By Joan Comay
Who's Who within the previous Testament brings vividly to existence the hundreds of thousands of characters within the previous testomony, and provides:
* approximately 3000 vast entries masking each character
* distinctive biographical info on each one personality, together with precisely the place to discover them within the Bible
* the entire old, geographical and archaeological context of every entry
* accomplished chronology of the times
* a piece at the Apocrypha - the gathering of works that bridges the space among the previous and New Testaments.
By Peter J. Ahrensdorf
This publication seeks to revive Homer to his rightful position one of the significant figures within the historical past of political and ethical philosophy. via this clean and provocative research of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Peter J. Ahrensdorf examines Homer's knowing of the easiest lifestyles, the character of the divine, and the character of human excellence. in keeping with Ahrensdorf, Homer teaches that human greatness eclipses that of the gods, that the contemplative and compassionate singer eventually surpasses the heroic warrior in grandeur, and that it's the courageously wondering Achilles, now not the dependable Hector or maybe the wily Odysseus, who comes closest to the humane knowledge of Homer himself. because of Homer, of the unique gains of Greek civilization are its remarkable social gathering of human excellence, as could be noticeable in Greek athletics, sculpture, and nudity, and its singular wondering of the divine, as may be visible in Greek philosophy
By James Lund
What precisely is manhood? How do men get there?
Tim Brown gained the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame and starred within the NFL for seventeen seasons. He left the sport as a l. a. and Oakland Raiders legend and essentially the most revered males in activities, and was once inducted into the professional soccer corridor of status in 2015. Now “Mr. Raider” stocks his outstanding journey—the triumphs, the heartbreaks, the struggles with girls, Al Davis, and God—as good because the rules and priorities that made him the guy he's today.
Much greater than a activities memoir, The Making of a Man unearths how religion, kinfolk, honor, and integrity have every little thing to do with precise manhood and a lifestyles well-lived. even if you're a rabid fan or have no interest in soccer, a tender boy or already dealing with the fourth sector of your lifestyles, those pages will either problem and encourage you to turn into the guy you’ve consistently identified you'll be.
“When a guy comes into your existence and exhibits you whatever approximately your self that you just didn’t understand used to be in you, it’s notable. The Apostle Paul did that for Timothy, encouraging him to evangelise and train and reminding him, “Do now not overlook your present” (1 Tim. 4:14). Paul was once a mentor to Timothy, able to indicate the presents of his protégé and keen to aid strengthen these presents and move on his wisdom. Lou Holtz did an analogous for me, in addition to for an entire lot of different men. That’s what a mentor does. I’ll regularly be thankful that he encouraged me to think in myself.”
Former Heisman Trophy Winner,
NFL All-Pro and professional soccer corridor of Famer
By Marc Gopin
Contemporary years have obvious a meteoric upward push within the energy and significance of prepared faith in lots of components of the area. while, there was an important raise in violence perpetrated within the identify of faith. whereas a lot has been written at the courting among violence and spiritual militancy, background indicates that non secular humans have additionally performed a severe position in peacemaking inside quite a few cultures. within the new century, will faith carry upon extra catastrophes? Or will it offer human civilization with equipment of care, therapeutic, and the production of peaceable and simply societies?
during this groundbreaking booklet, Marc Gopin integrates the research of faith with the examine of clash solution. He argues that faith can play a severe position in developing an international neighborhood of shared ethical commitments and vision--a group that may restrict clash to its nonviolent, positive sort. If we learn non secular myths and ethical traditions, Gopin argues, we will comprehend why and whilst non secular humans come to violence, and why and once they turn into staunch peacemakers. He indicates that it's the conservative expression of so much non secular traditions that offers the most important problem by way of peace and clash. Gopin considers how one can build conventional paradigms which are dedicated to peacemaking on a deep point and gives any such paradigm for the case of Judaism. all through, Gopin emphasizes that constructing the opportunity of the world's religions for dealing with clash calls for a wakeful approach at the a part of peacemakers and theologians. His cutting edge and thoroughly argued research additionally bargains a extensive set of options for coverage planners either inside and out of government.
By Monica R. Miller
Religion and Hip Hop brings jointly the class of faith, Hip Hop cultural modalities and the demographic of adlescent. Bringing postmodern conception and important methods within the research of faith to undergo on Hip Hop cultural practices, this booklet examines how students in spiritual and theological reviews have deployed and approached faith while interpreting Hip Hop facts. utilizing current empirical reviews on early life and faith to the cultural feedback of the arts, Religion and Hip Hop argues that universal between present scholarship is a skinny interrogation of the class of faith. As such, Miller demands a redescription of faith in well known cultural research - a problem she additional explores and advances via quite a few materialist engagements.
