Rodney Stark

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 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

How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at May 9, 2017
How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity [Audiobook]

How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity [Audiobook] by Rodney Stark
English | June 27, 2014 | ASIN: B00L1DBPQS, ISBN: 1494552493, 1494502496 | MP3@64 kbps | 15 hrs 25 mins | 423 MB
Narrator: Kevin Foley

Gaiam - Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at Nov. 28, 2016
Gaiam - Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga [repost]

Gaiam - Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga
DVDRip | English | M4V | 720 x 480 | AVC ~1366 kbps | 23.976 fps
AC-3 | 224 Kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 01:49:24 | 1.02 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Yoga, Health

Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga DVD offers five unique workouts on one DVD. Energize your body and mind with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman's easy to follow yoga practices – developed specifically to take you through your week. Each daily yoga practice is specifically sequenced to bring strength, energy, and balance into your life. Features Iyengar, Vinyasa, Core, Ashtanga and Restorative practices.
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 156 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1982, 2013 Electra Musician / Asylum / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27368 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A tremendous live performance from the group co-led by Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – two players who really bring a lot to each other's music! There's a mode here that really blows us away – a careful, sensitive approach that allows each horn player to hit their most lyrical moments – shading things in with a far richer palette of sounds than we might ever have expected. The rest of the group's a big factor for the album's sound, though – as it features the great pianist Garry Dial, who also wrote some of the tunes – plus Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums. Rodney plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and Sullivan plays flute, flugelhorn, alto, and soprano sax – on titles that include "How Do You Know", "As Time Goes By", "Sprint", "My Son The Minstrel", and "Speak Like A Child".
Rodney Jones - When You Feel The Love (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Rodney Jones - When You Feel The Love (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 313 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 272 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6374
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A different album than some of guitarist Rodney Jones' more spiritual work – maybe a bit more spacious and sensitive overall, in a style that shows off a whole new side of his sound! Rodney plays both 6 and 12 string guitars – and the session features a fair bit of keyboards from Kenny Kirkland – often used in these laidback ways that glide along with the breezy style of the guitar. The rest of the group features Fred Lipsius on some reeds, Marcus Miller on bass, Buddy Williams on drums, and Rick Cutler on percussion – all coming together in a warmly soulful groove on titles that include "The Gift", "Gaze", "Just Because", "The Joy Of Now", "Another Bag", and "Song For Jean".
Rodney Jones - Articulation (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Rodney Jones - Articulation (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 265 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6373
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. An overlooked spiritual jazz gem from the 70s – recorded for the Dutch Timeless label, but done in a mode that sparkles with the energy of Strata East at the time! Guitarist Rodney Jones is in some wonderfully hip company for the set – a lineup that includes Kenny Kirkland on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Bob Mintzer on tenor, and Arthur Blythe on alto – all blowing together beautifully with a freely-soaring spiritual energy that reminds us a lot of some of Gary Bartz' more jazz-based albums of the time.