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Mysteries of the Holy Grail

By Elizabeth Clare Prophet
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  • Pages : 368
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"Mystics believe that the Holy Grail represents our Real Self, or Higher Self. In eighteen chapters Elizabeth Clare Prophet, inspired by Archangel Gabriel, unlocks the mystery of true Selfhood in the ongoing quest for the Holy Grail. Each chapter unlocks a mystery of self and offers keys to the soul’s reunion with God, including unknown aspects of psychology, keys to self-discovery and self-fulfillment, lessons on karma. A formula for practical day-to-day self-mastery unfolds—transforming the spirit, arming us to meet each crisis, personal or planetary, with equanimity and empowerment. You will also come to understand the inner workings of the cosmos as you learn about the unseen forces that shape our existence and how the conflicts we see all around us are part of a great drama, a battle of light and darkness, that began long ago. And you’ll discover spiritual strategies for dealing with the most complex problems of our time."

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This book provides a study of the manner in which the Roman Catholic Church in France responded to successive revolutions between 1789 and 1870 as well as to the cultural upheaval associated with accelerating socio-economic change. It focuses on the Church as an institution engaged in a dynamic process of (re)Christianization and determined, as the only repository of the true faith of Jesus Christ, to fortify belief , and to combat the ‘Satanic’ forces of moral corruption and revolutionary chaos and create a ‘counter society’, the société parfaite. Discussion of the Church as an institution in crisis, of the recruitment, instruction and mind-sets of its bishops, parish clergy, and the members of religious orders, of its hierarchical structures and internal discipline, and of the need to compensate for the losses suffered during a period of revolutionary upheaval, provides the basis for an exploration of its evolving doctrine(s) and sense of purpose; for an assessment of the pastoral care provided to parish communities; and of the leadership and moral qualities of the clergy; before final consideration of the reception of the religious message(s).

The De-Judaization of the Image of Jesus of Nazareth (The Virgin Mary) at the Time of the Holocaust: Ensoulment and the Human Ovum

By Thomas Alexander Blüger
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1664149414
  • Pages : 1056
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 422
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Book Summary:

Thomas has been researching his family's Jewish background for the last thirty years. Herein he investigates how his Jewish grandparents, and aunt-defined as a nonprivileged Mischling, survived the war while living in the heart of Nazi Germany. This led Thomas to research Hitler's fear of having partial Jewish ancestry and expanded into a full-blown study of following Christianity’s understanding of the Jewish identity of Jesus of Nazareth throughout history. Not leaving matters here, Thomas outlines how Marian dogmatic theology, used at the time of the Shoah, brought to conclusion the Church's long journey in defining the "time" of ensoulment as articulated in the papal document Ineffabilis Deus, promulgated by Pius in 1854. This happened twenty-seven years after the discovery of the human ovum in 1827 by Karl Ernst von Baer. Years later, with the emergence of Nazi racial ideology, many anti-Christian Christians attempted to invert Christianity's core message of salvation through faith toward biological ends. This would not do. Roman authorities had consistently held throughout the centuries that faith is about salvation and not about biology. According to that same end, the "ideal" of ensoulment, since the time of the Church's renewed understanding of it—beginning in 1854—and indeed as it was first articulated through the writings of Aristotle and received into Christianity through the writings of Saint Augustine and later Thomas Aquinas—was newly preserved within the confines of Western civilization. This is the first book, the author knows of, that follows Augustine's concept of ensoulment, as well as Aquinas's thinking on the matter, while linking these to Karl Ernst von Baer's discovery of the human ovum in 1827, up until the events of Shoah and beyond. This study is phenomenological in nature in that it does "not" follow Jesus of Nazareth (the Virgin Mary) throughout history, but rather follows the "image" of Jesus of Nazareth (the Virgin Mary)—a monumental difference. This study supports the Second Vatican Council, the Church's latest and ongoing efforts in affirming the Jewish identities of both Jesus of Nazareth and the Virgin Mary, John Paul II's call for a purification of memory beginning in a year of Jubilee, as well as the many present efforts in Catholic-Jewish relations. This study builds upon the author's past article: "Following the Virgin Mary through Auschwitz: Marian Dogmatic Theology at the Time of the Shoah," published in Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, Vol. 14, winter 2008, No. 3, pp. 1-24.

