Queering the Middle Ages

A second look of medieval attitudes in the direction of gender and sexuality from postmodern theoretical views. 13 contributions learn homosexuality in various literary genres, together with works via Chaucer, Christine de Pizan, Dante, philosophical and dramatic works. The essays additionally learn the political and highbrow context of medieval literature and philosophy, reminiscent of Edward II's reign, and the influence of contemporary gender idea and AIDS on medieval experiences.

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Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once more faucets into the wells of Jewish Scripture and culture, and unlocks the secrets and techniques of what's arguably the main famous image of the Christian religion: the go of Christ. during this exciting exploration, Pitre exhibits how the discomfort and loss of life of Jesus used to be excess of a sad Roman execution. as a substitute, the eagerness of Christ was once the success of historical Jewish prophecies of a wedding, while the God of the universe may wed himself to humankind in a permanent nuptial covenant.
to ensure, so much Christians are acquainted with the apostle Paul’s instructing that Christ is the ‘Bridegroom’ and the Church is the ‘Bride’. yet what does this quite mean? And what might ever own Paul to match the dying of Christ to the affection of a husband for his spouse? if you happen to might were on the Crucifixion, with Jesus striking there death, is that how you may have defined it? How may perhaps a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions have been, have ever in comparison the execution of Jesus to a marriage? And why does he confer with this because the “great secret” (Ephesians 5:32)?
As Pitre indicates, the main to unlocking this secret are available by way of going again to Jewish Scripture and culture and seeing the total historical past of salvation, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story among author and creature, among God and Israel, among Christ and his bride—a tale that involves its climax at the wooden of a Roman cross. 
within the pages of Jesus the Bridegroom, dozens of favourite passages within the Bible—the Exodus, the track of Songs, the marriage at Cana, the girl on the good, the final Supper, the Crucifixion, or even the second one Coming on the finish of Time—are without notice remodeled earlier than our eyes. certainly, whilst obvious within the mild of Jewish Scripture and culture, the lifetime of Christ is not anything lower than the best love tale ever advised.

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God, Chance and Purpose: Can God Have It Both Ways?

By David J. Bartholomew

Medical debts of life provide likelihood a significant position. on the smallest point, quantum conception consists of uncertainty and evolution is pushed by accident and necessity. those rules don't healthy simply with theology during which probability has been obvious because the enemy of goal. One alternative is to argue, as proponents of clever layout do, that opportunity isn't really genuine and will get replaced through the paintings of a fashion designer. Others adhere to a deterministic theology within which God is in overall keep an eye on. Neither of those perspectives, it truly is argued, does justice to the complexity of nature or the greatness of God. The thesis of this e-book is that opportunity is neither unreal nor non-existent yet an essential component of God's production. This view is said, illustrated and defended by means of drawing at the assets of likelihood thought and various examples from the typical and social worlds.

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Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness

By Eric Metaxas

In this highly anticipated follow-up to the vastly successful Seven MenNew York Times bestselling writer Eric Metaxas supplies us seven appealing photos of a few of history’s maximum ladies, each one of whom replaced the process heritage by way of following God’s name upon their livesnow in paperback. 

Each of the world-changing figures who stride throughout those pages—Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Sister Maria of Paris, Corrie ten growth, Rosa Parks, and mom Teresa—is an exemplary version of actual womanhood. Teenaged Joan of Arc God’s name and liberated her kingdom, death a heroic martyr’s demise. Susanna Wesley had nineteen youngsters and gave the area its most important evangelist and its maximum hymn author, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten growth, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a focus camp to astonish the realm through forgiving her tormentors. And Rosa Parks’s deep feel of justice and unshakable dignity and religion helped release the twentieth-century’s maximum social movement.

Writing in his trademark conversational and fascinating variety, Eric Metaxas finds how the intense girls profiled the following accomplished their greatness, inspiring readers to lives guided by way of a decision past themselves.

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The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart

By Meister Eckhart

Now on hand in a single-volume variation, this exhaustive assortment has been thoroughly revised and features a new introduction via a leading Eckhart student. Containing the complete textual content of all of Eckhart’s vernacular—the German texts, which present his personal reflections on themes similar to the poverty of spirit and the delivery of Christ within the soul—this treasury is the authoritative quantity of Eckhart’s enduring legacy to Christianity.

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The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades

By Robert Payne

This is a finished 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 existence each step of the Crusaders' thousand-mile trip: the deprivation; the determined, rapacious, and brutal raids for foodstuff and provides; the epic battles for Antioch, Jerusalem, and Acre; the barbarous therapy of captives; and the quarreling ecu princes who vied for strength 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.

