Ghosts: A Haunted History is a broad-ranging, clear-eyed survey of the ghost. Lisa Morton covers the early history of ghosts in folklore, literature and history as well as modern examples such as Ghost Hunters and The Conjuring.
The author's knowledge of East-Indian philosophy and spirituality is used in this elaboration of Steven Pressfield's novel "The Legend of Bagger Vance" in which Pressfied restructured the 700 verse "Bhagavad-Gita" (a spiritual poem containing universal truths), in terms of a golf novel.
There has been a bad-tempered quarrel between defenders and critics of religion in recent years. Both sides have expressed themselves acerbically because there is a very great deal at stake in the debate. This book thoroughly and calmly examines all the arguments and associated considerations offered in support of religious belief, and does so in full consciousness of the reasons people have for subscribing to religion, and the needs they seek to satisfy by doing so. And because it takes account of all the issues, its solutions carry great weight. The God Argument is the definitive examination of the issue, and a statement of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person.
Gives material on a wide range of traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism. Insights are provided into new religious movements, Afro-Caribbean religious groups, and the diffuse beliefs and practices of the silent majority who are not committed to institutional religion.
Against the domination of moral deliberation by rights-talk In Defence of War asserts that belligerency can be morally justified, even while it is tragic and morally flawed. Recovering the early Christian tradition of just war thinking, Nigel Biggar argues in favour of aggressive war in punishment of grave injustice.
What does belief in God amount to? Can we reasonably believe in God's existence without argument or evidence? Can God's existence be proved? Can we believe in miracles? Is there life after death? In this book, Brian Davies provides a critical examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief.
A comprehensive reference guide to the key terms, concepts, thinkers and major works in the philosophy of religion. It offers an introduction to a central topic in philosophy. Suitable for first-year students coming to the subject for the first time, it provides summaries of the key concepts in the study of philosophy of religion.
Notions of religious conformity in England were redefined during the mid-seventeenth century; for many it was as though the previous century's reformation was being reversed. Lane considers how a select group of churchmen - the Laudians - reshaped the meaning of church conformity during a period of religious and political turmoil.
This is a translation of the work of the great English mystic, Julian, who lived most of her life in a hermit's cell where she perceived the psychological dimension of spirituality. Her powerful images continue to inspire seekers in our time.