Historical Dictionary of Jesus (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements, Volume 102)

By Daniel J. Harrington

Jesus of Nazareth is arguably the main well-known and influential individual who has ever lived on the earth. within the historic Dictionary of Jesus, writer Daniel J. Harrington delves into the traditional literary assets approximately Jesus, sleek tools of forthcoming those assets, the foremost occasions in Jesus' lifestyles, individuals and areas linked to him, the shape and content material of his teachings, what might be stated approximately his demise and the declare that he was once raised from the useless, and the contributions of significant smooth students to the hunt of the historic Jesus.
The booklet involves 3 components: an advent to the key subject matters referring to Jesus as a old determine; a cross-referenced dictionary containing four hundred entries on more than a few subject matters, together with issues Jesus did and stated, historical resources of historic information, and smooth scholarship and interpretation; and a bibliography directory the most vital books concerning Jesus and the realm during which he lived. This concise and aim reference paintings offers a transparent and exact creation to the learn of Jesus as a historic figure.

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King Jesus: A Novel (FSG Classics)

King Jesus, lengthy out of print, is among the so much debatable old novels of all time. In it, Robert Graves has summoned his terrific narrative powers, his painstaking scholarship, his wit and unsurpassed skill to recreate the previous, to provide a magnificant portrayal of the lifetime of Christ on earth.

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Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

For theorists looking for a political theology that's extra conscious of the demanding situations now dealing with Western democracies, this e-book tenders a brand new political economic climate anchored in a idea of worth. The political theology of the longer term, Carl Raschke argues, needs to draw on a strong, hidden impetus―the "force of God"―to body a brand new worth economic system. It should also include an intensive, "faith-based" progressive variety of concept that reconceives the ability of the "theological" in political inspiration and action.

Raschke ties democracy's retreat to the West's failure to confront its decadence and mobilize its significant religious assets. Worsening debt, emerging unemployment, and gross source of revenue inequality have resulted in a drawback in political illustration and values that twentieth-century theorists by no means expected. Drawing at the considered Hegel and Nietzsche in addition to contemporary paintings via Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Joseph Goux, Giorgio Agamben, and Alain Badiou, between others, Raschke recasts political theology for a brand new iteration. He proposes a daring, uncompromising severe concept that recognizes the long-lasting value of Marx with out his materialism and builds an essential, extra spiritually grounded dating among politics and the spiritual imaginary.

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Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

One person's "martyr" is one other person's "terrorist," and one person's "martyrdom operation" is another's "suicide bombing." Suicide assaults worldwide have raised many troubling questions on martyrdom. what's martyrdom? Why are a few humans drawn in the direction of giving up their lives as martyrs? What position does faith play in inciting and growing martyrs? How are martyrs made? which will solution such questions and to appreciate the modern debates approximately martyrdom, this Very brief Introduction considers martyrdom's assorted roots. Jolyon Mitchell appears at examples from a variety of old, non secular and cultural contexts, together with a mother's martyrdom in a Roman enviornment, the homicide of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the burning on the stake of a tender Joan of Arc, the execution of a novelist in nineteenth-century Asia, and, extra lately, many self-inflicted deaths within the heart East and past. This wide variety of examples is helping to demonstrate how the time period martyrdom has built and remains to be used in a different way in a number of contexts all over the world. each one bankruptcy attracts on visible pictures to demonstrate the subject of martyrdom.

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The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Volumes 1-3

The restoration of 800 records within the 11 caves at the northwest seashores of the lifeless Sea is likely one of the such a lot sensational archeological discoveries within the Holy Land thus far. those 3 volumes, some of the best of severe scholarship, reveal intimately how the scrolls have revolutionized our wisdom of the textual content of the Bible, the nature of moment Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

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God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

By Matthew Vines

The landmark publication exploring what the Bible really says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships.
 
As a tender Christian guy, Matthew Vines harbored a similar simple hopes of such a lot adolescents: to some-day percentage his lifestyles with somebody, to construct a kinfolk of his personal, to offer and obtain love. but if he learned he used to be homosexual, these hopes have been known as into query. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned homosexual relationships.
 
Feeling the strain among his knowing of the Bible and the truth of his same-sex orientation, Vines committed years of in depth examine into what the Bible says approximately homosexuality. With care and precision, Vines requested questions similar to:
 
• Do biblical teachings at the marriage covenant restrict same-sex marriage or now not?
• How should still we observe the lessons of Jesus to the homosexual debate?
• Can celibacy be a calling whilst it truly is mandated, no longer selected?
• What did Paul take into consideration whilst he warned opposed to same-sex kinfolk?
 
certain in its confirmation of either an orthodox religion and sexual variety, God and the homosexual Christian has sparked heated debate, honest soul search­ing, and frequent cultural swap at the factor of what it ability to be a devoted homosexual Christian.

