Philokalia - OrthodoxWiki Front cover of Volume 1 in English, published by Faber and Faber Ltd. The Philokalia is a collection of writings, mostly centering on practicing the virtues and spiritual living in a monastery. In recent decades it has become an important resource for Orthodox Christians, laity and clergy alike, in personal living and in some ways has achieved status as a major secondary spiritual written resource (after the primary one, Holy Scripture) along with St.
The atheist delusion | Review | guardian.co.uk Books An atmosphere of moral panic surrounds religion. Viewed not so long ago as a relic of superstition whose role in society was steadily declining, it is now demonised as the cause of many of the world's worst evils. As a result, there has been a sudden explosion in the literature of proselytising atheism. A few years ago, it was difficult to persuade commercial publishers even to think of bringing out books on religion. Today, tracts against religion can be enormous money-spinners, with Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens's God Is Not Great selling in the hundreds of thousands.
Founding The foundational document of Discordianism is the Principia Discordia, fourth edition, written by Malaclypse the Younger, an alias of Greg Hill. This book contains many references to an earlier source, The Honest Book of Truth (HBT). From the quotations, the HBT seems to be arranged like the Bible, consisting of verses grouped into chapters grouped into books grouped into the HBT itself. The Principia includes a large portion (or possibly all) of a chapter of "The Book of Explanations" which recounts how the HBT was revealed to Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst. The tale of the discovery of the HBT contains many similarities to the tale of the discovery of the Book of Mormon, and Ravenhurst had been a Mormon. It also includes part of the next chapter, telling how the HBT was taken by a garbage collector, who refused to return it.
Contents: Essays From The Church of Theists Suck: Quick Fact: In the US, the number of non-religious people has more than doubled from 14.3 million in 1990 to 29.4 million in 2001; their proportion has grown from just eight percent of the total in 1990 to over fourteen percent in 2001. This was the greatest increase in absolute as well as in percentage terms among all religious groups. Source: 2001 American Religious Identification Survey.
55 years after the miraculous discovery, the controversy still rages on, and the analysis of the texts continues to represent a source of contention. The collection has spawned several books and essays: from interpretations with a Rosicrucian bias to accusations of the religious community being sworn to silence. Scientists continue to raise questions about the exact repercussions of such a discovery. English - Français - Deutsch - Italiano - Español - Russian The Nag Hammadi Library