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The Everything History Of The Bible Book: From Divine Inspiration to Modern-Day Discoveries--a Complete Reference (Everything®)

By Jeffery Donley

Interpretations of the Bible abound . . . so what in the event you think? What’s the true tale at the back of the e-book that’s offered extra copies than the other ebook in background? Is the Bible a competent historic record . . . or simply the best tale ever told?

Written via acclaimed Bible historian Jeffery Donley, The every thing heritage of the Bible Book solutions those questions and more.

A one-stop source for every thing you must learn about the reality in the back of the Bible, this interesting publication addresses the subsequent issues:

  • The reliability of divine inspiration
  • The forgotten gospels and their omission from the Bible
  • Existence of documented ancient help for Biblical events
  • Accepted, disputed, and entirely rejected Testaments
  • De-coding Da Vinci
  • The Shroud of Turin
  • And a lot, a lot more!

With The every thing heritage of the Bible Book as your consultant, you’ll examine all in regards to the legends, myths, and historic occasions that encouraged the Bible. You’ll come to appreciate its extraordinary impression at the earlier, the current, and the way forward for mankind. most crucial, you’ll discover what it might suggest to you - and your world.

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Bible and Cinema: An Introduction

By Adele Reinhartz

This is a complete creation to the ways that the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema. Adele Reinhartz considers the pervasive use of the Bible in function motion pictures, and the medium of movie as a part of the Bible’s reception heritage. The e-book examines how motion pictures draw at the outdated and New testomony and the determine of Jesus Christ in a number of direct and oblique how one can boost their plots, characters, and topics. in addition to videos that set out explicitly to retell biblical tales of their historic context, it explores the ways that modern, fictional function motion pictures utilize biblical narrative.

Topics coated include:

  • how filmmakers utilize scripture to deal with and replicate their very own time and place.
  • the Bible as a motor vehicle by which motion pictures can tackle social and political concerns, replicate human studies and feelings, discover existential matters reminiscent of evil and loss of life, and exhibit topics reminiscent of destruction and redemption.
  • the function of the Bible as a resource of ethics and morality, and the way this connection is either perpetuated and undermined in various modern Hollywood movies.
  • films that create an event of transcendence, and the ways that the Bible figures in that experience.

Reinhartz deals insightful research of diverse motion pictures together with The Ten Commandments and The Shawshank Redemption, taking note of visible and aural parts in addition to plot, personality, and discussion. scholars will locate this a useful consultant to a growing to be field.

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In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

By Samuel Morris Brown

A compelling new interpretation of early Mormonism, Samuel Brown's In Heaven because it Is On Earth perspectives this faith in the course of the lens of founder Joseph Smith's profound preoccupation with the threat of demise.

Revisiting ancient files and scripture from this novel standpoint, Brown bargains new perception into the starting place and that means of a few of Mormonism's earliest ideals and practices. the realm of early Mormonism was once besieged by way of death--infant mortality, violence, and sickness have been rampant. a protracted conflict with typhoid fever, punctuated via painful surgical procedures together with a threatened leg amputation, and the surprising lack of his loved brother Alvin solid a protracted shadow over Smith's personal existence. Smith embraced and used to be deeply encouraged through the tradition of "holy dying"--with its emphasis on deathbed salvation, melodramatic bereavement, and trust within the Providential nature of premature death--that sought to deal with the common mortality of the interval. obvious during this mild, Smith's treasure quest, look for local origins, certain method of scripture, and trust in a post-mortal neighborhood all collect new which means, as do early Mormonism's Masonic-sounding temple rites and novel kinfolk method. Taken jointly, the various topics of early Mormonism may be interpreted as a crusade to extinguish dying without end. by means of concentrating on Mormon conceptions of demise, Brown recasts the tale of first-generation Mormonism, exhibiting a spiritual move and its founder instantaneously bright and fragile, intrepid and unsettled, human and otherworldly.

A vigorous narrative background, In Heaven because it Is on Earth illuminates not just the foundational ideals of early Mormonism but in addition the bigger problems with kin and loss of life in American non secular heritage.

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Sfida al sacro in due tempi (Italian Edition)

L’autrice in questo romanzo affronta un argomento molto delicato, ma lo fa con garbo, disincanto e arguzia. Senza essere polemica, racconta in uno stile solo all’apparenza leggero e scanzonato due storie d’amore parallele che un Prete e una Donna, protagonisti volutamente anonimi, vivono in epoche assorted. Attraverso varie vicissitudini, talora drammatiche, sia in keeping with los angeles vita stessa dei personaggi sia according to i problemi di fede e di coscienza con cui si sentono confrontati, il loro amore sfocia in due finali differenti e significativi. Ambedue le conclusioni tuttavia vogliono evidenziare come oggi sia ancora possibile credere, avere fede in un Dio d’amore e di misericordia, nonostante una Chiesa non sempre infallibile in quanto, come ogni umana istituzione, ha nell’uomo i suoi limiti.

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