Destroyer of the Gods

Destroyer of the Gods

Christianity helped destroy one world and create another.--Anthony Smart "Vigilae Christianae"

Author: Larry W. Hurtado

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ISBN: 1481304739

Category: Church history

Page: 290

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Christianity helped destroy one world and create another.--Anthony Smart "Vigilae Christianae"
Categories: Church history

Destroyer of the Gods

Destroyer of the Gods

In the rejection of the gods and in the centrality of texts, early Christianity obviously reflected commitments inherited from its Jewish origins.

Author: Larry W. Hurtado

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481304755

Category: History

Page: 290

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"Silly," "stupid," "irrational," "simple." "Wicked," "hateful," "obstinate," "anti-social." "Extravagant," "perverse." The Roman world rendered harsh judgments upon early Christianity--including branding Christianity "new." Novelty was no Roman religious virtue. Nevertheless, as Larry W. Hurtado shows in Destroyer of the gods, Christianity thrived despite its new and distinctive features and opposition to them. Unlike nearly all other religious groups, Christianity utterly rejected the traditional gods of the Roman world. Christianity also offered a new and different kind of religious identity, one not based on ethnicity. Christianity was distinctively a "bookish" religion, with the production, copying, distribution, and reading of texts as central to its faith, even preferring a distinctive book-form, the codex. Christianity insisted that its adherents behave differently: unlike the simple ritual observances characteristic of the pagan religious environment, embracing Christian faith meant a behavioral transformation, with particular and novel ethical demands for men. Unquestionably, to the Roman world, Christianity was both new and different, and, to a good many, it threatened social and religious conventions of the day. In the rejection of the gods and in the centrality of texts, early Christianity obviously reflected commitments inherited from its Jewish origins. But these particular features were no longer identified with Jewish ethnicity and early Christianity quickly became aggressively trans-ethnic--a novel kind of religious movement. Its ethical teaching, too, bore some resemblance to the philosophers of the day, yet in contrast with these great teachers and their small circles of dedicated students, early Christianity laid its hard demands upon all adherents from the moment of conversion, producing a novel social project. Christianity's novelty was no badge of honor. Called atheists and suspected of political subversion, Christians earned Roman disdain and suspicion in equal amounts. Yet, as Destroyer of the gods demonstrates, in an irony of history the very features of early Christianity that rendered it distinctive and objectionable in Roman eyes have now become so commonplace in Western culture as to go unnoticed. Christianity helped destroy one world and create another.
Categories: History

Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries

Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries

Indeed, it made it difficult to know how you could function socially and politically (to use our terminology).This book explores the growth of adherents to early Christianity; that all across this early period people became adherents of ...

Author: Larry W. Hurtado

Publisher:

ISBN: 1626005044

Category: Church history

Page: 144

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Categories: Church history

The Myths and Gods of India

The Myths and Gods of India

Our debt to Alain Danielou's scholarship and deep humanity is immeasurable." --James Kirkup, The Independent "The physical aspects of this book and its arrangements are beyond reproach.

Author: Alain Daniélou

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892813547

Category: History

Page: 441

View: 931

Examines the significance of the most prominent Hindu deities and discusses the philosophy of polytheism and the representation and worship of the deities
Categories: History

The Gods and Religions of Ancient and Modern Times

The Gods and Religions of Ancient and Modern Times

... the Destroyer , and was one of the principal deities of India . In the valley of the
Ganges a great reverence had become developed in favor of the Vedic god
Vishnu , and he was advanced to a very prominent position in the Hindoo
Pantheon .

Author: De Robigne Mortimer Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076847113

Category: Mythology

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Categories: Mythology

Honoring the Son

Honoring the Son

In Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice, Hurtado helps readers understand early Christology by examining not just what early Christians believed or wrote about Jesus, but what their devotional practices tell us ...

