Gay Is Ok! A Christian Perspective by Ngeo Boon Lin
The author, as a Christian theologian and a pastor, provides a concise and yet profound analysis, as well as alternative scriptural interpretations of historical criticism of the story of Sodom in Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Timothy 1:9-10. According to the author, these are the biblical verses that have been wrongly employed and misused by many Christians to condemn gays and lesbians, and argues forcefully that gay is ok and that Christian churches should embrace LGBT people.
Mind Is Your Business; Body The Greatest Gadget by Sadhguru
For most people, the mind seems to be an unruly cacophony, attempting to grasp and shape everything which falls in its purview. In Mind Is Your Business, Sadhguru, a yogi and profound mystic, explains that only if we make it "our business" to transform this uncoordinated mess into a well-coordinated symphony, will we be able to use the mind, rather than be used by it, and introduces many concepts for how we can do so.
Madman's Jholi: In Dialogue With God-Intoxicated Soul by Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath
Can a person lead a normal worldly life and be a jivanmukta? How can a seeker overcome the obstacles in his practice? How is a mantra fulfilled? These are a few of the questions that are answered in this unique dialogue of the realized master Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath. From Kundalini to Jnana, no aspect of spiritual life is left untouched.
Three Truths Of Well Being: Empower Your Body, Mind And Energy For Joyful Living (With Dvd) by Sadhguru
What does it take to live in well being? To be in an abiding state of health, peace, love? In his first-ever self-help book, Sadhguru, a profound mystic of our times, offers his characteristically pragmatic wisdom for a life of joy and fulfillment: Don't route your joy through heaven. Access happiness for yourself -- right here, right now. Starting with three basic dimensions of the self -- Body, Mind and Energy - Sadhguru introduces us to simple techniques to realign and transform them into a life of sparkling aliveness. From the ideal approach to food and sleep to the profound secrets of the human spine, from the role of sex and desire to the deepest meaning of love and morality, from the significance of physical postures and psychological attitudes to the notion of authentic spiritual illumination -- this book guides us on all this and more. Peppered with personal anecdotes, practical tips, and do-it-yourself exercises, the book is accompanied by a DVD with instructions for Isha Kriya. Garnished richly with Sadhguru's inimitable wit, it is a must have for anyone committed to becoming fully human.
Science, Spirituality And The Nature Of Reality by T.D. Singh; Roger Penrose
Since antiquity, many prominent thinkers have attempted to unveil the nature of reality. Can a combined effort of science and spirituality help to delve deeper into the nature of reality? This unique dialogue between Dr. T. D. Singh and Sir Roger Penrose, reflecting on a wide range of topics from consciousness to cosmology and from scientific mystery to mathematical beauty, will provide readers with useful insights in their quest for the ultimate reality.
Life, Matter And Their Interactions by T.D. Singh
Has life evolved from matter, or is it fundamentally different from matter? The author, T. D. Singh closely examines life, matter and their interactions, and presents an alternative view of life beyond molecules, based on ancient Vedantic texts.
God Is A Person: Reflections Of Two Nobel Laureates by T.D. Singh
Are God and His personality mere imagination of the human mind, or does God really exist with divine attributes? Two classic dialogues with Nobel Laureates, Dr. Charles Townes and Dr. William Phillips.
Seven Nobel Laureates On Science And Spirituality by T.D. Singh (Ed.)
This book is a pioneering effort to bring together several Nobel Laureates in a single publication to discuss science and spirituality. It offers two dialogues and five essays by seven Nobel Laureates.
Towards A Culture Of Harmony And Peace by T.D. Singh (Ed.)
The Delhi Peace Summit of December 2003 was organised with the support of the Council for the Partnership of the World's Religions. Here is a selection of the messages received or given at the Summit plus some invited contributions. After an introduction by Desmond Tutu, world leaders of organised peace efforts plus some 40 people of many backgrounds explain their own views on ways of promoting peace throughout the world.
Islamic Law And The Law Of Armed Conflict: The Armed Conflict In Pakistan by Shah, Niaz A.
This volume demonstrates how international law can be applied in Muslim states in a way that is compatible with Islamic law. Within this broader framework of compatible application, Niaz A. Shah argues that the Islamic law of qital (i.e. armed conflict) and the law of armed conflict are compatible with each other and that the former can complement the latter at national and regional levels. Shah identifies grey areas in the Islamic law of qital and argues for their expansion and clarification. Shah also calls for new rules to be developed to cover what he calls the blind spots in the Islamic law of qital. He shows how Islamic law and the law of armed conflict could contribute to each other in certain areas, such as, the law of occupation; air and naval warfare; and the use of modern weaponry. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of international law, Islamic law, international relations, security studies and south-east Asian studies.
Islam In The Modern World by Kenney, Jeffrey; Ebrahim Moosa (Eds.)
This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. It provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam in the three majority-Muslim regions traces the connections between traditional Islamic institutions and concerns, and their modern manifestations and transformations. How are medieval ideas, policies and practices refashioned to address modern circumstances investigates new themes and trends that are shaping the modern Muslim experience such as gender, fundamentalism, the media and secularisation offers case studies of Muslims and Islam in dynamic interaction with different societies.
Critical Muslim 07: Muslim Archipelago by Sardar, Ziauddin; Robin Yassin-Kassab (Eds.)
