A History Of God

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446468666

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 2748


The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice. In this fascinating, extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen Armstrong examines Western society's unerring fidelity to this idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders. A controversial, extraordinary story of worship and war, A History of God confronts the most fundamental fact - or fiction - of our lives.

Mother of God

A History of the Virgin Mary

Author: Miri Rubin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912642

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 3920


Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most powerful, influential and complex of all religious figures. The focus for women, the inspiration of faith, the subject of innumerable paintings, sculptures, pieces of music and churches, Mary is so entangled in our world that it is impossible to conceive of the history of Western culture and religion without her. Miri Rubin's Mother of God is a major work of cultural imagination. Mary's role in the Gospels is a relatively minor one, and yet in the centuries during which Christianity established itself she emerged as a powerful, strange and ungovernable force, endlessly remade and reimagined by wave after wave of devotees, ultimately becoming 'a sort of God', in ways that have always made some Christians uneasy. Whether talking about the vast public festivals celebrating Mary that sweep up entire communities or the intense private agony of individual devotion, Rubin's book is a triumph of sympathy and intelligence. Throughout Christianity's journey from mysterious origins to global religion, the Mother of God has been a profound presence in countless lives - Mother of God is the story of that presence and a book that raises profound questions about the human experience.

The History of God By God

Author: Lloyd Hebert

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452553283

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 775


This book can be looked on as a study guide for expanding your knowledge about God as the loving creator of everything, who he really is, and who he isn’t. In the past, others have depicted him as a fearful and wrathful being, which he is not. There is no intent on my part to challenge anyone’s viewpoints about God or their religious beliefs. My purpose is to present God as he expressed himself through his channeled information as I received it. Also, the stated purpose for the book is to assist ourselves and the planet through the difficult times we are experiencing in our ascension to higher realms, which is in progress at this time.

Attis, Between Myth and History

King, Priest, and God

Author: Maria Grazia Lancellotti

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128514

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 5011


This volume deals with the figure of Attis and aims to reconsider the mythical and cultic information about this character, studying the processes of "construction" and "reconstruction" that contributed to the moulding of the different forms of Attis that developed as a result of various demands within different (Anatolian, Greek, Roman) cultures.

The History of God

A Story of the Beginning of Everything

Author: Guy Steven Needler

Publisher: Ozark Mountain Pub

ISBN: 9781886940161

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 508

View: 1862


Through deep meditation and frequent contact with extraterrestrials and "source entities", Needler has produced a startling biography of God. This book is nothing less than a history of our universe that blends channeled wisdom the new physics, past life regression, and the explication of ancient and esoteric texts. Needler discovered a way to transport himself through meditation to the highest dimension where god and the co-creators exist. In that place and state he discovered many things about reality which he shares in this book.The History of Godexplains where god came from, the existence of other gods. The creation of the universes, the galaxies, the planets, and finally life on Earth including humans. We discover the purpose behind the creation of all of these things. Also included is information on extraterrestrials as a similar species and their involvement with the human race.

The Son of God

The Origin of Christology and the History of Jewish-Hellenistic Religion

Author: Martin Hengel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556352301

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 3941


This work significantly advances the critical discussion of New Testament Christology. Hengel examines the titles Son and God. He points toward an inner consistency and dynamic in the development of the doctrine of Christ in primitive Christianity as the movement proceeded from the Gospels' account of the death of Jesus to the high Christology present in the Pauline writings. Historical scholarship and theological -- one might even say dogmatic -- questions must not stand in unresolved contradiction. On the contrary, the historian misunderstands the nature of New Testament Christology if he does not grasp its theological concern and its inner consistency, while a dogmatic approach that does not take seriously the historical course of Christianity is in danger of becoming no more than abstract speculation. It is therefore vitally important to unite historical research and the theological search for truth.

God's Playground A History of Poland

Volume II: 1795 to the Present

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199253401

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 3258


This new edition of Norman Davies's classic study of the history of Poland has been revised and fully updated with two new chapters to bring the story to the end of the twentieth century. The author adopts a sceptical stance towards all existing interpretations of Polish history and attempts to bring a strong dose of common sense to his theme. He presents the most comprehensive survey in English of this frequently maligned and usually misunderstood country.

A History of God

Author: Michael Landrum

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548771553


Page: 402

View: 6778


let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 13This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19We love because he first loved us. 20Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.