Archive For The “Religion” Category
By Paul Helm
Calvin on the Centre explores the implications of varied rules within the considered John Calvin, and the impression of his rules on later theologians. The e-book units to at least one facet the idea that Calvin's perspectives are only biblical and unaffected by means of the actual highbrow situations during which he lived.
By Swami Narasimhananda (ed.)
Reflections on Tantra is a distinct factor, January 2016, of Prabuddha Bharata or woke up India, a per 30 days magazine dedicated to the arts and social sciences.
By Harun Yahya
This e-book exhibits how this satanic approach places humans in nice threat, either during this international and by way of their everlasting lifestyles to come back. We clarify the way it coerces them into rejecting Allah Who created them, and deifies humans in His position. In a variety of examples from lifestyle, we reveal how humans fall lower than the keep watch over of the program. We clarify what humans needs to do to avoid wasting themselves from the spell of this fake faith whereas they nonetheless have time.
By Kenneth O. Gangel
One in a sequence of twenty previous testomony verse-by-verse statement books edited via Max Anders.
Includes dialogue starters, educating plan, and extra. nice for lay academics and pastors alike.
By Joseph A. Fischer (Hg.)
By Joan E. Taylor
Ever because the discovery of the useless Sea Scrolls in caves close to the positioning of Qumran in 1947, this mysterious cache of manuscripts has been linked to the Essenes, a "sect" configured as marginal and remoted. Scholarly consensus has held that an Essene library was once hidden sooner than the Roman improve in sixty eight CE, while Qumran used to be partially destroyed. With a lot doubt now expressed approximately features of this view, The Essenes, the Scrolls and the lifeless Sea systematically reports the surviving ancient resources, and helps an knowing of the Essenes as an influential felony society, on the centre of Judaean non secular existence, held in a lot esteem via many and guarded via the Herodian dynasty, hence showing as "Herodians" within the Gospels.
Opposed to the Hasmoneans, the Essenes mixed refined criminal services and autonomy with an austere routine of functional paintings, together with a specialisation in medication and pharmacology. Their presence alongside the north-western useless Sea is strongly indicated via self reliant assets, Dio Chrysostom and Pliny the Elder, and coheres with the archaeology. The useless Sea Scrolls signify now not an remoted library, speedy hidden, yet burials of manuscripts from a variety of Essene collections, positioned in jars in caves for long term renovation. The historic context of the useless Sea region itself, and its awesome typical assets, in addition to the archaeology of Qumran, verify the Essenes' patronage via Herod, and point out that they harnessed the medicinal fabric the useless Sea region presents to this present day.
By Christian Wolff
By Stephen Eskildsen
An summary of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han via Tang periods.
Stephen Eskildsen deals an outline of Daoist non secular texts from the Latter Han (25–220) via Tang (618–907) sessions, exploring passive meditation equipment and their expected results. those tools entailed staring at the strategies that spread spontaneously inside of brain and physique, instead of actively manipulating them by means of capacity universal in medieval Daoist faith resembling visualization, invocations, and the swallowing of breath or saliva. during the ensuing deep serenity, it used to be claimed, you will reach profound insights, adventure visions, think surges of significant strength, triumph over thirst and starvation, be cured of illnesses, ascend the heavens, and achieve everlasting life.
While the texts mentioned keep on with the legacy of Warring States interval Daoism reminiscent of the Laozi to an important measure, in addition they draw upon medieval immortality equipment and Buddhism. An knowing of the passive meditation literature presents very important insights into the next improvement of Neidan, or inner Alchemy, meditation that emerged from the tune interval onward.
By Philip Dixon
Whereas such a lot reviews of the historical past of tinritarian doctrine overlook the 17th century nearly fullyyt, Philip Dixon argues that it is a key interval within the historical past and improvement of the doctrine and, certainly, crucial for modern understanding.
Drawing on a variety of basic resources, Dixon examines the Socinian and anti-Socinian writings of the 1640s and 1650s, together with Biddle and Cheynell, and their legacy for the disputes of the 1690s; the trinitarian theology of Hobbes and the violent response of his critics; the debates from the recovery to the 1690s, together with Milton, Nye, and Bury; the writings of Locke and Stillingfleet; and the continuation and improvement of those disputes into the early eighteenth century. a last bankruptcy bargains a few major conclusions for college students of systematic and old theology alike.
In the breadth of its scope and within the significance of the cloth exposed, this e-book makes an special contribution to the certainty of trinitarian theology and practice.