Clock Shavings
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Clock Shavings

As one who wrote to the O.L.E. years ago I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book.It should be required reading for any serious occultist on the dangers of initiation into streams of power whose agenda may be hazardous to your mind.body.and soul.The road to hell is paved with good intentions is frankly and honestly described in the first part of this book,underscoring the need for critical self examination of ones,DESIRES,along e...

Die Theologie Joseph Ratzingers/Benedikts XVI.: Ein Blick auf das Ganze
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Die Theologie Joseph Ratzingers/Benedikts XVI.: Ein Blick auf das Ganze

Siegfried Wiedenhofer, Schüler und langjähriger Assistent Joseph Ratzingers an den Universitäten Bonn, Tübingen und Regensburg, legt hier eine Gesamtdarstellung der Theologie Ratzingers vor, die in ihrer Differenziertheit und zwischen "pro- gressistischen" und "traditionalistischen" Positionen vermittelnden Darstellung ihresgleichen sucht. Der Autor objektiviert und analysiert das umfassende Werk seines Lehrers, befragt es auf seine ...

God's Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria
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God's Little Daughters (Modern Language Initiative Books)

"This work contributes to the study of women and gender in modern China, the expansion of literacy and educational access for women, and the role of the Catholic Church as it relates to these themes. It furthers our understanding of public and private spheres in China and the development of a new sense of privacy."―Robert Entenmann, professor of history and Asian studies, St. Olaf College

Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought
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Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought

"This work is one of the most meticulous studies of any aspect of Islamic thought and practice ever to have been produced...One wishes that a greater number of serious academic studies showed this work's combination of amazing erudition, clarity of expression, trenchant observation, and lightness of touch...Introductions to Islamic law and theology are fairly numerous now, but none is as engaging to read as this."

The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500
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The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500

A great introduction to 500 years of Jewish life in Medieval Christian Europe. The book changed my view of Jewish history. I liked how the book showed that the Jews were part of Christian Europe, not "A People Apart". The great Jewish historian Salo Baron critized the prevelant ''lachrymose conception of Jewish history,'' which depicts Jews primarily as victims. Chazan is an excellent example of what Baron hoped for: he writes Jewish...

Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet
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Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet

The speed and extent of the Tibetan Buddhist monastic revival make it one of the most extraordinary stories of religious resurgence in post-Mao China. At the end of the 1970s, there were no working monasteries; within a decade, thousands had been reconstructed and repopulated. Most studies have focused on the political challenges facing Tibetan monasteries, emphasizing their relationship to the Chinese state. Yet, in their efforts to...

Secret of the Savior: The Myth of the Messiah in Mark
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Secret of the Savior: The Myth of the Messiah in Mark

While this is a scholarly work, the book is written in very accessible prose, and presents Martin's hypothesis very simply in the introduction; that the book of Mark (the prototype of all the gospels) was an Essene allegory for the history and salvation of Israel - that Jesus was likely a composite character that represented the events of salvation of the nation of Israel. The purpose of this allegory was to shore up Essene believers...

Days of Awe : Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians
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Days of Awe : Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians

“In Days of Awe, Atalia Omer offers a brilliant analysis of the religious as well as political stakes in American Jewish activism on behalf of Palestinians. As a participant /observer and an Israeli living in the United States, Omer combines personal reflections with an ethnographic frame and sophisticated theoretical analysis to explore the way one non-Zionist religious community grapples with its deep commitment to Jewish life and ...