Isis on the Nile. Egyptian Gods in Hellenistic and Roman by Laurent Bricault, Miguel John Versluys

By Laurent Bricault, Miguel John Versluys

The diffusion of the cults of Isis is lately back intensively studied. examine in this attention-grabbing phenomenon has often been characterized via its concentrate on L'Égypte hors d'Égypte, whereas advancements in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself have been usually noticeable as belonging to another area. This quantity attempts to beat that dangerous dichotomy by way of learning the cults of Isis in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself with regards to advancements within the Mediterranean at huge. The ebook not just offers an summary of crucial deities, frequently in keeping with new or unpublished fabric, but additionally can pay plentiful consciousness to the cultural methods in the back of Isis on Nile, like relatives among type and identification, non secular selection, social- and cultural reminiscence and Egypt s view of its personal previous.

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Civilizing Missions: International Religious Agencies in by M. Hirono

By M. Hirono

Because the early Nineties, China has witnessed an inflow of foreign NGOs, a lot of that have Christianity as their origin. The presence of foreign Christian companies in China, although, isn't really new. Christian missionaries went to China within the age of imperialism. Historians argue the paintings of missionaries was once inextricably associated with the assumption of a ‘civilizing mission’. This ebook significantly assesses the assumption of a Christian ‘civilizing venture’ over the years, and explores the relevance of the belief to the modern context. via analyzing the non-Han people’s belief of foreign Christian organizations, this publication advocates the significance of engagement via in-depth discussion among overseas Christian NGOs and ethnic groups.

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Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Jolyon Mitchell

By Jolyon Mitchell

One person's "martyr" is one other person's "terrorist," and one person's "martyrdom operation" is another's "suicide bombing." Suicide assaults all over the world have raised many troubling questions about martyrdom.

What is martyrdom? Why are a few humans drawn in the direction of giving up their lives as martyrs? What position does faith play in inciting and growing martyrs? How are martyrs made? as a way to resolution such questions and to appreciate the modern debates approximately martyrdom, this Very brief advent considers martyrdom's various roots.

Jolyon Mitchell seems at examples from quite a lot of ancient, spiritual and cultural contexts, together with a mother's martyrdom in a Roman area, the homicide of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the burning on the stake of a tender Joan of Arc, the execution of a novelist in nineteenth-century Asia, and, extra lately, many self-inflicted deaths within the center East and past. This wide variety of examples is helping to demonstrate how the time period martyrdom has built and continues to be used otherwise in a number of contexts around the globe. each one bankruptcy attracts on visible pictures to demonstrate the subject of martyrdom.

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Samson: Hero or Fool?: The Many Faces of Samson (Themes in by Tobias Nicklas, Erik M. M. Eynikel

By Tobias Nicklas, Erik M. M. Eynikel

Samson is a unusual personality. he's the main robust of the Israelite judges and 3 complete chapters within the publication of Judges are allotted to him. but he demonstrates many weaknesses, no longer least for the charms of ladies. within the overseas convention “Samson: Hero or Fool?” organised on the collage of Nijmegen in April, 2008, the texts of Judges 16-18 have been studied from various views, investigating how the complicated personality of this (anti)hero lived on in a number of methods within the later traditions approximately him. The contributions speak about additionally the reception background of the Samson traditions in later Jewish, Christian and Islamic literature, in addition to his illustration in figurative and acting arts.

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Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel by Melody Carlson

By Melody Carlson

With excessive hopes, Daphne Ballinger lands her dream activity on the big apple occasions. yet it's now not lengthy until eventually writing approximately weddings turns into a painful reminder of her personal failed romance, and her love of the town slowly sours besides. Is it time to renounce big apple for her small place of origin of Appleton?

When her eccentric Aunt Dee passes away and leaves a huge property to Daphne, going again house is a simple selection. What isn’t effortless is coming to phrases with the downright strange clauses written into the will.

Daphne simply stands to inherit the property if she is of the same opinion to her aunt's very particular posthumous phrases -- own undefined. And if she fails to conform, the sprawling outdated Victorian apartment will probably be bequeathed to . . . Aunt Dee’s cats.

And if Daphne thinks that’s abnormal, wait until eventually she reveals out an array of secrets and techniques approximately Aunt Dee's lifestyles, and the way imperfect conditions can occasionally bring about God's excellent timing.

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The Only Thing That Matters: Book 2 in the Conversations by Neale Donald Walsch

By Neale Donald Walsch

Whatever very strange is going on on the earth instantaneously. you haven't any doubt spotted it. it can be generating a greater than basic volume of problem and disjointedness on your lifestyles, and even perhaps a few significant upheavals. you're most likely noticing it within the lives of others as well.

For your time you have got idea that this was once all simply your brain enjoying methods on you; that issues weren't rather occurring any another way, and that you’re a little drained, a bit overcommitted, a bit oversensitive.

yet now, as every day offers itself with stumbling blocks mounting and demanding situations expanding and an increasing number of own matters arising to be confronted and healed, it really is obvious that each one of this isn't an phantasm, now not an exaggeration. so that you should be asking, “Why is all this occurring? What am I doing wrong?”

And here’s the reply . . .

You’re doing not anything wrong.

AND . . . there's something very strange happening straight away on your lifestyles, and all around the planet.

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The Day of Judgment by Harun Yahya

By Harun Yahya

Discusses the day once we will probably be judged through Allah near to our deeds, either solid and undesirable; this ebook seeks to remind people who they need to use the chance they've got during this lifestyles to earn the nice excitement of Allah, prior to it's too overdue, and for us to be thankful to the advantages our Lord has given us.

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