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    • How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
      How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
      Kevin Ashton.
      "Inspiring and empowering, this journey behind the scenes of humanity's greatest creations reveals the surprising way we make something new. What do Thomas Jefferson's ice cream recipe, Coca Cola, and Chanel No. 5 have in common? They all depended on a nineteenth-century African boy who, with a single pinch, solved one of nature's great riddles and gave birth to the multimillion-dollar vanilla industry. Kevin Ashton opens his book with the fascinating story of the young slave who launched a flavor revolution to show that invention and creation come in unexpected shapes and sizes. From the crystallographer's laboratory where the secrets of DNA were first revealed by a long-forgotten woman, to the electromagnetic chamber where the stealth bomber was born on a 25-cent bet, Ashton weaves tales of humanity's greatest creations to unpack the surprising true process of discovery. Drawing on the Amish and the iPhone, Kandinsky and cans of Coke, Lockheed, South Park, and the Wright brothers--who set out to "fly a horse"--he showcases the seemingly unremarkable individuals, gradual steps, multiple failures, and countless ordinary--and usually uncredited--acts that led to our most astounding breakthroughs. Creators, he shows, apply everyday, ordinary thinking that we are all capable of in particular ways, taking thousands of small steps, working in an endless loop of problem and solution. He explores why innovators meet resistance and how they overcome it, why most organizations stifle creative people, and how the most creative organizations work. In a passionate and profound narrative that amazes and inspires, Ashton's book sheds new light on how "new" comes to be"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The universe of things : on speculative realism
    • Heidegger and language
      Heidegger and language
      edited by Jeffrey Powell.
      "The essays collected in this volume take a new look at the role of language in the thought of Martin Heidegger to reassess its significance for contemporary philosophy. They consider such topics as Heidegger's engagement with the Greeks, expression in language, poetry, the language of art and politics, and the question of truth. Heidegger left his unique stamp on language, giving it its own force and shape, especially with reference to concepts such as Dasein, understanding, and attunement, which have a distinctive place in his philosophy"--Back cover.
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    • Having the time of your life : little lessons to live by
      Having the time of your life : little lessons to live by
      compiled by Allen Klein
      "The big questions come to us at different times. Whether just starting college, about to have a first child, or considering a new house or job, at some point we've all asked, "Why am I here? What is life? What am I doing?" In Having the Time of Your Life, Allen Klein helps us come to terms with these questions and have a few laughs along the way. He has collected 500 inspiring and uplifting quotations on the endlessly fascinating subject of life itself. From Lily Tomlin to Abraham Lincoln, the people quoted in this book have perspective to offer everyone, no matter which of life's many roads they may be traversing. Don't let the heavy questions weigh you down! With selections covering topics ranging from finding forgiveness to making music, this book offers a healthy dose of the motivation and levity we all need"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Love and its objects : what can we care for?
      Love and its objects : what can we care for?
      edited by Christian Maurer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Tony Milligan, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, and Kamila Pacovska, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.

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    • Synchronicity : the marriage of matter and psyche
    • Force : a fundamental concept of aesthetic anthropology
    • The aesthetic brain : how we evolved to desire beauty and enjoy art
      The aesthetic brain : how we evolved to desire beauty and enjoy art
      Anjan Chatterjee.
      "The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey addressing fundamental questions about aesthetics and art. Using neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Chatterjee shows how beauty, pleasure, and art are grounded biologically, and offers explanations for why beauty, pleasure, and art exist at all"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The moral arc : how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom
      The moral arc : how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom
      Michael Shermer.
      "From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In this provocative and compelling book, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Spiritual resiliency and aging : hope, relationality, and the creative self
    • The root of all evil? : religious perspectives on terrorism
    • Ancient Egypt the light of the world : a work of reclamation and restitution in twelve books. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
    • Greatest Kan and Li : gathering the cosmic light
      Greatest Kan and Li : gathering the cosmic light
      Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan.
      "A fully illustrated guide to the most advanced Kan and Li practice to birth the immortal spirit body and unite with the Tao Details how to merge energy at the Heart Center to birth the immortal spirit body, allowing you to draw limitless energy from the Cosmos Explains how to establish the cauldron at the Heart Center to collect cosmic light, activate the Cranial and Sacral Pumps, and align the Three Triangle Forces Discusses the proper Pi Gu diet and herbs to use with Kan and Li practice Reveals how to expel the three Worms, or "Death Bringers," that can imbalance the three Tan Tiens, leading to misdirection in your sexual, material, and spiritual goals After mastering the Inner Alchemy practices of Lesser Kan and Li and Greater Kan and Li, the advanced student is now ready for the refinement of the soul and spirit made possible through the practice of the Greatest Kan and Li. With full-color illustrated instructions, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan explain how to establish the cauldron at the Heart Center to collect cosmic light, activate the Cranial and Sacral Pumps, and align the Three Triangle Forces. They detail how merging energy at the Heart Center then leads to the birth of the immortal spirit body, uniting you with the Tao and allowing you to draw limitless energy and power from the Cosmos. The authors explain the proper Pi Gu diet and herbs to use in conjunction with Kan and Li practice and provide warm-up exercises, such as meditations to expel the three Worms, or "Death Bringers," that can imbalance the three Tan Tiens, leading to misdirection in your sexual, material, and spiritual goals. Revealing the ancient path of Inner Alchemy used for millennia by Taoist masters to create the "Pill of Immortality," the authors show that the unitive state of oneness with the Tao made possible through Kan and Li practice represents true immortality by allowing past and future, Heaven and Earth, to become one"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The Shamanism bible : the definitive guide to shamanic thought and practice
    • One nation, under gods : a new American history
    • Between state and synagogue : the secularization of Contemporary Israel
      Between state and synagogue : the secularization of Contemporary Israel
      Guy Ben-Porat.