New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World [2 volumes]

By Eugene V. Gallagher,Lydia Willsky-Ciollo
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440862362
  • Pages : 718
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 233
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Book Summary:

A valuable resource for students and general audiences, this book provides a unique global perspective on the history, beliefs, and practices of emergent faith communities, new religious traditions and movements worldwide, from the 19th century to the present. New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World provides insightful global perspectives on the emergent faith communities and new traditions and movements of the last two centuries. Readers will gain access to the information necessary to explore the significance, complexities, and challenges that modern religious traditions have faced throughout their history and that continue to impact society today. The work identifies the themes and issues that have often brought new religions into conflict with the larger societies of which they are a part. Coverage includes new religious groups that emerged in America, such as the Seventh-day Adventists, the Latter-day Saints, and the Jehovah's Witnesses; alternative communities around the globe that emerged from the major Western and Eastern traditions, such as Aum Shinrikyo and Al-Qaeda; and marginalized groups that came to a sudden end, such as the Peoples Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Branch Davidians. The entries highlight thematic and broader issues that run across the individual religious traditions, and will also help students analyze and assess the common difficulties faced by emergent religious communities. Presents alphabetically arranged entries on new religions that provide readers with easy-to-access, historical information about how these religions emerged from their cultural contexts and evolved over time Provides numerous primary source documents—each introduced by a headnote—that convey firsthand accounts of the founding of new religions and supply students material for critical analysis Includes photographs that help students better visualize important places, people, and things related to new religions Helps meet world history content standards and enables a fuller understanding of religious beliefs and practices in the contemporary world as well as how religions have responded to challenges and uncertainties

The Lord of Glory

By Jacob M. Thompson
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1733820043
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 441
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Book Summary:

Christians today make strong professions of the Lord being their only God and that they serve him faithfully. Unfortunately, however, many of these same Christians have little to no relationship with and knowledge of God. This is largely due in part because they do not truly know who he is. Contrary to the modern-day pharisees that tell us that he is too hard to understand, this book, in very meticulous detail, will lay out in a very easy to understand manner of learning who the Creator God is. "The Lord of Glory" covers hundreds upon hundreds of scriptures from numerous books of the Holy Bible, and nothing else, to accurately present the Lord as he describes himself in his word. Over the course of three sections, Jacob M. Thompson, explains not just the Lord himself, but how he created us, and refutes some of the false depictions of the Lord people have been led to believe.If you have ever wanted to get to know the Creator God above, without all the annoying and convoluted scholarly jargon, this is definitely the book for you!

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature

By Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136594256
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 418
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Book Summary:

This reference is a comprehensive guide to literature written 500 to 1500 A.D., a period that gave rise to some of the world's most enduring and influential works, such as Dante's Commedia, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and a large body of Arthurian lore and legend. While its emphasis is upon medieval English texts and society, this reference also covers Islamic, Hispanic, Celtic, Mongolian, Germanic, Italian, and Russian literature and Middle Age culture. Longer entries provide thorough coverage of major English authors such as Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory, and of genre entries, such as drama, lyric, ballad, debate, saga, chronicle, and hagiography. Shorter entries examine particular literary works; significant kings, artists, explorers, and religious leaders; important themes, such as courtly love and chivalry; and major historical events, such as the Crusades. Each entry concludes with a brief biography. The volume closes with a list of the most valuable general works for further reading.

The Second Coming

By Cyrene
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Isbn : 1482821141
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 524
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Book Summary:

The Second Coming takes a fresh look at the Gospel of Matthew through the unconditioned eyes of a truth-seeker. The book reinterprets the Gospel of Matthew from a non-dualistic perspective and brings out spiritual insights totally unexpected. The book also brings to the forefront the forgotten character of Joseph as the 'tekton' of the Gospel. The distinctive feature of the book is that it redefines abstruse or undefined biblical terms such as, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, God, heaven, hell, Serpent, Satan, sin, etc., in a new light that makes the interpretation internally consistent, and also consistent with the external reality. According to the book, the message of the Gospel is straightforward: The human body is the Savior. Therefore, turn to the body. The book goes beneath the literal content of the Gospel of Matthew to discover its soul.

Searching for the New Black Man

By Ronda C. Henry Anthony
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 1626744440
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 857
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Book Summary:

Using the slave narratives of Henry Bibb and Frederick Douglass, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, and Barack Obama, Ronda C. Henry Anthony examines how women’s bodies are used in African American literature to fund the production of black masculine ideality and power. In tracing representations of ideal black masculinities and femininities, Henry Anthony shows how black men’s struggles for gendered agency are inextricably bound up with their complicated relation to white men and normative masculinity. The historical context in which Henry Anthony couches these struggles highlights the extent to which shifting socioeconomic circumstances dictate the ideological, cultural, and emotional terms upon which black men conceptualize identity. Yet, Henry Anthony quickly moves to texts that challenge traditional constructions of black masculinity. In these texts Henry Anthony traces how the emergence of collaboratively-gendered discourses, or a blending of black female/male feminist consciousnesses, are reshaping black masculinities, femininities, and intraracial relations for a new century.

