• New PDF release: Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short

    By Francis J. Bremer

    ISBN-10: 0195334558

    ISBN-13: 9780195334555

    Written by means of a number one professional at the Puritans, this short, informative quantity bargains a wealth of heritage in this key non secular flow. This booklet strains the shaping, triumph, and decline of the Puritan international, whereas additionally studying the function of faith within the shaping of yank society and the position of the Puritan legacy in American heritage. Francis J. Bremer discusses the increase of Puritanism within the English Reformation, the fight of the reformers to purge what they considered because the corruptions of Roman Catholicism from the Elizabethan church, and the fight with the Stuart monarchs that resulted in a short Puritan triumph less than Oliver Cromwell. It additionally examines the trouble of Puritans who left England to set up a godly country in the United States. Bremer examines puritan theology, perspectives on kin and neighborhood, their ideals concerning the right dating among faith and public existence, the boundaries of toleration, the stability among person rights and one's legal responsibility to others, and the level to which public personality could be formed through deepest spiritual trust.

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  • Download e-book for kindle: The Pantheon of Palmyra by Javier Teixidor

    By Javier Teixidor

    ISBN-10: 9004059873

    ISBN-13: 9789004059870

    The writer, a well known student within the box of Semitic epigraphy, provides during this ebook his normal view of Palmyrene faith, established usually on an intensive wisdom and shut examining of Palmyrene inscriptions. In a preface he expounds his religio-historical and theological perspectives of the various names and epithets of the gods with regards to divine truth. In his opinion the various divine names describe concrete events within which the believer skilled a private and designated courting to the deities and are, consequently, the real expression of a well-liked piety, to which secret used to be a typical event of day-by-day life.

    The monograph supposes a greater than superficial wisdom of close to jap tradition and background ordinarily and of Palmyrene tradition particularly, because it doesn't supply a historic and cultural context within which the spiritual phenomena functionality and locate their heritage. the writer doesn't current all to be had inscriptions and different resources that may be correct; really, he selects from between them to help his expositions. The presentation mingles philological notes and commentaries with religio-historical interpretations, greatly as J. T. Milik did in Dédicaces faites par des dieux (Paris, 1972). Teixidor's booklet, as a result, is the made of a expert meant for different experts. even though, it'd be most popular to provide first all on hand resources, inscriptions, reliefs and statues, archeological monuments and the tesserae in a diachronical disposition which will offer a pretty good base for a religio-historical reconstruction of Palmyra's pantheon and cultic practices.

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  • Download e-book for iPad: Sagesse éternelle : Tome 1 by Mata Amritanandamayi, Swami Jnanamritananda

    By Mata Amritanandamayi, Swami Jnanamritananda

    ISBN-10: 2913219063

    ISBN-13: 9782913219069

    L'enseignement non-dualiste d'Amma est des plus concret, vehicle il puise constamment dans des exemples de events de l. a. vie de tous les jours et utilise de nombreux aphorismes pour illustrer son message de paix et de connaissance de soi.

    " Qui est animé d'un désir ardent n'a pas besoin de trois ans. Il atteint son yet en moins de temps qu'il ne faut pour percer une feuille de lotus avec une aiguille. Mais l'intensité de son désir doit être extrême... "

    Au fil des chapitres du Tome 1, Amma répond à toutes sortes de questions, que ce soit au sujet de l. a. vie de famille et de l. a. vie spirituelle, ou le sens de los angeles sadhana [pratique spirituelle], los angeles méditation, l'Advaita [non-dualité] au quotidien, le rôle du vrai dévot, l. a. foi ou le karma. Amma n'hésite pas à parler d'elle-même, comme lorsqu'elle évoque ses souvenirs d'enfance.
    Tome 2 est tout aussi riche d'instructions spirituelles des plus élevés, mais rendues entièrement accessibles par l'esprit d'universalité qui anime Amma. Elle y aborde, entre autres, les Écritures, le sannyas [renonçant], Om [la syllabe sacrée], los angeles sympathie pour les pauvres, l. a. colère ou l. a. patience...

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  • Download e-book for kindle: Metaphor and Masculinity in Hosea by Susan E. Haddox

    By Susan E. Haddox

    ISBN-10: 1433113562

    ISBN-13: 9781433113567

    The metaphors in Hosea are wealthy and sundry, comprising either gendered and non-gendered photo fields. This publication examines using metaphor in Hosea in the course of the lens of masculinity experiences, which supplies a method to clarify connections among the photographs and to investigate their cumulative rhetorical influence. The rhetoric of either the gendered and non-gendered imagery is analyzed utilizing a version from cognitive anthropology, which divides social area alongside 3 axes: job, efficiency, and goodness. humans use metaphors to place and to maneuver each other inside this area. those axes exhibit how the metaphors in Hosea rhetorically relate the viewers, represented by way of Ephraim/Israel, and YHWH to a specific development of masculinity. Hosea makes use of the imagery of Assyrian treaty curses to augment YHWH’s masculinity and dominance, whereas undermining the masculinity of the viewers. The rhetoric of the textual content makes an attempt to convey the viewers into an effectively subordinate place with admire to YHWH and to form its contributors’ activities and attitudes hence.

