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Locked Up and Locked Down: Multitude Lingers in Limbo Revised Edition By J. GEORGE WALTERS-SLEYON
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Locked Up and Locked Down: Multitude Lingers in Limbo is an existential account of mass incarceration in the United States criminal justice system. It traces the development and consequences of the... More > retributive justice system through the argument of George Hegel that “once a criminal always a criminal.” In contrast, the author draws on the works of Pope John Paul II, St. Augustine of Hippo, and W. E. B. Du Bois to make a case for the recognition of a “second chance” and respect for human dignity in the US criminal justice system. Locked Up and Locked Down is a solution-based analysis of the disproportionate rates of incarceration of especially Black and Hispanic men, women, and youths. It is both descriptive and prescriptive. The goal is criminal justice reform that is holistic, smart, and restorative. As an appeal, it calls upon religious institutions in the United States including the Black Church to intervene.< Less
The Bible Ancient Texts vs. our New Translations Compared By Rev. Nick Federspiel, D.Min.
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The book is a unique tutorial comparing ancient 'exemplar scripture' to contemorary English translations to show how and why differences have been edited into (and out of) scripture as published in... More > the English KJV, NIV, CSV, NRSV and many others. On-line interlinear (multi-lingual-translation) FREE tools are used in the analysis so that the reader can also use them with the strategies demonstrated in the book to research any verse of interest back to its Hebrew and Greek roots. Many verses are selected as examples and compared to the oldest known texts. The differences amaze many as few are taught by the typical church. Also critics that make 'Bible error claims' will be "puddy in one's hands" after reviewing the examples. Once the reader becomes comfortable with the methods and tools any verse can be researched in like manner. This is an excellent interdenominational Bible Study reference for indivduals and groups.< Less
Christianity Vs Islam: Chrisvislam By Jideoni Charles
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Chrisvislam is virtually a report writing of what the author has seen and heard all around him vis-à-vis the respective religious practices/malpractices, ministrations and global... More > behaviours/misbehaviours of the Muslim and Christian brethren. The analysis undertaken here is a direct result of the author’s life-long personal practical observation, quite objective and pointedly non-committal i.e. an objective, experiential psycho-feed-back of a non-partisan observer. On a final note, Chrisvislam has been written that the reader may re-examine his religious persuasion, in order for him to know whether he is heading for heaven or sauntering to hell, and promptly take the right step in the right direction accordingly.< Less
The Status of Jews and Christians in Muslim Lands By Keltik Excalibur
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Tutorial for: PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS based on: “Islam and the Jews: The Status of Jews and Christians in Muslim Lands, 1772”, From:... More > http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/1772-jewsinislam.html; Questions: 1.) What is the source? This is not a summary, rather a brief synopsis of the document. 2.) What is the purpose of the document? Is there a bias? There may not be, but you always need to look for an author’s motivation? Every textual document ever written has had a purpose so, what is the purpose of this one? 3.) Who wrote it? If it’s not obvious, then hypothesize. 4.) In what ways is this historical document significant to us today? This is the meat of this assignment. I want you to explain why this primary source is important? What kind of light does it shed on the Middle East? How does this source enlighten us? What kind of insights does the source provide?< Less
The Pheasant Cap Master and the End of History: Linking Religion to Philosophy in Early China By Marnix Wells
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Following a catastrophic defeat at Changping in 260 BCE, and the reported immolation of close to half a million Zhao soldiers by Qin, a mysterious figure appeared on the stage of history. He was... More > called Heguanzi, the ‘Pheasant Cap’ master and appeared incognito. Seemingly a political refugee, this Daoist Demosthenes in outspoken jeremiads warned against a looming danger of total collapse and Zhao’s imminent annexation by the ruthless kingdom of Qin. Pheasant Cap’s writings, long neglected and misunderstood, combine a potent mix of religion, metaphysics, philosophy, politics and strategy to unroll a vibrant picture of life and death in perhaps the most climactic period of Chinese history. Against the totalitarian system of Qin, he offers an alternative vision of meritocracy and inclusiveness to unite a fractured world. Marnix Wells offers readers the first full translation and analysis in any language.< Less
Skovoroda: The World Tried to Catch Me but Could Not By Daniel H. Shubin & Grigori Skovoroda
