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Download The Pope's Jews: The Vatican's Secret Plan to Save Jews from by Gordon Thomas PDF

By Gordon Thomas

This revelatory account of ways the Vatican kept hundreds of thousands of Jews in the course of WWII indicates why heritage needs to exonerate "Hitler's Pope"


Accused of being “silent” throughout the Holocaust, Pope Pius XII and the Vatican of worldwide struggle II are now exonerated in Gordon Thomas’s most recent investigative paintings, The Pope's Jews. Thomas’s cautious study into new, first-hand debts reveal an underground community of monks, nuns and electorate that risked their lives day-by-day to guard Roman Jews.

Investigating assassination plots, conspiracies, and mystery conversions, Thomas unveils faked documentation, quarantines, and extra awesome activities taken by way of Catholics and the Vatican. The Pope's Jews finally solutions the good ethical query of the warfare: Why did Pope Pius XII refuse to sentence the genocide of Europe's Jews?

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Download Translator's Freedom (Biblical Seminar) by Cecil Hargreaves PDF

By Cecil Hargreaves

This severe evaluate of present models of the Bible in English specializes in matters vital to present literary and theological debate approximately biblical translation: idiom and intensity of language. the outlet chapters examine sleek translators' loose and full of life use of up to date English equivalents of Hebrew and Greek idioms, and their look for readability of which means. The valuable chapters research the trendy models' checklist on resonance, attractiveness and spirituality of language, assessing positively-though now not uncritically-a number of champions of the significance of a poetic language of puzzle. Hargreaves faces squarely the conflict among supporters and competitors of 'natural' language in biblical translation, yet observes that either traditionalists and innovators speak usually approximately mind's eye, and sees desire in a standard fight to accomplish either imaginatively poetic and idiomatic nuances in translation.

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Download Metaphor and Masculinity in Hosea by Susan E. Haddox PDF

By Susan E. Haddox

The metaphors in Hosea are wealthy and sundry, comprising either gendered and non-gendered photo fields. This ebook examines using metaphor in Hosea during the lens of masculinity reports, which supplies a way to clarify connections among the photographs and to investigate their cumulative rhetorical impression. The rhetoric of either the gendered and non-gendered imagery is analyzed utilizing a version from cognitive anthropology, which divides social house alongside 3 axes: job, efficiency, and goodness. humans use metaphors to put and to maneuver each other inside this area. those axes demonstrate how the metaphors in Hosea rhetorically relate the viewers, represented via Ephraim/Israel, and YHWH to a specific building of masculinity. Hosea makes use of the imagery of Assyrian treaty curses to enhance YHWH’s masculinity and dominance, whereas undermining the masculinity of the viewers. The rhetoric of the textual content makes an attempt to convey the viewers into an safely subordinate place with appreciate to YHWH and to form its contributors’ activities and attitudes therefore.

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Download Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine by Paul A. Offit PDF

By Paul A. Offit

In recent times, there were significant outbreaks of whooping cough between little ones in California, mumps in long island, and measles in Ohio’s Amish country—despite the truth that those are all vaccine-preventable illnesses. even if the US is the main medically complex position on the earth, many folks put out of your mind glossy drugs in desire of utilizing their religion to struggle lifestyles threatening health problems. Christian Scientists pray for therapeutic rather than going to the health practitioner, Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse blood transfusions, and ultra-Orthodox Jewish mohels unfold herpes by utilizing a primitive ritual to wash the wound. Tragically, youngsters undergo and die each year from treatable ailments, and in such a lot states it's criminal for fogeys to disclaim their little ones take care of spiritual purposes. In twenty-first century the USA, how may well this be happening?

In Bad Faith, acclaimed healthcare professional and writer Dr. Paul Offit supplies readers a never-before-seen look at the minds of these who decide to medically martyr themselves, or their teenagers, within the identify of faith. Offit chronicles the tales of those trustworthy and their kids, whose devastating stories spotlight the tangled courting among faith and medication in the US. non secular or now not, this factor reaches everyone—whether you're looking therapy at a Catholic clinic or attempting to preserve your children secure from illnesses unfold via their unvaccinated peers.

