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Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto by Kevin Schilbrack
Hex and Spellwork: The Magical Practices of the Pennsylvania Dutch by Karl Herr
A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East (The Contemporary Middle East) by Heather J. Sharkey
The Cross and the Switchblade by Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill, David Wilkerson
Lawrence Durrell, “Le sourire du Tao”

?Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto by Kevin Schilbrack

2014 | ISBN: 1444330535, 1444330527 | English | 187 pages | PDF (conv) | 1 MB

Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto advocates a radical transformation of the discipline from its current, narrow focus on questions of God, to a fully global form of critical reflection on religions in all their variety and dimensions.
Opens the discipline of philosophy of religion to the religious diversity that characterizes the world today
Builds bridges between philosophy of religion and the other interpretative and explanatory approaches in the field of religious studies
Provides a manifesto for a global approach to the subject that is a practice-centred rather than a belief-centred activity
Gives attention to reflexive critical studies of ‘religion’ as socially constructed and historically located

?Hex and Spellwork: The Magical Practices of the Pennsylvania Dutch by Karl Herr

English | October 1, 2002 | ISBN: 1578631823 | EPUB | 160 pages | 1.8 MB

In Pennsylvania Dutch country, among the Old Order Amish and the strict Mennonite congregations who live their lives parallel to modern society, there remains the remnants of one of the oldest European magical practices found in America: Hex, or Hex und Speilwerk, or Pow Wow. In Hex and Spellwork, third-generation Hexenmeister Karl Herr teaches the actual practices and examines the history of the Swiss-German traditions from which Hex and Pow Wow are derived.
Hex work echoes the magical arts that reach back to the earliest beginnings of human civilization. Evoked to assist people in health and earthly prosperity and to achieve what they legitimately desire in life, or to counteract the negative spell of a witch, hex is positive magic, never used for evil. Hex work is firmly founded in the Christian religion, with a liberal dose of Swiss-German folk superstition. The Bible is a great influence on all Hex work, which originates in the Gospel of Matthew, where Christ insists that all people of good heart and a pure soul could perform miracles.
Karl Herr is bound and determined not to let the oral tradition of hex vanish from the face of the earth. Among the many practices he’s written down in this book are: verbal charms for healing, considered by many to be folk prayers; the magic of stones and other natural objects; folk remedies, such as using dried chickweed to stave off colds. Discover himmelbriefs, “heavenly letters” written either to God, or to gain the assistance of someone who is in heaven. Plus instructions for creating hex signs that can be used to reduce anxiety and control spiritual forces.
Contains illustrations of traditional hexes, plus diagrams illustrating how to draw one’s own.

?A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East (The Contemporary Middle East) by Heather J. Sharkey

2017 | ISBN: 0521186870, 052176937X | English | 394 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Across centuries, the Islamic Middle East hosted large populations of Christians and Jews in addition to Muslims. Today, this diversity is mostly absent. In this book, Heather J. Sharkey examines the history that Muslims, Christians, and Jews once shared against the shifting backdrop of state policies. Focusing on the Ottoman Middle East before World War I, Sharkey offers a vivid and lively analysis of everyday social contacts, dress, music, food, bathing, and more, as they brought people together or pushed them apart. Historically, Islamic traditions of statecraft and law, which the Ottoman Empire maintained and adapted, treated Christians and Jews as protected subordinates to Muslims while prescribing limits to social mixing. Sharkey shows how, amid the pivotal changes of the modern era, efforts to simultaneously preserve and dismantle these hierarchies heightened tensions along religious lines and set the stage for the twentieth-century Middle East.

?The Cross and the Switchblade by Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill, David Wilkerson

English | November 15th, 1986 | ASIN: B001QREWKA, ISBN: 080079446X | 187 Pages | EPUB | 0.40 MB

A young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills comes to New York City and influences troubled teenagers with his inspirational message.

?Lawrence Durrell, “Le sourire du Tao”

Gallimard | 2017 | ISBN: 2072731895 | French | EPUB | 136 pages | 0.2 MB

Lawrence Durrell a toujours été attiré par le taoïsme et par le mélange de philosophie et de règles de vie sur lequel repose cette religion souriante, voire narquoise. À travers la théorie d’un mouvement global des processus naturels où alternent le yin et le yang, il perçoit une esthétique de l’univers qui, pour lui, est poésie.
C’est donc le taoïsme qui unifie les deux parties de ce livre où les souvenirs ressortent sous l’interrogation philosophique : deux rencontres avec des êtres qui, chacun à leur manière, symbolisent pour l’écrivain le Tao et lui en révèlent le véritable sens. Grâce à Jolan Chang, l’érudit chinois sexagénaire aux allures d’adolescent, Durrell découvre, le temps d’un week-end, la magie essentielle du taoïsme, ce “point d’équilibre” idéal où s’inscrit l’homme dans le cosmos, où le couple d’amants immortels, incarnation extatique du yin et du yang, vit un orgasme exempt du narcissisme occidental qui réduit l’amour à “une lutte sur l’oreiller entre deux ego acharnés à se dominer mutuellement”. Son autre guide, c’est Véga au regard tantrique, avec laquelle il partit un jour à la recherche de Nietzsche et de Lou Andreas-Salomé sur les rives du lac Majeur.
Cet univers de souvenirs et de méditation recèle, au fil du texte, d’étonnantes notations qui vont d’un humour débridé à la poésie la plus intimiste.

Philosophy and the Study of Religions A Manifesto.pdf

Hex and Spellwork The Magical Practices of the Pennsylvania Dutch.epub

A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East.pdf

The Cross and the Switchblade.epub

Lawrence Durrell, Le sourire du Tao.epub

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