"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

Author Paula Fredriksen
Isbn 0300164106
Genre Religion
Year 2008-10-01
Pages 288
Language English
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Written by one of the founders of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, during the English civil war, Leviathan is an influential work of nonfiction. Regarded as one of the earliest examples of the social contract theory, Leviathan has both historical and philosophical importance. Social contract theory prioritizes the state over the individual, claiming that individuals have consented to the surrender of some of their freedoms by participating in society. These surrendered freedoms help ensure that the government can be run easily. In exchange for their sacrifice, the individual is protected and given a place in a steady social order. Articulating this theory, Hobbes argues for a strong, undivided government ruled by an absolute sovereign. To support his argument, Hobbes includes topics of religion, human nature and taxation. Separated into four sections, Hobbes claims his theory to be the resolution of the civil war that raged on as he wrote, creating chaos and taking causalities. The first section, Of Man discusses the role human nature and instinct plays in the formation of government. The second section, Of Commonwealth explains the definition, implications, types, and rules of succession in a commonwealth government. Of a Christian Commonwealth imagines the religion’s role government and societal moral standards. Finally, Hobbes closes his argument with Of the Kingdom of Darkness. Through the use of philosophical theory and historical study, Thomas Hobbes attempts to convince citizens to consider the cost and reward of being governed. Without an understanding of the sociopolitical theories that keep government bodies in power, subjects can easily become complicit or allow society to slip into anarchy. Created during a brutal civil war, Hobbes hoped to educate and persuade his peers. Though Leviathan was a work of controversy in its time, Hobbes’ theories and prose has survived centuries, shaping the ideas of modern philosophy. This edition of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is now presented with a stunning new cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, Leviathan is accessible and applicable to contemporary readers.

Author Thomas Hobbes
Isbn 1513279394
Genre Philosophy
Year 2021-02-09
Pages 552
Language English
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The normative edition for all who sing — choir and congregation alike — containing all hymns and service music.

Author Church Publishing
Isbn 0898696836
Genre Religion
Year 1985-06-01
Pages 960
Language English
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The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.

Author C. S. Lewis
Isbn 9780061950285
Genre Religion
Year 2009-06-16
Pages 208
Language English
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From a rare insider’s point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are “wooing our country” with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.

Author Lynn K. Wilder
Isbn 0310331137
Genre Religion
Year 2013-08-20
Pages 368
Language English
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem. The mariner's tale begins with his ship departing on its journey. Despite initial good fortune, the ship is driven south by a storm and eventually reaches Antarctica. An albatross appears and leads them out of the Antarctic, but even as the albatross is praised by the ship's crew, the mariner shoots the bird ("with my cross-bow / I shot the albatross"). The crew is angry with the mariner, believing the albatross brought the south wind that led them out of the Antarctic. However, the sailors change their minds when the weather becomes warmer and the mist disappears ("'Twas right, said they, such birds to slay / that bring the fog and mist"). However, they made a grave mistake in supporting this crime, as it arouses the wrath of spirits who then pursue the ship "from the land of mist and snow"; the south wind that had initially led them from the land of ice now sends the ship into uncharted waters, where it is becalmed.

Author Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Isbn 3736809182
Genre Poetry
Year 2019-05-21
Pages 17
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Laudato Si 'is Pope Francis' second encyclical which focuses on the theme of the environment. In fact, the Holy Father in his encyclical urges all men and women of good will, the rulers and all the powerful on earth to reflect deeply on the theme of the environment and the care of our planet. This is our common home, we must take care of it and love it - the Holy Father tells us - because its end is also ours.