Author: L. W. Hurtado

Publisher: Snapshots

ISBN: 1683590961

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Before the New Testament or the creeds of the church were written, the devotional practices of the earliest Christians indicate that they worshipped Jesus alongside the Father. Larry W. Hurtado has been one of the leading scholars on early Christology for decades. In Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice, Hurtado helps readers understand early Christology by examining not just what early Christians believed or wrote about Jesus, but what their devotional practices tell us about the place of Jesus in early Christian worship. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early Christian origins and scholarship on New Testament Christology, Hurtado examines the distinctiveness of early Christian worship by comparing it to both Jewish worship patterns and worship practices within the broader Roman-era religious environment. He argues that the inclusion of the risen Jesus alongside the Father in early Christian devotional practices was a distinct and unique religious phenomenon within its ancient context. Additionally, Hurtado demonstrates that this remarkable development was not invented decades after the resurrection of Christ as some scholars once claimed. Instead, the New Testament suggests that Jesus-followers, very quickly after the resurrection of Christ, began to worship the Son alongside the Father. Honoring the Son offers a look into the worship habits of the earliest Christians to understand the place of Jesus in early Christian devotion.
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Gods of Love and Ecstasy

Gods of Love and Ecstasy

The creator god is also a destroyer god . Life feeds on death . Nothing can live ,
save by the destruction and devouring of other lives . Thus Shiva also has a
terrifying aspect ( Bhairava ) . He is called Kâla or Kronos ( Time ) , or Rudra , the
Lord ...

Author: Alain Daniélou

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892813741

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 250

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Dani鬯u examines the earliest traditions of the Hindu and Greek gods of magical power, ecstatic sexuality, and transcendence.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Asgard and the Gods

Asgard and the Gods

Gird on your armour , ” said Allfather , “ keep your swords drawn , ye faithful ones
, for the day approaches when the heavens shall fall and the Destroyer shall
come up from the South across Bifröst with his fiery hosts . The spirit of prophecy
 ...

Author: Wilhelm Wägner

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044084731728

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 329

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Categories: Mythology, Norse

Gods and Heroes Or The Kingdom of Jupiter

Gods and Heroes  Or  The Kingdom of Jupiter

He was also the god of all beautiful and useful things : of music , painting , poetry
, medicine . Several names were given to him . One of his names is “ Phebus , "
which means bright and splendid like the sun . “ * Apollo ” means “ the Destroyer
 ...

Author: Robert Edward Francillon

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097032569

Category: Gods, Roman

Page: 285

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Categories: Gods, Roman

Destroyer of Worlds

Destroyer of Worlds

DESTROYER OF WORLDS Man's reign is through. Universal laws are breaking in the cosmos with the coming of the dark lords to the world of man. It is they who intend to complete GOD'S CHAIN and become a God of gods, destroyer of worlds.

Author: Nikolaus Baker

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ISBN: 1916258913

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Page: 668

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DESTROYER OF WORLDS Man's reign is through. Universal laws are breaking in the cosmos with the coming of the dark lords to the world of man. It is they who intend to complete GOD'S CHAIN and become a God of gods, destroyer of worlds.
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Polycarp a Destroyer of Our Gods

Polycarp  a Destroyer of Our Gods

This novel is vital in a day when hatred and violence are all around, compounded by apathy, laziness, along with a lack of self-discipline and biblical study.

Author: Richard Lambert

Publisher:

ISBN: 0990929906

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Page: 318

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Polycarp, a destroyer of our gods, is not a typical novel as it illustrates through the life of a pastor named Polycarp how God forms and fashions his message in our lives. It is a story built on the four cornerstones of discipleship: faith, obedience, spiritual desire, and godly virtue. God establishes our faith and guides us into and through the struggles of obedience. Obedience awakens joyous, spiritual desires in our heart that mature us into godly and virtuous people. Polycarp was a prominent second-century Church Father and pastor of the church of Smyrna. He was born into slavery, purchased as a young boy, and raised by a godly woman in Ephesus. He, along with several others, became leaders in the church after the death of the Apostles. According to tradition, Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle John. Little is known of Polycarp's life and ministry except for a few reverent thoughts shared by his disciple, Irenaeus, and other church historians. His letter to the Philippian church has survived to this day and has been included in this novel, along with the accounts of his death. His life and ministry became a threat to self-glory seekers and those lusting for Caesar's favor. When the ambitious Quadratus, the Proconsul of Rome, tried to tame the God-centered allegiance of the venerable pastor with a threat of death, Polycarp responded; "For eighty-six years I have served the Lord and never has he treated me wrongfully. How can I dare dishonor him now?" Polycarp, a destroyer of our gods, is a gripping novel written in the form of a historical narrative. This dramatic story leads the reader in discovering how God takes simple and ordinary people to destroy the gods of men and magnify his glory in a dark and sinful world. While most novels carry you along by emotion and imagination, this one will inspire you to get out into the fray of your own battles and discover the lessons that promote spiritual growth.
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Gods Among Us

