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The Scientific Revolution and the Foundations of Modern Science (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900)
The Scientific Revolution and the Foundations of Modern Science (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900)
Applebaum offers beginning university students the perfect introduction to the age of the scientific revolution from 1500 to 1800. Many scientific ideas and much medical information improved dramatically during those times as investigators began a relentless drive, which continues today, toward a better understanding of the natural world....One...
Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives
Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. In its original form, the...

Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion
Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion

From feng shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, from Christian mystics to New Age gurus, spirituality is big business. There has been an explosion of interest and popular literature on mind, body and spirit and ‘personal development’. We now see the introduction of modes of ‘spirituality’...

The Encyclopedia of World Religions (Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology)
The Encyclopedia of World Religions (Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology)
Gratifi ed by the response to the initial publication of The Encyclopedia of World Religions, the editors have prepared a revised and much enhanced edition of this work. The new edition contains 100 new articles on as many fresh topics, from ACTS OF THE APOSTLES to VIETNAMESE RELIGIONS. Numerous suggestions for further reading have been added...
The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots
The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots
"An informative study of the biblical origins of Satan…With resourceful though never excessive citation, Mobley and Wray make a good job of pinning down the roots of a notoriously protean character."--The Times Literary Supplement

"Let's admit it. Even in a secular age we are all still
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2011 Social Media Directory: The Ultimate Guide to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Resources
2011 Social Media Directory: The Ultimate Guide to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Resources

Quick access to today's top Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn resources - on business, entertainment, politics, health, sports, and much more!

  • A single, up-to-the-minute source for all the best new resources on today's top social networks
  • More than 3,000 entries on...
The Essential Galileo
The Essential Galileo
Edited and translated by Maurice A. Finocchiaro, an international authority on Galileo, this collection makes available to scholars and students an excellent and extensive selection of Galileo's key works from his early career to the end of his life - some in toto and some represented by key selections. It presents not only Galileo's most famous...
SOA Made Simple
SOA Made Simple

Discover the true meaning behind the buzzword that is 'Service Oriented Architecture'

  • Get to grips with clear definitions of 'Service' and 'Architecture' to understand the full SOA picture
  • Read about SOA in simple terms from Oracle ACE Directors for SOA and Middleware in this book and...
Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality (Routledge Sufi)
Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality (Routledge Sufi)

In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes...

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology
The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

The conflict between good and evil can be found in every culture, mythical tradition, and religion throughout history. In many cases, the source of evil has been personified as demons or devils, and in many belief systems, both are considered to be real entities operating outside the boundaries of the physical world to torment people or lead...

Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place takes knowledge of place as a basis for thinking about the relationship between religious belief and our embodied life.

Recent epistemology of religion has appealed to various secular analogues for religious belief - especially analogues drawn from sense perception and scientific theory construction. These approaches tend
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Dreaming About the Divine (S U N Y Series in Dream Studies)
Dreaming About the Divine (S U N Y Series in Dream Studies)
Explores the role of dreams in spiritual work.

In Dreaming about the Divine, Bonnelle Lewis Strickling argues that people dream about the divine in forms that fit their current emotional and spiritual condition. Using Jungian psychology and the philosophy of Karl Jaspers, Strickling contends that dreams
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