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Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
The meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations, in psychiatric parlance) have been debated for thousands of years. Voice-hearing has been both revered and condemned, understood as a symptom of disease as well as a source of otherworldly communication. Those hearing voices have been viewed as...
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world’s most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science

Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits
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Me (The Art of Living)
Me (The Art of Living)

'Who am I?' In a world where randomness and chance make life transient and unpredictable, religion, psychology and philosophy have all tried, in their different ways, to answer this question and to give meaning and coherence to the human person. How we should construct a meaningful 'me' - and to make sense of one's life -...

The Legacy of Albert Einstein: A Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics
The Legacy of Albert Einstein: A Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics
"In this slender volume, about a dozen experts reflect succinctly on a variety of currently interesting topics, from black hole entropy in string theory to the challenge of dark energy. The book should interest primarily graduate students in physics and also some undergraduates ... is a fine reflection of the internationalism of modern science...
The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880
The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880
"...an erudite and coherent analysis of Universalism as a powerful religious idea in the wider culture of American Protestantism."
-TLS

"Provides welcome guidance through the complexities of this neglected movement....this well-researched and well-argued book deserves a wide reading among early Americanists and
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An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion)
An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion)

In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West. Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition draws on recent scholarship in the field, exploring the tensions and continuities between the...

The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

An illuminating history of how religious belief lost its uncontested status in the West

This landmark book traces the history of belief in the Christian West from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, revealing for the first time how a distinctively modern category of belief came into being. Ethan Shagan focuses...

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...
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