Download E-books The Story of the Scrolls PDF

By Geza Vermes

From the world's major useless Sea Scrolls pupil, Geza Vermes' The tale of the Scrolls: The stunning Discovery and real importance of the lifeless Sea Scrolls is a fantastic advent to realizing those historical records. the invention of the lifeless Sea Scrolls in Qumran, among 1947 and 1956, was once one of many maximum archeological unearths of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, and hidden in caves by means of an historical Jewish sect, those mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our figuring out of the Bible, of Judaism, and of the early Christian international. Geza Vermes's English translations introduced those outstanding records to millions, and his existence has been inextricably interwoven with the scrolls for greater than 60 years. In The tale of the Scrolls, Vermes relates the debatable tale in their discovery and book around the globe, revealing cover-ups, errors, and educational in-fighting, but additionally the eagerness and commitment of lots of these concerned. He stocks what he has realized in regards to the scrolls and, comparing passages from them, supplies his perspectives on their real value and what they could train us, in addition to these parts the place scholarly consensus has now not but been reached.

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Download E-books Christianisme et philosophie PDF

By Sébastien Morlet

Dans l’Antiquité, christianisme et philosophie se font face comme deux voies d’accès à l. a. vérité : l’une, par le moyen de l. a. foi, l’autre, par l. a. recherche rationnelle. Les rapports du christianisme et de los angeles philosophie sont cependant plus complexes. Les néoplatoniciens accordent une position grandissante aux éléments extra-rationnels et en viennent à ne plus considérer los angeles raison comme los angeles seule voie d’accès au savoir. Inversement, les chrétiens reconnaissent une certaine vérité dans los angeles philosophie et lui accordent un rôle préliminaire dans l’acquisition de l. a. sagesse. Souvent convaincus que l. a. révélation biblique est l. a. resource du savoir grec, les chrétiens présentent leur faith comme l. a. seule « vraie philosophie ». Ce livre retrace les grandes lignes d’une war of words qui joua un rôle capital dans los angeles formation de l. a. doctrine chrétienne comme dans los angeles transmission de l. a. tradition gréco-romaine. Il amène à réviser certaines idées reçues sur le christianisme et son rapport à l. a. raison.

Collection « Antiquité » dirigée par Paul Demont

L'auteur anime par ailleurs un "MOOC" (cours en ligne gratuit) pour l'université Paris-Sorbonne, available ICI.

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Download E-books Alchemy and Mysticism (Klotz) (Taschen 25. Aniversario) PDF

"The airtight Museum" takes its readers on a paranormal secret travel spanning an arc from the mediaeval cosmogram and pictures of Christian mysticism, in the course of the attention-grabbing global of alchemy to the paintings of the Romantic period. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabbalists, Rosicrucians and freemasons are proven to be heavily associated with the early clinical illustrations within the fields of medication, chemistry, optics and color thought.

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Download E-books 1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation PDF

By George W. E. Nickelsburg

1 Enoch used to be an enormous and renowned textual content in old Judaism, good attested one of the manuscripts at Qumran, and a key piece of the puzzle of the advance of early Judaism and Christian origins. George W. E. Nickelsburg and James C. VanderKam have now revised their translation together with their book of the total volumes on 1 Enoch within the Hermeneia statement sequence. this can be the single English translation of one Enoch that takes into account the entire textual information now to be had within the Ethiopic model and the Greek texts, as well as the useless Sea Aramaic fragments.

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Download E-books Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas PDF

By Sarah Palin

In her New York Times bestsellers Going Rogue and America via Heart, Sarah Palin published the robust Christian religion that has guided her lifestyles and kinfolk. In Good Tidings and nice Joy she demands bringing again the liberty to specific the Christian values of the season. She asserts the significance of protecting Jesus Christ in Christmas—in public monitors, tuition concert events, pageants, and our expressions to each other other—and laments the over-commercialization and homogenization of Christmas in modern-day society.

Interwoven all through are own stories and relations traditions, in addition to greater than a dozen relations photographs, which illustrate the explanations why the get together of Jesus Christ's nativity is the center piece of her religion. Palin believes it really is central that we rise up for our ideals ahead of the portion of religion in an excellent and standard vacation like Christmas is marginalized and neglected. She additionally encourages readers to determine what's attainable once we unite in protection of our non secular convictions and forget about the politically right Scrooges trying to take Christ out of Christmas. Good Tidings and nice Joy is a choice to motion to brazenly have fun the thrill of Christianity, and say Merry Christmas to at least one another.

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Download E-books Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith PDF

By Richard Carrier

Dr. Richard service, global popular thinker and historian, explains the 4 purposes he doesn't settle for the Christian faith, describing 4 evidence of the realm that, had they been varied, he could think. he's short, transparent, and grounded, masking the total subject in lower than 90 pages of easy-to-read clarification. these 4 purposes are God's silence, God's state of no activity, the shortcoming of proof, and how the universe appears precisely like a godless universe might, and never in any respect like a Christian universe could, even right down to its very constitution. Dr. service addresses the entire traditional replies to those claims, in methods chances are you'll no longer have heard ahead of, hoping on his vast adventure in debating and learning those concerns around the globe for greater than fifteen years. an ideal booklet to introduce your self, or your folks, to why fewer knowledgeable individuals are embracing Christianity than ever sooner than. excellent for handing out to door-to-door missionaries.

