Author: Daniel C. Maguire
Publisher: Fortress Press
Keywords: sacred, series, choices, energies
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 2001-01-03
List price: $16.00
ISBN-10: 0800634330
ISBN-13: 9780800634339

Breaking the silence about choice As the world teeters on the edge of overpopulation, this new addition to the Sacred Energies series aims to show how ten major religious traditions in fact contain strong affirmations of the right to family planning, including contraception and even, when necessary, abortion. Maguire first shows how interrelated overpopulation is with poverty, ethnic injustice, gender injustice, and the maldistribution of economic resources. Often the world’s religions (most notoriously perhaps, Roman Catholicism) are thought to contribute only to the problem, rather t

Author: Robert Dingas
Publisher: IUniverse
Keywords: sacred, part, mountain, river
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 2003-12-18
List price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 0595289894
ISBN-13: 9780595289899

One morning Rensor Devons is awaken by buckling sounds as his aluminum trailer heats up in the early morning sun. Renser must go to town to get his chainsaw repaired. He is not a simple man, though he cuts firewood for a living. Hiding out in the rugged mountains of the Pacific north-west from humanity, a failed marriage and an intolerant and disappointing teaching career, he tries to focus on the daily chore of cutting firewood. Two punctured tires on an isolated mountain road change his simple life. Those flats and an absolute belief in ultimate truth, the mountains and Zenn lead him to a be

Author: Ces¿reo Bandera
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Pre
Keywords: sacred, literary, fiction, modern, genesis, game, role
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 1994-04-01
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 0271026049
ISBN-13: 9780271026046

The first full-fledged application of the sacrificial model to fiction from the Middle Ages to the modern era."Bandera’s impressive and erudite book is situated within the broad research program opened up by Ren Girard’s anthropological insights. Working against the background of some of Girard’s basic assumptions about violence, victimization, and the sacred, Bandera takes up some of the outstanding problems and issues that have been left unresolved by Girard himself and by the various scholars who have been inspired by different facets of Girard’s work."--Paisley Livi

Author: Kathryn Eastburn
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Keywords: sacred, ground, table, dinner, harp, feast, reflections, singing
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 2008-04-01
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0803218311
ISBN-13: 9780803218314

Some have called Sacred Harp singing America’s earliest music. This powerful nondenominational religious singing, part of a deeply held Southern culture, has spread throughout the nation over the past two centuries. In A Sacred Feast, Kathryn Eastburn journeys into the community of Sacred Harp singers across the country and introduces readers to the curious glories of a tradition that is practiced today just as it was two hundred years ago.  Each of the book’s chapters visits a different region and features recipes from the accompanying culinary tradition—dinner on the ground, a hearty n

Author: Janice Bennett
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Keywords: sacred, authenticity, shroud, turin, evidence, oviedo, blood, image, sudarium, new
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2001-02
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 0970568207
ISBN-13: 9780970568205

The story of the Sudarium of Oviedo, an ancient, bloodstained cloth believed to have covered the head of Jesus of Nazareth after his crucifixion. The author traces the known history of the linen, presents the up-to-date conclusions of EDICES, the investigative team that has been studying the cloth since 1989, discusses the cultural significance of crucifixion and blood in the context of first-century Jerusalem, and demonstrates the significance of the famous passage of John 20:5-7, as analyzed by some of the most important Biblical scholars of the world. 20 pages of color photograph

Authors:Andrew D. Weiner, Leonard V. Kaplan,
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Keywords: sacred, culture, law, images, graven, studies, interpretation
Number of Pages: 306
Published: 2002-01-31
List price: $30.00
ISBN-10: 0299178943
ISBN-13: 9780299178949

Graven Images 5: On Interpretation looks past post-structuralist theory to re-examine methods of textual interpretation developed in past millennia to understand sacred, philosophical, cultural, legal, literary, and artistic texts. The thirty-two contributors include such noted scriptural interpreters as Robert Alter and Bernard Levinson, philosophers Lenn Goodman and David Novak, cultural historians Marcia Colish and David Steinmetz, legal scholars Gordon Baldwin and Mark Tushnet, literary analysts Lee Johnson and Eric Rothstein, and scholars whose analyses transcend single categories or p

Author: Martine Batchelor
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Keywords: sacred, literature, international, series, precepts, compassion, bodhisattva, path
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 2004-08-13
List price: $23.95
ISBN-10: 0759105170
ISBN-13: 9780759105171

A translation of the Chinese text, the Brahmajala Sutra. This a fundamental text for Chinese, Korean and Japanese Buddhists in the East and West and demonstrates an ancient ground for socially engaged Buddhism.
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