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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
Abraham
A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0380977761
Noting Abraham as a shared patriarchal figure common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the author of Walking the Bible recounts his visits to war zones, ancient shrines, and other locations in his effort to trace Abraham's life from an interfaith perspective. 100,000 first printing.
Unparalleled: How Christianity's Uniqueness Makes It Compelling
Unparalleled
How Christianity's Uniqueness Makes It Compelling
Paperback      ISBN: 080100859x
Explores how Christianity is different from other religions and philosophies of the world.
The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
The Great Transformation
The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
Paperback      ISBN: 0385721242
The critically acclaimed, best-selling author of A History of God examines the origins and history of the religious traditions of the world during the ninth century B.C.E. Axial Age in four distinct regions of the world--Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.
The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus
The Good Heart
A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus
Paperback      ISBN: 0861711386
The Nobel Peace Prize-winner and world-renowned religious leader of the Buddhists of Tibet offers stirring and insightful comments on well-known passages from each of the four Gospels in a model of inter-religious dialogue. Reprint. LJ. PW. IP.
Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
Shamanism
Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
Paperback      ISBN: 0691017794
Describes the beliefs, rituals, and symbols of shamanism and explores its practice in various cultures and influence on religious tradition
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.
Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
Abraham
A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
Paperback      ISBN: 0060525096
Noting Abraham as a shared patriarchal figure common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the author of Walking the Bible recounts his visits to war zones, ancient shrines, and other locations in his effort to trace Abraham's life from an interfaith perspective. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters
What the Qur'an Meant
And Why It Matters
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101981024
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and religious scholar redirects his lifelong focus on Christianity and takes open-minded look at the Qur’an, finding the original meaning of the sacred text and showing numerous parallels between it and the Old and New Testaments.
The Case for God
The Case for God
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307269183
Evaluates the role of religion in history and the modern world, stating that today's expressions of faith are considerably removed from those of previous generations while arguing that an increased awareness of past insights may help to build a faith that speaks to an increasingly polarized society.
Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity
Compassion and Meditation
The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity
Paperback      ISBN: 1594772770
Examines how complementary themes in Buddhism and Christianity may serve as a basis for an ecumenical faith, drawing parallels between Zen meditation and the Greek Orthodox practice of Hesychasm, the common values demonstrated by Jesus and the Buddha, and the ways in which each faith can benefit from the other. Original.