      "A thriving, yet small, liberal component in Israeli society has frequently taken issue with the constraints imposed by religious orthodoxy, largely with limited success. However, as this thoughtful new book by Guy Ben-Porat suggests, in recent years, in part because of demographic changes and in part because of the influence of an increasingly consumer-oriented society, dramatic changes have occurred in secularization of significant parts of public and private lives. Even though these fissures often have more to do with lifestyle choices and economics than with political or religious ideology, the demands and choices of a secular public and a burgeoning religious presence in the government are becoming ever more difficult to reconcile. The evidence, which the author has accrued from numerous interviews and a detailed survey, is nowhere more telling than in areas that demand religious sanction such as marriage, burial, the sale of pork, and the operation of businesses on the Sabbath. This book makes an important and timely contribution to the study of contemporary Israeli society, as new alliances are being forged in the political arena"--Provided by publisher.
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    • Unlocking the Zohar
      Unlocking the Zohar
      Michael Laitman.
      Explains The Book of Zohar, containing the secrets of the whole Creation, including quotes from the text, translated, edited, and compiled for better understanding.
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    • Rabash-the social writings
    • All kinds of kisses
      All kinds of kisses
      Nancy Tafuri.
      Each barnyard animal has its favorite kind of kiss, but the best of all is a mother's goodnight kiss.
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    • The Lives of Muhammad
    • A history of Jewish-Muslim relations : from the origins to the present day
      A history of Jewish-Muslim relations : from the origins to the present day
      edited by Abdelwahab Meddeb and Benjamin Stora
      "This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims."--Jacket.
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    • The Sufi path of annihilation : in the tradition of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi and Hasan Lutfi Shushud
      The Sufi path of annihilation : in the tradition of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi and Hasan Lutfi Shushud
      Nevit O. Ergin.
      "An exploration of the profound Sufi practice of Itlak Yolu Examines the three main facets of this practice: zikr or breathing exercises, fasting, and mental suffering Shares new Sufi parables, the sayings of Sufi master Hasan Lutfi Shushud, and Rumi's philosophy on annihilation of the Self Reveals how once the Self is annihilated higher levels of perception are reached In this exploration of the profound spiritual practice of Itlak Yolu, the Sufi path of annihilation, Nevit Ergin examines the three main facets of this path: zikr or breathing exercises, fasting, and mental suffering. Sharing experiences and discussions with Hasan Lutfi Shushud, renowned Sufi saint and final guide of Gurdjieff's disciple J. G. Bennett, the author illustrates how suffering--"the searing fire of contrition"--is the most effective instrument of spiritual progress, for it is suffering that burns the Self. He explains how faithful practice of zikr and fasting will bring on this kind of suffering when the student is ready and will make the suffering tolerable. He shows how once the Self is annihilated higher levels of perception take hold and one finds oneself on the path to sainthood and immortality. Interwoven throughout with sayings by Shushud, Sufi parables, and poems by Rumi, Ergin shares the unique Itlak perspective on the major questions of every seeker: the true nature of love and religion, life and death, and other major spiritual questions. The book also includes an essay on annihilation and absence in Rumi's philosophy and biographical portraits of Hasan Lufti Shushud by other aspirants who met with him"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Exploring our Hebraic heritage : a Christian theology of roots and renewal
    • Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals
      Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals
      Benjamin T. Lynerd.
      White evangelicals occupy strange property on the ideological map in America, exhibiting a pronounced commitment to the principle of limited government, and yet making a significant exception for issues relating to personal morality -- an exception many observers take to be paradoxical at best. Explanations of this phenomenon usually point to the knotty political alliance evangelicals built with free-market types in the late twentieth century, but sermonic evidence suggests a deeper and longer intellectual thread, one that has pervaded evangelical thought all the way back to the American founding. In Republican Theology, Benjamin Lynerd offers an historical and theological account of the hybrid position evangelicals have long affected to hold in American culture - as champions of individual liberty and as guardians of American morality. Lynerd documents the development of a resilient, if problematic, tradition in American political thought, one that sees a free republic, a virtuous people, and an assertive Christianity as mutually dependent. Situating the recent rise of the "New Right" within this larger framework, Republican Theology traces the contentious political journey of evangelicals from its earliest moments, laying bare the conceptual tensions built into their civil religion.
