By Barbara Brown Taylor
“This is the main thoroughly appealing publication in faith that i've got learn in a long time. mild, humbly crafted, lyrical, and deeply wise.” — Phyllis Tickle, writer of The nice Emergence
“Taylor, as philosopher and stylist, ranks with the easiest. . . . This e-book isn't really a page-turner. It’s a page-lingerer. I wore out a highlighter marking passages i need to learn again.” — Dallas Morning News
Barbara Brown Taylor, acclaimed writer of Leaving Church, keeps her religious trip in An Altar within the World. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the religious intensity of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor finds tips to come upon the sacred as a common a part of daily life.
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From the foreword via ANDREW RIPPIN:
"This bibliography is an imperative instrument, and all students of the Qurʾān from everywhere in the international owe a considerable debt of gratitude to Morteza Karimi-Nia for his efforts in generating this valuable source. .. "
Also from ANDREW RIPPIN's foreword: "This bibliography of Qur'anic reports tells us very much approximately our self-discipline because it has opened up in ecu languages. numerous observations will be made. For one, the level of this bibliography has reached proportions that no person pupil may well wish to be in detail conversant in all of its entries. That situation displays not just the overall phenomenon of the explosion of knowledge-and of the entry to that knowledge-in modern occasions but additionally the numerous bring up in curiosity within the scholarly learn of the Qur'an in contemporary a long time. the variety of subject matters that this bibliography covers is remarkable to boot; it truly is attainable to work out the emergence of sub-disciplines inside Qur'anic reports within the manner matters begin to cohere: manuscript stories, tafsīr stories, textual stories, thematic reviews, ancient reports, the Qur'an in ritual, etc. "
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When people of varying religious conviction are surveyed, those who frequently pray and attend religious services report doing more prosocial acts—volunteering more and giving more to charity—than less religious people. 2 A better way to answer these questions would be to rely on the gold standard of the scientific method: we could get conclusive answers if we designed experiments in which people are randomly assigned to “religion” or to a control condition, and then measure actual prosocial behavior in controlled conditions.
They are instructed to press a certain button to avoid seeing the answer. Dishonesty is measured as the frequency of instances that participants fail to press this button. In another paradigm, participants take a paper-and-pencil test and are randomly assigned to one of two conditions: in the “cheating” condition, an honor system is implemented where participants turn in their answers after recording the percentage of correct responses. In the “no-cheating” condition, the experimenter verifies the number of correct answers in person.
Our daily lives are replete with evidence of this basic principle. Drivers reduce their speed when they notice a police car in their rearview mirror. 19 20 Chapter 2 When cameras and mirrors are installed in shopping malls, the temptation to steal is dampened. Politicians and corporations are less corrupt when they are held accountable to voters or to shareholders, respectively. There is less temptation to cheat the system when earnings and expense accounts of public servants and corporate bigwigs are made public.