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Noted religion scholar Robert M. Price examines the historical roots and the current appeal of today’s pop mysticisms. Critical and appreciative at the same time, Price applies his impressive background in theology and biblical criticism to put these trends in perspective. Among other popular movements and books, Price discusses: Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and New Thought, Helen Schucman’s A Course in Miracles and the popular works of Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra’s How to Know God, James Redfield’s The Celestine Prophecy, the Jewish Kabbalah as recently made popular by Madonna, Joel Osteen’s Prosperity Gospel and his popular Your Best Life Now, and Diedre Blomfield Brown (aka Pema Chödrön) and American-style Buddhism.
Whether you’re a skeptic looking for a rational approach to understanding current religion or a seeker in search of a deeper, more informed understanding of popular spiritualities, Top Secret has much to offer.
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Robert M. Price, Ph.D. (Selma, NC), professor of scriptural studies at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, is the editor (with Jeffery Jay Lowder) of The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave and the Journal of Higher Criticism. He is also the author of Top Secret: The Truth Behind Today’s Pop Mysticisms; The Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church Was Left Behind; The Reason-Driven Life: What Am I Here on Earth For?; The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man; and Deconstructing Jesus; among other works.
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Book Description Prometheus Books, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. First Edition, 1st printing. Brand new hardcover in brand new dustjacket, both very fine. Publisher's review materials slipped in. Gift quality! Digital image available upon request. Seller Inventory # 38977
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Book Description Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Fascinating critique of some of the most popular New Age self-help doctrines. Looks at "The Secret " (Rhonda Byrne); "How to Know God" (Deepak Chopra); "The Power of Now" (Eckhart Tolle) "The Celestine Prophecy" (James Redfield) and more. 370 pages, Appendices, Bibliography, Index. Published @ $24.95. Seller Inventory # 13897
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