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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General

The Art of Living Foundation - Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Global Context (Hardcover, New Ed): Stephen Jacobs The Art of Living Foundation - Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Global Context (Hardcover, New Ed)
Stephen Jacobs
R3,127 Discovery Miles 31 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring the nature and characteristics of spirituality in the contemporary global context, Jacobs considers whether alternative spiritualities are primarily concerned with individual wellbeing and can simply be regarded as another consumer product. The book concludes that involvement in movements such as AOL is not necessarily narcissistic but can foster a sense of community and inspire altruistic activity.

Transforming Your Thought Life - Christian Meditation in Focus (Paperback): Sarah Geringer Transforming Your Thought Life - Christian Meditation in Focus (Paperback)
Sarah Geringer
R322 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R47 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The World's Last Night - And Other Essays (Paperback): C. S. Lewis The World's Last Night - And Other Essays (Paperback)
C. S. Lewis
R261 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jews Against Themselves (Paperback): Edward Alexander Jews Against Themselves (Paperback)
Edward Alexander
R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume features powerful essays by Edward Alexander on the phenomenon of anti-Zionism on the part of the Jewish intelligentsia. It also analyzes the explosive growth of traditional anti-Semitism, especially in Europe, among intellectuals and Muslims. Alexander notes that anti-Zionism has established a presence even in Israel, where it frequently takes the form of intellectuals sympathizing with their country's enemies and perversely apologizing for their own existence. Alexander begins with an examination of the origins of Jewish self-hatred in nineteenth-century Europe. He then explores the mindset of disaffected Jews in reacting, or failing to react, to the two events that shape modern Jewry: the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel. The book concludes with a focus on contemporary anti-Zionism, including three essays about the role played by Jews in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement to expel Israel from the family of nations. A final essay addresses the need for American Jews to decide whether they are going to judge Judaism by the standards of The New York Times or The New York Times by the standards of Judaism.

Metaphors for Change - Essays on State and Society (Paperback): Margaret MacCurtain Metaphors for Change - Essays on State and Society (Paperback)
Margaret MacCurtain; Foreword by Diarmaid Ferriter
R843 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R156 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Margaret Mac Curtain - feminist, educator, activist, Dominican nun - has, since the 1960s, been an influential and respected commentator on Irish society. In this book of essays - the sister collection to her acclaimed Ariadne's Thread: Writing Women into Irish History (Arlen House, 2008) - she engages, in her uniquely insightful and frequently challenging way, with feminism, culture, Irish history and politics, mathematics, activism, spirituality and theology, education and women's history, in essays written from the 1960s to the 2010s. In a writing style that makes the complicated accessible and elevates the local to the international, these essays shine a spotlight on both the individual and collective experiences of women and men in Irish society over many centuries.

The Only Way is Ethics: Sex and Marriage - Part 1 Sex and Marriage (Paperback): Sean Doherty The Only Way is Ethics: Sex and Marriage - Part 1 Sex and Marriage (Paperback)
Sean Doherty
R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ever wonder how to handle the tough ethical issues we face? Such as: Should I attend a same-sex wedding? If two people love each other, why shouldn't they express that love through sex? How can the church support single people seeking to live a godly life? Should divorcees remarry in church? These four accessible, practical guides on sex and marriage will equip both new and mature Christians to think through the issues in the light of the Bible and theology. They offer help to Christians facing these issues themselves and for ministers as they provide guidance. Each guide (also available separately in print or as an e-book) has a 'Go Deeper' section listing resources for further reference. Look out for the other guides on topics such as abortion, euthanasia, wealth and poverty. In a world of increasing ethical complexity this is an invaluable down-to-earth practical resource for Christians. Sean Doherty has produced a much-needed accessible introduction to a series of controversial subjects in which he confronts tough questions based on candour, common sense and personal experience. It will be widely welcomed. - Dr Don Horrocks, Head of Public Policy, Evangelical Alliance

