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  • 10 Questions And Answers On Jehovahs Witnesses Pamphlet

    $3.99

    10 Questions & Answers for Jehovah’s Witnesses pamphlet
    Includes information on:
    – How the Jehovah’s Witnesses began – Prophecies by their leaders – Should God be called Jehovah? – Is the Trinity a Pagan Doctrine? – Is Jesus God Almighty or the Archangel Michael? – Will only 144,000 people go to heaven? – Is the Watchtower’s New World Translation reliable? – and more

    Pamphlet is 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches and unfold to 33 inches long. Fits inside a Bible cover.

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  • Dentro Del Islam

    $8.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780884196228English: Inside Islam : Revelando Al Mundo Islamico Para AlcanzarloSpanishReza SafaBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2001Publisher: Casa Creacion – Charisma House

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  • New Encyclopedia Of Islam

    $127.00

    The acclaimed New Encyclopedia of Islam comprehensively encompasses the beliefs, practices, history, and culture of the Islamic world in a single, accessible volume. Now extensively revised and updated with over 300 new entries, The New Encyclopedia of Islam describes all aspects of the religion, from its rituals, sects, and prayers to its political movements, social institutions, and spiritual and political leaders; from the art and architecture of Islam, to its history and ethnography; from its nations and states to its languages, science, and major centers of learning.
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  • Beyond The Threshold

    $35.00

    In every culture throughout history, people have asked the same fundamental question about what will happen to them when they die. From the underworld to the light at the end of the tunnel, beliefs and experiences of death abound. And even though we cannot know for sure what happens to us after death, our understanding of the afterlife can have a profound impact on how we live. Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously examine the afterlife through the lens of both world religions and metaphysical experiences. Christopher M. Moreman includes an introduction to the afterlife beliefs of ancient cultures, which are essential to understanding the roots of many modern ideas about death. He examines the folklore and doctrines of major world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. He also discusses psychic phenomena across traditions, such as mediums, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and past-life memories. While ultimately the afterlife remains unknowable, Moreman’s unique, in-depth exploration of both beliefs and experiences can help readers reach their own understanding of the afterlife and how to live. No other book in the field approaches the issue of the afterlife from so many angles, but Moreman weaves them skillfully together into an accessible and engaging book. Continue Reading Beyond The Threshold

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  • Jews And Muslims In The Arab World

    $46.00

    Introduction: The Uses And Misuses Of The Past

    The Arab World: Imagining The Past, Defining The Present, Anticipating The Future

    The Arab Nation-State: Marking Modern Identities By Embracing Pasts Real And Imagined

    Defining Arab Palestine: Historical Geography, Imagined Polities, And Sacred Space

    My Land [Biladi]: The Formation Of Palestinian National Consciousness And The Quest For A Modern Nation-State

    The Call To Arms: A Mark Of Palestinian Nationhood

    The Islamic Movement: Traditional Islam And Palestinian Nationalism After 1987

    Haunted By The Past: The Islamists And The Peace Process

    The Modern State Of Israel: Integrating Pasts Real And Imagined

    A Lexicon Of Near Eastern Identities: The Jewish People By Various Names And Foundational Narratives

    Jews, Arabs And Modern Biblical Scholarship: Academic Politics And The Politics Of National Consciousness

    The Emergence Of Zionism: A Secular And Humanist Narrative

    Return, Reclaim And Reconstitute

    Accommodation With The Arabs Of Palestine

    Epilogue

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    Jews and Muslims in the Arab World highlights the effects of historical memory on the Arab-Israel conflict, demonstrating that both Jews and Arabs use stories of distant pasts to create their identities and shape their politics. Whether real or imagined, the past filtered through their collective memories has had and will continue to have enormous influence on how Jews and Arabs perceive themselves and each other. Jews and Muslims in the Arab World describes the ways in which the past is absorbed, internalized, and then processed among Jews and Arabs. The book stresses the importance of historical imagination on the current evolving political cultures, but does not claim that explanations from an ancient past shed light on every aspect of contemporary events.

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  • Warrant For Terror

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    Since September 11, 2001 much has been written about Islamist terrorism, arguing that it is a perversion that has hijacked Islam in the service of social, political and economic grievances. However, such accounts cannot explain why other people that can lay claim to similar or more serious grievances have not developed such devastating religious terrorist ideologies. Moreover, many of the terrorists themselves have attested to their own religious motivation and their belief that they acted in accordance with the precepts of Islam.

    In Warrant for Terror Shmuel Bar examines fatwas–legal opinions declaring whether a given act under Islam is obligatory, permitted, or forbidden. Fatwas serve as a major instrument by which religious leaders impel believers to engage in acts of jihad. Bar argues that fatwas, particularly those that come from the Arab world, should not be dismissed as a cynical use of religious terminology in political propaganda. Many terrorists testify that they were motivated to act by them. Indeed, this book shows that Islamic law plays a central role in determining for believers the practical meaning of the duty to jihad.

    Bar examines the underlying religious, legal, and moral logic of fatwas and the depth of their influence, particularly in contrast to alternative moderate Islamic interpretations. He explores the wide scope of issues that fatwas deal with, covering almost all facets of Islamic law of war: the justification for declaring jihad; the territory in which the jihad should be fought; whether women and children may participate in jihad; the legality of killing women, children and other non-combatants; the justification for killing hostages and mutilating their bodies; and the permissibility of diverse tactics and weapons, including suicide attacks and even nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
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  • Search For Beauty In Islam

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    Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West. Through a conference of the books, an imagined conference of Muslim intellects from centuries past, Abou El Fadl examines the ugliness that has come to plague Muslim realities and attempts to reclaim what he maintains is a core moral value in Islam-the value of beauty. Does Islamic law allow, or even call for, the gruesome acts of ugliness that have become so commonly associated with Islam today? Has Islam become a religion devoid of beauty, compassion and love?

    Based on actual cases, this book tackles different issues and problems in each chapter through a post-9/11 lens, discussing such topics as marriage, divorce, parental rights, the position of women, the veil, sexual abuse, wife-beating, terrorism, bigotry, morality, law, and the role of tradition. Abou El Fadl argues that the rekindling of the forgotten value of beauty is essential for Muslims today to take back what has been lost to the fundamentalist forces that have denigrated their religion Continue Reading Search For Beauty In Islam

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  • Understanding World Religions

    $39.95

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Hindu Worldviews
    2. Buddhist Worldviews
    3. Jewish Worldviews
    4. Christian Worldviews
    5. Muslim Worldviews
    6. Native American Worldviews
    7. Marxist Worldviews
    8. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    9. Christian Social Teaching
    10. Liberation Theologies
    11. Active Nonviolence
    12. Just War Theory
    Bibliography

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    Understanding World Religions studies major religions and worldviews current in today’s world in order to seek their assistance in work for justice and peace, and to discourage their promotion of selfish privilege and war. Worldviews studied include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory. Numerous examples (Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, Thich Nhat Hanh, A.T. Ariyaratne, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Etty Hillesum, Marc Ellis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, and Women in Black) provide concrete models for the reader to consider. The treatment is designed to excite interest and invite further study, rather than to offer a comprehensive picture.

