and dad elevate young ones who worth cooperation, compassion, and realizing, emphasizing that discovering peace inside of a family members is step one towards making a peaceable world.

Beginning with making a fit bond together with your baby and relocating via all levels of existence, encouraging empathy, admire, fascination, and interest, Kasl explores the non secular trip of parenting. She additionally attracts on her many years of expertise as a healer and practising psychotherapist to take on very useful issues akin to the jobs of electronics, funds, sexuality, and schooling, and what it skill to discover one’s voice.

This energetic e-book gives you to carry thought, humor, and knowledge to the fun and struggles of elevating kids in our modern international, and may function an enlightening spouse for all mum and dad.

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The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations

By James H. Hutson

What did the founders of the United States take into consideration faith? before, there was no trustworthy and neutral compendium of the founders' personal feedback on spiritual concerns that sincerely solutions the query. This booklet fills that hole. a full of life number of quotations on every thing from the connection among church and kingdom to the prestige of ladies, it's the such a lot accomplished and reliable source to be had in this well timed topic.

The e-book calls to the witness stand the entire traditional suspects--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams--as good as many lesser recognized yet hugely influential luminaries, between them Continental Congress President Elias Boudinot, announcement of Independence signer Charles Carroll, and John Dickinson, "the Pennsylvania Farmer." It additionally offers voice to 2 founding "mothers," Abigail Adams and Martha Washington.

The founders quoted right here ranged from the piously evangelical to the steadfastly unorthodox. a few have been such avid scholars of theology that they have been taken care of as equals by means of the prime ministers in their day. Others vacillated of their conviction. James Madison's spiritual ideals looked as if it would weaken as he grew older. Thomas Jefferson, however, appeared to hot to faith overdue in lifestyles. This compilation lays out the founders' positions on greater than seventy subject matters, together with the afterlife, the dying of household, divorce, the elevating of youngsters, the reliability of biblical texts, and the character of Islam and Judaism.

Partisans of assorted stripes have lengthy invoked quotations from the founding fathers to lend credence to their very own perspectives on faith and politics. This e-book, in contrast, is the 1st of its style to be grounded within the cautious exam of unique records by means of a qualified historian. comfortably prepared alphabetically via subject, it presents a number of viewpoints and exact quotations.

Readers of all non secular persuasions--or of none--will locate this booklet engrossing.

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A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

By Ward Blanton

Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the hundreds" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of concept and political harmony. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused via Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ward Blanton argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural reminiscence don't cross a ways adequate on the subject of the imagined founding father of Christianity.

Blanton demanding situations the belief of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or kind of social keep watch over. He reveals in Pauline legacies another way repressed assets for brand new materialist spiritualities and new types of radical political harmony, freeing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical inspiration can occur in dicy, radical freedom.

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The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton Readings in Religions)

By Amy-Jill Levine

The ancient Jesus in Context is a landmark assortment that areas the gospel narratives of their complete literary, social, and archaeological context. greater than twenty-five the world over well-known specialists provide new translations and outlines of a vast variety of texts that shed new gentle at the Jesus of background, together with pagan prayers and personal inscriptions, miracle stories and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda.

The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish in addition to Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend past unmarried words to surround the whole context, therefore permitting readers to find Jesus in a broader cultural surroundings than is generally made to be had. This booklet demonstrates that simply via realizing the realm during which Jesus lived and taught will we absolutely comprehend him, his message, and the unfold of the Gospel.

amassing in a single position fabric that used to be formerly on hand basically in disparate resources, this ambitious booklet offers cutting edge perception into concerns no much less grand than first-century Jewish and Gentile existence, the composition of the Gospels, and Jesus himself.

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In Search of Shiva: A Study of Folk Religious Practices in Pakistan

By Haroon Khalid

Hidden in the emerging tide of Islamic puritanism and extremism in Pakistan there's one other international of Islamic religiosity which doesn't glance in the direction of the center East for its non secular identification yet is as an alternative rooted within the cultural ideals of South Asia. Comprising traditions that experience their roots within the antiquity of the Indus Valley Civilization, it reveals expression in shrines of phallic choices, sacred animals and sacred bushes. within the backdrop of financial improvement and emerging extremism, those shrines exist as an anomaly and are more and more vulnerable to being eroded. turning out to be connectivity among rural and concrete components additional threatens the individuality of those shrines and non secular traditions.
In seek of Shiva files those non secular traditions and experiences how they've got survived through the years and are actually adapting to the more and more inflexible non secular weather in Pakistan.