Medieval Monasticism - Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages (Hardcover, 4th New edition): C.H. Lawrence Medieval Monasticism - Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
C.H. Lawrence
R3,299 Discovery Miles 32 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Medieval Monasticism traces the Western Monastic tradition from its fourth century origins in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, through the many and varied forms of religious life it assumed during the Middle Ages. Hugh Lawrence explores the many sided relationship between monasteries and the secular world around them. For a thousand years, the great monastic houses and religious orders were a prominent feature of the social landscape of the West, and their leaders figured as much in the political as on the spiritual map of the medieval world. In this book many of them, together with their supporters and critics, are presented to us and speak their minds to us. We are shown, for instance, the controversy between the Benedictines and the reformed monasticism of the twelfth century and the problems that confronted women in religious life. A detailed glossary offers readers a helpful vocabulary of the subject. This book is essential reading for both students and scholars of the medieval world.

The Only Way is Ethics - As Long As You Love Me (Paperback): Sean Doherty The Only Way is Ethics - As Long As You Love Me (Paperback)
Sean Doherty
R203 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ever wonder how to handle the tough ethical issues we face? The Only Way Is Ethics is an accessible, practical series of guides designed to equip both new and mature Christians to think through important and current ethical issues in the light of the Bible and theology. It offers help to Christians facing these issues themselves and for ministers as they provide guidance. Each guide (also available separately in print or as an e-book) has a 'Go Deeper' section listing resources for further reference. Accessible and incisive, Sean Doherty's journey through ethics doesn't simply tell us what to think but rather how to think well, and biblically, in a world of sexual confusion. - Glynn Harrison MD FRCPsych, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Bristol As Long as You Love Me delves into divorce and re-marriage in the light of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus and St Paul. It shows that churches and their leaders can be places of welcome and support for all, whilst challenging readers to be faithful to Jesus's teaching about marriage in today's world.

The Only Way is Ethics: Quiltbag - Jesus and Sexuality (Paperback): Sean Doherty The Only Way is Ethics: Quiltbag - Jesus and Sexuality (Paperback)
Sean Doherty
R205 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ever wonder how to handle the tough ethical issues we face? The Only Way Is Ethics is an accessible, practical series of guides designed to equip both new and mature Christians to think through important and current ethical issues in the light of the Bible and theology. It offers help to Christians facing these issues themselves and for ministers as they provide guidance. Each guide (also available separately in print or as an e-book) has a 'Go Deeper' section listing resources for further reference. Sean Doherty's new introduction to sexual ethics is firmly grounded in solid biblical scholarship and shows clearly and concisely not only what the Bible teaches about sexuality, marriage, singleness and divorce, but why this teaching makes sense in terms of the nature of God and his desire that men and women should flourish and find fulfilment. It is also firmly connected to the realities of the contemporary world and full of practical wisdom. This is an important and timely book that deserves to be widely read. Buy it and give it away to your friends! - Dr Martin Davie, Tutor in Doctrine, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; author of A Guide to the Church of England. QUILTBAG: Jesus and sexuality sets out the biblical and theological basis for the Christian view that sex is for marriage only, and that marriage is the union of a woman and a man. Written from within Sean's own experience of same-sex orientation, this guide is accessible and personal.