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  • Understanding World Religions

    $85.00

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Hindu Worldviews
    2. Buddhist Worldviews
    3. Jewish Worldviews
    4. Christian Worldviews
    5. Muslim Worldviews
    6. Native American Worldviews
    7. Marxist Worldviews
    8. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    9. Christian Social Teaching
    10. Liberation Theologies
    11. Active Nonviolence
    12. Just War Theory
    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Understanding World Religions studies major religions and worldviews current in today’s world in order to seek their assistance in work for justice and peace, and to discourage their promotion of selfish privilege and war. Worldviews studied include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory. Numerous examples (Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, Thich Nhat Hanh, A.T. Ariyaratne, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Etty Hillesum, Marc Ellis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, and Women in Black) provide concrete models for the reader to consider. The treatment is designed to excite interest and invite further study, rather than to offer a comprehensive picture.

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  • Islam West Debate

    $27.95

    Introducing The Debate
    Alex Roberts
    What We’re Fighting For: A Letter From America
    60 U.S. Intellectuals
    What We’re Fighting For: A Follow-Up
    Saleh Bashir, Hassan I. Mneimneh, And Hazem Saghie
    Key Intellectualism
    Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh
    The Letter Is American, The Schizophrenia Islamic
    Saad Mehio
    Options Are Limited
    Movement For Islamic Reform In Arabia (MIRA)
    How We Can Coexist
    153 Saudi Intellectuals
    Please Prostrate Yourselves Privately
    Abul Bara, Center For Islamic Research And Studies
    Letter To The American People
    Osama Bin Ladin
    Reading An Enemy: Analyzing Al-Qa Ida’s Letter To America
    David Blankenhorn
    What We’re Defending: A Letter From Makkah In Response To The Open Letter From Sixty American Intellectuals
    Safar Al-Hawali
    Can We Coexist? A Response From Americans To Colleagues In Saudi Arabia
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    Saudis Ban Paper With U.S. Scholars’ Letter
    Alan Cooperman
    American Values Abroad
    Claudia Winkler
    The First Point Of Disagreement
    Dawud Al-Sharyan
    Learning Through Letters
    Rasha Saad
    The New Intra-Arab Cultural Space In Form And Content: The Debates Over An American Letter
    Hassan I. Mneimneh
    The Need For A Paradigm Shift In American Thinking: Middle Eastern Responses To What We’re Fighting For ; Together With The Democratic Iraq Initiative And The Sharon Initiative
    Chibli Mallat And Colleagues
    Pre-Emption, Iraq, And Just War: A Statement Of Principles
    9 U.S. Intellectuals
    A World Of Justice And Peace Would Be Different
    103 German Intellectuals
    Letter From U.S. Citizens To Friends In Europe
    140 U.S. Intellectuals
    Is The Use Of Force Ever Morally Justified?
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    The U.S.-German Conversation
    Claudia Winkler
    In The Twenty-First Century, There Is No Longer Any Justification For War
    70 German Intellectuals
    Just War And Internationalism: Oppositional Or Complementary?
    Alex Roberts
    The Arab World And The United States: A Just War?
    Abdulrahman Al-Salimi

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    In 2002, sixty prominent American intellectuals released an open letter defending the use of military force against al-Qa’ida. The letter sparked an impassioned international debate unlike any other, in which jihadists, journalists, liberal Muslims, and German pacifists engaged one another on the most pressing issues of our time: terrorism, U.S. policy, and Islam-West relations.

    A valuable resource for specialist and non-specialist alike, this volume chronicles that debate and includes contributions from both sides of the political spectrum in America and the Middle East-and even from al-Qa’ida.

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  • Islam West Debate

    $70.00

    Introducing The Debate
    Alex Roberts
    What We’re Fighting For: A Letter From America
    60 U.S. Intellectuals
    What We’re Fighting For: A Follow-Up
    Saleh Bashir, Hassan I. Mneimneh, And Hazem Saghie
    Key Intellectualism
    Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh
    The Letter Is American, The Schizophrenia Islamic
    Saad Mehio
    Options Are Limited
    Movement For Islamic Reform In Arabia (MIRA)
    How We Can Coexist
    153 Saudi Intellectuals
    Please Prostrate Yourselves Privately
    Abul Bara, Center For Islamic Research And Studies
    Letter To The American People
    Osama Bin Ladin
    Reading An Enemy: Analyzing Al-Qa Ida’s Letter To America
    David Blankenhorn
    What We’re Defending: A Letter From Makkah In Response To The Open Letter From Sixty American Intellectuals
    Safar Al-Hawali
    Can We Coexist? A Response From Americans To Colleagues In Saudi Arabia
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    Saudis Ban Paper With U.S. Scholars’ Letter
    Alan Cooperman
    American Values Abroad
    Claudia Winkler
    The First Point Of Disagreement
    Dawud Al-Sharyan
    Learning Through Letters
    Rasha Saad
    The New Intra-Arab Cultural Space In Form And Content: The Debates Over An American Letter
    Hassan I. Mneimneh
    The Need For A Paradigm Shift In American Thinking: Middle Eastern Responses To What We’re Fighting For ; Together With The Democratic Iraq Initiative And The Sharon Initiative
    Chibli Mallat And Colleagues
    Pre-Emption, Iraq, And Just War: A Statement Of Principles
    9 U.S. Intellectuals
    A World Of Justice And Peace Would Be Different
    103 German Intellectuals
    Letter From U.S. Citizens To Friends In Europe
    140 U.S. Intellectuals
    Is The Use Of Force Ever Morally Justified?
    67 U.S. Intellectuals
    The U.S.-German Conversation
    Claudia Winkler
    In The Twenty-First Century, There Is No Longer Any Justification For War
    70 German Intellectuals
    Just War And Internationalism: Oppositional Or Complementary?
    Alex Roberts
    The Arab World And The United States: A Just War?
    Abdulrahman Al-Salimi

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    In 2002, sixty prominent American intellectuals released an open letter defending the use of military force against al-Qa’ida. The letter sparked an impassioned international debate unlike any other, in which jihadists, journalists, liberal Muslims, and German pacifists engaged one another on the most pressing issues of our time: terrorism, U.S. policy, and Islam-West relations.

    A valuable resource for specialist and non-specialist alike, this volume chronicles that debate and includes contributions from both sides of the political spectrum in America and the Middle East-and even from al-Qa’ida Continue Reading Islam West Debate

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  • Hadassah And The Zionist Project

    $75.00

    Introduction: American Maternalists In Palestine And Israel

    The Healing Of The Daughter Of My People: Henrietta Szold And The Creation Of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization Of America

    A Joyful Mother Of Children: Child Welfare In The Yishuv

    A New Type Of Woman: The Struggle For Women’s Equality In The Yishuv

    Persecuted, Uprooted: Youth Aliyah And The Rescue Of European Jewish Children

    Future Builders Of The State: Youth Aliyah And The Rescue Of Oriental Jewish Children

    Conclusion

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    Founded to give women a frontline role in the Zionist struggle for statehood, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, first sent public health nurses to Palestine in 1913. Despite clashing with other Zionist organizations as it fought to keep control of its own projects, Hadassah grew to be the largest single American Zionist organization in the interwar period.

