• The Open Mind: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland (The Library of New Testament Studies)

    This Festschrift attracts at the examine pursuits of Christopher Rowland. the gathering of essays comes from former doctoral scholars and different acquaintances, a lot of whom make clear the angelic contribution to the thought-world of constructing Christianity. the importance of the Jewish contribution to constructing Christian ideology is seriously assessed, together with the influence of the unique Jewish assets at the earliest Christian belief.

    the celebrated individuals to this quantity comprise April DeConick, Paul Foster, John Rogerson, Tobias Nicklas and Andrei Orlov.

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  • Righteous Warriors: Lessons from the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon

    By John Bytheway

    Why are there such a lot of wars within the booklet of Mormon? may well or not it's ebook written "for our day" must arrange us to outlive in a time of "wars and rumors of war," a time whilst devil is at struggle with every little thing that's reliable?

    What we frequently name the "war chapters" within the ebook of Mormon provide us vital insights into the best way to defeat devil in our day. The development is obvious: while the youngsters of Lehi are winning, it’s simply because they make covenants first and swords later. listed below are nice classes for a way to dwell good now and eternally!

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  • Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)

    In his personal day the dominant character of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo this present day stands as might be the best philosopher of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is without doubt one of the nice works of Western literature. during this intensely own narrative, Augustine relates his infrequent ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the sting of the corridors of strength on the imperial courtroom in Milan, his fight opposed to the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the restoration of the religion his mom Monica had taught him in the course of his childhood.

    Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent student of early Christianity, has given us the 1st new English translation in thirty years of this vintage religious trip. Chadwick renders the main points of Augustine's conversion in transparent, smooth English. We witness the long run saint's fascination with astrology and with the Manichees, after which stick to him via scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths till he ultimately reaches Christian religion. There are significant philosophical musings approximately Platonism and the character of God, and touching graphics of Augustine's liked mom, of St. Ambrose of Milan, and of alternative early Christians like Victorinus, who gave up a amazing profession as a rhetorician to undertake the orthodox religion. Augustine's issues are frequently strikingly modern, but his paintings comprises many references and allusions which are simply understood basically with heritage information regarding the traditional social and highbrow environment. To make The Confessions available to modern readers, Chadwick offers the main entire and informative notes of any fresh translation, and comprises an advent to set up the context.

    The spiritual and philosophical worth of The Confessions is unquestionable--now sleek readers can have more straightforward entry to St. Augustine's deeply own meditations. Chadwick's lucid translation and beneficial creation transparent the way in which for a brand new event of this classic.

    About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable gains, together with specialist introductions through best professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)

    By David Gordon White

    Together with fewer than 2 hundred verses written in an imprecise if now not impenetrable language and elegance, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is at the present time extolled through the yoga institution as a perennial vintage and consultant to yoga perform. As David Gordon White demonstrates during this groundbreaking learn, either one of those assumptions are mistaken. almost forgotten in India for centuries and maligned while it was once first found within the West, the Yoga Sutra has been increased to its current iconic status—and translated into greater than 40 languages—only during the earlier 40 years.

    White retraces the unusual and circuitous trip of this confounding paintings from its historical origins down via its heyday within the 7th via 11th centuries, its sluggish fall into obscurity, and its smooth resurgence because the 19th century. First brought to the West via the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra used to be revived mostly in Europe and the US, and predominantly in English. White brings to existence the unbelievable solid of characters whose interpretations—and misappropriations—of the Yoga Sutra resulted in its respected position in pop culture this day. Tracing the awesome trajectory of this enigmatic paintings, White’s exhaustively researched booklet additionally demonstrates why the yoga of India’s previous bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced this day.

