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Black God Afroasiatic Roots of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religions

Black God Afroasiatic Roots of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religions

Author: Julian Baldick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

It is argued that just as there is a common Afroasiatic language family, so too there is a common Afroasiatic family of religions. There is an inner logic to be found in myths, folk-tales, rituals, customs and beliefs as far apart as Yemen and Nigeria which go back to an ancient past shared by the Bible and the pharaohs. Using the method of comparative mythology, the author sifts through the work of scholars - including anthropologists, religious historians, archaeologists and classical Greek writers and contemporary comments on them by professional Egyptologists - to build his picture of the Afroasiatic heritage, and how much of it is still with us in modern Western thought.

Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers

Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers

Author: Gil (University of South Florida, US) Ben-Herut Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

This book explores the key motif of the religious other in devotional (bhakti) literatures and practices from across the Indian subcontinent unmasks processes of representation that involve adoption, appropriation, and rejection of different social and religious agents. The book reconsiders and challenges inherited notions of the bhakta's or devotee's other. Considering the ways in which bhakti might be conceived as having an inter-regional impact-as a force, discourse, network, mythology, ethic-the book critically engages with extant scholarly narratives about what bhakti is and traces when and how those narratives have been used. The sheer diversity of South Asia's devotional traditions renders them an especially rich resource for examining social and religious fault lines, thereby furthering scholarly understanding of how communalism and sectarianism originate and develop on local or regional levels, with wider geographic implications. Bringing together studies from a subcontinent-wide variety of linguistic, geographical, and historical frames for the first time, this book will be an important contribution to the literature on bhakti and will be of interest to scholars of South Asian Religions and Asian Religions.

Religion: A Crash Course Become An Instant Expert

Religion: A Crash Course Become An Instant Expert

Author: Adam Ford Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Religions flourish everywhere around the planet, shaping people's lives, providing meaning and spiritual guidance in a perplexing world, giving comfort in times of distress. Divided into 52 sections and grouped into four chapters Religion: A Crash Course takes a geographical approach. It covers the ancient religions that emanate from the Indian subcontinent, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism through to the Abrahamic faiths of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims of Arabia and Europe. The third section looks at the way Indian religions found their way to China and Japan, mingling Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Finally, the less well-documented tribal religions of Africa, Australasia, and the Americas are explored as well as recent phenomena in the New World: the Mormons, Rastafarians, and Pentecostalists.

Doing Theology as if People Mattered Encounters in Contextual Theology

Doing Theology as if People Mattered Encounters in Contextual Theology

Author: Eduardo Fernandez, Deborah Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Doing Theology as if People Mattered narrates a reflexive account of the doing of contextual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) of Santa Clara University. The collection explores practicing contextual theology in the classroom and beyond, in service, international immersions, interreligious dialogue, and mission. The book presents the concept of contextual theology as expressed and lived at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, a member school of the Graduate Theological Union. All theology is contextual (Stephen Bevans) and the Jesuit School of Theology has operated out of this paradigm for many years. Implicit in the book is the faculty's conversion to doing contextual theology in the educational context of the classroom and beyond. This collection narrates the story of contextual theology at JST: how the School came to select this theological method and how it guides the vision and mission of the School; how contextual theology shapes pedagogy and work in the classroom; how contextual theology and education flourish in ministerial praxis in the local intercultural San Francisco Bay Area, and in international contexts, as the School engages in immersions, pilgrimage, and interreligious dialogue; how JST welcomes students from many continents, and prepares students to go back to those contexts; and how JST lives out the maxim of a faith that does justice .

Doing Theology as if People Mattered Encounters in Contextual Theology

Doing Theology as if People Mattered Encounters in Contextual Theology

Author: Eduardo Fernandez, Deborah Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Doing Theology as if People Mattered narrates a reflexive account of the doing of contextual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) of Santa Clara University. The collection explores practicing contextual theology in the classroom and beyond, in service, international immersions, interreligious dialogue, and mission. The book presents the concept of contextual theology as expressed and lived at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, a member school of the Graduate Theological Union. All theology is contextual (Stephen Bevans) and the Jesuit School of Theology has operated out of this paradigm for many years. Implicit in the book is the faculty's conversion to doing contextual theology in the educational context of the classroom and beyond. This collection narrates the story of contextual theology at JST: how the School came to select this theological method and how it guides the vision and mission of the School; how contextual theology shapes pedagogy and work in the classroom; how contextual theology and education flourish in ministerial praxis in the local intercultural San Francisco Bay Area, and in international contexts, as the School engages in immersions, pilgrimage, and interreligious dialogue; how JST welcomes students from many continents, and prepares students to go back to those contexts; and how JST lives out the maxim of a faith that does justice .