    Using original historical documents, Simmons examines Hadassah’s roots in the American Progressive movement, and assesses some of the American field-tested projects which Hadassah exported to Palestine including visiting nurses, school lunches, and playgrounds. Hadassah chose each project carefully with a view to developing an egalitarian, democratic Jewish state.

    Simmons also traces Hadassah’s involvement in the Youth Aliyah child rescue movement which saved thousands of youngsters from Nazi-occupied Europe, as well as from the beleaguered Jewish communities of the Middle East and North Africa. In the first decades of statehood, Youth Aliyah education tried to make Israelis out of young refugees from all over the world.

    Simmons offers a fresh perspective on Hadassah’s place in history and shows, for the first time, how American Jewish women played a leading role in achieving Zionist goals and shaping the Jewish state.

    The book is distinguished by its historical approach, rooted in the analysis of original archival material including publicity brochures, newsletters and correspondence, as well as the contemporary Zionist and mainstream American press. It is intended for students, scholars, and anyone interested in American Jewish history, Israeli history, women’s studies, Jewish women; the history of voluntarism, philanthropy, public health, social welfare, or child welfare; Progressivism, the history of Zionism and the development of the State of Israel; Diaspora-Israel relations; Jewish organizations; ethnic studies; emergence of the welfare state Continue Reading Hadassah And The Zionist Project

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  • From Exodus To Freedom

    $24.95

    The Soviet Jewry Movement In America-An Historical Perspective

    The Soviet Jewry Movement Before 1985– Gorbachev And The Promise Of A New Chapter For Soviet Jews

    The United States Government And The Soviet Jewry Movement In America: Bush, Reagan, Congress And The Department Of State

    Tactics And Strategy Of The Soviet Jewry Movement-Loud Voices Or Quiet Diplomacy? ..

    American Jewry Chooses: Aliya To Israel Or Rescue To America

    The Last Months: Emigration Becomes Reality

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    Between 1967 and 1991, almost half of the entire Jewish population of the Soviet Union left for freedom to Israel, America, and other western countries. From Exodus to Freedom: The History of the Soviet Jewry Movement tells the story of the American Jewish community’s involvement in this exodus, and is the first of its kind to explore how such a massive emigration occurred for a population virtually written-off by world Jewry as doomed just two decades before. Using primary documents, letters, and first hand experience, From Exodus to Freedom puts into historical context what could become known as the one of the most uplifting and positive episodes in modern Jewish history.

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  • From Exodus To Freedom

    $75.00

    The Soviet Jewry Movement In America-An Historical Perspective

    The Soviet Jewry Movement Before 1985– Gorbachev And The Promise Of A New Chapter For Soviet Jews

    The United States Government And The Soviet Jewry Movement In America: Bush, Reagan, Congress And The Department Of State

    Tactics And Strategy Of The Soviet Jewry Movement-Loud Voices Or Quiet Diplomacy? ..

    American Jewry Chooses: Aliya To Israel Or Rescue To America

    The Last Months: Emigration Becomes Reality

    Additional Info
    Between 1967 and 1991, almost half of the entire Jewish population of the Soviet Union left for freedom to Israel, America, and other western countries. From Exodus to Freedom: The History of the Soviet Jewry Movement tells the story of the American Jewish community’s involvement in this exodus, and is the first of its kind to explore how such a massive emigration occurred for a population virtually written-off by world Jewry as doomed just two decades before. Using primary documents, letters, and first hand experience, From Exodus to Freedom puts into historical context what could become known as the one of the most uplifting and positive episodes in modern Jewish history Continue Reading From Exodus To Freedom

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  • Tikkun Reader : 20th Anniversary (Anniversary)

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    Introduction
    Michael Lerner

    Approaching God

    An Ocean With Many Shores
    Jorge Ferrer
    A God That Is More Than Loving
    Amitai Etzioni
    Enchanted Agnosticism
    Kirk Schneider
    Pentecostalism And The Future Of Christianity
    Harvey Cox
    The God Beyond God
    Daniel Matt
    Redemption And The Ontological Mystery
    Robert Inchausti

    Jewist Identity And Survival

    The Kindest Un-Cut
    Michael Kimmel
    Making Judaism Cool
    Jonathan Schorsch
    Burning In Hell, Conservative Movement Style
    Judith Plaskow
    Ten Ways To Recognize A Sephardic Jewess
    Ruth Setton
    Crossing The Ethnic Divide
    Nan Fink

    Judaism

    Notes On Jewish Spirituality
    Gershon Winkler
    The Woman In The Balcony: On Reading The Song Of Songs
    Daphne Merkin
    A Kabbalah For The Environmental Age
    Arthur Green
    Quantum Cosmology And Kabbalah
    Joel Primack
    Religious Restoration Or Religious Renewal
    Arthur Waskow
    On The Growing Edge Of Judaism: Reb Zalman At Eighty
    Or Rose
    Life As Sacred Narrative
    Estelle Frankel
    In Your Blood, Live: Re-visions Of A Theology Of Purity
    Rachel Adler
    Starting On My Spiritual Path
    Naomi Wolf

    The Holocaust & Its Lessons

    The Holocaust’s Life As A Ghost–Lingering Psychological Effects
    Zygmunt Bauman
    Tainted Legacy: Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto
    Lawrence Langer
    The Paradigm Challenged–Study Of The Holocaust
    Daniel Goldhagen

    Israel

    Seven Pillars Of Jewish Denial
    Kim Chernin
    We The Peacemakers
    Mohammed Nimer
    The Ideological Roots Of Christian Zionists
    Tony Campolo
    Compromise For Peace
    Yitzhak Frankenthal
    Healing Israel
    Cherie Brown

    Spiritual Politics

    An Interview On Spiritual Politics With Michael Lerner & Cornel West

    Contemporary American Spirituality
    Daniel Berrigan
    Economies Of Meaning
    David Korten
    Experts And Citizens: Rethinking Professionalism
    William Sullivan
    Healing Our Hearts
    Deepak Chopra
    Be Not Afraid
    Jim Wallis
    The Force Of Nonviolence
    Lama Das
    Confronting Evil
    Andrew Kimbrell
    Power And Cooperation
    Jonathan Schell
    Spiritualizing Foreign Policy
    Peter Gabel
    Earth Democracy
    Vandana Shiva
    A Spirituality Of Resistance
    Roger Gottlieb
    The Challenge Of The Twenty-First Century
    Fritjof Capra
    Techno-Utopia?
    Jackson Lears
    After The End Of History
    Julian Levinson
    Millennial Possibilities
    Neale Walsch

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    For the past twenty years, Tikkun magazine has advanced liberal ideals, featuring articles on such important issues as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jewish culture, and the intersection of religion and politics in the United States. Tikkun Reader is a collection of the best of Tikkun magazine since its inception, providing the most cohesive collection of writings articulating the progressive, left-leaning religious perspective on some of the most important issues facing both Jews and non-Jews today. This collection includes contributions by such people as: Daniel Matt, Judith Plaskow, Arthur Green, Arthur Waskow, Estelle Frankel, Naomi Wolf, Zygmunt Bauman, Cornel West, Daniel Berrigan, David Korten, Deepak Chopra, Jim Wallis, Jonathan Schell, Vandana Shiva, Roger Gottlieb, Fritjof Capra and many more. Thematically arranged essays focus on a variety of topics, including Approaching God, Jewish Identity, Judaism, Israel, the Holocaust, and Spiritual Politics. An introduction by founder and editor-in-chief Michael Lerner sets the stage and places the readings in context.

