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Wisdom from the Western Isles: The Making of a Mystic

By David Torkington

When he loses his son and his spouse in childbirth James is completely bereft. An creation to a hermit progressively alterations his lifestyles irrevocably. even if the Hermit seems to be a Roman Catholic, James unearths he can thoroughly determine together with his profound spirituality, accurately since it is so scriptural and drawn from a similar Christian Masters who had initially encouraged him.

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The Bible with Sources Revealed

By Richard Elliott Friedman

One of the World's optimal Bible specialists bargains a Groundbreaking Presentation of the 5 Books of Moses

In The Bible with assets Revealed, Richard Elliott Friedman bargains a brand new, visible presentation of the 5 Books of Moses -- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy -- unlocking the complicated and interesting tapestry in their origins. varied shades and kind kinds enable readers to simply determine all the special resources, showcasing Friedman's hugely acclaimed and dynamic translation.

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Hamas: A Beginner's Guide

This beginner's advisor to Hamas has been absolutely revised and up to date. It now covers all of the significant occasions because the January 2006 elections, together with the clash with Fatah and Israel's brutal offensive in Gaza on the finish of 2008.

Explaining the explanations for Hamas's acceptance, prime Al-Jazeera journalist and Cambridge educational Khaled Hroub presents the foremost evidence which are so frequently lacking from traditional information reviews. it is a one-stop consultant that provides a transparent evaluate of Hamas's historical past, key ideals, and its political agenda.

This certain publication presents a fresh point of view that will get to the guts of Hamas.

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Rose Guide to the Temple

By Dr. Randall Price, Rose Publishing

simply See How the Jerusalem Temple can have regarded 3,000 Years Ago

Rose advisor to the Temple is the one Christian e-book at the Temple in Jerusalem with transparent plastic overlays that let you "see inside" the Jerusalem temple AND has over a hundred and fifty temple photos, illustrations, diagrams, and charts! Includes—

  • The entire background of the Temple in Jerusalem, from the time of Abraham to fashionable day
  • Clear plastic overlays allow you to see contained in the Temple and Tabernacle
  • Full-color e-book with illustrations on each web page (Many of those photographs can't be present in the other Temple book)
  • 24-inch-long fold-out poster of the Temple Mount over 2000 years through National Geographic
  • 6 time strains with greater than a hundred events from the time of King David to fashionable day

Rose consultant to the Temple is a full-color Christian ebook that gives an entire easy-to-understand review of the background of the Temple in Jerusalem. in response to the main updated discoveries, this ebook explains the biblical and historic heritage of the temple in Jerusalem. if you happen to take pleasure in learning God's notice, you will adore the truth that Rose consultant to the Temple solutions many questions about how the Jerusalem Temple regarded in the course of biblical instances. Bible students and professors will benefit from the well-annotated textual content. the writer is archaeologist and professor Dr. Randall fee, who has spent greater than 30 years exploring the Holy Land and learning the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

gains unique Temple images, Temple Mount Illustrations, and transparent Plastic Overlays

Rose consultant to the Temple has a hundred and fifty pictures, charts, diagrams, pictures, and illustrations, lots of that have by no means released sooner than, and covers the $64000 occasions and folks within the heritage of the Temple from Abraham to trendy day. comprises

  • lovely portraits and temple pictures with transparent plastic overlays displaying the interior of the Tabernacle, Solomon's Temple, and Herod's Temple.
  • Dozens of temple illustrations, ground plans and diagrams by means of best biblical illustrators and archaeologists: Solomon's temple, Nehemiah/Zerubbabel's Temple, Herod's temple, Ezekiel's Temple, and so on. (Detailed, in actual fact categorized, and easy-to-read)
  • 100-event timeline from the time of King David to trendy day (there are five exact time traces during this book).
  • Dome of the Rock historical past, flooring plan, cross-section, and the realm the place the Ark of the Covenant could have stood.
  • images and easily causes of the excessive priestly clothing, feasts, and sacrifices
  • Dozens of charts exhibiting a great deal of info at a look and making it effortless to match previous and New testomony scripture.

Bonus! Fold-out Temple Poster via nationwide Geographic® indicates a brand new electronic version of the Herodian Temple Mount and Temple Mount all through time!

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Divine Fury: A History of Genius

By Darrin M. McMahon

Genius. With tricks of insanity and secret, ethical license and visionary strength, the be aware indicates a virtually otherworldly strength: the ability to create, to divine the secrets and techniques of the universe, even to smash. but the suggestion of genius has been diluted in recent years. at the present time, rock stars, soccer coaches, and marketers are categorized ‘geniuses,’ and the note is utilized so commonly that it has obscured the feel of designated election and superhuman authority that lengthy observed it.

As acclaimed historian Darrin M. McMahon explains, the idea that of genius has roots in antiquity, whilst males of prodigious perception have been idea to possess—or to be possessed by—demons and gods. tailored within the centuries that and utilized to numerous spiritual figures, together with prophets, apostles, sorcerers, and saints, abiding notions of transcendent human strength have been invoked on the time of the Renaissance to give an explanation for the excellent creativity of fellows like Leonardo and Michelangelo.