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  • Islamische Erziehung in Europa / Islamic Education in Europe - download pdf or read online

    By Ednan Aslan (ed.)

    ISBN-10: 3205119258

    ISBN-13: 9783205119258

    ISBN-10: 3205783107

    ISBN-13: 9783205783107

    Die Präsenz der MuslimInnen in Europa ist eine besondere Herauforderung für die hiesige Politik und die heutige Gesellschaft. Die steigende Zahl der MuslimInnen und der Moscheen in Europa, sowie nicht zuletzt die muslimischen SchülerInnen an den öffentlichen Schulen, stellen eine unvorhergesehene Herausforderung für Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesetzgebung dar.
    Für die MuslimInnen ihrerseits besteht die neuartige Erfahrung vor allem darin, als Minderheit in einer pluralistischen Gesellschaft zu leben und sich als Teil dieser Gesellschaft zu identifizieren und in ihr zu partizipieren.
    Unter den besonderen Bedingungen Europas kommt der Erziehung muslimischer Kinder im Prozess der Verheimatung in Europa eine besondere Bedeutung zu, damit die hier heranwachsenden MuslimInnen mit dieser neuen Heimat identisch verwachsen. Ohne das Gefühl einer inneren Verbundenheit, kann guy der Gesellschaft nicht wirklich dienlich sein. Eine islamische Erziehung hat die Aufgabe den Kindern diesen Wandel deuten zu helfen, sodass eine europäische Identität in einer säkularen, pluralistischen Gesellschaft in einem offenen conversation mit der eigenen culture möglich sein wird. MuslimInnen haben die Aufgabe, den europäischen Kontext in ihre religiöse Erziehung zu integrieren und sich vom Rand der Gesellschaft in deren Mitte zu bewegen.
    Diese Publikation möchte die entstandenen vielfältigen Debatten in der islamischen Erziehung in Europa offenlegen und auf den Wandel unter den MuslimInnen hinweisen, dass nämlich die MuslimInnen verstärkt auf die europäischen Werte Rücksicht nehmen und sich dementsprechend organisieren.

    Univ. Prof. Aslan, Ednan, geb. 1959 in Bayburt, ist seit 2006 Leiter der Forschungseinheit „Islamische Religionspädagogik“ des Instituts für Bildungswissenschaft der Universität Wien und des neu entwickelten Masterstudiums „Islamische Religionspädagogik“, das an der Universität Wien zur Ausbildung von IslamlehrerInnen für die Höheren Schulen eingerichtet wurde. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen im Bereich Didaktik des Islamischen Religionsunterrichtes (IRU), vor allem Koran im IRU, Methoden des IRU, Lehrplanentwicklung und muslimisches Leben in Europa.

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  • Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial by Walter Burkert PDF

    By Walter Burkert

    ISBN-10: 0520058755

    ISBN-13: 9780520058750

    Blood sacrifice, the ritual slaughter of animals, has been simple to faith via background, in order that it survives in spiritualized shape even in Christianity. How did this violent phenomenon in attaining the prestige of the sacred? this query is tested in Walter Burkert's recognized study.

    "A milestone, not just within the box of classics yet within the wider box of the heritage of faith. . . . it is going to discover a position along the works of Jane Ellen Harrison, Sir James George Frazer, Claude Levi-Strauss, and van Gennep."—Wendy Flaherty, Divinity university, collage of Chicago

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  • New PDF release: So, Why Didn't They Tell Me That in Church?

    By S. Michael Owens

    ISBN-10: 1449799604

    ISBN-13: 9781449799601

    "Does God permit tornadoes? Or does He PLAN them? What approximately melanoma? If God is up to the mark, why pray? Does prayer quite switch issues? do you know tithing cash isn't taught within the Bible? Does your church think about the 3 "E's" to be worship? what's Oprah's maximum aha! second? What does that experience to do with a ebook like this? suffering to understand God's will? might be it's none of our enterprise! How can God be sovereign in all issues and guy have "free will" while? Is Hell a spot of ultimate destruction or a spot of never-ending torture? (For most-this is a nice aid to profit) do you know that the concept that of guy having an everlasting soul comes from Greek philosophers and never the Bible? (Eternal existence is a present from God-not our default surroundings) have you discovered the adaptation among edifying others and witnessing? One ends up in worry and frustration, the opposite supplies glory to God! Are your solutions Bible established? (or what you've heard all of your lifestyles) - If Jesus has gained your middle - has He received your mind"?

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