Everymans Talmud

Everymans Talmud
Author: A Cohen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN: 1780227124
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everymans Talmud Book Excerpt:

"While there is now no lack of books which regale the English reader with selections from the Talmud, tales from the Talmud and wise sayings of the Rabbis, there is no work which attempts a comprehensive survey of the doctrine of this important branch of Jewish literature. To supply that want is the task undertaken in the present volume. Its aim is to provide a summary of the teachings of the Talmud on Religion, Ethics, Folk-lore, and Jurisprudence." The Rev. Dr. A. Cohen, 1931

Behold the Man

Behold the Man
Author: Kirk Kimball
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 701
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781581126334
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behold the Man Book Excerpt:

A completely historical dramatization of the life of Jesus.

Kinship and Killing

Kinship and Killing
Author: Katherine Wills Perlo
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2009
ISBN: 023114623X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kinship and Killing Book Excerpt:

Through close readings of Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist texts, Katherine Wills Perlo proves that our relationship with animals shapes religious doctrine, particularly through the tension between animal exploitation and the bonds of kinship. She pinpoints four different strategies for coping with this conflict. The first is aggression, in which a divinely conferred superiority or karma justifies animal usage. The second is evasion, which emphasizes benevolent aspects of the human-animal relationship within the exploitative structure, such as the image of Jesus as a "good shepherd." The third is defense, which acknowledges the problematic nature of killing, leading many religions to adopt a propitiation mechanism, such as apologizing for sacrifice. And the fourth is effective-defensive, which recognizes animal abuse as inherently unethical. As humans feel more empathy toward animals, Perlo finds that adherents revise their interpretations of religious texts. Preexisting ontologies, such as Christianity's changing God or Buddhism's principle of impermanence, along with advances in farming practices and technology, also encourage changes in treatment. As cultures begin to appreciate the different types of perception and consciousness experienced by nonhumans, definitions of reality become complicated and humans lean more toward unitary accounts of shared existence. These evolving attitudes exert a crucial influence on religious thought, Perlo argues, moving humans ever closer to a nonspeciesist world.

Kabbalah

Kabbalah
Author: Kenneth Hanson
Publsiher: Council Oaks Distribution
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kabbalah Book Excerpt:

Hebrew scholar ken Hanson tells the story of Kabbalah.

Practical Pedagogy for the Jewish Classroom

Practical Pedagogy for the Jewish Classroom
Author: Daniel B. Kohn
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780313309311
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Pedagogy for the Jewish Classroom Book Excerpt:

Jewish Studies classrooms are legendary for their lack of discipline; Jewish schools of all formats are hard-pressed to find qualified teachers; and the quality of Jewish Studies curricula is lacking. Practical Pedagogy for the Jewish Classroom encourages Jewish professionals in education to review their own practices in these areas and challenges them to re-imagine and develop their own unique approach to teaching Jewish Studies so that they can articulate and implement their own visions of Jewish education.

The Wisdom of the Talmud

The Wisdom of the Talmud
Author: Philosophical Library
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2010-11-16
ISBN: 1453202218
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of the Talmud Book Excerpt:

Discover the ancient wisdom and historical influence of a cornerstone of Judaism The Wisdom of the Talmud presents a thorough history and overview of the Talmud, the rabbinical commentary on the Torah that was developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From the close of the Biblical canon to the end of the fifth century, Jewish scholars studied the scripture and worked to develop—and debate—supplementary understandings of the Torah’s directions on a variety of topics. From man’s purpose and miracles, to marriage and wellness, to consciousness and community, the Talmud considers what it means to practice faith on a daily basis and through a changing world. This book is an essential and approachable guide for understanding how interpretation of the Torah has guided Jewish life for thousands of years. This ebook features a new foreword, image gallery, and list of proverbs and sayings of the rabbis.

A Book of Evidence

A Book of Evidence
Author: Nancy L. Kuehl
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 1498270948
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Evidence Book Excerpt:

Jesus was a Jew, living in a Jewish culture and under Jewish laws, laws that governed the people of Israel at a time of conflict with their Roman overlords. A Book of Evidence takes into consideration the history of first-century Jerusalem and is a unique presentation of the passion event, written from a Jewish legal standpoint. Find out why and how Jesus came to trial, how the politics of the age and a corrupt government played a role in bringing him to death. An examination of the numerous crimes of which Jesus was accused results in a reasonable explanation of the real blasphemy that caused him to be executed, and an investigation into "crucifixion" as it was known during first-century Jewish law. Was the Jewish trial legal? Was it a trial at all? Was there a Roman trial or a simple hearing? Where was the real execution site and burial tomb? All these questions are answered in this gripping book. Follow, step by step, along the path of Jesus during the Passover, from the Garden of Gethsemane, through the trials, to the brutality of the execution, and on to the garden tomb at Bethphage from which he was resurrected!

The Biblical Truth about America s Death Penalty

The Biblical Truth about America s Death Penalty
Author: Dale S. Recinella
Publsiher: Northeastern University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 1555538622
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biblical Truth about America s Death Penalty Book Excerpt:

While secular support for capital punishment in America seems to be waning, religious conservatives, particularly in the "Bible belt," remain staunch advocates of the death penalty, citing biblical law and practice to defend government-sanctioned killing. Dale S. Recinella compares biblical teaching about the death penalty, including such passages as "eye for eye, tooth for tooth, life for life," with the nation's current system of capital punishment, and offers persuasive arguments for a faith-based moratorium on -- and eventual abolition of -- executions. Framing his careful and incisive analysis as a legal brief to those who believe the Bible mandates the ultimate punishment, the author addresses two critical areas of inquiry: what do the scriptures tell us about who is deserving of death and who has the authority to kill, and what do they tell us about the required standards for execution and the plight of victims' families. Recinella's examination of the Hebrew Torah, or Christian Pentateuch, and the Talmud reveals that the biblical death penalty was not a simple system of swift retribution, but a complex and practical set of laws that guided capital courts established under the Sanhedrin. His scrutiny of these texts, the Christian doctrine of atonement, and Romans 13 in the Pauline Epistles, draws parallels between the traditional biblical arguments used in favor of capital punishment and those used as the basis for pro-slavery positions in the nineteenth century. Demonstrating that both approaches are unsubstantiated in biblical terms, Recinella debunks the accepted religious reasoning for support of the death penalty and shows instead that the Bible's strict conditions for sanctioning execution are at odds with the arbitrary ways in which capital punishment is administered in the United States. He provides convincing evidence that a sentence of death in today's criminal justice system in fact fails to meet both the Bible's exacting procedural requirements and its strict limitations on judicial authority. By providing actual scriptural language and foundation to counter the position that biblical truth justifies a pro-death penalty stance, this thoughtful, solidly researched, and well-reasoned work will give pause to religious fundamentalists and challenge them to rethink their strongly held views on capital punishment.

Invitation to the Talmud

Invitation to the Talmud
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2003-02-19
ISBN: 1592441556
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invitation to the Talmud Book Excerpt:

The Afterlife in Judaic Thought a Study in Eschatology

The Afterlife in Judaic Thought  a Study in Eschatology
Author: Dr. Martin Sicker
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2022-02-16
ISBN: 1669812553
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Afterlife in Judaic Thought a Study in Eschatology Book Excerpt:

The central theme of this study is the eschatology of Judaism as conceived by its proponents from remote antiquity to the present day, eschatology being a branch of theology concerned with the end of history and time as we know it. Eschatological theories and beliefs will be found in every culture where its thinkers struggle to make sense of their lives and history, and most particularly regarding what happens to them and their world after their lives come to an end. As a consequence, such beliefs or theories must necessarily be highly imaginative because they relate to a period beyond time. The very term ‘afterlife’ captures the frustrating ambiguity of the notion of eschatology for neither our language nor our conceptual skills can deal with an ‘end’ to time. There is no ‘after’ to time, for the term ‘after’ is itself a time-related notion. There is only an ‘after’ within time. Nonetheless, eschatological notions attempt to takes us beyond time. Judaism tends to be precise where it touches human activity, while thought and doctrine remain fluid. Thus we find widely varying conjectures by individual Jewish sages in antiquity, further imaginative guesses by medieval rabbis and philosophers, and continuing attempts to grapple with the subject in the modern and contemporary eras. This examination of Judaic eschatological thought is subdivided into seven topical chapters: The idea of an afterlife, the resurrection of the dead, the immortality of the soul, transmigration or reincarnation, modern religious ideas relating to resurrection and immortality, messianism, and divine reward and retribution after death.