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The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)

By Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins

What is the way forward for Continental philosophy of faith? those forward-looking essays tackle the hot thinkers and routine that experience received prominence because the iteration of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, and Levinas and the way they'll reshape Continental philosophy of faith within the years yet to come. they appear on the methods thoughts equivalent to liberation, sovereignty, and post-colonialism have engaged this new new release with political theology and the recent pathways of proposal that experience opened within the wake of speculative realism and up to date findings in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Readers will notice new instructions during this difficult and significant quarter of philosophical inquiry.

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Water: A Spiritual History

Water has lengthy been linked to magical, mysterious, sacred and life-enhancing homes. In pre-Christian occasions, springs and rivers have been noticeable because the living areas of deities with magical life-giving and healing homes, linked specifically with the female, and sexuality, and with ritual detoxification and re-birth. The booming modern spa tradition that is the sort of significant characteristic of the rest makes use of quasi-religious language, with whirlpools and thermal remedies promoted as 'heavens for holistic sybarites'.

This e-book explores the altering ways that water's health-giving and restorative powers were conceived, packaged and advertised in an basically non secular means. It attracts at the disciplines of historical past, literature, anthropology, non secular experiences and song. It starts with a attention of the significance of water in primal religions and within the vintage texts of Taoism and the Vedic culture and the Celtic cults of water sprites and divinities. With the arrival of Christianity, water used to be integrated into Christian ritual and culture during the sacrament of baptism and the cult of holy wells which turned major areas of pilgrimage.

In addition to all of the Biblical references to water and 'watery' websites and the significance of Christian wells and comes in Celtic and medieval culture, there are a chain of attention-grabbing church heritage dimensions, eg the way in which British spas have been tested to avoid humans going to Catholic Europe; the way bathtub, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells turned centres of Evangelicalism; the truth that the nice nineteenth century suggest of hydrotherapy used to be a German priest, Kneipp; the tie-up among hydros and muscular Christianity, and the large value of water in shrines like Holywell and Lourdes, the place it's the top medium for effecting outstanding remedies.

From the sixteenth century onwards (partly as a result of Reformation), the advantages of water got here to be visible extra by way of medical/therapeutic therapeutic than when it comes to the impressive. clinical technological know-how built a extra secular and medical knowing of the healing homes of water, expressed in the course of the improvement of consuming and bathing remedies, spas and hydrotherapy. Spas and watering locations got here to procure their very own enchanted and mysterious caliber within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, and to a point got here to switch the pilgrim shrines of the center Ages. Now a brand new and extra hedonistic type of pilgrim involves glossy spas to be pampered and event a effective post-modern elixir of self-oriented delight and well-being.

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Arguing about Gods

By Graham Oppy

During this booklet, Graham Oppy examines arguments for and opposed to the lifestyles of God. He exhibits that none of those arguments is strong sufficient to alter the minds of moderate members in debates at the query of the lifestyles of God.

His end is supported through precise analyses of the arguments in addition to through the advance of a idea in regards to the function of arguments and the standards that are supposed to be utilized in judging even if arguments are profitable.

Oppy discusses the paintings of a big selection of philosophers, together with Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Kant, Hume and, extra lately, Plantinga, Dembski, White, Dawkins, Bergman, Gale and Pruss.

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Growing Up Godless: A Parent's Guide to Raising Kids Without Religion

In a state the place faith performs any such colossal function, how are you going to bring up a baby with no God? How do you instill morality, solution questions on mortality, and deal with believers who count on to get a one-way price tag to heaven through changing you? Deborah Ann Mitchell, who has blogged and written columns at the topic, presents suggestions to agnostics and atheists being affected by the way to assert their ideals in a reasoned, nonconfrontational, and sincere demeanour.

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Into the Free

By Julie Cantrell

Millie is simply a woman. yet she’s the single one robust adequate to wreck the kin cycle.

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to flee the insanity that marks her global. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to discover a spot the place she relatively belongs. For answers,

Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan via city each one spring. The tourists lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of surprising relations secrets and techniques. while tragedy moves, the mysterious contents of the field supply Millie the instruments she must holiday her family’s longstanding cycle of insanity and abuse. via all of it, Millie stories the fun of old flame whereas scuffling with to belief the God she believes has deserted her. With the ability of forgiveness, can Millie ultimately make her manner into the free?

Saturated in Southern environment and written within the vein of different Southern literary bestsellers like The support by Kathryn Stockett and CrookedLetter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created Into theFree—now a New York occasions bestseller—a tale that may sweep you away lengthy after the unconventional ends.

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