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Judaism in the New Testament: Practices and Beliefs

By Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner

Judaism within the New Testament explains how the writings of the early church emerged from groups which outlined themselves in Judaic phrases while they professed religion in Christ. those tremendous uncommon students introduce readers to the plurality of Judaisms of the interval. They convey, by means of studying numerous texts, how the foremost figures of the hot testomony mirror incredibly Judaic practices and beliefs.
This very important learn indicates how the early circulate focused on Jesus is better visible as `Christian Judaism'. merely with the Epistle to the Hebrews did the profile of a brand new and particular Christian faith emerge.

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Silk Road

By Colin Falconer

1260AD
Josseran Sarrazini is a Templar Knight, expert for warfare. yet because the Christian garrisons within the Holy Land start to fall to the Saracen, he needs to embark upon a project of peace: to the golden palaces at Xanadu, to hunt an alliance with Kubilai Khan, ruler of the best empire in background and commander of the invincible Mongol horde.Josseran's activity is bold. To trip the treacherous Silk highway to the sting of the identified global. To cheat starvation, thirst, and demise. And to forge a very important allegiance with a those that don't honour his reason, or his God. Blazing with event, epic in scope, and totally compulsive, Silk highway weaves a spellbinding tale of warfare, honour and hope onto the enormous tapestry of the medieval East.

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The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Pink Dandelion

Here's the proper introductory consultant to the heritage and concepts of the Quakers, one of many world's such a lot attention-grabbing and enigmatic non secular teams. rising in England within the 1650s as an intensive sect demanding the established order, the Quakers are actually top recognized for his or her anti-slavery actions, their principled stance opposed to struggle, and their pioneering paintings in penal reform. well-known Quakers contain Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Lucretia Mott, Herbert Hoover, James Dean, Judi Dench, and A.S. Byatt. And whereas the gang nonetheless keeps a particular worship way to in achieving an instantaneous stumble upon with God, which has been on the center of the flow given that its starting, Quakers at the present time are hugely assorted: a few perform a protestant evangelicalism, others aren't any longer Christian. during this generously illustrated publication, crimson Dandelion, the best specialist on Quaker experiences, attracts at the most up-to-date scholarship to chart the background of the sect and its present-day range all over the world, exploring its new angle to worship, trust, theology and language, and ecumenism. It concludes by means of putting the Quakers within the wider spiritual photograph and predicting its future.

About the Series: Oxford's Very brief Introductions bargains concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary concept to heritage. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity offers trenchant and provocative--yet constantly balanced and complete--discussions of the imperative matters in a given subject. each Very brief advent supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating the way it has built and prompted society. regardless of the sector of research, regardless of the subject that fascinates the reader, the sequence has a convenient and reasonable advisor that might most probably turn out indispensable.

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Who Killed Jesus?: Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus

By John Dominic Crossan

The dying of Jesus is among the so much hotly debated questions in Christianity this present day. In his enormous and hugely publicized The demise of the Messiah, Raymond Brown -- whereas truly rejecting anti-Semitism -- by no means questions the basic historicity of the eagerness tales. but it truly is those tales, within which the Jews come to a decision Jesus' execution, that experience fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism.

Now, in his such a lot arguable publication, John Dominic Crossan indicates that this conventional figuring out of the Gospels as historic truth isn't just mistaken yet risky. Drawing at the better of biblical, anthropological, sociological and old learn, he demonstrates definitively that it used to be the Roman executive that attempted and performed Jesus as a social agitator. Crossan additionally candidly addresses such key theological questions as "Did Jesus die for our sins?" and "Is our religion in useless if there has been no physically resurrection?"

Ultimately, besides the fact that, Crossan's radical reexamination indicates that the assumption that the Jews killed Jesus is an early Christian delusion (directed opposed to rival Jewish teams) that needs to be eliminated from genuine Christian religion.

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Dawkins' God: From The Selfish Gene to The God Delusion

By Alister E. McGrath

A completely up to date new version of a seriously acclaimed exam of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins via a world-renowned specialist at the relation of technological know-how and religion

  • Includes in-depth research of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), in addition to insurance of his later well known works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The maximum exhibit on Earth (2011),and a brand new bankruptcy on Dawkins as a popularizer of science
  • Tackles Dawkins’ antagonistic and debatable perspectives on faith, and view the spiritual implications of his clinical rules together with a finished research of the ‘selfish gene’
  • Written in an available and fascinating type that might attract somebody attracted to larger realizing the interaction among technological know-how and religion

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unPHILtered: The Way I See It

By Phil Robertson, Mark Schlabach

The loved patriarch of A&E’s® Duck Dynasty® sequence, Phil Robertson, stocks his thoughtful—and opinionated—philosophy on life.

