Zoroastrianism A Guide for the Perplexed

Zoroastrianism  A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Jenny Rose
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN: 1441113797
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zoroastrianism A Guide for the Perplexed Book Excerpt:

Insightful guide to the history, development and beliefs of this ancient religion, and its continuation as a lived religion today.

Spirituality A Guide for the Perplexed

Spirituality  A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Philip Sheldrake
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1441157166
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality A Guide for the Perplexed Book Excerpt:

'Spirituality' is a word that is used increasingly these days yet it is often ill-defined. What exactly is spirituality? Is it distinct from religion and can we separate it from beliefs and traditions? Does spirituality mainly focus on spiritual experiences and practices or is it something more? This book suggests that, while there may be common features in the use of the word, 'spirituality' is not a single reality. Different 'spiritualities' reflect particular religious or philosophical viewpoints, as well as the cultural contexts in which they arise and develop. Spirituality: A Guide for the Perplexed provides students and general readers with a reliable and comprehensive guide to 'spirituality' as an area of study, religiously, historically, philosophically and in the social sciences. It explores the tools that are used to study the subject and to interpret spiritual classics (whether these are written texts or other forms such as art) from different times and cultures. Attention is paid to spirituality in a variety of religious and non-religious forms in their own terms and comparatively. However, for the sake of simplicity greatest attention is given to the study of spirituality within a religious perspective with illustrations drawn from texts, personalities and themes associated with five major world religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The book concludes with an exploration of spirituality in contemporary perspective - in particular how spirituality is currently employed in areas such as health-care, education and business among other examples.

The Popular Handbook of World Religions

The Popular Handbook of World Religions
Author: Daniel J McCoy
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 0736979107
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Popular Handbook of World Religions Book Excerpt:

A Christian’s Guide to the World’s Most Prominent Religions Meeting people from other religions is an incredible blessing and a unique challenge. As Christians, what do we need to know about their beliefs to effectively interact with them? And how can we share about Jesus with sensitivity for someone’s relationship to their current faith? A compilation from some of today’s top religion scholars, The Popular Handbook of World Religions is a clear and insightful guide to understanding and conversing with followers of the world’s major belief systems. You will… gain a balanced, nuanced comprehension of what followers of other religions believe, and see how those beliefs compare with those of Christianity develop deeper respect for different cultures and appreciate their unique traditions and ideas learn how to share about Christ with true compassion and a recognition of other people’s individuality and heritage Featuring the writings of Dr. Douglas Groothuis, Dr. Paul Copan, Dr. Winfried Corduan, and more, The Popular Handbook of World Religions is designed to help you gain the wisdom you need to interact with people of other faiths, from atheism to Judaism, Buddhism to Islam, Jainism to Sikhism, and more.

The Zoroastrian Flame

The Zoroastrian Flame
Author: Sarah Stewart,Alan Williams,Almut Hintze
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN: 0857728156
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zoroastrian Flame Book Excerpt:

For many centuries, from the birth of the religion late in the second millennium BC to its influence on the Achaemenids and later adoption in the third century AD as the state religion of the Sasanian Empire, it enjoyed imperial patronage and profoundly shaped the culture of antiquity. The Magi of the New Testament most probably were Zoroastrian priests from the Iranian world, while the enigmatic figure of Zarathushtra (or Zoroaster) himself has exerted continual fascination in the West, influencing creative artists as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche, Mozart and Yeats. This authoritative volume brings together internationally recognised scholars to explore Zoroastrianism in all its rich complexity. Examining key themes such as history and modernity, tradition and scripture, art and architecture and minority status and religious identity, it places the modern Zoroastrians of Iran, and the Parsis of India, in their proper contexts. The book extends and complements the coverage of its companion volume, The Everlasting Flame.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism
Author: Michael Stausberg,Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN: 1444331353
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism Book Excerpt:

This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with contributions from 34 international authorities from 10 countries Presents Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historical and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the current trend to move away from textual essentialism in the study of religion

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Author: Daniel J. Treier,Walter A. Elwell
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 1493410776
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology Book Excerpt:

This bestselling reference tool has been a trusted resource for more than 25 years with over 165,000 copies sold. Now thoroughly updated and substantially revised to meet the needs of today's students and classrooms, it offers cutting-edge overviews of key theological topics. Readable and reliable, this work features new articles on topics of contemporary relevance to world Christianity and freshened articles on enduring theological subjects, providing comprehensive A-Z coverage for today's theology students. The author base reflects the increasing diversity of evangelical scholars. Advisory editors include D. Jeffrey Bingham, Cheryl Bridges Johns, John G. Stackhouse Jr., Tite Tiénou, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

The History of Evil in Antiquity

The History of Evil in Antiquity
Author: Tom Angier,Chad Meister,Charles Taliaferro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN: 1317245873
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Evil in Antiquity Book Excerpt:

This first volume of The History of Evil covers Graeco-Roman, Indian, Near Eastern, and Eastern philosophy and religion from 2000 BCE to 450 CE. This book charts the foundations of the history of evil among the major philosophical traditions and world religions, beginning with the oldest recorded traditions: the Vedas and Upaniṣads, Confucianism and Daoism, and Buddhism, and continuing through Graeco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian schools of thought. This cutting-edge treatment of the history of evil at its crucial and determinative inception will appeal to those with particular interests in the ancient period and early theories and ideas of evil and good, as well as those seeking an understanding of how later philosophical and religious developments were conditioned and shaped.

Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia

Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia
Author: Mitra Sharafi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 1139868063
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia Book Excerpt:

This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethnoreligious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Rather than trying to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state, the Parsis sank deep into the colonial legal system itself. From the late eighteenth century until India's independence in 1947, they became heavy users of colonial law, acting as lawyers, judges, litigants, lobbyists, and legislators. They de-Anglicized the law that governed them and enshrined in law their own distinctive models of the family and community by two routes: frequent intra-group litigation often managed by Parsi legal professionals in the areas of marriage, inheritance, religious trusts, and libel, and the creation of legislation that would become Parsi personal law. Other South Asian communities also turned to law, but none seems to have done so earlier or in more pronounced ways than the Parsis.

Modern India

Modern India
Author: John McLeod
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN: 1440852898
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern India Book Excerpt:

This one-volume thematic encyclopedia examines life in contemporary India, with topical sections focusing on geography, history, government and politics, economy, social classes and ethnicity, religion, food, etiquette, literature and drama, and more. • Includes "Day in the Life" features that portray specific daily activities of various people in the country, from high school students to working class people to professionals, providing readers with insight into daily life in the country • Defines key terms related to the reading in a glossary • Highlights interesting facts and figures, including information on the military, industry and labor, and finances, in an appendix • Provides at-a-glance information about India's festivals and feast days with a chart of national holidays • Illuminates the text with photos and sidebars, helping to illustrate key topics and allow students to dive more deeply into ideas

Corpus Hermeticum

Corpus Hermeticum
Author: Malcolmist The Alchemist
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN: 1469191539
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corpus Hermeticum Book Excerpt:

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Great Events in Religion An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History 3 volumes

Great Events in Religion  An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History  3 volumes
Author: Florin Curta,Andrew Holt
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1047
Release: 2016-11-28
ISBN: 1610695666
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Events in Religion An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

This three-volume set presents fundamental information about the most important events in world religious history as well as substantive discussions of their significance and impact. • Presents readers with essential information about the chief events in religious history that will help them better understand world history and promote a greater respect for culturally diverse religious traditions • Provides cross-references and sidebars that cite print and electronic resources for further reading with each entry • Includes a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research

Unexpected Voices in Imperial Parliaments

Unexpected Voices in Imperial Parliaments
Author: Josep M. Fradera,José María Portillo,Teresa Segura-Garcia
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-06-03
ISBN: 1350193216
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unexpected Voices in Imperial Parliaments Book Excerpt:

This collection follows the extraordinary careers of nine colonial subjects who won seats in high-level parliamentary institutions of the imperial powers that ruled over them. Revealing an unexplored dimension of the complex political organisation of modern empires, the essays show how early imperial constitutions allowed for the emergence of these unexpected members of parliament, asks how their presence was possible, and unveils the reactions across metropolitan circles, local communities and the voters who brought them to office. Unearthing the entanglements between political life in metropolitan and non-European societies, it illuminates the ambiguous zones, the margins for negotiation, and the emerging forms of leadership in colonial societies. From a Hispanicised Inca nobleman, to recently emancipated slaves and African colonial subjects, in linking these individuals and their political careers together, Unexpected Voices in Imperial Parliaments argues that the political organisation of modern empires incorporated the voices of the colonised and the non-European, in an ambiguous relationship that led to a widening of political participation and action throughout the imperial world. In doing so, this book offers a comprehensive but nuanced reassessment of the making and unmaking of modern empires.

Zarathustra

Zarathustra
Author: Abolghassem Khamneipur
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 1460268830
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zarathustra Book Excerpt:

ZARATHUSTRA WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST historical personalities known to us, and he forever shifted the course of civilization. Nevertheless, publications about him are fragmented and written for specialized academics only, making them incomprehensible to the general public. This book, for the first time, presents an easy and reader-friendly view for the educated general public. It examines its subject from the scientific perspective and is interested in the historical beginnings of today’s monotheistic religions. For the understanding of modern monotheism—the one God religions we know today as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—knowledge of Zarathustra and his message in a larger historical context is absolutely essential. Zarathustra was the first Prophet; all other Prophets came after him. The Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristoteles spoke with great respect for him, for he stands with his civility and ethics at the beginning of human civilization, and Friedrich Nietzsche said of him: “The invention of morality by Zarathustra was the greatest philosophical error in human history”

Between Boston and Bombay

Between Boston and Bombay
Author: Jenny Rose
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN: 3030252051
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Boston and Bombay Book Excerpt:

A few years after the American declaration of independence, the first American ships set sail to India. The commercial links that American merchant mariners established with the Parsis of Bombay contributed significantly to the material and intellectual culture of the early Republic in ways that have not been explored until now. This book maps the circulation of goods, capital and ideas between Bombay Parsis and their contemporaries in the northeastern United States, uncovering a surprising range of cultural interaction. Just as goods and gifts from the Zoroastrians of India quickly became an integral part of popular culture along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., so their newly translated religious texts had a considerable impact on American thought. Using a wealth of previously unpublished primary sources, this work presents the narrative of American-Parsi encounters within the broader context of developing global trade and knowledge.

