By Sharon Kelly Heyob
L'objet de ce travail est, comme on le voit, très précis, puisqu'il se borne à étude du culte d'Isis chez les femmes. Il faut dire que, depuis quelques années, les volumes concernant le culte d'Isis se sont multipliés et l'auteur reconnaît volontiers sa dette à leur égard. Mais l'aspect féminin du problème devait peut-être être étudié par une femme. Son petit livre est en tout cas citadel intéressant. Après un très bon chapitre sur «les views historiques», qui permet de replacer dans son cadre l'ensemble de l'exposé, S.K Heyob a réparti son travail en quatre chapitres. Tout d'abord elle s'efforce de préciser, un element de vue féminin, l. a. «nature essentielle d'Isis», ce qui n'est pas si facile, puisqu'elle est «polymorphe». En utilisant l'ensemble du file, l'A. montre que si, au départ, Isis est surtout celle qui pleure los angeles mort d'Osiris, elle apparaît dans le monde gréco-romain comme l'épouse vivante d'Osiris et los angeles mère dévouée d'Horus et donc comme l. a. «déesse des femmes».
By Herbert Cutner
In 1950, mythicist Herbert Cutner released his very good paintings, "Jesus: God, guy or Myth?," which not just explores the legendary nature of Jesus Christ but additionally offers an extraordinary and much-needed summarization of the controversy among mythicists and historicizers over the last few centuries. opposite to well known trust, the concept Jesus Christ is a legendary personality isn't really new: in truth, the wondering and doubting of the gospel story began before everything of the Christian period and has been persisted by way of hundreds of thousands, if no longer hundreds of thousands, for the reason that then. The historicization and carnalization of the Christ personality used to be fought by means of the Docetic Gnostics, and the disbelief was once addressed through early orthodox Christians in addition, together with the writers of the canonical epistles of John. certainly, 1 John four condemns as "antichrists" these "spirits" who don't confess that "Jesus Christ has are available in the flesh," as does 2 John 7. Many, says 2 John, have contested the historicity of Jesus Christ, even by way of his day.
The writings of early Christians additionally determine that Christ used to be perceived through the Pagans as a customary sunlight god, an idea that got here to fruition within the works of French pupil Charles Dupuis on the finish of the 18th century, while he wrote his multivolume "Origine de tous les cultes." Dupuis was once through count number Volney, one other tremendous French mythicist, and the floodgates opened, with the German institution of biblical feedback kicking into complete apparatus, the Dutch throwing their hats into the world, and the British creating a super impression that's most probably answerable for the tremendous low price of church
By David Cortesi
Can a skeptic benefit from a spiritual perform? if you happen to can't abide principles of the supernatural, while no spiritual account of the area satisfies, how are you going to fulfill the necessity for intensity, engagement, serenity in life?
Davd Cortesi, famous as a author on technical matters, brings a programmer's bent for good judgment and scholar's learn abilities to the quest for secular methods to:
* achieve existential validity, the experience we have now a correct to exist.
* Weave a richly attached, suppportive community.
* achieve the mental merits of meditation and prayer.
* benefit from the balance and luxury of significant ritual.
* Formulate and justify a private moral code.
* arrange for deaths: our personal, and people of individuals we like.
The publication additionally contains wide-ranging essays on:
* The pursuit of the mysic adventure: How universal is it? what's it like? What does it symbolize? How not easy is it to reach?
* How will we establish heroes and position versions? Whata does that indicate for us and our children?
* What does technology learn about happiness? What are functional thoughts for changing into happier?
The e-book attracts as freely from fresh papers in refereed journals because it does from the lessons of the Buddha, Solon, and Epicurus.
Optimistic, occasionally lyrical, yet constantly grounded firmly in cause, Secular Wholeness is for a person attempting to stay a deeper, extra intentional existence.
By Daniel Defoe
This attention-grabbing quantity from the writer of such influential novels as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders bargains an analytical tackle the determine of devil. even though Defoe bargains a accomplished historical past of the symbolic and literary value of the satan, he additionally believes that the satan performs an lively and direct function in choosing the process global occasions, which he outlines in nice element. All in all, it's a must-read for these attracted to theology and the improvement of the Christian worldview.
