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Sefer (Mingling Voices)

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Author: Ewa Lipska  |  Isbn: 9781927356029  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 200  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Poetic, witty, and faintly surreal, Sefer delicately explores the legacy of the Holocaust for the postwar generation. The novel's protagonist, Jan Sefer, is a psychotherapist living in Vienna who finally addresses his own family background during a long postponed visit to Kraków,...

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A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life

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Author: Joel S. Goldsmith  |  Isbn: 9780060632311  |  File size: 7.5MB  |  Year: 1986  |  Pages: 384  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Goldsmith explains the Circle of Eternity–the basis of his approach to mysticism–and tells how to transcend the "parenthesis'' of our everyday lives that falls between birth and death. Download book...

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Why Niebuhr Matters

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Author: Charles Lemert  |  Isbn: 9780300175424  |  File size: 3.6MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide in mid-twentieth-century America. But what does he have to say to us now? In what way does he inform the thinking of political leaders and commentators from...

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De Europese Unie, Turkije En De Islam (WRR Rapporten) (Dutch Edition)

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Author: Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid  |  Isbn: 9789053566923  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 176  |  Language: Dutch  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Does the fact that the majority of Turkey's population is Muslim form a hindrance to its EU membership? According to a recent policy advice by the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the answer is an adamant 'no'. Why is...

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Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt

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Author: Abdullah Al-Arian  |  Isbn: 9780199931279  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion When revolutionary hero Gamal Abdel Nasser dismantled and suppressed Egypt's largest social movement organization during the 1950s, few could have imagined that the Muslim Brotherhood would not only reemerge, but could one day compete for the presidency in the nation's...

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Religious Voices in Self-Narratives

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Author: Hetty Zock and Marjo Buitelaar  |  Isbn: 9781614512196  |  File size: 2.3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 280  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In present-day pluralistic and individualized societies, the question of how individuals appropriate religious traditions has become particularly relevant. In this volume, psychologists, anthropologists, and historians examine the presence of religious voices...

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The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews'

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Author: Benjamin G. Wright  |  Isbn: 9783110439045  |  File size: 2.72MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 501  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In modern scholarship, there has been no fully fledged commentary written on the Letter of Aristeas, an important work of Hellenistic Judaism in Alexandria, which contains the earliest version of the translation of the Septuagint. This volume fills that gap. The book...

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Exodus: A Commentary on the Greek Text of Codex Vaticanus

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Author: Daniel Gurtner  |  Isbn: 9789004254282  |  File size: 2.5MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 536  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In Exodus: A Commentary on the Greek Text of Codex Vaticanus , Gurtner provides an introduction and comprehensive commentary on the Greek text. Download book...

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Kabbalah Revealed: The Ordinary Person's Guide to a More Peaceful Life

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Author: Rav Michael Laitman  |  Isbn: 9780978159009  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 1  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Kabbalah Revealed: The Ordinary Person's Guide to a More Peaceful Life is a clearly-written, user-friendly guide to making sense of the surrounding world while achieving inner peace. Each of the six chapters in this book focuses on a different aspect of the ancient wisdom...

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The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

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Author: Aviad Kleinberg  |  Isbn: 9780231174701  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 200  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man (and loses). In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made flesh and dwells among humans. For religious thinkers trained in Greek...

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Tibetan Inscriptions

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Author: Cristina Scherrer-Schaub and Kurt Tropper  |  Isbn: 9789004250697  |  File size: 19MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 190  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Inscriptions are a rather neglected field within Tibetan Studies, because they are often located in places that are not easily accessible for both geographical and political reasons. It is thus especially welcome that two of the contributions to...

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Asimov's Guide to the Bible

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Author: Isaac Asimov  |  Isbn: 9780517345825  |  File size: 170MB  |  Year: 1988  |  Pages: 1295  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Isaac Asimov explores the historical, geographical, and biographical aspects of the events described in the Old and New Testaments. Asimov's attempts to illuminate the Bible's many obscure, mysterious passages prove absorbing reading for anyone...

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Rethinking 'Gnosticism': An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category

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Author:  |  Isbn: 0691005427  |  File size: 3.42MB  |  Year: 1996  |  Pages: 334  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Most anyone interested in such topics as creation mythology, Jungian theory, or the idea of "secret teachings" in ancient Judaism and Christianity has found "gnosticism" compelling. Yet the term "gnosticism," which often connotes a single rebellious movement against the prevailing religions...

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Satanismus. Die unterschätzte Gefahr

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Author: Guido Grandt  |  Isbn: 9783491724273  |  File size: 0.74MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 234  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Über den "Hardcore-Satanismus" wollen die Brüder Guido und Michael Grandt aufklären. Sie versuchen Einblicke in die dunkelsten Seiten der satanischen Szene zu ermöglichen. Der seriösen Auseinandersetzung um das Thema Satanismus dient ihr Buch jedoch nicht. Vielmehr bietet es...

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The Qur'an: A User's Guide

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Author: Farid Esack  |  Isbn: 9781851683543  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Esack explores how the Qur'an came into being and examines its structure as a unique literary work. Blending faith, fact and an innovative approach, this is a concise guide to a major religious text, and invaluable insight into its role in the lives of Muslims. Download book...

