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The Gods of Olympus: A History

Barbara Graziosi · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present dayThe gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just...
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The Church of Mercy

Pope Francis · Loyola Press
Format: Hardcover

"A magnificent book, bursting with profound spiritual insights, from a man who has quickly become one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time." --James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A PilgrimageIn the year since he was elected, Pope Francis's simple message of mercy,...
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Jonathan Edwards: Writings from the Great Awakening

Jonathan Edwards · Library of America
Format: Print book

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is recognized today as a great theologian and philosopher. The historian Perry Miller has called him “one of America’s five or six major artists,” a writer possessed of “an intelligence which, as much as Emerson’s, Melville’s,...
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Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life

Joel Osteen · FaithWords
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives. God created us to leave our marks on our generations. Every person has seeds of greatness planted within by the Creator. When life weighs upon us, pushing us down, limiting our thinking, labeling us in negative...
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Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism As We Know It

Burton L Visotzky · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Hard to believe but true:

- The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet
- The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers
- Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas
- Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews
- Zeus-Helios...

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

ROBERT WRIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller
From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.

Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how...
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A History of Judaism

MARTIN GOODMAN · Princeton University Press
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia

Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A...

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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Natalie Goldberg · Shambala
Pages: 198
Format: Print book



The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty.

With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively. She offers suggestions, encouragement, and solid advice on many...
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