Gods Among Us

Destroyer or Whipping God is known to Navajos as Hadacisi , and he appears
only in the ceremonial hogan during Nightway . He carries yucca whips and
strikes that part of a patient's body that is afflicted . The head mask of Destroyer is
blue ...

Author: Ross Coates

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ISBN: UCR:31210010907606

Category: Indian masks

Page: 116

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Categories: Indian masks

The Monthly Religious Magazine

The Monthly Religious Magazine

GOD THE DESTROYER . A SERMON , BY REV . RUFUS ELLIS . JOB , xiv . 19 : "
The waters wear the stones ; Thou washest away the things which grow out of the
dust of the earth , and Thou destroyest the hope of man . " It is written of God ...

Author:

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH6LLN

Category: Unitarianism

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Categories: Unitarianism

Soul God and Buddha in Language of Science

Soul  God and Buddha in Language of Science

Age limit of Devas The age limit of gods of the Realm of four kings is 500 celestial
years, which is equivalent to nine million years. The age limit of the thirty-three
gods is four times this amount. Four times this is the total age of Destroyer gods.

Author: Mathura Prasad

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781946869531

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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The Buddha answers all questions that a scientist like Stephen Hawking has in his mind. • Two beginning-less, self-existent entities are- the Universe and the Buddha Field. At high energy level both covert in to each other. The Buddha Field gives birth to physical and psychic particles (souls). At high energy level, a soul converts in to the Buddha Field. • Mass is of two kinds. Positive mass is due to souls. A soul is cause of dark matter. • Gravitational force is repulsive in nature between two souls, attractive between matters. • Outer region of the Universe is dark because here beings are without material bodies. Here TIME does exist BUT without SPACE. Psychic matter is the cause of Expanding Universe. • God’s atom does exist. All heavenly bodies including black holes are abodes of beings. • Stars are born due to gravitational instability in the Orion Nebula caused by God. Number of God is uncountable in the Universe. • Very soon, the world will see all religions (barring Buddhism), Marxism and all other Wrong Views, dying of natural death. • I have dedicated this book to Stephen Hawking, one of the brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.
Categories: Philosophy

While the Gods Play

While the Gods Play

The destroyer god will breathe enormous clouds, which will make a terrible noise
. A mass of clouds charged with energy, destroyer-of-all (sarvantaka), will appear
in the sky like a herd of elephants. [Vishnu Purânä 1.8.18–31] When the moon ...

Author: Alain Daniélou

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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According to the early writings of the Shaiva tradition--still alive in India and dating back at least 6,000 years--the arbitrary ideologies and moralistic religions of modern society signal the last days of humanity heading toward destruction. This prediction is only a fragment of the vast knowledge of Shaiva wisdom, author Alain Danielou as assimilated and reviewed essential concepts of the Shaiva philosophy and its predictions. Clearly expressed in the ancient teachings, these concepts are in accord with, yet surpass, the boldest scientific speculations about consciousness, time, the nature of life and matter, and the history and destiny of the human race. Inherent in this body of knowledge is an understanding of the cycles of creation and destruction which, in conjunction with astronomical phases, determine the life span of the species. Since 1939, humankind has been in the twilight of the Kali Yuga age, or at the end of a cycle. The impending cataclysm, Danielou explains, is brought on by our own errors, and its date will be determined by our present and future actions. While the Gods Play examines how the visionaries of ancient times defined our rose in creation. It explains why and how we have abandoned this role, and reflects on what action can be taken to consciously and creatively influence our own destiny. Included are chapters on The Religion of Nature and The Religion of the City, The Transmigrant Body, Sexual Rites, the Castes, Sacrifice, Magical Powers, Monastic Orders, and Forestalling the Final Day.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

American Indian Medicine Ways

American Indian Medicine Ways

It contains fruits, vegetables, and other foods associated with harvests.59 Mask
makers present Humpback God's eyes with triangles and fringe his ... Nothing
happens if Red God loses.60 Black, Gray, and Destroyer Gods are three
important ...

