The Seduction of the Church

The Seduction of the Church
Author: Malcolm C. Doubles
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-09-09
ISBN: 1630876305
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seduction of the Church Book Excerpt:

ABBREVIATED FOR THE COVER. Full synopsis has been copied over for use on the web. JT -------------------------- The importance of the use of gender-inclusive language in today's world is generally accepted, especially in the religious domain. In The Seduction of the Church, Doubles demonstrates, in a popular treatment free of technical jargon, how this important activity is being misused to redefine the Christian faith.

Justice Humanity and Social Toleration

Justice  Humanity and Social Toleration
Author: Xunwu Chen
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2008-02-15
ISBN: 1461633710
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Humanity and Social Toleration Book Excerpt:

Justice, Humanity and Social Toleration makes a novel statement of justice as setting human affairs right in accordance with the principles of human rights, human goods and human bonds; it explores the timely embodiments of this family of justice in our age including social toleration, and democracy.

The Seduction of Humankind

The Seduction of Humankind
Author: Rick Egling
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008-10
ISBN: 9781432722432
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seduction of Humankind Book Excerpt:

Top Secret Tips Unveiled Within! Top Secret Tips Unveiled Within by utilizing the dimensions of psychological counseling, spirituality & religion to guide and facilitate people towards an adequate definition and transformation of their behavior and life situation - to acquire their slice of the BIG APPLE!

A Deconstruction of Qu ranic Discourse for the 21st Century

A Deconstruction of Qu   ranic Discourse for the 21st Century
Author: Daurius Figueira
Publsiher: AHTLE FIGUEIRA
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 9769624594
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Deconstruction of Qu ranic Discourse for the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This is a deconstruction of Qur'anic discourse for the 21st century where the salient discursive concepts of Qur'anic discourse are located and deconstructed to reveal their meanings in English through the use of a most reputable Concordance of the Qur'an. The key linchpin discursive concepts found under the rubric of the Divine Names and Attributes of Almighty Allah (SWT) in Qur'anic discourse are all deconstructed revealing the Qur'anic praxis driven by its methodology and instruments of power, its Order of Power, through its application to self, the believer renovates and refurbishes the total self at the level of the idea, discourse and action, Qur'anic praxis, to attain the Bliss in the second creation and the outpouring of the Sakinah in the present life.

Deliver Us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil
Author: Richard H. Bell
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9783161494529
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deliver Us from Evil Book Excerpt:

"My initial goal was to write a book on the defeat of Satan in New Testament theology covering all the witnesses of the New Testament using a title suchas 'falling like lightning.' ... But it became evident that although the defeat of Satan is central to the exorcisms of the synoptic gospels, many authors of the New Testament simply do not speak explicitly about a 'defeat of Satan.' For example, Paul, Ephesians and Colossians, if they explicitly speak of the devil (or allude to him), speak instead of nbeing redeemed from the dominion of Satan. ... I therefore moved more in the direction of considering how the human being is redeemed from the effects of Satan."--Pref.

Understanding Chinese and Western Cultures

Understanding Chinese and Western Cultures
Author: Tang Yijie
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2022-09-29
ISBN: 1000646378
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Chinese and Western Cultures Book Excerpt:

The title is a collection of essays centering on the topic of intercultural communication between Chinese and Western cultures by Tang Yijie, one of the most renowned philosophy scholars in China. Comprised of five parts, the author discusses how Chinese culture should modernize itself through borrowing from Western culture premised on a self-awareness of Chinese culture per se. The book begins by critiquing theories of the so-called clash of civilizations and new empires and argues for the coexistence of cultures and a global consciousness instead. Chapters in the second part revisit contemporary Chinese culture in transition and call for the cultural integration of China and the West, with China defined in both its ancient and modern guises. By providing reflections on the cultural trends of the 1980s and 1990s, the third part illustrates the inevitable growth of diversified cultural development while analyzing cases of cultural dialogue in history, philosophy and religion. The fourth part demonstrates the significance of culture diversity and interaction while the fifth provides thoughts and reflections on some real-life cultural issues. This title will appeal to all levels of readers interested in Chinese culture, cross-cultural studies and topics of cultural pluralism.