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion Second Edition

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion  Second Edition
Author: Charles Taliaferro,Elsa J. Marty
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN: 1501325264
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion Second Edition Book Excerpt:

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable resource for students and scholars. Covering historical and contemporary figures, arguments, and terms, it offers an overview of the vital themes that make philosophy of religion the growing, vigorous field that it is today. It covers world religions and sources from east and west. Entries have been crafted for clarity, succinctness, and engagement. This second edition includes new entries, extended coverage of non-Christian topics, as well as revisions and updates throughout. The first edition was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year.

Hegel A Guide for the Perplexed

Hegel  A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: David James
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hegel A Guide for the Perplexed Book Excerpt:

This is a chronological introduction to the key works of Hegel, designed for those studying philosophy for the first time.

The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism
Author: Scott B. Noegel,Brannon M. Wheeler
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1461718953
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism Book Excerpt:

The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism treat each entry as a compilation of relevant data culled from these different traditions in order to take the reader beyond the expected parameters of research. Originally envisioned as an initial resource for students of comparative religion, the extensive chronology, bibliography, and the overall accessibility of the passages make the book suitable for a much wider audience.

Challenges to Conventional Opinions on Qumran and Enoch Issues

Challenges to Conventional Opinions on Qumran and Enoch Issues
Author: Paul Heger
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-12-09
ISBN: 9004218823
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges to Conventional Opinions on Qumran and Enoch Issues Book Excerpt:

The study disputes allegations of dualism and determinism in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the substitution of Enoch’s prophecies for the Mosaic Torah, which are incompatible with the biblical doctrines that dominated Jewish society in the late Second Temple period.

The Idea of Semitic Monotheism

The Idea of Semitic Monotheism
Author: Guy G. Stroumsa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 0192653865
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idea of Semitic Monotheism Book Excerpt:

The Idea of Semitic Monotheism examines some major aspects of the scholarly study of religion in the long nineteenth century—from the Enlightenment to the First World War. It aims to understand the new status of Judaism and Islam in the formative period of the new discipline. Guy G. Stroumsa focuses on the concept of Semitic monotheism, a concept developed by Ernest Renan around the mid-nineteenth century on the basis of the postulated and highly problematic contradistinction between Aryan and Semitic families of peoples, cultures, and religions. This contradistinction grew from the Western discovery of Sanskrit and its relationship with European languages, at the time of the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Together with the rise of scholarly Orientalism, this discovery offered new perspectives on the East, as a consequence of which the Near East was demoted from its traditional status as the locus of the Biblical revelations. This innovative work studies a central issue in the modern study of religion. Doing so, however, it emphasizes the new dualistic taxonomy of religions had major consequences and sheds new light on the roots of European attitudes to Jews and Muslims in the twentieth century, up to the present day.

Moses the Egyptian

Moses the Egyptian
Author: Jan Assmann
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1998-10-15
ISBN: 0674587391
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moses the Egyptian Book Excerpt:

"Standing at the very foundation of monotheism, and so of Western culture, Moses is a figure not of history, but of memory. As such, he is the quintessential subject for the innovative historiography Jan Assmann both defines and practices in this work, the study of historical memory—a study, in this case, of the ways in which factual and fictional events and characters are stored in religious beliefs and transformed in their philosophical justification, literary reinterpretation, philological restitution (or falsification), and psychoanalytic demystification. To account for the complexities of the foundational event through which monotheism was established, Moses the Egyptian goes back to the short-lived monotheistic revolution of the Egyptian king Akhenaten (1360–1340 B.C.E.). Assmann traces the monotheism of Moses to this source, then shows how his followers denied the Egyptians any part in the origin of their beliefs and condemned them as polytheistic idolaters. Thus began the cycle in which every “counter-religion,” by establishing itself as truth, denounced all others as false. Assmann reconstructs this cycle as a pattern of historical abuse, and tracks its permutations from ancient sources, including the Bible, through Renaissance debates over the basis of religion to Sigmund Freud’s Moses and Monotheism. One of the great Egyptologists of our time, and an exceptional scholar of history and literature, Assmann is uniquely equipped for this undertaking—an exemplary case study of the vicissitudes of historical memory that is also a compelling lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and beliefs."