Category: Religion

A Handbook of Ancient Religions by John R. Hinnells

By John R. Hinnells

Historical civilisations workout an extreme fascination for individuals internationally. This guide presents a shiny, scholarly, and eminently readable account of old cultures around the globe, from China to India, the center East, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas. It examines the improvement of non secular trust from the time of the Palaeolithic cave work to the Aztecs and Incas. masking the complete of society not only the elite, the guide outlines the background of the various societies in order that their faith and tradition will be understood in context. each one bankruptcy contains dialogue of the large box of correct stories alerting the reader to wider debates on each one topic. a world workforce of students exhibit their very own deep enthusiasm for his or her topic and supply a special research of either well known and 'official' faith within the historical global.

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Religion als Ressource und Restriktion im by Frederik Elwert

By Frederik Elwert

Frederik Elwert thematisiert den Zusammenhang von Migration, faith und Integration am Beispiel einer wenig beachteten Fallgruppe: russlanddeutschen Aussiedlern in freikirchlichen Gemeinden. Als deutsche Staatsangehörige und evangelische Christen entsprechen sie nicht den gängigen Kategorien der Migrationsforschung und erlauben gerade daher neue Einblicke in die Bedeutung von faith für Integrationsprozesse. Der Autor diskutiert dabei sowohl die theoretischen Konzepte der Integrationsforschung als auch empirische Befunde eigener biografischer Forschung mit jungen evangelikalen Aussiedlern.

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The Peshitta and Syro-Hexapla Translations of Amos 1:3-2:16 by Petra Verwijs

By Petra Verwijs

Within the Peshitta and Syro-Hexapla Translations of Amos 1:3-2:16, Petra Verwijs provides the results of an in depth research in regards to the translation thoughts utilized by Syriac translations of the Biblical passage indicated. The Peshitta is the interpretation from a Hebrew unique and the Syro-Hexapla from a Greek model. The booklet evaluates the original features of either via a close research of vocabulary and grammar. earlier scholarship has addressed problems with translation method for the Peshitta of the Dodekapropheton, of which Amos 1:3-2:16 is part. this is often the 1st distinct learn of any a part of the Dodekapropheton of the Syro-Hexapla.

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Contending for the Faith: The Church's Engagement with by Ralph C. Wood

By Ralph C. Wood

During this booklet Ralph wooden demands church buildings to supply an unapologetically Christian witness to a post-modern international. The church is looking at the whole destruction of these associations and practices that after formed human personality towards achievement in items higher than our personal self-interest--the leader of those being the worship and repair of God. wooden contends that Christian life can by no means be taken with no consideration and so church buildings needs to search to create a Christian tradition that gives the area a drastic replacement to its personal cultureless life.

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Weiter Denken - Über Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Religion by Gregor Betz, Dirk Koppelberg, David Löwenstein, Anna

By Gregor Betz, Dirk Koppelberg, David Löwenstein, Anna Wehofsits

Wer philosophiert, argumentiert. Der Band vereint Beitrage zur Argumentationstheorie, Erkenntnistheorie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Existenzphilosophie, Religionsphilosophie und Metaphilosophie. Er zeigt auf, dass auch theoretische Fragen von lebenspraktischer Bedeutung sind.

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Infidels: A History of the Conflict Between Christendom and by Andrew Wheatcroft

By Andrew Wheatcroft

Here's the 1st panoptic background of the lengthy fight among the Christian West and Islam.

In this dazzlingly written, acutely nuanced account, Andrew Wheatcroft tracks a deep fault line of animosity among civilizations. He starts with a gorgeous account of the conflict of Lepanto in 1571, then turns to the most zones of clash: Spain, from which the descendants of the Moors have been ultimately expelled; the center East, the place Crusaders and Muslims clashed for years; and the Balkans, the place far-off thoughts spurred atrocities even into the 20th century. all through, Wheatcroft delves underneath stereotypes, taking a look incisively at how pictures, principles, language, and know-how (from the printing press to the Internet), in addition to politics, faith, and conquest, have allowed either side to demonize the opposite, revive previous grievances, and gasoline throughout centuries a likely unquenchable enmity. eventually, Wheatcroft tells how this fraught historical past resulted in our current maelstrom. we won't, he argues, come to phrases with today’s confusing animosities with no confronting this darkish earlier.

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[UNREADABLE] Narrative in the Hebrew Bible by David M. Gunn and Danna Nolan Fewell

By David M. Gunn and Danna Nolan Fewell

After virtually centuries of old feedback, biblical scholarship has lately taken significant shifts in course, such a lot particularly towards literary examine of the Bible. a lot germinal feedback has taken as its fundamental concentration narrative texts of the Hebrew Bible (the "Old Testament"). This learn presents a lucid advisor to the interpretive probabilities of this circulate. trying to be either theoretical and useful, it combines dialogue of equipment and the company of analyzing normally with quite a few illustrations via readings of specific texts. Gunn and Fewell speak about how literary feedback is expounded to different dominant methods of analyzing the textual content during the last thousand years. moreover, they deal with characters, together with the narrator and God; plot, editing contemporary conception to deal with the abnormal complexity of biblical narratives; and the play of language via repetition, ambiguity, multivalence, metaphor, and intertextuality. ultimately, the authors talk about readers and accountability, exploring the ideological size of narrative interpretation. an intensive bibliography completes the booklet, prepared by means of topic and biblical textual content.

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