Replete with vibrant storytelling and complicated, compelling characters, Bad Faith makes a strenuous case that denying medication to kids within the identify of faith isn’t simply unwise and immoral, yet a rejection of the superior features of what trust itself has to supply.

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Download Gewinn in alle Ewigkeit: Kapitalismus als Religion by Christoph Fleischmann PDF

By Christoph Fleischmann

»Wir haben Ihnen 15 Prozent every year versprochen, und das haben Sie geglaubt!« So schreien es die Bankiers in Elfriede Jelineks Wirtschaftskomödie Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns. Sie haben es geglaubt! Die Finanzkrise hat einmal mehr gezeigt, dass zu unserem Wirtschaftssystem ein entsprechender Glaube gehört: Der Glaube daran, dass das Wachstum niemals aufhört und dass es Gewinn ohne Reue gibt.
Der Journalist Christoph Fleischmann blickt zurück auf die Anfänge des Kapitalismus an der Schwelle zur Neuzeit. Dabei nimmt er den Faden von Walter Benjamin auf, der im Kapitalismus eine faith sah, die in Europa das Christentum abgelöst hat.
Anschaulich legt Fleischmann dar, wie die kapitalgetriebene Wirtschaft die Wahrnehmung der Welt veränderte: Die Habgier, einst als eine Todsünde verschrien, machte Karriere als Wirtschaftstugend Nummer eins. Und die Vor­sehung Gottes wurde kurzerhand für die Wirtschaft reklamiert: Wenn alle den eigenen Vorteil suchen, dann lenkt die kosmische Harmonie alles zum Wohle aller.
Eine andere Geschichte des Kapitalimus, luzide und unterhaltsam geschrieben, die die Selbstverständlichkeiten dieses Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftssystems hinterfragt.

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Download Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity by Jon Davies PDF

By Jon Davies

In demise, Burial and Rebirth within the Religions of Antiquity , Jon Davies charts the importance of dying to the rising spiritual cults within the pre-Christian and early Christian international. He analyses the numerous burial rituals and examines the various notions of the afterlife. one of the parts lined are:
* Osiris and Isis: the existence theology of old Egypt
* burying the Jewish lifeless
* Roman faith and Roman funerals
* Early Christian burial
* the character of martyrdom.
Jon Davies additionally attracts at the sociological idea of Max Weber to give a finished advent to and review of dying, burial and the afterlife within the first Christian centuries which deals insights into the connection among social switch and attitudes to demise and death.

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Download Four Horsemen - Alberto Part 5 by Jack Chick PDF

By Jack Chick

Alberto half 5

Here's a transparent description of the way the papacy fulfills Bible prophecies of the antichrist.

Who are the 4 Horsemen of Revelation?
Who did Martin Luther and different Reformation leaders insist used to be the "Anti-Christ?"
See the chart containing front enterprises during which the Jesuit order seeks to dominate the area economic climate for the antichrist.

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Download The Heart of Buddhist Meditation: The Buddha's Way of by Nyanaponika Thera PDF

By Nyanaponika Thera

It is a vintage textual content at the essence of Buddhist meditation. it's an exceptional, in-depth description of mindfulness perform and its advantages. It features a concise rationalization of transparent comprehension, that is the type of mindfulness you employ during your everyday life. It additionally offers an simply comprehensible rationalization of the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness.

Although the Buddha lived over 2500 years in the past, his teachings on meditation are one of the leading tools for therapeutic the ache of grief, discovering internal peace, and overcoming the feel of dislocation brought on by dwelling within the twenty first century. Mindfulness is a technique not just for devoted Buddhists. it really is for everybody drawn to learning the mind.

This new version comprises an creation from famous writer and instructor Sylvia Boorstein.

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Download The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism (Blackwell PDF

This is often the 1st ever complete English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of many oldest residing religions

• lightly divided into 5 thematic sections starting with an creation to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and different religions
• displays the worldwide nature of Zoroastrian reports with contributions from 34 overseas experts from 10 countries
• offers Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic old and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the present development to maneuver clear of textual essentialism within the learn of faith

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