Gandhi: A Political and Spiritual Life

All through his lengthy and turbulent profession as a political chief, first in South Africa after which in India, Gandhi sought to fulfil his non secular aspirations via politics and to reconcile politics with own non secular conviction. yet Gandhi’s faith was once wildly divergent from something to have taken root in his local India. optimum between his deepest tenets used to be the idea that he was once an international saviour, lengthy prophesied and in all likelihood divine.

Penetrating and provocative, Kathryn Tidrick’s booklet attracts on ignored fabric to discover the paradoxes inside of Gandhi’s existence and character. She finds a guy whose religious rules originated no longer in India, yet within the drawing rooms of late-Victorian England, and which integrated a few very eccentric and harmful notions approximately intercourse. The ensuing portrait is complicated, convincing and, to somebody attracted to the legacy of colonialism, extra enlightening than any formerly published. 

The Gandhi published this is now not the secular saint of renowned renown, yet a tough and self-obsessed guy pushed via a messianic experience of private destiny. 

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Death and Afterlife: Perspectives of World Religions (Contributions to the Study of Religion)

By Hiroshi Obayashi

Major spiritual traditions of the realm comprise views of perennial significance relating to dying and afterlife. Such recommendations and ideology are usually not in basic terms mirrored without delay in mortuary and funerary practices, but in addition tell styles of ideals and rituals that form human life. although evidenced in sacred texts, they can not be absolutely understood in isolation by way of textual learn on my own. fairly, they need to be explored by way of a accomplished knowing of the given non secular procedure as rooted in an total tradition. right here 13 students, every one a consultant in a specific spiritual culture, define the ideals, myths, and practices when it comes to demise and afterlife. the quantity creation presents a framework for knowing the evolutionary relationships between international religions and the solidarity in addition to the range in their quest for overcoming death.

Part I contains chapters on African religions representing the nonliterate spiritual adventure and on historical religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. reports of those religions function history for comprehending thoughts with regards to loss of life and afterlife within the significant global religions, that are handled partly II, on Western religions, and half III, on japanese religions. the actual approach to method of each one culture is dependent upon the character of the fabric. With dying and afterlife because the universal concentration, this workforce of students has dropped at endure its assorted services in anthropology, classics, archaeology, religious study, heritage, and theology. the result's a textual content very important for comparative faith classes and, past that, a e-book extending our realizing of human suggestions and aspirations. It bargains a world standpoint from which someone can examine his or her personal own concerns referring to demise and afterlife.

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The Un-Spell Book: Energy Essentials for Mastering Magick

By Mya Om

Why could a Witch who practices magick write anything known as The Un-Spell Book? to assist different magickal humans needless to say the spellcaster is the genuine resource of magickal energy, no longer fancy props or complex rituals. The workouts and strategies during this exceptional consultant can assist you know and grasp the necessities at the back of all winning magick―your personal concentration, will, and energy.

Both starting spellcasters and skilled Witches who are looking to advance the good fortune expense in their magickal workings will make the most of this attractive, step-by-step ebook. you are going to find out how to:

  • Raise, direct, and unlock energy
  • Clearly outline the cause of your spell
  • Choose set off phrases that act as magickal shortcuts
  • Empower spells through connecting to many types of energy
  • Create and use inspiration constructs
  • Work with elementals

Once you will have realized the way to direct your personal magickal energy, you could solid potent spells each time and anywhere―no spellbook required!

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Le jugement de Dieu

By Henri Troyat

Sorti indemne du chaudron d'huile bouillante où l'a plongé l. a. justice du temps, Alexandre Mirette se voit relaxé en vertu de l'axiome concernant los angeles safeguard accordée par le Seigneur aux siens sur lequel se fonde l'épreuve du jugement de Dieu.
La suite des événements qui le conduisent chez le bon alchimiste Taillade contredit ce brevet d'innocence et de sainteté. L'immunité lui est-elle venue d'une grâce ou d'un oubli? De ce doute naissent tous les malheurs de Mirette, le baladin à l'âme plus brilliant que le cuir.
Pour n'être pas aussi franche canaille, le tailleur de pierre du Puy Saint-Clair ne mérite pas d'auréole quand il courtise Catherine, héritière du optimal drapier de Tulle. Ce Lamarsaude vise l'argent puis, sa fiancée morte, l'occasion de se rendre célèbre en sculptant son tombeau. L'attaque de Tulle par les huguenots est le moyen vigoureux utilisé par los angeles divine windfall pour le ramener à des sentiments plus humains.
C'est aussi sous le signe du merveilleux que se position Le Merveilleux Voyage de Jacques Mazeyrat, troisième et dernière nouvelle de ce quantity. Sans le nautonier mystérieux qui le ramène à strength de rames jusqu'à Dieppe, remark serait revenu de son île déserte ce charpentier de marine à qui son humeur aventureuse fait tâter du fouet de l. a. chiourme, de los angeles solitude et de los angeles soif?

