America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story

By Bruce Feiler

The exodus tale is America's tale.

Moses is our actual founding father.

during this groundbreaking e-book, New York Times bestselling writer Bruce Feiler travels via touchstones in American historical past and strains the biblical prophet's impact from the Mayflower via this day. Feiler visits the island the place the pilgrims spent their first Sabbath, climbs the bell tower the place the freedom Bell was once inscribed with a quote from Moses, retraces the Underground Railroad the place "Go Down, Moses" was once the nationwide anthem of slaves, and dons the gown Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments.

One half experience tale, one half literary detective tale, one half exploration of religion in modern lifestyles, America's Prophet takes readers from Gettysburg to Selma, the Silver reveal to the Oval place of work, to appreciate how Moses formed the nation's personality. America's Prophet is an exhilarating unique paintings of heritage that might perpetually swap how we view the United States, our religion and our destiny.

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Woran ich glaube: Ein Muslim und ein Christ im Gespräch (German Edition)

By Badru D. Kateregga, David W. Shenk

Dieses Buch zeigt, wie ein Muslim und ein Christ miteinander über ihren Glauben sprechen können."
Oberkirchenrat i. R. Dr. Martin Affolderbach im Vorwort

"Wenn guy die Kriege der Vergangenheit nicht mit den Waffen der Gegenwart wiederholen will, brauchen wir das Gespräch miteinander."
Wolf D. Ahmed Aries im Vorwort

Millionen von Muslimen und Christen sind Nachbarn. Dennoch wissen sie oft wenig voneinander. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie es trotz großer Unterschiede gelingen kann, den eigenen Glauben zu bezeugen und respektvoll aufeinander zu hören. Die Verfasser, ein christlicher und ein muslimischer Theologe, sind enge Freunde.

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The Quest of the Historical Jesus

By Albert Schweitzer

Groundbreaking learn that verified the recognition of the famed theologian strains the quest for the old individual of Jesus. Schweitzer examines works of greater than fifty 18th- and 19th-century authors and students and concludes that some of the past historic reconstructions of Christ have been principally fantasies. The criterion for all next studies.

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Christian History: An Introduction

By Alister E. McGrath

A significant new advent to the worldwide historical past of Christianity, written by way of one of many world’s top theologians and writer of diverse bestselling textbooks. 

  • Provides a really worldwide evaluation by means of exploring the advance of Christianity and comparable concerns in Asia, Latin the USA and Africa, and never simply concentrating on Western concerns
  • Spanning greater than millennia and mixing components of theology, background, and tradition, it lines the advance of all 3 branches of Christianity – Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox – supplying context to Christianity’s origins and its hyperlinks to Judaism
  • Looks past denominational background at Christianity’s influence on contributors, society, politics, and highbrow concept, in addition to on artwork, structure, and the common sciences
  • Combines McGrath’s acute old sensibility with bold organizational ability, breaking the fabric down into obtainable, self-contained ancient periods
  • Offers an available and student-oriented textual content, assuming very little develop theological or ancient wisdom at the a part of the reader

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The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?

By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

“Whether you finish that this publication is the main alarming heresy of the millennium or the mummy of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries merits to be read.”
-- fortress worthy celebrity -Telegram

What if . . .
* there have been totally no proof for the lifestyles of a ancient Jesus?
* for millions of years Pagans had additionally a Son of God?
* this Pagan savior used to be additionally born of a virgin at the twenty-fifth of December ahead of 3 shepherds, became water into wine at a marriage, died and was once resurrected, and provided his physique and blood as a Holy Communion?
* those Pagan myths were rewritten because the gospel of Jesus Christ?
* the earliest Gnostic Christians knew that the Jesus tale was once a myth?
* Christianity became out to be a continuation of Paganism through one other identify?

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The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing from Your Bible

By Joel M. Hoffman

The Bible you always learn isn't the whole tale. a few holy writings have been disregarded for political or theological purposes, others just because of the actual regulations of historic bookmaking know-how. now and then, the compilers of the Bible skipped info that they assumed every body knew. a few passages have been even passed over by means of accident.

