Zelot

Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644039119
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

Zelot

Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499628825
Category:
Page: 380
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God?


Author: C. DeSalvo
Publisher: GOD?
ISBN: 0975430904
Category: Philosophy
Page: 270
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This 270-page, paperback book honestly and dispassionately reviews life's most important question. Unlike every other book known to the author, this book considers ALL MAJOR EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENTS, FOR AND AGAINST GOD. It reviews evidence from history, literature, philosophy, religious documents, cosmology, cellular and molecular biology, embryology, genetics, morphology (structure of organisms), phylogeny (evolution), physics, archeology and other subjects. And it does that in clear, simple English without preaching. It examines clues to design by God discovered by science in the creation and operation of the universe, the earth, all life and natural death. It considers tough subjects including miracles, Original Sin, the Trinity, Gods origin and Gods characteristics, plus many other related and vital issues. Finally, it summarizes for the lay-person, those aspects of quantum mechanics, general and special relativity and other sciences that are of particular importance regarding the question of God.Have you been too lazy, or think youre too uneducated, to thoroughly research and study the truth about God? Do you want to avoid ranting, raving and sermons? Do you want just the honest facts laid out clearly and simply? Or do you already lean towards God, but your belief doesnt have a solid scientific foundation? Perhaps you havent the knowledge to defend your beliefs against strong arguments that atheists throw in your face. This book probably explains enough for you to make a decision, to get a good start in your own investigation, to build a strong foundation under your weak beliefs, or to provide you with intellectual ammunition to defend your beliefs.In case the above comments havent made it crystal clear, this books answer to that pesky question: Does God exist? -- is a powerfully-documented Yes.

God


Author: Timothy A. Robinson
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872206410
Category: Philosophy
Page: 466
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Including over one hundred fifty pages of new material, a new introduction, enhanced headnotes, and an updated list of further readings, this significantly expanded anthology provides a rich selection of traditional and modern works that reflect the many ways in which philosophers have attempted to address the question of the existence of God.

God


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434942937
Category:
Page: N.A
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True Christianity; Or, the Whole Economy of God Towards Man, and the Whole Duty of Man, Towards God. In Four Books. Written Originally in the German Language


Author: Johann Arndt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christianity
Page: 487
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Ben Sira's God

Proceedings of the International Ben Sira Conference, Durham - Ushaw College 2001
Author: Renate Egger-Wenzel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110901188
Category: Religion
Page: 401
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Die Rede von Gott im Buch Ben Sira wird vor alt- und neutestamentlichem Hintergrund beleuchtet. Der Tagungsband enthält sowohl übergreifende als auch exegetische Einzeluntersuchungen zur Thematik. Ein Ausblick auf die jüdische Wirkungsgeschichte rundet das Bild ab. Der Anhang bietet neben Einzeluntersuchungen auch diverse Berichte im Zusammenhang des Buches Ben Sira und eine Corrigendaliste zur Textausgabe von P.C. Beentjes.

The Prisoners of God


Author: Madan M. Sauldie
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3833406534
Category: Ethical problems
Page: 262
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The God Delusion


Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547348667
Category: Science
Page: 416
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A preeminent scientist—and the world's most prominent atheist—asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.

Glory to God

Englische Chormusik aus fünf Jahrhunderten
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780193436251
Category: Anthems
Page: 229
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Suitable for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied, this title contains music from England's most important church composers with German as well as English or Latin texts. It offers the best of nearly five centuries of English church music. It includes 56 anthems, hymns, services, and psalms that cover various occasions in the church year.

God: A Biography


Author: Jack Miles
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307789136
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE What sort of "person" is God? What is his "life story"? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book—as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? This is the task that Jack Miles—a former Jesuit trained in religious studies and Near Eastern languages—accomplishes with such brilliance and originality in God: A Biography. Using the Hebrew Bible as his text, Miles shows us a God who evolves through his relationship with man, the image who in time becomes his rival. Here is the Creator who nearly destroys his chief creation; the bloodthirsty warrior and the protector of the downtrodden; the lawless law-giver; the scourge and the penitent. Profoundly learned, stylishly written, the resulting work illuminates God and man alike and returns us to the Bible with a sense of discovery and wonder.

What is God?

