Archive For The “Religion” Category
By Trevor Curnow
Starting from Abai to Zeleia, from vast temples in Egypt to modest tombs in Turkey, oracles have been an incredible function of the religions of many historical cultures until eventually their loss of life below the Christian Roman emperors. This paintings is a consultant to all of the identified oracles of the traditional international. The higher a part of it really is dedicated to an alphabetical directory offering information of approximately three hundred websites in additional than 25 international locations the place oracles of 1 style or one other functioned in antiquity. The textual content is widely cross-referenced and illustrated, and supplemented via indexes, a word list, and a considerable advent.
By Payam Nabarz, Caitln Matthews
An outline of Mithraism, the traditional Roman secret faith renowned within the Roman Legions
• offers a finished heritage of Mithraism, together with its impact on Christianity and Islam
• comprises rituals, meditations, and instructing stories for readers who desire to persist with the Mithraic path
• reviews the evolution and divergence of the japanese (Persian) and Western (Roman) sorts of Mithraism
The Mysteries of Mithras offers a revival of the mystical practices and initiatory procedure of Mithraism, the traditional Roman secret faith that used to be immensely well known within the Roman Legions from the past due moment century B.C. till A.D. four hundred and was once taken to each nook of the Roman Empire. because the final pagan nation faith in Europe, it used to be an important competitor to early Christianity and seriously encouraged Christian doctrine and symbolism. The parallels among Christianity and historic Mithraism are striking--for instance, the god Mithra used to be born of a virgin in a cave on December 25.
Payam Nabarz unearths the historical past, origins, and non secular and philosophical tenets of Mithraism and its connections to Christianity, Islam, and Freemasonry. He additionally describes the trendy neo-pagan perform of Mithraism in proof at the present time and for readers who desire to undertake the Mithraic direction, he comprises seven of its initiatory rituals and meditations, in addition to orations and instructing stories, that open the door to the seven Mithraic grades of passage.
By Chatsumarn Kabilsingh Ph.D.
By Emile Benveniste, Jean Lallot
By Glenn H. Utter
Even if you think about Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson real icons or fake idols, this moment variation of an award-winning reference paintings might be of curiosity to you. The ebook updates and expands its exam of the non secular correct and its effect on our govt, electorate, society, and politics. The assurance deals a critical-historical survey of the circulation, targeting its elevated involvement within the political enviornment, makes an attempt to forge coalitions, and outstanding successes and screw ups. entire in scope, this enlarged and up-to-date paintings deals easy-to-read info for these looking a greater knowing of non secular advocacy and its evolving position in American existence.
By Mrs. General Booth (Booth, Catherine)
By Daniel C. Dennett
For the entire millions of books which have been written approximately faith, few till this one have tried to ascertain it scientifically: to invite why—and how—it has formed such a lot of lives so strongly. Is faith a made from blind evolutionary intuition or rational selection? Is it actually tips to dwell an ethical existence? Ranging via biology, heritage, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” people trust to “domesticated” dogma. no longer an antireligious screed yet an unblinking glance underneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell should be learn and debated through believers and skeptics alike.
By Jeffrey W. Barbeau
Barbeau reconstructs the process of faith that Coleridge develops in Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit (1840). Coleridge's overdue procedure hyperlinks 4 assets of divinity the Bible, the traditions of the church, the inner paintings of the Spirit, and the encouraged preacher to Christ, the observe. In hundreds of thousands of marginalia and personal computing device entries, Coleridge demanding situations conventional perspectives of the formation and notion of the Bible, clarifies the position of the church in biblical interpretation, and elucidates the connection among the target and subjective assets of revelation. In overdue writings that enhance a strong approach of faith, Coleridge conveys his dedication to biblical knowledge.
By James E. Faulconer
Can transcendence be either philosophical and spiritual? Do philosophers and theologians conceive of a similar factor once they imagine and discuss transcendence? Philosophy and faith have understood transcendence and different issues of religion in a different way, yet either the language and ideas of faith, together with transcendence, dwell on the center of postmodern philosophy. Transcendence in Philosophy and faith considers if it is attainable to investigate non secular transcendence in a philosophical demeanour, and if that is so, even if there's a manner for phenomenology to imagine transcendence at once. awareness is dedicated to the position of French philosophy, quite the paintings of Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida, and Marion, in defining fresh debates within the philosophy of faith and posing new methods of wondering non secular event in a postmodern world.
By Renate Egger-Wenzel, Karin Schöpflin, Johannes Friedrich Diehl
Als Festgabe für den Salzburger Alttestamentler Friedrich V. Reiterer zur Vollendung des sixty five. Lebensjahres, dessen Forschung biblischer Weisheitsliteratur vor allem dem Buch Ben Sira gewidmet ist, überreichen Kollegen und Schüler einen Strauß von Untersuchungen, die die Interessengebiete des Jubilars beleuchten: Neben Ben Sira wird die Rolle der Weisheit in weiteren spätbiblischen Schriften, in zwischen- und neutestamentlichen Texten untersucht.
As a commemorative reward for the sixty fifth party of the Salzburgian outdated testomony student Friedrich V. Reiterer, whose study on Biblical knowledge literature has been dedicated essentially to the booklet of Ben Sira, his colleagues and scholars provided him with this “bouquet” of reports with regards to Professor Reiterer’s parts of curiosity. as well as Ben Sira, those reviews research the half performed through knowledge in next Late-Biblical texts, and in intertestamental and New testomony texts.