Religious History

Download E-books The Christology of Theodoret of Cyrus: Antiochene Christology from the Council of Ephesus (431) to the Council of Chalcedon (451) (Oxford Early Christian Studies) PDF

By Paul B. Clayton

This learn of the most important extant resource for fifth-century Antiochene Christology conclusively demonstrates that its primary philosophical assumptions in regards to the natures of God and humanity pressured the Antiochenes to say that there are topics within the Incarnation: the notice himself and a unique human personality.

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Download E-books Early Mormonism and the Magic World View PDF

By D. Michael Quinn

In this ground-breaking e-book, D. Michael Quinn masterfully reconstructs an prior age, discovering considerable facts for folks magic in nineteenth-century New England, as he does in Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s upbringing. Quinn discovers that Smith’s international was once inhabited by means of supernatural creatures whose lifestyles can be either symbolic and genuine. He explains that the Smith family’s treasure digging used to be commonplace for the days and is essential to knowing how early Mormons interpreted advancements of their historical past in ways in which vary from smooth perceptions. Quinn’s amazing study offers a much-needed heritage for the surroundings that produced Mormonism.

This completely researched exam into occult traditions surrounding Smith, his relatives, and different founding Mormons can't be understated. one of the practices now not part of Mormonism are using divining rods for revelation, astrology to figure out the simplest occasions to conceive little ones and plant vegetation, the examine of cranium contours to appreciate character features, magic formulation applied to find misplaced estate, and the donning of protecting talismans. Ninety-four pictures and illustrations accompany the text. 

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Download E-books Religion and the People of Western Europe 1789-1989 (Opus S) PDF

By Hugh McLeod

From the top of the eighteenth century, all through western Europe, the professional clergy, champions of privilege and culture, have been challenged by means of spiritual dissenters and minorities. This publication essentially maps out those polarizations and analyses the influence on faith of socialism, capitalism and the expansion of towns. It examines the contrasts among the faith of the center and dealing sessions and among women and men. It discusses the allure of activities like Methodism, Secularism, and Ultramontane Catholicism, and considers the main issue confronted by way of the church buildings in lots of nations within the Sixties. a brand new concluding bankruptcy examines the position of faith as much as 1990, and the way it's been stricken by sleek alterations in society and ideology.

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Download E-books Chinese Religiosities: Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation (Global, Area, and International Archive) PDF

The lengthy 20th century in China and Taiwan has obvious either a dramatic strategy of state-driven secularization and modernization and a lively revival of latest spiritual lifestyles. Chinese Religiosities explores the usually vexed dating among the trendy chinese language nation and non secular perform. The essays during this accomplished, multidisciplinary assortment disguise a variety of traditions, together with Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, Confucianism, Protestantism, Falungong, renowned faith, and redemptive societies.

Contributors: José Cabezón, Prasenjit Duara, Ryan Dunch, Dru C. Gladney, Vincent Goossaert, Ji Zhe, Ya-pei Kuo, Richard Madsen, Rebecca Nedostup, David Palmer, Benjamin Penny, Mayfair Mei-hui Yang

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Download E-books Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them PDF

By Robert A. Orsi

Between Heaven and Earth explores the relationships males, girls, and kids have shaped with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic historical past, and displays, extra commonly, on how humans reside within the corporation of sacred figures and the way those relationships form the binds among humans on the earth. during this boldly argued and fantastically written e-book, Robert Orsi additionally considers how students of faith occupy the floor in among trust and research, religion and scholarship.

Orsi infuses his research with an autobiographical voice steeped in his personal Italian-American Catholic background--from the devotion of his uncle Sal, who had cerebral palsy, to a "crippled saint," Margaret of Castello; to the bond of his Tuscan grandmother with Saint Gemma Galgani.

Religion exists now not as a medium of constructing meanings, Orsi continues, yet as a community of relationships among heaven and earth concerning humans of every age in addition to the various sacred figures they carry expensive. Orsi argues that smooth educational theorizing approximately faith has lengthy sanctioned doubtful differences among "good" or "real" spiritual expression at the one hand and "bad" or "bogus" faith at the different, which marginalize those daily relationships with sacred figures.

This publication is an excellent serious inquiry into the lives that folks make, for greater or worse, among heaven and earth, and into the methods students of faith may larger learn of those worlds.

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Download E-books This Female Man of God: Women and Spiritual Power in the Patristic Age, 350-450 AD PDF

By Gillian Cloke

This e-book is a learn of the contribution of ladies to the advance of the newly valid Christian church within the twilight of the Western Roman Empire. there are lots of girls famous for the instance in their existence during this interval, looked among the luminaries of the day; yet whereas their male mentors, the patristic authors have retained their reputation, the ladies who surrounded and stimulated them have all yet disappeared from sight. the ladies themselves are partially in charge for this, for on the way to be pious it made feel to hide one's intercourse occasionally actually: Dr Cloke offers examples of these whose intercourse was once chanced on basically after their dying - they sought to turn into androgynous, a 3rd intercourse prior to God. This publication appears at a mess of examples in a few element and takes an summary of the position of Christian girls at present. it's going to attraction not just to historians, classicists and theologians, but additionally to an individual who takes a common curiosity within the altering prestige of girls over the the centuries.

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Download E-books Roman Barbarians: The Royal Court and Culture in the Early Medieval West (Medieval Culture and Society) PDF

This learn investigates where of the royal court docket and the operation of patronage in numerous ecu kingdoms within the early heart a long time. It seeks to spot the roots of later medieval advancements, and particularly of the Carolingian Renaissance, within the centuries instantly succeeding the interval of Roman rule.

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Download E-books From Passio Perpetuae to Acta Perpetuae (Arbeiten Zur Kirchengeschichte) PDF

This publication strains the reinterpretations of the recognized North African martyr textual content Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis within the literature of the early Church from the third century as much as the days of Augustine. This recontextualization reaches its top within the so-called Acta Perpetuae that signify an intensive rewriting of the unique and an try to substitute it with a purified textual content extra compliant with the socio-theological conventions of that point.

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Download E-books Greek Religion (New Surveys in the Classics No. 24) PDF

By Jan N. Bremmer

During this short yet hugely informative booklet Jan Bremmer offers an overview of Greek faith within the classical interval. After a survey of its major features, he bargains a transparent and cutting edge view of the nice gods and heroes in addition to their sanctuaries and likewise the most myths, rituals and mysteries: from Athena to Zeus, from sacrifice to the puritan Orphics, from the Indo-European roots to the effect of the traditional close to East. The strategy can pay realization to the sociological, anthropological and mental points of Greek faith and in addition to the gender roles. through examining the usually sleek foundation of a few of the notions hired within the research of Greek faith, it additionally indicates the adaptation among the polytheism of the Greeks and where of faith in glossy Western society. Its very good bibliography makes this ebook a really great tool for college students and lecturers alike.

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