Legends of gods and ghosts (Hawaiian mythology) by W. D. Westervelt

By W. D. Westervelt

"Out of this wealthy fabric Mr. Westervelt makes an enticing publication. so much people by no means outgrow fairy tales, and those have novelty and the glamor that we go together with distant tropical Polynesia." -Boston Transcript

"Mr. W. D. Westervelt has lived for a few years within the Hawaiian Islands, and this interpretation of Hawaiian mythology exhibits a intensity of sympathy commensurable with that of Lafcadio Hearn for the japanese. a number of the tales, as for instance the final within the quantity, 'The bride from the under-world,' are informed with spirit and charm." -The Dial

"Not purely to the anthropologist yet to the final reader besides those myths have their charm, and the debt to the Mr. Westervelt for amassing and translating them is way from small." -Springfield Republican

"These legends convey amazing number of subject material and remedy, from natural nature fable with delicacy of coloring and vividness of mind's eye, to grotesque stories of cannibal canine and cannibal ghosts, of shark-gods and dragon-goddesses. This fascinating and worthy assortment varieties a continuation of a prior quantity, 'Legends of outdated Honolulu.'" -The Sewanee assessment

"The mythology of Hawaii follows the legislation upon which all myths are developed. The islanders have constructed a few appealing nature myths. yes phenomena were saw and the mind's eye has outfitted the tale to the fascinating item which has attracted attention." -Boston Transcript



I. The Ghost of Wahaula Temple

II. Maluae and the Under-world

III. A Giant's Rock-throwing

IV. Kalo-eke-eke, the Timid Taro

V. mythical Canoe-making

VI. Lau-ka-ieie

VII. Kauhuhu, the Shark God of Molokai

VIII. The Shark-man of Waipio Valley

IX. The unusual Banana dermis

X. The previous guy of the Mountain

XI. Hawaiian Ghost checking out

XII. How Milu grew to become the King of Ghosts

XIII. a trip to the King of Ghosts

XIV. Kalai-pahoa, the Poison-god

XV. Ke-ao-mele-mele, the Maid of the Golden Cloud

XVI. Puna and the Dragon

XVII. Ke-au-nini

XVIII. The Bride from the Under-world


The Deceiving of Kewa

Homeless and Desolate Ghosts

Aumakuas, or Ancestor-ghosts 8

The Dragon Ghost-gods 5

Chas. R. Bishop

Press Notices

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A Brief History of Spirituality by Philip Sheldrake

By Philip Sheldrake

A short heritage of Spirituality tells the tale of Christian spirituality from its origins within the New testomony to the current day.

  • Charts the most figures, rules, photos and old sessions, exhibiting how and why spirituality has replaced and built over the centuries
  • Draws out the targeted topics of Christian spirituality, exploring the old and cultural occasions and reports that modified people’s attitudes and practices
  • Coverage extends correct as much as the fashionable day, exploring the massive adjustments in spirituality in recent times and how it truly is these days usually contrasted with ‘religion’
  • Written via a number one commentator on spirituality, and released within the well known Brief Histories of Religion series

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By Michael P. Levine

Many of us who don't think in God think that 'everything is God' - that every little thing is a part of an all-inclusive divine harmony. In Pantheism, this idea is gifted as a valid place and its philosophical foundation is tested. Michael Levine compares it to theism, and discusses the scope for resolving the issues inherent in theism via pantheism. He additionally considers the results of pantheism by way of perform. This e-book will attract those that learn philosophy or theology. it's going to even be of curiosity to someone who doesn't think in a private God, yet does think about a better unifying strength, and is attracted to the justification of this as a valid method of proposal.

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Occidentosis: A Plague From the West by Jala Al-i Ahmad, Hamid Algar

By Jala Al-i Ahmad, Hamid Algar

Suppressed in Iran in the course of the reign of the Shah, this ebook for the 1st time in a cautious, annotated translation was once released after the Islamic Revolution. it's a powerful and emotional assertion via an Iranian highbrow deeply excited about what he observed as his country’s succumbing to "A plague from the West" or "occidentosis." supplying observations, insights, purposes for delight in Iran’s prior and tradition, and important analyses of the Western function in th global. Jalal Al-i Ahmad expresses a few of the matters that agitated the intelligentsia through the twenty years prior to the Islamic Revolution. the writer starts off by way of explaining his time period "occidentosis: and describing how he sees the realm: as divided among the poles of East and West. The department isn't lots a geographical or an ideological schism, as a department among the produces and the patrons of machines. a quick evaluate of historical past is helping clarify how and why Iran grew occidentotic. He can't and doesn't forget about the function of oil. the various contradictions that consequence from the pressured intake of Western machines and items in Iran are the topic of the longest and so much conscientiously thought of chapters within the booklet. Westerners, who industrailized step-by-step over hundreds and hundreds of years, by no means observed such sharp contrasts as "a guy grading Kharg Island with a significant bulldozer with blue bead placing from the guidance wheel." Breaking the spell of occidentosis is the topic of one other bankruptcy. the writer rejects either the choices of last passive shoppers of the computing device and eschewing the computer and reverting to pre-industrial modes of lifestyles. particularly, he advocates gaining keep an eye on of the computing device so Iranians can use it as a way, no longer an finish, "to abolish poverty and placed fabric and non secular welfare with the succeed in of all." As an educator Jalal Al-i Ahmad was once fairly fascinated about ow Iran's faculties safeguard its occidentotic society. He issues out during this ebook how leaders whose first curiosity used to be no longer the welfare of the Iranian humans or the protection of its cultural traditions have been grew to become out 12 months after 12 months via Iranian universities or lower back to their state from American and eu academic associations. The e-book closes with a plea for everybody not only Iranians or Easterners, to evoke to the hazards of mechanosis, the last word finish of for you to be destruction of the area with a nuclear bomb.