Gabriel s Extinguishing the Atomic Hell Series

Gabriel   s Extinguishing the Atomic Hell Series
Author: Yousuf Gabriel
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN: 1452597014
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gabriel s Extinguishing the Atomic Hell Series Book Excerpt:

At a time unparalleled in history, humanity faces a threat of universal nuclear doomsday with an end result of total annihilation of life on earth. Being an enthusiast for global peace, with an extensive research background, Yousuf Gabriel explores the root cause of the nuclear problem. Probing deep into the realms of theology, philosophy, atomism, nuclear science, literature, and history, amid a mist of mystification regarding universal nuclear dilemma, Gabriel has tried to resolve the issue in the light of the Scriptures. He is a philanthropist who warns humanity about nuclear hell and wants to shun the two-edged sword of nuclear energy, either for war or so-called peaceful purpose. Gabriel’s Extinguishing the Atomic Hell Series serves as the key to the future destiny of this now-doomed humankind. It is a case of dwindled religion and diminished faith versus science. It is based on a miraculous prophecy, rather a warning about nuclear hell given by the Quran more than fourteen centuries ago. The prophecy has described the characteristics of the age in which atomism was supposed to appear, as well as of the people who would become the victims of nuclear fire. It has also given the remedial measures and solutions to avoid this nuclear doomsday. The whole nuclear phenomena, with all its characteristic scientific features, is described in its entirety by this prophecy of the Holy Quran. The major focus of criticism is the philosophy of Francis Bacon, who preferred “natural philosophy” over “moral philosophy” for “man’s right of dominion over nature for the material utility.” Educate yourself about the dreadful outcome of adopting nuclear energy, whether for war or peaceful purposes. Learn how, after a prolonged use of nuclear energy, human and animal species may be converted to abhorrent monsters and chimeras. Enlighten yourself in the light of Scriptures how humanity can avoid this shameful and dreadful end. KHALID MALIK

Erulu A Book of Poetry and Occult Writings

Erulu  A Book of Poetry and Occult Writings
Author: D. Lawrence Meredith
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1300824778
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Erulu A Book of Poetry and Occult Writings Book Excerpt:

Politics and the Earthly City in Augustine s City of God

Politics and the Earthly City in Augustine s City of God
Author: Veronica Roberts Ogle
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN: 1108842593
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics and the Earthly City in Augustine s City of God Book Excerpt:

A new reading of Augustine's City of God which considers the status of politics within Augustine's sacramental worldview.

The Banishment of Beverland

The Banishment of Beverland
Author: Karen Eline Hollewand
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 9004396322
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Banishment of Beverland Book Excerpt:

Why was scholar Hadriaan Beverland banished from Holland in 1679? This book answers this question by positioning Beverland’s sexual studies in their historical context for the first time, examining how his radical works challenged the intellectual, ecclesiastical, and political elite of Dutch Republic.

The Original Prophecy

The Original Prophecy
Author: Mathew James
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2011-01
ISBN: 1608444635
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Original Prophecy Book Excerpt:

There is an amazing story being told by the stars every night. They began telling it a long time ago. The story was carried down through many generations but it eventually became lost. The story that the stars tell has not been told for thousands of years until now. The names of the stars in each of the original forty eight constellations all have very special meanings to their names. When the original names of the stars are combined together into sentences they begin telling their story. Each constellation tells a short story. And when all of the constellations are combined together they tell the story written in our night sky. This story has not been told for many generations and it is far from any thing most people have ever heard.

The Book of Divine Works

The Book of Divine Works
Author: St. Hildegard of Bingen
Publsiher: Catholic University of America Press
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 0813231299
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Divine Works Book Excerpt:

Completed in 1173, The Book of Divine Works (Liber Divinorum Operum) is the culmination of the Visionary’s Doctor’s theological project, offered here for the first time in a complete and scholarly English translation. The first part explores the intricate physical and spiritual relationships between the cosmos and the human person, with the famous image of the universal Man standing astride the cosmic spheres. The second part examines the rewards for virtue and the punishments for vice, mapped onto a geography of purgatory, hellmouth, and the road to the heavenly city. At the end of each Hildegard writes extensive commentaries on the Prologue to John’s Gospel (Part 1) and the first chapter of Genesis (Part 2)—the only premodern woman to have done so. Finally, the third part tells the history of salvation, imagined as the City of God standing next to the mountain of God’s foreknowledge, with Divine Love reigning over all.

