The Division of Heaven and Earth Book

The Division of Heaven and Earth


  • Author : Shokdung
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849049252

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The Division of Heaven and Earth Excerpt :

This is a translation of one of the most influential and important books from Tibet in the modern era, a passionate indictment of Chinese policies and an eloquent analysis of protests that swept Tibet from March, 2008 - the 'Earth Rat' year according to the Tibetan calendar - as a re-awakening of Tibetan national consciousness and solidarity. The Division of Heaven and Earth was banned by the Chinese government on publication, and led to Shokdung being "disappeared" and imprisoned for nearly six months. This English translation is being made available for the first time since copies began to circulate underground in Tibet. The author, Tagyal -- who uses the pen name Shokdung, meaning "morning conch"-- one of Tibet's leading intellectuals, wrote his book in response to an unprecedented wave of bold demonstrations and expressions of Tibetan solidarity and national identity. In his foreword Matthew Akester, a Tibet specialist who translated this book into English, offers an account of the significance of these developments, which transformed the political landscape across the plateau and led to a sustained and violent crackdown by the Chinese authorities that continues to this day. Shokdung's book is regarded as the most daring and wide-ranging critique of China's policies in Tibet since the 10th Panchen

The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Book
Score: 4
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The Beginning of Heaven and Earth


  • Author : Christal Whelan
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1996-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0824818245

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The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Excerpt :

From a universal religion the Tenchi constructs a system of beliefs entirely Japanese in spirit. Its earliest context was in all likelihood the encounter between a storyteller and a group of Kakure Kirishitan.

Unifying the Universe Book

Unifying the Universe


  • Author : Hasan S. Padamsee
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2002-11-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN 10 : 0750307587

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Unifying the Universe Excerpt :

Unifying the Universe: The Physics of Heaven and Earth provides a solid background in basic physics. With a humanistic perspective, it shows how science is significant for more than its technological consequences. The book includes clear and well-planned links to the arts and philosophies of relevant historical periods to bring science and the humanities together.

Early Chinese Religion  Part Two  The Period of Division  220 589 AD   2 vols  Book

Early Chinese Religion Part Two The Period of Division 220 589 AD 2 vols


  • Author : John Lagerwey
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2009-11-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1580
  • ISBN 10 : 9789047429296

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Early Chinese Religion Part Two The Period of Division 220 589 AD 2 vols Excerpt :

Focused on the social dimensions of Chinese religion, this multi-disciplinary presentation of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and shamanism in a time of foundational historic change analyzes their respective pantheons, rituals, geographies, organizations, canons, literature, and recent archaeological discoveries.

Between Heaven and Earth Book
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Between Heaven and Earth


  • Author : Harriet Beinfield
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2013-12-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804151733

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Between Heaven and Earth Excerpt :

“Comprehensive, encyclopedic, and lucid, this book is a must for all practitioners of the healing arts who want to broaden their understanding. Readers interested in the role of herbs and foods in healing will also find much to learn here, as I have. . . . A fine work.”—Annemarie Colbin, author of Food and Healing The promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the “Bamboo Curtain” was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and Earth, two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify this centuries-old approach to health. Harriet Beinfeld and Efrem Korngold, pioneers in the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States for over eighteen years, explain the philosophy behind Chinese medicine, how it works and what it can do. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, Between Heaven and Earth addresses three vital areas of Chinese medicine—theory, therapy, and types—to present a comprehensive, yet understandable guide to this ancient system. Whether you are a patient with an aggravating complaint or a curious intellectual seeker, Between Heaven and Earth opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West. “Groundbreaking . . . Here at last is a complete and readable guide to Chinese medicine.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane Book

Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane


  • Author : Franklin Perkins
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253011763

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Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane Excerpt :

That bad things happen to good people was as true in early China as it is today. Franklin Perkins uses this observation as the thread by which to trace the effort by Chinese thinkers of the Warring States Period (c.475-221 BCE), a time of great conflict and division, to seek reconciliation between humankind and the world. Perkins provides rich new readings of classical Chinese texts and reflects on their significance for Western philosophical discourse.

When Heaven and Earth Collide Book

When Heaven and Earth Collide


  • Author : Alan Cross
  • Publisher : NewSouth Books
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603063562

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When Heaven and Earth Collide Excerpt :

When Heaven and Earth Collide is an investigation into what went wrong in the American South in regard to race and religion—and how things can be and are being made right. Why, in a land filled with Christian churches, was there such racial oppression and division? Why didn’t white evangelicals do more to bring racial reconciliation to the South during the 19th and 20th centuries? These questions are asked and answered through an exploration of history, politics, economics, philosophy, and social and theological studies that uncovers the hidden impetus behind racism and demonstrates how we can still make many of the same errors today—just perhaps in different ways. The investigation finally leads us in hopeful directions involving how to live out the better way of Jesus with an eye on heaven in a world still burdened and broken under the sins of the past.

