Angels for Beginners: Understand & Connect with Divine Guides & Guardians by Richard Webster Requirements: .ePUB reader, 716 KB Overview: Discover how to connect to divine guides and guardians, from archangels to specialist angels of healing and abundance. World-renowned author Richard Webster shows you how angels have helped people throughout history and provides simple ways you can apply those lessons to your own life.
You don’t have to follow any particular spiritual path to communicate with and understand angels. They work for people of different faiths and backgrounds all around the world, and sometimes they come to you in unexpected ways. Learn how to identify the signs and symbols they send, explore ways to work with the angelic realms, and enjoy fascinating and heartwarming stories of angelic visitations. With this book’s help, you’ll receive many amazing messages and lead a sacred life. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The Gospel of Joy by Stopford A. Brooke Requirements: .ePUB reader, 292 KB Overview: “The Gospel of Joy” indicates by its title the prevailing temper of the sermons the volume contains. Mr. Stopford A. Brooke has, in unusual degree, the essential characteristic of a good preacher — unwavering belief. When this is united, as in his case, to a liberal creed and to insight and taste, it preeminently fits the preacher for persuasive discourse.
He descends to the sluggish or distrustful listener from an altitude of invincible faith. One might offer this criticism—that the author more frequently awakens spiritual emotion and brings it to life, than so interprets life as to make it the direct occasion and support of spiritual emotion. We need, as far as possible, to turn to those lines of action which call out and interweave the thoughts and feelings in the most self-sustained and living products. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
John Calvin’s Commentaries On The Psalms 36 – 66 by John Calvin Requirements: .ePUB reader, 702 KB Overview: Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Hope Unseen by Scotty Smiley, Doug Crandall Requirements: .ePUB reader, 729 KB Overview: The inspiring, unflinching true story of “blind” faith, as Major Scotty Smiley awakes in a hospital bed and realizes his world is permanently dark he must stretch his faith like never before. Courageous, heartfelt, and honest, Hope Unseen challenges readers to question their doubts, not their beliefs, and depend upon God no matter what.
A nervous glance from a man in a parked car. Muted instincts from a soldier on patrol. Violent destruction followed by total darkness. Two weeks later, Scotty Smiley woke up in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, helpless . . . and blind.
Blindness became Scotty’s journey of supreme testing. As he lay helpless in the hospital, Captain Smiley resented the theft of his dreams—becoming a CEO, a Delta Force operator, or a four-star general. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The 108 Upanishads: An Introduction by Roshen Dalal Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.1 MB Overview: This book is a thoroughly researched primer on the 108 Upanishads, philosophical treatises that form a part of the Vedas, the revered Hindu texts. These Upanishads contain the most crystallized bits of wisdom gleaned from Hinduism. Professor Dalal explains the concepts at the core of each Upanishad clearly and lucidly. Moreover, her vast, diverse philosophical and theological readings add priceless scholarly context, making this volume indispensable for students of religious studies. Genre:Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology by William Lane Craig, Quentin Smith Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.3 Mb Overview: Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called “the Big Bang.” The question of whether Big Bang cosmology supports theism or atheism has long been a matter of discussion among the general public and in popular science books, but has received scant attention from philosophers. This book sets out to fill this gap by means of a sustained debate between two philosophers, William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith, who defend opposing positions. Craig argues that the Big Bang that began the universe was created by God, while Smith argues that the Big Bang has no cause. Alternating chapters by the two philosophers criticize and attempt to refute preceding arguments. Their arguments are based on Einstein’s theory of relativity and include a discussion of the new quantum cosmology recently developed by Stephen Hawking and popularized in A Brief History of Time. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy (Routledge Philosophy Companions) by Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.0 MB Overview: Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others. Shakespeare’s plays and poems address subjects including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. They also raise major philosophical questions about the nature of theatre, literature, tragedy, representation and fiction. The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy is the first major guide and reference source to Shakespeare and philosophy. It examines the following important topics: Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
What roles can be played in an approach to Shakespeare by drawing on philosophical frameworks and the work of philosophers? What can philosophical theories of meaning and communication show about the dynamics of Shakespearean interactions and vice versa? How are notions such as political and social obligation, justice, equality, love, agency and the ethics of interpersonal relationships demonstrated in Shakespeare’s works? What do the plays and poems invite us to say about the nature of knowledge, belief, doubt, deception and epistemic responsibility? How can the ways in which Shakespeare’s characters behave illuminate existential issues concerning meaning, absurdity, death and nothingness? What might Shakespeare’s characters and their actions show about the nature of the self, the mind and the identity of individuals? How can Shakespeare’s works inform philosophical approaches to notions such as beauty, humour, horror and tragedy? How do Shakespeare’s works illuminate philosophical questions about the nature of fiction, the attitudes and expectations involved in engagement with theatre, and the role of acting and actors in creating representations? The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy is essential reading for students and researchers in aesthetics, philosophy of literature and philosophy of theatre, as well as those exploring Shakespeare in disciplines such as literature and theatre and drama studies. It is also relevant reading for those in areas of philosophy such as ethics, epistemology and philosophy of language.
A Time for Critique (New Directions in Critical Theory) by Didier Fassin, Bernard E. Harcourt Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.1 MB Overview: In a world of political upheaval, rising inequality, catastrophic climate change, and widespread doubt of even the most authoritative sources of information, is there a place for critique?
This book calls for a systematic reappraisal of critical thinking―its assumptions, its practices, its genealogy, its predicament―following the principle that critique can only start with self-critique.
In A Time for Critique, Didier Fassin, Bernard E. Harcourt, and a group of eminent political theorists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, and literary and legal scholars reflect on the multiplying contexts and forms of critical discourse and on the social actors and social movements engaged in them. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The Political Morality of the Late Scholastics: Civic Life, War and Conscience by Daniel Schwartz Requirements: .PDF reader, 3 MB Overview: The late scholastics, writing in the Baroque and Early Modern periods, discussed a wide variety of moral questions relating to political life in times of both peace and war. Is it ever permissible to bribe voters? Can tax evasion be morally justified? What are the moral duties of artists? Is it acceptable to fight in a war one believes to be unjust? May we surrender innocents to the enemy if it is necessary to save the state? These questions are no less relevant for philosophers and politicians today than they were for late scholastic thinkers. By bringing into play the opinions and arguments of numerous authors, many of them little known or entirely forgotten, this book is the first to provide an in-depth treatment of the dynamic and controversial nature of late scholastic applied moral thinking which demonstrates its richness and diversity. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Friendship and Virtue Ethics in the Book of Job by Patricia Vesely Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.0 MB Overview: For classical philosophers, friendship was a serious topic of ethical reflection, yet in contemporary discussions on ethics, this subject is largely absent. Drawing upon Aristotelian ethics based on virtue, Patricia Vesely examines friendship as a moral category in the Book of Job, illuminating those virtues, motivations, and perceptions that this relationship entails. She argues that for Job, the virtues of loyalty, compassion, courage, humility, honesty, hospitality, and practical wisdom are essential to a relationship of friendship. These traits of character are most fully embodied in actions of advocacy. In addition to a detailed examination of friendship in the Book of Job, Vesely addresses topics such as the contribution of virtue to human flourishing, the role of tragic literature in moral formation, friendship in Hellenistic and biblical contexts, and ethics in heroic societies. Her book brings together topics spanning philosophy, ethics, and biblical studies, yielding a work that will appeal to a broad range of audiences. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy