By Robert Payne
This is a entire account of the 8 non secular wars among the Christian West and the Muslim East that ruled the center a while. Calling themselves "pilgrims of Christ," millions of Europeans from all stations in existence undertook the cruel and bloody quest to reclaim Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and Christ's tomb for Christendom.
Robert Payne brings to lifestyles each step of the Crusaders' thousand-mile trip: the deprivation; the determined, rapacious, and brutal raids for nutrients and offers; the epic battles for Antioch, Jerusalem, and Acre; the barbarous remedy of captives; and the quarreling ecu princes who vied for energy and wealth within the close to East. An epic story of the wonderful and the bottom, of unshakable religion and unspeakable atrocities, The Dream and the Tomb captures not just the occasions however the very essence of the Crusades.
By Amy-Jill Levine
Even though significant New testomony figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mom Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, residing in a tradition steeped in Jewish heritage, ideals, and practices, there hasn't ever been an version of the hot testomony that addresses its Jewish history and the tradition from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent specialists lower than the final editorship of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler positioned those writings again into the context in their unique authors and audiences. they usually clarify how those writings have affected the relatives of Jews and Christians over the last thousand years.
An foreign crew of students introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish views, within the New Revised ordinary model translation. They exhibit how Jewish practices and writings, really the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, motivated the hot testomony writers. From this angle, readers achieve new perception into the hot Testament's which means and importance. furthermore, thirty essays on historic and non secular topics--Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish idea, Parables and Midrash, Mysticism, Jewish family members lifestyles, Messianic activities, lifeless Sea Scrolls, questions of the recent testomony and anti-Judaism, and others--bring the Jewish context of the recent testomony to the fore, permitting all readers to determine those writings either of their unique contexts and within the historical past of interpretation. For readers unexpected with Christian language and customs, there are causes of such concerns because the Eucharist, the importance of baptism, and "original sin."
For non-Jewish readers attracted to the Jewish roots of Christianity and for Jewish readers who desire a New testomony that neither proselytizes for Christianity nor denigrates Judaism, The Jewish Annotated New Testament is an important quantity that locations those writings in a context that would enlighten scholars, pros, and common readers.
By Augustine of Hippo
Avec Les Confessions, le moi fait son apparition dans los angeles philosophie, l. a. littérature et l. a. spiritualité occidentales : dans une confession qui est tout à l. a. fois aveu, louange et occupation de foi, Augustin fait l'expérience de l'intériorité. Dans le livre X, il refait le parcours de sa conversion, intellectuelle (livre VII) puis morale (livre VIII) : un mouvement théorétique (qui suis-je ? est suivi par un examen de sense of right and wrong (suis-je pécheur ?). Mais l'introspection ne se réduit pas à l. a. quête de soi d'un individu désireux de s'appréhender dans son unicité et sa subjectivité : c'est bel et bien une quête de Dieu, au cours de laquelle Augustin gravit l'échelle des facultés de son moi (âme, esprit, mémoire) jusqu'à l. a. hint que Dieu a laissée en lui, l'amour naturel qui le porte vers Dieu. Derrière les énigmes du moi se profilent les mystères de los angeles foi.
By DK Publishing
The Illustrated Bible tale through tale is an essential retelling of the tales that experience absorbed readers for centuries.
Authenticated via a staff of specialist biblical students and historians, The Illustrated Bible tale by way of tale strains the occasions and areas that experience formed the scriptures, e-book through e-book, prophet through prophet, miracle by means of miracle.
With accomplished and goal insurance of each significant covenant, prophecy, miracle, and parable within the previous and New Testaments, set truly of their ancient and spiritual context, The Illustrated Bible tale through Story's uniquely obtainable method appeals to a common readership of any religion, making this a terrific present in addition to a vital source for houses, colleges, and libraries.