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  • Islam: Past, Present and Future

    For greater than twenty years the realm religions were a relevant subject for Hans Küng. In books that have encouraged thousands all through human society, he has pioneered paintings in the direction of a brand new discussion among cultures. during this terribly finished e-book, he provides an in-depth account of Islam, the second one greatest global faith after Christianity. Describing paradigm shifts in its 1400-year background, outlining some of the currents and surveying the positions of Islam at the pressing questions of the day, few present-day theologians can have written any such entire research. As in Küng’s past experiences on Judaism (1991) and Christianity (1994), he makes a speciality of the crucial ideas within the religion and seeks to teach the parallels among the monotheistic global religions. With precise research of the contents and that means of the Koran, he demanding situations the thought that individuals of alternative religions are intrinsically antagonistic. certainly, within the creation of this thought-provoking and robust publication, he explicitly provides its message as being the antithesis of that of the influential conflict of Civilisations (1993), by means of Samuel Huntington. rather than providing Islam because the new ‘enemy’ in a submit chilly struggle international, and concerning the present foreign scenario as a choice for extra rearmament and hatred, he means that a "peace among religions" is a prerequisite for "peace among nations". Informative, opinionated and incredibly well-constructed, this can be a masterpiece via the main student in his box. In an international the place figuring out of world politics calls for a data of Islam, there's no greater position to begin. Dr. Küng is President of the root for a world Ethic (Weltethos). From 1960 until eventually his retirement in 1996, he used to be Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical study on the college of Tübingen. he's a pupil of theology and philosophy and a prolific author. He was once lately named between overseas Affairs 100 Public Intellectuals

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  • Major Works on Religion and Politics (Library of America, Volume 263)

    By Reinhold Niebuhr

    A definitive number of the theologian and public highbrow who was once the judgment of right and wrong of the yankee Century.

    "One of my favourite philosophers," remarked Barack Obama concerning the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892--1971) in 2007. President Obama is yet one of many many American political leaders--including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.--to be motivated via Niebuhr's writings. through the melancholy, international battle II, and the chilly conflict, Niebuhr used to be probably the most well-known public voices of his time, probing with singular variety the query of ways to behave morally in a fallen international. This Library of the US quantity, ready by way of Niebuhr's daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects 4 vital books: Leaves from the workstation of a Tamed Cynic (1929), Moral guy and Immoral Society (1932), The kids of sunshine and the youngsters of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of yankee History (1952), in addition to a variety of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, together with his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on present events--Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War--many of that are accumulated right here for the 1st time.

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  • Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance

    A top voice of innovative Christianity makes a robust case for religion as an intensive means of being within the world

    in the course of his thirty-year profession as a parish minister and professor, Robin Meyers has taken with renewing the church as an software of social switch and private transformation. during this provocative and passionate e-book, he explores the decline of the church as a neighborhood of believers and calls readers again to the church’s roots as a neighborhood of resistance. transferring the dialog approximately church renewal clear of theological purity and advertising suggestions that include cultural norms, and towards “embodied noncompliance” with the dominant tradition, Meyers urges a go back to the innovative spirit that marked Jesus’s ministry.
     

    Framing his dialogue round 3 poems by means of twentieth-century Polish poet Anna Kamienska, Meyers casts the character of religion as a strength that stands opposed to something and every thing that engenders demise and indignity. He demands active—sometimes even subversive—defiance of the ego’s temptations, of what he phrases “the heresy of orthodoxy itself,” and of an uncritical recognition of militarism and capitalism. every one bankruptcy is a poignant and pressing invitation to get better the Jesus move as a cherished neighborhood of Resistance.

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  • Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 (Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies Series)

    By Seán Hand

    Despite an outpouring of scholarship at the Holocaust, little paintings has excited about what occurred to Europe’s Jewish groups after the struggle ended. and in contrast to many different eu countries during which the vast majority of the Jewish inhabitants perished, France had an important post‑war Jewish group that numbered within the thousands. Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945–1955 deals new perception on key facets of French Jewish existence within the many years following the top of worldwide conflict II.

    How Jews were handled in the course of the conflict endured to steer either Jewish and non-Jewish society within the post-war years. the quantity examines the ways that ethical and political problems with accountability mixed with the pressing difficulties and practicalities of recovery, and it illustrates how nationwide imperatives, foreign dynamics, and a replaced self-perception all profoundly helped to form the fortunes of postwar French Judaism.Comprehensive and proficient, this quantity bargains a wealthy number of views on Jewish experiences, glossy and modern background, literary and cultural research, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

    With contributions from top students, together with Edward Kaplan, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and Jay wintry weather, the booklet establishes a number of connections among such diversified parts of shock because the operating of orphanages, the institution of latest social and political companies, the recovery of training and spiritual amenities, and the improvement of highbrow responses to the Holocaust. accomplished and proficient, this quantity should be priceless to readers operating in Jewish reports, sleek and modern background, literary and cultural research, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

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