The War of the Three Gods

Romans, Persians and the Rise of Islam
Author: Peter Crawford
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848846126
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 7890
War of the Three Gods is a military history of the first half of seventh century, with heavy focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610-641). This was a pivotal time in world history as well as a dramatic one. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the very brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians, before Heraclius managed to inflict a crushing defeat on the Sassanids with a desperate, final gambit. His conquests were short-lived, however, for the newly-converted adherents of Islam burst upon the region, administering the coup de grace to Sassanid power and laying siege to Constantinople itself to usher in a new era. ??Peter Crawford skilfully narrates the three-way struggle between the Christian Byzantine, Sassanid Persian and Islamic empires, a period peopled with fascinating characters, including Heraclius, Khusro II and the Prophet Muhammad himself. Many of the epic battles and sieges are described in as much detail as possible including Nineveh, Yarmouk, Qadisiyyah and Nihawand, Jerusalem and Constantinople. The strategies and tactics of these very different armies are discussed and analysed, while maps allow the reader to place the events and follow the varying fortunes of the contending empires. This is an exciting and important study of a conflict that reshaped the map of the world.

The War of Gods

Religion and Politics in Latin America
Author: Michael Löwy
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840023
Category: Religion
Page: 163
View: 4204
The War of Gods traces the intimate relationship between religion, politics and social issues in Latin America over the last three decades, as liberation theology has reinterpreted the vocation of the Catholic Church and as Protestantism has made inroads on traditional Catholic strongholds. In the 1960s liberation theology addressed itself to the problems of a continent racked by poverty and oppression. Comprising a network of localized communities and pastoral organizations, it soon became something much more than a doctrinal current. Liberationist Christianity defined itself in a multitude of social struggles, particularly in Brazil and Central America. Many of the most momentous events in the continent's recent history—the Nicaraguan revolution, the development of the PT (Workers' Party) in Brazil, the tortuous ascent of President Aristide in Haiti and the uprising in Chiapas—have borne witness to the influence of a distinctive liberationist Christianity. Michael Löwy proposes here a new interpretation—inspired by the sociology of culture—both of liberation theology and of the rival religious projects in Latin America.

The Wars of the Lord

Author: Levi ben Gershom,Seymour Feldman
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827602758
Category: History
Page: 292
View: 9284
The Wars of the Lord is the major treatise of Levi ben Gershom of Provence, one of the outstanding philosophers of the medieval world. This work examines in detail most of the controversial issues that had preoccupied the medieval mind: immortality of the human soul, prophecy, human freedom, divine providence, creation of the world, miracles.


as it relates to good & evil
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481758764
Category: Religion
Page: 434
View: 7620
Matthew 28:16-20 16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 And when they saw him, they worshiped him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in Heaven and on Earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” I pray that this book will give you a better understanding of The Battle of the Three Wills and carry out my charge of the “Great Commission”. I pray for God’s will here on earth as it is in Heaven. In Christ name. Amen.

God's Zeal

The Battle of the Three Monotheisms
Author: Peter Sloterdijk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745692893
Category: Religion
Page: 216
View: 886
The conflicts between the three great monotheistic religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – are shaping our world more than ever before. In this important new book Peter Sloterdijk returns to the origins of monotheism in order to shed new light on the conflict of the faiths today. Following the polytheism of the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians, Hittites and Babylonians, Jewish monotheism was born as a theology of protest, as a religion of triumph within defeat. While the religion of the Jews remained limited to their own people, Christianity unfolded its message with proclamations of universal truth. Islam raised this universalism to a new level through a military and political mode of expansion. Sloterdijk examines the forms of conflict that arise between the three monotheisms by analyzing the basic possibilities stemming from anti-Paganism, anti-Judaism, anti-Islamism and anti-Christianism. These possibilities were augmented by internal rifts: a defining influence within Judaism was a separatism with defensive aspects, in Christianity the project of expansion through mission, and in Islam the Holy War.