• Supported via archaeological discoveries and old documentation
• Profiles key figures, from Adam and Eve to John the Baptist to Saint Paul
• specializes in key websites, similar to Jericho and Mount Sinai
• finished timelines supply an immediate assessment of events
• Before-and-after panels all through hyperlink occasions over time
• good points images, artworks, maps, landscapes, and key artifacts
• contains kinfolk timber displaying genealogies
By Hans Küng
Does God exist? The query implies one other: who's God? This publication is intended to provide an solution to either questions and to provide purposes for this resolution. Does God exist? certain or no? Many are at a loss among trust and unbelief; they are unsure, skeptical. they're uncertain approximately their trust, yet they also are uncertain approximately their doubting. There are nonetheless others who're happy with their doubting. but there continues to be a eager for simple task. simple task? no matter if Christians or Jews, believers in God or atheists, the dialogue this day runs correct throughout previous denominations and new ideologies—but the eager for simple task is unquenched. Does God exist? we're placing all our playing cards at the desk the following. the reply may be "Yes, God exists," As humans within the 20th century, we definitely can kind of think in God—even extra so within the Christian God—and even perhaps extra simply this present day than a couple of a long time or centuries in the past. For, after such a lot of crises, it really is marvelous how a lot has been clarified and what number problems in regard to trust in God have melted into the gentle that no darkness has conquer.
Now in an absolutely corrected version, one of many precise religious classics of the 20th century.
Published for the 1st time with an index and Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar’s afterword, this new English booklet of Meditations at the Tarot is the landmark version of 1 of crucial works of esoteric Christianity.
Written anonymously and released posthumously, as was once the author’s want, the goal of this paintings is for the reader to discover a courting with the writer within the religious dimensions of lifestyles. the writer sought after to not be considered a character who lived from 1900 to 1973, yet as a pal who's speaking with us from past the limits of normal life.
Using the 22 significant arcana of the tarot deck as a way to discover a few of humanity’s such a lot penetrating non secular questions, Meditations at the Tarot has attracted an unheard of diversity of compliment from around the religious spectrum.
By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy
“Whether you finish that this booklet is the main alarming heresy of the millennium or the mummy of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries merits to be read.”
-- fortress worthy famous person -Telegram
What if . . .
* there have been totally no proof for the lifestyles of a old Jesus?
* for hundreds of thousands of years Pagans had additionally a Son of God?
* this Pagan savior was once additionally born of a virgin at the twenty-fifth of December earlier than 3 shepherds, grew to become water into wine at a marriage, died and was once resurrected, and provided his physique and blood as a Holy Communion?
* those Pagan myths were rewritten because the gospel of Jesus Christ?
* the earliest Gnostic Christians knew that the Jesus tale was once a myth?
* Christianity grew to become out to be a continuation of Paganism by way of one other identify?
Abdulmasi kills hundreds and hundreds of Christians in northern Nigeria with out remorse—until the day he chooses a brand new lifetime of religion and sacrifices every little thing for a God of love.
What do we research from those faith-filled brothers and sisters all over the world? How do we pray for them? And what do their notable tales train us a couple of God whose mild shines in a depressing world?
I Am N reminds us that we're each one “N”—as radical Muslims in Iraq determine fans of Jesus the Nazarene. anyplace we are living, now we have camaraderie with those people who are persecuted. So come meet their households. learn their tales. Deepen your religion in a God who offers us the braveness to polish in a gloomy and hurting world.
By Thomas F. Madden
What is the connection among the medieval crusades and the issues of the fashionable center East? have been the crusades the Christian identical of Muslim jihad? during this sweeping but crisp historical past, Thomas F. Madden deals an excellent and compelling narrative of the crusades and their modern relevance. putting the entire significant crusades inside of their medieval social, fiscal, spiritual, and highbrow environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval international that led untold millions to depart their houses, households, and neighbors to march in Christ’s identify to far away lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, every one campaign is mentioned in a transparent, concise narrative. the writer provides distinct realization to boot to the crusades’ results at the Islamic global and the Christian Byzantine East.
The tradition of Christendom brings jointly unique essays by way of individual historians on medieval ecu historical past. Their variety displays the breadth of Denis Bethell's personal pursuits, which even though targeted at the excessive medieval church encompassed the tradition of the center a long time as a whole.