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  • Reapproaching Borders : New Perspectives On The Study Of Israel-Palestine

    $85.00

    Introduction: Investigating Borders In The Case Of Palestine/Israel

    Narrating The Past

    Filling A Gap In The Chronology: What Archaeology Is Revealing About The Ottoman Past In Israel
    Uzi Baram
    Remembering Jewish-Arab Contact And Conflict
    Michelle Campos
    Re-Approaching The Borders Of Nazareth (1948-1956): Israel’s Control Of An All-Arab City
    Geremy Forman

    Constructing Healthy Identities And Landscapes

    Defining National Medical Borders: Medical Terminology And The Making Of Hebrew Medicine
    Sandy Sufian
    Contested Bodies: Medicine, Public Health, And The Mass Immigration To Israel
    Nadav Davidovitch, Rhona Seidelman And Shifra Shvarts
    Seeing The Holy Land With New Eyes: Undocumented Labor Migration, Reproductive Health, And The Fluctuating Borders Of The Israeli National Body
    Sarah S. Willen
    Masculinity As A Relational Mode: Palestinian Working-class Gender Ideologies And Categorical Boundaries In A Jewish-Palestinian Mixed Town
    Daniel Monterescu
    From Water Abundance To Water Scarcity (1936-1959): A ‘fluid’ History Of Jewish Subjectivity In Historic Palestine And Israel
    Samer Alatout

    Shaping Citizens And Space In Palestine/Israel

    Seizing Locality In Jerusalem
    Alona Nitzan-Shiftan
    Present And Absent: Historical Invention And The Politics Of Place In Contemporary Jerusalem
    Thomas Abowd
    Framing The Borders Of Justice: Shari’a Courts In Israel And The Conflict Between Secular Ideology And Islamic Law
    Mousa Abou Ramadan
    Modernity And Its Mirror: Three Views Of Jewish-Palestinian Interaction In Jaffa And Tel Aviv
    Mark LeVine
    Concluding Remarks

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    Territorial borders, identity borders, and many other kinds of social and cultural borders are constantly questioned in Israel-Palestine. Reapproaching Borders: New Perspectives on the Study of Israel-Palestine explores the concept of borders, how they are imagined and actualized in this deeply contested land. The book focuses on the implicate relations between Palestinian Arabs and Jews, providing new insights into the origins and dynamics of the conflicts between them. Emphasizing the history of the non-elite members of both communities, the book sees the relations between Jews and Palestinian Arabs as embedded and reflected in areas of daily living, such as in the spheres of architecture, commerce, health sexuality, and the courts. Using the voices of the new generation of scholars, Reapproaching Borders demonstrates the continued saliency of older themes such as ownership and rights to the land, but as they intersect with the newer areas of inquiry, such as sexual identity politics and spatial relations.

    List of Contributors
    Moussa Abou Ramadan, Thomas Abowd, Samer Alatout, Uzi Baram, Michelle Campos, Nadav Davidovitch, Geremy Forman, Mark LeVine, Daniel Monterescu, Rhona Seidelman, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Shifra Shvarts, Sandy Sufian, and Sarah S. Willen.

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  • Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age

    $80.00

    Egalitarianism And Halacha: An Introduction
    Marc D. Stern
    Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age: An Overview
    Aharon Lichtenstein
    Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age: An Overview
    Suzanne Last Stone
    Jews, Gentiles And The Modern Egalitarian Ethos: Some Tentative Thoughts
    David Berger
    Jewish Law And American Public Policy: A Principled Jewish View & Some Practical Jewish Observations
    Michael J. Broyde
    Changing Conceptions Of Gentiles At The Threshold Of Modernity: The Napoleonic Sanhedrin
    Jay R. Berkovitz
    Jews And Judaism In An Egalitarian Society: Traditionalist Responses In Historical Perspective
    Edward Breuer
    Modern Orthodox Jewish Day Schools And Non-Jews
    Jack Bieler
    Re-Committing To Our Mission: How Hard An Endeavor?
    Gidon Rothstein

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    At first glance, Orthodox Judaism is not compatible with the prevailing world view of equal treatment for all people, regardless of their race, gender or religion. But modern Orthodox Jews share the sense that egalitarianism is a positive moral value, so they cannot simply dismiss this contemporary ethos as incompatible with their faith. In a range of ways and variety of perspectives from the leading Orthodox scholars in the field, this collection of essays explores the affinities and disaffinities between egalitarianism and Jewish tradition Continue Reading Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age

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  • Kabbalah : The Mystic Quest In Judaism

    $65.00

    Seekers Of Unity: The Nature Of Mysticism

    Visionaries, Mystics, And Kabbalists: The History Of Jewish Mysticism

    The Hidden And The Revealed: The Infinite God Of Jewish Mysticism

    The Calculus Of The Divine World: The Teaching Of The Sefirot

    The Shekhinah: The Feminine Aspect Of God

    Entering The Garden: The Meaning Of Torah

    The Oneness Of Being: The Destiny Of The Soul

    The Mystic Drama: The Religious Life Of The Jewish Mystic

    Raising The Sparks: Modern Jewish Mysticism

    Mysticism And Meditation: The Mystic Quest

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    Today, many people from all faiths are exploring the Kabbalah. What were once controversial and esoteric teachings from medieval Jewish mystics now is becoming one of the latest spiritual trends sweeping across America. In the wake of this renewed interest comes David Ariel’s Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism, a thoroughly updated edition of his classic best selling book, The Mystic Quest. Ariel beautifully presents the complex elements of Jewish mysticism’s major ideas in clear, understandable, and accessible language for Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike. Hailed as brilliant by Publishers Weekly, the book has a completely revised Introduction that sets a contemporary context for understanding Jewish mysticism, given the current fascination with Kabbalah in today’s culture. Several chapters are substantially revised, making key ideas less abstract and more comprehensible to readers. Because it can be easy to misunderstand the intricate teachings of Jewish mysticism, the book now includes a section called the 10 Main Conceptual Principles of Jewish mysticism, putting the main concepts in clear, easy to grasp, modern language. Concluding with how Kabbalah can be incorporated into our daily lives, Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism, is an intellectually sophisticated yet straightforward book studded with deep insights on what Jewish mystical thought is all about Continue Reading Kabbalah : The Mystic Quest In Judaism

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  • Insights Of Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik

    $75.00

    Creation And God

    Emunah

    Torah

    Observance And Experience

    Prayer And Benedictions

    Ethical Virtues And Moral Values

    Man And Woman

    Rosh Hashanah And Yom Kippur

    The Three Festivals

    Mourning And Tisha B’Av

    The People Of Israel

    The State Of Israel

    Aspects Of Kedushah

    Teshuvah-Repentance

    Personal And Family Outlook

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    Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik-the Rav-was one of the twentieth century’s most significant Jewish thinkers. He was widely regarded as the intellectual leader of an open, engaged, and meaningful Orthodoxy for the twentieth century. Rabbi Soloveitchik wrote many essays and delivering thousands of lectures. Culled from personal notes from some of those lectures, as well as translations, transcriptions, and the Rav’s own writings, Rabbi Saul Weiss’s Insights of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik offers a masterful, comprehensive guide to the Rav, arranged topically, illuminating the Rav’s thinking on the fundamental theological, ethical, communal, social, personal and halachic issues to Judaism.

