Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power

By E C Krupp

Become aware of the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of historic clergymen and kings . . .
Drawing on intimate wisdom of the greater than 1,300 old websites he has visited, E. C. Krupp, acclaimed author and preeminent researcher, takes you to the world's crucial sacred areas and celestial shrines. subscribe to him on a wealthy narrative trip to determine the place the rulers of previous communed with the gods of the sky.
""Highly advised to every body drawn to the tradition of astronomy and people peoples who practiced it of their personal ways.""-Sky & Telescope
""A vigorous account of the ways that our ancestors conceived of and used the heavens.""-New Scientist
""There should be without doubt that this resourceful and readable paintings via a broadly learn and largely traveled writer will ring a bell within the minds of a good many sleek readers.""-Isis
""The incontrovertible fact that the publication is written through a professional in his box comes via on each web page, as does his enthusiasm for the subject.""-Astronomy Now
""Krupp's critical quantity is attention-grabbing, well-illustrated, and covers a lot territory.""-Parabola

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A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community

Driving for religion, kinfolk, and fairness

In the summer time of 2012, Sister Simone Campbell and a gaggle of fellow Roman Catholic nuns toured components of the rustic to rally help opposed to Congressman Paul Ryan's price range, a plan that reduce very important social courses for the hurting negative and the suffering heart type. Prayer teams become rallies, and small city conferences turned nationwide media occasions. Sister Simone turned a galvanizing strength for progressives of all stripes and continues to be a driver for courses and guidelines that help tolerance, equality, and justice.

Rooted in a deep spirituality of compassion and repair, Sister Simone supplies voice to the starvation, isolation, and worry that such a lot of humans in the USA believe. She indicates how we will be able to create actual transformation in our groups during the contemplative lifetime of prayer. those strong, inspiring tales from the Nuns at the Bus travel and from Sister Simone's personal existence provide a clean imaginative and prescient for a lived spirituality that's on the middle of modern revolutionary Christian routine operating for change.

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Buddha in a Teacup: Contemporary Dharma Tales

By Todd Walton

The forty-two brief stories that include Buddha In A Teacup are set in modern the US, in preference to in the past China or India. every one parable springs from the author’s meditations on basic features of Buddhist dharma as these educating practice to the realm at the present time. a few of the stories are funny, a few unhappy, a few erotic, a few mysterious—all associated and balanced by means of issues of mindfulness, compassion, generosity, kindness and love. The reader needn't be a Buddhist or understand whatever approximately Buddhism to completely relish and luxuriate in those common stories of the human situation.

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Christology: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

This present day Christology is of outrage to either New testomony students and theologians alike and maintains to impress debate in the Church. Christology: A consultant for the puzzled examines the most important debates and defining moments within the early Church and the Reformation. After a quick advent delivering a simple definition of Christology, this old history presents an important beginning on which to stipulate later advancements in Christology. Alan Spence then considers the search for the historic Jesus, the paintings of the main theologians during this sector together with Barth and Schleiermacher, and from the current day, N.T. Wright and Pannenberg, and explores the modern arguments in the box of Christology.

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Homer on the Gods and Human Virtue: Creating the Foundations of Classical Civilization

By Peter J. Ahrensdorf

This ebook seeks to revive Homer to his rightful position one of the critical figures within the historical past of political and ethical philosophy. via this clean and provocative research of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Peter J. Ahrensdorf examines Homer's knowing of the simplest existence, the character of the divine, and the character of human excellence. based on Ahrensdorf, Homer teaches that human greatness eclipses that of the gods, that the contemplative and compassionate singer finally surpasses the heroic warrior in grandeur, and that it's the courageously wondering Achilles, now not the dependable Hector or maybe the wily Odysseus, who comes closest to the humane knowledge of Homer himself. because of Homer, of the unique gains of Greek civilization are its notable party of human excellence, as should be visible in Greek athletics, sculpture, and nudity, and its singular wondering of the divine, as might be noticeable in Greek philosophy

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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

This terribly complicated novel from Scottish writer James Hogg is striking for being a robust feedback of the Calvinist doctrine of predetermination. Revolving round the tale of Robert Colwan, a tender guy confident that he's pre-determined to take pleasure in heavenly salvation. As Robert’s descent into evil, melancholy, and insanity eventually leads him to homicide his personal brother, Hogg’s novel questions the character of non secular fanaticism and its excesses.

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The Day of Judgment

Discusses the day once we will be judged through Allah on the subject of our deeds, either reliable and undesirable; this booklet seeks to remind people who they need to use the chance they've got during this lifestyles to earn the nice excitement of Allah, earlier than it truly is too past due, and for us to be thankful to the advantages our Lord has given us.

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Jeremiah and God's Plan of Well-being (Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament)

By Barbara Green

In Biblical Jeremiah, Barbara eco-friendly explores the prophet Jeremiah as a literary personality of the biblical ebook via seven classes of his prophetic ministry, concentrating on the troubles and conditions that formed his struggles. Having faced the enormous complexity of scholarly concerns present in the publication of Jeremiah, eco-friendly has selected to envision the literary presentation of the prophet instead of specialize in the best old info or the speculative strategies of composition. What eco-friendly exposes is a prophet stricken by the dire situations of his lifestyles, suffering continually, yet finally failing at his so much pressing job of persuasion.
In the 1st bankruptcy eco-friendly examines Jeremiah's crisis as he's referred to as to minister and faces royal competition to his message. She then isolates the crucial obstacle of venture, the alternative dealing with Judah, and the sin time and again selected. Delving into the tropes of Jeremiah's preaching and prophecy, she additionally analyses the fight and lament that categorical Jeremiah's lack of ability to prevail as an middleman among God and his humans. subsequent eco-friendly explores the characterizations of the kings with whom Jeremiah struggled and his patience in his ministry regardless of repeated imprisonment, and, ultimately, eco-friendly specializes in Jeremiah's thwarted option to stay in Judah on the finish of the 1st temple interval and his descent into Egypt after the assassination of Gedaliah.
In Biblical Jeremiah, eco-friendly exhibits the prophet as susceptible, even failing every now and then, whereas suggesting the importance of his task and unlikelihood of luck. She explores the complexities of the phenomenon of prophecy and the demanding situations of preaching unwelcome information in periods of uncertainty and problem. finally eco-friendly offers a clean therapy of a posh biblical textual content and prophet. In proposing Jeremiah as a literary determine, eco-friendly considers how his personality keeps to live to tell the tale within the traditions of Judaism and Christianity at the present time.

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