Reformed Dogmatics

Reformed Dogmatics
Author: Herman Bavinck
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN: 0801026563
Category: Reformed Church
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reformed Dogmatics Book Excerpt:

This classic work of Reformed theology is the third of four volumes now available in English.

Reformed Dogmatics Volume 3

Reformed Dogmatics   Volume 3
Author: Herman Bavinck
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN: 1441205950
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reformed Dogmatics Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer in English for the very first time the third volume of Herman Bavinck's complete Reformed Dogmatics. This masterwork will appeal not only to scholars, students, pastors, and laity interested in Reformed theology but also to research and theological libraries. "Bavinck was a man of giant mind, vast learning, ageless wisdom, and great expository skill. Solid but lucid, demanding but satisfying, broad and deep and sharp and stabilizing, Bavinck's magisterial Reformed Dogmatics remains after a century the supreme achievement of its kind."--J. I. Packer, Regent College "This magisterial work exhibits Bavinck's vast knowledge and appreciation of the Christian tradition. Written from a Reformed perspective, it offers a perceptive critique of modern theology. . . . Recommended."--Library Journal

Progressive Creation and the Struggles of Humanity in the Bible

Progressive Creation and the Struggles of Humanity in the Bible
Author: Zoltan Dornyei
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-03-22
ISBN: 1532633904
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progressive Creation and the Struggles of Humanity in the Bible Book Excerpt:

Why does the Christian walk often feel like an ongoing struggle and why does God's creation include imperfection, let alone forces that are intent on thwarting God's creative work? In seeking a response to these questions, this book argues that the biblical accounts describe creation in terms of a progressive transformation process whereby the initially incomplete created order will reach perfection only in the fulfillment of new creation. The following discussion then outlines a comprehensive framework for the biblical theology of humanity's struggles, centered on three key themes: corporeal temptation, deficient social structures, and the much-debated notion of spiritual warfare. The book presents an overarching canonical narrative that threads together a series of diverse biblical topics, from Job's temptation to the Atonement. The final part surveys biblical teaching on how human conduct can be aligned with God's creative purpose, and discusses three "assignments" from Jesus to believers: to celebrate the Eucharist, to pray the Lord's Prayer, and to fulfill the Great Commission.

The Many Faces of Adam and Eve

The Many Faces of Adam and Eve
Author: Bernard F. Batto
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2022-02-17
ISBN: 1666711640
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Faces of Adam and Eve Book Excerpt:

Contrary to popular opinion, the story of Adam and Eve is not confined to the book of Genesis. It has roots in prebiblical myth and continued to evolve long after the Bible was completed. Bernard F. Batto traces the development of the Adam and Eve story from its origins in Mesopotamian myth to its reformulation in Genesis and beyond--including its expansion in Jewish epigraphs such as 1 Enoch and the Life of Adam and Eve, and its place in Christian innovations such as the apostle Paul's thesis that Christ is a second Adam, and in the thinking of church fathers such as Irenaeus, who held that Christ recapitulates all humankind in himself, and Augustine, whose doctrine of original sin interprets the Adam and Eve story. Batto also examines gnostic teachings about a heavenly Adam and an earthly Adam, and surveys rabbinical attempts from the Talmudic period to find hidden meanings in the Genesis story. Islam's emphasis on Satan's role in seducing Adam and Eve is also discussed, and the book concludes with Milton's unforgettable retelling of the Adam and Eve story in Paradise Lost. Batto's goal is not only to reveal the many faces given Adam and Eve throughout history, but also to understand the divergent cultural and theological factors powering this long, evolving tradition.

