Trajectories in Near Eastern Apocalyptic: A Postrabbinic Jewish Apocalypse Reader (Resources for Biblical Study)

By John C. Reeves

Smooth remedies of Jewish apocalyptic often terminate their discussions of this literature with the triumph of Rome over nationalist rebels on the time of the second one Jewish rebellion (132?135 C.E.). They consequently fail to understand the effect of the next upward push of scriptural authority for the Abrahamic religions and the renewed energy of the apocalyptic style as a well-liked literary motor vehicle for the expression of social and cultural matters via the key close to japanese non secular groups throughout the moment 1/2 the 1st millennium C.E. the current quantity starts off the method of righting this imbalance through supplying an English-language anthology of a chain of influential Jewish apocalypses emanating from the close to East from approximately the early 7th to the mid-twelfth centuries C.E. every one textual content is newly translated into English and supplied with an annotated observation that elucidates its historic, literary, and non secular contexts.

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La lueur des orages désirés (Journal hédoniste, tome 4)

By Michel Onfray

Le seul fil conducteur de ce quatrième quantity du magazine hédoniste est : remark être heureux, et jouir, et résister aux puissances mortifères, en notre monde trop chrétien ? Avec ce programme désormais classique, Michel Onfray butine ici et là : d’une lecture de Don Quichotte au mythe de Don Juan, d’une tirade anti-libérale à « l’érotique solaire », de los angeles tétralogie wagnérienne à Diogène Laërce, de l. a. « Grande Santé » nietzschéenne à l. a. définition du « glamour » (qui, dans le Larousse, se trouve entre « gland » et « glaire »), des stoïciens aux vitalistes, de Balthus à Augiéras, etc… C’est dire l’éclectisme de l’ouvrage – et, paradoxalement, son unité profonde. Ces « orages désirés » sont le carnet de bord d’un écrivain obstiné sur son chantier. Ajoutons-y, comme toujours, le type de Michel Onfray. Ce mélange d’érudition et de légèreté, ce dosage très particulier de métaphysique et de vie quotidienne. Un réel bonheur de lecture…

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Good and Evil

By Lacey Deaver

A haunting tale of decisions and results, darkness and lightweight, and males best very diverse lives. One guy is a ruthless, calculating businessman who has effectively outfitted up a company empire at the backs of these he has trod into the dirt to accomplish his pursuits. Unwavering and committed in his profession, Jack Krantz understands the fine details of the enterprise international, yet ignores the vacancy in his personal center. he'll do whatever to arrive his definition of luck, together with swindling his ex-partner and buddy, Tyler Emerson, out of his livelihood. Bowed through sorrow and beleaguered with monetary concerns, in addition to taking care of his sister in the house they've been threatened to lose, Tyler watches as not just his lifestyles crumbles round him, yet his previous buddy is wasting his soul.

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Episcopal Reform and Politics in Early Modern Europe (Early Modern Studies Book 10)

Within the tumultuous interval of the 16th and 17th centuries whilst ecclesiastical reform unfold throughout Europe, the conventional position of the bishop as a public exemplar of piety, morality, and communal management got here below assault. In groups the place there has been pressure among non secular teams or among religious and secular governing our bodies, the bishop turned a lightning rod for struggles over hierarchical authority and institutional autonomy. those struggles have been intensified via the continued negotiation of the episcopal position and by way of elevated feedback of the cleric, specifically in periods of spiritual struggle and in components that embraced reformed church buildings. This quantity contextualizes the range of episcopal event throughout early smooth Europe, whereas exhibiting the similarity of pursuits and demanding situations between numerous confessional, social, and geographical groups. beforehand there were few stories that learn the spectrum of responses to modern demanding situations, the excessive expectancies, and the ongoing strain bishops confronted of their public position as dwelling examples of Christian beliefs.

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Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The Inspiring tale of an international warfare II Hero's surprising Survival at Sea

July 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man team is making its method towards a small island within the South Pacific. The send is crusing unescorted, guaranteed via headquarters the waters are secure. it really is dead night, and Marine Edgar Harrell and a number of other others have sacked out on deck instead of spend the evening of their scorching and muggy quarters less than. clean off a top-secret venture to convey uranium for the atomic bombs that may eventually finish international warfare II, they're unaware their send is being watched. mins later, six torpedoes are cutting towards the Indy . . .

For 5 frightening days and nights after their send went down, Harrell and his shipmates needed to fend for themselves within the open seas. tormented by dehydration, publicity, saltwater poisoning, and shark assaults, their numbers have been cruelly depleted prior to they have been miraculously rescued. this can be one man's tale of braveness, ingenuity, and religion in God's windfall in the middle of the worst naval catastrophe in U.S. historical past.

