Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures (Cross-Cultural by Chu Kim-Prieto

By Chu Kim-Prieto

This booklet provides an built-in evaluation and important research of the hot study within the confident psychology of faith, with specialize in the optimistic psychology of faith throughout varied cultures and religions. The publication presents a assessment of the literature on various contributions of faith and spirituality to optimistic functioning and healthiness and studies religions the world over, together with Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, local American religions, and Hinduism. 

It fills a different position within the market’s expanding curiosity and insist within the psychology of faith, in addition to confident psychology. whereas the objective viewers is researchers, students, and scholars in psychology, cross-cultural reports, non secular reports, and social sciences, it will likely be beneficial for an individual drawn to larger figuring out the contributions of faith and tradition in subjective well-being.

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Killing Jesus: The Unknown Conspiracy Behind the World's by Stephen Mansfield

By Stephen Mansfield

TORTURE -- INFANTICIDE -- BRUTALITY -- MURDER
The international may by no means Be the Same

"The execution of Jesus was once a criminal offense born of the streets, the barracks, the enclaves of the privileged, and the smoke-filled again rooms of spiritual and political energy agents. Its that means lives in those areas still."

It is the main fiercely debated homicide of all time. Its image is worn by way of billions of individuals around the globe. Its non secular which means is invoked day-by-day in universal rituals. In Killing Jesus, New York Times best-selling writer Stephen Mansfield masterfully recounts the corrupt trial and grisly execution of Jesus greater than thousand years ago.

Approaching the tale at its such a lot human point, Mansfield makes use of either secular assets and biblical money owed to convey clean viewpoint to the human drama, political intrigue, and felony community at the back of the killing of the world's most renowned guy.

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50 Religion Ideas You Really Need to Know by Peter Stanford

By Peter Stanford

Regardless of common prognostications in regards to the 'death of God' and the triumph of secular materialism, faith is still a crucial part within the lives of most folks worldwide. There are at the moment considered 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, besides a few seven-hundred million fans of alternative religions.

Religion: 50 rules you actually need to understand bargains a transparent direction in the course of the conceptual and denominational thickets of world faith. Award-winning non secular affairs correspondent Peter Stanford starts off with an exam of sacred texts, the divine precept and solid and evil, sooner than relocating directly to a dialogue of the various traditions inside of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East.

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Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans: Studies on Bible, History by József Zsengellér

By József Zsengellér

This quantity represents the present kingdom of Samaritan examine. The stories, that have been awarded on the 7th foreign convention of the Societe d Etudes Samaritaines, take care of a number of facets of the sector of Samaritan stories, just like the connections of Samaritan historical past and faith to the previous testomony, difficulties of the temple development on Mount Gerizim within the Persian or Hellenistic interval, linguistic features of the Samaritan Hebrew language and Samaritan theological questions of the Arabic period. Papers have been written by way of the best students of Samaritan reports.

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Judaism and Islam in Practice: A Sourcebook by Jacob Neusner by Jacob Neusner;Tamara Sonn;Jonathan E. Brockopp

By Jacob Neusner;Tamara Sonn;Jonathan E. Brockopp

Judaism and Islam evaluate simply because they concur that God cares deeply not just approximately attitudes yet activities, not just approximately what one says to God yet how one conducts affairs at domestic and within the village.In this sourcebook, the authors have chosen key passages from the legislation of Judaism and Islam which permit a detailed exam in their mode of expression and medium of idea in addition to the substance of the legislation themselves. the chosen passages pay attention to components serious to the lifetime of piety and religion as truly practised in the faith-communities - the connection among the believer and God, among and between believers, at domestic in marriage, open air the house locally and among the devoted and the infidels (for Islam) or idolaters (for Judaism).Judaism and Islam in perform provides a useful choice of assets of Jewish and Islamic legislation and offers a special research of the similarities and contrasts among the 2 faiths.

