What I Believe

Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199740802
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Tariq Ramadan is very much a public figure, named one of Time magazine's most important innovators of the twenty-first century. He is among the leading Islamic thinkers in the West, with a large following around the world. But he has also been a lightning rod for controversy. Indeed, in 2004, Ramadan was prevented from entering the U.S. by the Bush administration and despite two appeals, supported by organizations like the American Academy of Religion and the ACLU, he was barred from the country until spring of 2010, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally lifted the ban. In What I Believe, Ramadan attempts to set the record straight, laying out the basic ideas he stands for in clear and accessible prose. He describes the book as a work of clarification, directed at ordinary citizens, politicians, journalists, and others who are curious (or skeptical) about his positions. Aware that that he is dealing with emotional issues, Ramadan tries to get past the barriers of prejudice and misunderstanding to speak directly, from the heart, to his Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. In particular, he calls on Western Muslims to escape the mental, social, cultural, and religious ghettos they have created for themselves and become full partners in the democratic societies in which they live. At the same time, he calls for the rest of us to recognize our Muslim neighbors as citizens with rights and responsibilities the same as ours. His vision is of a future in which a shared and confident pluralism becomes a reality at last.

The Will To Believe And Other Essays In Popular Philosophy

Author: William James
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605200298
Size: 43.23 MB
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Here, in one volume, are the collected essays of influential American philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), whose justifications of religious faith and explorations of questions of morality made him one of the most popular thinkers of the 19th century. In this volume, first published in book form in 1897, James ponders such conundrums as: . Is life worth living? . the sentiment of rationality . the dilemma of determinism . the moral philosopher and the moral life . great men and their environment . the importance of individuals . what psychical research has accomplished . and more. Readers of modern philosophy, students of Christian theology will find this an enlightening work

This I Believe

Author: Jay Allison
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429918459
Size: 41.51 MB
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a well-known list of contributors—including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike—the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk from Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells Yellow Pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs—and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.

Believe In Yourself

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401911919
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Dr. Bernie Siegel tells you that "the most important force that you have available to you to change all your relationships is love." He goes on to lead you through a series of meditations, helping you speak your truth and share forgiveness with those around you - even your so-called enemies - and to see yourself as a blank canvas from which you can create a work of art.

Know What You Believe

Author: Paul E. Little
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830875955
Size: 56.92 MB
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What does Christianity have to do with anything? What does the Christian faith teach about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? What do I need to know about angels, Satan and demons? What place should the Bible or a church have in my life? By exploring these and other core questions, bestselling author Paul E. Little leads you into a greater appreciation of a God who has done great things to bring you into a relationship with him through Jesus Christ. He presents ten bottom-line, non-negotiable truths of Christianity using humorous, anecdotal illustrations gathered from years of experience helping believers share their faith with not-yet Christians. Expanded and updated throughout by Paul's wife Marie, this contemporary edition is packed with illuminating answers to questions and misconceptions about the Christian faith, with study questions for each chapter.

This I Believe Ii

Author: Jay Allison
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805087680
Size: 36.70 MB
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A new collection of uplifting essays by famous and everyday contributors is a volume of key life lessons on such topics as forgiveness, integrity, and change, in a collection that includes pieces by such figures as Yo-Yo Ma, Sister Helen Prejean, and Robert Fulghum. 125,000 first printing.

After You Believe

Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061730556
Size: 49.58 MB
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From the author of the acclaimed Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope comes a book that addresses the question that has plagued humans for centuries—what is our purpose? As Christians, what are we to do with that ambiguous time between baptism and the funeral? It's easy to become preoccupied with who gets into heaven; the real challenge is how we are going to live in the here and now. Wright dispels the common misconception that Christian living is nothing more than a checklist of dos and don'ts. Nor is it a prescription to "follow your heart" wherever it may lead. Instead, After You Believe reveals the Bible's call for a revolution—a transformation of character that takes us beyond our earthly pursuit of money, sex, and power into a virtuous state of living that allows us to reflect God and live more worshipful, fulfilling lives. We are all spiritual seekers, intuitively knowing there is more to life than we suspect. This is a book for anyone who is hoping there is something more while we're here on Earth. There is. We are being called to join the revolution, and Wright insightfully encourages readers to find new purpose and clarity by taking us on an eye-opening journey through key biblical passages that promise to radically alter the work of the church and the direction of our lives.

I Believe In Miracles

Author: Kathryn Kuhlman
Publisher: Bridge Logos Foundation
ISBN: 9780882706573
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Kathryn Kuhlman believed in miracles, and this belief--so strong and sincere--enabled thousands to take hold of God's power for their lives during her lengthy career as a healing evangelist.

Reason To Believe

Author: David Smilde
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520940148
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Evangelical Protestantism has arguably become the fastest-growing religion in South America, if not the world. For converts, it emphasizes self-discipline and provides a network of communal support, which together have helped many overcome substance abuse, avoid crime and violence, and resolve relationship problems. But can people simply decide to believe in a religion because of the benefits it reportedly delivers? Based on extensive fieldwork among Pentecostal men in Caracas, Venezuela, this rich urban ethnography seeks an explanation for the explosion of Evangelical Protestantism, unraveling the cultural and personal dynamics of Evangelical conversion to show how and why these men make the choice to convert, and how they come to have faith in a new system of beliefs and practices.