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God-Fearing and Free

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This challenging work argues for the importance of spirituality in Cold War America. It was the first period when the nation, teetering between patriotism and doubt about the global future, became a superpower. It was also the last period during which America’s leaders and ministers regularly proclaimed that the nation was not free of sin. Stevens traces two movements in the culture of this time. The first is a recoiling from the alleged innocence of the 1930s-- the Red Decade-- and the formation of a Cold War sensibility in the late 1940s-50s. This sensibility was grounded in sobriety, in the rejection of utopia, in a neo- Judeo-Christian image of human nature tainted by sin and in the tacit or explicit support for a pro-American anti-communism. The second movement is the fragmentation of this early Cold War sensibility and its passing into obsolescence by the 1960s. Covering a wide selection of narrative and cultural forms – including theology, fiction, film noir, journalism, and confessional biography –Stevens demonstrates how writers, artists, and intellectuals-- the devout as well as the non-religious-- disseminated the terms of this cultural dialogue, disputing, refining, and challenging it.

Freedom of Religion, Secularism, and Human Rights

Freedom of Religion, Secularism, and Human Rights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nehal Bhuta
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192540092
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This interdisciplinary volume examines the relationship between secularism, freedom of religion and human rights in legal, theoretical, historical and political perspective. It brings together chapters from leading scholars of human rights, law and religion, political theory, religious studies and history, and provides insights into the state of the debate about the relationship between these concepts. Comparative in orientation, its chapters draw on constitutional and political discourses and experience not only from Western Europe and the United States, but also from India, the Arab world, and Malaysia.

The FBI and Religion

The FBI and Religion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sylvester A. Johnson,Steven Weitzman
Editor: Univ of California Press
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a long and tortuous relationship with religion over almost the entirety of its existence. As early as 1917, the Bureau began to target religious communities and groups it believed were hotbeds of anti-American politics. Whether these religious communities were pacifist groups that opposed American wars, or religious groups that advocated for white supremacy or direct conflict with the FBI, the Bureau has infiltrated and surveilled religious communities that run the gamut of American religious life. The FBI and Religion recounts this fraught and fascinating history, focusing on key moments in the Bureau’s history. Starting from the beginnings of the FBI before World War I, moving through the Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War, up to 9/11 and today, this book tackles questions essential to understanding not only the history of law enforcement and religion, but also the future of religious liberty in America.

The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion

The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason A. Edwards,Joseph M. Valenzano, III
Editor: Lexington Books
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The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion by Jason A. Edwards,Joseph M. Valenzano, III Summary

This book examines the rhetoric of the Founding Fathers, activists, presidents, and contemporary actors who play a large role in helping to define American civil religion. It demonstrates how America’s civil religion is forged through contestations of its beliefs, rituals, places, events, and myths by different groups and individuals.

Theatrical Reality

Theatrical Reality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis Lis
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426937514
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When the guys gather weekly at Johns pub, it seems as if no topic is off-limits for these middle-aged men as they ponder the state of life and the world over a cold beer. Many of the guys are regulars, and they come to the table from many walks of life. Theres Henry, of Russian-Jewish descent; Sal, a Cuban; Chip, the Irish Republican; and George, an American biblical Christian black man. The men hash out and discuss an array of topics such as the role of big business, alcohol as a drug, homosexuality, Jews in America, multiculturism, materialism, political correctness, the death penalty, abortion, religion and the role of God, and immigration and race. There isnt a topic they wont tackle. Peppered with historical background and with a glimpse into the future, these lively conversations provide insight into the important political situations in the world and nation today.