Bringing Heaven to Earth Book

Bringing Heaven to Earth


  • Author : Josh Ross
  • Publisher : WaterBrook Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601426703

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Bringing Heaven to Earth Excerpt :

You Can Help Bring Heaven to Earth God so loved the world, and he still does. He values his creation too much to destroy it. If you know where to look, you can see that the coming of a new heaven and a new earth already has begun. Life on earth is renewed every time you live out Jesus's prayer that God's ways will be followed on earth. The work of God's Kingdom involves restoring what has been broken. This includes people, unjust systems, relationships, anything that has been separated from God and needs to be healed, reconciled, and set right. This is how heaven collides with earth--not following fiery destruction but in the power of restoring to life everything that God created. What you believe about God's plan for humanity and for his creation determines how you will invest your life. God calls all of us to this renewing work. You can help bring heaven to earth, starting today.

A New Heaven and a New Earth Book
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A New Heaven and a New Earth


  • Author : J. Richard Middleton
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2014-11-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441241382

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A New Heaven and a New Earth Excerpt :

In recent years, more and more Christians have come to appreciate the Bible's teaching that the ultimate blessed hope for the believer is not an otherworldly heaven; instead, it is full-bodied participation in a new heaven and a new earth brought into fullness through the coming of God's kingdom. Drawing on the full sweep of the biblical narrative, J. Richard Middleton unpacks key Old Testament and New Testament texts to make a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope. He suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications, exploring the difference a holistic eschatology can make for living in a broken world.

Valley of Heaven and Earth Book

Valley of Heaven and Earth


  • Author : Jonathan Zausmer
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2019-05-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 1320531946

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Valley of Heaven and Earth Excerpt :

Valley of Heaven and Earth is woven from strands of remembrance, intertwined with perspective and reflection. Jayson Mayer, the principal character, was raised in one of the most magnificent natural environments in the world, on the southern tip of Africa. The fishing village of Hermanus was populated by a diverse cast of locals including a community of several Jewish families who retained religion, tradition and identity in a society fraught with ethnic division and racism. After several decades spent living abroad, he revisits the landscape of his youth. With his irrepressible humour, Jonathan Zausmer reveals the drama, bliss and torment of childhood in this compelling work of autofiction.

Reconsidering Creation Ex Nihilo in Genesis 1 Book

Reconsidering Creation Ex Nihilo in Genesis 1


  • Author : Nathan J. Chambers
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646021024

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Reconsidering Creation Ex Nihilo in Genesis 1 Excerpt :

There is a broad consensus among biblical scholars that creation ex nihilo (from nothing) is a late Hellenistic concept with little inherent connection to Genesis 1 and other biblical creation texts. In this book, Nathan J. Chambers forces us to reconsider the question, arguing in favor of reading this chapter of the Bible in terms of ex nihilo creation and demonstrating that there is a sound basis for the early Christian development of the doctrine. Drawing on the theology of Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas, Chambers considers what the ex nihilo doctrine means and does in classical Christian dogma. He examines ancient Near Eastern cosmological texts that provide a potential context for reading Genesis 1. Recognizing the distance between the possible historical and theological frameworks for interpreting the text, he illuminates how this doctrine developed within early Christian thought as a consequence of the church’s commitment to reading Genesis 1 as part of Christian Scripture. Through original close readings of the chapter that engage critically with the work of Jon Levenson, Hermann Gunkel, and Brevard Childs, Chambers demonstrates that, far from precluding interpretive possibilities, reading Genesis 1 in terms of creation from nothing opens up a variety of interpretive avenues that have largely been overlooked in contemporary biblical scholarship. Timely and innovative, this book makes the case for a new (or recovered) framework for reading Genesis 1 that will appeal to biblical studies scholars and seminarians.

Heaven on Earth  Just for Being Book

Heaven on Earth Just for Being


  • Author : Camille Moritz Revelator of Light
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-28
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1504366174

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Heaven on Earth Just for Being Excerpt :

This is an ascension manual heralding the golden age of enlightenment, activating the divinely intended plan of heaven on earth and restoring each being's intended birthrights as divinely powerful, loving, and peace-conscious cocreators of heaven on earth, magically and easily, just for being. Only love is real.

The Counsel of Heaven on Earth Book

The Counsel of Heaven on Earth


  • Author : Ian F. Jones
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 0805443436

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The Counsel of Heaven on Earth Excerpt :

An introductory look at the principles of biblical Christian counseling, this book is sure to find a wide and enduring audience through the American Association of Christian Counselors (over 50,000 members).

Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography Book
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Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography


  • Author : Wayne Horowitz
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9780931464997

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Chinese Civilization Book
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Chinese Civilization


  • Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 1439188394

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Chinese Civilization Excerpt :

Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture.