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
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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 Wars of the Lord


Author: Levi ben Gershom,Seymour Feldman
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827602758
Category: History
Page: 292
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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.

The War of Gods

Religion and Politics in Latin America
Author: Michael Löwy
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840023
Category: Religion
Page: 163
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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 Wizards Conclave

The Age of Mortals
Author: Douglas Niles
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 0786963190
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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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.

A Literary History of Ireland


Author: D. Hyde
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 1143856481
Category:
Page: N.A
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THE BATTLE OF THE THREE WILLS

as it relates to good & evil
Author: H. EDWARD SCHRIER
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481758764
Category: Religion
Page: 434
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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.

Warrior of the Three Moons

Book I of the God Wars of Ithir
Author: J. Michael Robertson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452078076
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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In an age long past the Gods walked the land and warred among themselves in the great war men named the God Wars. In that terrible time the Dark God was locked away in the Otherworld of Tir na Scil, the Land of Eternal Shadow, by the Gods of Light, the Shining Ones. Now he again reaches out to touch the world in search of an ancient weapon forged by the Smith God. If he finds it the Long Night will fall forever over the lands of men. Waiting in his room to be summoned to the Hall of Mirrors to receive his penance for violating the Goddess Danus Sanctuary, Ciarn, a young Celtae warrior, is enveloped in a golden light and given a perilous questjourney across the Forbidden Lands, the realms of the Dark Gods powerful Psians, the Ring Lords, and find the Sunspear before it falls into the hands of the Shadow. In the crucible of the Forbidden Lands Ciarn learns the true price of being a Psianthe constant struggle he must wage against his Darksoul each time he opens a vortex to his Psi, the vast psionic power of the inner mind. If his Darksoul escapes into his conscious mind, he will become a creature of the Dark God. Book I of The God wars of Ithir, Warrior of the Three Moons begins the great quest to claim the Sunspear by Ciarn and his companions: The one-eyed Battle Druidess, Scthach, The mysterious Red Druid, Oisn, who teaches Ciarn to use his psionic powers, and the tiny Sean Priestess, Rillsong, who lays claim to his heart.

The War of Armageddon

Its Jesus Versus Allah
Author: Israel Jesus
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1606938894
Category: Religion
Page: 100
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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.

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
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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: ...to 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, ...

The Travail of Dieudonné


Author: Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966255570
Category: Fiction
Page: 164
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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.

Augustine and the Jews

A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300166281
Category: History
Page: 528
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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.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology


Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 190875981X
Category: Fiction
Page: 186
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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.

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
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Engelse vertaling van de niet- bibelse handschriften, die tussen 1947 en 1962 in de grotten van Qumran werden aangetroffen.

The Seventh-Day Sabbath and Its Redemptive Function in God's Everlasting Covenant of Grace

Expanded and Revised: Second Edition
Author: A. M. Simataa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477105506
Category: Religion
Page: 227
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This special and remarkablebook, The Seventh-day Sabbath and its Redemptive Function in Gods Everlasting Covenant of Grace by A.M. Simataa addresses topical issues in the Bible quite pertinent to the 21st Century Christianity. The author takes a defensive approach of the gospel and brings to the surface some of the least understood teachings of the Bible. Although written from a Seventh-day Adventists perspective, people of differing religious background and persuasions will fi nd this book very instructive. If you have been looking for a book that pains takingly discusses the Gospel seriously and biblically this is the book you have been searching for. Some of the topics featured in the book include: The Truth about the Bible Sabbath The Judgment of the Living Heavenly New Jerusalem; The Marriage Supper of the Lamband the Rapture The Remnant Church in the Parables Mr A.M. Simataa teaches at a High School in Windhoek, Namibia. He likes sharing the Gospel with others and spends some of his spare time witnessing to others. The central role of the Seventh-day Sabbath in the Redemption of our race is the least understood topic in the Bible today. Most believers have even dismissed its relevance to todays Christianity. However, the truth is that the Sabbath is at the heart of Christs work to save human beings in accordance with Gods plan. The Sabbath is so central to the work of atonement that Christ is referred to in the Bible as the Lord of the Sabbath. The issue of the Sabbath will become pertinent as we near the End, and every human being will be required to take a stand in the confl ict involving the Sabbath question. This book will plant your feet on a solid foundation.

Colchester, Fortress of the War God

an Archaeological Assessment
Author: David Radford,Adrian Gascoyne
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782970754
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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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.

Three Religions...One God?


Author: Michael Carpenter
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1615662847
Category: Religion
Page: 252
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There are three major religions in the world today: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Though these three belief systems intertwine throughout history, they are in fact extremely different in both basic structure and ultimately, In deity. Many people have claimed over the years that the God of Judeo-Christianity is in fact the same god of Islam. However, due to key points of differences in their respective religious texts, As well as the nature of God versus Allah in the everyday life of those who practice these religions, it becomes clear that God is in fact a completely separate entity from the Islamic Allah, despite the fact that Allah is the Arabic word for 'God.' in his provocative and inciting work, Three Religions, One God? Author Michael Carpenter inspects the basic tenets of each religion meticulously and shows through textual and well as situational evidence and critical thinking that not only is the god of Christianity and Judaism different from the god of Islam, but that the god of Judeo-Christianity is in fact the one true god, And The deserver of your love and allegiance. From exploring the lives of Muhammad and Jesus to decoding the predictions For The end of the world, Three Religions, One God? offers insightful and challenging debate that will inspire readers to make their own foray into the realm of comparative religion. Michael resides in Missouri and is the proud father of two children. Due to four years of service in the United States Air Force, he is a man who likes knowing how things work and enjoys probing intellectual and spiritual discovery.

The Gods of Man: Gods of Nature - God of War


Author: Gary R. Varner
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435703316
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Today the majority of humankind worships a single God. Although this God is said to be all loving and wanting peace for his worshippers there is very little peace among the three religions based on common theology. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all foster hatred for one another, causing millions of deaths and untold suffering for hundreds of years.This book explores the mythic, historical, and archaeological record to illustrate the history of these conflicts. The Gods of Man also looks at how monotheism eventually dominated and destroyed the ancient and peaceful goddess traditions that had existed for thousands of years before. Is the God of today simply used to enforce government edicts, justify war and to control society?Gary R. Varner has written several articles and books on ancient religions, folklore and mythology. He is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.

The Gods of War

Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor
Author: Donald J. LaRocca,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870997793
Category: Art
Page: 47
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The Liberation of the African Mind

The Key to Black Salvation
Author: Adisa Franklin
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468511785
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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The Liberation to the African Mind: The Key to Black Salvation is a strong book written to the millions of African Americans who have had their history distorted by the Church and public schools. Because of these distortions Black people are estranged and alienated from their culture and the wisdom of their ancestors. The book challenges African Americans to begin to think for themselves especially in the realm of religion. It is a prophetic book with a revolutionary perspective. It is prophetic in that it points to the direction the Black Church must take to effectively address the spiritual needs of the Black community. It is revolutionary because it challenges the Church and believers to establish a new paradigm, an African Spiritual frame of reference. The Black Church must transform itself and take on a new view of the scriptures, doctrines and dogmas of Christendom. This book documents the fact that what Blacks have been given as Christianity is in reality stolen African mythology, cosmology and history that has been corrupted by Roman and Greek priest, philosophers and emperors. It is one of the most powerful challenges to Orthodox Christianity to date. The Truth will liberate you from their strong delusions. While there is indeed some positive and beneficial aspects to Church membership it is time for the Black Church to make its exodus from the Western religious way of faith in God to the African spiritual way of knowledge of God. Black Pastors and religious leaders must begin to teach that which will bring about the manifestation of the fullness of Christ. This is the charge given to all church leadership by the Bible they teach from. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelist, some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to be a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13. There are far too many Babes in Christ in the Church. It is not the fault of the believers but a reflection of corrupted doctrines and false dogmas. In addition the unity of the Black Church must become a priority. Not one church or believer can say they have no need of the rest of the Body of Christ in good conscience. Yet unity in the Black Church is more a rhetorical than an actual reality. Imagine what could be done if the wealth of the Church was combined to establish a super fund. Unity must be at the top of the agenda for the Black Church and for the Black community. Lastly, though we have the proverbial church on every corner there is an undeniable spiritual crisis in the Black community. The Liberation of the African Mind: The Key to Black Salvation makes the Spiritual Resurrection of the Black man a valid goal and priority. It will challenge many long held beliefs and dogmas, however Christendom must be examined and that which is not of God must be abandoned. Not since Marcus Garvey, Fredrick Douglas and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad have Blacks questioned the validity or efficacy of Christianity. Mr. Muhammad made an attempt to make Blacks aware that Christianity was the religion of the people who had enslaved them. Every race worships God in a way that is peculiar to their culture. Since the days of captivity Blacks have worshiped the god of their conquerors and oppressors. Worshipping a White man as God is not only a form of idolatry but extremely detrimental to the Black Psyche.

The Gods of Prophetstown

The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier
Author: Adam Jortner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991270X
Category: History
Page: 320
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It began with an eclipse. In 1806, the Shawnee leader Tenskwatawa ("The Open Door") declared himself to be in direct contact with the Master of Life, and therefore, the supreme religious authority for all Native Americans. Those who disbelieved him, he warned, "would see darkness come over the sun." William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory and future American president, scoffed at Tenskwatawa. If he was truly a prophet, Harrison taunted, let him perform a miracle. And Tenskwatawa did just that, making the sun go dark at midday. In The Gods of Prophetstown, Adam Jortner provides a gripping account of the conflict between Tenskwatawa and Harrison, who finally collided in 1811 at a place called Tippecanoe. Though largely forgotten today, their rivalry determined the future of westward expansion and shaped the War of 1812. Jortner weaves together dual biographies of the opposing leaders. In the five years between the eclipse and the battle, Tenskwatawa used his spiritual leadership to forge a political pseudo-state with his brother Tecumseh. Harrison, meanwhile, built a power base in Indiana, rigging elections and maneuvering for higher position. Rejecting received wisdom, Jortner sees nothing as preordained-Native Americans were not inexorably falling toward dispossession and destruction. Deeply rooting his account in a generation of scholarship that has revolutionized Indian history, Jortner places the religious dimension of the struggle at the fore, recreating the spiritual landscapes trod by each side. The climactic battle, he writes, was as much a clash of gods as of men. Written with profound insight and narrative verve, The Gods of Prophetstown recaptures a forgotten turning point in American history in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe.