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.

This I Believe Ii

Author: Jay Allison
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805087680
Size: 52.82 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.

The Will To Believe

Author: William James
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"At most of our American Colleges there are Clubs formed by the students devoted to particular branches of learning; and these clubs have the laudable custom of inviting once or twice a year some maturer scholar to address them, the occasion often being made a public one. I have from time to time accepted such invitations, and afterwards had my discourse printed in one or other of the Reviews. It has seemed to me that these addresses might now be worthy of collection in a volume, as they shed explanatory light upon each other, and taken together express a tolerably definite philosophic attitude in a very untechnical way. Were I obliged to give a short name to the attitude in question, I should call it that of radical empiricism, in spite of the fact that such brief nicknames are nowhere more misleading than in philosophy. I say 'empiricism,' because it is contented to regard its most assured conclusions concerning matters of fact as hypotheses liable to modification in the course of future experience; and I say 'radical,' because it treats the doctrine of monism itself as an hypothesis, and, unlike so much of the half-way empiricism that is current under the name of positivism or agnosticism or scientific naturalism, it does not dogmatically affirm monism as something with which all experience has got to square"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

What I Believe

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826489715
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Anthony Kenny is one of the leading philosophers of the post war years. In this brilliant new book, Kenny writes honestly about his own struggles with belief, and how he now sees himself as neither a theist or an atheist. His intellectual honesty will touch the hearts and minds of countless people. Kenny prowls at the frontiers of theology and philosophy and so commands interest from a very wide spectrum of readers - those who believe and those who find it hard to do so. In this respect his position is unique. Profoundly influenced by Wittgenstein, he has also written important books on St Thomas Aquinas and Descartes.

What I Believe

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441103163
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After two volumes of autobiography, Hans Kung now writes a short personal statement of his Christian belief.

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.

I Believe In God

Author: Thomas P. Rausch
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814652602
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Thomas P. Rausch carefully explores the controversies that led to the development of the Apostles Creed and thereby brings it to life for modern readers. More importantly, he maintains that the Creed is most fully alive when those who profess it do so as a personal response to their baptismal call. Attentive to the ways in which the language of the Creed is relevant to the experience of twenty-first-century Christians, he leads us to understand what Pope Benedict meant when he said the Creed is a tiny summa in which everything essential is expressed. With Rauschs guidance, readers will confess those essentials with greater conviction and appreciation.


Author: Desmond Tutu
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
ISBN: 9781598422412
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BELIEVE: The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu is part of the new Me We book series from Blue Mountain ArtsA(R). Inspired by the life and philosophy of one of the 20th centuryas most remarkable humanitarians, this book combines compelling photographs of Archbishop Tutu with quotations from his most inspiring speeches and writings to capture the true essence of his timeless messages of peace, freedom, and love. The book also includes an introduction by Tutu and an in-depth biographical essay by South African writer/novelist Mike Nicol.