By Alexander Drake
During this booklet, the writer explores the query of even if religions have been invented via people or given to us by means of another capacity. it's a clinical examine how old people made experience of the realm and the phenomena they encountered round them.
In the earlier, arguments opposed to the lifestyles of gods have quite often are available in the shape of medical inquiries that try and express there's no proof for his or her life. the discovery of faith, in spite of the fact that, investigates the mental mechanisms that reason religions to originate and it units out to end up that once people have neither technology nor faith, those mechanisms make them invent new religions. It additionally investigates how the variations (like monotheism vs. pantheism) among religions come up and the way possible those alterations are.
By Gordon J. Laing
The various earliest books, really these courting again to the 1900s and ahead of, at the moment are tremendous scarce and more and more dear. we're republishing those vintage works in cheap, top of the range, smooth variations, utilizing the unique textual content and art.
By Meher Baba
Meher Baba (born Merwan Sheriar Irani; 1894 - 1969) was once an Indian non secular grasp who acknowledged he was once the Avatar - God in human shape. This booklet includes photos of the 1925 manuscript, in Baba's personal hand, that designate Baba's clarification of spirituality, mild, darkness, construction and the awakening to Self.
By Peter Harrison
In recent times, the family among technological know-how and faith were the article of renewed consciousness. advancements in physics, biology and the neurosciences have reinvigorated discussions concerning the nature of lifestyles and supreme fact. whilst, the expansion of anti-evolutionary and clever layout hobbies has led many to the view that technological know-how and faith are unavoidably in clash. This e-book presents a accomplished advent to the relatives among technology and faith, with contributions from historians, philosophers, scientists and theologians. It explores the effect of faith at the origins and improvement of technology, spiritual reactions to Darwinism, and the hyperlink among technological know-how and secularization. It additionally bargains in-depth discussions of up to date concerns, with views from cosmology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and bioethics. the amount is rounded out with philosophical reflections at the connections among atheism and technological know-how, the character of clinical and non secular wisdom, and divine motion and human freedom.
By Bibek Debroy (Trans.)
The Mahabharata is among the maximum tales ever informed. although the elemental plot is celebrated, there's even more to the epic than the dispute among the Kouravas and Pandavas that ended in the conflict in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate interesting meanderings and digressions, and it has infrequently been translated in complete, given its bold size of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This marvelous 10- quantity unabridged translation of the epic is predicated at the severe variation compiled on the Bhandarkar Oriental study Institute.
Volume 1 involves so much of Adi Parva, within which a lot occurs prior to the Kouravas and the Pandavas truly arrive at the scene. This quantity covers the origins of the Kuru extended family; the tales of Poushya, Poulama and Astika; the births of the Kouravas and the Pandavas; the home of lac; the slaying of Hidimba and Baka; Droupadi’s marriage; and ends with the Pandavas acquiring their proportion of the kingdom.
Every attainable human emotion figures within the Mahabharata, explanation why the epic maintains to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this lucid, nuanced and assured translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellouly available to modern readers.