How to Think about the Divine
Author: John F. Haught
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809127542
Category: Religion
Page: 143
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Suggests five ways of thinking realistically about God by reflecting on profound human experience of depth, future, freedom, beauty and truth.

The Unknown God


Author: Nate Taylor
Publisher: Messenger Publications
ISBN: 143825122X
Category:
Page: 218
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An LDS Bishop's Counsel to a member of his ward on the Adam-God 'theory'.Did Brigham Young teach the doctrine that God became Adam? What about Joseph Smith? What do the scriptures have to say on this subject?Includes the book "The Forgotten God" and a series of study guides on this subject.

Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham


Author: Thomas L. Pangle
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801887611
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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In this book noted scholar Thomas L. Pangle brings back a lost and crucial dimension of political theory: the mutually illuminating encounter between skeptically rationalist political philosophy and faith-based political theology guided ultimately by the authority of the Bible. Focusing on the chapters of Genesis in which the foundation of the Bible is laid, Pangle provides an interpretive reading illuminated by the questions and concerns of the Socratic tradition and its medieval heirs in the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic worlds. He brings into contrast the rival interpretive framework set by the biblical criticism of the modern rationalists Hobbes and Spinoza, along with their heirs from Locke to Hegel. The full meaning of these diverse philosophic responses to the Bible is clarified through a dialogue with hermeneutic discussions by leading political theologians in the Judaic, Muslim, and Christian traditions, from Josephus and Augustine to our day. Profound and subtle in its argument, this book will be of interest not only to students and scholars of politics, philosophy, and religion but also to thoughtful readers in every walk of life who seek to deepen their understanding of the perplexing relationship between religious faith and philosophic reason. -- James V. Schall

God?


Author: Edward O'Toole
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411678125
Category:
Page: 90
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The most satanic screenplay ever written. Heretical Dark Fantasy Horror based on the Gnostic text 'Origin of the World'. It will definitely change the way you look at both the world and God. ISBN: 1411678125

God

A Very Short Introduction
Author: John Bowker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198708955
Category: Religion
Page: 135
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In this concise introduction to the deity, John Bowker explores how each major religion, and countless philosophers and theologians, have answered the fundamental question: Who or what is God? He also explores why some people believe in God and others do not, and concludes by looking at how our understanding of God continues to evolve in the present day. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

God

Myths of the Male Divine
Author: David Adams Leeming,Jake Page
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019511387X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 196
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He has been a trickster, a shaman, a divine child; he has been a sacrificial victim, a consort of the earth goddess, a warrior, a sky king; and the creator, a distant and impersonal immensity. He is the male divine, seen in the many gods of myth, and his life story is told here in this graceful and illuminating account by David Leeming and Jake Page. Illustrating their points with materials ranging from the prehistoric cave paintings to the mystic Jewish Kabbalah, from the ancient Indian Vedas to tales of the North American Indians and other myths from around the world, Leeming and Page reveal the changing mask of the male divine. We see how that divinity emerged in some areas from cults involving "animal masters" (as in the Bear Man of the Cherokee Indians), sorcerers, and shamans who embarked on spirit journeys. God sometimes appeared as the trickster--as Loki of the Norse people, Legba of Africa's Yoruba, Raven and Coyote of North America, and Krishna of India--both creative and bedeviling. With the Neolithic age came the rise of agriculture and animal husbandry, of settlements and specialization in the roles of males and females--and a more sophisticated body of myths and rituals. Here the Mother Goddess was dominant, and the male God became her consort, ultimately dying in order that nature might be renewed. The authors illustrate this new stage in the male divine with tales of the Egyptian Osiris, the Caananite Baal, and Wiyot of California's Luiseno Indians, among others. They describe the rise of a male sky God as "the equal to, the true mate, of Goddess, who was still associated with Earth." In the Iron Age, the sky God became more aggressive, separating from the Goddess and taking his place as the King God, as Zeus, Odin, and Horus. Ultimately he emerged as the creator, a more distant and impersonal force. Here Leeming and Page also illuminate an important trend--a sense that the divine is beyond gender, that it permeates all things (as seen in Chinese Tao, the Indian Brahmin, and En Sof of the Kabbalah). They see a movement in the biography of God toward a reunion with the Goddess. "As the Supreme Being becomes less Goddess and less God," they write, "it speaks more clearly to the essential human need for unity and understanding." In their previous work together, Goddess, Leeming and Page provided a marvelous biography of the female divine--an account that won a wide and enduring audience. Now, in God, they provide the perfect companion volume--completing, as the authors write, "a record of what we humans believe ourselves at the deepest level to be."