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  • Concise History Of The Jewish People

    $75.00

    Part I: Biblical Period, 1600-538 B.C.E.

    Abraham And The Patriarchs

    Moses

    The Ten Commandments And The Revelation At Sinai

    The Hebrew Bible

    Archaeology And The Bible

    Saul And The Establishment Of The Kingdom

    King David

    Solomon And The First Temple

    The Divided Kingdom

    Amos And Hosea

    Isaiah And Hezekiah

    The Fall Of Jerusalem

    Jeremiah

    The Babylonian Exile And The Return

    Ezra And Nehemiah

    Part II: Second Temple Period, 538 B.C.E.-70 C.E.

    Hellenism

    Judah Maccabee

    The Hasmoenan State

    Herod The Great

    The Pharisees And Sadducees And Hillel And Shammai

    The Diaspora During The Roman Empire

    Jesus

    Peter, Paul, And Early Christianity

    The Dead Sea Scrolls

    The Jewish War (66-70 C.E.)

    The Destruction Of The Temple

    The Fall Of Masada

    Part III: Rabbinic Period, 70-600 C.E.

    Yohanan Ben Zakkai And The Sanhedrin At Yavneh

    Bar Kokhba

    Rabbi Judah The Prince And The Redaction Of The Mishnah

    Constantine And Christianity

    The Jews Of Babylon

    The Jerusalem And Babylonian Talmuds

    Part IV: Medieval Period, 600-1450

    Mohammed

    The Karaites

    The Jews In The Muslim World Before 1400

    The Jews Of Italy

    The Jews Of Spain

    A 12th-Century Zionist: Judah HaLevi

    The Legacy Of Maimonides

    Nahamides And The 1263 Disputation

    The Bible Of The Jewish Mystics: The Zohar

    The Jews Of England: Massacre And Expulsion

    Rashi

    The Inquisition And Expulsion From Spain

    The Marranos

    The Jews Of Medieval Germany

    Part V: Transition To Modern Times, 1450-1750

    Hebrew Printing

    Martin Luther And The Jews

    The Jews Of Amsterdam

    Isaac Abrabanel

    The Jews Of Venice And The First Ghetto

    Kabbalists At Safed

    Joseph Caro And The Shulhan Arukh

    The Excommunication Of Spinoza

    Jews Arrive In The New World

    The Chmielnicki Massacres

    The Shabbetai Zevi Affair

    The Development Of Hasidism

    Part VI: Early Modern Times, 1750-1917

    Moses Mendelssohn And The Jewish Enlightenment

    Emancipation

    Religious Responses To Modern Challenges

    The Pale Of Settlement

    The House Of Rothschild

    Sir Moses Montefiore And 19th-Century Jewish History

    Early Zionist Voices

    Modern Antisemitism

    The Pogroms Of 1881

    The Beginnings Of Aliyah

    The Dreyfus Affair

    Theodor H

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    This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These read-bites include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.

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  • Radical Islams Rules

    $85.00

    Foreword
    R. James Woolsey
    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    About The Center For Religious Freedom

    Introduction: The Rise Of Extreme Shari’a
    Paul Marshall
    Shari’a In Saudi Arabia, Today And Tomorrow
    Stephen Schwartz
    Shari’a Law In Iran
    Mehrangiz Kar
    Shari’a In Pakistan
    Maarten G. Barends
    Shari’a In Sudan
    Hamouda Fathelrahman Bella
    Nigeria: Shari’a In A Fragmented Country
    Paul Marshall
    Islamization And Partial Shari’a In Malaysia
    Peter G. Riddell
    Islamization, Creeping Shari’a, And Varied Responses In Indonesia
    Peter G. Riddell
    Democracy And Islam In The New Constitution Of Afghanistan
    Rand Corporation
    Conclusion: American Responses To Extreme Shari’a
    Nina Shea
    Index

    About The Contributors

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    A major feature of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of the West is the rapid growth of a starkly repressive version of Islamic shari’a law, often fueled by funds and support from Saudi Arabia. The central purpose of Islamists, including terrorists, is to impose such law in all Muslim lands, and then throughout the world in a new Caliphate. Despite its importance, this worldwide growth of extreme shari’a is under-documented and little understood. By a comparative study over the last twenty-five years of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Indonesia, this book shows its terrible effects on human rights, especially the status of women and religious freedom, of Muslims as well as religious minorities, and on democracy itself. It also shows that such laws are a direct threat to the American interest of advancing democracy and human rights, that the United States lacks a policy for dealing with the spread of extreme shari’a, and concludes with policy recommendations for the United States regarding specific countries confronting extreme shari’a.

    –This book leans of twenty-five years worth of information to show the terrible effects extreme shari’a law has on human rights, women’s rights, and democracy itself.

    –Shows how the United States can correctly combat extreme shari’a through specific policies aimed at those countries most affected by this movement.

    — Radical Islam’s Rules says that the goal of extreme shari’a is not to terrorize but ultimately to spread their law to all parts of the world in a new Caliphate.
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  • Projecting The Holocaust Into The Present

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    The Holocaust: A Cinematic Cataclysm?

    Picturing The Holocaust In The Past

    The Biopic: Personalizing Perpetrators, Victims, And Resisters

    Condemned Couples

    Serious Humor: Laughter As Lamentation

    The Children Are Watching: Holocaust Films For Youngsters

    Relevant Remembrances: Themes In Recent Holocaust Movies

    Projecting The Holocaust Into The 21st Century

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    Most Holocaust scholars and survivors contend that the event was so catastrophic and unprecedented that it defies authentic representation in feature films. Yet it is precisely the extremity of the Final Solution and the issues it raised that have fueled the cinematic imagination since the end of World War II. Recognizing that movies reach a greater audience than eyewitness, historical, or literary accounts, Lawrence Baron argues that they mirror changing public perceptions of the Holocaust over time and place. After tracing the evolution of the most commonly employed genres and themes in earlier Holocaust motion pictures, he focuses on how films from the l990s made the Holocaust relevant for contemporary audiences. While genres like biographical films and love stories about doomed Jewish-Gentile couples remained popular, they now cast Jews or non-Jewish victims like homosexuals in lead roles more often than was the case in the past. Baron attributes the recent proliferation of Holocaust comedies and children’s movies to the search for more figurative and age-appropriate genres for conveying the significance of the Holocaust to generations born after it happened. He contends that thematic shifts to stories about neo-Nazis, rescuers, survivors, and their children constitute an expression of the continuing impact the Holocaust exerts on the present. The book concludes with a survey of recent films like Nowhere in Africa and The Pianist.

