Download E-books And Man Created God: Kings, Cults and Conquests at the Time of Jesus PDF

By Selina O'Grady

At the time of Jesus's delivery, the area used to be in ferment. throughout Europe, North Africa, the center East and Asia - societies rife with gods and messiahs, monks and warriors - the outdated certainties of relations, village and tribe have been being overturned. faith was once changing into the resource of order and stability.

And guy Created God takes the reader on a blinding trip around the empires of the traditional international to bare how emperors and kings manipulated faith to consolidate their energy. In Rome, Augustus was once deified via his marvelous spin medical professionals; in what's now Sudan, the warrior queen Amanirenas exploited her godlike prestige to motivate her armies to stand, and defeat, Rome; whereas in China, the usurper Wang Mang gained and misplaced the throne over his obsession with Confucianism.

In this riveting account of the interaction of religion and gear, Selina O'Grady solutions the main pressing query of all: how did the tiny Jesus cult overcome extra renowned religions - the goddess Isis, the miracle employee Apollonius, even the cult of Augustus - to turn into the world's dominant faith?

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Download E-books What God Desires:The Story of the Center for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief PDF

By Wendell E. Mettey

In a follow-up to his inspirational ebook, Are now not My humans Worthy?: the tale of Matthew 25: Ministries, Wendell Mettey stocks a candid account of the struggles and successes the ministry skilled via a ten-year span.
carrying on with his calling to supply for the negative and needy, this minister from Cincinnati reached out to Southeast Asia after the tsunami of 2003 and to the sufferers at the Gulf Coast within the wake of storm Katrina in 2004. In a spirit of unwavering religion and commitment, Mettey encouraged others to hitch in a wave of compassion to offer foodstuff, water, offers, outfits, and cash to millions in desire.
In What God Desires, Mettey fantastically narrates how God published the ministry's callling in the course of the main devastating occasions in recorded historical past. His remarkable tales of God's divine intervention will imprint each reader's center and persuade even the most powerful skeptic to think in miracles.

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Download E-books Upanishads PDF

An Upanisad is a instructing consultation with a guru, and the 13 texts of the important Upanisads which include this quantity shape a sequence of philosophical discourses among instructor and pupil that query the internal which means of the area. Composed starting round the 8th century BCE, the Upanisads were principal to the improvement of Hinduism, exploring its primary doctrines: rebirth, karma, overcoming dying, and reaching detachment, equilibrium, and religious bliss. chatting with the reader in direct, unadorned prose or lucid verse, the Upanisads gathered the following include humanity s perennial look for fact and information.

Valerie Roebuck s strong new translation blends accuracy with clarity and keeps the oral kind of those stirring and profound philosophical explorations. This quantity comprises an creation to the textual content, info on Sanskrit pronunciation, feedback for additional analyzing, explanatory notes, and a glossary.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes through unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books How to Become a Witch: The Path of Nature, Spirit & Magick PDF

By Amber K

Set forth at the Witch’s path―this pleasant introductory consultant provides the most important ideals and practices of Witchcraft and gives step by step guideline on easy methods to develop into a Witch. Best-selling authors Amber ok and Azrael Arynn okay have approximately fifty years of Craft adventure among them. They’ve taught hundreds and hundreds of scholars the fundamentals of Witchcraft, and now they’re providing readers a similar transparent, dependent suggestions the following. This Witchcraft ebook teaches you every thing you want to find out about Craft essentials:

―Ritual tools
―Daily practices
―Ethics
―Spellcasting
―Deepening your connection to nature
―Divination and dreams
―Sabbats and Esbats
―The Wheel of the Year
―Gods and Goddesses
―Pentagrams and different Craft symbols
―Training, initiation, and degrees

You’ll know about Witchcraft as a lifestyle, the way to find a coven or paintings as a solitary, and―most importantly―how to develop magickally and spiritually.

 

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Download E-books The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition PDF

There are various historic West Asian tales that narrate the victory of a warrior deity over an enemy, quite often a sea-god or sea dragon, and his upward push to divine kingship. In The clash delusion and the Biblical Tradition, Debra Scoggins Ballentine analyzes this motif, arguing that it was once used inside historical political and socio-religious discourses to strengthen specific divine hierarchies, kings, associations, and teams, in addition to to assault others. Situating her learn of the clash topos inside of modern theorizations of fantasy by means of Bruce Lincoln, Russell McCutcheon, and Jonathan Z. Smith, Ballentine examines narratives of divine strive against and circumstances of this clash motif. Her examine cuts throughout conventional disciplinary barriers in addition to built time sessions, focusing not just at the Hebrew Bible but in addition incorporating Mesopotamian, early Jewish, early Christian, and rabbinic texts, spanning a interval of just about 3 millennia - from the eighteenth century BCE to the early center a long time CE. The clash fable and the Biblical Tradition advances our figuring out of the clash topos in historic west Asian and early Jewish and Christian literatures and of ways mythological and spiritual principles are used either to validate and render normative specific ideologies and socio-political preparations, and to delegitimize and invalidate others.

