The forgotten book on world mythology by Alan Watts Alan Watts is today remembered as a trailblazing interpreter of Eastern philosophy, but The Two Hands of God reveals a different side of his multifaceted genius.
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Social Science
The forgotten book on world mythology by Alan Watts Alan Watts is today remembered as a trailblazing interpreter of Eastern philosophy, but The Two Hands of God reveals a different side of his multifaceted genius. In this ambitious work, Watts takes readers on a fascinating journey through the mythology of China, Egypt, India, the Middle East, and medieval Europe. His theme is the human experience of polarity, a condition in which opposing qualities define and complement each other. Light cannot exist without darkness, good cannot exist without evil, and male cannot exist without female. Chinese philosophy expresses this idea of universal polarity with the concepts of yin and yang, while other cultures express it through the symbolic language of myth, literature, and art. Watts illustrates the way great sages and artists across time have seen beyond the apparent duality of the universe to find a deeper unity that transcends and embraces everything.
Suzan Custer Oxtal was born in Virginia, but lived in Puerto Rico until she was 11.
Author: Suzan Custer Oxtal
Publisher: Xulon Press
Suzan Custer Oxtal was born in Virginia, but lived in Puerto Rico until she was 11. She made a short stop in Philadelphia, PA, but her teenage and adolescent years were spent in Huntington, IN. Suzan lives in Tampa, FL where she raised two wonderful children with her husband Ron. The birth of their second child and God's hand in his survival prompted this testimony to His Love and Grace.
Dr. Woodrow Kroll is President and Bible Teacher for the international media ministry, Back to the Bible, and can be heard by more than 50 percent of the world's population every day. His clear, incisive teaching of the Word keeps him in demand as a speaker all over the world. In this series of three books, Dr. Woodrow Kroll will share his insightful interpretations of the likeness of God. In The Hands of God, for example, Dr. Kroll will take different perspectives as he views the sovereign, delivering, helping, heavy, merciful, saving, hands of God along with others.
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If Eva knew the power she held in her hands, would she still have saved him? Join author MaryAnn Porschen as she answers these burning questions in a novel filled with mystery and romance.
Author: MaryAnn Porschen
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Eva Maloney is quite ordinary. Studying to be a doctor and volunteering at a local hospital leaves little room in her life for the unexpected. Just as everything seems to be falling into place, the unexpected finds her. Eva is thrust into a world of hatred, lies, and murder. Her innocence is on the line, and her heart has been stolen. Although dangerous, her life has become extraordinary. When two extremely different worlds collide, will good or evil prevail? Joshua Alexander is a miracle. The hospital is clueless as to how he recovered so quickly, but he is convinced that Eva has something to do with it. Eva insists she's done nothing. He confronts Eva about her own powers-powers she is not aware of-or ready to acknowledge. While Joshua needs more information from her, he feels an undeniable closeness to her. Is it love, lust...or something else? Demons don't fall in love with humans; they destroy them. It is already too late when Eva realizes what Joshua is hiding. Do demons really exist among us? Does God still use ordinary people to do extraordinary things? If Eva knew the power she held in her hands, would she still have saved him? Join author MaryAnn Porschen as she answers these burning questions in a novel filled with mystery and romance.
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This book is the first in-depth study of the PBUs and their beliefs.As Howard Dorgan points out, the designation No-Heller is something of a misnomer.
Author: Howard Dorgan
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
The investigation of Primitive Baptist Universalists -- Calvinist 'No-Hellers, ' which sounds for all the world like an oxymoron -- requires the exact type of seasoned and comprehensive field experience which Dorgan has brought to it with meticulous care and insight. -- Deborah Vansau McCauley, author of Appalachian Mountain ReligionAmong the many forms of religious practice found in the ridges and hollows of Central Appalachia, one of the most intriguing -- and least understood -- is that of the Primitive Baptist Universalists (PBUs). Popularly known as the No-Hellers, this small Baptist sub-denomination rejects the notion of an angry God bent on punishment and retribution and instead embraces the concept of a happy God who consigns no one to eternal damnation. This book is the first in-depth study of the PBUs and their beliefs.As Howard Dorgan points out, the designation No-Heller is something of a misnomer. Primitive Baptist Universalists, he notes, believe in hell -- but they see it as something that exists in this life, in the temporal world, rather than in an afterlife. For a PBU, sinfulness is the given state of natural man, and hell a reality of earthly life -- the absence-from-God's-blessing torment that sin generates. PBUs further believe that, at the moment of Resurrection, all temporal existence will end as all human-kind joins in a wholly egalitarian heaven, the culmination of Christ's universal atonement.In researching this book, Dorgan spent considerable time with PBU congregations, interviewing their members and observing their emotionally charged and joyous worship services. He deftly combines lucid descriptions of PBU beliefs with richly texturedvignettes portraying the people and how they live their faith on a daily basis. He also explores a fascinating possibility concerning PBU origins: that a strain of early- nineteenth-century American Universalism reached the mountains of Appalachia and there fused with Primitive Baptist theology to form this subdenomination, which barely exists outside a handful of counties in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia.Like Dorgan's earlier books, In the Hands of a Happy God offers an insightful blend of ethnography, history, and theological analysis that will appeal to both Appalachian scholars and all students of American religion.