Author: Clifford E. Trafzer

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816537174

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 142

The book highlights American Indian spiritual leaders, miracle healings, and ceremonies that have influenced American history and shows their continued significance--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Destroyer Deities Destroyer Goddesses Destroyer Gods Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Shiva Coatlicue Enyo Sekhmet Cailleach Kali

Destroyer Deities  Destroyer Goddesses  Destroyer Gods  Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  Shiva  Coatlicue  Enyo  Sekhmet  Cailleach  Kali

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Author: LLC Books

Publisher: Books LLC

ISBN: 1157816533

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Destroyer Goddesses, Destroyer Gods, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Shiva, Coatlicue, Enyo, Sekhmet, Cailleach, Kali, the Beast, Yam, Mahakali, Iku-Turso, Kroni, Erra, Ninurta, Malsumis. Excerpt: Shiva (also Siva) (pronounced; Sanskrit:,; IPA: meaning "Auspicious one"), is a major Hindu deity, and the Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is seen as the Supreme Being. In the Smarta tradition, he is regarded as one of the five primary forms of God. Followers of Hinduism who focus their worship upon Shiva are called Shaivites or Shaivas (Sanskrit ). Shaivism, along with traditions that focus on Vishnu and traditions that focus on the goddess are three of the most influential denominations in Hinduism. Shiva is usually worshipped in the abstract form of Shiva linga. In images, he is generally represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Maya, the demon of ignorance in his manifestation of Nataraja, the lord of the dance. A statue of Shiva on Delhi-Gurgaon HighwayThe Sanskrit word Shiva (Devanagari:, ) is an adjective meaning "auspicious, kind, gracious." As a proper name it means "The Auspicious One," used as a name for Rudra. In simple English transliteration it is written either as Shiva or Siva. The adjective, meaning "auspicious," is used as an attributive epithet not particularly of Rudra, but of several other Vedic deities. The Sanskrit word means "relating to the god Shiva," and this term is the Sanskrit name both for one of the principal sects of Hinduism and for a member of that sect. It is used as an adjective to characterize certain beliefs and practices, such as Shaivism. Adi Sankara, in his interp... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=28849
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Ancient Jewish Monotheism and Early Christian Jesus devotion

Ancient Jewish Monotheism and Early Christian Jesus devotion

Quintessential Hurtado, this volume is a necessity for any attempt to understand the diversity of factors at play in the birth of Christianity.

Author: Larry W. Hurtado

Publisher: Library of Early Christology

ISBN: 1481307622

Category: Religion

Page: 698

View: 145

Quintessential Hurtado, this volume is a necessity for any attempt to understand the diversity of factors at play in the birth of Christianity.--David B. Capes, Associate Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies and Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College
Categories: Religion

The Gods of Entropy

The Gods of Entropy

... could be easily altered even by geological game-changers that shifted the
stars, the sun and the moon, and cast the world of men under the feet of all of
their creator/destroyer gods of paganism. Nor was there any likelihood of them
warming ...

Author: Deryck Hockley

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525568374

Category: Fiction

Page: 996

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The Gods of Entropy and the Fifth Yin follows Dyfed Lucifer, the only descendant of the multi-dimensional “Hyperborean Masters of the Little Known Universe” to be born on an “earth” that has a history remarkably similar to ours. His mission is to reduce the suffering of humans (the hoi polloi – the fuzz on the peach and the salt of the Earth) and give them the tools to think independently. Standing in the way of Dyfed’s mission are the Haploids, the world’s executive power elite who captain almost every ship of state. These Haploids are the acolytes of myth and responsible for cults, political ideology fallacies, and a corporate establishment that keeps the hoi polloi slaves to debt. Thankfully, as an immortal, Dyfed has time on his hands for this epic quest that extends from early history to a gloomy future that (despite the author’s disclaimer) bears a striking resemblance to the world at large today. Witty, sagacious, and downright spicy, The Gods of Entropy combines satire and surrealism to hold a mirror up to our own civilization that will make readers alternatively chortle and gasp, and most importantly, reflect.
Categories: Fiction