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Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction (The Anthropology of Christianity Book 18)

by J.D.Y. Peel

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres we...

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 November 2019 onward  

The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites

by Felicity Callard

This book is open access under a CC BY license.This interdisciplinary book contains 22 essays and interventions on rest and restlessness, silence and noise, relaxation and work. It draws together approaches from artists, literary scholars, psychologists, activists, historians, geographers and sociologists who challenge assumptions about how rest operates across mind, bodies, and practices. Rest’s presence or absence affects everyone. Nevertheless, defining rest is problematic: both its meaning and what it feels like are affected by many socio-political, economic and cultural factors. The authors open up unexplored corners and experimental pathways into this complex topic, with contributions ranging from investigations of daydreaming and mindwandering, through histories of therapeutic rel...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Sport, Miscellaneous
Size: 205 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 November 2019 onward  

The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents (Heritage Studies in the Muslim World)

by Trinidad Rico

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices which award heritage value. It examines how the monolithic representation of Islamic heritage (as a singular construct) can be enriched by the true diversity of Islamic heritages and how endangerment and vulnerability in this type of heritage construct can be re-conceptualized. Assessing these questions through an interdisciplinary lens including heritage studies, anthropology, history, conservation, religious studies and archaeology, this pivot covers global and local examples including heritage case studies from Indonesia, Egypt...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Religious Studies
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 November 2019 onward  

Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order (Confucian Cultures)

by Roger T. Ames

In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world’s economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges. When searching for resources to respond to the world’s problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single acto...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions, Religious Studies
Size: 284 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 November 2019 onward  

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How Are We Born-Again Spiritually And Receive The Gift Of Eternal Life?: Jesus said Ye Must Be Born-Again

by James Thompson

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Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 3.34 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Common Ground: Talking about Gun Violence in America

by Donald V. Gaffney

Every time a shooting makes national headlines, the same debates erupt: Is the problem guns or mental health? Why is the United States unique in its gun violence problem? Can we reduce this violence while protecting the right to bear arms?Newtown, Connecticut, native and Disciples of Christ minister Donald V. Gaffney brings a calm and compassionate voice to these complex questions, offering a guide for individuals and groups to reflect on and discuss guns and gun violence. Common Ground explores the place of guns in our individual and national histories, violence in Scripture, the legal issues surrounding gun rights, and ways in which we as moral, life-valuing people can bridge the divide to help solve the problem of gun violence in the United States. To move beyond the talking points and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Delusions in Context

by Lisa Bortolotti

This open access book offers an exploration of delusions—unusual beliefs that can significantly disrupt people’s lives. Experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including lived experience, clinical psychiatry, philosophy, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, discuss how delusions emerge, why it is so difficult to give them up, what their effects are, how they are managed, and what we can do to reduce the stigma associated with them. Taken as a whole, the book proposes that there is continuity between delusions and everyday beliefs. It is essential reading for researchers working on delusions and mental health more generally, and will also appeal to anybody who wants to gain a better understanding of what happens when the way we experience and interpret the world is...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 121 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Finding God: An Exploration of Spiritual Diversity in America's Heartland

by Clark III, John H.

“God” Means Something Different to Everyone
"This book is amazing. It is one of those that once you start reading you don't want to put down. I am a huge fan of this author. He is a genuine man with a heart of gold, which makes these stories even more inspiring. Touching, indulging views, a book to add to your collection." ~Danna Parr

"As someone who avoids discussing my personal beliefs with others, I was amazed and captivated by the honesty and openness of the interviewees and the author himself. I was touched and moved to tears. I can relate to many of the people as fellow Texans and souls in search of meaning of life and spirituality." ~Frances Conner

Finding God in many faces
Finding God is a one-of-a-kind series of intimate stories told by e...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.50 / 5
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Hearing Voices, Demonic and Divine: Scientific and Theological Perspectives

by Christopher C. H. Cook

Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature of mental illness. Some critics of traditional religious faith have dismissed the visions and voices attributed to biblical characters and saints as evidence of mental disorder. However, it is now known that many ordinary people, with no other evidence of mental disorder, also hear voices and that these voices not infrequently include spiritual or religious content. Psychological and interdisciplinary research has shed a revealing light on these experiences in recent years, so that we now know much more about the phenomenon of "hearing voices" than ever before. The present work considers biblical, historical, and scientif...

Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 266 pages
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Polemics and Patronage in the City of Victory: Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Valerie Stoker

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   How did the patronage activities of India’s Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the north or as a religiously ecumenical state, Valerie Stoker argues that the Vijayanagara court was selective in its patronage of religious institutions. To understand the dynamic interaction between religious and royal institutions in this period, she focuses on the career of the Hindu intellectual and monastic leader Vyasatirtha. An agent of the state and a powerful religious authority, V...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Religious Studies
Size: 232 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Morals Not Knowledge: Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict between Religion and Science

by John H. Evans

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In a time when conservative politicians challenge the irrefutability of scientific findings such as climate change, it is more important than ever to understand the conflict at the heart of the “religion vs. science” debates unfolding in the public sphere. In this groundbreaking work, John H. Evans reveals that, with a few limited exceptions, even the most conservative religious Americans accept science’s ability to make factual claims about the world. However, many religious people take issue with the morality implicitly promoted by some forms of science. Using clear and engaging scholarship, Evans...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 210 pages
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The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition)

by Ferdowsi Tusi, Abuʾl-Qasim

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of t...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Poetry, History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2019 onward  

The Strangest Dialogue: How dare you depart the body before you shine?

by Ipoola Gbayike

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Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 4.66 mb
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Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels (Music of the African Diaspora Book 19)

by Christina Zanfagna

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration, some young black Angelenos turned to holy hip hop—a movement merging Christianity and hip hop culture—to “save” themselves and the city. Converting street corners to open-air churches and gangsta rap beats into anthems of praise, holy hip hoppers used gospel rap to navigate complicated social and spiritual realities and to transform the Southland’s fractured terrains into musical ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 189 pages
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ISLAM VS CHRISTIANITY – THE FINAL HOLOCAUST

by Vishnu

This book is a comparison of Christianity and Islam, and about the fanatics in Islam whose only purpose of existence is to subjugate the world. 9/11 was but a small example of what the Islamists have as their final strategy for world domination. This book gives facts and figures of Islamic terror in the second half of the twentieth century. It shows the maniacally rabid and fanatical mindset of the Islamists, with the ultimate purpose of creating a worldwide Islamic Caliphate. It is about the impending struggle, which will be a clash of civilizations; a final holocaust—a doomsday scenario....

Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Chakra Healing & Crystal Healing for Beginners: The Ultimate Guides to Balancing, Healing, Understanding and Using Healing Crystals and Stones, Unblocking Chakras While Gaining Health and Energy

by Camilla Reynolds

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Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Health & Fitness, Alternative Medicine
Size: 104 pages
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God Inside the Fire: Revised & Expanded Edition

by Greg Stelley

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Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Thus Spake Zarathustra - A Book for All and None (Wisehouse Classics)

by Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (German: Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen, also translated as Thus Spake Zarathustra) is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885 and published between 1883 and 1891. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the “eternal recurrence of the same”, the parable on the “death of God”, and the “prophecy” of the Übermensch, which were first introduced in The Gay Science.The book chronicles the fictitious travels and speeches of Zarathustra. Zarathustra's namesake was the founder of Zoroastrianism, usually known in English as Zoroaster (Avestan: Zaraϑuštra). Nietzsche is clearly portraying a “new” or “different” Zarathustra, one who turn...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 384 pages
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Revival And Homosexuality: The Two Essays (Revival And The Church Book 1)

by C J PETHER

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Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 319 pages
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The Values of Independent Hip-Hop in the Post-Golden Era: Hip-Hop’s Rebels

by Christopher Vito

Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, this book uncovers the historical trajectory of U.S. independent hip-hop in the post-golden era, seeking to understand its complex relationship to mainstream hip-hop culture and U.S. culture more generally.  Christopher Vito analyzes the lyrics of indie hip-hop albums from 2000-2013 to uncover the dominant ideologies of independent artists regarding race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and social change. These analyses inform interviews with members of the indie hip-hop community to explore the meanings that they associate with the culture today, how technological and media changes impact the boundaries between independent and major, and whether and how this shapes their engagement with oppositional consciousness. Ultimately, this book aims to under...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 184 pages
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The World According To Good Gods: Explore novel ideas on chaos and creation. Embrace new insights into philosophy of mind and nature, purpose driven life, happiness, love, education and evolution.