The War of Armageddon

Its Jesus Versus Allah
Author: Israel Jesus
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1606938894
Category: Religion
Page: 100
View: 1951
This is the warning God gave to His children concerning the beast in Revelations 13:18: Here is the wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. This book explores the knowledge of the place of the War of Armageddon; the actors who will be involved, with the hidden identities of the beast and the false prophet revealed; and the records of the results of every battlefield of the war. In these pages, the final outcome of the war and the consequences for all sides are laid bare. Through this knowledge, individuals can avoid being deceived into receiving the mark of the beast or worshiping its image. For this image bestows the spirit of demons-a spirit destined for hellfire by God Almighty. Author Bio: ABOUT THE AUTHOR-Israel Jesus, was born into the Kingdom of God in the year 1993, anointed to proclaim the testimony of Jesus on His Altar, within His temple and to the seven churches, in order to gather Israel back to God and raise the tribe of Jacob for Him, by taking the census of all churches and Christians within Nigeria. He is the President of Jesus Kingdom in Nigeria, the ministry God committed to his hand, as the messenger sent to prepare the way of the Lord Jesus before His second coming. Israel, being a Spirit of Jesus, knows the mind of his Father, and this he makes known concerning the War of Armageddon. A second book entitled The Testimony of Jesus on His Second Coming is in production. Israel looks forward to publishing more books in order to prepare the way for the Lord before His second coming.

A Literary History of Ireland

Author: D. Hyde
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 1143856481
Page: N.A
View: 8231

The Wizards Conclave

The Age of Mortals
Author: Douglas Niles
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 0786963190
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 9168
The latest title in a series based on characters from the best-selling War of Souls trilogy. This title is the next in a series that explores the lives of key characters from Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman's New York Times best-selling War of Souls trilogy. Wizards Conclave describes events that directly overlap events during the War of Souls, and it features two lead characters familiar to any fan of the Dragonlance world. Author Douglas Niles is well-known to and popular with both recent and long-term Dragonlance novel fans.

Warrior of the Three Moons

Author: J. Michael Robertson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 145207805X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 7472
The winds of time blow eternal. The Wheel of the Year has turned four thousand times since the Gods defeated their brother, the Khem Ûru, the Dark God, in the great war men named the War of the Gods. A thousand years have passed since the Battle Druid Cuhulain, the last Warrior of the Three Moons, was slain at the Raven Stone. In that desperate time, the Cál Dhürra, the mythical Sunspear forged in the God Age by the Smith God, Goibhniu was lost to the sight of men. Now the Dark God again reaches out to touch the living world. With his stirring, the dark winds of war again blow over Éirinn, sacred land of the Celtae. Ciarán, a young Scotti warrior, is chosen by the Goddess, Danu, to be the next mythical Warrior of the Three Moons and lead her children in the desperate war against the coming of the Long Night--but first he must be tested. He must find the long-lost Sunspear and prevent it from falling into the Dark God's hands.

Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day
Author: S. Millett Thompson
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 0788415174
Category: History
Page: 717
View: 9833
Historians will appreciate the explicit narratives, while genealogists will find more than 1000 names in the roster list, which includes age, residence, rank, date of commission, and a "remarks" column for wounded, killed, discharged, etc., and the dates

Christian Orthodoxy Reconciled with the Conclusions of Modern Biblical Learning

A Theological Essay, with Critical and Controversial Supplements
Author: John William Donaldson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498200869
Category: Religion
Page: 510
View: 6531
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 Excerpt: the obvious fact that the book of Genesis exhibits the traces of two different hands and falls into two main parts distinguished by the two names by which the Supreme Being is consistently or preferably designated. For while in some passages God is called by the general name Elohim, in others he is denominated Jehovah, a title peculiarly appropriated to the special worship of the Israelites; in others again we have a combination of the two names.1 Further examination showed that the portions thus distinguished as Elohistic and Jehovistie respectively were discriminated by other peculiarities of style and language; and all attempts, which have been subsequently made to uphold the unity of the book of Genesis, have been eminently unsuccessful, even when they have not betrayed the eagerness of unscrupulous advocates. The same process of examination has been extended to the other books of the Pentateuch and the book of Joshua, and the following are the general results of the whole inquiry. The Elohistic portions of the books of Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers, are those which contain the continuous and connected narrative, so that if these portions stood alone the books would be tolerably complete. The book of Leviticus is entirely Elohistic, with the exception of an interpolation (chapters xviii.-xx.), which Ewald considers to be an isolated portion, and which from other reasons we have classed with the book of Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy, on the other hand, is entirely Jehovistie, with the exception of a few interpolations. The same hand may be traced in the first twelve chapters of Joshua, but the tailpiece 1 It seems clear to us, from internal evidence, that the passages in the book of Genesis, which have a combination of the names Jehovah-Mlohim, ...

