Category: Religion

The Jesus Papers: Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History by Michael Baigent

By Michael Baigent

What if every thing we've got been instructed concerning the origins of Christianity is a lie?

What if a small team had continuously identified the reality and had saved it hidden . . . till now?

What if there's facts that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion?

In Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and his co-authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh shocked the area with a debatable thought that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene married and based a holy bloodline. The booklet turned a world publishing phenomenon and used to be one of many resources for Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Now, with extra many years of analysis at the back of him, Baigent's The Jesus Papers provides explosive new facts that demanding situations every little thing we all know in regards to the existence and dying of Jesus.

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The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific by Lee Strobel

By Lee Strobel

My highway to atheism used to be paved via technological know-how . . . yet, sarcastically, so used to be my later trip to God."
-Lee Strobel

During his educational years, Lee Strobel turned confident that God used to be superseded, a trust that coloured his resulting profession as an award-winning journalist on the Chicago Tribune. technology had made the assumption of a author irrelevant-or so Strobel thought.

But this day technology is pointing in a unique path. in recent times, a various and ambitious physique of analysis has more and more supported the belief that the universe was once intelligently designed. whilst, Darwinism has faltered within the face of concrete evidence and tough reason.

Has technology came across God? a minimum of, it's giving religion an incredible advance as new findings emerge in regards to the wonderful complexity of our universe. subscribe to Strobel as he reexamines the theories that after led him clear of God. via his compelling and hugely readable account, you'll come upon the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, mobile biology, DNA study, astronomy, physics, and human realization that current marvelous proof within the Case for a Creator.

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Zwischen Konfrontation und Dialog: Der Islam als politische by Marwan Abou-Taam, Jost Esser, Naika Foroutan

By Marwan Abou-Taam, Jost Esser, Naika Foroutan

Ein Leben für den conversation zwischen den Zivilisationen, aber immer auch der klaren Worte: Bassam Tibi – Wissenschaftler, Aufklärer, Publizist – hat bereits vor Jahrzehnten zu einer differenzierten und kontrovers diskutierten Sicht der islamischen Welt beigetragen und ihre wechselhafte Interaktion mit Europa gleichermaßen brillant wie kritisch analysiert. Aus Anlass seiner Emeritierung versammelt sich in dieser Festschrift ein illustrer Kreis akademischer Wegbegleiter, der mit seinen Beiträgen die Stationen im Werk des Begründers der Islamologie nachzeichnet, würdigt und kommentiert. Das Ergebnis ist nicht nur eine Verbeugung vor der Arbeit eines großen Gelehrten, sondern zugleich ein selten breiter Querschnitt der Diskussion über die Rolle des Islam als politische Variable. Hierbei wird das Spannungsfeld zwischen der Wirkungsmacht und der Deutungsmacht des politischem Islam ausgeleuchtet. Führende Experten analysieren dieses Verhältnis in Geschichte und Gegenwart.

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The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea by Joan E. Taylor

By Joan E. Taylor

Ever because the discovery of the lifeless Sea Scrolls in caves close to the location of Qumran in 1947, this mysterious cache of manuscripts has been linked to the Essenes, a "sect" configured as marginal and remoted. Scholarly consensus has held that an Essene library was once hidden sooner than the Roman enhance in sixty eight CE, while Qumran used to be in part destroyed. With a lot doubt now expressed approximately points of this view, The Essenes, the Scrolls and the useless Sea systematically experiences the surviving old resources, and helps an realizing of the Essenes as an influential criminal society, on the centre of Judaean non secular lifestyles, held in a lot esteem by way of many and guarded by way of the Herodian dynasty, therefore showing as "Herodians" within the Gospels.

Opposed to the Hasmoneans, the Essenes mixed refined felony services and autonomy with an austere routine of functional paintings, together with a specialisation in medication and pharmacology. Their presence alongside the north-western useless Sea is strongly indicated by way of autonomous assets, Dio Chrysostom and Pliny the Elder, and coheres with the archaeology. The useless Sea Scrolls symbolize now not an remoted library, quick hidden, yet burials of manuscripts from a variety of Essene collections, put in jars in caves for long term maintenance. The ancient context of the lifeless Sea zone itself, and its notable typical assets, in addition to the archaeology of Qumran, make certain the Essenes' patronage by way of Herod, and point out that they harnessed the medicinal fabric the lifeless Sea region offers to at the present time.

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Conversion: The Old and the New in Religion from Alexander by Arthur Darby Nock

By Arthur Darby Nock

Initially released in 1933, Conversion is a seminal examine of the psychology and situations of conversion from approximately 500 B.C.E. to approximately four hundred A.D. A.D. Nock not just discusses early Christianity and its converts, but additionally examines non-Christian religions and philosophy, the potential through which they attracted adherents, and the standards influencing and proscribing their good fortune. Christianity succeeded, he argues, partly since it received and tailored these components of different philosophies and religions that had a well-liked appeal.

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