Die 101 Wichtigsten Fragen – Judentum

Weltweit gibt es mehr als 10.000 Religionen. Manche mehr, manche weniger bekannt. In der Schule lernt man zwar etwas über unterschiedliche Religionen, aber wirklich ausführlich wird lediglich die Bibel behandelt. Daher wollte ich mich einfach mal selbst mit anderen Weltreligionen auseinandersetzen, um einfach mal andere Einblicke zu bekommen. Dieses Buch soll viele Fragen beantworten und ist aus diesem Grund sehr interessant für mich...

Bewilderments: Reflections On The Book Of Numbers

Celebrated for her brilliant teaching and her dazzling skill in interpreting Bible narratives, Zornberg offers masterful midrashic readings of biblical texts. Through psychological insight, Jewish philosophy, and comparative literary analysis, she plumbs the depths of rabbinic interpretation. Those who have had the pleasure of reading her previous works will be delighted to know that Bewilderments has just been published.  New reader...

Astrological Transits: The Beginner’s Guide To Using Planetary Cycles To Plan And Predict Your Day, Week, Year (or Destiny)

The best astrology cookbooks are those that get our own imaginations cooking. Astrological Transits does this so well, it ought to be on every student's shelf. Kent makes the intricacies of reading transits accessible and fun. Laced with the reassuring common sense of her years of actual practice, it's also thorough enough to teach you everything you need to know about interpreting past, current, and future skies. Yet the real deligh...

The Father’s Will: Christ’s Crucifixion And The Goodness Of God

The night before his crucifixion, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asks his Father to take away the cup of his suffering, but then says, "not my will, but yours, be done." Shortly afterward, Judas arrives, and his arrival reveals something important about the Father's will. Yet much remains obscure. The sheer fact of Christ's crucifixion shows only that God was not willing to spare his Son. It does not shed any light on the positiv...

Developing The Dead: Mediumship And Selfhood In Cuban Espiritismo

“To read this book is to enter into an apparently alien world and yet find that it makes complete sense, and for that reason Developing the Dead is a model of the anthropological enterprise.”—Charles Stewart, author of Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece Based on extensive fieldwork among espiritistas and their patrons in Havana, this book makes the surprising claim that Spiritist practices are fundamentally a proj...

The Hevajra Tantra: A Critical Study

The first full authoritative and annotated translation of any Buddhist tantric text into English. The Hevajra Tantra became the first major Buddhist Tantra to be translated in its entirety into a Western language when David Snellgrove published his The Hevajra Tantra: A Critical Study in 1959. This work is in two volumes, the first volume containing his introduction including an "apology" explaining why such a text is worthy of study...

The Divine Courtroom In Comparative Perspective

In The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective, scholars from a range of disciplines treat the various historical contexts and thematic significance of one of the most pervasive religious metaphors, the divine courtroom. The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective treatone of the most pervasive religious metaphors, that of the divine courtroom, in both its historical and thematic senses. In order to shed light on the various ...

Meta-ecclesiology: Chronicles On Church Awareness

Aphrahat, the Syrian poet who lived in the fourth century, described the church of Christ as a colored bird. What does this bird see when, flying above the surface of the ever–changing sea, it looks at its own reflection? This book considers how the church has permanently reimagined itself over the course of its historical journey. Far from being a constant, the self-awareness of the church has varied in relation to theological and p...

Radical Evil And The Scarcity Of Hope: Postsecular Meditations

In a world filled with war, torture, and cruelty, where millions of people die of diseases related to malnutrition or inadequate health care each year, Martin Beck Matuštík's book is an important and innovative inquiry into an age-old problem. No one will deny that we live in a world where evil exists. But how are we to come to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical intensity? Martin Beck Matuštík considers evil to be even more...

Against Religion: The Alienation Of The Ecclesial Event

What is religion? In this book Christos Yannaras argues that it is a human construct, the product of our instincts of self-preservation and self-perpetuation, which bolsters our sense of securty as individuals, promising us eternal happiness. Against this, Yannaras sets the commitment of faith, defining it as an act of trust, self-offering and self-transcendence. For a Christian, faith is lived within the ecclesial events, that is to...