Beyond Belief

Author: Jenna Miscavige Hill
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062248499
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Jenna Miscavige Hill. Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org—the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape. In this tell-all memoir, complete with family photographs from her time in the Church, Jenna Miscavige Hill, a prominent critic of Scientology who now helps others leave the organization, offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions, including some of Hollywood's brightest stars such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

Beyond Belief

Author: Deborah E. Lipstadt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439105340
Size: 21.64 MB
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Deborah E. Lipstadt. This most complete study to date of American press reactions to the Holocaust sets forth in abundant detail how the press nationwide played down or even ignored reports of Jewish persecutions over a twelve-year period.

Beyond Belief

Author: Josh Hamilton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446550728
Size: 73.55 MB
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Josh Hamilton. Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball. BEYOND BELIEF details the events that led up to the derailment. Josh explains how a young man destined for fame and wealth could allow his life to be taken over by drugs and alcohol. But it is also the memoir of a spiritual journey that breaks through pain and heartbreak and leads to the rebirth of his major-league career. Josh Hamilton makes no excuses and places no blame on anyone other than himself. He takes responsibility for his poor decisions and believes his story can help millions who battle the same demons. "I have been given a platform to tell my story" he says. "I pray every night I am a good messenger."

Beyond Belief

Author: Emlyn Williams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult MM
ISBN: 9780330020886
Size: 38.58 MB
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Emlyn Williams. This is a look at Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers. The text covers the murders, their perpetrators and the detection that led to Brady and Hindley's arrest.

Beyond Belief

Author: V. S. Naipaul
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447210638
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Beyond Belief from the Author: V. S. Naipaul. This is a book about one of the more important and unsettling issues of our time. But it is not a book of opinion. It is, in the Naipaul way, a very rich and human book, full of people and their stories: stories of family, both broken and whole; of religion and nation; and of the constant struggle to create a world of virtue and prosperity in equal measure. Islam is an Arab religion, and it makes imperial Arabizing demands on its converts. In this way it is more than a private faith; and it can become a neurosis. What has this Arab Islam done to the histories of the non-Arab Islamic states: Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia? How do the converted peoples view their past – and their future? In a follow-up to Among the Believers, his classic account of his travels through these countries, V. S. Naipaul returns, after a gap of seventeen years, to find out how and what the converted preach. ‘Sceptical, enquiring, sharply observant and unfailingly stylish’ Guardian ‘Peerless . . . the human encounters are described minutely, superbly, picking up inconsistencies in people’s tales, catching the uncertainties and the nuances . . . there is a candour to his writing, a constant precision at its heart’ Sunday Times

Beyond Belief

Author: Robert N. Bellah
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520911123
Size: 69.12 MB
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Robert N. Bellah. Beyond Belief collects fifteen celebrated, broadly ranging essays in which Robert Bellah interprets the interplay of religion and society in concrete contexts from Japan to the Middle East to the United States. First published in 1970, Beyond Belief is a classic in the field of sociology of religion.

Beyond Belief

Author: Roy Johansen
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307482197
Size: 23.65 MB
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Roy Johansen. How do you catch a killer no one believes in? They call Joe Bailey the Spirit Basher. Formerly a professional magician, he’s become an ace police detective in Atlanta, debunking phony psychics and spiritualists who prey on the gullible. And he’s just caught his first sensational murder case. The victim is the head of a university parapsychology program, impaled in his own home by a massive sculpture no one could possibly have lifted. The prime suspect: an eight-year-old boy with violent telekinetic activity that erupts in his dreams. Could the boy possibly be the murderer? Joe doesn’t think so. And he’s determined to prove it. But first he must separate reality from illusion. To catch this killer, he can’t even trust his own senses. Because the truth is far more terrifying than anyone imagines. And if he doesn’t get someone to believe it soon, Joe and his child will be next.... From the Paperback edition.

Beyond Belief

Author: Elaine Pagels
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 140007908X
Size: 77.93 MB
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Elaine Pagels. In Beyond Belief, renowned religion scholar Elaine Pagels continues her groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of faith and a questioning of religious orthodoxy. Spurred on by personal tragedy and new scholarship from an international group of researchers, Pagels returns to her investigation of the “secret” Gospel of Thomas, and breathes new life into writings once thought heretical. As she arrives at an ever-deeper conviction in her own faith, Pagels reveals how faith allows for a diversity of interpretations, and that the “rogue” voices of Christianity encourage and sustain “the recognition of the light within us all.”

Beyond Belief

Author: Srirupa Roy
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822340010
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Srirupa Roy. DIVExamines the formation of the nation-state in postcolonial India, how it worked to create an identity for itself, to what extent it succeeded, and what may be the prospects for unity in a widely diverse country./div

Beyond Belief

Author: Martin Bridgstock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139482548
Size: 78.46 MB
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Beyond Belief from the Author: Martin Bridgstock. Whether ghosts, astrology or ESP, up to 80 per cent of the population believes in one or more aspects of the paranormal. Such beliefs are entertaining, and it is tempting to think of them as harmless. However, there is mounting evidence that paranormal beliefs can be dangerous - cases of children dying because parents rejected orthodox medicine in favour of alternative remedies, and 'psychics' who trade on the grief of the bereaved for personal profit and gain. Expenditure on the paranormal runs into billions of dollars each year. In Beyond Belief: Skepticism, Science and the Paranormal Martin Bridgstock provides an integrated understanding of what an evidence-based approach to the paranormal - a skeptical approach - involves, and why it is necessary. Bridgstock does not set out to show that all paranormal claims are necessarily false, but he does suggest that we all need the analytical ability and critical thinking skills to seek and assess the evidence for paranormal claims.