No Accident, Comrade

No Accident, Comrade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Belletto
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199909628
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No Accident, Comrade argues that chance became a complex yet conflicted cultural signifier during the Cold War, when a range of thinkers--politicians, novelists, historians, biologists, sociologists, and others--contended that totalitarianism denied the very existence and operation of chance in the world. They claimed that the USSR perpetrated a vast fiction on its population, a fiction amplified by the Soviet view that there is no such thing as chance or accident, only manifestations of historical law (hence the popular American refrain used to refer to Marxism: "It was no accident, Comrade"). By reading an expansive range of American novels published between 1947-2005, alongside nonfiction texts by the likes of Jerzy Kosinski, Daniel Bell, Ian Hacking, and mid-century game theorists, No Accident, Comrade explains how associations of chance with democratic freedom and the denial of chance with totalitarianism circulated in Cold War America. Chance became tied to the liberties of U.S. democracy, whereas its eradication or denial became symptomatic of Soviet tyranny. With works by Nabokov, Ellison, Pynchon, Didion, DeLillo, Colson Whitehead, and many others, Steven Belletto shows how writers developed innovative strategies for dealing with and incorporating these ever-present beliefs about chance and its role in their culture. These newly developed narrative techniques allowed them to theorize, satirize, and make sense of the constantly changing relationship between the individual and the state during a largely rhetorical conflict.

The Koran Handbook

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AmericaOCOs recent interest in understanding the religious and cultural implications of Islam is evident: more than 15 translations of the Koran have appeared in recent years. But none of them aims at explaining and teaching Most are presented in a confusi"

Open The Door!

Open The Door! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Carswell
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847675085
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Joanna Bannerman, capricious, selfish and warm-hearted, passionately seeks life and ‘loveliness’. Certainly the bustling streets of Glasgow at the turn of the century promise much greater excitement than the solid evangelical background she has known hitherto. Her studies in the School of Art open up new horizons – of independence and love – and Joanna reaches for them all. First published in 1920, this novel powerfully evokes the image of a young woman ensnared yet ultimately released by her capacity for emotion. It contains a strong autobiographical element and is also a powerful evocation of the life and industry of the Second City of the Empire.

101 Reasons Why God Does Not Exist

101 Reasons Why God Does Not Exist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: GMSEED
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"Does God Exist?" – the age old question that has occupied humankind ever since the concept of God was conjured up. There are several atheist books currently on the shelves that tackle this question but this book differs by presenting 101 short and concise standalone arguments against God’s existence. The Reasons make for thought provoking and compelling reading. An ideal book to dip into at random, “101 Reasons Why God Does Not Exist” is essential reading for negating the irrational and illogical dogma of religion. This book consists of 101 Reasons why BigG doesn't exist. These range from Reason 1. "All Knowledgeable" with intermediate reasons such as 18. “Live A Life Of Fear”, 19. “Fondness For Beetles And Water”, 92. “Fanatic Literalism” and concluding with Reason 101. "Doublethink".

The Frontier in American History

The Frontier in American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frederick Jackson Turner
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776533674
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The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it actually helped to shape American democracy and institutions. This engaging volume explains and expands on Turner's Frontier Thesis, one of the most significant concepts in the study of American history.

Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Broome
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760872628
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The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in Richard Broome's typical lucid and imaginative style. This is an important work of great scholarship, passion and imagination.' - Professor Lynette Russell, Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying over two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern Australia. Broome's Aboriginal Australians has long been regarded as the most authoritative account of black-white relations in Australia. This fifth edition continues the story, covering the impact of the Northern Territory Intervention, the mining boom in remote Australia, the Uluru Statement, the resurgence of interest in traditional Aboriginal knowledge and culture, and the new generation of Aboriginal leaders. 'Richard Broome's historical analysis breaks the back of every theoretical argument about colonialism and establishes a clear pathway to understanding the present situation.' - Sharon Meagher, Aboriginal Education Development Officer, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

The Power of Praying® Through Fear

The Power of Praying® Through Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stormie Omartian
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
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Is Fear Affecting Your Life? Does it Ever Steal Your Peace and Disturb Your Sleep? In today's world, fear has become epidemic. It takes away our sense of well-being; stresses our mind, body, and soul; and can keep us from doing what we need to do. The good news is that you can enjoy freedom from damaging fear by establishing your heart and mind on the comforting truths of God and learning how to pray in power. Stormie Omartian shows you what to think, say, and pray the moment you sense fear in your heart, and what you can do to combat anxiety. She offers help for overcoming such life-inhibiting fears as: fear of rejection fear of evil fear of suffering fear of death fear of loss fear of the future As you rely on the Lord's strength to conquer fear, you will discover the distinction between the fear God does not want us to have, the fear God allows us to have, and the fear God wants us to have. Learn to pray and claim the power, love, and sound mind God has for you.

