Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2017-09-14
Selected as a book of the year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times What is it about Adam and Eve’s story that fascinates us? What does it tell us about how our species lives, dies, works or has sex? The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it became not just the foundation of three major world faiths, but has evolved through art, philosophy and science to serve as the mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires. In a quest that begins at the dawn of time, Stephen Greenblatt takes us from ancient Babylonia to the forests of east Africa. We meet evolutionary biologists and fossilised ancestors; we grapple with morality and marriage in Milton’s Paradise Lost; and we decide if the Fall is the unvarnished truth or fictional allegory.
It is beyond debate that the world is troubled with numerous problems. We live in a time of political, economic and social uncertainty. While all of us earnestly hope that these problems will be worked out, we all differ widely in our views of the best route to get to these solutions. Perhaps the most basic issue in seeking solutions to our problems is the identification of the cause or source of these problems. As the world is an interconnected system where we all have some impact on the whole, it is logical to assume that the most basic issues of the world's problems lie within each of us individually. This book takes this approach. If we are to ever hope to move toward solutions to the world situation we must begin with each of our own individual situations. This is not a look at our physical situation but with our psychological and spiritual situation. The only way we can ever hope to build a better world is to build better people. The making of better people begins with a proper constitution of our "self" or the person we truly are. In the end, there are only two versions of our self that we can elect to live in-the independent self or the individual self. One of these versions leads to a life of bondage and the other leads to a healthy life of positive impact. This impact touches both our own life and the condition of all those we have contact with.
This book is the first in the House of Gloria series designed to teach the moral lessons and historical stories of the Bible from a non-sectarian perspective. This is the story of Adam and Eve as it begins under the title in the Bible as "The Rise and Fall of Man." In this story, Emily Boltwood illustrates the moral and maintains the historical significance as presented in the Bible.
Author: Scott Alan Roberts
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The ancient books of Genesis and Enoch tell us that sprit beings known as the Watchers descended to the Earth, had sex with women, and begat a hybrid race of offspring known as the Nephilim. Such tales are as old as humanity itself. These histories and accounts of visitations and subsequent mixed-blood, alien-human races comprise the bulk of the world's myths, legends, religions, and superstitions. The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim examines: Elohim and the Bene Ha Elohim—God and the Sons of God The Watchers: UFOs, extraterrestrials, angels, infiltrators, and impregnators Biblical and apocryphal sources from Enoch to Moses The role of the Fae, Elves, Elementals, and ancient gods What if the old spiritualities and religions weren’t just legends? What if there was something living and breathing beneath the surface, a tangible interlinking of religious thought and spirituality, science and myth, inter-dimensionality and cold, hard fact? The Nephilim walked among us... and still do today.
Lucifer has everything he could ever want - incredible magnetic powers, intellectual strength, and magnificent beauty - but still he wants more. When the Earth is created, Lucifer is overlooked and, in a jealous rage, an evil plan flourishes in his heart, a plan that will strike at the very heart of God through His newly created family. Satan wants the Throne of the Almighty as his own, and demands for himself the loyalty and adoring praise due only to the Creator. This takes the universe to the brink of annihilation. The Earth becomes Lucifer's trophy, won by deception. Mankind is doomed to reflect the traits of the new Commander-in-Chief, Satan, and to die an eternal death. God has a counter plan of His own, but his children have to first accept it. The world is on a mad spiral toward extinction with Satan at the helm until the Divine Plan is put in action. Who will win this devastating war and bring home the trophy? Once Were Angels is the most exciting adventure story of all time, as well as the biggest disaster and greatest rescue, encapsulated in an easy to read, hard-to-put-down book.
Author: Michael R. E. Reeves
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release Date: 2014-10-28
The Christian doctrines of original sin and the historical fall of Adam have been in retreat since the rise of modernity. Here leading scholars present a theological, biblical, and scientific case for the necessity of belief in original sin and the historicity of Adam and Eve in response to contemporary challenges. Representing various Christian traditions, the contributors shed light on recent debates as they present the traditional doctrine of original sin as orthodox, evangelical, and the most theologically mature and cogent synthesis of the biblical witness. This fresh look at a heated topic in evangelical circles will appeal to professors, students, and readers interested in the creation-evolution debate.
This book, the results of a conference held in Israel in 1985, brings together many new perspectives on the significance of Menasseh ben Israel's ideas, and their relation to Christian millenarian views of the time and Jewish kabbalistic and messianistic thought. Scholars from America, Europe and Israel, working on various aspects of 17th century philosophy and religion present here in 18 essays important new data and interpretations of the Jewish and Christian background, and of Menasseh's ideas and their relation to those of Jewish and Christian thinkers of the time. Thus, this volume provides the grounds for reassessing, on the basis of recent scholarship, the ferment of messianic and millenarian ideas issuing from Holland and England in the mid-17th century.
Author: Adam Harwood
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2011-03-15
What is the spiritual condition of infants? According to the Augustinian-Calvinist view, all people inherit from the first Adam both a sinful nature and his guilt. The result is that all infants are subject to the judgment of God against their nature before they knowingly commit any sinful actions. But is this the clear teaching of Scripture? In The Spiritual Condition of Infants, Adam Harwood examines ten relevant biblical texts and the writings of sixteen theologians in order to clarify the spiritual condition of infants. Although no passage explicitly states the spiritual condition of infants, each text makes contributions by addressing the doctrines of man, sin, the church, and salvation. If this biblical-historical analysis exposes the traditional Augustinian-Calvinist view to be inadequate, then is it possible to construct an alternate view of the spiritual condition of infants? Such a view should remain faithful to the biblical emphasis on humankind's connection to Adam and his sin but also recognize the guilt and condemnation of an individual only in the manner and time that God does in Scripture. That is the aim of this book.
Author: Paul Poulton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2018-02-16
The modern world is in a position to view the divine sculptor's work as no other generation has. Throughout previous generations many people believed that God created life, but preceding generations were not privy to the method and manner in which he worked--his modus operandi. We are now in that position, thanks to the fine work of archaeologists, geologists, paleontologists, and scientists, some of whom have faith in God: the Big Bang Theory itself was first proposed by a Christian priest, who was also a scientist. This explosion of verifiable information affects the way we view the Bible. God and Primordial People investigates and provides a cohesive picture of the Christian doctrine of the rise and fall of man and our salvation through Christ. The book moves through each relevant step in the chain from the first primordial human beings to the world we live in today.
Author: Yvonne Lee Wilson
Release Date: 2008-10
THE RISE AND FALL OF WOMEN IN MINISTRY reflects the "fall" and RISE of vital figures, in Ministry, since Biblical records of Esther and Deborah, to the present century, of jealousy, resentment, and demise that targets female leaders, in position, to guard souls for Christ. When women Fall, into the Hands of God, a nation is born. In order to RISE, the "Fall" is inevitable and necessary for Promotion in the Kingdom. This story chronicles the life of Apostle Yvonne Lee Wilson, her tests and triumphs, the unforeseen road to physical and emotional recovery, and the "Great Fall," from which she will resurrect, only to RISE and pursue her destiny. Isaiah 54:17, "No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper," rests in the spirit of the Apostle, for she knows a great calling alerts the fiery darts of the enemy. However, we are to remember: "Only what you do for God will last; be steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord." (1 Peter 5:10)