Debating the Faith: Religion and Letter Writing in Great by Gary Schneider (auth.), Anne Dunan-Page, Clotilde Prunier

By Gary Schneider (auth.), Anne Dunan-Page, Clotilde Prunier (eds.)

The first booklet to handle the function of correspondence within the learn of faith, Debating the religion: faith and Letter Writing in nice Britain, 1550-1800 exhibits how letters formed non secular debate in early-modern and Enlightenment Britain, and discusses the materiality of the letters in addition to questions of shape and style. specific realization is paid to the contexts within which letters have been composed, despatched, learn, allotted, after which destroyed, copied or revealed, during periods of spiritual tolerance or persecution. the hole part, ‘Protestant identities’, examines the significance of letters within the shaping of British protestantism from the underground correspondence of Protestant martyrs within the reign of Mary I to dissident letters after the Act of Toleration. ‘Representations of British Catholicism’, explores the way in which English, Irish and Scottish Catholics, even if in exile or at domestic, outlined their religion, tested epistolary networks, and addressed political and spiritual allegiances within the face of adversity. The final half, ‘Religion, technological know-how and philosophy’, makes a speciality of the non secular content material of correspondence among typical scientists and philosophers.​

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The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition by Joseph Smith Jr.

By Joseph Smith Jr.

Considered as sacred scripture through thousands, the "Book of Mormon" - first released in 1830 - is likely one of the most important records in American spiritual historical past. Now on hand in paperback, supply Hardy's new "Reader's Edition" has reformatted the total, unchanged 1920 textual content within the demeanour of recent translations of the Bible, with paragraphs, citation marks, poetic varieties, topical headings, multichapter headings, indention of quoted records, italicized reworkings of biblical prophecies, and minimized verse numbers. He has additionally supplied a hypothetical map in accordance with inner references, an essay on "Book of Mormon" poetry, a whole thesaurus of names, genealogical charts, a easy bibliography of Mormon and non-Mormon scholarship, a chronology of the interpretation, eyewitness money owed of the Gold Plates, and knowledge in regards to the misplaced 116 pages, and demanding alterations within the textual content. The editorial aids and footnotes during this version offer readers with a transparent advisor via this complex textual content. New readers will locate the tale available and intelligible; Mormons will achieve clean insights from wide-spread verses obvious in a broader narrative context.

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Questions About God: The One Hundred Most Frequently Asked by S. Michael Houdmann

By S. Michael Houdmann

God welcomes questions. The Bible is filled with inquisitive characters with stable questions. From Abraham’s inquiry—“Will no longer the pass judgement on of the entire earth do right?”—to Mary’s wide-eyed, “How will this be?” God patiently solutions the questions of honest, looking out hearts.

Questions are a part of the training strategy, and a repeated previous testomony command is to hunt the Lord. those that inquire of Him are at all times rewarded along with his knowledge. Jesus’ gracious promise says, “Ask and it'll take delivery of to you” (Matthew 7:7).

As we open the Bible, we commence a quest to grasp the God who has published Himself in its pages. what's God like? Does God love me? Why does He permit undesirable issues to ensue? The solutions to those and lots of different questions are there within the Bible, expecting us to discover them.

Got Questions Ministries has fielded many questions about God due to the fact that 2002. 100 of these questions are compiled during this publication, besides biblical solutions. All of those real-life questions come from those that need to know the reality approximately God, His nature, and His paintings on the planet. we are hoping you are going to use this quantity as an relief to realizing God a bit greater and loving Him more.

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The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos: Cult, Polis, and Change by Guy MacLean Rogers

By Guy MacLean Rogers

Artemis of Ephesos used to be the most greatly worshiped deities of the Graeco-Roman international. Her temple, the Artemision, used to be one of many seven wonders of the traditional global, and for greater than part a millennium humans flocked to Ephesos to profit the nice mystery of the mysteries and sacrifices that have been celebrated each year on her birthday.

In this paintings man MacLean Rogers units out the facts for the get together of Artemis's mysteries opposed to the heritage of the extraordinary city improvement of town through the Roman Empire after which proposes a completely new idea concerning the nice mystery that used to be published to initiates into Artemis's mysteries.

The revelation of that mystery is helping to provide an explanation for not just the luck of Artemis's cult and polytheism itself yet, extra unusually, the dying of either and the luck of Christianity. opposite to many anthropological and medical theories, the heritage of polytheism, together with the social gathering of Artemis's mysteries, is better understood as a Darwinian story of model, pageant, and alter.

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Of God and Man by Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislaw Obirek

By Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislaw Obirek

During this attractive discussion, Zygmunt Bauman, sociologist and thinker, and Stanislaw Obirek, theologian and cultural historian, discover where of spirituality and faith on the earth at the present time and within the daily lives of people. Their dialog levels from the plight of monotheistic religions solid onto a polytheistic global degree to the character of non secular adventure and its influence on human worldviews and existence suggestions; from Messianic and Promethean rules of redemption and salvation to the prospect and clients of inter-religious discussion and the criteria status in its way.While ranging from diverse locations, Bauman and Obirek are pushed by means of an analogous obstacle to reconcile the multiplicity of religions with the oneness of humanity, and to take action in a fashion that avoids the capture of adhering to a unmarried fact, bearing witness in its place to the multiplicity of human truths and the range of cultures and faiths. For every thing inventive in human life has its roots in human range; it's not human variety that turns brother opposed to brother however the refusal of it. the elemental situation of peace, unity and benevolent cooperation between humans is a willingness to simply accept that there's a multiplicity of how of being human, and a willingness to simply accept the version of coexistence that this multiplicity calls for.

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