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Schaff
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
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It Will be Okay

It Will be Okay Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lysa TerKeurst
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718030435
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In the end, it will be okay because God is always with us. Whether we like it or not, growing up brings change. For many children, this conjures up fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How can kids learn that even when they face new and unfamiliar situations, they don't have to be afraid? Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand new circumstances--and they don't like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances, God is always with them. The whimsical art by Natalia Moore will put a smile on kids' faces and put their minds at ease. Just as Little Seed and Little Fox learn to trust that the Farmer is good and kind, children will also learn to trust God. This is a helpful resource for children who: are struggling with anxiety or fear have recently suffered the loss of a loved one are facing bullying or are having a hard time following a move Written by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, It Will Be Okay will help kids discover that, in the end, it really will be okay because we have a God who is good and kind and always with us.

The Forgotten Books of Eden

The Forgotten Books of Eden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rutherford Platt, Jr.,Jr. Rutherford H. Platt
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602065519
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The Forgotten Books of Eden by Rutherford Platt, Jr.,Jr. Rutherford H. Platt Summary

We are active, restless both in body and mind. Curiosity has replaced blind faith. We go groping, peering, searching, scornful of dogmas, back, further back to sources. And just as the physicist thrills at the universes he discovers as he works inward in the quest of his electrons, so the average man exults in his apprehension of fundamentals of psychology. New cults spring up, attesting to the Truth--as they see it--countless fleets of Theism, Buchmanism, Theosophy, Bahai'ism, etc., sail under brightly colored flags; and Atheism is flaunting itself on the horizon. Almost the passengers have turned pilots. Everyman is thinking for himself. The findings here--in this strange volume--bring the reader into a large inland sea, cut off from the traffic and the tempest that have sprung up in the West; and untouched by the crosscurrents of dogmas and presumptions that have cluttered historic centuries. Here is virgin water that gushes, troubled by abysmal forces only, out of the very earth itself.

Joseph Albo on Free Choice

Joseph Albo on Free Choice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shira Weiss
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190684437
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Scripture is replete with narratives that challenge a variety of philosophical concepts; including morality, divine benevolence, and human freedom. Free choice, a significant and much debated concept in medieval philosophy, continues to be of great interest to contemporary philosophers and others. However, scholarship in biblical studies has primarily focused on compositional history, philology, and literary analysis, not on the examination of the philosophy implied in biblical texts. In this book, Shira Weiss focuses on the Hebrew Bible's encounter with the philosophical notion of free choice, as interpreted by the fifteenth-century Spanish Jewish philosopher Joseph Albo in one of the most popular Hebrew works in the corpus of medieval Jewish philosophy: Albo's Examining narratives commonly interpreted as challenging human freedom--the Binding of Isaac, the Hardening of Pharaoh's Heart, the Book of Job, and God's Choice of Israel--Albo puts forward innovative arguments that preserve the concept of free choice in these texts. Despite the popularity of The Book of Principles, Albo has been commonly dismissed as an unoriginal thinker. As a result, argues Weiss, the major original contribution of his philosophy-his theory of free choice as explained in unique exegetical interpretations-has been overlooked. This book casts new light on Albo by demonstrating both the central importance of his views on free choice in his philosophy and the creative ways in which they are presented.