Of God and Gods

Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism
Author: Jan Assmann
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299225537
Category: History
Page: 208
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For thousands of years, our world has been shaped by biblical monotheism. But its hallmark—a distinction between one true God and many false gods—was once a new and radical idea. Of God and Gods explores the revolutionary newness of biblical theology against a background of the polytheism that was once so commonplace. Jan Assmann, one of the most distinguished scholars of ancient Egypt working today, traces the concept of a true religion back to its earliest beginnings in Egypt and describes how this new idea took shape in the context of the older polytheistic world that it rejected. He offers readers a deepened understanding of Egyptian polytheism and elaborates on his concept of the “Mosaic distinction,” which conceives an exclusive and emphatic Truth that sets religion apart from beliefs shunned as superstition, paganism, or heresy. Without a theory of polytheism, Assmann contends, any adequate understanding of monotheism is impossible. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the Public Library Association

God and Nature

Historical Essays on the Encounter Between Christianity and Science
Author: David C. Lindberg,Ronald L. Numbers
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520056923
Category: Religion
Page: 516
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Since the publication in 1896 of Andrew Dickson White's classic History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, no comprehensive history of the subject has appeared in the English language. Although many twentieth-century historians have written on the relationship between Christianity and science, and in the process have called into question many of White's conclusions, the image of warfare lingers in the public mind. To provide an up-to-date alternative, based on the best available scholarship and written in nontechnical language, the editors of this volume have assembled an international group of distinguished historians. In eighteen essays prepared especially for this book, these authors cover the period from the early Christian church to the twentieth century, offering fresh appraisals of such encounters as the trial of Galileo, the formulation of the Newtonian worldview, the coming of Darwinism, and the ongoing controversies over "scientific creationism.” They explore not only the impact of religion on science, but also the influence of science and religion. This landmark volume promises not only to silence the persistent rumors of war between Christianity and science, but also serve as the point of departure for new explorations of their relationship, Scholars and general readers alike will find it provocative and readable.

Discovery

God's Answers to Our Deepest Questions : a Bible Study
Author: Will Wyatt
Publisher: The Navigators
ISBN: 9780967248028
Category: Bible
Page: 235
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MANY CHRISTIANS SPEND THEIR LIVES TRYING TO ACT RIGHT, THINK RIGHT, AND PRAY RIGHT - BASED ON WHAT THEY'VE HEARD GOD EXPECTS - ONLY TO END UP FRUSTRATED, BURNED OUT, AND WONDERING "IS THIS REALLY WHAT GOD WANTS FOR HIS CHILDREN?" OTHER BELIEVERS FACE A PERPETUAL WRESTLING MATCH WITH GUILT, DOUBTS, AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR FAITH.IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. MANY OF US RELY ON SECONDHAND INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP GOD WAANTS WITH US, INSTEAD OF LOOKING TO THE SCRIPTURES. YET IF WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK, WE FIND THAT HE HAS GIVEN US THE ANSWERS TO MANY OF OUR DEEPEST QUESTIONS IN HIS WORD. DISCOVERY ADDRESSES MANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, GUIDING READERS THROUGH OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT PASSAGES TO FIND THE ANSWERS WE YEARN FOR. THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER HELP US TAKE THE NEXT STEP - MOVING "HEAD KNOWLEDGE" TO "HEART KNOWLEDGE" AS WE DISCOVER HOW GOD'S ANSWERS APPLY PERSONALLY TO OUR LIVES.DISCOVERY HELPS REDIRECT THOSE WHO HAVE GROWN UP KNOWING ABOUT THE LORD, BUT WHO HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE DEEP, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP HE WANTS WITH THEM. AND FOR NEW BELIEVES, THIS STUDY WILL HELP THEM BEGIN THEIR WALK WITH GOD ON THE RIGHT FOOT. ALL BELIEVERS CAN EXPERIENCE JOY, PEACE, AND A SENSE OF GOD'S LOVE, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF A QUESTION-FILLED WORLD.