    * Numerous statistical tables classifying Holocaust movies on the bases of their countries of production, genres, and themes.

    * User friendly thematic bibliography and filmography

    * Internet Reference Website guide.

    * Inclusion of significant forgotten films like The Search, Martha and I, Mendel, and Triumph of the Spirit.

    * Inclusion of movies about non-Jewish victims like homosexuals in the movie Bent.

    * Inclusion of a chapter on children’s movies about the Holocaust.

    * Coverage of very recent movies like Max, The Grey Zone, Nowhere in Africa, and The Pianist.

    * Analysis of the use of the Holocaust as a plot element in an action adventure fantasy movie like X-Men
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  • Concise History Of American Antisemitism

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    Foreword
    Professor Frederick Schweitzer
    Preface

    Introduction: The United States Is Above All Things A Christian Nation

    We Never Do Evil So Completely And Cheerfully As When We Do It Out Of Religious Conviction: European Antisemitism Before The Founding Of America

    The Preservation Of Christianity Is One Of The Great And Leading Ends Of Government: The Jews In The American Colonies And Early State History

    Chock Full Of Lies, Wickedness, And Blasphemy: American Attitudes Toward Jews Before The Civil War

    A People Whose Feet Run To Evil: American Antisemitism From The Civil War To The Turn Of The Century

    The Jews Reap More And More Dislike As They Better Themselves: American Responses To Jews From World War One To The Start Of World War Two

    The Acquiescence Of This Government In The Murder Of The Jews: America, The Jews, And The Holocaust From 1938 To 1945

    Dangerous People: A New Beginning? America And The Jews Since 1945

    Appendix: Postwar Film

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    A Concise History of American Antisemitism shows how Christianity’s negative views of Jews pervaded American history from colonial times to the present. The book describes the European background to American anti-Semitism, then divides American history into time periods, and examines the anti-Semitic ideas, personalities, and literature in each period. It also demonstrates that anti-Semitism led to certain behaviors in some United States officials that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Clear and forceful, A Concise History of American Antisemitism is an important work for undergraduate course use and for the general public interested in the roots of the current rash of anti-Semitism.

    –A substantial historical discussion of the European background of American antisemitism from the start of the Christian era.

    –History of American attitudes toward Jews from the colonial period to the present, including presidential antisemites.

    –A detailed analysis of the antisemitism surrounding the American government’s role in helping the Jews of the Holocaust.

    –An extensive investigation into American literary figures who use antisemitic stereotypes in their work
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  • Concise History Of American Antisemitism

    $75.00

    Foreword
    Professor Frederick Schweitzer
    Preface

    Introduction: The United States Is Above All Things A Christian Nation

    We Never Do Evil So Completely And Cheerfully As When We Do It Out Of Religious Conviction: European Antisemitism Before The Founding Of America

    The Preservation Of Christianity Is One Of The Great And Leading Ends Of Government: The Jews In The American Colonies And Early State History

    Chock Full Of Lies, Wickedness, And Blasphemy: American Attitudes Toward Jews Before The Civil War

    A People Whose Feet Run To Evil: American Antisemitism From The Civil War To The Turn Of The Century

    The Jews Reap More And More Dislike As They Better Themselves: American Responses To Jews From World War One To The Start Of World War Two

    The Acquiescence Of This Government In The Murder Of The Jews: America, The Jews, And The Holocaust From 1938 To 1945

    Dangerous People: A New Beginning? America And The Jews Since 1945

    Appendix: Postwar Film

    Additional Info
    A Concise History of American Antisemitism shows how Christianity’s negative views of Jews pervaded American history from colonial times to the present. The book describes the European background to American anti-Semitism, then divides American history into time periods, and examines the anti-Semitic ideas, personalities, and literature in each period. It also demonstrates that anti-Semitism led to certain behaviors in some United States officials that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Clear and forceful, A Concise History of American Antisemitism is an important work for undergraduate course use and for the general public interested in the roots of the current rash of anti-Semitism.

    –A substantial historical discussion of the European background of American antisemitism from the start of the Christian era.

    –History of American attitudes toward Jews from the colonial period to the present, including presidential antisemites.

    –A detailed analysis of the antisemitism surrounding the American government’s role in helping the Jews of the Holocaust.

    –An extensive investigation into American literary figures who use antisemitic stereotypes in their work
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  • Halakhic Positions Of Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik 3

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    I. Tefillin, Tefillah, And Kriat Hatorah

    II. Issues Pertaining To Shabbat

    III. Issues Pertaining To A Chatan And Kiddushin

    IV. Issues Pertaining To Chanukah

    V. Bread, Birkhat Hamazon, And Bishul Akum

    VI. Aveilut And Sefira

    VII. Halakhic Decisions

    VIII. Miscellaneous Issues

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    Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993), commonly known as the Rav, has stimulated and influenced the intellectual minds and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands of his students both in the United States and across the globe. With his death, a void was left in the modern intellectual Orthodox community. Although efforts have been made to transmit his Torah knowledge into written words, future generations of the vast English-speaking Torah community will be bereft of his enormous wisdom.

    The second volume of Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik continues to provide the modern reader with a glimpse into the illustrious and meaningful halakhic opinions of this highly revered Jewish scholar. Rabbi Aharon Ziegler, a student of the Rav, has illustrated the unique, and perhaps less known, halakhic views which will intrigue and educate those who seek more of the Rav’s distinguished teachings.

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  • Rabbi Looks At Jesus Parables

    $139.00

    Introduction

    The Search For Paradise

    Jesus Teaches In His Hometown Synagogue

    The Parable Of The Sower

    Jesus Teaches Of The Wheat And The Weeds

    Other Parables About The Kingdom Of God

    More Parables About The Kingdom Of God

    Parables About Servants And Workers

    Parables About Lamps, Lights, Salt And Cities

    Parables About Vineyards, Orchards And Fields

    Parables Dealing With Sheep And Money

    The Parable Of A Rich Man Who Decided To Enjoy Himself

    Parables About Dinners And Banquets

    Parables About Fathers And Sons

    Special People

    The Parable Of The Priest, The Levite, And The Samaritan

    The Rich Man, The Beggar, And The Unclean Spirit

    Two Parables In John

    The Last Parables

    Conclusions

    The Secrets Jesus Taught

    Bibliography

    Index

    About The Author

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    Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews,A Rabbi Looks at Jesus’ Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus, and compares the similarities and differences in Jesus’ thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus’ parables, and discusses each parable within its first-century religious and historical context. The book attempts to build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews by exploring the notion that we share a common history Continue Reading Rabbi Looks At Jesus Parables

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  • New Concise History Of The Crusades

    $29.95

    The Call

    The First Crusade

    The Rise Of The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem And The Second Crusade

    The Decline Of The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem And The Third Crusade

    The Fourth Crusade

    Crusading At Home

    The Fifth Crusade And The Crusade Of Frederick II

    The Crusades Of St. Louis

    Later Crusades

    The Legacy Of The Crusades

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    How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance.

