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The Perennial Philosophy Series
Ernest Thompson Seton explains "The Gospel of the Redman"
Science and the Myth of Progress
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Paul Goble's World: Native Americans' relationship to all created beings
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
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William C. Chittick explores "The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi"
How can we understand Native American traditions?
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How does the icon function?

"The doctrinal foundation of the icon determines not only its general orientation, its subject and its iconography, but also its formal language, its style. This style is the direct result of the function of the symbol: the picture must not seek to replace the object depicted, which surpasses it eminently; according to the words of Dionysius the Areopagite it must 'respect the distance that separates the intelligible from the sensible.'"
Madonna and Child on a Curved Throne, Greece, 13th century
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