Luther on Faith and Love

Luther on Faith and Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sun-young Kim
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451489765
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There has been a distinct tendency in modern scholarship to underestimate Luther’s teaching on love by overemphasizing his teaching on justification. Calling this tendency into question, this volume advances the thesis that Luther’s teaching on faith and love operates as the overriding thematic pair in the dynamics of Christ and the law—structurally and conceptually undergirding the 1535 Galatians commentary. The research situates itself in the landscape of Luther scholarship via a special attention to Finnish Luther scholars and scholarship. The project argues that in the discussion of proper righteousness and holiness, Luther’s redefined love emerges in harmony with faith. His views on Christian freedom, the Christ-given law of love, the twofold way of fulfilling the law, and his Christological premises demonstrate the logical rationale for reintroducing love. This love, designated as a fruit of faith, is incarnated in three major relations: love toward God, toward others, and toward self.

Freedom of Religion and Belief: A World Report

Freedom of Religion and Belief: A World Report Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Boyle,Juliet Sheen
Editor: Routledge
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Freedom of Religion and Belief: A World Report by Kevin Boyle,Juliet Sheen Summary

This report, the first of its kind yet to be published, provides a detailed and impartial account of how the individual's right to hold beliefs is understood, protected or denied throughout the world. Consisting of accessible, short edited entries based on drafts commissioned from experts living in the countries surveyed, it exposes persecution and discrimination in virtually all world regions. The book: * provides an analysis of United Nations standards of freedom of religion and belief * covers over fifty countries, divided into regions and introduced by a regional overview * covers themes including: the relationships between belief groups and the state; freedom to manifest belief in law and practice; religion and schools; religious minorities; new religious movements; the impact of beliefs on the status of women; and the extent to which conscientious objection to military service is recognised by governments * draws on examples of accommodation and co-operation between different religions and beliefs and identifies the main challenges to be overcome if the diversity of human conviction is to be established.

Fear, Exclusion and Revolution

Fear, Exclusion and Revolution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason McElligott
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351936859
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Between the years 1677 and 1691 the Puritan minister Roger Morrice compiled an astonishingly detailed record of public affairs in Britain. Running to almost a million words his 'Entring Book' provides a unique record of late seventeenth-century political and religious history. It charts the rise of British party politics, and the transformation of Puritanism into 'Whiggery' and Dissent. It provides a wealth of information on social and cultural history, as well as the relationships between the three Stuart kingdoms. All the essays in this volume have been inspired by the key concerns of the Entring Book: the palpable sense of the fear and foreboding in the 1680s; the long shadow cast by the mid-century civil war; the profound effect on Englishmen of events on the continent; and the anxieties and opportunities caused by a socially diffuse culture of news and information. In so doing they give a vivid sense of what it was like to live in England in the years before the Revolution and help to explain why that Revolution took place when it did, and why it took the particular form that it did. These chapters provide fresh and insightful perspectives on religion, politics and culture from established and emerging scholars on three continents. Taken together they offer a valuable introduction to the world of Roger Morrice, and will be an essential companion to the scholarly edition of the Entring Book.

What Happened on the Cross

What Happened on the Cross Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nick Peros
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ISBN: 1725263645
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What Happened on the Cross offers a new and biblical understanding of how salvation was accomplished upon the cross, showing that the Penal Substitution view, common since the 1500s, does not have a biblical basis, and also showing that the Christus Victor understanding is inadequate. The book is founded upon the understanding that Jesus Christ is the Second Adam, and that is the foundation of how we are to understand how salvation was accomplished. Both the shedding of blood and death were essential in the accomplishment of salvation, and What Happened on the Cross shows why these were essential. Using over 740 Scripture verses to make its argument, the book gives a comprehensive picture from Genesis to Revelation of the many aspects involved in the accomplishment of salvation--above all showing clearly that the cross had nothing to do with "punishment for sins"--our sins were never punished upon the cross, rather, our sins were forgiven. Understanding how salvation was accomplished upon the cross, and that it was about forgiveness, not punishment, both exalts God and his greatness, demonstrates his perfect love and justice, as well as liberates our hearts towards him.

101 Ways to Free Yourself Choose One

101 Ways to Free Yourself Choose One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David St Surin
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512760668
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101 Ways to Free Yourself Choose One by David St Surin Summary

This Book is filled with Inspirational Quotes that I myself was inspired by The Ruach Hakodesh to write. This Book is meant to inspire the masses uplift those whos Souls seem to be down casted. There is always a way to free yourself from the burdens of this world giving up is not one of them.