Jesus of Bethlehem

Jesus of Bethlehem
Author: Allan Russell Juriansz
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN: 1532075669
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus of Bethlehem Book Excerpt:

JESUS OF BETHLEHEM -- DAVIDIC KING OF THE JEWS is the culmination of a private odyssey, one that has consumed my whole personal life. Introduced to Christianity by two devout Christian parents, I determined to follow a conviction in me inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus. As a medical doctor I did not travel in ignorance of science. As a devout believer in God I marvel along my continuing medical journey at the wondrousness of the human body and the ravaging challenges to it in existence. Human frailty solidified my faith in God to bring a solution and this I found in Judeo-Christianity. What medical marvels my fraternity has accomplished I consider band aid solutions, since we all face eventual death. The Judeo-Christian Faith offers the full solution to this dilemma in the redemption God has provided in His own incarnation, known to us as Jesus Christ. I give Him His Biblical title based on the Old and New Testaments: Jesus of Bethlehem - Davidic King of the Jews. In Him alone will humanity find the longed for perfection and immortality.

King David s Naked Dance

King David   s Naked Dance
Author: Allan Russell Juriansz
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2013-07-17
ISBN: 1475995695
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King David s Naked Dance Book Excerpt:

Primitive Judaism is the earliest system of thought that sought to explain the concepts of divinity, humanity, and life on the planet. What’s more, it is Moses who deserves the credit for the systematization of basic, primitive Tanakian Judaism. In King David’s Naked Dance, author Allan Russell Juriansz defines the primitive theology of Tanakian Judaism that obeys the Tanak as the sole canon of the Hebrew people. A sequel to Juriansz’ first book—The Fair Dinkum Jew, which calls for a reformation in Israel and worldwide Jewry—King David’s Naked Dance sends a message to the Hebrew people to relearn Tanakian Judaism and live by it. Using the writing of several Talmudic rabbis and Jewish reformers, Juriansz presents a discussion of the Tanak as the only sacred canon and shows its messages of the work of God to create, redeem, and glorify His world and His people. King David’s Naked Dance calls for the world’s Jewry and Israel to unite in the primitive Judaism, a splendid redemptive religion that needs to be embraced, defended, and propagated.

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit
Author: Maureen Ursenbach Beecher,Lavina Fielding Anderson
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1992-01-15
ISBN: 9780252062964
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sisters in Spirit Book Excerpt:

This book of essays about Mormon women, all written and edited by scholars who are themselves Mormon women, is a brave and important work. Readers will fully appreciate just how brave and important it really is, however, if they can see how this work of historical theology fits into the history of historical writing about Mormon women, as well as how it fits into Mormon history itself. "The women who contributed to this book are among the best of the Mormon literati . . . [they] hold that there is hope within the church for change, for reform, for expansion of the place of women." -- Women's Review of Books "Historians of women in America have a great deal to learn from the history of Mormon women. This fine set of essays provides an excellent introduction to a subject about which we should all know more." -- Anne Firor Scott, author of Making the Invisible Woman Visible.

The Bible and the Qur an at the Edge of Renaissance

The Bible and the Qur an at the Edge of Renaissance
Author: Linda "iLham". Barto
Publsiher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1934937886
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible and the Qur an at the Edge of Renaissance Book Excerpt:

With an uncommon blend of spiritual insight and scientific logic, The Bible and the Qur'an at the Edge of Renaissance encourages and guides the reader toward a broader understanding of the Scriptures. All three Books of Abrahamic Scriptures -- the Tanakh, the New Testament, and the Qur'an -- are all explored in a fresh and and inspiring perspective. Linda iLham Barto finds beauty, grace, and guidance in all the Scriptures, and her desire for harmony and unity sparkles on every thought-provoking page. The author beckons readers to focus on the constant values of all religions of light to wonderfully and vigorously affect the world for a global, spiritual renaissance.

