The Book of Sirach in the Armenian Biblical Tradition: Yakob by Garegin Hambardzumyan

By Garegin Hambardzumyan

This examine offers a sustained theological interpreting of the Armenian textual content of Ben Sira at the foundation of Yakob Nalean's statement written within the 18th century. even as it locations an exceptional emphasis at the textual review of a number of the types of Ben Sira in Armenian. during this appreciate an try has been made to demonstrate the original positive aspects of the Armenian Ben Sira in the wider scope of the scholarship of this biblical textual content.

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Defenders and Critics of Franciscan Life: Essays in Honor of

The essays during this quantity have been offered at a convention honoring John V. Fleming at Princeton collage on April 21-22, 2004. the purpose of the convention used to be to revisit Fleming's 1977 booklet, An creation to the Franciscan Literature of the center a while, from a couple of various views, together with social, spiritual and literary historical past, in addition to paintings, exegesis, political idea and the historical past of schooling. A widespread, yet now not unique, subject matter of the contributions is the excellence among "defenders" and "critics" of medieval Franciscanism. fresh scholarship has proven that the dividing line among medieval defenders and critics of Franciscan lifestyles was once now not as sharp or as transparent as had as soon as been suggestion. This, extra nuanced method of medieval Franciscanism is a mirrored image of the numerous scholarly advancements that experience happened considering that - and because of - Fleming's quantity. the current paintings deals a variety of present techniques to the query.

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Cristianismo en Crisis Christianity in Crisis (Spanish by Hank H. Hanegraaff, Ginny Williams

By Hank H. Hanegraaff, Ginny Williams

CRISTIANISMO EN CRISIS--es un libro orientador que period una urgente necesidad--Es un libro que le sale al pasco a un melanoma mortal que esta devastando al cuerpo de Cristo. A menos que este melanoma sea extirpado ahora, las consecuencias para el cristianismo seran catastroficas. Y castastroficas no es exageracion. Maestros influeyentes estan utilizando el poder de los angeles radio y los angeles tv, al igual que veintenas de libros, cintas grabadas y revistas, para distorsionar el concepto biblico del Creador y promover doctrinas antibiblicas que insultan los angeles mente. El resultado es nada menos que una subversion sistematica de los angeles fe cristiana e historica. Pero este es un melanoma que tiene cura. Cristianismo en quandary no solo expone las tinieblas a l. a. luz, sino que da soluciones para eliminar los angeles concern en el cristianismo y regresar a un cristianismo centrado en Cristo. On Christian tv, in pulpits, seminars and books, progressively more church leaders are spreading distorted doctrines that undermine the very center of Biblical Christianity. Hanegraaff exposes the superb blasphemies and common teachings and will get to the basis of fake teachings which are endangering unwary fans.

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Gnostic Religion in Antiquity by Roelof van den Broek

By Roelof van den Broek

Gnostic faith is the expression of a spiritual worldview that's ruled by means of the concept that of Gnosis, an esoteric wisdom of God and the person which promises salvation to those that own it. Roelof van den Broek provides the following a clean method of the gnostic present of past due Antiquity inside of its ancient and non secular context, in line with assets in Greek, Latin and Coptic, together with discussions of the person works of preserved gnostic literature. Van den Broek explores a number of the gnostic interpretations of the Christian religion that have been present within the moment and 3rd centuries, when exhibiting that regardless of its impression on early Christianity, gnostic faith used to be no longer a commonly Christian phenomenon. This ebook can be of curiosity to theologians, historians of faith, scholars and students of the heritage of past due Antiquity and early Christianity, in addition to experts in historical gnostic and airtight traditions.

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A Case of Conscience (After Such Knowledge, Book 1) by James Blish

By James Blish

After Such Knowledge (the name taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a chain of novels written through James Blish, every one facing a facet of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of Conscience (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for most sensible Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it seems that unfallen, which he ultimately concludes needs to be a Satanic fabrication. the second one, Doctor Mirabilis, is a ancient novel concerning the medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon. The 3rd, inclusive of very brief novels, Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, used to be written utilizing the belief that the ritual magic for summoning demons as defined in grimoires really labored. In Black Easter, a robust industrialist and palms service provider arranges to name up demons and set them unfastened on the planet for an evening, leading to nuclear battle and the destruction of civilization; The Day After Judgment is dedicated to exploring the army and theological consequences.

Originally released in 1959 by means of Faber and Faber.

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Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti's Indigenous by Mambo Chita Tann

By Mambo Chita Tann

Deeply rooted in Haiti's tradition and held sacred through thousands, Haitian Vodou is a joyous and profound ancestral perform descended from the Vodu priesthood of West Africa. This little-understood trust approach is likely one of the truest religions of the Americas—yet its essence has remained a secret to outsiders.

Written via a practitioner of the top initiatory rank, Haitian Vodou is the single booklet that provides a deferential, first-hand review of the centuries-old indigenous culture. From Haiti's tradition and historical past to the sacred ideals, ceremonies, rituals, and practices grounded in ancestral communion, readers gets an extraordinary glance inside of Haitian Vodou. additionally explored: its courting to different African diasporic traditions within the West; universal misconceptions; Vodou magic and initiations; how thousands survived slavery, betrayal, and revolution; and the twentyone international locations of the Lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou.

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