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The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died

By Philip Jenkins

“Jenkins is one in all America’s most sensible non secular scholars.”
 —Forbes magazine

The misplaced heritage of Christianity by way of Philip Jenkins bargains a innovative view of the heritage of the Christian church. Subtitled “The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church within the heart East, Africa, and Asia—and the way it Died,” it explores the extinction of the earliest, such a lot influential Christian church buildings of China, India, and the center East, which held the nearest old hyperlinks to Jesus and have been the dominant expression of Christianity all through its first millennium. The amazing precise tale of the death of the establishment that formed either Asia and Christianity as we all know them today, The misplaced background of Christianity is a arguable and critical paintings of non secular scholarship that sounds a caution that needs to be heeded.

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The Best of Everything: A Novel (The Reverend Curtis Black Series)

By Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Best of Everything is the best issues you’ll wear your buying record this week.”

Tennessee Tribune


Readers who simply can’t get adequate of the Reverend Curtis Black—the captivating con guy and unbearable womanizer who stars in Sin not more, The Best-Kept mystery, and different acclaimed, bestselling novels through Kimberla Lawson Roby—are going to love his daughter, Alicia. within the New York occasions bestseller The better of Everything, Alicia Black takes heart level whereas the rascally pastor stands at the sidelines, and Roby triumphs once more. The better of Everything, is provocative entertainment—a deal with for enthusiasts of Terry McMillian, E. Lynn Harris, and Eric Jerome Dickey—because in terms of outrageous habit, “like father, like daughter” certainly applies.

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Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence

Fight explores violence within the Bible and demanding situations us to stay out Jesus’ name to non-violence. With prophetic relevance, New York occasions bestselling writer Preston Sprinkle tackles the debate surrounding violence and grapples with dazzling conclusions. somebody who has struggled with the morality of violence will have fun with this convincing biblical advisor.

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The Royal Remains: The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty

By Eric L. Santner

"The king is useless. lengthy stay the king!" In early glossy Europe, the king's physique was once actually sovereign—and the suitable to rule was once instantly transferrable to the following monarch in line upon the king's demise. In The Royal Remains, Eric L. Santner argues that the "carnal" size of the constructions and dynamics of sovereignty hasn't disappeared from politics. in its place, it migrated to a brand new location—the lifetime of the people—where whatever royal keeps to linger within the method we obsessively music and degree the vicissitudes of our flesh.
Santner demonstrates the ways that democratic societies have endured a number of the rituals and practices linked to kingship in displaced, distorted, and customarily, unrecognizable kinds. He proposes that these unusual psychological actions Freud first lumped lower than the class of the unconscious—which usually show up themselves in bizarre actual ways—are rather the uncanny moment lifetime of those "royal remains," now lively within the physique politic of recent neurotic topics. Pairing Freud with Kafka, Carl Schmitt with Hugo von Hofmannsthal,and Ernst Kantorowicz with Rainer Maria Rilke, Santner generates magnificent readings of a number of texts and traditions of idea en path to reconsidering the sovereign imaginary. finally, The Royal Remains locates a lot of modernity—from biopolitical controversies to modernist literary experiments—in this transition from subjecthood to secular citizenship.
This significant new paintings will make a daring and unique contribution to discussions of politics, psychoanalysis, and glossy paintings and literature.

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Mary's Mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe

By Virginia Nixon

Saint Anne, the mummy of Mary, isn't a biblical determine. She first looks in a second-century apocryphal infancy gospel as a part of the tale of the savior’s delivery and maternal ancestry. Over the resultant centuries, Anne’s tale circulated all through jap and western Christendom, however it was once now not till the overdue heart a long time cult of Saint Anne received a company footing in Europe. Mary’s Mother is set the notable upward push of Anne as a determine of devotion between medieval Christians who chanced on solace in her closeness to Jesus and Mary.

Anne’s recognition grew specially in German-speaking components, rather a lot in order that by means of the past due 1400s artists in Germany, Flanders, and Holland have been busy generating all demeanour of sculptures, prints, and work of her. Anne’s energy derived from her actual connection to the Redeemer and his mom, a connection that artists emphasised in works that depicted her. within the most generally reproduced trope, referred to as Anna Selbdritt, Anne is depicted as a matronly girl presiding over Mary and Jesus, who either look as children.

Clerics performed a vital function in fostering Anne’s transforming into recognition. They promoted her as having energy to aid in salvation, an issue of pressing hindrance to past due medieval German Christians. church buildings and convents (and rulers too) followed her as a fundraising equipment in an more and more aggressive ecclesiastical panorama. church buildings, shrines, and altars have been devoted to her, lay brotherhoods followed her as their patroness, and plenty of households named their daughters for her.

Anne’s clerical promoters often used her as a version of sober domesticity for ladies, a part of a broader try and channel the becoming lay piety that the clergy perceived as a possible chance to their very own strength and earning. And but, as a gender version, she embodied conflicts among medieval and early smooth rules approximately sanctity and sexuality. Devotion to Anne progressively declined within the 1500s as medieval modes of spiritual perform and ideas approximately women’s position in family members existence started to change.

Today many Catholics understand Saint Anne because the mom of the Blessed Virgin and the protector of girls in hard work, yet few know the way she got here to be a determine of devotion. Mary’s Mother brings her tale to lifestyles for basic readers in addition to students and scholars of background, paintings heritage, spiritual experiences, and women’s studies.

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