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Religion and Spirituality Classics

Noted educator Mark Van Doren defined a "classic" as a "book that stays in print." This is certainly the case of the graybeards found below.

 

 
1.
The Seven Storey Mountain
by Thomas Merton

Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 496 pages
50th Anniversary edition (October 1998)


$24.50
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In 1941, a brilliant, good-looking young man decided to give up a promising literary career in New York to enter a monastery in Kentucky, from where he proceeded to become one of the most influential writers of this century. Talk about losing your life in order to find it. Thomas Merton's first... Read more

 


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An Autobiography : The Story of My Experiments With Truth
by Mahadev Desai(Translator), et al

Beacon Pr
Paperback - 528 pages
Reprint edition (November 1993)


$11.20
$2.80
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Gandhi's nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation, and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting of his status as a great... Read more

 


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The Alchemist/a Fable About Following Your Dream
by Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke (Translator)

Harper San Francisco
Hardcover - 177 pages
(May 1993)


$12.60
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Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sniff a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the... Read more

 


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The Teachings of Don Juan : A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
by Carlos Castaneda

University of California Press
Paperback - 215 pages
Deluxe 30t edition (October 1998)


$11.96
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Carlos Castaneda's intelligence shines through as clearly in his updated commentary in the 30th anniversary edition of The Teachings of Don Juan as it does in his original story. It is impossible to encapsulate what Castaneda has achieved with his first book about the teachings of the enigmatic Don... Read more

 


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The Pilgrim's Progress (Oxford World's Classics)
by John Bunyan, N.H. Keeble (Editor)

Oxford Univ Pr (Trade)
Paperback
(July 1998)


$6.76
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Christian is on a journey to the Celestial City. But getting there is a little more difficult than our hero bargains for! --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more

 


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The Cost of Discipleship
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback - 316 pages



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"When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die." With these words, in The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave powerful voice to the millions of Christians who believe personal sacrifice is an essential component of faith. Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, was an... Read more

 


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The Prophet
by Kahlil Gibran

Random House
Hardcover - 96 pages



$10.50

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In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for... Read more

 


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Six by Lewis : The Abolition of Man, the Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, Miracles, the Problem of Pain, the Screwtape Letters
by C. S. Lewis

Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback
Boxed edition (June 1996)

$42.00
$33.60
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Six by Lewis is an excellent introduction to the work of C.S. Lewis, the 20th century's premier Christian apologist. This special six-book collection includes The Abolition of Man, a defense of objective morality, which comprises the basis of his Christian apologetics; The Great Divorce, a Christian... Read more

 


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The Power of Myth
by Joseph Campbell, et al

Anchor Books/Doubleday
Paperback - 293 pages
Reissue edition (July 1991)




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Among his many gifts, Joseph Campbell's most impressive was the unique ability to take a contemporary situation, such as the murder and funeral of President John F. Kennedy, and help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power of The Power of Myth, showing how... Read more

 


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The Road Less Traveled : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth
by M. Scott Peck(Afterword)

Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback - 315 pages
2nd edition (January 1998)



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By melding love, science, and religion into a primer on personal growth, M. Scott Peck launched his highly successful writing and lecturing career with this book. Even to this day, Peck remains at the forefront of spiritual psychology as a result of The Road Less Traveled. In the era of I'm OK,... Read more

 


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City of God [ABRIDGED]
by Augustine, et al

Viking Pr
Paperback
(May 1985)


$12.76
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Augustine's City of God, a monumental work of religious lore, philosophy, and history, was written as a kind of literary tombstone for Roman culture. After the sack of Rome, Augustine wrote this book to anatomize the corruption of Romans' pursuit of earthly pleasures: "grasping for praise,... Read more

 


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The World's Religions
by Huston Smith

Harper San Francisco
Paperback - 416 pages
Rev/Repr edition (September 1992)




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The World's Religions, by Huston Smith, has been a standard introduction to its eponymous subject since its first publication in 1958. Smith writes humbly, forswearing judgment on the validity of world religions. His introduction asks, "How does it all sound from above? Like bedlam, or do the... Read more

 



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