The Resistance Of The Monks

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Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 156432544X
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The Resistance Of The Monks from the Author: . This 99-page report written by longtime Burma watcher Bertil Lintner, describes the repression Burma's monks experienced after they led demonstrations against the government in September 2007. The report tells the stories of individual monks who were arrested, beaten and detained. Two years after Buddhist monks marched down the street of the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, hundreds of monks are in prison and thousands remain fearful of military repression. Many have left their monasteries and returned to their villages or sought refuge abroad, while those who remained in their monasteries live under constant surveillance--Human Rights Watch web site.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405195479
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Social Justice from the Author: Michael D. Palmer. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

The Gnostics

Author: David Brakke
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674058895
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The Gnostics from the Author: David Brakke. Brakke writes a pioneering study of the way the demon role relates to religious thinking and to cultural anxieties. The author’s sources include biographies of exceptional monks, collections of monastic sayings and stories, letters from ascetic teachers to their disciples, sermons, community rules, and biblical commentaries. When monks imagined the resistance that they had to overcome in cultivating their selves or the temptation that offered an easier path, they saw supernatural beings that could take the shapes of animals, women, boys, and false angels in their attempts to seduce monks away from their devotion to God. And when they considered the inclinations in their own selves that opposed their best intentions, they concluded that demons introduced such problematic “thoughts” to their minds. Although the last twenty years has seen an explosion of scholarship on early Christian asceticism, producing brilliant explorations of the body, sexual renunciation, fasting, and gender, combat with demons has been left relatively unexplored.

Human Rights And Religion In Educational Contexts

Author: Manfred L. Pirner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319393510
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Human Rights And Religion In Educational Contexts from the Author: Manfred L. Pirner. What is the role of religion(s) in a human rights culture and in human rights education? How do human rights and religion relate in the context of public education? And what can religious education at public schools contribute to human rights education? These are the core questions addressed by this book. Stimulating deliberations, illuminating analyses and promising conceptual perspectives are offered by renowned experts from ten countries and diverse academic disciplines.

The Monks Of The West From St Benedict To St Bernard Book Iv St Benedict Book V St Gregory The Great Monastic Italy And Spain In The Sixth And Seventh Centuries Book Vi The Monks Under The First Merovingians Book Vii St Columbanus The Irish In Gaul And The Colonies Of Luxeuil 1861

Author: Charles Forbes comte de Montalembert
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The Monks Of The West From St Benedict To St Bernard Book Iv St Benedict Book V St Gregory The Great Monastic Italy And Spain In The Sixth And Seventh Centuries Book Vi The Monks Under The First Merovingians Book Vii St Columbanus The Irish In Gaul And The Colonies Of Luxeuil 1861 from the Author: Charles Forbes comte de Montalembert.

History Of The Conquest Of England By The Normans

Author: Augustin Thierry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108030238
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History Of The Conquest Of England By The Normans from the Author: Augustin Thierry. This 1847 translation of the French original of 1825 traces Norman involvement in England from Roman times to 1137.

Personal Narrative Of Travels To The Equinoctial Regions Of The New Continent

Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108027989
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Personal Narrative Of Travels To The Equinoctial Regions Of The New Continent from the Author: Alexander von Humboldt. The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most famous explorers of his generation. Charles Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. In 1799, Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland secured permission from the Spanish crown for a voyage to South America. They left from Madrid and spent five years exploring the continent. Humboldt reported his findings in a total of thirty volumes, published in French over a period of more than twenty years beginning in 1805. This English translation by Helen Maria Williams of one important component of Humboldt's account, the Relation historique du voyage (1814-1825), consists of seven volumes and was published in London between 1814 and 1829. Volume 6 (1826) summarises many of Humboldt's findings about the North-East of South America, its topography and geology, and compares the societies of the mainland with those of the West Indies.

Monks In The World

Author: William Thiele
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878499
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Monks In The World from the Author: William Thiele. In this moving spiritual memoir, Dr. William Thiele shares inspiring stories of the birthing of a monastery without walls among everyday women and men around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Along the way, core contemplative attitudes, practices, and principles were discovered. He offers these stories of birthing a School for Contemplative Living as a challenging call to a frantic and polarized world. Readers will be drawn toward their own spiritual transformation as they encounter imperfect monks with messy lives who are practicing God's presence and learning to serve the world from that presence. He encourages readers to join these monks in the world by forming contemplative communities who radiate loving-kindness as their first priority.

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678716X
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Encyclopedia Of Monasticism from the Author: William M. Johnston. First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.