The Erosion of Biblical Certainty: Battles over Authority by Michael J. Lee

By Michael J. Lee

In line with traditional knowledge, through the overdue 1800s, a dead ringer for Bible as a supernatural and infallible textual content crumbled within the eyes of intellectuals below the attacks of secularizing forces. This e-book corrects the narrative by way of arguing that during the United States, the line to skepticism had already been paved via the Scriptures' such a lot capable and ardent defenders.

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Religion in Republican Italy (Yale Classical Studies) by Celia E. Schultz, Paul B. Harvey

By Celia E. Schultz, Paul B. Harvey

Explores how fresh findings and learn offer a richer figuring out of spiritual actions in Republican Rome and modern critical Italic societies, together with the Etruscans, through the interval of the center and overdue Republic. whereas a lot contemporary study has eager about the Romanization of parts outdoors Italy in later classes, this quantity investigates spiritual features of the Romanization of the Italian peninsula itself. The essays attempt to combine literary proof with archaeological and epigraphic fabric as they give thought to the nexus of faith and politics in early Italy; the effect of Roman associations and practices on Italic society; the reciprocal impression of non-Roman practices and associations on Roman customized; and the character of 'Roman', in place of 'Latin', 'Italic', or 'Etruscan', faith within the interval in query. The ensuing quantity illuminates many features of non secular praxis in Republican Italy, whereas even as complicating the kinds we use to debate it.

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Angels, demons and the new world by Fernando Cervantes, Andrew Redden

By Fernando Cervantes, Andrew Redden

Whilst ecu notions approximately angels and demons have been exported to the hot global, they underwent striking diversifications. Angels and demons got here to shape a vital part of the Spanish American cosmology, resulting in the emergence of colonial city and rural landscapes set inside of a strikingly theological framework. trust in celestial and demonic spirits quickly regulated and affected the day-by-day lives of Spanish, Indigenous and Mestizo peoples, whereas missionary networks circulated those practices to create a common and customarily accredited process of trust that flourished in seventeenth-century Baroque tradition and spirituality. This learn of angels and demons opens a very illuminating window onto highbrow and cultural advancements within the centuries that the eu come upon with the US. the amount could be of curiosity to students and scholars of non secular experiences, anthropology of faith, background of rules, Latin American colonial historical past and church heritage

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The Orient in Spain: Converted Muslims, the Forged Lead by Mercedes Garcia-Arenal Rodriquez

By Mercedes Garcia-Arenal Rodriquez

By means of Mercedes García-Arenal and Fernando Rodríguez Mediano. Translated from the Spanish by way of Consuelo López-Morillas
Taking as its major topic a chain of infamous forgeries by way of Muslim converts in sixteenth-century Granada (including an apocryphal gospel in Arabic), this publication reports the emotional, cultural and spiritual international view of the Morisco minority and the complexity of its identification, stuck among the desire to recognize Arabic cultural traditions, and the pressures of evangelization and efforts at integration into “Old Christian” society. Orientalist scholarship in Early sleek Spain, during which an curiosity in Oriental languages, often Arabic, was once associated with vital historiographical questions, similar to the makes use of and price of Arabic assets and the matter of the combination of al-Andalus inside a providentialist background of Spain, can be addressed. The authors examine those matters not just from an area standpoint, yet from a much broader standpoint, in an try and know how those issues relating to extra basic ecu highbrow and non secular developments.

Biographical note
Mercedes García-Arenal is study Professor on the nationwide Council for clinical study, Madrid. She has released approximately cultural and spiritual features of the Muslim West and of ethnic-religious minorities in Spain and the Magreb. between her books, Messianism and Puritanical Reform: Mahdis of the Muslim West (Leiden, Brill,2003) with Gerard Wiegers, a guy of 3 Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan jew among Catholic and Protestant Europe, (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, 2006).

