Rodney Stark

The Triumph of Faith: Why the World Is More Religious than Ever  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Oct. 9, 2017
The Triumph of Faith: Why the World Is More Religious than Ever

Rodney Stark, "The Triumph of Faith: Why the World Is More Religious than Ever"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1610171381 | 240 pages | PDF | 2 MB

How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at July 19, 2017
How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity (Repost)

Professor Rodney Stark, "How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity"
English | ISBN: 1610170857 | 2014 | 432 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Introduction to the Study of Religion [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Jan. 20, 2015
Introduction to the Study of Religion [repost]

Introduction to the Study of Religion
24xDVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~728 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 11:57:49 | English: MP3, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | +3 PDF Guides | 4.48 GB
Genre: Religion

Religion undoubtedly plays an important part in the lives of people around the world. As Professor Charles B. Jones notes, many people "would say [religion] is the most important part" of their lives and participate in the practices of their faith as a means of deepening their commitment to and understanding of the world around them.
The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013) 3CD Box Set

The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 394 Mb | Scans ~ 1 Gb
Label: Now-Again | # NA 5094 | Time: 02:51:52
Psychedelic Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Acting, Thinking, Feeling marks the first time that psychedelic jazz ensemble The Stark Reality's Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop album has been reissued in full (the 2003 Stones Throw Records anthology Now only contained half of the original album's music). The anthology also contains the band's out-of-print Roller Coaster Ride (first issued as 1969 on Now-Again in 2003), and a series of recently discovered, previously-unreleased tracks in a 3 CD "complete works" box set. Besides the missing Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop songs, the most exciting additions to the Stark Reality's oeuvre are the three songs recorded between the earliest incarnation of the band the big band that recorded "Theme To Say Brother" and "Acting, Thinking, Feeling" in 1968 - and the slimmed down combo that recorded the Roller Coaster Ride and The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop. These recordings display a band in flux, and color the development of Stark's genius. We hear the signature sound of his "plugged in" vibes for the first time; we hear an early stab at the psychedelic "Red Yellow Moonbeams" (and realize why the addition of John Abercrombie's fuzz guitar was crucial to his vision); we hear a subtle change towards a more funk and rock based sound. This anthology thus encapsulates the first known Stark Reality recordings done for and in performance at WGBH, these transitional big band pieces, and the Roller Coaster Ride and The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop albums in full. The liner notes are updated with Ahmad Jamal's participation, more photos and full annotation of the additional songs.

Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at March 27, 2018
Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History

Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1599474999 | 280 Pages | EPUB | 3.1 MB

As we all know and as many of our well established textbooks have argued for decades, the Inquisition was one of the most frightening and bloody chapters in Western history

Why God?: Explaining Religious Phenomena  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Oct. 11, 2017
Why God?: Explaining Religious Phenomena

Rodney Stark, "Why God?: Explaining Religious Phenomena"
ISBN: 1599475200 | 2017 | PDF | 304 pages | 4 MB
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 41:02 minutes | 453 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

2013 collaboration between two of Country Music's most respected artists. Old Yellow Moon features four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito's 'Hanging Up My Heart,' Roger Miller's 'Invitation to the Blues,' and Allen Reynolds' 'Dreaming My Dreams,' among others. Produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison),Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris' Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.

The Rise of Christianity (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at June 16, 2017
The Rise of Christianity (repost)

Rodney Stark, "The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries"
1997 | ISBN-10: 0060677015 | 272 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Richard Rodney Bennett - Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) Limited Collector's Edition 2009

Richard Rodney Bennett - Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Limited Collector's Edition 2009
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Marcus Dods; Peter Mark, solo viola

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 195 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Singular Soundtrack | # SINGSCE001 | 00:39:20

Bennett has arranged his music for the 1972 film Lady Caroline Lamb as an elegy for orchestra and that Cinderella of the orchestra, the viola. His music for this film, which was about Lady Caroline Lamb's disastrous obsessive love for the poet Lord Byron, is distinguished by a very appealing tender romantic melody that is redolent of the Lady's yearning. The work is presented in two movements. Before the love theme is stated in the first of these, there is headlong skittish, neurotic music portraying the rash, foolish woman. Afterwards comes some comically ironical military music of some pomposity which includes (Lady Lamb's?) sighs before the mood darkens - perhaps signifying Lady Lamb's encroaching madness. The second movement reprises the love music, which becomes the theme for a set of variations: some dreamily nocturnal, some passionate, some troubled.

God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades (Audiobook, repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at May 15, 2017
God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades (Audiobook, repost)

Rodney Stark, David Drummond (Narrator), "God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades"
ASIN: B0031Q9ZT2, ISBN: 1400164702 | 2009 | MP3@64 kbps | ~07:59:00 | 226 MB