Running Scared

Running Scared Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward T. Welch
Editor: New Growth Press
ISBN: 1935273957
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In this faith-bolstering book, best-selling author Edward T. Welch investigates the roots of fear in the human heart and the ramifications of living in the grips of anxiety, worry, and dread. Running Scared explores how fear inescapably takes root in all of our lives—and how our race for the good life finds us all too often “running scared.” Welch encourages readers to discover for themselves how the Bible is full of beautiful words of comfort and peace for fearful people. Everyone is afraid of something, and Welch guides readers to see how Jesus enters in to fear. Within thirty topical meditations, Welch offers sound biblical theology, gospel answers, and moment-by-moment, thoughtful encouragement for those in a heart and mind battlefield of rampant, panic-stricken fear. This comprehensive primer on the topic of fear, worry, and the rest of God will have readers retreating to Scripture for invariable constancy, stalwart care, and robust comfort rather than human independence, control, and self-protectiveness. Running Scared affirms that, through Scripture, God speaks directly to our fears, including: Money and possessions People and their judgments Death, pain, suffering, and punishment Welch's lively text provides convincing evidences that humanity's struggle against active and dormant fears are countless. He presents the good news that God provides both the remedy and the cure for this malady in the person of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, and through powerful, life-altering promises in Scripture. Far more than merely another psychology "self-help" guide, Running Scared serves as a biblical road map to a life of serenity and security.

Free from Guilt

Free from Guilt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pat Simmons
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God’s desire is that everyone should be saved…including Cameron Jamieson. A tenth generation descendant of a royal African Tribe and the Jamieson’s leading genealogy sleuth, Cameron is accustomed to being the brains of a close-knit family. He’s multi-degreed from MIT in Boston, jaw-dropping fine, and financially secure. In his mind, Cameron’s got it all. When he meets the beautiful Gabrielle Dupree, her humble disposition and love for God reveals Cameron’s spiritual deficit. Every philosophical argument he throws her way, Gabrielle confronts with the truth of God’s Word, making him question his intellect. One by one, Cameron witnesses the men in his family submit to repentance and righteous living. He is absolutely determined not to go down without a fight. Gabrielle is a romantic at heart and she’s even secretly created a list of all the qualities she wants in a man—“God-fearing” is at the top. Then she finds herself attracted to Cameron. In order not to yield to temptation, she calls for spiritual backup. The Lord comes to her rescue, and Cameron won’t be able to explain what hit him.

A Foundation for Life And the Next

A Foundation for Life And the Next Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy Santos
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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The book is a topical commentary and Bible reference based on the Scriptures from the Old and New Testaments. After the introduction, the first section explains the Messiah's purpose and focuses on the foundations for salvation through the Messiah. The second section focuses on emotional topics and how they affect your relationship with the Messiah. The root of many emotional issues is caused by bitterness, so the causes of bitterness and forgiveness are explained in simple terms easily understood by the reader and how they affect salvation. Next the reader explores love, compassion mercy, pride and humility and how they affect their relationship with God. Digging deeper into the emotional issues the reader learns God's definition for lust and purity of heart. The next section deals with the intangible issues in the reader's life. This includes faith, sanctification, repentance and the importance of total surrender to God. The holy Spirit is explained in detail with an emphasis on His purpose for you. Section four covers some of the symbolism in the Bible and tries to help the reader see things from the cultural view of Jesus time. The desire is to help the reader understand how symbolism points to salvation and the importance of events symbolically. Section five covers almost all the parables of Jesus found in the Gospels. The parables are grouped into broad categories including: "The Kingdom of God," "Service and Obedience," "Prayer," "Humility," "God's Love," "Jesus Return," and "God's Values." The parables are explained in detail using the cultural setting of Jesus time. Section six is a brief overview of biblical history and Israel's history. The next section begins with a discussion about the rapture at Christ's second coming. The various points of view are discussed. Then the anti-Christ and False Prophet are explained. Revelation is covered extensively, but not by analyzing the symbolism. The first article is "Don't fear the book of Revelation," followed by "Revelation: The real Message," These articles explain the purpose and message for Revelation and try to remove the fear factor that most people feel. The final section is designed to challenge your thinking and bring you closer to God.