The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible
Author: John Barton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 0691228434
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

This is a general-interest introduction to the Old Testament from many disciplines. There are 23 essays with 23 individual reference lists.

History and Progress

History and Progress
Author: Margarita Mathiopoulos
Publsiher: Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages: 442
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and Progress Book Excerpt:

Concisely written and compelling, this book offers a provocative look at European-American relations. It focuses on the tradition of common political ideas, the original roots of common European and American thought, the decision by the two continents not to develop in isolation from one another, and the traditional ambivalence of the European caught indecisively between reliance upon and distance from the United States. From classical antiquity to contemporary society, Mathiopoulos unfolds the paradoxical relationship between the U.S. and Europe--the simultaneous occurrence of reciprocal attraction and mutual misunderstanding. She describes how America was born of European intellectual stock; enlightenment, reason, (religious) freedom, equality, democracy, the rights of man and the desire to achieve these things in the New World. She also tells us that the idealism of progress of the European enlightenment gave rise to the American Dream which constitutes the consciousness of the American people and is woven into their domestic and foreign policy to this day. This stimulating book will interest anyone involved in the field of comparative political thought as well as those interested in the evolutionary and revolutionary process of the idea of progress in Europe and the United States. The idea of progress forms the core History and Progress. Mathiopoulos shows that faith in progress and the desire for a better world have been the major stimuli for historical change in the modern world. She describes how Europe gave birth to this idea and throughout history became largely disenchanted with it. In contrast, the United States inherited this concept and has utilized it for over 200 years to maintain its sense of identity and self-awareness. History and Progress explains not only how the idea of progress inspired the founding of America, but how the concept provides momentum for the historical development of the nation to the present. In short, the 'American Dream' preserved the progressive optimism projected by the Enlightenment in the United States, even when it had since disappeared from European historical thought.

Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

Philosophical Approaches to Demonology
Author: Benjamin W McCraw,Robert Arp
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1315466767
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Approaches to Demonology Book Excerpt:

In contradistinction to the many monographs and edited volumes devoted to historical, cultural, or theological treatments of demonology, this collection features newly written papers by philosophers and other scholars engaged specifically in philosophical argument, debate, and dialogue involving ideas and topics in demonology. The contributors to the volume approach the subject from the perspective of the broadest areas of Western philosophy, namely metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and moral philosophy. The collection also features a plurality of religious, cultural, and theological views on the nature of demons from both Eastern and Western thought, in addition to views that may diverge from these traditional roots. Philosophical Approaches to Demonology will be of interest to philosophers of religion, theologians, and scholars working in philosophical theology and demonology, as well as historians, cultural anthropologists, and sociologists interested more broadly in the concept of demons.

FILM Narration and seduction

FILM   Narration and seduction
Author: Trine Breum
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-02-19
ISBN: 877170499X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FILM Narration and seduction Book Excerpt:

FILM – Narration & Seduction gives a comprehensive insight in the essential elements of the modern Scandinavian screenwriting and filmmaking – it so to speak maps the newly discovered land. Through this book the reader will understand and learn more about modern film making than from any other book. FILM – Narration & Seduction goes several steps further and deeper in the psychological and dramaturgical aspects of screenwriting than other books and goes far further in dealing with the practical implications of professional work in the early stages of development. From the reviews: “Finally it is here - the book the professional community has looked out for, the educational institutions has begged for and the general well-informed public will find useful, enlightening and in-expendably informative” Kjeld Veirup, former Script editor at DreamWorks in California and leader of the European Film collage in Denmark. “... let it be clear from the beginning – it is an elaborating and inspiring book of methods. Breum is a contagious and stimulating reader of film and television ... Everything is delicately and convincingly described and arranged, and in the repeatedly pedagogical way that characterizes a textbook. You can use her book - and learn from it.” Bo Tao Michaëlis, Politiken ”Written with considerable gusto, inspiring and easy to comprehend.” Mette Damgaard-Sørensen, former consultant at the Danish Film institute “I am overwhelmed the insight and overview Breum possess ... the book is damned good written and packed with great expertise” Kim Bruun, Pråsen