In Phil Robertson’s no 1 New York Times bestseller, Happy, chuffed, chuffed, we realized approximately Phil’s colourful prior and the wild highway to turning into the cherished patriarch of A&E’s ruin hit convey, Duck Dynasty. Now, he returns to proportion his philosophy on lifestyles, which might be summed up in 5 brief phrases. Love God, love your neighbor.

In this inspirational and unique e-book, you'll study what makes Phil Robertson tick. Robertson stocks his perspectives on faith—and the way it has completely replaced his lifestyle and the way he treats others; family—how he raised his young ones and is elevating grandkids whereas educating them the existence ideas he lives by way of; ducks—and the enterprise rules that began the Duck Commander empire; marriage—including what he’s realized from his personal marriage; and naturally, his evaluations on arguable subject matters like gun regulate, taxes, prayer in class, and the government.

UnPHILtered is the final word consultant to every little thing Phil Robertson believes in. Balancing his occasionally off-the-wall reviews together with his robust specialize in domestic and relatives existence, it truly is absolute to spark dialogue, laughs, and a honest appreciation for Phil’s special approach to existence.

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The Devil: A Very Short Introduction

By Darren Oldridge

The satan has involved Christians because the time of the hot testomony, and encouraged many haunting artistic endeavors. This Very brief Introduction appears to be like on the satan within the heritage of rules and within the lives of actual humans. Darren Oldridge exhibits us that the satan is a crucial determine in western history--a richly complicated and contradictory one. Oldridge specializes in 3 major topics: the assumption of the satan being vital to western inspiration from the early center a long time to the beginnings of modernity; the idea that the satan represents the reflect snapshot of goodness; and the multiplicity and instability of principles concerning the satan. Oldridge concludes through exploring "demonological" methods of pondering in our personal time, together with allegations of "satanic ritual abuse."

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The Two Marys: The Hidden History of the Mother and Wife of Jesus

By Sylvia Browne

The no 1 New York Times bestselling writer addresses the debatable questions about the lifetime of Jesus Christ and the ladies in his life.

a unprecedented message from ?possibly the main recognized psychic within the world,?(Mystic residing Today)Sylvia Browne: ?In penning this e-book, i used to be surprised to determine that i really had visions of what used to be happening...a manifestation of the infusion that i used to be getting from God. God does paintings in mysterious ways.?

Many controversies have long past unanswered in Christianity for hundreds of years. Now, informed from the original standpoint merely Sylvia Browne may possibly convey, The Marys specializes in the best of these remarkable unknowns: the 2 most vital ladies in Jesus?s life?his mom and his wife?whose profound impact on him has been marginalized through Christian church buildings and reinvented out of contradictions, misrepresentations, and fabrications. ultimately, Sylvia Browne uncovers the hidden historical past of those awesome ladies in a narrative that may problem the very foundation of conventional Christian religion.

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Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Select Narratives (Oxford World's Classics)

By John Foxe

"Be of fine convenience, grasp Ridley, and play the guy: we will this present day gentle any such candle through God's grace in England, as, I belief, shall by no means be positioned out." Hugh Latimer's well-known phrases of comfort to Nicholas Ridley as they're either approximately to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly referred to as the Book of Martyrs. This monstrous selection of unforgettable bills of non secular persecution exerted as nice a power on early smooth England and New England because the Bible and the booklet of universal Prayer. It comprises many stirring tales of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment, and execution of alleged heretics. in keeping with a brand new transcription of the final variation overseen by means of John Foxe, this new version features a complete creation to Foxe and his occasions, the spiritual conflicts, and the character of martyrological narratives. The textual content is additional improved by way of 21 of the unique woodcut illustrations, glossaries of individuals, areas, and phrases, a normal index, and notes explaining allusions and picking scriptural quotations.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different worthy gains, together with specialist introductions via top professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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The Unburdened Heart: Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness

The note forgive isn't, as many folks imagine, one dimensional. It doesn't simply suggest allow move and allow God, a problem for somebody who has skilled traumatizing abuse, injustice, overlook, or abandonment. In The Unburdened Heart, Suzanne Eller explores with readers the a number of aspects of forgiveness present in the Scriptures, focusing specifically at the notion of leaving one position to visit one other. a person can, with the aid of God's Spirit, go away ache to discover wholeness, go away remorse to discover goal, and go away the prior to dwell absolutely within the current. The Unburdened Heart makes use of the facility of tale in addition to biblical educating to guide readers into therapeutic and a forgiving lifestyle.
 

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