The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (Religion in America)

In 1997, Terryl Givens's The Viper at the Hearth used to be praised as a brand new vintage in Mormon experiences. within the wake of Mormon-inspired and -created inventive, literary, and political activity--today's "Mormon moment"--Givens provides a revised and up to date variation of his ebook to handle the continued presence and reception of the Mormon picture in modern tradition.

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T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint (Bloomsbury Companions)

The Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible and the scriptures learn through early Christians. Septuagint experiences were a progress box some time past 20 years. It has turn into a space of curiosity not just for textual feedback of the Hebrew Bible yet as a manufactured from Judaism within the Graeco-Roman international. it's even being applied sometimes by means of students of Greek faith. whilst renewed curiosity within the daughter models (Syriac, Vulgate, Ethiopic, Coptic etc.) has thrown new cognizance onto the Septuagint.

This Companion offers a state-of-the-art survey of scholarly opinion at the Septuagint textual content of every biblical booklet. It covers the features of every Septuagint ebook, its translation beneficial properties, origins, text-critical difficulties and background. As such it presents a accomplished spouse to the Septuagint, that includes contributions from specialists within the field.

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The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

By Philip Novak

A international Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal faith sources!

during this excellent significant other to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the main strong and stylish expressions of the knowledge of humankind. real, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."

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Saint Francis and the Sultan: The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter

In September, 1219, because the armies of the 5th campaign besieged the Egyptian urban of Damietta, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to evangelise to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil.
Although we in reality be aware of little or no approximately this occasion, this has now not avoided artists and writers from the 13th century to the 20th, unencumbered by means of mere proof, from portraying Francis then again as a brand new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the reality of Christianity, a champion of the crusading excellent, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed spiritual enthusiast, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and realizing. Al-Kâmil, nonetheless, is variously offered as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical educating, a merciless oriental despot, or a cosmopolitan libertine.
Saint Francis and the Sultan takes an in depth examine those richly various creative responses to this short yet hugely symbolic assembly. Throwing into aid the altering fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have encouraged in ecu artists and writers within the centuries considering, it offers a uniquely extensive yet designated imaginative and prescient of the evolution of Western attitudes in the direction of Islam and the Arab global during the last 8 hundred years.

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The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume 2: The Words and Will of God

By F. E. Peters

The world's 3 nice monotheistic religions have spent so much in their old careers in clash or pageant with one another. And but in truth they sprung from an analogous non secular roots and feature been nurtured within the comparable historic soil. This bookan terribly accomplished and approachable comparative creation to those religionsseeks no longer a lot to illustrate the reality of this thesis as to demonstrate it. Frank Peters, one of many world's leading specialists at the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after in brief tracing the roots of every, locations them part through part to teach either their similarities and their alterations. quantity I, The Peoples of God , tells the tale of the basis and formation of the 3 monotheistic groups, in their noticeable, ancient presence. quantity II, The phrases and should of God , is dedicated to their internal lifestyles, the spirit that animates and regulates them. Peters takes us to the place those religions stay: their scriptures, legislation, associations, and intentions; how each one seeks to worship God and attain salvation; and the way they take care of their very own (orthodox and heterodox) and with others (the goyim, the pagans, the infidels). all through, he measuresbut by no means judgesone faith opposed to the opposite. The prose is supple, the strategy rigorous. it is a remarkably cohesive, informative, and available narrative reflecting a life of examine through a unmarried famous authority in all 3 fields. The Monotheists is a magisterial comparability, for college kids and basic readers in addition to students, of the events to at least one of the main troubling problems with todaythe fierce, occasionally efficient and sometimes damaging, festival one of the world's monotheists, the siblings referred to as Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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God and the Ethics of Belief: New Essays in Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of faith within the Anglo-American culture skilled a 'rebirth' following the 1955 e-book of latest Essays in Philosophical Theology (eds. Antony Flew and Alisdair MacIntyre). Fifty years later, this quantity of essays deals a sampling of the simplest paintings in what's now a truly lively box, written via a few of its such a lot well-liked participants. a considerable creation sketches the advancements of the final half-century, whereas additionally describing the 'ethics of trust' debate in epistemology and exhibiting the way it connects to explicitly spiritual issues and to the subjects of the person contributions. those issues comprise: the connection among God and the typical legislation; the metaphysics of physically resurrection; the function of attract 'mystery' within the non secular existence; the justification of either theistic trust more often than not and extra particular doctrinal ideals; and the social-political elements of non secular religion and perform.

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The Way of Jesus Christ

The way in which of Jesus Christ discusses the subsequent subject matters: 1. the emblem of how embodies the point of procedure and brings out christology's alignment in the direction of its objective. This image can understand Christ's means from his beginning within the Spirit and his baptism within the Spirit to his self-surrender on Golgotha. It additionally makes it attainable to appreciate the trail of Christ because the approach top from his resurrection to his parousia-the approach he is taking within the Spirit to Israel, to the international locations, and into the breadth and intensity of the cosmos. 2. the logo of how makes us conscious that each human christology is traditionally conditioned and restricted. each human christology is a 'christology of the way,' no longer but a 'christology of the house country,' a christology of religion, now not but a christology of sight. So christology isn't any greater than the start of eschatology; and eschatology, because the Christian religion knows it, is often the consummation of christology. three. eventually, yet now not least vital: each method is a call for participation. a manner is anything to be undefined. 'The approach of Jesus Christ' isn't simply a christological classification. it's a moral type too. someone who enters upon Christ's approach will become aware of who Jesus relatively is; and a person who particularly believes in Jesus and the Christ of God will stick to him alongside the best way he himself took. Christology and christopraxis locate each other within the complete and accomplished wisdom of Christ. This christology hyperlinks dogmatics and ethics in nearer aspect than within the prior volumes.

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Sibille (Manuali per l'anima) (Italian Edition)

Il testo che offre un metodo semplice e divertente consistent with assimilare e interiorizzare i significati delle cinquantadue carte delle Sibille. Il sistema delle aree tematiche, basato sulla suddivisione delle lame in step with gruppi omogenei, agevola los angeles loro memorizzazione; tramite l'osservazione ragionata delle scene raffigurate in ciascuna carta, sarà possibile dare responsi chiari e immediati. Uno strumento di facile comprensione: lame che parlano in line with immagini, different dai classici tarocchi. Il quantity comprende anche un capitolo dedicato ai vari metodi di gioco con esempi e un vademecum in line with il cartomante.

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