Download E-books Jerusalem and the Nations: Studies in the Book of Isaiah (Hebrew Bible Monographs) by Ronald E. Clements (2011-09-08) PDF

By Ronald E. Clements;R. E. Clements

This quantity comprises the fruit of 3 a long time of Ronald Clements's researches on prophecy within the previous testomony. In 16 papers, seven of them now not formerly released, he broaches a number of major questions about the origins of written prophecy within the outdated testomony. an immense concentration is at the impression of the occasions of 701 BCE at the formation of the Isaiah ebook as an entire and the increase of Jerusalem as a centre of non secular desire. extra stories care for the position of the Isaiah e-book in present biblical interpretation and the failure of twentieth-century interpreters to provide an explanation for its cohesion. different matters main issue principles of divine windfall, theodicy, and the hyperlinks among old scribal equipment of e-book formation and canonical authority. targeted recognition is given to the makes an attempt to preserve conventional Christian techniques to a ebook, the translation of which has been significantly remodeled through glossy serious examine.

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Download E-books Jesus Never Lived! Volume 2 Jesus and Plato on Hell PDF

By Laurence E. Dalton, Shirley Strutton Dalton

In our sequence at the nonexistence of Jesus Christ the most proof is located in “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 1 Jesus Christ: A Pagan Myth.” “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 2 Jesus and Plato on Hell” is a supplemental quantity which examines the Pagan perspectives on how one is stored and at the afterlife as present in Plato and the Stoic writings of Seneca. those pagan perspectives are then in comparison with the Christian perspectives present in the Gospel of Mark and within the letters of Paul. Our end is that Christian perspectives on salvation and the character of the afterlife have been derived from the pagan global, therefore delivering extra proof for the legendary Jesus. Jesus Christ by no means lived. Jesus is a pagan delusion. Christ is a literary fiction. “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 2 Jesus and Plato on Hell” solutions the next questions: half 1 Do solid deeds on my own retailer humans? religion and solid deeds? religion by myself? Do bloody sacrifices retailer us? was once now not the legendary Jesus a bloody sacrifice? half 2 Why does a very good and robust God now not break evil? half three Is there a Hell and Heaven? Do people have unfastened will or does God be sure every little thing? Why did the legendary Jesus think that each one non-Christians visit Hell? Why did legendary Jesus think that almost all Christians visit Hell? Is it ethical for God to trick people in order that they will visit Hell? Why did Christians borrow the ideals on salvation and at the afterlife from the traditional pagans? Why did Thomas Jefferson think that institutionalized Christianity was once “a perverted religion?” For extra, see the glance within function for the desk of Contents, and so on. additionally, see: “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 1 Jesus Christ: A Pagan Myth”: offers proof for the concept the starting place of Christianity was once pagan. Jesus by no means existed; he used to be the pagan production of a few of the Paulinists (followers of the apostle Paul). “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity three The Pagan Morals of Jesus Christ” offers supplementary proof that Jesus is a pagan fable through displaying that Christian ethics have been derived from the pagan global, really from the Roman Stoics.

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Download E-books The Song of the Sea: The Date of Composition and Influence of Exodus 15:1-21 (Studies in Biblical Literature) by Brian D. Russell (2007-01-05) PDF

By Brian D. Russell

The tune of the ocean: The Date of Composition and impact of Exodus 15:1-21 bargains a radical exegetical examine of the music and its intertextual effect around the Hebrew Bible. It argues via a convergence of 3 traces of facts - linguistic, ancient, and intertextual - for a composition of the poetic sections of Exodus 15:1-21 within the mid-twelfth century b.c.e. classes at the publication of Exodus, Hebrew poetry, or intertextuality within the Hebrew Bible will locate this article precious.

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Download E-books Religion, Death, and Dying (3 Volume Set) PDF

By Lucy Bregman

A wide-ranging anthology for common readers protecting many spiritual, moral, and non secular points of dying, death, and bereavement in American society.

• contains the paintings of 31 extraordinary individuals, representing various many non secular traditions and moral viewpoints

• offers bibliographic lists for every bankruptcy, with references and extra interpreting at the subject

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Download E-books Religion und Politik im vereinigten Deutschland: Was bleibt von der Rückkehr des Religiösen? (Politik und Religion) (German Edition) PDF

Seit dem tiefgreifenden politischen Umbruch von 1989/1990 sind zwanzig Jahre vergangen, die scheinbar nicht nur von einem weiteren sozialen Bedeutungsverlust des Religiösen in Westdeutschland geprägt waren, sondern die auch nicht den erwarteten Aufschwung der faith in den neuen Bundesländern brachten. Diese Entwicklung hat Folgen für die Stellung der Kirchen in der politischen Öffentlichkeit sowie ihre Relevanz als zivilgesellschaftlicher Akteur. Doch auch institutionelle Veränderungen, die den Einfluss der Kirchen auf Politik und Gesellschaft reduzieren, stehen zur Diskussion. Parallel führen Entwicklungen religiöser Pluralisierung und Individualisierung zu neuen Herausforderungen, die eine Umgestaltung der kulturellen, rechtlichen und politischen Rahmenbedingungen von Kirche und faith implizieren könnten. Zugleich ergeben sich mit der propagierten 'Wiederkehr des Religiösen' und den Diskussionen über einen 'postsäkularen' Umgang mit religiösen Argumenten neue Felder des Umgangs zwischen Politik und faith. Wie sich diese angesichts der heterogenen Religionskultur in die politischen Räume auf Bundes- und Landesebene einordnen lassen und welche Bedeutung die faith für das Alltagsleben im wiedervereinigten Deutschland besitzt, soll in den Beiträgen des Bandes beantwortet werden.

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Download E-books The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust (Religion Andgender) PDF

By Melissa Raphael

The feminine Face of God in Auschwitz, the 1st full-length feminist theology of the Holocaust, argues that the masculinist bias of post-Holocaust theology turns into absolutely obvious merely while thought of within the gentle of either women's perceptions of God and in their holocaustal experiencesand priorities. construction upon released tales of 4 girls imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau-Olga Lengyel, Lucie Adelsberger, Bertha Ferderber-Salz, and Sara Nomberg-Przytyk-it considers women's specified stories of the holy on the subject of God's perceived presence and shortage within the camps. attractive with Berkovits, Fackenheim, Levinas and different post-Holocaust Jewish thinkers, the feminine Face of God in Auschwitz is an intensive and sophisticated meditation upon God's function and which means. wondering the genuine nature of the Jewish God found in Auschwitz, and arguing for God's participation in its extremities of soreness and beauty, it powerfully resists defamatory interpretations of the Holocaust as proof of divine vengeance, indifference or forget.

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Download E-books An Historical and Geographical Study Guide of Israel PDF

By Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

This complete reference consultant will remove darkness from your figuring out of the previous testomony and the gospels via analyzing almost each position in Israel when it comes to biblical occasions and subject matters and learning Jewish heritage, particularly the historical past of the kingdom of Israel. a brand new layout makes this examine advisor an outstanding touring significant other on all Israel excursions in addition to a vital source for any believer's ongoing research. As an additional bonus, we've got integrated info on Jordan. This revised version contains an replace at the present nation of Israel (since 2008), brilliant new artwork together with the canopy and bankruptcy heading pages, a word list, topic index and scriptural index.

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