In this issue, Merryl Wyn Davies unravels the paradox that is Malaysia and Indonesia, Ziauddin Sardar reads the history of Kuala Lumpur from the window of his apartment, Carool Kersten engages with a string of Indonesian intellectuals, Nazry Bahrawi reads some classic Southeast Asian texts, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat dissects a Malaysian demigod, Andre Vltchek thinks Indonesian Islam is anything but 'tolerant' and 'moderate', Shanon Shah dabbles with Malay magic, Rossie Indira laments the loss of classical Indonesian music, Jo Kukathas weeps at the emergence of religious intolerance in Malaysia, Linda Christanty ponders the genealogy of her (Muslim) name, and Vinay Lal questions Malaysia's claims to be a genuinely pluralistic society.
New Analects, The: Confucius Reconstructed - A Modern Reader by Qian Ning
This is the first time that both the logic and profundity of Confucian theory has sprung so directly from the text. Without the loss or addition of a single character the "New Analects" display an appearance that is utterly different from that of the past--the arguments are fresh, the themes coherent, the ideas clearly differentiated and the exposition lucid. The author believes that Confucius, in his old age, was prevented from editing his sayings into a coherent whole because of the early death of his favorite pupil and that "The Analects" remained an unsorted collection of lecture notes. The result has been to present Confucian thought in a haphazard way that he believes has left generations of Western scholars with the impression that "The Analects" are illogical and lack profundity. The author has reconstructed and rearranged the text thematically and distinguishes between what Confucius himself said and what his pupils said. He has also added a commentary which vividly illustrates the philosophical strands of thought that go to make up Confucianism as a whole.
Zangdok Palri: The Lotus Light Palace Of Guru Rinpoche by
Zangdok Palri, the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, is the manifestation of the celestial paradise of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava, the "Second Buddha" of Tibetan Buddhism and great tantric master who brought Buddhism from India to Tibet. This book compiles various visions of the pure land of Znagdok Palri as depicted in exquisite wall paintings from ancient historic temples in Bhutan, thankas from private collections, and various spiritual texts. The book features an in-depth explanation of Zangdok Palri and a detailed study of Zangdok Palri's wall painting and thangkas in Bhutan. The rich texts are complemented by over 400 awe-inspiring photographs.
Zen Masters Of Japan: The Second Step East by Mcdaniel, Richard Bryan
Zen Masters of Japan is the second book in a series that traces Zen's profoundly historic journey as it spread eastward from China and Japan, toward the United States. Following Zen Masters of China, this book concentrates on Zen's significant passage through Japan. More specifically, it describes the lineage of the great teachers, the Pioneers who set out to enlighten an island ready for an inner transformation based on compassionate awareness.
Buddhism Plain And Simple: The Practice Of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day by Hagen, Steven
This plain and practical exposition of Buddhism and the teachings of the Buddha is by an established US zen priest and teacher. Here are the 2500 year-old essentials without embroidery or cultural trappings.
Mission, Memory And Communion : Documenting World Christianity In The Twenty-First Century by Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu; Marek A. Rostkowski
This book, written by fifteen key interpreters of present-day Christianity from a wide spectrum of tradition, professional training and experience across the globe, examines documenting.
Christian Mission And The Test Of Discipleship: The Princeton Lectures, 1970 by Coe, Shoki; Michael Nai-Chiu Poon (Ed.)
Shoki Coe’s lectures on mission, published here for the first time since it was delivered in Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970, introduce a new generation of Asian Christians to Shoki Coe, the father of contextualizing theology. Coe delivered his Students’ Lectures on Mission at a critical turning point in his intellectual development and in the turbulent nation-building history in Asia.
The three lectures, “Text and Context in Missions,” “Missio Dei” and “Christian Mission in the Context of Asian Nation Building,” transcribed and edited here, underline the key role that the Asia Pacific plays in world Christianity. They also shed light to Coe’s train of thoughts that led to the birth of contextualising theology.
To place Coe’s lectures within the wider canvass of Asian theological development, this book includes one of Coe’s most important essays “My Political Involvement,” a tribute by the leading Asian ethnomusicologist Loh I-to, and Michael Poon’s introductory essay on “Shoki Coe and the Rise of Asia Pacific Christianity.”
“The present crisis in mission is due largely to the fact that we have come to the end of an era and the beginning of another, in the history of both of the church and of the world. It is at this critical point of transition that the question of self-identity and self-identification, the question of faithfulness and the question of relevance of missions have to be raised.”
Issues Of Law And Justice In Singapore: Some Christian Reflections by Koh, Daniel (Ed.); Kiem-Kiok Kwa (Ed.)
This book is an attempt at putting together in one accessible volume what some Singapore Christians think about matters of law and justice in their own country. It is the first volume in the CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series.
The writers share the same concern about Christians being the light and salt in the world. Christians can make meaningful contribution to public discussion on matters which affect the common good. Justice properly understood is justice for all even if it is informed by the Christian faith. That is why Christians who love God and their neighbours are interested in issues of law and justice.
While the book is primarily written for Christians, it may be of interest to the wider readership. Readers will be able to identify some common interests, and gain further understanding of how thoughtful Christians have sought to contribute to developing a wholesome social vision, "based on justice and equality", for a multi-racial, multi-religious society.
Trackless Paths by Chiang, Joshua
Joshua Chiang breathes new life into some of the wisest words ever spoken with an enthralling menagerie of animal characters created especially for this collection. Each illustration is rendered in a pencil-and-digital watercolor style, and paired with a saying or an excerpt from writings by sages and literary figures.