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Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of by Chris Rodda, William N. Esborn

By Chris Rodda, William N. Esborn

Liars for Jesus debunks some of the historic lies invented and utilized by the Christian nationalist historical past revisionists of their efforts to additional their a long way correct political schedule and wreck the wall of separation among church and country in the US. Liars for Jesus isn't really a booklet approximately faith. it's a historical past ebook, providing and entirely documenting the real tales and ancient proof which are distorted within the "Christian state" pseudo-history promoted by means of the non secular correct.

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The Religious Crisis of the 1960s by Hugh McLeod

By Hugh McLeod

The Nineteen Sixties have been a time of explosive spiritual swap. within the Christian church buildings, it used to be a time of innovation, from the "new theology" and "new morality" of Bishop Robinson to the evangelicalism of the Charismatic move, and of charismatic leaders comparable to Pope John XXIII and Martin Luther King. however it was once additionally a time of quick social and cultural swap while Christianity confronted demanding situations from japanese religions, from Marxism and feminism, and in particular from new "affluent" life. Hugh McLeod tells intimately, utilizing oral historical past, how those routine and conflicts have been skilled in England, yet as the Sixties have been a global phenomenon, he appears at different international locations to boot, specifically the U.S. and France. McLeod explains what occurred to faith within the Nineteen Sixties, why it occurred, and the way the occasions of that decade formed the remainder of the twentieth century.

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Preaching Politics: The Religious Rhetoric of George by Jerome Dean Mahaffey

By Jerome Dean Mahaffey

The 3rd quantity within the experiences in Rhetoric & faith sequence, Preaching Politics strains the marvelous and lasting impression of 1 of yankee history's so much interesting and enigmatic figures--George Whitefield. Jerome Mahaffey explores George Whitefield's function in making a "rhetoric of group" that effectively tested a typical worldview one of several colonial cultures. utilizing a rigorous approach to rhetorical research, Mahaffey cogently argues that George Whitefield directed the evolution of an American collective non secular id that lay beneath the rising political ideology that fueled the yank Revolution.

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Religion and Law: A Dictionary by Christopher Anglim

By Christopher Anglim

This informative, easy-to-use reference paintings covers quite a lot of criminal matters that have an effect on the jobs of faith and legislation in American society. wide A-Z entries supply insurance of key court docket judgements, case reports, thoughts, members, spiritual teams, agencies, and organizations shaping faith and legislation in trendy society.

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The Tupac Amaru Rebellion by Charles F. Walker

By Charles F. Walker

The most important uprising within the background of Spain's American empire--a clash better in territory and dearer in lives than the contemporaneous American Revolution--began as an area rebel opposed to colonial specialists in 1780. As an professional collector of tribute for the imperial crown, José Gabriel Condorcanqui had obvious firsthand what oppressive Spanish rule intended for Peru's Indian inhabitants. Adopting the Inca royal identify Tupac Amaru, he set occasions in movement that may remodel him into Latin America's so much iconic progressive figure.

Tupac Amaru's political goals have been modest in the beginning. He claimed to behave at the Spanish king's behalf, expelling corrupt Spaniards and abolishing laborious taxes. however the uprising turned more and more bloody because it unfold all through Peru and into components of modern day Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. through overdue 1780, Tupac Amaru, his spouse Micaela Bastidas, and their fans had defeated the Spanish in different battles and received keep an eye on over an unlimited territory. because the uprising swept via Indian villages to realize recruits and overthrow the Spanish corregidors, rumors unfold that the Incas had back to reclaim their kingdom.

Charles Walker immerses readers within the rebellion's guerrilla campaigns, propaganda conflict, and brutal acts of retribution. He highlights the significance of Bastidas--the key strategist--and reassesses the function of the Catholic Church within the uprising's dying. The Tupac Amaru uprising examines why a rebel that begun as a multiclass alliance opposed to European-born usurpers degenerated right into a vicious caste war--and left a legacy that maintains to steer South American politics at the present time.

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Political Thought in Islam: A Study in Intellectual by Nelly Lahoud

By Nelly Lahoud

This publication is a examine of political inspiration in Islam from the perspective of the historical past of principles and the relevance of those principles to modern Arabic political discourse. the writer examines using the classical Islamic culture (turath) and its spiritual and philosophical parts by means of the 3 dominant Arabic political discourses: the Islamists, apologists and intellectuals. The booklet analyzes the several assumptions complicated via those discourses and how they suggest to use or restoration the turath within the current. Exploring connections among the medieval Islamic culture and present debates, this book is crucial analyzing for complex scholars and researchers of Islam and political inspiration.

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Political Spirituality in an Age of Eco-Apocalypse: by J. Perkinson

By J. Perkinson

This ebook 'hunts and gathers' throughout various ancient epochs and occasions, juxtaposing biblical fabrics and hip-hop, Christian colonialism and vodou, own adventure and racial politics, poetics and excessive thought. it really is forced via a wish to problem the present drawback of sustainability from the perspective of indigenous groups and deep ancestry. writer James W. Perkinson ably synthesizes fabric from a various variety of fields, together with anarcho-primitivism, bible study, and background of religions with a view to argue for a 'turn to indigeneity.' The book's driver is a deep trouble for humanity's destiny within the face of eco-disasters like weather swap and inhabitants overshoot in addition to the compounding difficulties because of political financial system calamities. Given the transforming into pattern towards a shrink back from institutionalized non secular dedication and towards a extra generalized and post-modern mixture of practices and pursuits mostly styled as 'spiritual,' the paintings proposes 'political spirituality' as a subject for research. through the booklet, Perkinson increases the query: What does it relatively intended to be a man or woman? this question is posed now not basically as a philosophical inquiry or existential musing, yet as a private and political conundrum coming up from the overpowering crises now engulfing our worldwide fact. The booklet constitutes a poetic 'walk approximately' throughout rather various old epochs and disparate contexts. Creatively foraging for indigenous stories and rebel energies to aid us stay and cope in our glossy nation of unsustainability, the paintings goals to re-animate love of the wild and 'interspecies listening' for the sake of survival. The textual content articulates a deep suspicion towards our starting to be fascination with one of those 'techno-messianism,' whereas still exploring a few of the inventive thoughts and meanings rising from industrialization and digitalization.

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The expansion of tolerance : religion in Dutch Brazil by Jonathan Israel, Stuart Schwartz, Michiel van Groesen

By Jonathan Israel, Stuart Schwartz, Michiel van Groesen

Of all of the ecu powers, the Dutch have been thought of the main tolerant of minority spiritual practices of their colonies. In The growth of Tolerance, a couple of historians examines this strange sensitivity on the subject of the seventeenth-century Dutch colonies of Brazil. 

Jonathan Israel demonstrates that non secular tolerance less than Dutch rule in Brazil was once exceptional. Catholics and Jews coexisted peacefully with the Protestant majority and have been allowed freedom of judgment of right and wrong and unfettered inner most worship. Stuart Schwartz then considers the Dutch instance in mild of the Portuguese colonies in Brazil, revealing that the Portuguese have been unusually tolerant as well. 

This collaboration could be of curiosity to someone learning colonial heritage or the background of non secular tolerance.

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