Enchiridion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arrian Epictetus
Editor: e-artnow
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Although the content is similar to the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses but rather a compilation of practical precepts. Eschewing metaphysics, Arrian focused his attention on Epictetus's work applying philosophy in daily life.The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus written down by Arrian c. 108 AD. There were originally eight books, but only four now remain in their entirety, along with a few fragments of the others.

Globalisation, Citizenship and the War on Terror

Globalisation, Citizenship and the War on Terror Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Mullard,Bankole Cole
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847208819
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Globalisation, Citizenship and the War on Terror by Maurice Mullard,Bankole Cole Summary

This is an important book. We are entering a new era. Mainstream politics has become decadent. We need to think afresh. This book helps that complicated process. The Rt Hon Clare Short MP This book explores globalisation and the war on terror in a world that is becoming increasingly and significantly polarised and in which dialogue is undermined. The authors contend that citizenship does not obey a static definition, and that its meaning is located in changing economic, social and political contexts. Equally, civil, political and social rights are continually being politically defined. The war on terror has, the book argues, influenced issues of civil liberties and prioritised the need for security over and above the protection of human rights: it has redefined the meaning of the rule of law. This wide-ranging collection of original papers explores the link between globalisation, citizenship and the war on terror. Drawing on principles and ideas from their individual areas of expertise, the contributors illustrate how the processes of globalisation and the war on terror are shaping and defining citizenship both globally and within nation states. They go on to examine the nature of globalisation and the war on terror via theoretical frameworks, analysis of current issues and by reflecting on existing literature and past events. Seeking to connect the war on terror with issues of racism, resisitance, global poverty and forms of organised violence and social control, this book will provide a stimulating, thought-provoking read for scholars of a wider range of research fields including international business, politics, criminology, sociology and development studies.

Lutheran Theology and Secular Law

Lutheran Theology and Secular Law Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie A. Failinger,Ronald W. Duty
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135199607X
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Lutheran Theology and Secular Law by Marie A. Failinger,Ronald W. Duty Summary

This collection brings together lawyers and theologians in the U.S. and Europe to reflect on Lutheran understandings of the political use of the law by secular governments. The book furthers the intellectual conversation about how Lutheran insights can be used to develop jurisprudence and specific solutions to legal issues in which there is strong conflict. It presents the basic theological and interpretive assumptions of the Lutheran tradition as they may inform the creation of legislation and judicial interpretation at local, national and international levels. The authors explore Luther’s conception of the foundations of modern secular law and understanding of vocation. The work discusses the application of Lutheran theological principles to contemporary issues such as the war on terror, native land rights, property law, family law, church and state, medical experimentation, and the criminal law of rape, providing ethical insights for lawyers and lawmakers.

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume V St. Augustine: Anti-Pelagian Writings

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume V St. Augustine: Anti-Pelagian Writings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Schaff
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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume V St. Augustine: Anti-Pelagian Writings by Philip Schaff Summary

"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume V of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will discover Saint Augustines rebuke of Pelagianism. This doctrine undermined Augustines beliefs because it claimed that original sin did not exist. Since there was no original sin, humans were saved or lost based solely on their own will. This further meant that Jesus, while a great teacher and model human being, did not die to save humanity, negating a large portion of Christian doctrine. Augustine believed that salvation was available only by the grace of God working in conjunction with mans decision to live a good life. Spiritual seekers and students of history will find this work a thorough defense of Catholic theology."