In The Bible's slicing Room Floor, acclaimed writer and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman offers the tales and different texts that did not make it into the Bible even supposing they provide penetrating perception into the Bible and its teachings.

The publication of Genesis tells us approximately Adam and Eve's time within the backyard of Eden, yet no longer their saga when they get kicked out or the teachings they've got for us approximately stable and evil. The Bible introduces us to Abraham, however it does not contain the troubling tale of his youth, and is the reason how he got here to reject idolatry to develop into the daddy of monotheism. And whereas there are just a hundred and fifty Psalms in trendy Bible, there was once many more.

Dr. Hoffman deftly brings those and different old scriptural texts to existence, exploring how they provide new solutions to a couple of the main basic and common questions humans ask approximately their lives. a magnificent combination of background, linguistics, and spiritual scholarship, The Bible's slicing Room Floor unearths what is lacking out of your Bible, who left it out, and why it's so important.

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This Incredible Need to Believe (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)

"Unlike Freud, i don't declare that faith is simply an phantasm and a resource of neurosis. The time has come to acknowledge, with out being scared of 'frightening' both the devoted or the agnostics, that the background of Christianity ready the realm for humanism."

So writes Julia Kristeva during this provocative paintings, which skillfully upends our entrenched rules approximately faith, trust, and the concept and paintings of a well known psychoanalyst and critic. With discussion and essay, Kristeva analyzes our "incredible have to believe"--the inexorable push towards religion that, for Kristeva, lies on the center of the psyche and the heritage of society. studying the lives, theories, and convictions of Saint Teresa of Avila, Sigmund Freud, Donald Winnicott, Hannah Arendt, and different contributors, she investigates the intersection among the need for God and the shadowy quarter during which trust is living.

Kristeva means that humans are shaped through their have to think, starting with our first makes an attempt at speech and following via to our adolescent look for id and that means. Kristeva then applies her perception to modern non secular clashes and the plight of immigrant populations, particularly these of Islamic beginning. no matter if we now not place confidence in God, Kristeva argues, we needs to think in human future and inventive danger. Reclaiming Christianity's openness to self-questioning and the hunt for wisdom, Kristeva urges a "new form of politics," person who restores the integrity of the human community.

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Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

By Robert Benedetto

As its identify implies, the Reformed culture grew out of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. The Reformed church buildings examine themselves to be the Catholic Church reformed. The circulate originated within the reform efforts of Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) of Zurich and John Calvin (1509-1564) of Geneva. even supposing the Reformed circulation used to be established upon many Protestant leaders, it was once Calvin's tireless paintings as a author, preacher, instructor, and social and ecclesiastical reformer that supplied a considerable physique of literature and an ethos from which the Reformed culture grew. this day, the Reformed church buildings are a multicultural, multiethnic, and multinational phenomenon. the second one variation of the historic Dictionary of the Reformed church buildings comprises details at the significant personalities, occasions, evidence, events, and ideology of the Reformed church buildings. this is often performed via an inventory of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on leaders, personalities, occasions, proof, events, and ideology of the Reformed church buildings.

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Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

By Gerald O'Collins

Regardless of an extended historical past of exterior threats and inner strife, the Roman Catholic Church and the wider phenomenon of Catholicism stay an enormous and precious presence into the 3rd millennium of worldwide background. What are the origins of the Catholic Church? How has Catholicism replaced and tailored to such huge and numerous cultural affects over the centuries? What nice demanding situations does the Catholic Church now face within the twenty-first century, either inside its personal existence and in its relation to others around the globe? during this Very brief advent, Gerald O'Collins attracts at the most sensible present scholarship on hand to respond to those questions and to provide, in transparent and available language, a clean advent to the most important and oldest establishment on the planet. O'Collins explains in actual fact and concisely the place the Catholic Church comes from, what it believes and practices, the sacraments and the Church's ethical instructing, and the place it really is heading. The e-book additionally incorporates a timeline of occasions within the heritage of Catholicism and precious feedback for additional reading.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions provide an creation to a few of life's finest issues. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern brooding about the crucial difficulties and matters in hundreds and hundreds of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.

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