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Profane: Sacrilegious Expression in a Multicultural Age

By Chris Beneke

people were uttering profane phrases and incurring the results for millennia. yet modern events—from the violence in 2006 that Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed to the 2012 furor over the Innocence of Muslims video—indicate that controversy touching on blasphemy has reemerged in explosive transnational shape. In an age whilst digital media transmit offense as speedily as profane pictures and texts might be produced, blasphemy is bracingly correct again.

during this quantity, a special forged of overseas students examines the profound problems blasphemy increases for contemporary societies. participants learn how the sacred is shaped and maintained, how sacrilegious expression is conceived and controlled, and the way the ensuing conflicts face up to effortless adjudication. Their stories diversity throughout paintings, heritage, politics, legislation, literature, and theology. due to the worldwide nature of the matter, the volume’s procedure is comparative, interpreting blasphemy throughout cultural and geopolitical boundaries.

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Atharvaveda. Inni magici

By Chatia Orlandi, Saverio Sani

Questo testo sacro, il cui titolo in sanscrito vuol dire Veda delle formule magiche, è l. a. ‘bibbia’ dell’antica religione indiana. Si tratta precisamente della quarta raccolta di inni dei Veda dedicata alle formule magiche ed esorcistiche recitate dai bramini durante l’esecuzione dei riti domestici. Utet oggi los angeles propone in edizione digitale critica, completa del testo originale consultabile ipertestualmente.

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

Now to be had in paperback for the 1st time, Jewish Writers of the 20 th Century is either a accomplished reference source and a springboard for extra study.

This volume:

  • examines canonical Jewish writers, much less famous authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and rising Israeli writers
  • includes entries on figures as different as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen
  • contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature
  • provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers.

Compiled by means of professional participants, this booklet includes over 330 entries on person authors, each one including a biography, a listing of chosen guides, a scholarly essay on their paintings and recommendations for additional examining.

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Unfinished System Of Nonknowledge

By Georges Bataille

A deft reconstruction of what Georges Bataille predicted as a continuation of his paintings los angeles Somme Athéologique, this quantity brings jointly the writings of 1 of the most important French thinkers of the 20 th century at the imperative subject of his oeuvre. accumulating Bataille’s such a lot intimate writings, those essays, aphorisms, notes, and lectures on nonknowledge, sovereignty, and sacrifice make clear and expand Bataille’s radical theology, his philosophy of background, and his ecstatic approach to meditation. Following Bataille’s lead, as specified by his notebooks, editor Stuart Kendall assembles the fragments that Bataille expected amassing for his summa. Kendall’s creation deals a transparent photograph of the author’s total undertaking, its old and biographical context, and where of those works inside of it. The "system" that emerges from those articles, notes, and lectures is "atheology," understood as a research of the results of nonknowledge. on the different aspect of realism, Bataille’s writing in l. a. Somme pushes language to its silent finish. And but, writing towards the wreck of language, looking for phrases that slip from their meanings, Bataille makes use of language—and the discourses of theology, philosophy, and literature—against itself to come back us to ourselves, eternally. The approach opposed to platforms is in reality systematic, utilizing structures and counting on discourses to accomplish its personal ends—the finish of systematic thought.A medievalist librarian via education, Georges Bataille (1897–1962) was once lively within the French highbrow scene from the Twenties throughout the Fifties. He based the magazine Critique and used to be a member of the Acéphale workforce and the Collège de Sociologie. between his works on hand in English are Visions of extra (Minnesota, 1985), Tears of Eros (1989), and Erotism (1990).

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From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible

By Eric H. Cline

During this provocative but persuasive ebook, now in paperback, Eric H. Cline makes use of the instruments of his exchange to envision the most confusing mysteries from the Hebrew Bible and, within the strategy, to relate the historical past of old Israel. Combining educational with an obtainable sort that has made him a favourite with readers and scholars alike, he lays out every one secret, evaluates all to be had evidence—from validated truth to debatable assumption to far-fetched jump of faith—and proposes an evidence that reconciles Scripture, technological know-how, and history.

Numerous novice archaeologists have sought a few hint of Noah’s Ark to satisfy merely with failure. yet, although no critical pupil might adopt the sort of literal seek, many agree that the Flood used to be no fantasy however the cultural reminiscence of a true, catastrophic inundation, retold and reshaped over numerous generations. Likewise, a few specialists recommend that Joshua’s storied victory at Jericho is the far-off echo of an earthquake rather than Israel’s sacred trumpets—a interesting, geologically believable concept that continues to be unproven regardless of the easiest efforts of medical research.

Cline areas those and different Biblical tales in sturdy archaeological and ancient context and reserves judgment on principles that can't but be proven or denied. alongside the way in which, our so much educated realizing of historical Israel comes alive with dramatic yet exact element during this groundbreaking and interesting publication by way of one of many emerging stars within the box.

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Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre: The Interpretation of Ezekiel 28:11-19 in Late Antiquity (Jewish and Christian Perspectives)

By Hector M. Patmore

The oracle opposed to the King of Tyre, present in Ezekiel 28.12-19, is a tricky textual content that encouraged varied interpretations in past due Antiquity. for instance, in accordance with one rabbinic culture the textual content talked about the 1st guy, Adam, whereas the Church Fathers present in an identical textual content an outline of the autumn of devil. This e-book reviews the rabbinic assets, patristic literature, the Targum, and the traditional translations, and seeks to appreciate the explanations for the varied interpretation, the interplay among the exegetical traditions and the groups of interpreters, specifically among Jews and Christians, and the influence the explicit shape and wording of the textual content had at the formation and improvement of every interpretation.

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