The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors

The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Reeve Robert Brenner
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The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors reveals the victims’ frank and thought-provoking answers to searching questions about their experiences: Was the Holocaust God’s will? Was there any meaning or purpose in the Holocaust? Was Israel worth the price six million had to pay? Did the experience in the death camps bring about an avowal of faith? A denial of God? A reaffirmation of religious belief? Did the Holocaust change beliefs about the coming of the Messiah, the Torah, the Jews as the chosen people, and the nature of God? Drawing on the responses of seven hundred survivors, Reeve Robert Brenner reveals the changes, rejections, reaffirmations, doubts, and despairs that have so profoundly affected the faith, practices, ideas, and attitudes of survivors, and, by extension, the entire Jewish people. Many survivors carried their deepest secrets and innermost beliefs silently, from internment to interment. But Brenner’s quest provided the impetus for many survivors to end their silence about the past and come forth with their feelings. In poignant vignettes scattered throughout the book, their answers to these profound questions are offered, disclosing ardent, overpowering passions and sensibilities.

Land, Faith and the Crofting Community

Land, Faith and the Crofting Community Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allan W. MacColl
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748626743
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This book probes the deep-rooted links between the land, the people and the religious culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands in the nineteenth century. The responses of the clergy to the social crisis which enveloped the region have often been characterised as a mixture of callous indifference, cowering deference or fatalistic passivity. Allan MacColl's pioneering research challenges such stereotypical representations of Highland ministers head-on. Land, Faith and the Crofting Community is the first full-scale examination of Christian social teaching in the nineteenth-century Gaidhealtachd and addresses a major gap in the historical understanding of Gaelic society. Seeking to lay bare the existing myths by a wide-ranging analysis of all the denominational, theological and social factors at play, this study boldly overturns the received scholarly and popular interpretations. A ground-breaking work, it explores a substantial but under-utilised field of evidence and questions whether or not Highland Christians "e; both clergy and laity "e; were committed to land reform as an engine of social improvement and conciliation. The Christian contribution to the development of a distinctively Highland identity "e; which found expression during the Crofters' War of the 1880s "e; is delineated, while wider links between theology and social philosophy are examined from beyond the perspective of the Highlands.

Delphi Complete Works of Epictetus (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Epictetus (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Epictetus
Editor: Delphi Classics
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A Greek Stoic philosopher of the first and second century, Epictetus settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus, where he founded his own school, which he called a ‘healing place for sick souls.’ There he taught a practical philosophy, which has been recorded by his principal student Arrian, the famous author of the historical work ‘Anabasis of Alexander’. The ‘Discourses’ present Epictetus’ Stoic ethics as broad and firm in method, and occasionally humorous and melancholic in spirit. The philosopher also presents a compelling example of the ideal Stoic man. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Epictetus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Epictetus’ life and works * Features the complete extant works of Epictetus, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introduction to the ‘Discourses’ * Provides two translations of the ‘Discourses’ and ‘Encheiridion’: George Long and W. A. Oldfather * W. A. Oldfather’s translation previously appeared in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Epictetus * Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Epictetus’ works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the chapters or works you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes Epictetus’ rare fragments, first time in digital print * Provides a special dual English and Greek text of ‘Encheiridion’ (the summary handbook of the ‘Discourses’), allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students * Features a bonus biography – discover Epictetus’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations DISCOURSES THE ENCHEIRIDION FRAGMENTS The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biography INTRODUCTION TO EPICTETUS by W. A. Oldfather Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Holy Spirit and Christian Testimonies

The Holy Spirit and Christian Testimonies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Marie
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St. John 4:23-24, ..".true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." Hebrews 8:10-11, ..".I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts... And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest." Jeremiah 23:23-24, "Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? ...Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD."

The Power of Love and Fear

The Power of Love and Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janice Elizabeth Bimm
Editor: Word Alive Press
ISBN: 1486612113
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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Lauren was raised in a good home by kind, hard-working, God-fearing parents. However, this did not guarantee her a pain-free life. At the age of sixty-eight, she finds herself looking back over two failed marriages, each one fraught with addiction and betrayal. Her dangerous relationship with alcohol has plagued her for years, and an ingrained aversion to sharing emotions keeps her pain buried and festering far beneath the surface of her coping mechanisms. However, on the other side of fear, freedom awaits. Walk with Lauren as she uncovers this universal truth: regardless of how badly you have been hurt, or how terrible a life experience may prove to be, you are able to survive it through forgiveness and love. There was hope for her, and there is hope for you, too.