Yet it was once basically within the eighteenth century that the genius was once actually born, idolized as a brand new version of the top human kind. Assuming prominence in figures as assorted as Newton and Napoleon, the trendy genius emerged in pressure with a transforming into trust in human equality. Contesting the proposal that every one are created equivalent, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of awesome participants now not ruled via traditional legislation. The phenomenon of genius drew clinical scrutiny and large public statement into the twentieth century, however it additionally drew spiritual and political longings that may be abused. within the genius cult of the Nazis and the outpouring of reverence for the redemptive determine of Einstein, genius accomplished either its apotheosis and its Armageddon.

The first finished background of this elusive proposal, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius and geniuses in the course of the a while right down to the current day, exhibiting how—despite its many diversifications and up to date democratization—genius continues to be a effective strength in our lives, reflecting sleek wishes, hopes, and fears.

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Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)

By Bart D. Ehrman

The issues with the Bible that New testomony pupil Bart Ehrman mentioned in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The day-by-day convey with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, between others—are accelerated upon exponentially in his most modern ebook: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times bestseller unearths how books within the Bible have been truly solid by way of later authors, and that the recent testomony itself is riddled with contradictory claims approximately Jesus—information that students understand… however the normal public doesn't. in the event you benefit from the paintings of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and John Shelby Spong, you’ll locate a lot to give some thought to in Jesus, Interrupted.

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Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution

By Diana Butler Bass

The headlines are transparent: faith is at the decline in the United States as many folks depart at the back of conventional spiritual practices. Diana Butler Bass, best commentator on faith, politics, and tradition, follows up her acclaimed e-book Christianity After Religion by means of arguing that what seems to be a decline truly signs an enormous transformation in how humans comprehend and adventure God. The far away God of traditional faith has given solution to a extra intimate feel of the sacred that's with us on the earth. This shift, from a vertical knowing of God to a God came upon at the horizons of nature and human neighborhood, is on the middle of a religious revolution that surrounds us – and that's hard not just non secular associations yet political and social ones as well.

Grounded explores this cultural flip as Bass unpacks how individuals are discovering new religious flooring by means of gaining knowledge of and embracing God all around the international round us—in the soil, the water, the sky, in our houses and neighborhoods, and within the worldwide commons. religion isn't any longer an issue of mountaintop event or institutional perform; as a substitute, everyone is connecting with God in the course of the setting during which we are living. Grounded courses readers via our modern religious habitat because it issues out and will pay consciousness to the ways that humans event a God who animates production and community.

Bass brings her figuring out of the most recent learn and stories and her deep wisdom of heritage and theology to Grounded. She cites information, traits, info, and pa tradition, weaves in non secular texts and historic traditions, and pulls all of it jointly via tales of her personal and others' religious trips. Grounded observes and studies an intensive switch within the method many folks comprehend God and the way they perform religion. In doing so, Bass invitations readers to hitch this rising non secular revolution, discover a revitalized expression of religion, and alter the world.

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The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the 'People of the Book' in the Language of Islam (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World)

From the 1st centuries of Islam to good into the center a long time, Jews and Christians produced countless numbers of manuscripts containing parts of the Bible in Arabic. till lately, despite the fact that, those translations remained principally ignored by means of Biblical students and historians. In telling the tale of the Bible in Arabic, this ebook casts mild on a vital transition within the cultural and non secular lifetime of Jews and Christians in Arabic-speaking lands.

In pre-Islamic occasions, Jewish and Christian scriptures circulated orally within the Arabic-speaking milieu. After the increase of Islam--and the Qur'an's visual appeal as a scripture in its personal right--Jews and Christians translated the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New testomony into Arabic for his or her personal use and as a reaction to the Qur'an's retelling of Biblical narratives. From the 9th century onward, a gentle move of Jewish and Christian translations of the Hebrew Bible and New testomony crossed communal borders to steer the Islamic world.

The Bible in Arabic deals a brand new body of reference for the pivotal position of Arabic Bible translations within the spiritual and cultural interactions among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Scotland's prior is just too frequently noticeable via a movie of myths and misconceptions. during this Very brief advent, Rab Houston explores the main topics from greater than 1,000 years of Scotland's very genuine and intensely attention-grabbing historical past. overlaying every little thing from the Jacobites to devolution to the trendy economic climate, this concise account offers a fully-integrated photo of Scottish society, tradition, politics and faith. Houston examines more than a few vital topics, together with how an autonomous Scottish country emerged within the heart a long time, the way it was once irrevocably altered via Reformation, how hyperlinks with England and financial switch have affected Scotland, and the way Scotland has in flip prompted the advance of the fashionable global. The ebook exhibits in addition why Scotland's background has made it designated from England, either ahead of and after Union, and why it has this present day arrived at a political, social and cultural watershed. Authoritative, lucid, and varying generally over problems with surroundings, humans, and id, this can be Scotland's tale with no myths: a fantastic advent for these drawn to the Scots, but additionally a balanced but fresh problem to people who already consider at domestic in Scotland prior and present.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions provide an advent to a few of life's best issues. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern wondering the valuable difficulties and concerns in 1000s of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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