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The youngest major religion...

Advantages: Comprehensive and readable, well-illustrated and organised
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...For those who visit my house and peruse my bookshelves, they may notice that it seems as though there is an the unofficial Oxford Press day at Fr. Kurt's house. There is a good reason why so many of my books carry the indenture of Oxford University Press ...

frkurt 01.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Oxford History of Islam - John L. Esposito (Editor)

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A very poor study of the subject

Advantages: you learn about something
Disadvantages: you don't learn much about Islam

...First point: "Islam" is an Arabic word, the meaning can be easily found thanks to the technical nature of Arabic. Second point: The word "islam" means to submit to the will of the god. One root word of islam is "slama", which means to submit or to make ...

faro0485 02.05.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Oxford History of Islam - John L. Esposito (Editor)

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HARA: The Vital Centre of Man

Advantages: An inspiring book that can improve the quality of life.
Disadvantages: ...

As you would expect from me, this is a review about a book that is very Zen-related. Its author Karlfried Graf Von Dürckheim (1896-1988) was a philosopher and psychotherapist who lived in Japan learning the techniques of zazen (meditation) from Zen maste ...

derek-j-a 07.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Hara The Vital Centre of Man - Karlfried Graf Von Dúrckheim

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"The Cross is Too Young!"

Advantages: Possibly a more a reliable account then The Bible (if you are not literalist)
Disadvantages: But still far wide of the mark, Boring, Cashes in on Da Vinci Code,

The Templar Revelation is an account of the findings of a pair of religious art / occult researchers. (Although, I dislike the connotations of the word "occult". This book is not "my learn how to cast little unicorn spells".) The pair of them investigate ...

dragonhelmuk 05.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Templar Revelation - Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince

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Easy to use

Advantages: Easy to use and read, relatively cheap
Disadvantages: No frills

...There are surprisingly few really good bibles easily available in the bookshops without paying a lot of money. Those that are reasonably priced tend to be in the King James version, which is fine, except that for many people this can be quite hard to read ...

rwsweet 01.09.2000 · Read full review

Review of The Jerusalem Bible - Popular Edition

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