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The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment
The Three Pillars of Zen
Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment
Paperback      ISBN: 0385260938
The Western reader is introduced to the basic teaching, practices, and religious character of Zen Buddhism, in a beautiful new edition of the classic introduction to and overview of Zen history and discipline. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Scripture Twisting: Twenty Ways the Cults Misread the Bible
Scripture Twisting
Twenty Ways the Cults Misread the Bible
Paperback      ISBN: 0877846111
How often have you encountered some bizarre doctrine only to be stunned to hear a Bible verse quoted to support it? With new religious cults springing up almost daily and old ones growing rapidly, this is more and more common. How are they seemingly able to twist Scripture to mean something orthodox Christians have never believed it to mean in two thousand years?James Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and How to Read Slowly, has isolated twenty separate kinds of reading errors which are characteristically made by cultists as they interpret the Bible. He covers the full range from simple misquotation to complex argumentation which links one slightly eccentric interpretation to another, mixes in a few orthodox readings and ends with a conclusion totally foreign to the biblical world view. Sire also handles twisted translation, overspecification, virtue by association, ignoring the context and other flawed interpretations. A book to help us all become better readers of the Scriptures.
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
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
A Biographical History of Christian Missions
Paperback      ISBN: 0310459311
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Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers
Early Christian Writings
The Apostolic Fathers
Paperback      ISBN: 0140444750
Letters and essays document the founding traditions, beliefs, and practices of the early church.
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
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Paperback      ISBN: 0679722327
Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us.
A Circle of Quiet
A Circle of Quiet
Paperback      ISBN: 0062545035
The author describes life at her family's old country farmhouse and shares her observations on nature, writing, and the human community
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is: With the Original Sanskrit Text Roman Transliteration English Equivalence Translation and Elaborate Purports
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
With the Original Sanskrit Text Roman Transliteration English Equivalence Translation and Elaborate Purports
Paperback      ISBN: 089213268x
Prophets: The Assyrian Period
Prophets
The Assyrian Period
Paperback      ISBN: 0800616480
"An excellent introduction to the prophets and the prophetic literature . . . The goal of the book is to understand the thought of the prophets in their historical contexts, and to communicate that understanding for our time. Its approach, while innovative, builds upon he best of contemporary analysis of the prophetic literature.""