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Review: Eating Animals

December 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer departs from his usual genre to explore the merit (or lack thereof) of an omnivorous diet


Review: The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology

December 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

It was brave of Moser to write The Elusive God, for he recognizes that it is a radical book, offering what many philosophers will take to be unconvincing evidential reasons for belief in God and unconvincing practical reasons for having a relationship with God


Review: Cows and the Earth

December 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Prime\'s book is a good resource for those interested to learn more about the reality of dairy-farming, and it is a valuable addition to the ongoing discussion about the significance of one\'s diet with regard to protecting the earth


Review: The Spiritual Brain

November 15th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

There are serious thinkers, and among them scientists too, who are not persuaded by the notion that all spirituality is a result of firing neurons. They are convinced that there is more to the mind than macromolecules, more to mysticism than muddled thinking


Review: Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior

October 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

\"Spent\" proposes, in a modern context, that which Vedanta has long recognized: much of our lives are lived in calculation of how to achieve our sensual goals, be they physical, mental, or intellectual


Review: Seeking God in Science

September 19th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

One of the most common stereotypes of intelligent design (ID) is that it is an evangelical Christian movement intent upon forcing religion into the classroom. Does the release of Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design, officially put this claim to rest


Review: Nature’s IQ

September 14th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

While the middle portion of Nature\'s IQ makes it a worthwhile investment, ultimately the book fails to demonstrate how its conclusion supports its objective.


Review: Jesus in the Lotus

September 10th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

A student of Bede Griffiths, Christian-Hindu hybrid Russill Paul seeks to bridge a gap between Christianity and Hinduism, proposing that both may learn from each other and be better for it. How much do the traditions truly overlap and have to offer to each other


Review: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Edwin Bryant

August 26th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Hundreds of authoritative English translations of the Yoga Sutras are already in existence. Is there then any room for Edwin Bryant’s newest addition? For most readers, this is the only edition they will ever need


Review: A Case for God

July 31st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Karen Armstrong is one of the handful of intelligent commentators on religion who has become distressed by the tone of recent discussions of the subject. Her targets are religious fundamentalism and militant atheism: in other words, al-Qaida as well as Richard Dawkins



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