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Why I Am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Why I Am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Paperback      ISBN: 0671203231
The celebrated philosopher systematically sets forth the reasons underlying his opposition to any system of religious dogma
Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
Hardcover      ISBN: 0875160417
Christianity and Culture
Christianity and Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0156177358
Two long essays: “The Idea of a Christian Society” on the direction of religious thought toward criticism of political and economic systems; and “Notes towards the Definition of Culture” on culture, its meaning, and the dangers threatening the legacy of the Western world.
The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan
The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0394716965
This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by selected excerpts from basic writings with succinct introductions and commentary. From these one may observe not only the remarkable vitality of Buddhism in its spread through Asia, but also the essential links between widely diverse forms, showing how the spiritual message of the Buddha found expression in different historical and cultural circumstances. Thus both its continuity in time and its wide range of influence mark Buddhism as a major spiritual force in the world. Buddha, as the Awakened One, has exemplified to millions of followers throughout the ages a living Truth, a dynamic wisdom and an active compassion. It is these qualities that have inspired hope and courage in men who were asked to face to the stark reality of man's condition: the inevitable involvement in suffering which arises from his persistent egoism and refusal to recognize his finitude.
Metaphysical Meditations: Universal Prayers, Affirmations, and Visualizations
Metaphysical Meditations
Universal Prayers, Affirmations, and Visualizations
Paperback      ISBN: 0876120419
A collection of prayers and meditations to be used by beginning and experienced meditators to awaken the soul's inner freedom
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure
Spiritual Depression
Its Causes and Cure
Paperback      ISBN: 0802813879
This enduring collection of twenty-one sermons by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, each originally delivered at Westminster Chapel in London, carefully and compassionately analyzes an undeniable feature of modern society from which Christians have not escaped -- spiritual depression. "Christian people," writes Lloyd-Jones, "too often seem to be perpetually in the doldrums and too often give this appearance of unhappiness and of lack of freedom and absence of joy. There is no question at all but that this is the main reason why large numbers of people have ceased to be interested in Christianity." Believing the Christian joy was one of the most potent factors in the spread of Christianity in the early centuries, Lloyd-Jones not only lays bare the causes that have robbed many Christians of spiritual vitality but also points the way to the cure that is found through the mind and spirit of Christ.
Tao: The Watercourse Way
Tao
The Watercourse Way
Paperback      ISBN: 0394733118
Discusses Chinese language and calligraphy, the Yin-Yang polarity, and the classical principles, meaning, and contemporary relevance of Taoism
Tai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate
Tai Chi
The Supreme Ultimate
Paperback      ISBN: 0877284970
A comprehensive text that includes a study of the origins and history of Tai Chi/ a detailed analysis of its relationship to Western philosophy, the I Ching, Tao te Ching, yoga, and Zen. The author also ties its use to esoteric systems, and discusses health and Chinese medicine in relation to Tai Chi. Includes several hundred detailed photographs showing application of the positions.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ: The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of the Church Univ
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of the Church Univ
Paperback      ISBN: 0875161685
Life Together
Life Together
Paperback      ISBN: 0060608528
The German pastor celebrates Christian fellowship, personal prayer, and common worship as he describes the clandestine seminary he led for training pastors during the Nazi reign of terror