The Only Way is Ethics: Living Out My Story - And Some Pastoral and Missional Thoughts About Homosexuality Along the Way... The Only Way is Ethics: Living Out My Story - And Some Pastoral and Missional Thoughts About Homosexuality Along the Way (Paperback)
Sean Doherty
R209 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R27 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ever wonder how to handle the tough ethical issues we face? The Only Way Is Ethics is an accessible, practical series of guides designed to equip both new and mature Christians to think through important and current ethical issues in the light of the Bible and theology. It offers help to Christians facing these issues themselves and for ministers as they provide guidance. Each guide (also available separately in print or as an e-book) has a 'Go Deeper' section listing resources for further reference. Sean Doherty has provided us with a remarkable resource. It is remarkable, first, because it is deeply rooted in his own experience and reflection as someone who has experienced same-sex attraction. But it is also remarkable for the way it is fully engaged in contemporary research and discussion. Sean manages to connect and integrate his own experience with the best thinking in this area. Finally, Sean offers an account that is remarkably accessible and which will be of help to a wide range of people. It is one of the best resources out there. Revd Dr Ian Paul, theologian, author, and blogger at Psephizo.com In Living Out My Story , Sean tells us his own story of same-sex attraction which he uses to illuminate his discussion of homosexuality, same-sex marriage and the church. He shows how churches can provide a loving welcome and acceptance of gay people whilst being faithful to Jesus's teaching about sex.

The Only Way is Ethics: Sexual Singleness - Why Singleness is Good, and Practical Thoughts on Being Single and Sexual... The Only Way is Ethics: Sexual Singleness - Why Singleness is Good, and Practical Thoughts on Being Single and Sexual (Paperback)
Sean Doherty
R203 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ever wonder how to handle the tough ethical issues we face? The Only Way Is Ethics is an accessible, practical series of guides designed to equip both new and mature Christians to think through important and current ethical issues in the light of the Bible and theology. It offers help to Christians facing these issues themselves and for ministers as they provide guidance. Each guide (also available separately in print or as an e-book) has a 'Go Deeper' section listing resources for further reference. Some people are great on experience, some great on the Bible and theology; here is a book that is great on both. Sean's own testimony shaped by the Lord's word and work in his life models what "abundant life" means. - The Right Revd Keith Sinclair, Bishop of Birkenhead Sexual Singleness explores why singleness is hard, yet can be deeply fulfilling - even better than marriage - and needs to be valued much more highly by the church. Drawing on his own experience and that of others, he offers practical suggestions for how churches can nurture and support single people.

Buddhism in Australia - Traditions in Change (Paperback): Cristina Rocha, Michelle Barker Buddhism in Australia - Traditions in Change (Paperback)
Cristina Rocha, Michelle Barker
R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The number of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent years. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 per cent of Australia's population, almost doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the fastest growing religion in the country. This book analyses the arrival and localisation of Buddhism in Australia in the context of the globalisation of Buddhism. Australia's close geographical proximity to Asia has encouraged an intense flow of people, ideas, practices and commodities from its neighbouring countries, while at the same time allowing the development of the religion to be somewhat different to its growth in other Western countries. The book seeks to explore the Buddhist experience in Australia, looking at the similarities and particularities of this experience in relation to other Western countries. The inception of Buddhism in Australia is investigated, and a voice is provided to people on the ground who have been fundamental in making this process possible. For the first time, academic analysis and practitioners' experience are juxtaposed to show the adaptations and challenges of Buddhism in Australia from above and below. This book is a unique and valuable contribution to the study of Buddhism in the West, globalization of religion, and studies in Asian Religion.

Digital Judaism - Jewish Negotiations with Digital Media and Culture (Hardcover): Heidi A. Campbell Digital Judaism - Jewish Negotiations with Digital Media and Culture (Hardcover)
Heidi A. Campbell
R3,368 Discovery Miles 33 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this volume, contributors consider the ways that Jewish communities and users of new media negotiate their uses of digital technologies in light of issues related to religious identity, community and authority. Digital Judaism presents a broad analysis of how and why various Jewish groups negotiate with digital culture in particular ways, situating such observations within a wider discourse of how Jewish groups throughout history have utilized communication technologies to maintain their Jewish identities across time and space. Chapters address issues related to the negotiation of authority between online users and offline religious leaders and institutions not only within ultra-Orthodox communities, but also within the broader Jewish religious culture, taking into account how Jewish engagement with media in Israel and the diaspora raises a number of important issues related to Jewish community and identity. Featuring recent scholarship by leading and emerging scholars of Judaism and media, Digital Judaism is an invaluable resource for researchers in new media, religion and digital culture.