The Hebrew Messiah

The Hebrew Messiah
Author: Allan Russell Juriansz
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 1491772107
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hebrew Messiah Book Excerpt:

The Hebrew Messiah: The Glory and Triumph of Israel takes seriously the witness in the Tanakthe books of teaching, the prophets, and the writingsthat Judaism receives as its Scripture. It listens to that witness to discover the truth of the Hebrew Messiah. Drawing upon study inspired by an intense interest to explore and appreciate the riches of Judaism, Allan Russell Juriansz has poured his findings into this exploration of the crucial role of Ha-Mashiach, the Messiah, in the Tanaks works that span a millennium of Jewish life and reflection. The exploration of The Hebrew Messiah begins by sketching out the contemporary scholarly climate in Judaism. Then it conducts a detailed survey of the witness to the Messiah in the Tanak, particularly in its prophetic writings. Next, it examines the place of this witness to the Hebrew Messiah in the life of modern Jewry. Finally, The Hebrew Messiah concludes by celebrating the good news that Ha-Mashiach is the glory and triumph of Israel. The Hebrew Messiah: The Glory and Triumph of Israel will satisfy the curiosity of all who desire to know how intimately and extensively the witness to the Messiah is woven through the tapestry of the Tanak. It will speak to members of the modern Jewish community who desire to take a fresh look at the foundations of their faith. Finally, it will offer Christians the blueprint for their understanding of the Messiah available to them. He is the Hebrew Messiah, Israels glory and triumph.

So You ve Got Bugs

So  You ve Got Bugs
Author: Cailean Terence
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03
ISBN: 1456884026
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You ve Got Bugs Book Excerpt:

So, you’ve got Bugs. How demons cause diseases, most notably; cancer, diabetes, dementia, bipolar syndrome and many others. This is a revealing of a long and well hidden truth about the essence of the spiritual element of the human soul. The world is currently in the throes of descending into an era of war, corruption, criminality, rioting, discontent, severe climate changes, etc, just as predicted in the book of Revelations and one of the main indicators of this is the dramatic, and exponentially rapidly increasing, incidence of auto-immune and psychological diseases. These diseases, despite decades or even millennia of research, have no known or determined chemical or physical initiation of the disease in afflicted people. This book explains how this all ties together and the reason for the existence of all religions and the effect thereon by acquiring a demon and how easy this can happen. No-one is immune to this disease and eternal vigilance is necessary to clear and maintain a pure soul. Here in I have described the manner in which the demon entity overrides the programming of the genome and the brain thought processes to cause aberrant behavior resulting in severe consequences to the spiritual cleanliness of inflicted people and then the method of clearing the demon from the soul permanently. The methodology has very strict rules which have to date never been explained and if not applied correctly will lead to the afflicted person becoming worse off than before (also biblical). I have drawn most of the knowledge herein from the Bible but also from other spiritual writings as well as personal experience.

Who are the Elect in 1 Peter

Who are the Elect in 1 Peter
Author: Stephen Ayodeji A. Fagbemi
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780820495033
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who are the Elect in 1 Peter Book Excerpt:

The relationship between theology and praxis is an important subject that requires further attention from biblical scholars. As the need for social theology or praxis increases, so does the challenge for it to be informed by sound biblical exegesis. This book explores the interplay between theology and praxis using the Christian identity of the elect in 1 Peter as a paradigm. Who are the elect and what is the significance of the identity in 1 Peter? This study employs an exegetical hermeneutical approach to underline the 'present' ethical dimension of this identity with its implicit missionary purpose, not only within the first century but also in the twenty-first century as a necessary corollary of the identity. 1 Peter is applied to a twenty-first century context - the Nigerian Anglican Church - to underline the continuing relevance of Scripture and thereby propose 'conscious' interaction as a veritable and vital missiological strategy that facilitates 'reactive' evangelism with potentials for making theology an independent social variable. Although it makes direct reference to the Nigerian Church, the main argument of this book is applicable anywhere - to be God's elect is to live no longer as before but in newness of life. This book not only underlines the importance of 1 Peter but also raises important challenges that no 'living church' can afford to ignore. It is suitable for use in biblical studies, NT interpretation and applied theology, and African Christian studies, especially on the transition from missions to churches in Nigeria.