Colchester, Fortress of the War God

an Archaeological Assessment
Author: David Radford,Adrian Gascoyne
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782970754
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 2365
This volume is a critical assessment of the current state of archaeological knowledge of the settlement originally called Camulodunon and now known as Colchester. The town has been the subject of antiquarian interest since the late 16th century and the first modern archaeological excavations occurred in 1845 close to Colchester Castle, the towns most prominent historic site. The earliest significant human occupation recorded from Colchester dates to the late Neolithic, but it was only towards the end of the 1st century BC that an oppidum was established in the area. This was superseded initially by a Roman legionary fortress and then the colonia of Camulodunum on a hilltop bounded on the north and east by the river Colne. There is little evidence for continuing occupation here in the early post-Roman period, but in 917 the town was re-established as a burgh and gradually grew in importance. After the Norman Conquest, a castle was built on the foundations of the ruined Roman Temple of Claudius, and a priory and an abbey were established just to the south of the walled town. Although the town, as elsewhere, was affected by the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the English Civil War it remained essentially medieval in character until the 18th century. During the 19th century this process of change was accelerated by the arrival of the railway, industrialisation and the establishment of the military garrison. Since the 1960s Colchester has been subject to recurring phases of re-development, the most recent having ended only in 2007, which have had a significant impact on the historic environment. Fortunately the town is one of the best studied in the country.

The Travail of Dieudonné

Author: Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966255570
Category: Fiction
Page: 164
View: 8244
Dieudonne's life is spun from the threads of one of Africa's grand moral dilemmas, in which personal responsibility is intertwined with the social catharsis occasioned by ambitions of dominance and ever diminishing circles. We encounter Dieudonne at the tail end of his service as 'houseboy' to the Toubaabys, a patronising expatriate couple. In the company of a lively assortment of characters and luring music at the Grand Canari Bar, Dieudonne recounts his life. As he peels layer after layer of his vicissitudes, he depicts the everyday resilience of the African on a continent caught in the web of predatory forces. Yet, this enchanting failure also celebrates the infinite capacity of the African to find happiness and challenge victimhood.

The Dead Sea scrolls translated

the Qumran texts in English : [the authoritative new translation of the Dead Sea scrolls - complete in one volume]
Author: Florentino García Martínez
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004100886
Category: Religion
Page: 513
View: 5198
Engelse vertaling van de niet- bibelse handschriften, die tussen 1947 en 1962 in de grotten van Qumran werden aangetroffen.

The White Plumes of Navarre A Romance of the Wars of Religion

Author: Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613105983
Category: France
Page: 192
View: 4307
A noise of guns crashed, spat, and roared beneath the window which gave on to the narrow street. Professor Anatole rose hastily and went to the casement, worried a moment with the bar-fastening (for the window on that side was never unhasped), opened it, and looked forth. Little darting, shifting groups of lads in their dingy student cloaks, were defending themselves as best they might against a detachment of the King's Royal Swiss, who, on the march from one part of the city to another, had been surprised at the head of the narrow Street of the University. An old man had somehow been knocked down. His companion, a slim youth in a long, black cape, knelt and tried to hold up the failing head. The white beard, streaked with dark stains, lay across his knees. Now the Professor of Eloquence, though he lectured by preference concerning the virtues of peace, thought that there were limits even to these; so, grasping his staff, which had a sword concealed in the handle, of cunning Venice work, ran downstairs, and so found himself out on the street. In that short period all was changed. The Royal Swiss had moved on. The battling clerks had also vanished. The narrow Street of the University was blank save for the old man who lay there wounded on the little, knobbed cobble-stones, and the slim, cloaked youth bending over him. Professor Anatole does not remember clearly what followed. Certain it is that he and the lad must have carried the wounded man up the narrow stair. For when Anatole came a little to himself they were, all the three of them, in his wide, bare attiring-chamber, from which it was his custom to issue forth, gowned and solemn, in the midst of an admiring hush, with the roll of his daily lecture clasped in his right hand, while he upheld the long and troublesome academic skirts with the other. But now, all suddenly, among these familiar cupboards and books of reference, he found himself with a dying man—or rather, as it seemed, a man already dead. And, what troubled him far more, with a lad whose long hair, becoming loosened, floated down upon his shoulders, while he wept long and continuously, "Oh—oh—oh—my father!" sobbing from the top of his throat. Now Professor Anatole was a wise man, a philosopher even. It was the day of mignons. The word was invented then. King Henry III. had always half-a-dozen or so, not counting D'Epernon and La Joyeuse. That might account for the long hair. But even a mignon would not have cried "Ah—ah—ah!" in quick, rending sobs from the chest and diaphragm.

