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Beyond Islam: A New Understanding of the Middle East

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Author: Sami Zubaida  |  Isbn: 9781848850699  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In this magisterial work, Sami Zubaida draws on a distinguished career’s worth of experience trying to understand the region to address the fundamental question in Middle East studies: what is the Middle East? He argues, controversially, that to see it through the prism of...

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Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses

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Author: George D. Chryssides  |  Isbn: 9780810860742  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Originating from a small group of Bible students led by Charles Taze Russell in the 1870s, the Watch Tower Society grew into an international society. After Russell's death in 1916, Franklin Rutherford was named his successor and gave the society a new name: "Jehovah's...

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Jesus: According To The Earliest Witness

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Author: James McConkey Robinson  |  Isbn: 9780800638627  |  File size: 14 MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 258  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Religion Who was Jesus, really? In these pages, Robinson, one of the premier scholars of the New Testament and the "Sayings Gospel Q", asks what we can know of Jesus from what many believe was the earliest written source behind the Gospels. Surprising insights abound and...

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The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender & Midrash

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Author: Ishay Rosen-zvi and Orr Scharf  |  Isbn: 9789004210493  |  File size: 1.3 MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 294  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This study focuses on themes and texts quite different from those prevailing in previous scholarship. Unlike other works on Sotah, it does not concentrate on the "Rabbinic attitude towards women" (M. Halbertal, J. Hauptman), nor does it suggest an...

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Lion of Siddhas: The Life & Teachings of Padampa Sangye

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Author: David Molk and Tsering Wangdu  |  Isbn: 9781559392990  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Best known as Machig Labdron's teacher, the Indian mahasiddha Padampa Sangye is counted as a lineage guru by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He brought the lineage of Chöd to Tibet, carried the Buddha's teachings to China, and is even asserted in the Tibetan...

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Bhagwan: The God That Failed

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Author: Hugh Milne  |  Isbn: 978-0312001063  |  File size: 4.4 MB  |  Year: 1987  |  Pages: 322  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion By Hugh Milne, Bhagwan's former bodyguard, "...the 'inside' story as told by a man who was one of Bhagwan's most devoted followers, one of his innermost circle, and the head of his personal bodyguard." Download book...

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A Platonic Philosophy of Religion: A Process Perspective

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Author: Daniel A Dombrowski  |  Isbn: 9780791462843  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 160  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion A Platonic Philosophy of Religion challenges traditional views of Plato s religious thought, arguing that these overstate the case for the veneration of Being as opposed to Becoming. Daniel A. Dombrowski explores how process or neoclassical perspectives on Plato s view of...

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Angelomorphic Christology: Antecedents & Early Evidence

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Author: Charles A. Gieschen  |  Isbn: 9789004108400  |  File size: 23MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 403  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This study demonstrates that angel and angel-related traditions, especially those growing from the so-called "Angel of the Lord" in the Hebrew Bible, had a significant impact on the origins and early development of Christology to the point that an Angelomorphic...

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Along The Path: Studies In Kabbalistic Myth, Symbolism, & Hermeneutics

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Author: Elliot R. Wolfson  |  Isbn: 978-0791424070  |  File size: 23.4 MB  |  Year: 1995  |  Pages: 283  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This book explores the fundamental issues in Jewish mysticism and provides a taxonomy of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the texts. Download book...

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The Star of Bethlehem & the Magi

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Author: George H. Van Kooten and Peter Barthel  |  Isbn: 9789004307971  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 695  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This book is the fruit of the first ever interdisciplinary international scientific conference on Matthew's story of the Star of Bethlehem and the Magi, held in 2014 at the University of Groningen, and attended by world-leading specialists in all...

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In Search of an American Catholicism

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Author: Jay P. Dolan  |  Isbn: 9780195069266  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion For more than two hundred years, writes eminent Catholic historian Jay P. Dolan, Catholics have struggled to reconcile two sets of values, as Americans and as Catholics. In this incisive, elegantly written account, Dolan explores how Catholics have met the challenges they have...

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Understanding Muslim Identity: Rethinking Fundamentalism

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Author: G. Marranci  |  Isbn: 9780230002555  |  File size: 0.81MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 174  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In this timely book, Marranci critically surveys the available theories on Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Rejecting essentialism and cultural reductionism, the book suggests that identity and emotion play an essential role in the phenomenon that has been called...

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Striving In The Path Of God: Jihad & Martyrdom In Islamic Thought

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Author: Asma Afsaruddin  |  Isbn: 978-0199730933  |  File size: 1.8 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 384  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In popular and academic literature, jihad is predominantly assumed to refer exclusively to armed combat, and martyrdom in the Islamic context is understood to be invariably of the military kind. This perspective, derived mainly from legal texts, has led to discussions of...

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The Question Of God In Heidegger's Phenomenology (studies In Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy)

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Author: George Kovacs  |  Isbn: 978-0810108516  |  File size: 3.5 MB  |  Year: 1990  |  Pages: 326  |  Language: English  |  File format: DJVU  |  Category: Religion Several philosophers have developed theological perspectives out of Heidegger's ontology. Yet the question of God in Heidegger's thought itself has never received full elucidation. In this revealing new study, George Kovacs poses the problem of analyzing the idea of God as...

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Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion

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Author: Os Guinness  |  Isbn: 9780830836994  |  File size: 5.8MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 270  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion 2016 Christianity Today Book of the Year in Apologetics/Evangelism One of Desiring God's Top 15 Books of 2015 Hearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Social Criticism and Cultural Engagement In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and...