The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought

By Caryl Emerson,George Pattison,Randall A. Poole
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 019251640X
  • Pages : 736
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 531
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Book Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought is an authoritative new reference and interpretive volume detailing the origins, development, and influence of one of the richest aspects of Russian cultural and intellectual life - its religious ideas. After setting the historical background and context, the Handbook follows the leading figures and movements in modern Russian religious thought through a period of immense historical upheavals, including seventy years of officially atheist communist rule and the growth of an exiled diaspora with, e.g., its journal The Way. Therefore the shape of Russian religious thought cannot be separated from long-running debates with nihilism and atheism. Important thinkers such as Losev and Bakhtin had to guard their words in an environment of religious persecution, whilst some views were shaped by prison experiences. Before the Soviet period, Russian national identity was closely linked with religion - linkages which again are being forged in the new Russia. Relevant in this connection are complex relationships with Judaism. In addition to religious thinkers such as Philaret, Chaadaev, Khomiakov, Kireevsky, Soloviev, Florensky, Bulgakov, Berdyaev, Shestov, Frank, Karsavin, and Alexander Men, the Handbook also looks at the role of religion in aesthetics, music, poetry, art, film, and the novelists Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Ideas, institutions, and movements discussed include the Church academies, Slavophilism and Westernism, theosis, the name-glorifying (imiaslavie) controversy, the God-seekers and God-builders, Russian religious idealism and liberalism, and the Neopatristic school. Occultism is considered, as is the role of tradition and the influence of Russian religious thought in the West.

Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism

By Steven D. Aguzzi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317111907
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 622
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Book Summary:

Since the calls of the Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholic theologians have sought to overcome an overarching problem facing Jewish–Christian relations, the concept of "supersessionism"; the idea that God has revoked the spiritual and historical promises made to the Jewish people in favour of granting those same privileges to a predominantly Gentile Church. Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism breaks new ground by applying an ancient principle to the problem of Israel’s "replacement": the early Church’s promotion of millennialism. Utilizing the best in Patristic research, Aguzzi argues that these earliest Christian traditions made room for the future of Israel because Christ’s reign in the Church was viewed as provisional to his historical reign on earth—Israel’s role in salvation history was and is not yet complete. Aguzzi’s research also opens the door for a greater Catholic understanding of the millennial principle, not shying away from its validity and relevance for understanding the importance of safeguarding Jewish particularity, while concluding that the Synagogue and the Church are indeed on a parallel trajectory; "...what will their...[Israel’s]...acceptance be but life from the dead?" (Romans 11:15). Ultimately, the divine will is fulfilled through both Christian and Jewish means, in history, while each community is dependent, in different ways, upon the unfolding of God’s future and the coming Parousia of Christ.

Studies in Eschatology

By Bruce Menzies
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  • Publisher : Bruce Menzies
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 134
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 219
  • File Pdf: studies-in-eschatology.pdf

Book Summary:

“Are we really living in the end-times?” “Is it possible to understand Bible prophecy?” The answer is, “Yes.” God wrote the Bible for us to read and understand. Paul stated in 1 Thes. 4:13 that we should not be ignorant about God’s plans. God must consider prophecy important as He put so much of it in the Bible. This booklet will shed light on these important subjects.

The Seed, the Covenants, and the Prophecies

By Hans Willer Laale
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  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Isbn : 1486615031
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 320
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Book Summary:

The Seed, the Covenants, and the Prophecies is designed for students and laymen. It is held together by a thin thread, the promised “Seed of the Woman,” a promise that makes its way throughout the Old Testament on the wings of prophecy to find its fulfilment in the New Testament. The “Seed of the Woman” is initially perceived indistinctly, but as revelations are made by God’s inspired holy prophets over time, a detailed portrait emerges of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God, in His all-embracing fullness. Arranged chronologically, the book provides from a literal biblical perspective an abridged historical timeline of God’s covenants with the Jewish people of Israel and Judah, and of the Old Testament Messianic prophecies that have found fulfilment in the New Testament. Events are liberally documented with excerpts and explanatory footnotes. Interwoven with the unfolding fabric of ancient, medieval, and modern political and religious conflicts, it is hoped that the book will stimulate interest in God’s Word, elicit dialogue, and provide readers with a fair measure of enjoyment as well as spiritual direction.