Author : Mariya Lesiv
Genre : History
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN : 9780773542624
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How socio-political turmoil has inspired a new religious movement based on the imagined past.

Author : Mariya Lesiv
Genre : History
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN : 9780773589650
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As Ukraine struggles to find its national identity, modern Ukrainian Pagans offer an alternative vision of the Ukrainian nation. Drawing inspiration from the spiritual life of past millennia, they strive to return to the pre-Christian roots of their ancestors. Since Christianity dominates the spiritual discourse in Ukraine, Pagans are marginalized, and their ideas are perceived as radical. In The Return of Ancestral Gods, Mariya Lesiv explores Pagan beliefs and practices in Ukraine and amongst the North American Ukrainian diaspora. Drawing on intensive fieldwork, archival documents, and published sources not available in English, she allows the voices of Pagans to be heard. Paganism in Slavic countries is heavily charged with ethno-nationalist politics, and previous scholarship has mainly focused on this aspect. Lesiv finds it important to consider not only how Paganism is preached but also the way that it is understood on a private level. She shows that many Ukrainians embrace Paganism because of its aesthetic aspects rather than its associated politics and discusses the role that aesthetics may play in the further development of Ukrainian Paganism. Paganism in Eastern Europe remains underrepresented within Pagan studies, and this work helps to fill that gap. Extensive comparative references to various forms of Western Paganism allows English-speaking readers to better understand the world of Ukrainian Pagans.

Author : Jacob K. Olupona
Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199790586
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This book connects traditional religions to the thriving religious activity in Africa today.

Author : Kong WuHeng
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Funstory
ISBN : 9781647361099
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Xiao Fan, once a peak king, had to pretend to be a fool for five years in order to protect himself after an accident. In these five years, he has been searching for a new cultivation method. When he found it, he would no longer pretend to be a fool Instead, they re-entered the eyes of everyone and began to return to the peak. ☆About the Author☆ Kong Wuhen, excellent online novelist. His novels are mainly fantasy, and the heroes are brave and enthusiastic. These characteristics are also widely accepted and loved by everyone.

Author : Diarmuid Ó Murchú
Genre : Religion
Publisher :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131799244
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".....It's the story of the human race and God's unfailing presence. ...." "This fascinating account of humankind, from our beginnings in Africa seven million years ago to the present, blends history, anthropology, and spirituality to demonstrate that god has been and always will be with us. ...[from back cover]

Author : Si Chen
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Funstory
ISBN : 9781649354228
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Was the original world really an illusion? He continued the fate from a thousand years ago. For the sake of his beloved woman, he once again threw himself into the world of blood and slaughter. When he brandished his butcher's knife for his only friend, he suddenly discovered that the world had changed drastically! In the Primal Chaos Great World, there was killing on the path of martial arts. Nine cities were established, and the divine artifacts were divided into one. The legendary Great Dao of Martial Arts was something that he could not find. Who knew that he would suddenly look back and see it in his heart! What new strength would accompany it ...

Author : Anh Q. Tran
Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190677602
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This is the first translation in English of the anonymously authored 1752 manuscript Tam Gi?o Chu Vong (The Errors of the Three Religions). Structured as a dialogue between a Christian priest and a Confucian, this work paints a rich picture of the three traditional Vietnamese religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism.

Author : Christopher Douglas
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Cornell University Press
ISBN : 9781501703539
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The rise of the Christian Right took many writers and literary critics by surprise, trained as we were to think that religions waned as societies became modern. In If God Meant to Interfere, Christopher Douglas shows that American writers struggled to understand and respond to this new social and political force. Religiously inflected literature since the 1970s must be understood in the context of this unforeseen resurgence of conservative Christianity, he argues, a resurgence that realigned the literary and cultural fields. Among the writers Douglas considers are Marilynne Robinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, N. Scott Momaday, Gloria Anzaldúa, Philip Roth, Carl Sagan, and Dan Brown. Their fictions engaged a wide range of topics: religious conspiracies, faith and wonder, slavery and imperialism, evolution and extraterrestrial contact, alternate histories and ancestral spiritualities. But this is only part of the story. Liberal-leaning literary writers responding to the resurgence were sometimes confused by the Christian Right's strange entanglement with the contemporary paradigms of multiculturalism and postmodernism —leading to complex emergent phenomena that Douglas terms "Christian multiculturalism" and “Christian postmodernism.” Ultimately, If God Meant to Interfere shows the value of listening to our literature for its sometimes subterranean attention to the religious and social upheavals going on around it.

Author : Kong WuHeng
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Funstory
ISBN : 9781647361075
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Xiao Fan, once a peak king, had to pretend to be a fool for five years in order to protect himself after an accident. In these five years, he has been searching for a new cultivation method. When he found it, he would no longer pretend to be a fool Instead, they re-entered the eyes of everyone and began to return to the peak. ☆About the Author☆ Kong Wuhen, excellent online novelist. His novels are mainly fantasy, and the heroes are brave and enthusiastic. These characteristics are also widely accepted and loved by everyone.

Author : Janet Epp Buckingham
Genre : Law
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN : 9780773590694
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From before Confederation to the present day, religion has been one of the most contentious issues in Canadian public life. In Fighting over God, Janet Buckingham surveys a vast array of religious conflicts, exploring both their political aspects and the court cases that were part of their resolution. While topics such as the Manitoba Schools Crisis and debates about Sunday shopping are familiar territory, Buckingham focuses on lesser-known conflicts such as those over the education of Doukhobor and Mennonite children and the banning of the Jehovah's Witness religion under the Defence of Canada Regulations during the Second World War. Subjects are explored thematically with chapters on the history of religious broadcasting, education, freedom of expression, religious practices, marriage and family, and religious institutions. Contentious issues about religious accommodation are not going away. Fighting over God cites over six hundred legal cases, across nearly four centuries, to provide a rich context for the ongoing social debate about the place of religion in our increasingly secular society.