Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My by Lisa Pulitzer, Jenna Miscavige Hill

By Lisa Pulitzer, Jenna Miscavige Hill

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology chief David Miscavige, was once raised as a Scientologist yet left the arguable faith in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she stocks her real tale of existence contained in the top ranks of the sect, information her studies as a member Sea Org—the church's optimum ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from kinfolk outdoors of the association, and tells the tale of her final escape.

during this tell-all memoir, whole with relatives photos from her time within the Church, Jenna Miscavige Hill, a admired critic of Scientology who now is helping others depart the association, bargains an insider's profile of the ideals, rituals, and secrets and techniques of the faith that has captured the fascination of thousands, together with a few of Hollywood's brightest stars corresponding to Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

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The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis

By Nikos Kazantzakis

2012 Retail ePub -- fortunately filling a request.

This provocative literary rendering of the lifetime of Jesus Christ has courted controversy for the reason that its ebook by means of depicting a Christ way more human than the single visible within the Bible—a holy determine who used to be noBinetheless just a guy like several different, topic to worry, doubt, and soreness. In stylish, considerate prose Nikos Kazantzakis follows this Christ as he struggles to stay out God’s will for him, powerfully suggesting that it was once Christ’s final conquer his improper humanity, while he gave up the temptation to run from the pass and willingly laid down his lifestyles for mankind, that actually made him the venerable redeemer of fellows. the foundation for Martin Scorcese’s 1988 movie of an analogous identify, The final Temptation of Christ stands along different usually banned classics just like the Satanic Verses as a courageous and incisive reckoning among a religion’s founding tenets and their more challenging implications.

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The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the by John Piper

By John Piper

Sorry, i must disagree with no less than a part of the idea of the ebook. whereas I agree that God can and does convey reliable out of bad...and I agree that the lives of Bunyan and Brainerd are remarkable illustrations of that truth; William Cowper's state of affairs is especially troubling to me. The statement that his madness and his worry that he was once predestined for Hell was once in some way a blessing from God simply doesn't face up to the scriptures which nation: "God has now not GIVEN us the spirit of worry, yet of strength, and of affection, and of a valid MIND." (2 Timothy 1:7) and "There is not any worry in love, yet excellent love casts out worry; for worry has torment and he who fears has no longer been made ideal in love." (I John 4:18) And definite, I observe that the Bible says that "the worry of the Lord is the start of information" (Proverbs 1:7), yet does not that discuss with reverance, instead of the debilitating, suicide-inducing worry from which Cowper suffered? when you've got learn the various statements made via Cowper pertaining to his OVERWHELMING worry and fervent trust that he was once damned, lots of which aren't integrated in Piper's booklet, you know the way heartbreaking they're. but we're to think that the "Prince of Peace" who promised his childrens "peace that passes figuring out" and admonished us to "let no longer your center be concerned" is the writer of this psychological torment and confusion?!
Additionally, if religion that the shed blood of Jesus has washed away one's sins is the foundation for salvation, and that religion is given by means of God to his "elect", then Cowper's strict Calvinist upbringing and trust procedure needs to certainly persuade him that he was once now not one of the go with given that he didn't have this insurance. What different end may possibly he achieve?
Sorry, but when you're a constant Calvinist, you'll want to most likely finish that Cowper used to be correct to worry reprobation.

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The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History: The People, by Ed Hindson, Dan Mitchell

By Ed Hindson, Dan Mitchell

Asserting the most recent unlock in our well-received well known Encyclopedia series--The well known Encyclopedia of Church History, a fantastic source for someone who desire a transparent, ordinary consultant to realizing the main humans, areas, and occasions that formed Christianity.

General editors Ed Hindson and Dan Mitchell have wide event with generating reference works that mix professional scholarship and renowned accessibility. including a huge variety of well-qualified individuals, they've got prepare what's bound to turn into a typical must-have for either Bible lecturers and students.

With approximately three hundred articles throughout four hundred pages, readers will enjoy...
• a complete landscape of church heritage from Acts 2 to today
• a transparent presentation of the way the church and its teachings have developed
• concise biographies of significant Christian figures and their contributions
• interesting overviews of key turning issues in church history

This worthy source will improve believers' appreciation for the glorious historical past in the back of their Christian faith.

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Unfinished System of Nonknowledge by Georges Bataille

By Georges Bataille

A deft reconstruction of what Georges Bataille expected as a continuation of his paintings los angeles Somme Athéologique, this quantity brings jointly the writings of 1 of the key French thinkers of the 20 th century at the significant 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 gathering for his summa. Kendall’s advent deals a transparent photo of the author’s total undertaking, its historic 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 examine of the consequences of nonknowledge. on the different part of realism, Bataille’s writing in l. a. Somme pushes language to its silent finish. And but, writing towards the break 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, perpetually. The procedure opposed to structures is in reality systematic, utilizing platforms and looking on discourses to accomplish its personal ends—the finish of systematic thought.A medievalist librarian through education, Georges Bataille (1897–1962) used to be energetic within the French highbrow scene from the Twenties during the Nineteen Fifties. He based the magazine Critique and was once a member of the Acéphale team and the Collège de Sociologie. between his works to be had in English are Visions of extra (Minnesota, 1985), Tears of Eros (1989), and Erotism (1990).

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I And Thou by Martin Buber

By Martin Buber

Martin Buber's I and Thou has lengthy been acclaimed as a vintage. Many renowned writers have said its impact on their paintings; scholars of highbrow background reflect on it a landmark; and the new release born because global struggle II considers Buber as one in every of its prophets.

the necessity for a brand new English translation has been felt for a few years. The previous model used to be marred by means of many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" used to be heavily deceptive. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a uncommon author and thinker in his personal correct who used to be as regards to Buber, has retranslated the paintings on the request of Buber's relatives. He has extra a wealth of informative footnotes to elucidate obscurities and convey the reader towards the unique, and he has written an extended "Prologue" that opens up new views at the publication and on Buber's proposal. This quantity should still offer a brand new foundation for all destiny discussions of Buber.

**Uploader's observe: this can be Walter Kaufmann's translation, along with his accompanying (and arguably presumptuous) preface. you could learn Ronald Gregor Smith's translation on-line and, after all, at no cost, here.

Also, the ISBN supplied is the web page numbers reference, i.e. the place the MOBI will get its supplementary web page numbers (in addition to position numbers). As this is often the Kindle edition, there is not any ISBN supplied.

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Islam and the question of reform : critical voices from by Rebecca Barlow, Benjamin MacQueen, Kylie Baxter

By Rebecca Barlow, Benjamin MacQueen, Kylie Baxter

Reform, via definition, isn't really an entire holiday with culture, yet a choice via students, activists, politicians and important thinkers to re-claim the tenets in their religion. Islam and the query of Reform is a fascinating ebook concerning the evolving and dynamic discourse that surrounds the query of Islamic reform.

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