Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science
A multidisciplinary compilation of nineteen incisive essays ranges from the formality of traditional art criticism to intimate, lyrical meditations as they explore nuclear test sites, the meaning of national borders and geographical features, and the idea of the feminine and the sublime.
Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us. How did the early Christians come to believe that sex was inherently sinful? When did the Fall of Adam become synonymous with the fall of humanity? What turned Christianity from a dissident sect that championed the integrity of the individual and the idea of free will into the bulwark of a new imperial order—with the central belief that human beings cannot not choose to sin? In this provocative masterpiece of historical scholarship Elaine Pagels re-creates the controversies that racked the early church as it confronted the riddles of sexuality, freedom, and sin as embodied in the story of Genesis. And she shows how what was once heresy came to shape our own attitudes toward the body and the soul.
Author: Howard Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2004-11-01
The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls reveals a mythical tradition as rich and as fascinating as any in the world. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore collected in the modern era, Schwartz has gathered together nearly 700 of the key Jewish myths. The myths themselves are marvelous. We read of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it is always dark), the fall of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sun and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. We discover new tales about the great figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; stories about God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many tales about angels and demons, spirits and vampires, giant beasts and the Golem. Equally important, Schwartz provides a wealth of additional information. For each myth, he includes extensive commentary, revealing the source of the myth and explaining how it relates to other Jewish myths as well as to world literature (for instance, comparing Eves release of evil into the world with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the volume into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of Creation, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy Word, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy People, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.
Author: Thomas Bein
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
The volume assembles papers delivered at the ninth international symposium of the German Studies Work Group on the Scholarly Editing of Texts, which took place in conjunction with the Work Group on Philosophical Editions and the Group of Independent Research Institutes within the German Musicological Society at the Technical University in Aachen from 20 to 23 February 2002. Three categories and concepts central to editing work - author, authorization, authenticity - are explored for the significance they have for different editorial procedures and their mutual relations to one another. The exploration encompasses theoretical and methodological papers concerned with the superordinate connections obtaining within this conceptual field, papers discussing individual aspects of the conceptual field, and case studies pertaining to individual texts or authors.
Author: Claude F. Mariottini
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Rereading the Biblical Text: Searching for Meaning and Understanding deals with problems scholars face in translating Hebrew words and sentences into contemporary English. Modern readers have many choices when selecting a translation of the Bible for personal use. Translators seek to convey to today's readers the message the biblical writers tried to communicate to their original readers. At times, however, what the original authors tried to convey to their audience was not clear. Claude Mariottini has selected several difficult passages from the Old Testament and compared how different translations have dealt with these difficult texts. Pastors, seminary students, and serious students of the Bible will be challenged to reread the biblical text and understand the message of the biblical writers in a new perspective.
Author: Richard C. Loofbourrow
Release Date: 2007-06
The Serpent's Garden is a crime/thriller about the macabre and mysterious murders of five female graduate students at UCLA. A charismatic but controversial philosophy professor has been falsely charged and convicted of the ritualistic murders. All the women were found posed and clutching a Bible; the murderer left several clues including coins wedged in the victim's eyes bearing a crucified serpent, an open Bible, a novelty snake, and an eight-inch crucifix buried in the victims' birth canal. Professor Chance Carpenter ends up on death row because of a rush to judgment orchestrated by the diminutive FBI agent Laura Lamb. Her ambitions and nefarious secrets cause her to cross the thin blue line and also become a serial killer. She is captured but manages a miraculous escape from the confines of Quantico's FBI headquarters and heads west on a revenge crime spree of her own. She is now on the lam; her crimes are featured in the tabloids and a new dance craze is named after her. College kids are doing the "Laura Lamb". The true killer of the UCLA coeds, however, has blended in with average "Joe College". The thriller follows a trail of evil, surprise, and suspense.
Author: Eugen J. Pentiuc
Publisher: Paulist Press
Release Date: 2006
JESUS THE MESSIAH IN THE HEBREW BIBLE deals with the messianic texts found in the Hebrew Bible. Shifting away from conventional paradigms, Eugen Pentiuc develops a new way of understanding the presence of Christ in the Old Testament. His approach is ontological, based on the view that Jesus the Messiah was pre-existent, and he appeared in manifold forms throughout the Hebrew Bible prior to his human incarnation in the New Testament. This book provides an accurate exegetical basis for reviewing the prophetic indicators--"as well as the literary explications--"of the relationship between the Old Testament prophecy and the New Testament fulfillment of Jesus the Messiah. Intended as primarily a pastoral work, based on theology and biblical exegesis, it contains' homelitic outlines and samples. Also included are the church Fathers' writings on the most important issues of hermeneutics. This book is a work of exegesis and biblical theology entwined with pastoral guidance. It will be a useful tool for both ministers and faithful in their quest of Christ in the Old Testament.
Author: Michael J. Akers
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2014-03-18
There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.
The taboo subject of openly refuting free will is now finally out of the closet. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the illusion of free will. The Newer Testament, written by The Master Teachers, delivers groundbreaking truths for the entire world to discover. The Newer Testament quite simply delivers where others have failed. The Newer Testament delivers on what the unfree will is up to and how understanding the “perceived fair exchange of human energy” theory can make for a better world. The greatest gift we can find in life is the relief available to us once we understand that our past and future mistakes were and are predetermined. These “mistakes” were and will be necessitated by the “causal chains” we are bound to during our lives. In short, you have no choice but to read this book. It’s been 520 years since The New World was discovered by Columbus. The discoveries of The Newer Testament will make his discoveries look inconsequential by comparison.
Eleven new tales of fantasy and horror based upon the classic originals by H. P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, H. Rider Haggard, and Bram Stoker.
Author: Stephen F. Hall
Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics
"A thorough guide on food marketing that is sure to help food entrepreneurs at all levels. Extensive appendices are an added plus to an already strong and well-written guide. Strongly recommended." Library Journal Specialty and gourmet foods can sell as great as they taste. To grab a slice of the action, here are the proven methods for successfully launching a gourmet food product into the specialty foods marketplace. The only book of its kind that outlines every food marketing opportunity and then supports entrepreneurial action with detailed guidance, From Kitchen to Market shows food entrepreneurs how to: * Identify a winning product and its most appropriatemarkets. * Achieve visual "sizzle" with packaging and labeling. * Establish a variety of distribution channels. * Optimize the Internet.
Author: Gregory C. Benoit
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2011-05-31
The ancient heresy of Gnosticism has seeped into the church and is being taught in our most influential seminaries today. This can be seen most readily in the willingness-and even determination-of leading scholars and theologians to force the doctrines of evolution into the sacred text of the Scriptures. This book looks closely at the Bible to determine whether or not evolution can be endorsed by the Word of God. It then moves on to examine how today's theologians have played tricks with the text in order to seduce ordinary Christians into embracing Gnosticism. This book is a call to God's people to eradicate this heresy and return to an honest reading of the Bible. These 'higher critics' have castrated Christianity; they themselves are spiritual eunuchs, incapable of producing any spiritual seed with which to grow the church in the coming generations. They hope to bring some reconciliation between the teachings of modern science and the traditional teachings of Scripture, but instead they only serve to instill doubt in the ordinary Christian-doubt that an ordinary believer can ever again trust his own uneducated reading of the Bible. It is sad to think that William Tyndale was martyred for bringing the Bible to the common man, while modern theologians are being praised for taking it away again.