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Islam at Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,290. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
On April 10-11, 2015 the University of San Francisco hosted the national conference, “Islam at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities.” The overall aim of the conference was to examine he mission, objectives, and identity of Catholic Jesuit colleges and universities in light of the expansion of the study of Islam and the growing presence of Muslim faculty, staff, and students on on our campuses.
Ezekiel's Temple: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
Astonishingly, Ezekiel's temple will not be built in Jerusalem, but most likely below Mount Hermon in the vicinity of Dan. The reasons why this might be so is spelled out in my little essay here along with some comments on the general questions.
Witchcraft
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,680. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
"These pages must stand for what they are-a brief account of the history of that perverted way of the soul which we call magic, and with the reaction against it. No one will derive any knowledge of initiation from this book. I have not wished to titillate or to thrill; so far as I can manage it, this is history, and accurate history."
He Came Down from Heaven and The Forgiveness of Sins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
These two long essays make up, with The Descent of the Dove, Charles Williams' principal theological writing. With these books and with The Figure of Beatrice the reader is as fully equipped as possible for studying the religious thought of this brilliant poet, novelist, essayist and historian.
The Image of the City (and Other Essays)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,370. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
When Charles Williams died in 1945 there remained to us of his work, besides his published books and those which he had in preparation for the press, a number of essays which had appeared in periodicals and elsewhere, many of which contain important statements of his ideas. A selection of these is printed here.
Outlines of Romantic Theology
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,530. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
"Romantic theology is the working out of ways in which an ordinary relationship between two people can become one that is extraordinary, one that grants us glimpses, visions of perfection. In experiencing romantic love, we experience God: He has been in the experience from the beginning, and the more we learn about it, the more we learn also about Him."
Is God Dying?
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
Look around, you can reasonably gather 2 subtle things. There is an intelligent God and there is death. And, that tells you something. God has seemingly found a way of remaining alive. Considering how old things are, that is really impressive! Yes, there must be a God, yet we also observe instability play out all around us. Therefore, it is fair to ask: Is an ancient God finally dying?
God is a Great Underground River
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,200. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
John Mabry's essays, articles, homilies, and "Deep Ecumenism" magazine columns are collected here, contrasting and illuminating the wisdom of various faith traditions,
What Is the Biblical Love We Are to Display towards Others?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016 by Misti Wolanski. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
Words can have one nuance when translated and another when read a generation (or ten) later. Meanings change over time. So what is the Bible actually saying when commanding to love our neighbors? Commenters tend to speak as if the action ("love") is so clear and self-evident that it needn't be explained, letting the term be redefined by folks who want it to mean something else. Let’s fix that.
Heretics, Mystics & Misfits
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,570. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Blasphemy, Heresy & Apostasy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
The history of Christianity if filled with misfits. This collection of sermons introduces us to heretics and mystics from the very earliest church to the present day, including the Gnostics, Origen, Julian of Norwich, Michael Servitus, Emanuel Swedenborg, Soren Kierkegaard, Madame Blavatsky, Teilhard de Chardin and many, many more.
God Has One Eye
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
Mystics are not popular amongst the orthodox of any religion. In fact, almost every one of the religious leaders who founded world religions began their careers as mystics who spoke about what they had seen, and were promptly declared heretics. Just think of the Buddha, of Jesus, or of Muhammad. All of them were heretics, all of them were mystics, and all of them changed the way we view reality.
Full Flame 2: Unconditional Love
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 121,580. Language: British English. Published: September 18, 2015 by Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
Here is another compendium of Sai, covering almost every aspect of Sai Bhagawan – from the biographical to the metaphysical and philosophical – for the enjoyment and edification of even the common reader. Several authors here recount Sai experiences of earlier decades, beginning with the ‘40s. Each of these articles takes up some aspect of the mission, such as education, health, divinity, etc.
Spiritual Evolution: From Flint Stones to Civil Tones
Price: Free! Words: 38,250. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
"Spiritual Evolution: From Flint Stones to Civil Tones" is a book of 19 essays that illuminate the role of the spiritual fruit in shaping civilization. Here are some titles from the book; "The Stone Age: An Era of Realization and Knitters," "Self Preservation and the Spiritual Fruit," "Evolution: Are You Left Behind?" and "The Essentials of the Eternal Spirit'"
Baptism by Immersion in Water and in the Spirit of God
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Sacraments, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
Why does true baptism have two parts? Why must we be baptized by water and by fire? What is baptism by fire? What good is baptism by water alone? Which church has the proper authority to baptize? What covenant do we make at baptism? This short talk answers some simple yet important questions regarding our walk in life and our entrance into Heaven.
Handbook for the Holy Warrior
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
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A guide to the world and how it should be viewed according to my avatar; the Ka'Hin Deijin Jaduro, Arch-Monk of the Deijori. Category is changed to essay from poetry, but in my personal opinion it really is a manifesto of sorts.
If Christ had not Suffered
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
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If Jesus Christ had not suffered for our sins, what would be our message today? The question is simple and profound. The answer is also simple yet profound. For those who take the time to ponder and explore the question, a surprising host of detailed scriptural references addressing this topic awaits them. One way to understand the importance of something is to consider its opposite.
Fruit Amidst The Thorns: 40 Prized Essays
Price: Free! Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
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“Fruit Amidst the Thorns” is a book of 40 essays about living a positively charged life while experiencing unwanted and undesirable circumstances.
A Primer for Individual In Community
Series: First course on the Category-Based Nested Forms. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
This 5600 word primer is the third in a series on the category based nested forms. A nested form model for “the presence underlying the word ‘religion’” may be constructed of three tiers. These are labeled A (for firstness), B (for secondness) and C (for thirdness). Each tier contains an interscope. The interscope for the first tier, the individual in community, is presented here.
O Medo Segundo uma Perspectiva Cristã
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 157,760. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 16, 2015 by Chiado Editora. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
A sociedade actual de produção e consumo não só não erradicou o medo, como o acrescentou desmesuradamente. Este flagelo não poupa ninguém e por isso a sua análise deve merecer o interesse de cada um de nós.
Sri Aurobindo and the Logic of the Infinite
Price: Free! Words: 105,710. Language: American English. Published: December 3, 2014 and represented by Auro e-Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
About this book, the author, Rod Hemsell says, “Most of these essays were collected in 2003, a few recent ones have been added to this edition in the sections on philosophy and mantra, but obviously the earliest already contain the same basic insights that underlie the more systematic studies that I have done since 2008, after reading Sri Aurobindo for forty years.”