Fernando Rodríguez Mediano is clinical Researcher on the nationwide Council for clinical study, Madrid. His has released in regards to the historical past of Morocco and its dating with Spain (15th-20th centuries). between his guides: Fernando Rodríguez Mediano and Helena de Felipe (eds.),El Protectorado español en Marruecos. Gestión colonial e identidades, Madrid, CSIC, 2002; Familias de Fez (ss. XV-XVII), Madrid, CSIC, 1995.
All drawn to questions of spiritual and cultural historical past and inter-religious family members, minorities, highbrow heritage, historical past of Arabic in Europe together with Orientalist wisdom and its transmission and makes use of (academic libraries, experts, post-graduate scholars, knowledgeable laymen).

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Getting Along?: Religious Identities and Confessional by Adam Morton, Nadine Lewycky

By Adam Morton, Nadine Lewycky

Studying the impression of the English and ecu Reformations on social interplay and neighborhood concord, this quantity concurrently highlights the strain and measure of lodging among traditional humans whilst confronted with spiritual and social upheaval. development on earlier literature which has characterized the development of the Reformation as 'slow' and 'piecemeal', this quantity furthers our realizing of the method of negotiation on the such a lot primary social and political degrees - within the family members, the loved ones, and the parish. The essays additional examine within the box of spiritual toleration and social interplay within the overdue 16th and early 17th centuries in either Britain and the broader ecu context. The participants are among the major researchers within the fields of non secular toleration and denominational historical past, and their essays mix new archival examine with present debates within the box. also, the gathering seeks to have fun the profession of Professor invoice Sheils, Head of the dep. of background on the collage of York, for his on-going contributions to historians' figuring out of non-conformity (both Catholic and Protestant) in Reformation and post-Reformation England.

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The Persuasive Portrayal of Solomon in 1 Kings 1-11 by Jung Ju Kang

By Jung Ju Kang

In recent times, such a lot educational stories of the books of Kings have focused on how they have been written. such a lot students examine the best way the nature of Solomon is depicted in 1 Kings 1-11. a few see Solomon as being portrayed favourably at the beginning yet negatively by means of the tip of the hole component to Kings. in line with such an realizing of Solomon, those students argue for the Josianic redaction idea which states that Kings was once written within the reign of King Josiah (640-609 BC). Others, believing that the writer in most cases disapproves of Solomon, argue that Kings was once the paintings of a unmarried writer on the time of the Exile (587-539 BC). in contrast history, the most crisis of this research is to set up how Solomon fairly is characterized. The booklet argues the necessity for a suitable technique to judge Solomon thoroughly, and proposes rhetorical feedback. utilising this to the Solomon tale, the examine breaks new flooring in taking a look at how the narrative used to be meant to cajole. From an research of ways persuasion is utilized in numerous points of the textual content - unit, association and magnificence, argument, state of affairs - the publication concludes that Solomon isn't really evaluated simplistically in Kings yet fairly that his personality is defined in numerous various and ambivalent methods.

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Tri-Faith America: How Catholics and Jews Held Postwar by Kevin M. Schultz

By Kevin M. Schultz

President Franklin D. Roosevelt placed it bluntly, if privately, in 1942-the usa used to be "a Protestant country," he acknowledged, "and the Catholics and Jews are the following less than sufferance." In Tri-Faith the USA, Kevin Schultz explains how the us left at the back of this concept that it was once "a Protestant kingdom" and changed it with a brand new nationwide photo, one premised at the concept that the rustic was once composed of 3 separate, both American faiths-Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. Tracing the origins of the tri-faith proposal to the early 20th century, whilst Catholic and Jewish immigration pressured Protestant Social Gospelers to mix forces with Catholic and Jewish aid companies, Tri-Faith the United States exhibits how the tri-faith concept accrued momentum after international battle I, promoted by means of public family campaigns, interfaith businesses, and the govt., to the purpose the place, by means of the tip of global conflict II and into the early years of the chilly conflict, the assumption was once turning into extensively accredited, fairly within the defense force, fraternities, neighborhoods, social businesses, and faculties. Tri-Faith the US additionally exhibits how postwar Catholics and Jews used the recent snapshot to strength the rustic to confront the demanding situations of pluralism. should still Protestant bibles be allowed on public university grounds? should still Catholic and Jewish fraternities be allowed to exclude Protestants? may still the govt. be allowed to count number american citizens via faith? hard just like the conformist Nineteen Fifties, Schultz describes how american citizens have been vigorously debating the advantages of spotting pluralism, paving the best way for the civil rights circulate and leaving a permanent mark on American tradition.