Islamic Microfinance - Shari'ah compliant and sustainable? (Paperback): Malcolm Harper, Ajaz Ahmed Khan Islamic Microfinance - Shari'ah compliant and sustainable? (Paperback)
Malcolm Harper, Ajaz Ahmed Khan
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Confucianism's Prospects - A Reassessment (Paperback): Shaun O'Dwyer Confucianism's Prospects - A Reassessment (Paperback)
Shaun O'Dwyer
R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Why I Am a Hindu - Why I Am a Hindu (Paperback): Shashi Tharoor Why I Am a Hindu - Why I Am a Hindu (Paperback)
Shashi Tharoor
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Hinduism is one of the world's oldest and greatest religious traditions. In captivating prose, Shashi Tharoor untangles its origins, its key philosophical concepts and texts. He explores everyday Hindu beliefs and practices, from worship to pilgrimage to caste, and touchingly reflects on his personal beliefs and relationship with the religion. Not one to shy from controversy, Tharoor is unsparing in his criticism of 'Hindutva', an extremist, nationalist Hinduism endorsed by India's current government. He argues urgently and persuasively that it is precisely because of Hinduism's rich diversity that India has survived and thrived as a plural, secular nation. If narrow fundamentalism wins out, Indian democracy itself is in peril.

Material Culture and Women's Religious Experience in Antiquity - An Interdisciplinary Symposium (Hardcover): Mark D.... Material Culture and Women's Religious Experience in Antiquity - An Interdisciplinary Symposium (Hardcover)
Mark D. Ellison; Contributions by Krystal V L Pierce, Susannah M. Larry, Amanda Colleen Brown, Sarah E G Fein, …
R2,255 Discovery Miles 22 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How can material artifacts help illuminate the religious lives of women in antiquity? In what ways do archaeological and art historical studies recover women's religious perspectives and experiences that the literary record misses or underrepresents? The authors of the essays in this volume set out to answer such questions in fascinating, new case studies of women and ancient religions in the Near East and Mediterranean world. They cover a broad historical, geographic, and religious spectrum as they explore women's lives from the time of ancient Egypt in the second millennium BCE into the early medieval period, from the Syrian Desert to Western Europe, in the religious traditions of Egypt, Canaan, Greece, Rome, ancient Israel, early Judaism, and early Christianity. Working at the intersections of religion, archaeology, art history, and women's history, these authors make fresh contributions to interdisciplinary studies, and their essays will be of interest to students and scholars across these academic fields.

How To Be A Buddhist Millionaire (Paperback): Matt Jardine How To Be A Buddhist Millionaire (Paperback)
Matt Jardine 1
R267 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Take a leaf out of Matt's book; free yourself of the fear of money and start living the life you want.' --Moatez Jomni, British Paralympian Matt Jardine, martial arts teacher and entrepreneur, has spent 20 years seeking the answer to one of life's ultimate conundrums: how can we lead an authentic, spiritual and creative life in a relentlessly money-centric world? In this insightful book, he brings together Buddhist teachings, spiritual lessons and the advice and experience of a variety of experts and professionals; from a Paralympic athlete, to a West End musical star, to a city banker; and presents nine practical lessons to help us all discover our passion and make it pay. With a light touch, he dispels the deep-rooted fears and limiting beliefs that hold us back, and forces us to question the very foundations of our lives and what really matters. How to be a Buddhist Millionaire teaches us that money doesn't have to be a dirty word, and that if you search for happiness rather than the pot of gold, success is more likely to follow.

