Category: Religion

  • Restoration Politics, Religion and Culture: Britain and by George Southcombe

    By George Southcombe

    This fundamental introductory advisor deals scholars a few hugely centred chapters on key topics in recovery heritage. every one addresses a middle query on the subject of the interval 1660-1714, and makes use of inventive and literary assets – in addition to extra conventional texts of political heritage – to demonstrate and light up arguments. George Southcombe and provide Tapsell supply transparent analyses of other facets of the period when preserving an total coherence in line with 3 important propositions:
    • 1660-1714 represents a political global essentially motivated through the civil wars and interregnum
    • the interval can most sensible be understood through linking jointly forms of facts too frequently separated in traditional accounts
    • the excessive politics of kings and their courts can be tested inside of broader social and geographical contexts.

    Featuring chapters at the exclusion predicament, Charles II and James VII/II, in addition to the British measurement, recovery tradition, and politics out-of-doors, this can be crucial studying for an individual learning this attention-grabbing interval in British history.
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  • Six secular philosophers. by Lewis White Beck

    By Lewis White Beck

    Beck discusses the works on faith of the six philosophers he considers such a lot germane to modern concerns: Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, James, and Santayana. "I have attempted to decide on males whose independence of brain used to be such that they generally seemed to their contemporaries to be enemies of religion." He first addresses the query, what's secular philosophy? after which explains the diversities among the "families" of secular philosophers, prior to interpreting either their lifestyles and works.
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  • The Bhagavad Gita (25th Anniversary Edition)

    For years, this version of the Bhagavad Gītā has allowed all people with a full of life curiosity during this religious vintage to come back into direct touch with the richness and resonance of the unique textual content. Winthrop Sargeant’s interlinear variation offers a word-for-word English translation besides the devanagari characters and the transliterated Sanskrit. specific grammatical observation and page-by-page vocabularies are incorporated, and an entire translation of every part is outlined on the backside of every web page, permitting readers to show the pages and have fun with the paintings in Sargeant’s translation besides. Discussions of the language and surroundings of the Gītā are supplied and, during this re-creation, editor Christopher Key Chapple deals counsel on the right way to get the main out of this interlinear version. lengthy a favourite of religious seekers and students, academics and scholars, and fans of global literature, Sargeant’s version endures as a superb source for twenty-first-century readers.
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  • The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies by Jodi Magness

    By Jodi Magness

    The useless Sea Scrolls are one of the finest and significant archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran group itself has supplied worthwhile information regarding Judaism and the Jewish global within the final centuries B.C.E.
    Like the useless Sea Scrolls, besides the fact that, the Qumran web site is still the thing of excessive scholarly debate. In a booklet intended to introduce common readers to this attention-grabbing quarter of analysis, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness the following presents an summary of the archaeology of Qumran and offers a thrilling new interpretation of this old neighborhood in keeping with info present in the useless Sea Scrolls and different modern documents.
    Magness's paintings deals a couple of clean conclusions touching on lifestyles at Qumran. She is of the same opinion that Qumran used to be a sectarian payment yet rejects different unconventional perspectives, together with the view that Qumran was once a villa rustica or manor condo. by means of conscientiously interpreting the printed details on Qumran, she refines the site's chronology, reinterprets the aim of a few of its rooms, and reexamines the archaeological proof for the presence of ladies and youngsters within the cost. a variety of images and diagrams provide readers a firsthand examine the site.
    Written with an expert's perception but with a journalist's spunk, this enticing e-book is bound to reinvigorate dialogue of this enormous archaeological locate.
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  • Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and by James D. G. Dunn

    By James D. G. Dunn

    During this publication James D. G. Dunn explores the character of the non secular reports that have been on the leading edge of rising Christianity. Dunn first seems to be on the spiritual adventure of Jesus, focusing in particular on his event of God by way of his feel of sonship and his awareness of the Spirit. He additionally considers the query of even if Jesus was once a charismatic. subsequent Dunn examines the non secular reviews of the earliest Christian groups, specially the resurrection appearances, Pentecost, and the symptoms and wonders acknowledged by means of Luke. eventually Dunn explores the non secular studies that made Paul so influential and that for this reason formed Pauline Christianity and the non secular lifetime of his church buildings. the result's an intensive and stimulating learn that not just recovers the non secular reviews of Jesus and the early church but additionally has vital implications for our event of the Spirit this day.
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  • You Shall Be As Gods: A Radical Interpretation of the Old by Erich Fromm

    By Erich Fromm

    Erich Fromm’s cutting edge research of the outdated testomony as a impressive early instance of radical humanism

    The outdated testomony is likely one of the so much rigorously studied books within the world’s background. it's also essentially the most misunderstood. This founding textual content of the world’s 3 greatest religions can also be, Erich Fromm argues, a powerful radical humanist textual content. He sees the tales of mankind’s transition from divided clans to united brotherhood as a tribute to the human strength to beat. full of hopeful symbolism, You will likely be As Gods indicates how the previous testomony and its culture is an inspiring ode to human potential.

    This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm together with infrequent photos and never-before-seen files from the author’s estate.
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