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Christian martyrdom in late antiquity (300-450 AD) : history by Gemeinhardt, Peter; Leemans, Johan

By Gemeinhardt, Peter; Leemans, Johan

The current volume's concentration lies at the formation of a multifaceted discourse on Christian martyrdom in past due Antiquity. whereas martyrdom debts stay a primary technique of defining Christian id, new literary genres emerge, e.g., the Lives of Saints (Athanasius on Antony), sermons (the Cappadocians), hymns (Prudentius). Authors like Eusebius of Caesarea and Augustine hire martyrological language and motifs in  Read more...

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Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common by Ian Reader

By Ian Reader

Praying for useful merits is a standard non secular job in Japan. Basing their paintings on a fusion of textual, ethnographic, old and modern reviews, the authors of this quantity exhibit that faraway from being marginal, the techniques and practices surrounding "genze riyaku" lie on the very middle of the japanese spiritual international. The authors speak about the commercial and advertisement features of ways and why associations advertise useful merits, drawing consciousness to the dynamism and suppleness within the spiritual market. The authors additionally research the enterprise of guidebooks, which mix shuttle details with non secular suggestion, together with kinds of prayer for the safety opposed to embarrassing actual difficulties and sexual illnesses.

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Vorkonstantinisches Christentum: Neues Testament by Wolfgang Haase

By Wolfgang Haase

AUFSTIEG UND NIEDERGANG DER ROMISCHEN WELT (ANRW) ist ein internationales Gemeinschaftswerk historischer Wissenschaften. Seine Aufgabe besteht darin, alle wichtigen Aspekte der antiken romischen Welt sowie ihres Fortwirkens und Nachlebens in Mittelalter und Neuzeit nach dem gegenwartigen Stand der Forschung in Einzelbeitragen zu behandeln. Das Werk ist in three Teile gegliedert:
I. Von den Anfangen Roms bis zum Ausgang der Republik
II. Principat
III. Spatantike
Jeder der drei Teile umfat sechs systematische Rubriken, zwischen denen es vielfache Uberschneidungen gibt: 1. Politische Geschichte, 2. Recht, three. faith, four. Sprache und Literatur, five. Philosophie und Wissenschaften, 6. Kunste.

ANRW ist ein handbuchartiges Ubersichtswerk zu den romischen Studien im weitesten Sinne, mit Einschlu der Rezeptions- und Wirkungsgeschichte bis in die Gegenwart. Bei den Beitragen handelt es sich entweder um zusammenfassende Darstellungen mit Bibliographie oder um challenge- und Forschungsberichte bzw. thematisch breit angelegte exemplarische Untersuchungen. Die Artikel erscheinen in deutscher, englischer, franzosischer oder italienischer Sprache.

Zum Mitarbeiterstab gehoren rund one thousand Gelehrte aus 35 Landern. Der Vielfalt der Themen entsprechend gehoren die Autoren hauptsachlich folgenden Fachrichtungen an: Alte, Mittelalterliche und Neue Geschichte; Byzantinistik, Slavistik; Klassische, Mittellateinische, Romanische und Orientalische Philologie; Klassische, Orientalische und Christliche Archaologie und Kunstgeschichte; Rechtswissenschaft; Religionswissenschaft und Theologie, besonders Kirchengeschichte und Patristik.

In Vorbereitung sind:
Teil II, Bd. 26,4: faith - Vorkonstantinisches Christentum: Neues testomony - Sachthemen, Fortsetzung
Teil II, Bd. 37,4: Wissenschaften: Medizin und Biologie, Fortsetzung.

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