By Jostein Gaarder, Victor Hellern, Henry Notaker
¿Qué es realmente el budismo? ¿Qué significa nirvana? ¿Cuáles son las principales diferencias entre catolicismo y protestantismo? ¿Qué sabemos de los angeles Iglesia ortodoxa, tan cercana y al mismo tiempo tan distante? ¿Protestantismo y luteranismo son lo mismo? ¿Es verdad que el emperador de Japón es divino? Y del islam, tan presente en el debate social hoy en día, ¿cuál es su doctrina? ¿Qué sabemos delEjército de Salvación, los mormones o los cuáqueros que a veces aparecen en las películas estadounidenses? ¿Qué creencias tienen en África? Y los que no creen en un Dios, ¿en qué creen? ¿En el humanismo, en el materialismo?
A todas estas preguntas nos contesta este Libro de las religiones, que fue concebido como un útil guide para jóvenes sobre el mundo de las religiones, las corrientes filosóficas y l. a. ética por sus tres autores: Jostein Gaarder –autor de El mundo de Sofía–, Victor Hellern y Henry Notaker.
By T. M. Luhrmann
A daring method of figuring out the yank evangelical adventure from an anthropological and mental viewpoint by way of one of many country's so much famous anthropologists.
Through a sequence of intimate, illuminating interviews with a number of contributors of the winery, an evangelical church with 1000's of congregations around the kingdom, Tanya Luhrmann leaps into the guts of evangelical religion. mixed with clinical learn that reports the impact that intensely practiced prayer may have at the brain, When God Talks Back examines how basic, brilliant people—from students to accountants to housewives, all functioning completely good inside of our society—can attest to having the indicators and wonders of the supernatural turn into as quotidian and as traditional as laundry. Astute, delicate, and terribly measured in its method of the interface among technological know-how and faith, Luhrmann's booklet is certain to generate as a lot dialog because it will praise.
By Stephen J. Davis
Coptic Christology in perform forges a brand new direction within the learn of historic and medieval Christology. utilizing a number interdisciplinary tools derived from the fields of social background, discourse thought, ritual experiences, and the visible arts, Stephen J. Davis demonstrates how Christian identification in Egypt was once formed through a suite of replicable "christological practices." He hence permits readers to track the interesting strains of the Coptic church's theological and cultural transition from overdue antiquity to Dar al-Islam.
By Otto Rahn
Rahn’s own diary from his travels as occult investigator for the 3rd Reich • First English translation of the author’s trips looking for a Nordic resembling Mt. Sinai • Explains why Lucifer the sunshine Bringer, god of the heretics, is a favorable determine Otto Rahn’s lifelong look for the Grail introduced him to the eye of the SS chief Himmler, who shared his esoteric pursuits. caused by way of Himmler to develop into the manager investigator of the occult for the Nazis, Rahn traveled all through Europe–from Spain to Iceland–in the mid Thirties pursuing ends up in the Grail and different mysteries. Lucifer’s court docket is the go back and forth diary he stored whereas looking for “the ghosts of the pagans and heretics who have been [his] ancestors.” It used to be in this time that Rahn grasped the confident position Lucifer performs in those forbidden religions because the bearer of precise illumination, just like Apollo and different sunlight gods in pagan worship. This trip was once additionally one among self-discovery for Rahn. He came across this type of trustworthy echo of his personal innermost ideals within the lives of the heretics of the prior that he ultimately known as himself a Cathar and nurtured targets of restoring that religion, which have been cruelly destroyed within the fires of the Inquisition. His trips on task for the Reich–including gaining knowledge of an alleged front to hole Earth in Iceland and looking out for the real challenge of Lucifer within the caves of southern France that served as safe haven for the Cathars in the course of the Inquisition–also ended in his disenchantment along with his employers and his mysterious loss of life within the mountains after his holiday with the Nazis.
By Barbara Green
In Biblical Jeremiah, Barbara eco-friendly explores the prophet Jeremiah as a literary personality of the biblical booklet via seven sessions of his prophetic ministry, targeting the troubles and situations that formed his struggles. Having faced the sizeable complexity of scholarly concerns present in the ebook of Jeremiah, eco-friendly has selected to check the literary presentation of the prophet instead of concentrate on definitely the right historic info or the speculative techniques of composition. What eco-friendly exposes is a prophet plagued by the dire situations of his existence, suffering continually, yet finally failing at his so much pressing activity of persuasion.
In the 1st bankruptcy eco-friendly examines Jeremiah's difficulty as he's known as to minister and faces royal competition to his message. She then isolates the significant quandary of project, the alternative dealing with Judah, and the sin again and again selected. Delving into the tropes of Jeremiah's preaching and prophecy, she additionally analyses the fight and lament that categorical Jeremiah's lack of ability to be successful as an middleman among God and his humans. subsequent eco-friendly explores the characterizations of the kings with whom Jeremiah struggled and his patience in his ministry regardless of repeated imprisonment, and, eventually, eco-friendly specializes in Jeremiah's thwarted option to stay in Judah on the finish of the 1st temple interval and his descent into Egypt after the assassination of Gedaliah.
In Biblical Jeremiah, eco-friendly exhibits the prophet as weak, even failing from time to time, whereas suggesting the importance of his task and unlikelihood of good fortune. She explores the complexities of the phenomenon of prophecy and the demanding situations of preaching unwelcome information during periods of uncertainty and obstacle. finally eco-friendly offers a clean remedy of a posh biblical textual content and prophet. In providing Jeremiah as a literary determine, eco-friendly considers how his personality maintains to continue to exist within the traditions of Judaism and Christianity this present day
By W. Randolph Tate
Concentrating on the 3 'worlds' of biblical interpretation, the area at the back of the textual content, the realm of the textual content and the area in entrance of the textual content, this booklet contains transparent reasons of a number of the interpretive ways, supported via biblical examples.