The Goodness of God in Restoring Peace to the United States. A Sermon [on Ps. Cxlvii. 14], Etc

Author: John SMITH (Minister of the Gospel in Salem, N.H.)
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8968

Letters and Papers Illustrative of the Wars of the English in France

During the Reign of Henry the Sixth, King of England
Author: Joseph Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108042899
Category: History
Page: 568
View: 1522
This two-volume compilation contains the texts of documents in Latin, Middle French and Middle English (with translations and abstracts) concerning the later phases of the Hundred Years' War, focusing on the period 1423-1450. Published between 1861 and 1864, it was edited by Joseph Stevenson (1807-95), a Northumbrian archivist and clergyman who had been instrumental in persuading the British government to sponsor the Rolls Series project. Volume 2, Part 2 focuses on material from English libraries including Lambeth Palace and the College of Heralds. It covers court and dynastic matters, and contains lists of combatants and casualties, articles of surrender, a papal bull with its delivery receipt, an invoice for copying two books, details about the procurement of bows and arrows, ships and horses, and an account for the expense of keeping a prisoner in custody. This volume also includes a chronological summary of the documents in each book.

Augustine and the Jews

A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300166281
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 4730
In Augustine and the Jews, Fredriksen draws us into the life, times, and thought of Augustine of Hippo (396–430). Focusing on the period of astounding creativity that led to his new understanding of Paul and to his great classic, The Confessions, she shows how Augustine’s struggle to read the Bible led him to a new theological vision, one that countered the anti-Judaism not only of his Manichaean opponents but also of his own church. The Christian Empire, Augustine held, was right to ban paganism and to coerce heretics. But the source of ancient Jewish scripture and current Jewish practice, he argued, was the very same as that of the New Testament and of the church—namely, God himself. Accordingly, he urged, Jews were to be left alone. Conceived as a vividly original way to defend Christian ideas about Jesus and about the Old Testament, Augustine’s theological innovation survived the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, and it ultimately served to protect Jewish lives against the brutality of medieval crusades. Augustine and the Jews sheds new light on the origins of Christian anti-Semitism and, through Augustine, opens a path toward better understanding between two of the world’s great religions.

Conquering the World

The War Scroll (1QM) Reconsidered
Author: Brian Schultz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004168206
Category: Religion
Page: 456
View: 9386
Unique in its genre and content, the War Scroll (1QM) presents a vision of an impending eschatological war. Although originally interpreted as being the product of a single author from the Qumran Sect, the composition's inconsistencies quickly led to the view that it is in fact an eclectic document with an elaborate compositional history. Yet all such theories were formulated prior to the publication of War Scroll-like texts from Caves 4 and 11. A careful re-examination of the War Scroll suggests instead that what began as a primitive and cohesive composition from the Hellenistic period about a two-stage conquest of the world was eventually updated in order to fit the new historical realities faced by the sectarians under Roman rule.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology

Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 190875981X
Category: Fiction
Page: 186
View: 8470
Heroes, Gods and Monsters in Ancient Greek Mythology' is a collection of classic archetypal Ancient Greek myths, including the stories of Jason, Perseus, Odysseus, Heracles, Oedipus and Theseus, and many more dark and delirious, famous Ancient Greek myths. These stories, which have had a great influence on thinkers throughout the centuries, inform popular culture even today. Here they are told as if by a fireside storyteller, detailing the horrific perils these heroes faced. A historical introduction explains who the Ancient Greeks were, describing their beliefs and customs, and a 'Finding out more' section provides you with the tools you need to discover even more about this increidble civilisation and their beliefs.