Going past the conventional and extra universal method of examining rap lyrics, from movie, dance, to digital truth, Religion and Hip Hop takes a clean method of exploring the paranoid posture of the spiritual in renowned cultural kinds, through going past what "is" non secular approximately Hip Hop tradition. fairly, Miller explores what rhetorical makes use of of faith in Hip Hop tradition accomplish for numerous and sometimes competing social and cultural interests.
By T. J. Wray, Gregory Mobley
Of all of the demons, monsters, fiends, and ogres to preoccupy the western mind's eye in literature, paintings, and movie, no determine has been extra feared―or misunderstood--than devil. yet how actual are the preferred photos of devil? How--and why--did this really minor biblical personality morph into the very embodiment of evil? T.J. Wray and Gregory Mobley consultant readers on a trip to retrace Satan's biblical roots. enticing and informative, The start of devil is a needs to learn for someone who has ever puzzled concerning the origins of the Devil.
By Gavin Hyman
The previous few years have obvious a impressive surge of well known curiosity within the subject of atheism. Books approximately atheism through writers like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have figured prominently in bestseller lists and feature attracted common dialogue within the media. The ubiquity of public debates approximately atheism, in particular in awake competition to the perceived social danger posed by means of religion and faith, has been startling. in spite of the fact that, as Gavin Hyman issues out, regardless of their incidence and recognition, what usually characterizes those debates is an absence of nuance and class. they are often shrill, blind to the historic complexity of debates approximately trust, and have a tendency to lapse into cartoon. what's wanted is a transparent and good proficient presentation of ways atheistic principles originated and built, with a view to remove darkness from their modern relevance and alertness. That activity is what the writer undertakes right here. Exploring the increase of atheism as an specific philosophical place (notably within the paintings of Denis Diderot), Hyman lines its improvement within the later rules of Descartes, Locke, and Berkeley. Drawing additionally at the paintings of latest students like Amos Funkenstein and Michael J Buckley, the writer exhibits that, due to the fact that in contemporary theology the idea that of God which atheists negate is altering, the triumph of its advocates will not be particularly as unequivocal as Hitchens and Dawkins might have us believe.
Critically exploring clinical proposal in a cultural milieu with out discernible impression from the eu Enlightenment, Being Human unearths an in a different way disregarded intersection of early sleek sensibilities and spiritual values in conventional Tibetan drugs. It additional reviews the difference of Buddhist suggestions and values to clinical issues and indicates vital dimensions of Buddhism's function within the improvement of Asian and international civilization.
Through its targeted concentration and complicated interpreting of resource materials, Being Human provides an important bankruptcy within the better historiography of technology and faith. The e-book opens with the daring achievements in Tibetan scientific representation, statement, and establishment development in the course of the interval of the 5th Dalai Lama and his regent, Desi Sangye Gyatso, then seems to be again to the paintings of past thinkers, tracing a strategically astute dialectic among scriptural and empirical authority on questions of background and the character of human anatomy. It follows key transformations among medication and Buddhism in attitudes towards gender and intercourse and the ethical personality of the health care provider, who needed to serve either the patient's and the practitioner's wellbeing and fitness. Being Human eventually reveals that Tibetan clinical students absorbed moral and epistemological different types from Buddhism but shied clear of perfect structures and absolutes, as an alternative embracing the imperfectability of the human condition.
By Gray Tuttle, Kurtis R. Schaeffer
Covering the social, cultural, and political improvement of Tibet from the 7th century to the trendy interval, this source reproduces crucial, hard-to-find essays from the earlier fifty years of Tibetan reviews, besides a number of new contributions. starting with Tibet's emergence as a nearby strength and concluding with its profound modern changes, the gathering is either a normal and particular historical past, connecting the activities of people, groups, and associations to broader old traits shaping Asia and the realm. With contributions from American, French, German, Italian, chinese language, jap, and Tibetan students, the anthology displays the foreign personality of Tibetan reviews and its a number of, interdisciplinary views. through a long way the main concise scholarly anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader attracts a transparent portrait of Tibet's background, its relation to its friends, and its position in international affairs.
By G. R. Potter
Huldrych Zwingli used to be well known as a humanist and admirer of Erasmus while he got here to Zurich from Glarus and Einsiedeln in 1519. The phases of the Zwinglian Reformation there have been marked via the assault on obligatory fasting, photographs in church buildings and the doctrine of purgatory, culminating within the rejection of the sacrificial nature of the mass. Like Luther, Zwingli authorised sola scripture because the purely criterion through which non secular ideals have been to be judged, yet he parted corporation with Luther at the relevant factor of the character of the eucharist. Their war of words at Marburg didn't result in contract. one other very important problem got here from the Anabaptists, who rejected little one baptism, army carrier, oaths and check of tithe. Zwingli's many verbal and written discussions with them and his family with Grebel, Mentz, Blaurock and Hubmaier shape a part of the tale.