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Biomass & Remote Sensing Of Biomass (Hb 2014)

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Author:  |  Isbn: 9789533074900  |  File size: 18MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Generally, biomass is used for all materials originating from photosynthesis. In other words, biomass includes all plant growth, herbaceous plants, microalgae, macroalgae and aquatic plants. But biomass can equally apply to animal as well. In fact, biomass is carbon based and is composed...

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A Pernicious Sort of Woman": Quasi-Religious Women & Canon Lawyers in the Later Middle Ages (Studies in Medieval & Early Mo

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Author: Makowski E  |  Isbn: 9780813213927  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 170  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion WINNER OF THE 2007 HISTORY OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARD Whether they were secular canonesses or beguines, tertiaries or Sisters of the Common Life, quasi-religious women in the later Middle Ages lived their lives against a backdrop of struggle and insecurity...

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The "Lotus Sūtra": A Biography

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Author: Donald S. Lopez  |  Isbn: 9780691152202  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The Lotus Sutra is arguably the most famous of all Buddhist scriptures. Composed in India in the first centuries of the Common Era, it is renowned for its inspiring message that all beings are destined for supreme enlightenment. Here, Donald Lopez provides an engaging and...

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Aristotle's Rhetoric in the East: The Syriac & Arabic Translation & Commentary Tradition

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Author: Uwe Vagelpohl  |  Isbn: 9789004166813  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 347  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The two centuries following the rise of the Abbasid caliphate in 750 witnessed a wave of translations from Greek into Syriac and Arabic. The translation and reception of Aristotle's Rhetoric is a prime example for the resulting transformation of antique learning in the Islamic...

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Catholicism & Liberalism: Contributions to American Public Policy

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Author: David Hollenbach and R. Bruce Douglass  |  Isbn: 9780521892452  |  File size: 9MB  |  Year: 1994  |  Pages: 372  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Liberalism and Catholicism are two of the most important forces shaping the contemporary political culture of the United States. This book explores what is at stake as they encounter each other in new contexts today and what a fresh conversation between...

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Beyond Turk & Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia

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Author: Bruce B. Lawrence and David Gilmartin  |  Isbn: 9780813017815  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 384  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion "[Sets] the stage for a rewriting of nearly a thousand years of history to create new understandings of the nature of cultural encounters. . . . The volume breaks free from the polemics of present-day politics and historicist distortions that have seeped...

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'Ulama', Politics, & the Public Sphere: An Egyptian Perspective

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Author: Meir Hatina  |  Isbn: 9781607810322  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The status of the Sunni Ulama (religious scholars) in modern times has attracted renewed academic interest, in light of their assertiveness regarding moral and sociopolitical issues on the Arab-Muslim agenda. This has led to a reassessment of the narrative of historians and...

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Bildungsarbeit im Auftrag des Islamismus

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Author: Ebru Tepecik  |  Isbn: 9783824445158  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 103  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Ebru Tepecik definiert zunächst den Begriff Erziehung und nimmt eine Abgrenzung zur Indoktrination vor. Auf der Basis einer umfangreichen Literatur- und Materialanalyse untersucht sie dann die Jugendarbeit der drei größten in Deutschland ansässigen türkisch-islamistischen...

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'Religion' & the Religions in the English Enlightenment

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Author: Peter Harrison  |  Isbn: 0521892937  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 1990  |  Pages: 288  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The origin of the modern perception of religion can be traced to the Enlightenment. This book shows how the concepts of "religion" and "the religions" arose from controversies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. The birth of "the religions," conceived of as sets of...

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C. S. Lewis's "Mere Christianity": A Biography

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Author: George M. Marsden  |  Isbn: 9780691153735  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 280  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis's eloquent and winsome defense of the Christian faith, originated as a series of BBC radio talks broadcast during the dark days of World War Two. Here is the story of the extraordinary life and afterlife of this influential and much-beloved...

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Black Pilgrimage to Islam

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Author: Robert Dannin  |  Isbn: 9780195147346  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 368  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This book offers a comprehensive ethnographic study of African-American Muslims. Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted over a period of several years, Dannin provides an unprecedented look inside the fascinating and little understood world of black Muslims. He discovers...

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Handbook of Christian Apologetics

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Author: Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli  |  Isbn: 9780830816910  |  File size: 19.7MB  |  Year: 1994  |  Pages: 406  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year! Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics...

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Analysing Muslim Traditions

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Author: Motzki  |  Isbn: 9789004180499  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 504  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Since its inception, the study of ad th conducted by scholars trained in the Western academic tradition has been marked by sharp methodological debates. A focal issue is the origin and development of traditions on the advent of Islam. Scholars' verdicts on these traditions have ranged...

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Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

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Author: Matt Rossano  |  Isbn: 0195385810  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion From Publishers Weekly The existence of God has been part of human discussion for centuries. Believers point to evidence of design and rationality as convincing proofs of divine presence. Rossano, head of the psychology department at Southeastern Louisiana University, looks instead...

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A Wesleyan Spiritual Reader

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Author: Rueben P. Job  |  Isbn: 0687057019  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 175  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion A Wesleyan Spiritual Reader provides resources for a 26-week devotional experience. The volume includes Scripture, spiritual readings (primarily quotes from the writings of John Wesley), and an essay by the author. This material is woven into a pattern for daily prayer and...

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