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1 Coggan, Donald (Introduced by) The Wisdom of the Prophets
074593871X / 9780745938714; Many of the prophets of Ancient Israel were mystics who received amazing visions of God's glory. They preserved those visions in poetry so sublime that their words still have the power to move millions, who seek, as they did, to live their lives in tune with the Spirit of the universe. These selections from the writings of Isiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and others include revelations of God's love, power and creative purpose that no other sacred writings can claim. The selections are arranged under thirty headings, providing daily mediatations for a month. Page includes picture credits. The binding is a glossy pictorial. This book is small enough to slip into a pocket or purse. ; 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall
Lion Publishing Plc
Oxford, England, 1997, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Paintings, Drawings; 
002849; 
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2 Dennett, Daniel C. Breaking the Spell: Religion As a Natural Phenomenon
067003472X / 9780670034727; For many people around the world - perhaps most people - there is nothing more important than religion. It has comforted them in their suffering, become an integral part of their marriages and child rearing, and encouraged group cooperation to achieve ends both magnificient and terrible. In this daring and important new book, the author seeks to uncover the origins of this remarkable family of phenomena that means so much to so many people, and to discuss why - and how - they have commanded allegiance, become so potent, and shaped so many lives so strongly. In a spirited argument that ranges widely through biology, history, and psychology, Dennett explores how religion evolved from folk beliefs and how these early "wild" strains of religion were then carefully and consciously domesticated. This book is not an antireligious screed but rather an eye-opening exploration of the role that religious belief plays in our lives, our interactions, and our country. With the conflict between science and "intelligent design" becoming ever more impassioned, Dennett has written a calmly reasoned and timely book that will be read and debated by believers and nonbelievers alike. 448 pages including case studies, notes, bibliography, and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Viking Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2006, First Edition
Hardcover
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002790; 
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3 Klein Halevi, Yossi; Halevi, Yossi Klein At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: a Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
0688169082 / 9780688169084; While religion has fueled the violent conflict plaguing the Middle East, Yossi Klein Halevi wondered whether it could be a source of unity as well. To find the answer, he began a two-year exploration of the devotional life of Christianity and Islam. He followed their holiday cycles, befriended Christian monastics and Islamic mystics, and joined them in prayer in monasteries and mosques - searching for wisdom and holiness in places that are usually off-limits to outsiders of other faiths. In this gripping work, Halevi candidly reveals how he fought to resolve his own fears and anger as a Jew and came to relate to Christians and Muslims as fellow spiritual seekers. He chronicles the difficulty of overcoming obstacles - theological, political, historical and psychological - that separate believers of the three monotheistic faiths. And he introduces a dynamic range of fascinating individuals attempting to reconcile the dichotomous heart of this sacred place - a struggle central to Israel, but which resonates for us all. Written in lyrical prose, Halevi takes his search for God into the heart of the Middle Eastern conflict. He insists on a spirituality that isn't escapist but instead confronts the wounds of history. The result is a book startlingly original and bold, one that embraces and transcends the categories of politics and faith. 315 pages. Binding is half cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
William Morrow & Company
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
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001602; 
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