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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

by David Hume Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's existence....


The Religion of The Chinese

by J. J. M. de Groot Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

J. J. M. (Jan Jakob Maria) de Groot, Ph.D., (1854-1921) was a Dutch Sinologist and historian of religion. In this scholarly book published in 1910, he details the history, rituals, and beliefs of the major traditional...


A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Leo Tolstoy wrote this short meditation on sadness and the meaning of life when he was middle aged. He had already completed his masterworks, Anna Karenina and War and Peace, reared fourteen children, and gained...


The Religion of Nature Delineated

by William Wollaston Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Wollaston attempts to determine what rules for the conduct of life (that is, what religion) a conscientious and penetrating observer might derive simply from reasoning about the facts of the world around him,...


Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History

by A.W.H. Bates Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores the social history of the anti-vivisection movement in Britain from its nineteenth-century beginnings until the 1960s. It discusses the ethical...


Hindu Pluralism

by Elaine M. Fisher University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term “sectarianism,”...


The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents

by Trinidad Rico (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices...


Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia

by Knut Rio (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access book presents fresh ethnographic work from the regions of Africa and Melanesia—where the popularity of charismatic Christianity can be linked to a revival and transformation of witchcraft....


Essays in Anarchism and Religion

by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Anarchism and religion have historically had an uneasy relationship. Indeed, representatives of both sides have regularly insisted on the fundamental incompatibility of anarchist and religious ideas and practices....


The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust

by Zohar Segev De Gruyter (January 30, 2018)

Drawing on hitherto neglected archival materials, Zohar Segev sheds new light on the policy of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) during the Holocaust. Contrary to popular belief, he can show that there was an...


Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels

by Christina Zanfagna University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration,...


Dante and Aquinas

by Christopher Ryan Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

Christopher Ryan's study of Dante and Aquinas, touching on issues of nature and grace, of explicit and implicit faith, and of desire and destiny, is intended to mark the difference between them in key areas...


A Vietnamese Moses

by George E. Dutton University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

A Vietnamese Moses is the story of Philiphê Bình, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to the Portuguese court in Lisbon to persuade its ruler to appoint a bishop for his community...


Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion

by J.D.Y. Peel Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical...