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Tarot & Other Meditation Decks: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Typology

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Author: Emily E. Auger  |  Isbn: 9780786416745  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith's Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard...

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Islamic Mysticism & Abu Talib Al-Makki: The Role of the Heart

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Author: Saeko Yazaki  |  Isbn: 9780415671101  |  File size: 1.7MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 216  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Both in everyday language and religious metaphor, the heart often embodies the true self and is considered to be the seat of emotion in many cultures. Many Muslim thinkers have attempted to clarify the nature of Sufism using its metaphorical image, particularly in the tenth...

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Is God an Economist?: An Institutional Economic Reconstruction of the Old Testament

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Author: S. Wagner-Tsukamoto  |  Isbn: 9780230222229  |  File size: 0.9MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 277  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This book offers a radical new way of approaching the Old Testament. Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto argues that rational, institutional and constitutional economic lessons can be derived from the Old Testament, with applications to social conflict and resolution. The book...

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Josephus' "Jewish War" & Its Slavonic Version

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Author: Henry Leeming and Kate Leeming  |  Isbn: 9789004114388  |  File size: 45MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 718  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This volume presents in English translation the Slavonic version of Josephus Flavius' Jewish War, long inaccessible to Anglophone readers, according to N.A. Mesčerskij's scholarly edition, together with his erudite and wide-ranging study of literary,...

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Islam on the Move: The Tablighi Jama'at in Southeast Asia

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Author: Farish A. Noor  |  Isbn: 9789089644398  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 200  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In this exhaustive examination of the rise and spread of the Tablighi Jama’at, which is arguably the world’s largest lay Islamic missionary movement, Farish Ahmad-Noor provides extensive research on the group as well as several conversion narratives from Tablighi...

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Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

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Author: Frank Griffel  |  Isbn: 019977370X  |  File size: 3.47MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 424  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in...

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Gandhi's Religion: A Homespun Shawl

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Author: J. T. F. Jordens  |  Isbn: 0333720717  |  File size: 15MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 294  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This is the first systematic study of Mohandas Gandhi's conception of religion and of his personal practices to be based on the ninety volumes of his Collected Works. With a constant awareness of chronology, this book focuses on Gandhi's own statements, revealing the...

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Wonderful to Relate: Miracle Stories & Miracle Collecting in High Medieval England

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Author: Rachel Koopmans  |  Isbn: 9780812242799  |  File size: 2.9MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion While the late Anglo-Saxons rarely recorded saints' posthumous miracles, a shift occurred as monastic writers of the late eleventh and twelfth centuries started to preserve hundreds of the stories they had heard of healings, acts of vengeance, resurrections, recoveries, and...

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The Conciliarist Tradition

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Author: Francis Oakley  |  Isbn: 0199265283  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 310  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion In the early fifteenth century, the general council assembled at Constance and, representing the universal Church, put an end to the scandalous schism which for almost forty years had divided the Latin Church between rival lines of claimants to the papal office. Download book...

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Buddha Nature

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Author: Sallie B. King  |  Isbn: 8170303089  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 1991  |  Pages: 217  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The author provides a detailed discussion of one of the most important concepts in Mahayana Buddhism and places the Buddha nature idea in the context of Buddhist intellectual history. She then carefully explains the traditional Buddhist language in the text, and embeds Buddha...

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The Proverbs of Jesus: Issues of History & Rhetoric

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Author: Alan Winton  |  Isbn: 9781850752196  |  File size: 11MB  |  Year: 1990  |  Pages: 236  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Was Jesus a prophet of the eschatological Kingdom or a teacher of wisdom? These two characterizations of Jesus appear to be incompatible and, since the last century, the former has dominated our understanding of the Gospels at the expense of the latter. Proverbial sayings in the...

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A guide to the Bodhisattva's way of life of Shantideva

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Author: Thrangu Rinpoche  |  Isbn: 8170307333  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 190  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion One of the foremost texts of the Mahayana tradition is Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. The book consists of ten chapters which deals with Benefits of Awakened Mind; The Confession of Negative Deeds; The Full Acceptance of Awakened Mind Conscientiousness...

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The Secrets of Solomon's Temple

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Author: Kevin L Gest  |  Isbn: 1592332544  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 370  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The Secrets of Solomon's Temple explores the background of Freemasonry and presents it in a new and fascinating context as it relates to our modern world. It also reveals the true identity of King Solomon and shows his Temple in a way it's never been explored before. This is a...

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Foreign Nations in the Wisdom of Ben Sira

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Author: Marko Marttila  |  Isbn: 3110270102  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 301  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The biblical concept of Israel as the Chosen People raises the difficult question about the fate of other nations. Earlier wisdom literature did not argue in national terms but in Ben Sira we have the first known sage who combined wisdom instructions and the history of his...

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Discovering the City of Sodom

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Author: Dr. Latayne C. Scott and Dr. Steven Collins  |  Isbn: 9781451684308  |  File size: 30.5MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The fascinating, true account of the quest for one of the Old Testament’s most infamous cities. Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts...

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Postmodernism & Public Policy: Reframing Religion, Culture, Education, Sexuality, Class, Race, Politics, & the Economy / Jo

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Author: John B. Cobb  |  Isbn: 0791451658  |  File size: MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion One of America s preeminent systematic theologians, John B. Cobb Jr. examines a range of social issues in his latest groundbreaking work, Postmodernism and Public Policy. Cobb uses a naturalistic postmodern perspective to make constructive proposals about a wide range of topics in...

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Dictionary of the North-West Semitic Inscriptions Part One ' - L

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Author: J. Hoftijzer  |  Isbn: 9004098178  |  File size: 27MB  |  Year: 1994  |  Pages: 1345  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This dictionary of the Northwestsemitic epigraphic material is based on the Dictionnaire des inscriptions semitiques de Vouesi by C.F.Jean and J.Hoftijzer (DISO), published in five fascicles (I/II in 1960, III in 1962 and IV/V in 1965). Lexemes from texts first published after...

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Intercessory Prayer: Modern Theology, Biblical Teaching & Philosophical Thought

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Author: Philip Clements-Jewery  |  Isbn: 9780754638285  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 166  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion How is prayer possible? How does prayer work? Why is it necessary to ask for God's gifts? Intercessory Prayer attempts to provide answers to questions about the nature of intercessory prayer. Critically examining biblical teaching and modern theological and...

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"Creatio ex nihilo" & the Theology of St. Augustine: The Anti-Manichaean Polemic & Beyond

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Author: N. Joseph Torchia  |  Isbn: 9780820437750  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 1999  |  Pages: 279  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This study proceeds from an investigation of the significance of the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo in some of the key components of St. Augustine's extended anti-Manichaean polemic. To a great extent, his devastating critique of the Manichaeans' world view, their...

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Christian-Muslim Relations. a Bibliographical History Volume 8. Northern & Eastern Europe (1600-1700)

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Author: David Thomas and John A Chesworth  |  Isbn: 9004309179  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 1032  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History, Volume 8 (CMR 8) covering Northern and Eastern Europe in the period 1600-1700, is a continuing volume in a general history of relations between the two faiths from the seventh century to the early 20th...

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Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters

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Author: Aristaenetus  |  Isbn: 1589838823  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 185  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The first complete English translation of Aristaenetus in nearly three centuries Through allusion and adaption of earlier authors, Aristaenetus recounts tales that are the stuff of comedy, erotic poetry, and ancient novel. Here we read of lovers who use every trope of erotic...

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Covenantal Rights

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Author: David Novak  |  Isbn: 9780691026800  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 245  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Covenantal Rights is a groundbreaking work of political theory: a comprehensive, philosophically sophisticated attempt to bring insights from the Jewish political tradition into current political and legal debates about rights and to bring rights discourse more fully into Jewish...

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Early Chinese Religion, Part 2: The Period of Division (220-589 AD)

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Author:  |  Isbn: 9004175857  |  File size: 17MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 1585  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion After the Warring States, treated in Part One of this set, there is no more fecund era in Chinese religious and cultural history than the period of division (220-589 AD). During it, Buddhism conquered China, Daoism grew into a mature religion with independent institutions, and, together with...

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4 Maccabees: Introduction & Commentary on the Greek Text in Codex Sinaiticus

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Author: David Arthur deSilva  |  Isbn: 9789004147768  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 347  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion This commentary examines 4 Maccabees as a contribution to the ongoing reformulation of Jewish identity and practice in the Greek-speaking Diaspora. It analyzes the Jewish author’s interaction with, and facility in, Greek rhetorical conventions, ethical philosophy,...

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Die Vernunft des Glaubens: Eine Einführung in die Fundamentaltheologie

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Author: Markus Knapp  |  Isbn: 345130161X  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 440  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion Im Spannungsfeld von Glaube, Vernunft und Wahrheitsfrage bewegen sich die vielfältigen Ansätze der Fundamentaltheologie. Markus Knapp gibt einen kompakten Überblick über die Geschichte dieser Disziplin, von ihrem Entstehen aus der apologetischen Tradition bis hin zu den...

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20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists

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Author: Kenneth Boa and Robert M. Bowman  |  Isbn: 1589193067  |  File size: 5.9MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 317  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The major philosophical, scientific, sociological, and historical reasons for believing in God are presented clearly and concisely. Why do so many people assume that there is a God who exists and seeks a relationship with them? Remarkably, though millions upon...

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Golden Domes & Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

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Author: Hena Khan  |  Isbn: 9781452141213  |  File size: 5.8MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 32  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Religion With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures,...

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8 Reasons Your Life Matters

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Author: John Herrick  |  Isbn: 099153090X  |  File size: 2.1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 116  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion "If I were to disappear, would anybody notice?" Each of us has asked that question in dark, honest moments. In his first nonfiction book, 8 Reasons Your Life Matters, bestselling author John Herrick combines personal struggles with biblical insight. Injecting eight chapters with...

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Law & Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation

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Author: John Witte Jr  |  Isbn: 0521012996  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 359  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The Lutheran Reformation of the early sixteenth century brought about immense and far-reaching change in the structures of church and state, and in religious and secular ideas. This book investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther's Germany,...

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On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt

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Author: Richard Carrier  |  Isbn: 1909697354  |  File size: 14MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 712  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion The assumption that Jesus existed as a historical person has occasionally been questioned in the course of the last hundred years or so, but any doubts that have been raised have usually been put to rest in favor of imagining a blend of the historical, the mythical and the...

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