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By Sara Shepard

For years scandal has rocked Rosewood, Pennsylvania—and highschool seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have continuously been on the heart of the drama. They’ve misplaced buddies, been precise by means of a ruthless stalker named A, and narrowly escaped loss of life. And it’s now not over but. Aria’s love existence is at the fritz. Emily’s exploring her wild part. Hanna’s kissing the enemy. And anyone from Spencer’s past—someone she by no means concept she’d see again—is again to hang-out her. yet none of that compares to what occurred final spring holiday. It’s their darkest mystery but and wager who discovered? Now A is set to lead them to pay for his or her crime, and the single factor scarier than A is the phobia that perhaps, simply possibly, they deserve what’s coming to them.

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Download A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuity and by David J. Kalupahana PDF

By David J. Kalupahana

The current paintings has, when you consider that its unique book in 1976, provided an unequaled advent to the philosophical ideas and historic improvement of Buddhism. Now, representing the end result of Dr. Kalupahana's thirty years of scholarly study the mirrored image, 'A background of Buddhist Philosophy' builds upon and surpasses that prior paintings, supplying a totally reconstructed, particular research of either early and later Buddhism.

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Download Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in by John R. Hall PDF

By John R. Hall

Because the millennium techniques, there's renewed curiosity in Apocalyptic visions. through the years, numerous teams, or cults have introduced the belief of the Apocalypse into the media. during this vital and well timed paintings, Apocalypse saw analyzes 5 of the main infamous cults of contemporary years. John R. corridor, in addition to Philip D. Schuyler and Sylvaine Trinh current a desirable and revealing account of non secular sects and clash. Cults coated comprise: the apocalypse at Jonestown * the department Davidians at Waco * the violent direction of Aum Shinrikyo * the paranormal apocalypse of the sun Temple the mass suicide of Heaven's Gate. Apocalypse saw appears are each one of those cults via an in-depth research. The authors convey how the spiritual violence that introduced those teams to the eye of the world-at-large didn't erupt easy from the ideals of the cult fans. The personalities of the cult leaders are explored. What drove Jim Jones, David Koresh, and Michael Applewhite to develop into a few the realm most renowned ''murderers?'' What led usual electorate to stick with those males? during this attention-grabbing paintings, all of those matters, in addition to a number of different are mentioned. Apocalypse saw also will make clear a few of the lesser identified, but both demanding cults. This e-book will examine vintage questions on the last word that means of lifestyles, and how during which cults sought solutions to such questions.

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Download No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina’s Bahá’í by Louis Venters PDF

By Louis Venters

“A richly specified examine of the increase of the Bahá’í religion in South Carolina. There isn’t one other examine in the market even remotely like this one.”—Paul Harvey, coauthor of The colour of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
 
“A pioneering research of ways and why the Bahá’í religion turned the second one biggest spiritual neighborhood in South Carolina. rigorously researched, the tale instructed the following fills an important hole in our wisdom of South Carolina's wealthy and numerous non secular history.”—Charles H. Lippy, coauthor of Religion in modern America
 
The emergence of a cohesive interracial fellowship in Jim Crow-era South Carolina was once not going and hazardous. despite the fact that, individuals of the Bahá’í religion within the Palmetto nation rejected segregation, broke clear of spiritual orthodoxy, and defied the chances, ultimately turning into the state’s biggest spiritual minority.

the faith, which emphasizes the religious harmony of all humankind, arrived within the usa from the center East on the finish of the 19th century through city components within the Northeast and Midwest. Expatriate South Carolinians switched over and after they back domestic, they introduced their newfound faith with them. regardless of usually being the objectives of intimidation, or even violence, by means of associates, the Ku Klux Klan, legislations enforcement organisations, govt officers, and conservative monks, the Bahá’ís remained resolute of their religion and their dedication to an interracial religious democracy. within the latter 1/2 the 20th century, their numbers persevered to develop, from a number of hundred to over twenty thousand.

In No Jim Crow Church, Louis Venters lines the heritage of South Carolina’s Bahá’í group from its early origins in the course of the civil rights period and offers an organizational, social, and highbrow historical past of the flow. He relates advancements in the neighborhood to adjustments in society at huge, with specific cognizance to race kinfolk and the civil rights fight. Venters argues that the Bahá’ís in South Carolina represented an important, sustained, spiritually-based problem to the ideology and buildings of white male Protestant supremacy, whereas exploring how the emergence of the Bahá’í religion within the Deep South performed a job within the cultural and structural evolution of the religion. 
 

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Download Spirit Wars: Native North American Religions in the Age of by Ronald Niezen PDF

By Ronald Niezen

Spirit Wars is an exploration of the ways that the destruction of religious practices and ideology of local peoples in North the USA has ended in stipulations of collective suffering--a strategy occasionally known as cultural genocide. Ronald Niezen methods this subject via wide-ranging case stories related to varied colonial powers and country governments: the seventeenth-century Spanish profession of the Southwest, the colonization of the Northeast via the French and British, nineteenth-century westward enlargement and nationalism within the swelling usa and Canada, and twentieth-century struggles for local people's non secular integrity and freedom. each one bankruptcy bargains with a selected size of the connection among local peoples and non-native associations, and jointly those themes yield a brand new knowing of the forces directed opposed to the underpinnings of local cultures.

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Download Pathology and Identity: The Work of Mother Earth in Trinidad by Roland Littlewood PDF

By Roland Littlewood

The Earth humans of Trinidad draw on Yoruba assets to say the actual strength of girl creativity. this primary new Caribbean faith given that Rastafari is led by means of a lady, mom Earth, whose principles emerged from her adventure of a cerebral ailment. the writer, Roland Littlewood, who's either a psychiatrist and a social anthropologist, deals a nonreductionist view at the courting among pathology and creativity, among the normal and the human sciences.

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Download Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite by Albert Pike PDF

By Albert Pike

This is often Albert Pikes' 861 web page quantity of 'lectures' at the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, in particular the 32-degree Scottish ceremony. until eventually 1964, this e-book was once given to each Mason finishing the 14th measure within the Southern jurisdiction of the united states Scottish ceremony Freemasons. Masonic lectures are ordinary oral displays given in the course of initiation to a brand new measure. Lectures offer history fabric for initiates and the talk about tasks of the measure generally phrases.

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Download Women and New and Africana Religions (Women and Religion in by Lillian Ashcraft-Eason, Darnise Martin, Oyeronke Olademo PDF

By Lillian Ashcraft-Eason, Darnise Martin, Oyeronke Olademo

This probing and thought-provoking sequence of essays brings jointly in a single quantity the multifaceted studies of girls within the New and Africana religions as practiced this day. With this paintings, faith turns into a lens for analyzing the lives of girls of various ethnicities and nationalities around the social spectrum.In ladies and New and Africana Religions, readers listen from ladies from a couple of religious/spiritual persuasions world wide, together with Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South the USA, and North the USA. those voices shape the center of exceptional explorations of family members and surroundings, social and non secular empowerment, sexuality and tool, and ways that worldview informs roles in faith and society. each one essay contains scene-setting old and social historical past info and engaging insights from well known students sharing their very own study and firsthand reviews with their matters.

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Download ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity by N. Mottahedeh PDF

By N. Mottahedeh

This edited quantity of in particular commissioned essays written for the anniversary of `Abdu'l-Baha's trip to the USA tells the tale of this former prisoner's interactions with the white top echelon of yank society in addition to his impression at the lives and writings of vital early figures within the African-American civil rights circulation.

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