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Download Die Religionen des Alten Ägypten by Françoise Dunand, Christiane Zivie-Coche, Michael Lauble PDF

By Françoise Dunand, Christiane Zivie-Coche, Michael Lauble

In dieser Darstellung wird die gesamte Geschichte Ägyptens in den Blick genommen: von ihren Anfängen bis zum Ende dieser Kultur, mit dem auch die Praxis der faith der Pharaonen endete. Schon in frühen Zeiten hatte Ägypten Fremde und ihre Götter aufgenommen, vor allem Gottheiten syro-palästinischen Ursprungs. Neben den Griechen lebten seit mehreren Jahrhunderten auch Judäer im Land, schließlich kam das Christentum nach Ägypten. Wie haben die Menschen dieses plurikulturellen Alten Ägypten ihr Verhältnis zu den Göttern, die sie sich gegeben hatten, zu Lebzeiten und nach dem Tod gesehen? Wie haben sie die Beziehungen zwischen ihrer realen physischen Welt und der Welt des Unsichtbaren, die als ebenso actual galt wie die sichtbare, gestaltet? Unter diesen Fragestellungen ergeben sich die Themen: die Beziehungen zwischen dem Politischen und dem Religiösen; der Begriff des Göttlichen; der Dienst für die Götter und die persönliche Frömmigkeit; die Welt der Toten und die Bestattungspraktiken.

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Download The Russian Church and Russian Dissent, Comprising by Albert F. Heard PDF

By Albert F. Heard

Initially released in 1887. This quantity from the Cornell college Library's print collections was once scanned on an APT BookScan and switched over to JPG 2000 layout by means of Kirtas applied sciences. All titles scanned disguise to hide and pages might contain marks notations and different marginalia found in the unique quantity.

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Download The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated by Marvin W. Meyer, James M. Robinson PDF

By Marvin W. Meyer, James M. Robinson

The Definitive selection of Gnostic Writings

The yr is 1945. on the foot of a cliff alongside the Nile River, close to the town of Nag Hammadi, an Egyptian peasant reveals a wide garage jar containing historic manuscripts. the invention seems to be one of many maximum archaeological discoveries of the earlier century. A treasure of fourth-century texts, the manuscripts are the scriptures of the traditional mystical culture often referred to as Gnosticism, from the Greek gnosis, that's, mystery wisdom. it's a discovery that demanding situations every thing we suggestion we knew in regards to the early Christian church, old Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is the main whole and updated English-language version of those sacred texts from Egypt. it's filled with treatises, tales, and mystery books that have been misplaced for hundreds of years. as well as gospels purportedly through the apostles Thomas and Philip, and the revelations of James, Peter, and Paul, this assortment additionally contains the Gospel of Mary and the arguable Gospel of Judas. The files were newly translated by means of a group of in demand foreign students. This quantity additionally positive factors introductory essays and huge notes to aid readers comprehend the context and value of those texts that experience revolutionized the learn of early Christianity and old non secular notion.

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Download Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, by Reuven Firestone, James L. Heft, Omid Safi PDF

By Reuven Firestone, James L. Heft, Omid Safi

Positive interreligious discussion is simply a contemporary phenomenon. until eventually the 19th century, such a lot discussion between believers was once carried on as a debate aimed both to disprove the claims of the opposite, or to transform the opposite to one's personal culture. on the finish of the 19th century, Protestant Christian missionaries of other denominations had created this kind of cacophony among themselves within the project fields that they made up our minds that it'd be most sensible in the event that they might start to triumph over their very own modifications rather than complicated or even scandalizing the folk whom they have been attempting to convert. by way of the center of the 20th century, the horrors of the Holocaust forced Christians, specially mainline Protestants and Catholics, to go into right into a critical discussion with Jews, one of many effects of which was once the elimination of claims through Christians to have changed Judaism, and revising textual content books that communicated that message to Christian believers.

Now, before everything of the twenty-first century, many branches of Christianity, no longer least the Catholic Church, are engaged in a world-wide confident discussion with Muslims, made all of the extra important via the terrorist assaults of September eleven. In those new conversations, Muslim non secular leaders took a big initiative once they despatched their record, ''A universal be aware among Us,'' to all Christians within the West. it's a rare rfile, for it makes a theological argument (various Christians within the West, together with officers on the Vatican, have claimed ''theological conversation'' with Muslims isn't attainable) in keeping with texts drawn from the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the Qur'an, that Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers percentage the God-given legal responsibility to like God and every different in peace and justice.

The Institute for complicated Catholic experiences introduced jointly a world crew of 16 Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim students to hold on an immense theological exploration of the topic of ''learned ignorance.''

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Download The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest by Lee Strobel PDF

By Lee Strobel

In his number one best-seller The Case for Christ, legally proficient investigative reporter Lee Strobel tested the claims of Christ, attaining the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's targeted son.

But regardless of the compelling historic facts that Strobel awarded, many folks grapple with severe matters approximately religion in God. As in a courtroom of legislations, they wish to shout, 'Objection!' they are saying, 'If God is love, then what approximately all of the soreness in our world?' Or, 'If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what in regards to the hundreds of thousands who've by no means heard of him?' Or, 'If God cares for everybody, then why does he perpetually torture a few in hell?'

In The Case for religion, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative abilities to the main chronic emotional objections to belief--the 8 'heart' obstacles to religion. The Case for religion is should you might be feeling drawn to Jesus yet who're confronted with bold highbrow limitations status squarely of their direction. For Christians, it is going to deepen their convictions and provides them clean self assurance in discussing Christianity with even their so much skeptical acquaintances.

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