A Layman's Look at the Revelation of Jesus Christ

A Layman's Look at the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Author: Joseph Kearney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2019

After studying the Revelation of Jesus Christ for several years I believe I have found the most truthful purpose of the Book, to show Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Religion in Higher Education The Politics of the Multi-Faith Campus

Religion in Higher Education The Politics of the Multi-Faith Campus

Author: Sophie Gilliat-Ray Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This title was first published in 2000. The place of religion in universities and institutes of higher education has become increasingly topical and contested in recent years, largely due to the growth of religious diversity on campus. Issues such as shared worship spaces, equal opportunities, and the management of inter-religious conflict, concern university administrators and students alike. Based on primary empirical research, this book indicates the need for clear guidelines on these issues and provides the data to inform policy-making. Offering the first study of the practical and sociological implications of the multi-faith campus, this book provides a context for examining some of the dynamics of religious diversity in Britain more generally as well as providing a useful analysis for the wider international context. Key themes covered include: religion in institutions; inter-faith relations; the changing roles of religious professionals; secularisation and resacralisation; and religion, youth and identity.

The Ocean of Consciousness

The Ocean of Consciousness

Author: Colin Drake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

The main aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to Awakening; which is synonymous with Enlightenment when maintained. The title comes from a photo I took of the sunrise over the ocean which a friend suggested I use as for the cover. This book is composed of articles, resulting from my further investigations (and contemplations) into the nature of Reality. The thrust of the book is that beneath the surface appearance of thoughts (including all mental activity) and sensations there is a deeper level of being, which is the perceiver of these. The former are a flow of fleeting objects whereas the latter, which is the Awareness of these, is a constant conscious subjective presence. This is the only constant that has been (with) you since you were born and that which has witnessed your entire life. So this is what you actually are rather than the ever changing body/mind in which these thoughts and sensations have occurred.

Soy parte - Manual del miembro y servidor de ID

Soy parte - Manual del miembro y servidor de ID

Author: Pastores Gabriel y Rosana Raimondo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

Soy Parte, el Manual para miembros y servidores de la Iglesia ID es una guia completa para que cada creyente pueda unirse a la iglesia y ser parte de lo que Dios esta haciendo.

Infinity Candle Mind & Spirit Where Spirituality & Senses Meet

Infinity Candle Mind & Spirit Where Spirituality & Senses Meet

Author: Melissa Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2019

Infinity is a Spiritual product line developed by Author Melissa Davidson. She is a Clairvoyant, Angelic Medium and is also a Spiritual Healer. She works on the Physical Pain Healing with her products. I'm not a Miracle Worker, but I work with the Divine, and I have a very special Archangel, and many Divine Healers that love to help me, help you. If you have blockages from past traumas, low energies, low confidence, and need help on your path, Infinity products are simply made to help you. Sessions with Melissa will benefit your daily path to be on your intended journey. This is a short product descriptive booklet about Infinity's history.

Toronto Blessing Charismatic Deception Volume 2

Toronto Blessing Charismatic Deception Volume 2

Author: K B Napier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2019

For this author, The Toronto Blessing was a huge spiritual scam, whose claims can be opposed quite easily. The trouble is, it led to the worldwide acceptance of charismaticism, which went on to theologise its scam so it sounds legitimate. This volume looks at several basic claims made by 'Blessing' leaders, and which were repeated in a number of similar spiritual 'revivals', which were also false. The purpose of these volumes (more to follow) is to make sure there is an accurate record of what really happened at the time, so that the facts are not swallowed up by charismatic redacting of history. there is an argument that Pentecostalism is not responsible for the wild antics in the 'Blessing' movement (which has changed names many times), but it is hard to distinguish the two, though some Pentecostals deny any involvement.

HPI: The Hunt is On

HPI: The Hunt is On

Author: Paul Dale Roberts & Deanna Jaxine Stinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2019

HPI (Halo Paranormal Investigations)Deanna Jaxine Stinson hooks up with Celebrity Psychic Medium Patti Negri at haunted Nevada City, CA