Madhyamaka and Yogacara: Allies or Rivals?
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Madhyamaka and Yogacara: Allies or Rivals?

Madhyamaka and Yogacara are the two principal schools of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. While Madhyamaka asserts the ultimate emptiness and conventional reality of all phenomena, Yogacara is usually considered to be idealistic. This collection of essays addresses the degree to which these philosophical approaches are consistent or complementary. Indian and Tibetan doxographies often take these two schools to be philosophical rivals. T...

Common Calling: The Laity and Governance of the Catholic Church
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Common Calling: The Laity and Governance of the Catholic Church

The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has been exacerbated in the minds of many by the dismal response of church leadership. Uncovered along with the abuse of power were decisions that were not only made in secrecy, but which also magnified the powerlessness of the people of the church to have any say in its governance. Accordingly, many have left the church, many have withheld funding―others have vowed to work for change, ...

Taoism Under the T'ang: Religion and Empire During a Golden Age of Chinese History
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Taoism Under the T'ang: Religion and Empire During a Golden Age of Chinese History

Our knowledge of the history of religion under the T'ang dynasty (AD 618-907), during the golden age of Chinese history, has been sketchy at best. More particularly in the case of Taoism - China's 'own higher religion' (if we see Confucianism as an ethics and Buddhism as 'foreign') - we have had a limited understanding of an important aspect of China's social and political life, let alone its religious practice. Professor's Barrett's...

Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections
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Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections

The motivation behind this important volume is to weave together two distinct, but we think complementary, traditions – the philosophical engagement with race/whiteness and Buddhist philosophy – in order to explore the ways in which these traditions can inform, correct, and improve each other. This exciting and critically informed volume will be the first of its kind to bring together essays that explicitly connect these two traditio...

Die großen Religionsstifter: Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad
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Die großen Religionsstifter: Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad

Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed – was waren das für Persönlichkeiten? Wie haben Sie gelebt und was haben sie gelehrt? Und wie können wir überhaupt etwas über sie wissen? Dieses Buch geht auf anschauliche Weise allen Aspekten des Lebens und Wirkens der drei großen Religionsstifter nach – von der Empfängnis über den Tod, von der sie umgebenden Umwelt bis zu ihrem öffentlichen Auftreten, von den Quellen der Überlieferung bis hin zu konkreten, d...

To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain
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To Live Like a Moor (The Middle Ages Series)

"Because [Remie Constable] was always on the qui vive for new approaches and interests emerging in the profession, her work could put the medieval material she mined so well to the service of historians discovering those emerging topics even before they knew they wanted it. To pick but one example, whatever period they work in, the many historians who are becoming interested in the cultural work done by material culture—dress, food, ...

Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace
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Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace

Justice is getting what you deserve. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. And grace is getting what you absolutely don't deserve.Award-winning author and columnist Cathleen Falsani says, “People regularly ask me why I believe in God. The simple answer … is grace.” In Sin Boldly: A Field Guide to Grace, Falsani explores the meaning and experience of grace through story and song, quotes and photos.Falsani says, “Grace makes no sense ...

The Magickian: A Study in Effective Magick
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The Magickian: A Study in Effective Magick

This is a practical hands-on book about the Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. Cooper explains how to set up a temple, creating the inner temple, the clothes to wear, the colors to use, working with scents and music, timing rituals, and how to work with planetary energy based on your own personal astrology.

Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History.: Volume 6. Western Europe (1500-1600)
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Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History.: Volume 6. Western Europe (1500-1600)

Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, volume 6 (CMR 6), covering the years 1500-1600, is a continuing volume in a history of relations between followers of the two faiths as it is recorded in their written works. Together with introductory essays, it comprises detailed entries on all the works known from this century. This volume traces the attitudes of Western Europeans to Islam, particularly in light of continuing ...

Das Wunder des Einhorns: Begegnung mit den erleuchteten Wesen der siebten Dimension
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Das Wunder des Einhorns: Begegnung mit den erleuchteten Wesen der siebten Dimension

Diana Cooper eröffnet eine einzigartige Chance für alle spirituell Suchenden: die hohe Energie des Einhorns zu erfahren und für die eigene Entwicklung zu nutzen. Im Goldenen Zeitalter von Atlantis standen die Einhörner in enger Verbindung zu den Menschen. In dem Maße aber, wie das Leben der Atlanter seine göttliche Schwingungsebene verlor, zogen die Einhörner sich von der Erde zurück. Nun jedoch, da eine wachsende Anzahl von Menschen...