Top secret: the truth behind today's pop mysticisms

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2008.
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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’sThe Secret and New Thought, Helen Schucman’s A Course in Miracles and the popular works of Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra’sHow 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 popularYour 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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table_of_contents Introduction: Sheep without a shepherd -- Secret identity (Rhonda Byrne's The secret, Wayne W. Dyer, Shakti Gawain, et. al.) -- Karma chameleon (Deepak Chopra, How to know God) -- Dharma bums (Pema Chödrön and Chögyam Trungpa) -- Practicing the present (Eckhart Tolle, The power of now: a guide to spiritual enlightenment) -- A course in malarkey (Helen Schucman, A course in miracles) -- U-turn to love (Marianne Williamson, A return to love) -- Idol conversations (Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God) -- The cellophane prophecy (James Redfield, The celestine prophecy) -- Know-it-alls (modern gnostics: Carl Jung, Stephan A. Hoeller, Timothy Freke, and Peter Gandy) -- Going kabbalistic (Michael Berg, The way: using the kabbalah for spiritual transformation and fulfillment) -- Are you running with me, Joel? (Joel Osteen, Your best life now).
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