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Oral Roberts : an American life by David Edwin, Jr. Harrell

By David Edwin, Jr. Harrell

Granville "Oral" Roberts (1918-2009) was once an American Pentecostal- Methodist preacher who helped to carry the Charismatic stream into the mainstream. Born in Pontotoc County, okay, the 5th and youngest baby of a minister named Ellis Melvin Roberts, he turned a touring religion healer within the Pentecostal Holiness Church with a wide cellular tent. even if, in 1947 he constructed the "seed religion" doctrine, additionally identified the "prosperity gospel" and the "abundant lifestyles teaching." That 12 months, he based the Oral Roberts Evangelistic organization which begun and undertaking evangelistic and religion therapeutic crusades throughout the USA and around the globe. additionally, he used to be a pioneer televangelist and started broadcasting his revivals via tv in 1954. In 1963, he based Oral Roberts collage in Tulsa, okay. And in 1968, he and his spouse have been acquired as participants of the Boston road United Methodist Church in Tulsa. constantly arguable, Oral Roberts died in 2009 on the age of 91.
According to a 1987 article within the manhattan evaluate of Books by means of Martin Gardner, the "most exact and top documented biography is Oral Roberts: An American existence, an target examine by way of David Edwin Harrell Jr., a historian at Auburn University." Harrell, who's a member of the church of Chrisst, is an American historian who's top recognized for his scholarship of faith within the usa. previously a school student and Chairman of the background division on the collage of Alabama in Birmingham, he's a Professor Emeritus at Auburn college, the place he served because the Breedan Eminent pupil of Southern heritage. He has written works approximately Pentecostalism and the Charismatic stream reminiscent of All issues Are attainable: The therapeutic and Charismatic Revivals in glossy the USA, in addition to biographies of Oral Roberts and Pat Robertson. In 2006, he released Unto a very good Land: A heritage of the yank humans, a faculty textbook that discusses the results of faith within the historical past of the us. i've got had the privilege of assembly Dr. Harrell and listening to him converse on many occasions.
For a few years, thousands of individuals in the course of the international thought of Roberts a prophet of God, whereas thousands extra have believed him to be a charlatan. The biography is split into eighteen chapters with 5 significant components. half I, "The Mold," covers the start of Roberts's lifestyles and ministry from 1918 to 1947. half II, "Miracles," chronicles the expansion and improvement of Roberts's ministry from 1947 to 1960. half III discusses how Roberts and his ministry moved into the "Mainstream" from 1960 to 1975. half IV, "Maelstrom," describes a number of the controversies that arose in Roberts's ministry from 1975 to 1984. And half V, "Meanings," attracts numerous conclusions concerning the message, the guy, and the ministry. while you are trying to find a theological critique of Oral Roberts's paintings and preaching, you won't locate it the following. whereas Harrell doesn't inevitably trust Roberts, his function during this booklet is just to inform the tale concerning the guy and his relatives and to notice the ways that his ministry has motivated sleek non secular historical past. the sort of booklet isn't for everybody, yet in the event you have an interest in studying extra concerning the heritage of faith in the United States, it includes a few attention-grabbing examining.

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By Elton Trueblood

It is a 126 web page hardback with airborne dirt and dust jacket authored by way of Elton Trueblood and released via Harper & Row. the full name is, the hot guy FOR OUR TIME - For Christians looking the union of internal peace and outer provider so wanted in our global this present day. Contents comprise: A Polarized iteration, an illustration of Wholeness, The Cultivation of Reverence, The lifetime of provider, highbrow Integrity.

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The Complete Book of Church Growth by Elmer L. Towns

By Elmer L. Towns

Gaining shape and momentum over the second one half the 20 th century, the Church development circulate has turn into an important shaping strength at the Western church at the present time. you could like it, you could hate it, yet you cannot deny its effect. yet what precisely is Church progress? In what methods has the flow truly introduced development to the church, and the way potent has it been in doing so? What are its strengths and weaknesses? This well timed e-book addresses such questions. After delivering a richly informative heritage and evaluate, it explores-in a first-ever roundtable in their top voices-five major views, either seasoned and con, at the vintage Church development circulation: • powerful Evangelism View (Elmer cities) • Gospel in Our tradition View (Craig Van Gelder) • Centrist View (Charles Van Engen) • Reformist View (Gailyn Van Rheenan) • Renewal View (Howard Snyder) As in different Counterpoints books, every one view is first offered by way of its proponent, then critiqued by means of his co-contributors. The ebook concludes with reflections by way of 3 professional pastors who've grappled with the sensible implications of Church progress. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints structure permits the reader to contemplate the strengths and weaknesses of every view and draw educated, own conclusions. The Counterpoints sequence presents a discussion board for comparability and critique of other perspectives on matters vital to Christians. Counterpoints books deal with different types: Church lifestyles and Exploring Theology. whole your library with different books within the Counterpoints sequence.

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