by Greg Oliver

What our modern world needs most are deeply motivated people who are sophisticated, open-minded global thinkers overflowing with new ideas. Reading this book will surely help you to become one of them, especially when you do so in an unbiased fashion, with willingness to accept new ideas and novel thoughts on many different subjects and topics.Are you truly happy?Is there something important missing in your life?Do you often ponder what the meaning of your life actually is?Do you often query whether there is a God?Do you sincerely think that you have a really good education? In any case, do you know beyond any doubt what a truly good education is? Do you relate to any of these questions? If yes, then you must read this book."The World According To Good Gods" consists of six separate parts...

Genre: Education & Reference, Education, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Spirituality
Size: 515 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Trusting Both God and Science: Reconciling the Bible and Science Concerning Creation

by Daniel R. Williamson

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Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 125 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.20 / 5
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Black & Tan: A Collection of Essays and Excursions on Slavery, Culture War, and Scripture in America

by Douglas Wilson

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Genre: History, Americas, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 122 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 November 2019 onward  

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Leviathan (Wisehouse Classics - The Original Authoritative Edition)

by Thomas Hobbes

LEVIATHAN or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil-commonly referred to as Leviathan-is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and published in 1651 (revised Latin edition 1668). Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642-1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided gov...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Leadership, Practical Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 362 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Conversations with the Faithful: Seeking Enlightenment Over Lunch

by Kerry Parry

Life without faith is a precarious way to exist. This was the position of a wannabe believer, Kerry Parry, who grew up in a family that believed religion was like sex. It was something you had to figure out on your own.Her parents, who had left their own faiths of Mormonism and Evangelicalism, believed they were doing a favor to their children by shielding them from the trappings of religion. While skipping church had its benefits growing up, it left Kerry feeling adrift. She had no faith to hold onto during times of trouble. Even as a young girl, she envied those who were grounded within a community of believers.A series of events—including a one-way conversation with her dead grandmother and a job loss—set Parry on a spiritual journey. After decades of feeling like an outsider, she w...

Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Religious Studies
Size: 225 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2019 onward  

Leading in a VUCA World: Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality (Contributions to Management Science)

by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok

This open access book brings together works by specialists from different disciplines and continents to reflect on the nexus between leadership, spirituality and discernment, particularly with regard to a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). The book spells out, first of all, what our VUCA world entails, and how it affects businesses, organizations, and societies as a whole. Secondly, the book develops new perspectives on the processes of leadership, spirituality, and discernment, particularly in this VUCA context. These perspectives are interdisciplinary in nature, and are informed by e.g. management studies, leadership theory, philosophy, and theology....

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Reference, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 209 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Cicada Spring: A Novel

by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everythin...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computing, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Fiction, Family Saga, Fiction Classics, Gay & Lesbian, Sea Adventures, Short
Size: 368 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2019 onward  

Going to Pentecost: An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism (Ethnography, Theory, Experiment Book 7)

by Annelin Eriksen

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 226 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2019 onward  

The Cross in the Christian Life Volume 8: One Christian's View of Science and Why Macroevolution Cannot be True

by Barton Jahn

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Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion

by James George Frazer

James Frazer’s monumental study of world mythology and folklore has been a controversial work for over a century. The Golden Bough is “a great body of primitive and barbarous beliefs" and essential reading for anyone interested in mythology, supernatural magic or religion, especially modern neo-pagan practices....

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Other Practices, Religious Studies
Size: 658 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 November 2019 onward  

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