Homicide in the Biblical World by Pamela Barmash

By Pamela Barmash

'Pamela Barmash's new booklet is obligatory studying for biblical students mostly, students of biblical legislation particularly, and students of old close to jap legislation and tradition. it's not far-reaching to say that this e-book is vital for each student of historical cultural and criminal platforms ... Barmash's examine of murder within the biblical international is a shining instance of comparative research.'
Review of Biblical Literature

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Judas: The Most Hated Name in History by Peter Stanford

By Peter Stanford

During this interesting ancient and cultural biography, Peter Stanford deconstructs that almost all vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. starting with the gospel bills, Stanford explores thousand years of cultural and theological heritage to enquire how the very identify Judas got here to be synonymous with betrayal and, eventually, human evil. yet because the writer issues out, there has lengthy been a counter-current of suggestion that implies that Judas could in truth were sufferer of a negative injustice: vital to Jesus' project used to be his loss of life and resurrection, and for there to were a dying, there needed to be a betrayal. This thankless function fell to Judas; should still we in reality be thankful to him for his position within the divine drama of salvation? "You'll need to decide," as Bob Dylan sang within the sixties, "Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side." a vital yet doomed personality within the ardour narrative, and hence the full tale of Christianity, Judas and the betrayal he symbolizes proceed to play out in a lot greater cultural histories, conversing as he does to our inner most fears approximately friendship, betrayal, and the matter of evil. Judas: the final word traitor, or the last word scapegoat? this can be a compelling portrait of Christianity's so much troubling and mysterious personality.

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Zwischen Glaube und Wissenschaft: Theologie in Christentum by Mohammad Gharaibeh, Esnaf Begic, Hansjörg Schmid, Christian

By Mohammad Gharaibeh, Esnaf Begic, Hansjörg Schmid, Christian Ströbele

In Christentum und Islam gibt es unterschiedliche Wege, den Glauben theologisch-wissenschaftlich zu reflektieren. Dieser Band liefert Anlass, in einem dialogischen Rahmen neu über Theologie nachzudenken. Dabei sind sowohl geschichtliche Wechselwirkungen als auch gemeinsame Herausforderungen in der Gegenwart prägend. Wie kann Theologie Offenbarung und religiöse Erfahrungen denken und interpretieren? Welche kritische Funktion kommt ihr im Blick auf die Gesellschaft zu?

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Religious Fundamentalism: Global, Local, and Personal by Peter Herriot

By Peter Herriot

How does a spiritual fundamentalist come to include a counter-cultural international view?

Fundamentalism could be analysed from a number of perspectives. It is a kind of trust method which permits contributors to make experience in their lives and gives them with an identity. It is a social phenomenon, within which strictly non secular humans act in response to the norms, values, and ideology of the crowd to which they belong. It is a cultural product, within the feel that diverse cultural settings lead to various kinds of fundamentalism. And it's a worldwide phenomenon, within the visible experience that it really is to be came upon in all places, and likewise since it is either a response opposed to, and in addition part of, the globalising sleek world.

Religious Fundamentalism bargains with all of those 4 degrees of study, uniquely combining sociological and mental views, and touching on them to every other. Each bankruptcy is by way of a long case examine, and those diversity from a detailed textual research of George W. Bush’s moment inaugural speech via to a therapy of Al-Qaida as an international media event.

This publication offers a finished social medical standpoint on a topic of substantial modern value, and may be of use either to school scholars and likewise to scholars of the modern world.

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The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James by Melvyn Bragg

By Melvyn Bragg

The King James Bible has usually been known as the “Book of Books,” either in itself and in what it stands for. due to the fact its ebook in 1611, it's been the best-selling e-book on the earth, and plenty of think, it has had the best impact.

The King James Bible has unfold the Protestant religion. It has additionally been the best effect at the enrichment of the English language and its literature. it's been the Bible of wars from the British Civil struggle within the 17th century to the yank Civil struggle centuries later, and it's been carried into conflict in innumerable conflicts given that then. Its impression on social movements--—particularly related to ladies within the 19th and 20th centuries--—and politics used to be profound. It was once an important to the expansion of democracy. It was once critical to the abolition of slavery, and it outlined attitudes to fashionable technological know-how, schooling, and sex.

As Lord Melvyn Bragg’s The event of English explored the heritage of our language, so The e-book of Books finds the intense and still-felt effect of a piece created four hundred years in the past.

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The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel by Kathryn Joyce

By Kathryn Joyce

Whilst Jessie Hawkins’ followed daughter informed her she had one other mother again in Ethiopia, Jessie didn’t, at the start, be aware of what to imagine. She’d sought after her adoption to be nice tale a couple of baby who wanted a house and obtained one, and a relations led through God to undertake. in its place, she felt like she’d performed anything wrong.

Adoption has lengthy been enmeshed within the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a “win-win” compromise within the unending abortion debate. yet as Kathryn Joyce makes transparent within the baby Catchers, adoption has in recent times turn into much more entangled within the conservative Christian agenda.

To hundreds of thousands of evangelicals, adoption is a brand new entrance within the tradition wars: a try of “pro-life” bona fides, a fashion for born back Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism at the international degree, and a method to satisfy the “Great Commission” mandate to evangelize the international locations. Influential leaders fervently advertise a brand new “orphan theology,” urging fans to undertake en masse, with little concept for the households those “orphans” may perhaps already have.
Conservative evangelicals keep an eye on a lot of that via an infrastructure of adoption enterprises, ministries, political lobbying teams, and publicly-supported “crisis being pregnant centers,” which persuade girls not only to “choose life,” yet to settle on adoption. abroad, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom-bust adoption industry in international locations the place individuals are bad and rules vulnerable, and the place hefty adoption charges offer plenty of incentive to extend the “supply” of adoptable little ones, recruiting “orphans” from intact yet weak families.

The baby Catchers is a stunning exposé of what the adoption has develop into and the way it acquired there, instructed via deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking tales of people who grew to become collateral harm in a marketplace pushed through revenue and, now, pulpit command.

Anyone who seeks to adopt—of no matter what religion or no religion, and besides the fact that well-meaning—is tormented by the evangelical adoption stream, whether or not they are aware of it or no longer. The flow has formed the best way we predict approximately adoption, the language we use to debate it, the areas we search to undertake from, and the regulations and legislation that govern the method. within the baby Catchers, Kathryn Joyce finds with nice sensitivity and empathy why, if we actually deal with teenagers, we have to see extra essentially.

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Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans: Studies on Bible, History by József Zsengellér

By József Zsengellér

This quantity represents the present country of Samaritan examine. The stories, which have been offered on the 7th overseas convention of the Societe d Etudes Samaritaines, care for numerous features of the sector of Samaritan reports, just like the connections of Samaritan historical past and faith to the outdated testomony, difficulties of the temple construction on Mount Gerizim within the Persian or Hellenistic interval, linguistic features of the Samaritan Hebrew language and Samaritan theological questions of the Arabic period. Papers have been written by way of the prime students of Samaritan experiences.

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