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Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of atheists and the hatred of fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton—individuals of faith who brought religion and culture together in their own works. Wolpe takes readers through the origins and nature of faith, the role of the Bible in modern life, and the compatibility of God and science, concluding with a powerful argument for the place of God, faith, and religion in today's world.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2009-10-06
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780061982477

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In More God, Less Crime Byron R. Johnson, a leading authority on both the scientific study of religion and criminal justice, proves that religion can be a powerful antidote to crime. The criminal justice system is disastrously broken, and despite research showing the benefits of including faith-based solutions in crime prevention policies, many experts are reluctant to include such measures in their recommendations. This book draws on the latest research to make a clear case that any effective crime fighting policy must include government and faith-based efforts in partnership.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Byron Johnson
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
Release: 2011-05
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781599473734

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Each volume includes thirteen small-group sessions for use with young adults.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Abingdon Press
Publisher:
Release: 2006-04
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 0687493706

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The author explores the role of faith in contemporary society, drawing on her life experiences and her in-depth conversations with such figures as Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2008-01-29
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 0143113186

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Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the sociology of religion field.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Michael O. Emerson
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-01-08
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317344506

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In a day in which Christians too often reduce faith to mere sentimentality and atheists decry it as superstitious nonsense, Fr. Kerry Walters offers a series of reflections intended to show that, indeed, faith matters. Drawn from his popular weekly newspaper column “Faith Matters,” these short meditations explore Christian faith from the perspectives of doctrine, spirituality, ethics, politics, art and science, the saints, and the holy seasons that mark the Christian year and set the rhythm of Christian living.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Kerry Walters
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2019-06-17
File: 226 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532670374

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In this Enhanced eBook edition, Philip Yancey is featured in exclusive videos, offering insight into the stories and people he has encountered along the way. Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution. At each of the 10 places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. WHAT GOOD IS GOD? tells the story of Philips journey--the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves. Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: FaithWords
Release: 2011-01-26
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780892968398

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"All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming introduction beckoning readers into the heart of this venerable and enduring religion.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release: 1995-09-15
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466828575

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Each world faith tradition has its own distinctive relationship with science, and the science-religion dialogue benefits from a greater awareness of what this relationship is. In this book, members of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) offer international and multi-faith perspectives on how new discoveries in science are met with insights regarding spiritual realities.The essays reflect the conviction that “religion and science each proceed best when they’re pursued in dialogue with each other, and also that our fragmented and divided world would benefit more from a stronger dialogue between science and religion.” In Part One, George F. R. Ellis, John C. Polkinghorne, and Holmes Rolston III, each a Templeton Prize winner, discuss their views on why the science and religion dialogue matters. They are joined in Part Two by distinguished theologians Fraser Watts and Philip Clayton, who place the dialogue in an international context; John Polkinghorne’s inaugural address to the ISSR in 2002 is also included. In Part Three, five members of the ISSR look at the distinctive relationships of their faiths to science: •Carl Feit on Judaism •Munawar Anees on Islam •B.V. Subbarayappa on Hinduism •Trinh Xuan Thuan on Buddhism •Heup Young Kim on Asian Christianity George Ellis, the recently elected second president of ISSR, summarizes the contributions of his colleagues. Ronald Cole-Turner then concludes the book with a discussion of the future of the science and religion dialogue.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Fraser Watts
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
Release: 2006-10-01
File: 158 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781599471037

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In a day in which Christians too often reduce faith to mere sentimentality and atheists decry it as superstitious nonsense, Fr. Kerry Walters offers a series of reflections intended to show that, indeed, faith matters. Drawn from his popular weekly newspaper column "Faith Matters," these short meditations explore Christian faith from the perspectives of doctrine, spirituality, ethics, politics, art and science, the saints, and the holy seasons that mark the Christian year and set the rhythm of Christian living.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Kerry Walters
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2019-06-17
File: 226 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532670398

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