Holiness

Holiness
Author: Hannah K. Harrington
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-08-26
ISBN: 1134749872
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holiness Book Excerpt:

In this in-depth exploration of holiness in the context of rabbinic Judaism, Hannah K. Harrington places the rabbinic concept of holiness alongside other notions of the sacred in the Graeco-Roman world. Holistic and yet detailed, this volume provides a much-needed comparative view of this subject during a key period in the development of the Jewish religion.

Double Blessing

Double Blessing
Author: Mark Batterson
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0735291128
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Blessing Book Excerpt:

God doesn't bless us to raise our standard of living. God blesses us to raise our standard of giving, and that's where true joy is found. The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion challenges us not to settle for half of what God offers when it comes to blessings—we are BLESSED to BLESS. His discovery started with a simple experiment. Whenever Batterson received a blessing, he would give a similar blessing away. If someone paid him a compliment or gave him a gift or went out of their way to help him, he would return the favor by doing something similar for someone else. We flip the blessing by blessing others in the way God has blessed us. That’s how the blessing becomes a double blessing. It turns giving into a game—one we can’t win because God will always outgive us! It’s an ancient truth found within the Abrahamic covenant: “I will bless you . . . and you will be a blessing.” In other words, we are blessed to bless. The first blessing is receiving, but it doesn’t end there. The second blessing is giving it away! That’s the double blessing. And that’s where double joy is found. In a day and age where the idea of blessing has been reduced to a hashtag (#blessed), Batterson challenges readers to pursue true, God-glorifying blessing and experience an exponential impact by participating in the double blessing. Don’t settle for half of what God offers. Discover how you can both get it and give it . . . in Double Blessing.

Religion of the Gods

Religion of the Gods
Author: Kimberley Christine Patton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2009
ISBN: 019509106X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion of the Gods Book Excerpt:

In many of the world's religions, both polytheistic and monotheistic, a seemingly enigmatic and paradoxical image is found--that of the god who worships. Various interpretations of this seeming paradox have been advanced. Some suggest that it represents sacrifice to a higher deity. Proponents of anthropomorphic projection say that the gods are just "big people" and that images of human religious action are simply projected onto the deities. However, such explanations do not do justice to the complexity and diversity of this phenomenon.In Religion of the Gods, Kimberley C. Patton uses a comparative approach to take up anew a longstanding challenge in ancient Greek religious iconography: why are the Olympian gods depicted on classical pottery making libations? The sacrificing gods in ancient Greece are compared to gods who perform rituals in six other religious traditions: the Vedic gods, the heterodox god Zurvan of early Zoroastrianism, the Old Norse god Odin, the Christian God and Christ, the God of Judaism, and Islam's Allah. Patton examines the comparative evidence from a cultural and historical perspective, uncovering deep structural resonances while also revealing crucial differences.Instead of looking for invisible recipients or lost myths, Patton proposes the new category of "divine reflexivity." Divinely performed ritual is a self-reflexive, self-expressive action that signals the origin of ritual in the divine and not the human realm. Above all, divine ritual is generative, both instigating and inspiring human religious activity. The religion practiced by the gods is both like and unlike human religious action. Seen from within the religious tradition, gods are not "big people," but other than human. Human ritual is directed outward to a divine being, but the gods practice ritual on their own behalf. "Cultic time," the symbiotic performance of ritual both in heaven and on earth, collapses the distinction between cult and theology each time ritual is performed. Offering the first comprehensive study and a new theory of this fascinating phenomenon, Religion of the Gods is a significant contribution to the fields of classics and comparative religion. Patton shows that the god who performs religious action is not an anomaly, but holds a meaningful place in the category of ritual and points to a phenomenologically universal structure within religion itself.