Roles, Uniform and Authority

Roles, Uniform and Authority Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lilian Daniels
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291480730
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This is book for mother, it is book for the woman. The role of marriage and sex and as it relates to the Body of Christ in the creating one flesh as the Bible says, it should be. It is book that speaks and addresses the role of the women in the homes, societies and the Church of Christ, especially at this end times. It deals with pains, passion and the purposes of pains in the lives of individuals. It addresses the role of the Church as God's Lighthouse on earth. The Priesthood of believers, the origin and its continuity How to speak with the Voice of God It is a book of the mysteries of God concerning the woman and the motherhood of every woman, mysteries revealed. It addresses the question of the curse on the man and the woman Why was the woman was created for the man, was it to produce children, keep the house or was it for something very big and greater in purpose. Did God silence the woman from teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and was she prohibited by God not to hold any leadership position It speaks about the "Father make them one" Where there is neither male nor female The Voice of the Lord God walked in the Garden of Eden, can a voice walk, read all about it here in this book. This book is captivating, refreshing, equipping, eye opener, spiritual rejuvenating, comforting, guidance, and much more. Your life will be changed, transformed, quickened, provoked with a holy anger to arise to purpose

Religion and the Cold War

Religion and the Cold War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. Kirby
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1403919577
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Religion and the Cold War by D. Kirby Summary

Although seen widely as the twentieth-century's great religious war, as a conflict between the god-fearing and the godless, the religious dimension of the Cold War has never been subjected to a scholarly critique. This unique study shows why religion is a key Cold War variable. A specially commissioned collection of new scholarship, it provides fresh insights into the complex nature of the Cold War. It has profound resonance today with the resurgence of religion as a political force in global society.

Fear Not

Fear Not Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric H. F. Law
Editor: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827211333
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Learn how to face your fears and and live into courageous and faithful action with Fear Not. Americans live in a culture of fear, whether we know it or care to admit it. Who will attack us next? Who will steal our jobs? Whose relationship undermines the sanctity of mine? In an era when manipulative messaging is unavoidable, politicians, media, marketers, and even faith leaders play on our fears and use them to win elections, gain attention, sell products, and influence the way you view those around you — all in the name of claiming power. Fear Not subverts insidious fear-based messaging with the creation of courageous communities committed to truth-telling, grace, hope, and love. Drawing on decades as a community-building and church growth leader for churches and nonprofit organizations, Eric H.F. Law shares practical resources and processes for bringing diverse people together to build authentic relationships and share their truth. Each chapter includes suggested activities and questions for discussion and tips for creating small discussion groups.

The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism

The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John O'Kane,Bernd Radtke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136793097
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The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism by John O'Kane,Bernd Radtke Summary

This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography and the earliest theoretical explanation of the psychic development and powers of an Islamic holy man (Saint, Friend of God).

Sermons on National Subjects

Sermons on National Subjects Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Kingsley
Editor: Good Press
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"Sermons on National Subjects" by Charles Kingsley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Vitality of Enjoyment in Qohelet's Theological Rhetoric

The Vitality of Enjoyment in Qohelet's Theological Rhetoric Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eunny P. Lee
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110923068
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The Vitality of Enjoyment in Qohelet's Theological Rhetoric by Eunny P. Lee Summary

Die Arbeit überprüft das Zusammenspiel vom Lob des Genusses und der Ermahnung zur Gottesfurcht in Qohelet. Sieht man, anders als bisher, Genuss und Gottesfurcht in einem positiven Wechselverhältnis, eröffnen sich neue Aspekte der Theologie Qohelets: Lebensgenuss bildet den Kern seiner Spiritualität, die als glaubender Realismus bezeichnet werden kann und zu einem authentischen Erleben der tragischen wie freudigen Dimensionen des Lebens aufruft. Ausgezeichnet mit dem "John Templeton Award for Theological Promise" (2007).

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