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The Old Master: A Syncretic Reading of the Laozi from the by Hongkyung Kim

By Hongkyung Kim

A specified translation of and statement at the Laozi, in response to the oldest variation of the work.

This designated, hugely contextualized translation of the Laozi is predicated at the earliest recognized variation of the paintings, textual content A of the Mawangdui Laozi, written prior to 202 BCE. No different variants are reminiscent of this article in its antiquity. Hongkyung Kim additionally contains the new archaeological discovery of Laozi-related records disentombed in 1993 in Guodian, seeing those files as proto-materials for compilation of the Laozi and revealing clues for disentangling the paintings from advanced exegetical contentions. Kim makes vast use of chinese language commentaries at the Laozi and in addition examines the vintage chinese language texts heavily linked to the formation of the paintings to light up the highbrow and old context of Laozi’s philosophy.

Kim deals numerous unique and thought-provoking arguments at the Laozi, together with that the paintings was once compiled throughout the Qin, which has ordinarily been seen as general of Legalist states, and that the Laozi can be well-known as a syncretic textual content ahead of being categorized a Daoist one.

Hongkyung Kim is affiliate Professor of East Asian suggestion and Religions at Stony Brook college, country college of latest York.

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Global E-government: Theory, Applications and Benchmarking by Latif Al-Hakim

By Latif Al-Hakim

Curiosity in e-government, either in and in academia, has grown quickly over the last decade, and maintains to develop. international E-Government: thought, purposes and Benchmarking is written through specialists from academia and undefined, reading the practices of e-government in constructing and built nations, featuring contemporary theoretical learn in e-government, and supplying a platform to benchmark the easiest practices in enforcing e-government courses. worldwide E-Government: idea, purposes and Benchmarking offers worthy examples from practitioners and bosses regarding real-life purposes, whereas lecturers and researchers within the fields of knowledge structures and e-government give a contribution theoretical insights.

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The Zero-Sum Society: Distribution And The Possibilities For by Lester C. Thurow

By Lester C. Thurow

Written in the course of a interval of acute financial stagnation in 1980, The Zero-Sum Society discusses the human implications of monetary challenge fixing. analyzing macroeconomics as a zero-sum online game, Thurow proposes that the yank financial system won't resolve its so much trenchant problems-inflation, sluggish fiscal progress, the environment-until the political economic system can aid, in idea and in perform, the concept that definite participants of society should endure the brunt of taxation and different government-sponsored monetary activities. As correct this day because it used to be 20 years in the past, The Zero-Sum Society deals a vintage set of innovations concerning the most sensible option to stability executive stewardship of the financial system and the free-market aspirations of upwardly cellular Americans.

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The People's Congresses and Governance in China: Toward a by Ming Xia

By Ming Xia

This publication presents a balanced evaluation of China’s communist rule, its viability in addition to its prospect of democracy.

The People's Congresses and Governance in China offers a fancy yet convincing research of the transformation of governance in China. because the first systemic and theoretical learn of China’s provincial legislatures, it attracts our cognizance to at least one of the main promising development issues in China’s altering constitutional order. via intensive and primary hand learn, the writer presents a finished rationalization approximately why the provincial legislatures have received institutional maturation and accelerated strength within the context of chinese language transitional political financial system. The ebook portrays an leading edge development of legislative improvement, sums up pragmatic neighborhood innovations for industry construction, and identifies a number of dynamics for selling responsibility and democracy. dependent upon the case learn of provincial legislatures, Ming Xia finds the formation of a brand new mode of governance in China’s nationwide politics: the community constitution that includes institutional preparations and the mohe (co-operation via festival) trend of interplay abided through the foremost strength avid gamers.

This quantity should be of curiosity to parliamentary students and parliamentarians who're taken with the function of parliaments in transitional politics and economies of either post-communist and constructing nations. it is going to additionally entice scholars and researchers of chinese language politics, governance and Asian studies.

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