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Download E-books Christ's Ventriloquists: The Event that Created Christianity PDF

By Eric Zuesse

CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS is a piece of investigative background. It files and describes Christianity’s creation-event, within the 12 months forty nine or 50, in Antioch (present-day Antakya, Turkey), twenty years after Jesus were crucified in Jerusalem for sedition opposed to Roman rule. in this celebration, Paul broke clear of the Jewish sect that Jesus had started, and he took with him the vast majority of this sect’s contributors; he confident those people who Jesus have been a god, and that how one can win everlasting salvation in heaven is to worship him as such. Paul the following explicitly brought, for the 1st time at any place, the duality of the formerly unitary Jewish God, a duality along with the daddy and the Son; and he implicitly brought additionally the 3rd component of the Trinity, the Holy Ghost. This paintings additionally explains and records the tortuous 14-year-long clash Paul had had with this sect’s chief, Jesus’s brother James, a clash which prompted Paul, in in regards to the yr 50, to perpetrate his coup d’état opposed to James, and to begin his personal new faith: Christianity. Then, this ancient probe records that the 4 canonical Gospel debts of the phrases and activities of “Jesus” have been written a long time after Jesus, by means of fans of Paul, now not via fans of Jesus; and that those writings put into the mouth of “Jesus” the schedule of Paul. Paul hence successfully grew to become, through his fans, Christ’s ventriloquist. a piece similar to this is often documented and produced in basic terms now, after the improvement (during the prior 70 years) of recent legal/forensic method. formerly, the one to be had equipment, which students have used, easily assumed the honesty-of-intent of all classical records, particularly of canonical non secular ones, resembling Paul’s epistles, and the 4 Gospels. basically now's it ultimately attainable to penetrate deeper than that, to arrive the writer’s reason, and never in basic terms his assertions, and to spot whilst this reason is to mislead rather than to notify. while students were capable of talk about basically the reality or falsity of specific canonical statements, it's now attainable to debate additionally the honesty or deceptiveness of person statements. This opens up an unheard of new examine software for historians, and CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS is the 1st paintings to take advantage of those new how you can reconstruct, in this legal/forensic foundation, not only how crimes happened, yet how and why significant ancient occasions (criminal or not), resembling the beginning of Christianity, truly happened. the writer explains: “What i'm doing during this paintings is to reconstruct from the recent testomony the an important occasions that produced it, with out assuming no matter if what the NT says in any given passage is inevitably real or perhaps sincere. rather than treating the NT as a piece that ‘reports history,’ the NT is handled as a piece whose heritage is itself being investigated and stated. Its beginning is going again to this coup d’état that Paul perpetrated in Antioch within the 12 months forty nine or 50 opposed to Jesus’s brother James in Jerusalem, whom Jesus in Jerusalem had appointed within the yr 30 as his successor to steer the Jewish sect that Jesus had began. The Gospel debts of ‘Jesus’ mirrored Paul’s coup d’état – no longer really Jesus, who will be appalled on the Christian thought of ‘Christ.’ that idea was once notably diversified from the Jewish proposal of the messiah, and Paul knew this whilst he created it.”

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Download E-books The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart PDF

By Meister Eckhart

Now to be had in a single-volume variation, this exhaustive assortment has been thoroughly revised and contains a new introduction by means of a leading Eckhart student. Containing the full textual content of all of Eckhart’s vernacular—the German texts, which present his personal reflections on subject matters reminiscent of the poverty of spirit and the start of Christ within the soul—this treasury is the authoritative quantity of Eckhart’s enduring legacy to Christianity.

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Download E-books Wisdom Hunter: A Novel PDF

By Randall Arthur

This rerelease of Randall Arthur's bestselling novel offers the hypocrisy of Christian legalism and a man's look for the one surviving member of his kinfolk. The story's hero, Pastor Jason Faircloth, embarks on a trip that lasts eighteen years and takes him via 4 international locations in a quest to discover the granddaughter who's being hidden from him. In a procedure that mirrors our personal non secular trip, he discovers a wealthy courting with God and the peace that at last comes with precise religion.

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Download E-books Martin Luther: A Life (Penguin Lives) PDF

By Martin E. Marty

Known as ?The so much influential interpreter of yank faith? by way of invoice Moyers, well known historian and Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the spiritual reformer Martin Luther as a guy of sense of right and wrong and braveness who risked loss of life to ignite the ancient reformation of the Church. Luther?s arguments, together with his ?95 theses,? replaced the future of Christendom, the form of Christianity, and gave upward thrust to new freedoms in church and nation. Marty explores the files left through Luther of his internal struggles and his conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire to discover a guy engaged in a lifelong passionate look for not just the grace of God, but in addition for the reassurance that it used to be directed towards each one person.

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