    With a cry of God wills it! medieval knights ushered in a new era in European history. Across Europe a wave of pious enthusiasm led many thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march to distant lands in a great struggle for Christ. Yet the crusades were more than simply a holy war. They represent a synthesis of attitudes and values that were uniquely medieval–so medieval, in fact, that the crusading movement is rarely understood today.

    Placing all the major crusades within the medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments that gave birth to the movement and nurtured it for centuries, Madden brings the distant medieval world vividly to life. From Palestine and Europe’s farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in a clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades’ effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

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  • New Concise History Of The Crusades

    $24.95

    The Call

    The First Crusade

    The Rise Of The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem And The Second Crusade

    The Decline Of The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem And The Third Crusade

    The Fourth Crusade

    Crusading At Home

    The Fifth Crusade And The Crusade Of Frederick II

    The Crusades Of St. Louis

    Later Crusades

    The Legacy Of The Crusades

    Additional Info
    How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance.

    With a cry of God wills it! medieval knights ushered in a new era in European history. Across Europe a wave of pious enthusiasm led many thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march to distant lands in a great struggle for Christ. Yet the crusades were more than simply a holy war. They represent a synthesis of attitudes and values that were uniquely medieval–so medieval, in fact, that the crusading movement is rarely understood today.

    Placing all the major crusades within the medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments that gave birth to the movement and nurtured it for centuries, Madden brings the distant medieval world vividly to life. From Palestine and Europe’s farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in a clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades’ effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

    More information is available on the author’s website.

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  • Europes Reformatios 1459-1650

    $96.00

    Part One: Introduction

    Premises

    The Reformation In European Perspective

    Part Two: Doctrine To Live By

    Late Medieval Background

    Martin Luther, To 1521

    The German And Swiss Reformation, 1521-1526

    The German And Swiss Reformation, 1526-1555

    The European Reformations

    Part Three: Politics

    The Wars Of Italy, 1494-1559

    Wars Of Religion, 1562-1648

    The European Reformations

    England’s Reformations, 1527-1660

    Part Four: Society And Community

    Late Medieval Background

    The German And Swiss Reformation

    Reformations Across Europe

    Europe’s Reformations In Global Perspective

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    In this widely praised history, noted scholar James D. Tracy offers a comprehensive, lucid, and masterful exploration of early modern Europe’s key turning point. Establishing a new standard for histories of the Reformation, Tracy explores the complex religious, political, and social processes that made change possible, even as he synthesizes new understandings of the profound continuities between medieval Catholic Europe and the multi-confessional sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This revised edition includes new material on Eastern Europe, on how ordinary people experienced religious change, and on the pluralistic societies that began to emerge.

    Reformation scholars have in recent decades dismantled brick by brick the idea that the Middle Ages came to an abrupt end in 1517. Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses fitted into an ongoing debate about how Christians might better understand the Gospel and live its teachings more faithfully. Tracy shows how Reformation-era religious conflicts tilted the balance in church-state relations in favor of the latter, so that the secular power was able to dictate the doctrinal loyalty of its subjects. Religious reform, Catholic as well as Protestant, reinforced the bonds of community, while creating new divisions within towns, villages, neighborhoods, and families. In some areas these tensions were resolved by allowing citizens to profess loyalty both to their separate religious communities and to an overarching body-politic. This compromise, a product of the Reformations, though not willed by the reformers, was the historical foundation of modern, pluralistic society.

    Richly illustrated and elegantly written, this book belongs in the library of all scholars, students, and general readers interested in the origins, events, and legacy of Europe’s Reformation.

    Features

    Offers a detailed glossary and suggested readings

    Richly illustrated with over 90 paintings, maps, and drawings

    An ideal introduction to the Reformation courses on early modern Europe
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  • At The Heart Of Terror

    $24.95

    Who Is Attacking America?

    Islam, Muslim Extremism, And Anti-Americanism

    The Muslim Brotherhood And Hizbullah: Radical-Moderates

    The Jihadist Movement And How It Evolved

    The Jihadist War Plan

    The Jihadist War Machine

    The Allies Of The Jihadists: Those Who Make Terror Possible

    How Israel And Its Middle Eastern Neighbors Fight Terror

    The Future: Winning The War On Terror

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    This readable and deeply informed book examines the threat that Islamic extremists pose to the United States and provides a balanced and nuanced discussion of Iraq as a test case of America’s war on terrorism. Explaining the basics of Islam and guiding the reader through the intricacies of each significant extremist group, the authors answer key questions: Who are the Jihadists and how do they fit within the broader context of the Islamic religion? What is their war plan and how do they operate? Who are their allies and what are their weaknesses? What is the experience of Israel, the Islamic world, and the United States in fighting Islamic extremists? How can they be defeated?

    Drawing on decades of experience in the Middle East, the authors provide the only current analysis of the vulnerabilities of the Jihadists, linking those weaknesses to concrete strategies to defeat them. The Palmers trace the movement far beyond Osama bin Laden and the now-splintering al-Qaeda into a range of autonomous networks. The authors also provide extensive information on the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbullah, and other extremist groups attempting to achieve an Islamic state by more-or-less peaceful means. Their relationship with the Jihadists and their potential for violence are explored in detail. The book also provides the first in-depth discussion of the evolution of a vibrant Hizbullah organization in Iraq.

    This vitally important work reflects the authors’ thorough understanding of the culture and history of the Muslim world. Careful in its analysis, its subtle observations pay tribute to the authors’ thirty years of working with Middle Eastern organizations and conducting pioneering studies in the areas of Arab psychology and political behavior. The Palmers effectively combine an engaging writing style and extensive personal experience into an invaluable resource for both policy makers and general readers.

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  • Integrating Ecofeminism Globalization And World Religions

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    Corporate Globalization And The Deepening Of Earth’s Impoverishment

    The Greening Of World Religions

    Ecofeminist Thea/ologies And Ethics

    Alternatives To Corporate Globalization: Is A Different World Possible?

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    Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization, and World Religions addresses the practical relevance of the interconnection of feminism, ecology, and religious theological thought, and will ask questions about the lack of attention to gender issues in both ecological theology and deglobalization theory. The book knits together four concerns: globalization, interfaith ecological theology, ecofeminism, and deglobalization movements and thought. It examines how gender needs to be connected with inter-faith ecological theology and with critical analysis of globalization. It asks how to connect theory and practice; and how theoretical views about a more earth friendly theology have actual relevance to the deglobalization struggle. The book looks at these issues comparatively across different world religions and across different regions of the earth.

