Die Jesus Sage by Georg Brandes

By Georg Brandes

Translated from Danish unique "Sagnet om Jesus" by means of Erwin Magnus (1881-1947).

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English translation "Jesus, a fantasy" by means of Edwin Bjorkman


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Gnostic Religion in Antiquity by Roelof van den Broek

By Roelof van den Broek

Gnostic faith is the expression of a non secular worldview that is ruled by means of the idea that of Gnosis, an esoteric wisdom of God and the individual which promises salvation to people who own it. Roelof van den Broek offers right here a clean method of the gnostic present of past due Antiquity inside its old and non secular context, according to resources in Greek, Latin and Coptic, together with discussions of the person works of preserved gnostic literature. Van den Broek explores many of the gnostic interpretations of the Christian religion that have been present within the moment and 3rd centuries, while exhibiting that regardless of its effect on early Christianity, gnostic faith was once now not a in general Christian phenomenon. This publication should be of curiosity to theologians, historians of faith, scholars and students of the historical past of overdue Antiquity and early Christianity, in addition to experts in historic gnostic and airtight traditions.

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General Buddhism - Beyond Belief A Buddhist Critique of by A.L. De Silva

By A.L. De Silva

Throughout the Buddha's time, as now humans have been and are contused by way of the myriad spiritual ideals expounded via various spiritual lecturers who exalted their very own teachings and denounced these of others. This discourse used to be given through the Buddha while he was once requested via the Kalamas (the electorate of Kesaputta) who have been pressured over the various religions at the moment. The Buddha said:Do no longer settle for whatever on mere rumour (i.e. pondering that hence now we have heard for a very long time) don't settle for whatever by way of mere culture (i.e. considering that it has therefore been passed down: via many generations) don't settle for something as a result of rumours (i.e. believing what others say with out research) don't settle for whatever simply because it accords with yourscriptures don't settle for whatever by means of mere supposition don't settle for something via mere inference don't settle for something by way of in simple terms contemplating the appearances don't settle for whatever basically since it consents together with your preconceived notions Dо now not settle for whatever purely since it turns out applicable (i.e. may be authorised) don't settle for whatever pondering that the ascetic is revered; via us (and for this reason it's correct to just accept his word...This publication is nor meant as an assault on Christianity or mainstream Christians.The objective in publishing this ebook is to counteract the dogmatic propaganda of the, so referred to as, ''born again'' evangelists.

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Benjamin. Untersuchungen zur Entstehung und Geschichte eines by KLAUS-DIETRICH SCHUNCK


Niemand, der sich der Geschichte des Volkes Israel zuwendet, sei es dem Gesamtablauf der Geschichte dieses kleinen und doch so eminent bedeutenden Volkes, sei es nur einzelnen Perioden innerhalb seiner Geschichte, kann den Namen Benjamin unbeachtet übergehen. Benjamin battle nach der Überlieferung des Alten Testaments einer der zwölf Stämme, die die Gesamtheit ,Israel' bildeten. Doch darin erschöpft sich seine Bedeutung bei weitem noch nicht. Benjamin, räumlich einer der kleinsten der israelitischen Stämme, nahm etwa die Mitte des den zwölf Stämmen zugeschriebenen Siedlungsraumes ein, stellte additionally gleichsam das ,Herz von Israel' dar. Gerade diese Lage bedingte jedoch eine weitere Sonderstellung Benjamins: Es schob sich wie ein schmaler Riegel zwischen die beiden mächtigsten, politisch wie militärisch führenden und quickly ständig im Gegensatz zueinander stehenden Stämme Ephraim und Juda. Daß es damit zu einem Gegenstand besonderen Interesses dieser beiden Stämme, die nach der Reichsteilung von 926/25 v. Chr. die Kerngebiete der Reiche Israel und Juda bildeten, werden mußte und aus einer Behandlung der Geschichte dieser Stämme nicht auszuklammern ist, bedarf keiner weiteren Darlegungen.

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Belonging to Heaven by Gale Sears

By Gale Sears

Descended from the Hawaiian royal line, Jonathan Napela grew to become one of many first—and such a lot influential—converts to the Church in Hawaii. a guy of intelligence, social prestige, and wealth, he used his enormous place to additional the gospel in his place of origin.

He built a lifelong bond of brotherhood with Elder George Q. Cannon, supporting to translate the booklet of Mormon into Hawaiian and identify a meeting position for the Hawaiian saints in Laie, Oahu. but if his loved spouse, Kitty, used to be afflicted with leprosy, Jonathan made the defining choice of his lifestyles. He would depart his lifetime of privilege to develop into her caretaker and spend the remainder of his lifestyles on Molokai, the island of lepers. to those that suffered comparable heartbreak and banishment, Jonathan's self-sacrifice grew to become their lifeline.

Based on real tale, this can be a unprecedented novel of a guy who selected love within the face of loss of life.

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Secularization Revisited - Teaching of Religion and the by Niels Reeh

By Niels Reeh

Since 2001, historical past has confirmed the vintage and as soon as dominant theories of secularization mistaken. rather than leaving behind the topic of secularization, Niels Reeh’s Secularization Revisited demonstrates how the cave in of previously dominant secularization theories exhibits basic conceptual demanding situations inside sociology. via a old sociological case research of the political decision-making in regards to the instructing of faith in Denmark from 1721 to 2006, Reeh explains why sociology of faith and sociology extra in most cases should still pay extra awareness to interstate family, state-form and state-agency. The Danish state’s curiosity in its population’ faith over the past 3 centuries replied not just to non secular reasons yet to issues approximately international kinfolk and the survival of the state.

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