Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth by Torkel Brekke

By Torkel Brekke

This e-book examines spiritual transformation in South Asia within the nineteenth century, possibly crucial interval of non secular switch within the heritage of the zone. by way of taking a look at a few impressive members from diversified religions the publication sheds mild at the questions that lie on the center of later nationalist discourse: who's a Hindu? who's a Buddhist? what's the courting among the non secular groups of South Asia?

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Historical Dictionary of Calvinism by Stuart D.B. Picken

By Stuart D.B. Picken

Calvinism is called after sixteenth century Reformer, John Calvin whose total theology is contained in his Institutes of the Christian faith (1559). Calvin's theology and ecclesiology supplied the basis upon which the Reformed church buildings of Europe have been equipped. It was once a finished and punctiliously expounded replacement to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and was once designed to show their weaknesses and current a view of the Christian religion that used to be a reformed model of the previous faith.The historic Dictionary of Calvinism relates the heritage of its founder John Calvin, the Reformed Church, and the impression that Calvinism has had within the sleek global in addition to an account of recent and modern advancements in the non secular, political, and social tradition it has created. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, an in depth bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on techniques, major figures, locations, actions, and classes. This ebook is a wonderful entry aspect for college kids, researchers, and an individual eager to be aware of extra approximately Calvinism.

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Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the by Douglas M. Johnston Jr.

By Douglas M. Johnston Jr.

How may still the us take care of the jihadist problem and different non secular imperatives that permeate state-of-the-art geopolitical panorama? Religion, Terror, and blunder: U.S. overseas coverage and the problem of religious Engagement argues that what is required is a longer-term technique of cultural engagement, subsidized by means of a deeper knowing of ways others view the area and what's very important to them. The capacity wherein that may be finished are the topic of this book.

The paintings realizes 3 very important initiatives. It indicates how the us can reposition itself to deal extra successfully with the causal components that underlie non secular extremism; bargains a successor to the rational-actor version of decision-making that has heretofore excluded ''irrational'' components like faith; and indicates a brand new paradigm for U.S. management in anticipation of tomorrow's multipolar global. Describing how the U.S. should still realign itself to deal extra successfully with the criteria underlying non secular extremism, this cutting edge treatise explains how present features should be redirected to answer the problem and identifies extra services that would be had to entire the task.

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L'Apocalisse (Farsi un'idea) by Piero Stefani

By Piero Stefani

Una parola che evoca eventi ineluttabili, senso di angoscia, visioni enigmatiche,
simboli indecifrabili: Apocalisse significa prima di tutto rivelazione; di che cosa? Di
una serie di catastrofi che preannunciano los angeles superb del mondo? Dell'avvento di una realtà
nuova piena di gioia e priva di morte? Della signoria di Gesù Cristo sulla storia?
Parlare di Apocalisse significa riferirsi a un genere letterario e a una corrente
religiosa, ma soprattutto all'ultimo testo del Nuovo Testamento, conosciuto come
Apocalisse di Giovanni. Il quantity - attraverso l. a. storia, los angeles letteratura, l'arte -
propone un viaggio nel mondo visionario e simbolico della rivelazione che sigilla la
Scrittura.

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Hieroglyphs: A very short introduction by Penelope Wilson

By Penelope Wilson

Hieroglyphs have been excess of a language. They have been an omnipresent and omnipotent strength in speaking the messages of old Egyptian tradition for over 3 thousand years. This historical kind of expression was once used as artwork, as a way of determining Egyptian-ness, even for communique with the gods. during this fascinating new research, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural value of hieroglyphs with an emphasis on formerly ignored parts reminiscent of cryptography and the ongoing decoding of the script nowa days. She covers issues just like the origins of writing in Egypt, hieroglyphic script and the Egyptian language, hieroglyphs and artwork, scribes and daily writing. She additionally examines the robust fascination hieroglyphs nonetheless carry for us today.This e-book is the right reference for somebody with an curiosity within the interesting civilization of old Egypt.

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Frontiers of Heresy: The Spanish Inquisition from the Basque by E. William Monter

By E. William Monter

Frontiers of Heresy is likely one of the first significant English-language contributions to the background of the Spanish Inquisition due to the fact that Henry Charles Lea accomplished his vintage curvey 80 years in the past. concentrating on the lands past Castile, Professor Monter analyzes the actions of the Holy place of work in the course of an 'Aragonese Century' (1530–1630) while those frontier tribunals have been its such a lot lively components. This 'other' Spanish Inquisition nearly overlooked switched over Jews and their descendants, yet brutally careworn Moriscos and immigrant employees from France; it carried out approximately as many folks for sodomy as for heresy. regardless of competition from neighborhood elites, the Inquisition played many providers for the king, sending millions of heretics to the galleys or even shooting horse-smugglers alongside the Pyrenees. Frontiers of Heresy is predicated upon a major number of archival resources, and represents an important reappraisal of 1 of an important but misunderstood associations of early smooth Europe.

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Ethics : a liberative approach by Miguel A. De La Torre

By Miguel A. De La Torre

This survey textual content for spiritual ethics and theological ethics classes explores how moral strategies outlined as liberationist, which at the start was once a Latin American Catholic phenomenon, is almost immediately show up worldwide and in the usa throughout assorted racial, ethnic, and gender teams. Authored via numerous individuals, this booklet elucidates how the powerless and disenfranchised inside marginalized groups hire their non secular ideals to articulate a liberationist/liberative spiritual moral standpoint. scholars will therefore understand the variety latest in the liberative moral discourse and recognize which students and texts to learn and may come upon sensible how one can extra social justice

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Philosophers and Religious Leaders by Christian von Dehsen

By Christian von Dehsen

Philosophers and spiritual Leaders presents a synopsis of the lives and legacies of 2 hundred women and men from the parts of faith and philosophy who've "changed the world." those participants have built, prolonged, or exemplified principles basic to the best way people understand the that means and objective in their personal lives and in their societies. a few have challenged winning convictions and labored for fast swap in the course of their lifetimes; others have proposed new modes of pondering that experience flourished simply after their passing.

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Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of by Wade Clark Roof

By Wade Clark Roof

Written with a 'hands on' method, non secular market takes the reader on a exploration of what drives America's religion. The vintage Catholic & Protestant versions now not appear to be operating the way in which the used to. And but american citizens proceed to spot with a few kind of religion. the most recent development of describing oneself as 'spiritual now not spiritual' is mirrored in a marketplace which prusues and explores possible choices to traditions that not appear to healthy contemporary way of life. Roof deals nice insights. The publication retains the reader engrossed and curious. well worth the funding.

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