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Grigori Savvich Skovoroda is the person that all philosophers wish to become. He was a mendicant teacher, nomad and Christian humanist, and the exceptional talents he possessed provided him the means... More > for success as he preached his version of Christian humanism. He had a profound mind, phenomenal memory, and played several musical instruments. Along with knowing the Russian and Ukrainian languages, Skovoroda was fluent in Hebrew, German, Latin and Greek, and translated works of Cicero and Plutarch from Greek into Ukrainian. He also had a photographic memory of the Bible. Skovoroda traveled on foot southern Russia and eastern Ukraine for some 30 years, influencing every person he met and household he visited and compiling a library of compositions of his version of Christian humanism. His memory and influence endures to the present. This volume contains a biography, analysis of his philosophy, and a translation into English of several selections of his work.< Less
Hosea Ballou : A Marvellous Life-Story By Oscar F. Safford
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"TWO biographies of Hosea Ballou have already been given to the public; one by Maturin M. Ballou, his youngest son, the other by Thomas Whittemore, a spiritual son. Both have long been out of... More > print. It has not been deemed advisable to republish either of these biographies. That by his son is filially affectionate and appreciative, and had a wide circulation, but is wanting in analysis and completeness. Dr. Whittemore's work is a magazine of facts, and is straightforward and plain in style ; but it is devoted largely to extraneous matters, and is infeasible for republication by being in four volumes. As the Universalist Church cannot with self-respect suffer its greatest theologian and most picturesque character to remain in increasing obscurity, this new attempt to tell his life-story has been made."< Less
The Qur'an & Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible? By Zakir Naik
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Ever since the dawn of human life on this planet, Man has always sought to understand Nature, his own place in the scheme of Creation and the purpose of Life itself. In this quest for Truth, spanning... More > many centuries and diverse civilizations, organized religion has shaped human life and determined to a large extent, the course of history. While some religions have been based on books, claimed by their adherents to be divinely inspired, others have relied solely on human experience. Al-Qur’aan, the main source of the Islamic faith, is a book believed by Muslims, to be of completely Divine origin. Muslims also believe that it contains guidance for all mankind. Since the message of the Qur’aan is believed to be for all times, it should be relevant to every age. Does the Qur’aan pass this test? In this booklet, I intend to give an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur’aan, in the light of established scientific discoveries.< Less
The Holy Koran - Syntax, Definitions of Terms and Translation of M. M. Pickthall [4 Volumes] By Abou Fares El-Dahdah
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While seeking objectives similar to those achieved by such illustrious predecessors as ZAMAKXARI, and RUKBARI, this four volume book relies on modern technology in order to facilitate a reader's... More > quest for information. The tradition of transcribing koranic verses by hand was abandoned in favor of digitization. With regard to grammatical analysis, it has received, the written support of Al-Azhar University and the use of color, indicating various syntactic situations, has elsewhere been tried with success. The Definitions of words, have been written in English instead of Arabic as previously expressed in: “Syntax and Translation of the Holy Koran”. The English translation belongs to the great British orientalist Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall (1930), which we consider, as most accurate among the hundreds of translations that subsequently followed.< Less
Mormon Essays: Science and Mormonism, a Study of Harmony and Conflict; Joseph Smith and Science: The Methodist Connection; The Book of Abraham:Toward a Comprehensive Theory of the Text; The House of Israel in Mormon Theology By Michael T. Walton & Phyllis J. Walton
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The essays contained in this volume were composed as lectures throughout the 1980’s. The studies on science and Mormonism and the House of Israel are the work of Michael T. Walton. The analysis... More > of the Book of Abraham is a joint composition of Phyllis J. Walton and Michael T. Walton. They were never intended as definitive studies, rather as encouragements to scholars to look at certain issues and patterns of facts. They were well received at the time of delivery. They are noted from time to time in scholarly works and listed on internet search engines and book lists. Because they have been cited and because they are listed as our work, we were concerned that they were not readily available for consultation. We have also taken the opportunity to correct some, but not all, spelling and grammatical errors, clarify certain comments, and, very occasionally, add information. They remain, however, a product of their time and do not reflect current scholarship.< Less

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Inside Secrets Inside Secrets By Joseph Stumpf
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