Download E-books The Sacred Quest: An invitation to the Study of Religion (6th Edition) PDF

By Lawrence Cunningham


Examines the most rules that represent all non secular suggestion and perform.


The Sacred Quest takes a thematic and comparative method of the learn of faith. It offers equivalent weight to theoretical matters and practices mirrored within the significant international religions.


The textual content identifies the theoretical concerns surrounding the research of faith and specializes in primary subject matters akin to ritual and sacred language.


Learning Goals

Upon finishing this ebook readers could be capable to:

  • Recognize major principles that represent all spiritual suggestion and practice
  • Identify theoretical concerns surrounding the examine of religion
  • Recognize primary issues of faith: ritual, sacred verbal exchange, and morality

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Download E-books The Supreme Gods of the Bosporan Kingdom: Celestial Aphrodite and the Most High God (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) by Yulia Ustinova (1998-12-23) PDF

By Yulia Ustinova

This can be the 1st systematic learn of the cults of the Bosporan nation, which existed in South Russia within the first centuries advert. The learn relies on quite a few resources: archaeological facts and inscriptions, mostly unknown to the non-Russian readers, in addition to historic and literary texts. the faith of the Bosporus is considered during this monograph as a mix of Greek and indigenous Iranian traditions. Its first half is devoted to the cult of Celestial Aphrodite. the second one half examines the arguable cult of the main excessive God and its alledged Jewish affinities. The e-book, illustrated with thirty figures, is a crucial contribution to the knowledge of the non secular existence in Greek colonies, and the historical past of japanese Mediterranean in past due Antiquity.

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Download E-books The Bible in Slavic Tradition (Studia Judaeoslavica) PDF

By Alexander Kulik, Catherine Mary MacRobert, Svetlina Nikolova, Moshe Taube, Cynthia M Vakareliyska

This quantity includes chosen papers from a global convention held in 2009 in Varna, Bulgaria. The papers signify significant tendencies and advancements in present examine at the medieval Slavonic biblical culture, essentially compared to Greek and Hebrew texts. the amount covers the interpretation of the canonical, apocryphal and pseudepigraphical books of the outdated and New Testaments and its improvement over the 9th to 16th centuries. one other concentration is on concerns in relation to Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the 1st Slavonic alphabet within the 9th century and the 1st translators of biblical books into Slavonic. The analytical method within the quantity is interdisciplinary, utilising methodologies from textual feedback, philology, cultural and political historical past, and theology. it's going to be of price to Slavists, Hebraists and Byzantinists.

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Download E-books Gewinn in alle Ewigkeit: Kapitalismus als Religion PDF

By Christoph Fleischmann

»Wir haben Ihnen 15 Prozent every year versprochen, und das haben Sie geglaubt!« So schreien es die Bankiers in Elfriede Jelineks Wirtschaftskomödie Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns. Sie haben es geglaubt! Die Finanzkrise hat einmal mehr gezeigt, dass zu unserem Wirtschaftssystem ein entsprechender Glaube gehört: Der Glaube daran, dass das Wachstum niemals aufhört und dass es Gewinn ohne Reue gibt.
Der Journalist Christoph Fleischmann blickt zurück auf die Anfänge des Kapitalismus an der Schwelle zur Neuzeit. Dabei nimmt er den Faden von Walter Benjamin auf, der im Kapitalismus eine faith sah, die in Europa das Christentum abgelöst hat.
Anschaulich legt Fleischmann dar, wie die kapitalgetriebene Wirtschaft die Wahrnehmung der Welt veränderte: Die Habgier, einst als eine Todsünde verschrien, machte Karriere als Wirtschaftstugend Nummer eins. Und die Vor­sehung Gottes wurde kurzerhand für die Wirtschaft reklamiert: Wenn alle den eigenen Vorteil suchen, dann lenkt die kosmische Harmonie alles zum Wohle aller.
Eine andere Geschichte des Kapitalimus, luzide und unterhaltsam geschrieben, die die Selbstverständlichkeiten dieses Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftssystems hinterfragt.

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