By Ann Moura
The writer of the preferred eco-friendly Witchcraft sequence offers her own ebook of Shadows, designed so that you can use simply as she makes use of it-as a operating advisor to ritual, spells, and divination. This ready-made, actual grimoire is predicated on family members culture and genuine magical event, and is well adaptable to any culture of Witchcraft.
Grimoire for the golf green Witch bargains a treasury of magical info- rituals for Esbats and Sabbats, correspondences, circle-casting suggestions, sigils, symbols, recitations, spells, teas, oils, baths, and divinations. each element of Craft perform is addressed, from the in basic terms magical to the in my view religious. It is a distillation of eco-friendly perform, with room for progress and new inspiration.
2004 COVR AWARD 1ST RUNNER-UP
By Alemayehu Mekonnen,Tibebe Eshete
As someone of African foundation and now a US citizen, Mekonnen used to be in a position to see realities objectively within the eyes of an African and American. This booklet explores the parable and fact of Western, japanese, and African dictators' position within the heritage of Africa.
"Alex Mekonnen has written a wide-ranging and impressive survey of African realities, previous and current. whereas frankly admitting the hazards and problems the continent faces, he additionally bargains wish within the kind of utilizing the Jewish and Christian prophetic culture to a quarter that turns out so splendid for it. A bold exploration of the assumption of the dominion of God within the modern world."
--Philip Jenkins, uncommon Professor of heritage, Institute for reports of Religion,
"Building on an African centrist appreciation of the ancient views, this learn effectively analyzes Africa/West kin from each viewpoint. Readers will examine a lot approximately complicated civilizations in Africa and the tragedies of inner and exterior (no longer basically Western, yet now predominantly from China) forces that again and again have introduced the continent's population unbelievable soreness. chiefly, I delight in the author's information that any answer is to be present in the area of the human middle and the query of religion. learn this paintings to appreciate the geopolitics of the trendy global and the serious position of Christianity."
--Rick Hess, Professor of previous testomony, Denver Seminary
"Alemayehu Mekonnen's amazing booklet on Africa is informative, severe, convicting, and thought-provoking for an individual who cares approximately humanity. for hundreds of years, mental, monetary, social, and cultural injustices were heaped on Africans via inner and exterior powers. Mekonnen exhibits how, in the middle of chaos and turmoil, Africans have effectively contributed significant thoughts within the fields of economic climate, technological know-how, medication, philosophy, structure, arithmetic, know-how, literature, the humanities, and theology. With honest optimism, Mekonnen issues to the true resolution for Africans--"the crucified Christ [who] has strength to remodel melancholy into triumph." A must-read via all critical Christians."
--Hélène Dallaire, Professor of previous testomony, Denver Seminary
Alemayehu Mekonnen is affiliate Professor of Missions at Denver Seminary and holds a PhD in Intercultural reviews and MA in Missions, and MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He additionally has MA in CCC from AGTS. From 1997-2007, he labored with the Evangelical unfastened Church of the United States foreign project (now known as succeed in Global). He additionally taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate tuition of Theology (now referred to as African foreign University). Mekonnen has released 3 books in Amharic language, Culture swap in Ethiopia (2013), and coauthored one e-book in English.
By Jon Butler
By John Courtney Murray S.J.,Peter Augustine Lawler
From the recent advent by means of Peter Lawler:
The Jesuit John Courtney Murray (1904-67) used to be, in his time, most likely the simplest recognized and most generally revered American Catholic author at the dating among Catholic philosophy and theology and his country's political existence. The highpoint of his effect was once the ebook of We carry those Truths within the similar yr as an election of our country's first Catholic president. these occasions have been celebrated by means of a Time hide tale (December 12, 1960) on Murray's paintings and impression. The story's writer, Protestant Douglas Auchincloss, stated that it used to be "The so much relentlessly highbrow disguise tale i have done." His amazingly huge ranging and dense—if no longer altogether accurate—account of Murray's proposal was once topped with a sensible and pointed end: "If a person may also help U.S. Catholics and their non-Catholic countrymen towards the confrontation that precedes understanding—John Courtney Murray can."
. . . Murray's paintings, in fact, is handled with nice admire and has had massive impression, yet now it is time to start to consider him as considered one of America's only a few real political philosophers. His disarmingly lucid and available prose has brought on his booklet to be greatly pointed out and celebrated, however it nonetheless isn't really good understood. it really is either praised and blamed for reconciling Catholic religion with the elemental premises of yankee political existence. it really is praised by means of liberals for paving the way in which for Vatican II's include of the yankee suggestion of non secular liberty, and it is
By Richard K. Payne,Michael Witzel
Despite this old and cultural diversity, the homa keeps an identifiable cohesion of symbolism and formality shape. Homa Variations is the 1st quantity to supply a chain of specified experiences of various homa kinds. This choice of essays presents an realizing of the historical past of the homa from its inception as much as its use within the current. The e-book additionally covers homa perform all through quite a lot of non secular cultures, from India and Nepal to Tibet, China, and Japan. The theoretical concentration of the gathering is the learn of formality swap over lengthy classes of time, and around the barriers of spiritual cultures. The identifiable harmony of the homa makes it possible for a nearly exact chance to check ritual switch with one of these extensive perspective.
By Peter W. Edge
By Ittai Weinryb
The members to this comparative examine learn ex votos throughout quite a number destinations and time sessions, together with the classical Mediterranean global, medieval Europe, the interval of the Catholic Reform, and directly to Mexico, Shinto and Buddhist Japan, and Muslim Iran. Voluminous and various, Ex Voto will charm in a variety of fields, together with historical past, faith, and anthropology.
By Lex Bayer,John Figdor
By Lucinda Mosher
In Belonging Lucinda Mosher explores the vocabulary of America's many faiths, the theologies and rituals that create a feeling of belonging, and the way those religions deal with life's stages--welcoming infants, rites of passage for young people, initiation, and conversion.
Interwoven with interviews and private tales, Belonging is meant for interfaith schooling of every kind. a short consultant to every faith, a word list, and prompt examining are included.
By Kit W. Wesler