The A to Z of the Baptists by William H. Brackney

By William H. Brackney

With a hundred and ten million contributors world wide, Baptists are handed simply via Roman Catholic and Orthodox teams because the biggest phase of Christians. The time period "Baptist" has its origins with the Anabaptists, the denomination traditionally associated with the English Separatist flow of the sixteenth century. even though Baptist church buildings can be found during the international, the biggest crew of Baptists lives within the Southern usa, and the Baptist religion has traditionally exerted a robust effect in that zone of the country.The A to Z of the Baptists relates the heritage of the Baptist Church via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 1000s of cross-referenced dictionary entries on very important occasions, doctrines, and the church founders, leaders, and different favourite figures who've made remarkable contributions. This quantity commemorates the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Baptist circulate in 1609.

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Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution (John W. Kluge by Professor Jaroslav Pelikan

By Professor Jaroslav Pelikan

Either the Bible and the structure have the prestige of "Great Code," yet every one of those very important texts is debatable in addition to enigmatic. they're requested to talk to events that their authors couldn't have expected on their lonesome. during this ebook, one in all our best non secular historians brings his substantial wisdom of the historical past of biblical interpretation to undergo at the query of constitutional interpretation. Jaroslav Pelikan compares the tools through which the authentic interpreters of the Bible and the Constitution-the Christian Church and the ideally suited courtroom, respectively-have approached the need of examining, and reinterpreting, their very important texts. regardless of visible ameliorations, either texts require shut, word-by-word exegesis, an information of reviews that experience long gone earlier than, and a willingness to invite new questions of outdated codes, Pelikan observes. He probes for solutions to the query of what makes whatever authentically "constitutional" or "biblical," and he demonstrates how an knowing of both biblical interpretation or constitutional interpretation can light up the opposite in very important methods.

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The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish by Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton

By Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton

The highbrow Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse argues that the Judaic and Christian heirs of Scripture followed, and tailored to their very own reasons and projects, Greek philosophical modes of suggestion and argument. The authors discover how the earliest intellectuals of Christianity and Judaism formed a convention of articulated clash and reasoned argument within the look for non secular fact that was once to be shared via carrying on with that argument with others.Neusner and Chilton research, utilizing the formative assets of Judaism and Christianity, the literary media of variation and reform: accurately the place and the way we establish within the starting place writings of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism the recent opposing modes of articulated clash and reasoned argument that via Christianity and Judaism, Greek philosophy and technology bequeathed to the West.

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Religious Revolutionaries: The Rebels Who Reshaped American by Robert C. Fuller

By Robert C. Fuller

During this smart and interesting examine the U.S. and non secular freedom, Robert C. Fuller introduces us to spiritual revolutionaries who, in very detailed methods, formed American non secular culture and fought to set up new varieties of spirituality. Chronological in scope, non secular Revolutionaries takes us from Puritanism and Calvinism in America's colonial interval to present-day trust platforms. We meet spiritual rebels who're widely known, resembling Thomas Jefferson, the architect of our constitutional warrantly of non secular freedom. We meet Andrew Jackson Davis, America's first trance channeler and forceful champion of the interior divinity of each individual. we're brought to Mary Daly, who overtly faced the sexist bias of so much prepared faith. We additionally know about trailblazers similar to Phineas P. Quimby, who challenged the Protestant theology of his day and whose principles grew to become the root for Christian technological know-how philosophy, and James Cone, the daring spokesperson for black strength and black spirituality. spiritual Revolutionaries is a page-turner that makes a speciality of the folks who formed faith within the usa, however it is usually an enthralling trip during the historical past of our different kingdom.

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Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular by Martin Beck Matustik

By Martin Beck Matustik

Not anyone will deny that we are living in an international the place evil exists. yet how are we to come back to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical depth? Martin Beck Matu?t?k considers evil to be much more appreciably evil than formerly notion and to became all too standard in lifestyle. whereas we will identify quite a few ethical wrongs and particular cruelties, Matu?t?k continues that radical evil understood as a spiritual phenomenon calls for a non secular reaction the place the language of desire, forgiveness, redemption, and love can take us past unspeakable damage and irreparable violence. Drawing upon the paintings of Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, this paintings is written as a chain of meditations. Matu?t?k provides a daring new manner of facing certainly one of humanity's so much intractable difficulties.

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Online Arab Spring: Social Media and Fundamental Change by Reza Jamali

By Reza Jamali

What's the position of social media on basic switch in Arab international locations within the center East and North Africa? Online Arab Spring responds to this question, contemplating 5 international locations: Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, and Tunisia, besides extra examples. The ebook asks why the penetration price for social media differs in numerous international locations: are mental and social components at play? every one bankruptcy considers nationwide identification, the legitimacy challenge, social capital, details and media literacy, and socialization. non secular attitudes are brought as a key think about social media, with Arabic international locations within the heart East and North Africa being characterised by way of Islamic developments. The perception won might be invaluable for analysing on-line social media results across the world, and predicting destiny hobbies in a social context.

  • provides leading edge interdisciplinary study, incorporating media reviews, cultural elements, id and psychology
  • presents an in depth research of things resembling nationwide historical past, cultural homogeneity, trust process and client ethnocentrism
  • focuses on non secular attitudes within the context of on-line media

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The End of an Illusion: How Bart Ehrman's "Did Jesus Exist?" by Earl Doherty

By Earl Doherty

This book-length rebuttal via Earl Doherty to Bart Ehrman's a lot expected and abruptly disappointing case for an historic Jesus ("Did Jesus Exist?", released March 2012) first seemed in installments from March to August 2012 at the Vridar weblog (under copyright), and is now being provided in book shape, with broad minor revisions. It addresses nearly each declare and argument recommend by way of Ehrman in his ebook, and demonstrates not just the faultiness and inadequacy of these arguments, however the measure to which the writer has been responsible of quite a number fallacy, certain pleading, and transparent a priori bias opposed to the very proposal of mythicism and those that put it on the market. In "Did Jesus Exist?" historicism has proven the financial ruin of its case for an ancient Jesus, whereas in "The finish of an phantasm" Earl Doherty has either uncovered the issues of Bart Ehrman's publication and extra built the case for the non-existence of any conventional founding father of Christianity.

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The innateness of myth : a new interpretation of Joseph by Rensma, Ritske; Jung, Jung Carl Gustav; Campbell, Joseph

By Rensma, Ritske; Jung, Jung Carl Gustav; Campbell, Joseph

Joseph Campbell (1904-1988) was once some of the most recognized and well known students of fantasy and comparative faith of the 20 th century. His paintings, despite the fact that, hasn't ever absolutely obtained the same quantity of scholarly curiosity and demanding mirrored image that a few of his contemporaries have acquired.

In this publication, in keeping with vast learn within the Joseph Campbell Archive in Santa Barbara, Ritske Rensma indicates that reflecting on C.G. Jung's effect on Campbell enormously furthers our figuring out of those rules, and that after this aim is completed it turns into seen that Campbell was once a student whose principles are nonetheless of importance this present day. Following Jung's lead, Campbell placed nice emphasis at the innate buildings of the brain, an procedure which pre-echoes the present 'evolutionary flip' in fields equivalent to cognitive conception, psychology, psychiatry and neurobiology.

This research will for this reason not only be of curiosity to scholars and students attracted to mental ways to the examine of faith in addition to Jung and Campbell, but additionally to these with an curiosity in contemporary advancements within the above-mentioned fields

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