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Suns of God: Krishna, Budda, and Christ Unveiled

By Acharya S.

Choosing up the place the bestselling and debatable The Christ Conspiracy leaves off, Suns of God leads the reader via an electrifying exploration of the beginning and that means of the world's religions and well known gods. during the last numerous centuries, the large 3 religious leaders were the Lords Christ, Krishna and Buddha, whose tales and teachings are apparently and confoundingly just like one another. the story of a miraculously born redeemer who overcomes heroic demanding situations, teaches ethics and morality, plays marvels and wonders, acquires disciples and is famed all over the place, to be persecuted, killed and reborn, isn't really special yet an international phenomenon habitual in a wide selection of cultures lengthy earlier than the Christian era.

These quite a few godmen weren't comparable "historical" personages who "walked the earth" yet anthropomorphizations of the principal concentration of the recognized "mysteries." an immense component to the cryptic, foreign brotherhood, those mysteries expand again hundreds of thousands of years and are discovered world wide, reflecting an old culture steeped in awe and intrigue. the explanations for this spiritual improvement, which has encouraged the production of whole cultures, are unveiled during this in-depth research containing interesting and unique study in response to facts either sleek and old, alluring info saved mystery and hidden for ages.

Suns of God is very likely the main whole evaluation of the heritage of faith from its inception ever composed in one quantity.

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Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness

By Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham

3 of the main unique thinkers of our time discover matters that decision into query our present perspectives of fact, morality, and the character of lifestyles.

• A wide-ranging research of the ecology of internal and outer house, the position of chaos concept within the dynamics of human construction, and the rediscovery of conventional knowledge.

In this ebook of "trialogues," the overdue psychedelic visionary and shamanologist Terence McKenna, acclaimed biologist and originator of the morphogenetic fields thought Rupert Sheldrake, and mathematician and chaos thought scientist Ralph Abraham discover the relationships among chaos and creativity and their connection to cosmic attention. Their observations name into query our present perspectives of truth, morality, and the character of existence within the universe. The authors problem the reader to the inner most degrees of idea with wide-ranging investigations of the ecology of internal and outer area, the position of chaos within the dynamics of human construction, and the resacralization of the area. one of the provocative questions the authors elevate are: Is Armageddon a self-fulfilling prophecy? Are we people the imaginers or the imagined? Are the everlasting legislation of nature nonetheless evolving? what's the connection among actual mild and the sunshine of awareness?

Part rite, half out of date highbrow dialogue, those trialogues are a call for participation to a brand new knowing of what Jean Houston calls "the dreamscapes of our daily waking life."

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A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry Into Polytheism

By John Michael Greer

During this publication John Michael Greer turns his realization to the highbrow underpinnings and superstructures of the Pagan and magical activities.

Pagan religions have tended to be extra keen on perform than with idea and in a method that has no dogma - no legislated doctrine - that's accurately. but as out stream grows and matures, it's inevitable that we are going to start to imagine in a extra summary approach approximately our types and platforms. John Michael Greer has supplied a primer at the different types of principles and issues that has to be integrated in any dialogue of the theology and philosophy of Neo-pagan religions.

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The Bible as Christian Scripture: The Work of Brevard S. Childs (Biblical Scholarship in North America)

This memorial quantity either monitors and evaluates the canonical procedure of Brevard S. Childs, whose cognizance to heritage via time lively his curiosity within the Bible s use within the church throughout the a long time as much as and together with the current. simply as Childs wrote on quite a lot of themes canonical and theological either Testaments, Isaiah and Exodus, the Pauline letters, the historical past of biblical interpretation, biblical theology, and ancient, theological, and methodological questions the participants to this quantity, professional colleagues in addition to more youthful students who studied with Childs, supply a world choice of historic, theological, and New testomony essays in addition to contributions fascinated about the previous testomony. The participants are Stephen B. Chapman, Brevard S. Childs, Don Collett, Daniel R. driving force, Mark W. Elliott, Leonard G. Finn, Mark Gignilliat, Bernd Janowski, Jörg Jeremias, Leander E. Keck, Neil B. MacDonald, David L. Petersen, Murray A. Rae, C. Kavin Rowe, and Christopher R. Seitz.

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