Judaising Movements - Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times (Paperback): Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Semi Judaising Movements - Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times (Paperback)
Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Semi
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyzes the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as proselytising but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become a light unto the Gentiles' and the attraction for many different peoples of the rooted historicity of Judaism and by the symbolic appropriation of Jewish suffering. This book will look at the role of colonialism in the development of Judaising movements throughout the world, including New Zealand, Japan, India, Burma and Africa. Particular attention will be paid to the Lemba tribe of Southern Africa. A remarkable parallel movement in 1930s Southern Italy will also be dealt with. The history of the converts of San Nicandro is seen in the context of currents of Jewish universalism, messianism and Zionism. Gender issues are also discussed here as the converted women assumed powers they had not hitherto enjoyed.

Islamic Extremism in Kuwait - From the Muslim Brotherhood to Al-Qaeda and other Islamic Political Groups (Paperback): Falah... Islamic Extremism in Kuwait - From the Muslim Brotherhood to Al-Qaeda and other Islamic Political Groups (Paperback)
Falah Abdullah Al-Mdaires
R1,264 Discovery Miles 12 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is the first to provide a complete overview of Islamic extremism in Kuwait. It traces the development of Islamist fundamentalist groups in Kuwait, both Shiite and Sunni, from the beginning of the twentieth century. It outlines the nature and origins of the many different groups, considers their ideology and organization, shows how their activities are intertwined with the wider economy, society and politics to the extent that they are now a strong part of society, and discusses their armed activities, including terrorist activities. Although focusing on Kuwait, it includes overage of the activities of Islamist groups in other Gulf States. It also discusses the relation between Ruling Families with Islamist political groups, thereby demonstrating that the intertwining of Islamic ideology and armed activities with politics is not a new development in the region.

Imagining Persecution - Why American Christians Believe There Is a Global War against Their Faith (Paperback): Jason Bruner Imagining Persecution - Why American Christians Believe There Is a Global War against Their Faith (Paperback)
Jason Bruner
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Woman's Choice (Paperback): Eugenia Price A Woman's Choice (Paperback)
Eugenia Price
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
An Inspirational Alphabet (Paperback): Kathy J Oman An Inspirational Alphabet (Paperback)
Kathy J Oman
R370 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Samatya - An Egyptian Woman Among the Children of Israel (Paperback): Mohamed Adly Samatya - An Egyptian Woman Among the Children of Israel (Paperback)
Mohamed Adly
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Hijras, Lovers, Brothers - Surviving Sex and Poverty in Rural India (Paperback): Vaibhav Saria Hijras, Lovers, Brothers - Surviving Sex and Poverty in Rural India (Paperback)
Vaibhav Saria
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Winner, 2021 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences Winner, 2021 Ruth Benedict Prize, Association for Queer Anthropology Hijras, one of India's third gendered or trans populations, have been an enduring presence in the South Asian imagination-in myth, in ritual, and in everyday life, often associated in stigmatized forms with begging and sex work. In more recent years hijras have seen a degree of political emergence as a moral presence in Indian electoral politics, and with heightened vulnerability within global health terms as a high-risk population caught within the AIDS epidemic. Hijras, Lovers, Brothers recounts two years living with a group of hijras in rural India. In this riveting ethnography, Vaibhav Saria reveals not just a group of stigmatized or marginalized others but a way of life composed of laughter, struggles, and desires that trouble how we read queerness, kinship, and the psyche. Against easy framings of hijras that render them marginalized, Saria shows how hijras makes the normative Indian family possible. The book also shows that particular practices of hijras, such as refusing to use condoms or comply with retroviral regimes, reflect not ignorance, irresponsibility, or illiteracy but rather a specific idiom of erotic asceticism arising in both Hindu and Islamic traditions. This idiom suffuses the densely intertwined registers of erotics, economics, and kinship that inform the everyday lives of hijras and offer a repertoire of self-fashioning beyond the secular horizons of public health or queer theory. Engrossingly written and full of keen insights, the book moves from the small pleasures of the everyday-laughter, flirting, teasing-to impossible longings, kinship, and economies of property and substance in order to give a fuller account of trans lives and of Indian society today.

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