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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Christianisme et philosophie

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 los angeles foi, l’autre, par los angeles 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 l. a. raison comme los angeles seule voie d’accès au savoir. Inversement, les chrétiens reconnaissent une certaine vérité dans l. a. philosophie et lui accordent un rôle préliminaire dans l’acquisition de l. a. sagesse. Souvent convaincus que l. a. révélation biblique est los angeles resource du savoir grec, les chrétiens présentent leur faith comme los angeles seule « vraie philosophie ». Ce livre retrace les grandes lignes d’une war of words qui joua un rôle capital dans l. a. formation de los angeles 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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The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics

By Elaine Pagels

From the spiritual historian whose The Gnostic Gospels received either the nationwide booklet Award and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of devil and his function at the Christian culture. With magisterial studying and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan's tale into an audacious exploration of Christianity's shadow facet, within which the gospel of affection offers option to irrational hatreds that proceed to hang-out Christians and non-Christians alike.

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Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back

By Frank Schaeffer

By the time he used to be nineteen, Frank Schaeffer’s mom and dad, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, had completed worldwide repute as bestselling evangelical authors and audio system, and Frank had joined his father at the evangelical circuit. He could cross directly to converse sooner than hundreds of thousands in arenas round the USA, post his personal evangelical bestseller, and paintings with such figures as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Dr. James Dobson. yet all of the whereas Schaeffer felt more and more alienated, precipitating a predicament of religion that may eventually result in his departure—even if it intended wasting everything.

With honesty, empathy, and humor, Schaeffer can provide “a courageous and critical ebook” (Andre Dubus III, writer of House of Sand and Fog)—both a desirable insider’s examine the yankee evangelical circulate and a deeply affecting own odyssey of faith.

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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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Calvin and the Bible

By Donald K. McKim

In the past a number of a long time more and more students have come to understand the significance of learning John Calvin's interpretive paintings as a commentator on Scripture as well as his better-known writings on theology. during this quantity ten essays by way of students focusing on Calvin's exegetical tools study the techniques and topics Calvin emphasised whilst he interpreted significant parts of Scripture. those essays specialise in Calvin's paintings in his biblical commentaries with applicable cross-referencing to his different writings, together with his sermons. A concluding essay synthesizes the most positive factors of what has long past sooner than to give an total view of John Calvin as an interpreter and commentator on Holy Scripture. An appreciation of Calvin's exegetical labors and his paintings as a biblical commentator at the moment are well-known as key parts in Calvin scholarship.

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