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  • New World Empire

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    Introduction: Islamic Terrorism As Power Politics

    Apartheid Without Borders: The New Globalism And Its Enemies

    Marching As To War: 9/11 And The Making Of Neoglobalism

    Second Front: Anti-Terrorism And The Plight Of Post-Crash Reform On The Rim

    South Asian Meltdown: Hindutva, Jihad, And The Politics Of Indo-Globalism

    Politics Of The Islamic Revival: Civil And Uncivil Islamism In Afganistan And Central Asia

    Proxy Power: Iraq And The Roots Of Arab Resistance

    The Neoglobalization Of Iraq: Empire And Resistance In A New Key

    Conclusion: All About Us

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    In New World Empire, William H. Thornton offers an alternative road map for America’s relations with the Islamic world. He cogently argues that neoglobalist policies adopted by the United States after 9/11 have missed a priceless geocultural opportunity. With the White House rushing to distinguish friend from foe and us from them, a huge part of the Muslim world has been pushed into the ‘them’ camp. Meanwhile, America itself has been redefined in stark contrast to this phantom adversary. The resulting ‘New World Empire’ fails to recognize that jihadic militants have their worst enemy in civil Islam. Thornton sets forth a powerful case for salvaging this vital link between the United States and the world it has lost. As the enemy of our enemy, civil Islam should be our closest ally.

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  • New World Empire

    $70.00

    Introduction: Islamic Terrorism As Power Politics

    Apartheid Without Borders: The New Globalism And Its Enemies

    Marching As To War: 9/11 And The Making Of Neoglobalism

    Second Front: Anti-Terrorism And The Plight Of Post-Crash Reform On The Rim

    South Asian Meltdown: Hindutva, Jihad, And The Politics Of Indo-Globalism

    Politics Of The Islamic Revival: Civil And Uncivil Islamism In Afganistan And Central Asia

    Proxy Power: Iraq And The Roots Of Arab Resistance

    The Neoglobalization Of Iraq: Empire And Resistance In A New Key

    Conclusion: All About Us

    Additional Info
    In New World Empire, William H. Thornton offers an alternative road map for America’s relations with the Islamic world. He cogently argues that neoglobalist policies adopted by the United States after 9/11 have missed a priceless geocultural opportunity. With the White House rushing to distinguish friend from foe and us from them, a huge part of the Muslim world has been pushed into the ‘them’ camp. Meanwhile, America itself has been redefined in stark contrast to this phantom adversary. The resulting ‘New World Empire’ fails to recognize that jihadic militants have their worst enemy in civil Islam. Thornton sets forth a powerful case for salvaging this vital link between the United States and the world it has lost. As the enemy of our enemy, civil Islam should be our closest ally.

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  • Workers Of Wonders

    $21.95

    Preface

    Clergy Crisis

    The Prophets Of Biblical Israel

    Rabbinic Sages And Miracle-Makers

    The Ministry Of Jesus Of Nazareth

    Babylonian Lawyer-Magicians

    By The Power Vested In Me: The Past Meets The Present

    Glossary

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Why do people follow a leader, particularly a religious leader? Is it because of personality, or a particular vision or set of values, or perhaps a felt need for direction or authority? And why, given that Americans are still an overwhelmingly religious people, is the clergy declining in influence? Sherwin argues that what is missing is the perception that religious leaders today are capable of working wonders.

    Sherwin supports his claim by showing that throughout the history of the Jewish people, certain leaders were regarded as having wonder-working ability; this was an essential feature of a holy person. Sherwin leads the reader through five periods of Jewish history: the era of biblical prophets, Jesus and first-century Israel; Babylonian rabbis of the third and fourth centuries; the east European Hasidic Masters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and twentieth century North African rabbis. In all cases, the moral authority of the leaders came primarily from popular belief in their power to work wonders for the people.

    Sherwin applies history to the current situation. If the clergy is to be re-empowered, to reclaim leadership and authority as holy people, they must reassert the ability to work wonders. This does not require dramatic miracles, but deeds that might well be perceived by people as nothing short of miraculous: saving a marriage, finding someone a job, finding homes for the homeless, bringing hope to the hopeless.

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  • Workers Of Wonders

    $124.00

    Preface

    Clergy Crisis

    The Prophets Of Biblical Israel

    Rabbinic Sages And Miracle-Makers

    The Ministry Of Jesus Of Nazareth

    Babylonian Lawyer-Magicians

    By The Power Vested In Me: The Past Meets The Present

    Glossary

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Why do people follow a leader, particularly a religious leader? Is it because of personality, or a particular vision or set of values, or perhaps a felt need for direction or authority? And why, given that Americans are still an overwhelmingly religious people, is the clergy declining in influence? Sherwin argues that what is missing is the perception that religious leaders today are capable of working wonders.

    Sherwin supports his claim by showing that throughout the history of the Jewish people, certain leaders were regarded as having wonder-working ability; this was an essential feature of a holy person. Sherwin leads the reader through five periods of Jewish history: the era of biblical prophets, Jesus and first-century Israel; Babylonian rabbis of the third and fourth centuries; the east European Hasidic Masters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and twentieth century North African rabbis. In all cases, the moral authority of the leaders came primarily from popular belief in their power to work wonders for the people.

    Sherwin applies history to the current situation. If the clergy is to be re-empowered, to reclaim leadership and authority as holy people, they must reassert the ability to work wonders. This does not require dramatic miracles, but deeds that might well be perceived by people as nothing short of miraculous: saving a marriage, finding someone a job, finding homes for the homeless, bringing hope to the hopeless.

    This is a book that every member of the clergy and every religious leader should read, ponder and take to heart Continue Reading Workers Of Wonders

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  • 10 Questions And Answers On Mormonism Pamphlet

    $3.99

    What do Mormons teach about Jesus, the Trinity, God, baptism for the dead, and how to be saved? The Latter-Day Saints often use Christian terms, but mean something completely different. This pamphlet will help you sort through the confusion.
    This new series gives —
    Clear summary of what Mormons believe
    Misunderstandings and how to correct them
    Tips on interacting with your friends, neighbors, and co-workers

    General editor: Paul Carden is a longtime specialist in the field of cults and new religions around the world. Executive Director of the Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR), and general editor of Christianity, Cults & Religions. Former co-host of the nationwide Bible Answer Man radio program.

    Pamphlet Size: 8.5 x 5.5 inches Unfolds to 38 inches long. Fits inside most medium-sized Bible covers. Continue Reading 10 Questions And Answers On Mormonism Pamphlet

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  • Respuestas A Las Sectas

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    A unique approach to the responding to those who distort the Bible to fit their own, particular cultic interpretation. The format follows the Scriptural order so that the reader can easily find the verse that has been misinterpreted, as well as the correct explanation of the passage.
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  • Lado Oscuro Del Islam

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    You cannot afford to be misinformed about Islam, a religion whose influence is rapidly growing around the world. Dr. R. C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb, an Arab Christian, explore Islam’s beliefs and show how Muslims reject the Christian faith at several key points. Whether you want to know how Islam differs from Christianity or how Islamic extremists justify their violence, Sproul and Saleeb provide credible answers to your questions. Continue Reading Lado Oscuro Del Islam

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  • Testigos De Jehova

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    Wesley P. Walters and M. Kurt Goedelman explain the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and compare them to Christian beliefs.
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  • Por Que Dios Condena El Espiri

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    Revealing what is behind the spiritual phenomenons and the Afro- Brasilian religions Continue Reading Por Que Dios Condena El Espiri

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