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Download E-books A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages (Complete - Volume 1, 2 and 3) PDF

A heritage of the Inquisition of the center a long time (Complete - quantity 1, quantity 2 and quantity 3)

VOLUME I — beginning AND association OF THE INQUISITION
bankruptcy I - THE CHURCH
bankruptcy II – HERESY
bankruptcy III - THE CATHARI
bankruptcy IV - THE ALBIGENSIAN CRUSADES
bankruptcy V - PERSECUTION
bankruptcy VI - THE MENDICANT ORDERS
bankruptcy VII - THE INQUISITION FOUNDED
bankruptcy VIII – ORGANIZATION
bankruptcy IX - THE INQUISITORIAL PROCESS
bankruptcy X – EVIDENCE
bankruptcy XI - THE DEFENCE
bankruptcy XII - THE SENTENCE
bankruptcy XIII – CONFISCATION
bankruptcy XIV - THE STAKE

VOLUME II - THE INQUISITION within the numerous LANDS OF CHRISTENDOM
bankruptcy I – LANGUEDOC
bankruptcy II - FRANCE
bankruptcy III - THE SPANISH PENINSULA
bankruptcy IV - ITALY
bankruptcy V - THE SLAVIC CATHARI
bankruptcy VI - GERMANY
bankruptcy VII - BOHEMIA
bankruptcy VIII - THE HUSSITES

VOLUME III - certain FIELDS OF INQUISITORIAL job
bankruptcy I - THE religious FRANCISCANS
bankruptcy II - GUGLIELMA AND DOLCINO.
bankruptcy III - THE FRATICELLI
bankruptcy IV - POLITICAL HERESY used by THE CHURCH
bankruptcy V - POLITICAL HERESY used by THE country
bankruptcy VI- SORCERY AND OCCULT ARTS
bankruptcy VII - WITCHCRAFT
bankruptcy VIII - mind AND religion
bankruptcy IX - end

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Download E-books A Biblical Theology of Gerassapience (Studies in Biblical Literature) PDF

By Joel A. A. Ajayi

Historical cultures, corresponding to that of the Hebrews, typically linked knowledge with complex years. In A Biblical Theology of Gerassapience the writer investigates the validity of this correlation via an eclectic strategy - together with linguistic semantic, tradition-historical, and socio-anthropological tools - to pertinent biblical and extra-biblical texts. There are major diversifications within the estimation of gerassapience (or «old-age wisdom») in every one interval of old Israel’s existence - that's, in pre-monarchical, monarchical, and post-monarchical Israel. all through this examine, acceptable cross-cultural parallels are drawn from the cultures of historical Israel’s friends and of contemporary societies, akin to the West African Yoruba tribe.
the final effects are bi-dimensional. at the one hand, there are semantic components of gerassapience, corresponding to the elusiveness of «wisdom» and the gentle fluidity of «old age». either phrases have powerful contextual affinity with minimum exceptions. therefore, the attribution of knowledge to outdated age is clear yet no longer absolute within the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). however, gerassapience is depicted as basically didactic, via direct and oblique directions and counsels of the aged, fostering the saging fear-of-Yahweh legacies. usually, socio-anthropocentric traits of gerassapience (that is, of constructing previous age a repertoire of knowledge) are checked by means of theological warrants of theosapience (Yahwistic wisdom). hence, within the Hebrew Bible, the phobia of Yahweh can also be the start of getting old and clever.

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Download E-books The Shack Study Guide: Healing for Your Journey Through Loss, Trauma, and Pain PDF

The examine advisor significant other to the number one New York Times bestseller and upcoming significant movie The Shack is a worthy source to people who search therapeutic and restoration from life's such a lot painful experiences.

Trauma and loss are regrettably common, and discovering solutions to the query of soreness and agony demanding situations each person. THE SHACK examine consultant comprises excerpts from The Shack with questions for mirrored image and directions to steer readers via a therapeutic procedure. The aim, just like the subject of The Shack, is to usher readers into the loving presence of the triune God, the place including Him, they're going to confront their inner most ache and adventure a true, lasting healing.

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