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The National Element in Hermann Cohen's Philosophy & Religion

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Author: Hartwig Wiedebach  |  Isbn: 9789004232600  |  File size: 1.1MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 258  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Hermann Cohen was a passionate philosopher whose national engagement was an integral component of his work. This national engagement comprised a cultural 'Germanness' (Deutschtum), ethically oriented to the state, and a religious Judaism beyond the political. These two...

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Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes & Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights

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Author: Matthew Shaer  |  Isbn: 9780470608272  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Inside the hidden world of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn's Crown Heights--a close-knit but divided community. On a cold night in December, the members of a Hasidic anti-crime patrol called the Shomrim are summoned to a yeshiva dormitory in Crown Heights. There to break up a brawl,...

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Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do

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Author: Christine Caine  |  Isbn: 9780310333876  |  File size: 1.5MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Christine Caine offers life-transforming insights about how not only to overcome the challenges, wrong turns, and often painful circumstances we all experience, but also to actually grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered to help others. Using her own...

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Home Is Somewhere Else: Autobiography in Two Voices

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Author: Desider Furst  |  Isbn: 079141969X  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 2017  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in March of 1938, Desider Furst, his wife, and his daughter suddenly found themselves hunted outlaws, holders of a German passport branded with a red "J" for Jewish. They escaped from Vienna and eventually settled in England, where they...

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Conversations on Fethullah Gulen & the Hizmet Movement : Dreaming for a Better World

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Author: Angela Sumegi, Brice Balmer, Dimitri Kitsikis, Edward L. Shirley, Gregory Baum, James Puglisi, M. Darrol Bryant, Marla Bryant, Peter Barnes, and Whitney S. Bodman  |  Isbn: 9781498522717  |  File size: 0.9MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 140  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Conversations on Fethullah Gülen and the Hizment Movement: Dreaming for a Better World, is intended to represent an open...

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Religious Stereotyping & Interreligious Relations

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Author: J. Svartvik and J. Wirén  |  Isbn: 9781137344601  |  File size: 1.3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 298  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This collection of essays by array of international scholars addresses some aspects of the issues of religious stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination and offers solutions through discussions of method, terminology and definitions regarding interreligious...

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Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening

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Author: Ellen Anne McLarney  |  Isbn: 0691158495  |  File size: 3.2MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In the decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, when Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian regime was swept from power in Egypt, Muslim women took a leading role in developing a robust Islamist presence in the country's public sphere. Soft Force examines the writings and...

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Was ist was

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Author: Reimar Gilsenbach and W. Würfel  |  Isbn: 9783788602840  |  File size: 10MB  |  Year: 1999  |  Pages: 48  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Das Alte Testament ist eine Sammlung religiöser Texte und zugleich ein Geschichtsbuch. Es erzählt die Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes von der Wanderung Abrahams von Ur nach Kanaan, dem Auszug aus Ägypten, der babylonischen Gefangenschaft bis zu den großen...

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From Arab Poet to Muslim Saint: Ibn al-Farid, His Verse, & His Shrine

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Author: Emil Homerin  |  Isbn: 9789774246685  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 176  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Through a detailed examination of a renowned Arab mystical poet, Th. Emil Homerin provides one of the first case studies to illustrate an obscure aspect of popular Islamic faith--the sanctification of saints and the creation of shrines in medieval times. Despite the fact that...

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Spiritual Purification in Islam

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Author: Gavin Picken  |  Isbn: 9780415548229  |  File size: 1.7MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a...

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European Anti-Catholicism in a Comparative & Transnational Perspective

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Author: Jonas Harvard and Yvonne Maria Werner  |  Isbn: 9789042037076  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 258  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Tales about treacherous Jesuits and scheming popes are an important and pervasive part of European culture. They belong to a set of ideas, images, and practices that, when grouped under the label anti-Catholicism, represent a phenomenon that can be...

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Religion & Urbanism : Reconceptualising Sustainable Cities for South Asia

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Author: Yamini Narayanan  |  Isbn: 9780415745208  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 236  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious...

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Challenging Paradigms: Buddhism & Nativism

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Author: Henk Blezer  |  Isbn: 9789004231078  |  File size: 4.7MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 296  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Wherever Buddhism spreads, it also sparks local identity discourses that frame the local in Buddhist discourse. Buddhism and Nativism offers a comparative study of localising responses to Buddhism in different Buddhist environments in Japan, Korea, Tibet, India and Bali....

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Christian Warfare in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe

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Author: Norman H. Murdoch  |  Isbn: 1498227341  |  File size: 3.8MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 250  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Christian Warfare in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe examines the history of the Salvation Army in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe and its relationships with the state and with the rest of the church. In particular, it examines parallels between events of the first Chimurenga, a rising against European...

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You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself: The Bible, Refugees & Asylum

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Author: Fleur S Houston  |  Isbn: 1138859303  |  File size: 1.25MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 214  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself addresses the complex political, legal, and humanitarian challenges raised by asylum-seekers and refugees from a Biblical perspective. The book explores the themes of humanity and justice through exegesis of relevant passages in the Old...

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