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    • The Holy Bible : King James version
    • Jesus and Temple : textual and archaeological explorations
      Jesus and Temple : textual and archaeological explorations
      James H. Charlesworth, editor.
      The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple; according to Acts, so did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities, and questions about his attitude to the temple swirl around what the Gospels label false accusations from his opponents and around the dramatic but inconsistent accounts of Jesus "cleansing" the temple. Jesus' attitude toward the temple is at the center of current historical Jesus research, yet those discussions are often not current with the latest archaeological and related findings regarding the temple and its history, architecture, liturgy, and function. James H. Charlesworth here gathers essays from world-renowned archaeologists and biblical scholars to address the current state of knowledge regarding the temple and to consider anew vital questions about its significance for Jesus, for his followers, and for New Testament readers today--Back cover.
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    • Andrew of Bethsaida and the Johannine circle : the Muratorian tradition and the Gospel text
    • Acts: an exegetical commentary
      Acts: an exegetical commentary
      Craig S. Keener.
      "Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context. In this volume, the first of four, Keener introduces the book of Acts, particularly historical questions related to it, and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be a valuable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries"--Publisher description.
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    • Becoming a woman whose God is enough
    • Good health, good life : 12 keys to enjoying physical and spiritual wellness
      Good health, good life : 12 keys to enjoying physical and spiritual wellness
      Joyce Meyer.
      Offers a plan for overcoming the "self-esteem drought" that perpetuates unhealthy habits, going over twelve keys to better health and five methods for achieving spiritual and physical wellness.
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    • The cross : meditations and images
      The cross : meditations and images
      [compiled by] Serena Fass
      Texts on the cross accompany illustrations of representations in a variety of media from around the world and spanning from the earliest Christians in Pompeii to the present day.
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    • The gospel according to The Wiz : and other sermons from cinema
    • But God : changes everything
    • Hosting the presence everyday : 365 days to unveiling Heaven's agenda for your life
    • A compassionate call to counter culture in a world of world of poverty, same-sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans, pornography
    • God's power to change your life
    • Jesus prom : life gets fun when you love people like God does
    • Life with a capital L : embracing your God-given humanity
    • The greatness principle : finding significance and joy by serving others
    • Switch on your brain : the key to peak happiness, thinking, and health
      Switch on your brain : the key to peak happiness, thinking, and health
      Dr. Caroline Leaf.
      The author offers a Christianity-based prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology and sharing with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives in which we can achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent.
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    • Portraits of devotion
    • Becoming beholders : cultivating sacramental imagination and actions in college classrooms
    • The great reformer : Francis and the making of a radical pope
      The great reformer : Francis and the making of a radical pope
      Austen Ivereigh.
      This biography of Pope Francis describes how this revolutionary thinker uses the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions.
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    • Bergoglio's list : how a young Francis defied a dictatorship and saved dozens of lives
    • A sacramental-prophetic vision : Christian spirituality in a suffering world
      A sacramental-prophetic vision : Christian spirituality in a suffering world
      Matthew T. Eggemeier.
      The sacramental and prophetic traditions of Christian spirituality, suggests Matthew Eggemeier, possess critical resources for responding to the contemporary social crises of widespread ecological degradation and the innocent suffering of the crucified poor. In A Sacramental-Prophetic Vision, Eggemeier maintains that the vital key for cultivating these traditions in the present is to situate these spiritualities in the context of spiritual exercises or ascetical practices that enable Christians to live more deeply in the presence of God (coram Deo) and in turn to make this presence visible in a suffering world.
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    • The nuns of Sant'Ambrogio : the true story of a convent in scandal
    • Saint Katharine : the life of Katharine Drexel
    • An American Cardinal : the biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan
      An American Cardinal : the biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan
      Christina Boyle.
      The most powerful Roman Catholic leader in the United States had humble beginnings. Timothy Michael Dolan was born in Maplewood, Missouri in 1950. From an early age, those around him knew that he would become a priest. Through college and seminary, his power and spirituality grew. He was formally ordained in 1976. In 2009, he was made Archbishop of New York. Several months later he was elevated to cardinal. There were clear signs that the ailing Pope Benedict XVI saw him as a bright hope for the future, and Vatican experts seriously wondered if he would be chosen to lead the Catholics of the world. Dolan is a warm and cheerful man who draws crowds, but his rise to power was not without its controversies. His handling of the sex abuse scandal was, some say, more about protecting the Church than the victims. He is a consummate player who doesn't shy away from picking a political battle. He is also caring in a way that makes him--for all of his power--seem like a simple parish priest who looks after every member of his flock. This is a book about power and the Roman Catholic church today, framed by the life of a man who might someday become the first American pope.--From publisher description.
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    • Joseph's temples : the dynamic relationship between Freemasonry and Mormonism