The Ethics of St. Thomas Aquinas: Happiness, Natural Law, and the Virtues
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The Ethics of St. Thomas Aquinas: Happiness, Natural Law, and the Virtues

The far reaching changes in man's social and personal life taking place in our lifetime underline the need for a sound ethical evaluation of our rights and duties and of human behaviour both on the individual level and in the political society. On many issues judgments of value vary widely and a consultation of the thought of Thomas Aquinas on the basic questions will be helpful, the more since he is not only one of the greatest phil...

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World
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A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than solely on religious belief • Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individual religious ...

Discourses of Empire: The Gospel of Mark from a Postcolonial Perspective
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Discourses of Empire: The Gospel of Mark from a Postcolonial Perspective

This inventive work explores Mark’s Gospel within the contexts of the empires of Rome and Europe. In a unique dual analysis, the book highlights how empire is not only part of the past but also of a present colonial heritage. The book first outlines postcolonial criticism and discusses the challenges it poses for biblical scholarship, then scrutinizes the complex ways with which nineteenth-century commentaries on Mark’s Gospel interp...

Healing Crystals: Discover the Therapeutic Powers of Crystals (The Awakened Life)
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Healing Crystals: Discover the Therapeutic Powers of Crystals (The Awakened Life)

Awaken your life with crystal energy therapy and discover the healing powers of the natural world Get ready to embark on your journey to better well-being by unlocking the metaphysical mysteries of healing crystals. Connecting with crystals allows you to harness your energy and balance your chakras to mend your body and soul. And this guide teaches you how! The Awakened Life: Crystal Healing explores the natural therapeutic power of ...

William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity
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William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Krister Dylan Knapp's William James helps us better understand why James's pragmatic approach to religion caught on and why it continues to attract followers today. James's interest in paranormal activity, telepathy, hypnotism, and communications with the dead was not merely a sideline or a passing phase, Knapp shows, but an enduring, relentless, and critical search for evidence that such things might stand up to scientific scrutiny....

Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women
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Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women

The world is witnessing a new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women, including new witch hunts. This surge of violence has occurred alongside an expansion of capitalist social relation. In this new work, Silvia Federici examines the root causes of these developments and outlines the consequences for the women affected and their communities. She argues, that this new war on women, a mirror of witch hunts in 1...

The Annals of King T'aejo: Founder of Korea's Choson Dynasty
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The Annals of King T'aejo: Founder of Korea's Choson Dynasty

“Another masterpiece from Choi Byonghyon. Integrating a remarkably wide range of expertise in classical Chinese, Korean history, Confucianism, geography, and East Asian political structures, Choi offers an accessible translation for modern readers and a model for the rest of the vast ‘veritable records’ of the Chosŏn Dynasty. This book brings to life King T’aejo’s Sinicizing and yet profoundly Korean late fourteenth-century world. Re...

The Dragon Dao-Yin Exercises
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The Dragon Dao-Yin Exercises

From the back cover: The Dragon Dao-Yin Exercises are a set of four short sequences designed to work with and manipulate the subtle energies of the spine. Inside this book are detailed instructions on the following four Dao-Yin exercises: The waking Dragon, The Swimming Dragon, The Soaring Dragon, The Drunken Dragon. Each exercise is split up into numerous individual movements explained through over 120 photographs with accompanying ...

When Our World Became Christian: 312 - 394
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When Our World Became Christian: 312 - 394

"A vigorously written interpretative essay about the triumph of Christianity in late antiquity, by a selfprofessed unbeliever. Veyne, always as sensitive to the process of writing history as he is to the study of the past itself, approaches the early history of Christianity as an avant-garde religion. He examines the implications of its appropriation by the state with great energy and in an uncompromising manner."

America's Teilhard: Christ and Hope in the 1960s
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America's Teilhard: Christ and Hope in the 1960s

"In her comprehensive study America's Teilhard, Susan Sack examines the many and complex reasons for the rise and fall of Teilhard's popularity with the American people during the 1960s and gives valuable insights into the dynamic. The social and political climate, the opening of Vatican II, as well as the new interest in scientific and technological progress played their parts. However, as Sack notes, the complexity of Teilhard's la...