By Ali Tabari
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By Raymond Brodeur, Dominique Deslandres, Therese Nadeau-Lacour, Collectif
By John Piper
Sorry, i must disagree with not less than a part of the idea of the booklet. whereas I agree that God can and does convey solid out of bad...and I agree that the lives of Bunyan and Brainerd are fantastic illustrations of that truth; William Cowper's scenario is especially troubling to me. The statement that his madness and his worry that he was once predestined for Hell used to be by some means a blessing from God simply doesn't face up to the scriptures which nation: "God has now not GIVEN us the spirit of worry, yet of energy, and of affection, and of a legitimate MIND." (2 Timothy 1:7) and "There is not any worry in love, yet excellent love casts out worry; for worry has torment and he who fears has now not been made ideal in love." (I John 4:18) And definite, I become aware of that the Bible says that "the worry of the Lord is the start of information" (Proverbs 1:7), yet does not that check with reverance, instead of the debilitating, suicide-inducing worry from which Cowper suffered? when you've got learn a number of the statements made by way of Cowper bearing on his OVERWHELMING worry and fervent trust that he used to be damned, lots of which aren't incorporated in Piper's booklet, you know the way heartbreaking they're. but we're to think that the "Prince of Peace" who promised his youngsters "peace that passes realizing" and admonished us to "let now not your center be concerned" is the writer of this psychological torment and confusion?!
Additionally, if religion that the shed blood of Jesus has washed away one's sins is the root for salvation, and that religion is given through God to his "elect", then Cowper's strict Calvinist upbringing and trust process needs to certainly persuade him that he was once no longer one of the decide on seeing that he didn't have this insurance. What different end may well he succeed in?
Sorry, but when you're a constant Calvinist, you need to most likely finish that Cowper was once correct to worry reprobation.
By Peter C. Caldwell
The thinker of faith and critic of idealism, Ludwig Feuerbach had a far-reaching effect on German radicalism round the time of the Revolution of 1848. This highbrow heritage explores how Feuerbach’s critique of faith served as a rallying element for radicals, and the way they ironically sought to create a brand new, post-religious type of religiosity as a part of the innovative goal. At factor for the Feuerbachian radicals was once the emergence of a humanity emancipated from the limitations of mere associations, capable of convey itself freely and harmoniously. Caldwell additionally touches on Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, and Richard Wagner in his dialogue of the time. This publication reconstructs the character of Feuerbach’s radicalism and indicates the way it encouraged early works of socialism, feminism, and musical modernism.
“This is a wonderful paintings. the writer explains rather well and with massive readability Feuerbach’s ideas--no small accomplishment, in view of the notoriously cloudy language of Hegelian philosophy. Caldwell’s demonstration of the effect of Feuerbach’s inspiration at the figures he considers (an attention-grabbing and extremely assorted team of people) is eminently convincing.”--Jonathan Sperber, Curator's Professor and division Chair, division of historical past, college of Missouri
“A effective, cutting edge paintings of highbrow historical past. Caldwell reconstructs a occasionally missed aspect of the philosophical origins of the heritage of German radical proposal, unearthing a few of its forgotten strength for later counter-cultural pursuits, but additionally exhibiting how, within the palms of Wagner, one present of post-Feuerbachian suggestion veered into extra risky waters of fable and racism.”--Dr. Andrew Bonnell, Senior Lecturer, historical past and Convener of historical past self-discipline, university of HPRC, college of Queensland, Australia
By Axel W. Persson
By Khurram Dara
If you have ever learn a information tale approximately radical Islam, you've got most likely noticeable "sharia legislation" pointed out. yet for anything that's changing into more and more general in political rhetoric, it is challenging to think how little most folks truly learn about Islamic legislations. during this concise and instructive booklet, Khurram Dara explains not just the background and origins of Islamic legislation but in addition the attention-grabbing position it has performed within the politics of the center East and center the US. hard the traditional knowledge that Islamic legislation is inflexible and everlasting, Dara argues that the political and cultural realities of its formation recommend another way and will swap how Islamic legislations is believed of and mentioned in either the East and the West. Combining spiritual background with criminal research, Contracting worry explains Islamic legislation within the context of the worldwide political weather at the present time.