Strange But True

Author: Monica-Maria Stapelberg
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1909979139
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Mrs Wakeman Vs The Antichrist

Author: Robert Damon Schneck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176928
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And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History Robert Damon Schneck
. first attempted to drive out the evil ... Flexibility made witch hazel branches
popular with dowsers for use as dowsing rods.) Etymology aside, the teadid
notwork, ... in anupstairs room ofthehouse. Mrs. Wakeman had about fifteen
followers at the time, and since there was a full moon that night they were able to
come and go until early Monday morning.53 (If traditional beliefs about the full
moon are true, ...

Waking Up

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473508886
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Inevitably, cross-cultural and scientific discoveries were mingled in the popular
imagination with religious dogma and traditional occultism. In fact, this had been
happening at the highest level of human thought for more than a century. It is
always instructive to recall that the father of modern physics, Isaac Newton,
squandered a considerable portion of his genius on the study of theology, biblical
prophecy, and alchemy. The inability to distinguish the strange but true from the
merely ...

Exploring Protestant Traditions

Author: W. David Buschart
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830875146
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... someone within a particular tradition can hold beliefs and engage in practices
that might seem strange or wrong to those outside that tradition. The theological
beliefs that characterize a tradition are conclusions that one could readily expect,
given the particular historical background and methodological approach of the
tradition. This is not to suggest some kind of theological determinism whereby
any particular group of Christians, given their history and method, have no choice
but to ...

Criteria Of Discernment In Interreligious Dialogue

Author: Catherine Cornille
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874418
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Catherine Cornille Any dialogue between religions involves some degree of
judgment of what is true or false, interesting or banal, valuable or futile, admirable
or repulsive, appealing or strange in the other religion. Such judgments have
been operative consciously or unconsciously, implicitly or explicitly throughout
the history of encounter between religions. They have been manifest in the ways
in which religions have borrowed symbols, teachings, and practices from other
religions, ...

African Traditional Religion In Biblical Perspective

Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966253545
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In biblical perspective, we can accept as real what the traditional African accepts
as real. ... As Olowola observes: "This is one of the major areas where African
traditional beliefs identify more naturally with the biblical worldview than do
Western ideas, where scientific knowledge has often led people to categorise
belief in spiritual powers as ignorant and ... Belief in spirits is exaggerated in folk
religions, but in a biblical worldview, spirits do not dominate and pervade all of
life. The faith ...

Handbook Of Hyper Real Religions

Author: Adam Possamai
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004218815
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The SpiriTual Milieu BaSed on J. r. r. Tolkien'S liTerary MyThology Markus altena
davidsen Introduction The present volume attests to a growing scholarly interest
in new religions that incorporate popular fiction into their beliefs and practices.
Such religions are variously referred to as ... The Church of all Worlds is inspired
by robert a. heinlein's science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961),
but its practice also includes pagan elements. The church has played a major
role in ...

Strange But True

Author: Corrine Kenner
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567182989
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However ridiculous this idea may appear in our age, it does prove that those
learned doctors of the thirteenth century knew of the existence of superworlds
and accepted as true the folklore of their times, of which gnomes, undines, sylphs
and salamanders were a part. Gervase of Tilbury, who ... These citations are
merely a random selection from a vast and fascinating treasure-house of "
submerged tradition" which has yet to be collected and reduced to order. If this is
undertaken the ...

God Bless America

Author: Karen Stollznow
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
ISBN: 1939578086
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Taking a close look at snake handling, new age spirituality, Santeria spells, and satanic rituals, this book offers more than mere armchair research, taking you to an exorcism and a polygamist compound—and allowing you to sit among the ...

Essential Buddhism

Author: Jack Maguire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476761965
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absolute truth, but, rather, a skillful means of pointing to it: "Given that there is
such a diversity even among the Buddhist traditions, we should not have the
impression that there is one homogenous tradition, one definitive path as it were.
Personally, I prefer to ... In any concise summary or limited understanding of a
religious tradition, certain isolated activities are bound to seem strange to people
who have not witnessed or practiced them in their proper context. For example,
people who ...