Author Pope Francis
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Year 2020-10-06
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What is the most hopeful word in History? For Billy Graham, that word is SALVATION. Salvation from what? From our selfish and self-destructive selves. From the messes we get ourselves into. From the sin that has haunted humanity from the beginning of time and the evil that pulls us down every day. From the cultural deceits that blind us to God's saving message. From the Hell so many don't believe in. If we don't think we need salvation, we're fooling ourselves. If we think we are beyond salvation, we're underestimating God. If we just don't want to think about salvation, we're putting ourselves in eternal peril. At the age of ninety-five Billy Graham proclaims God's Gospel with resolve and deep compassion. It is a message he has been preaching for more than seventy years. And in this book you will sense its urgency, filled with hope for the future. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31) From America's evangelistic elder statesman: Salvation is what we all long for, when we are lost or in danger or have made a mess of our lives. And salvation belongs to us, when we reach out for the only One who can rescue us, Jesus. The saving message of the Gospel is the heartbeat of this preacher and evangelist. Millions around the world have heard Billy Graham proclaim this unchanging truth. He has never forgotten the transformation of his own life, when he first said yes to God's gift of salvation, and he has witnessed multitudes turn their hearts to the God of Hope. The Reason for My Hope: Salvation presents the essence of that transformative message. It is biblical and timeless, and though simple and direct, it is far from easy. There are hard words, prophetic words, directed toward a culture that denies the reality of sin and distracts us from the veracity of Hell. But through its ominous warnings shines a light that cannot be extinguished, a beacon of hope that Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10).

Author Billy Graham
Isbn 0849965276
Genre Religion
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 224
Language English
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Key features include: Printed Scripture Verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible text Detailed lesson background Pronunciation guide for difficult words Discussion starters A review quiz for each quarter The SLC, available in the King James Version and New International Version Bible translations, is based on the popular Uniform Series, also called the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL). This series, developed by scholars from numerous church fellowships, outlines an in-depth study of the Bible over a six-year period. The four main themes of the 2019-2020 study are: Responding to God’s Grace—Pentateuch, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, Luke, Epistles Honoring God—1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, Matthew, Luke Justice and the Prophets—Esther, Prophets, 1 Corinthians Many Faces of Wisdom—Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Gospels, James SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday school class, personal study, or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC, making it the most popular annual Bible commentary available.

Author Standard Publishing
Isbn 0830776370
Genre Religion
Year 2019-06-01
Pages 456
Language English
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Key features include: Printed Scripture Verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible text Detailed lesson background Pronunciation guide for difficult words Discussion starters A review quiz for each quarter The SLC, available in the King James Version and New International Version Bible translations, is based on the popular Uniform Series, also called the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL). This series, developed by scholars from numerous church fellowships, outlines an in-depth study of the Bible over a six-year period. The four main themes of the 2019-2020 study are: Responding to God’s Grace—Pentateuch, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, Luke, Epistles Honoring God—1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, Matthew, Luke Justice and the Prophets—Esther, Prophets, 1 Corinthians Many Faces of Wisdom—Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Gospels, James SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday school class, personal study, or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC, making it the most popular annual Bible commentary available.

Author Standard Publishing
Isbn 0830776311
Genre Religion
Year 2019-06-01
Pages 456
Language English
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Here are 14 complete scripts and 20 program starters to help you present spiritually rewarding Sabbath school programs that get people involved! These programs have been tested in large and small Sabbath schools across the country and will help make your Sabbath school a refreshing time of worship.

Author Dorothy Eaton Watts
Isbn 9780828012621
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Year 1997-03
Pages 96
Language English
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Everything About Ellen G. White in One Resource This masterwork brings together hundreds of articles that describe the people and events in the life of Ellen White, as well as her stand on numerous topics. Doctrine and Theology use of the Apocrypha the holy flesh movement the humanity of Christ justification king of the north latter rain legalism perfection Health and Lifestyle dress reform football hydrotherapy insurance use of humor milk and cheese politics and voting “secret vice” time management Life Events her conversion General Conference session of 1888 great controversy vision iceberg vision San Francisco earthquake Places Gorham, Maine Graysville, Tennessee Loma Linda Sanitarium Oakwood Industrial School Pitcairn People Elizabeth Harmon Bangs—the twin sister that Ellen worked to bring into the faith Fannie Bolton—the literary assistant who was fired a surprising number of times John Byington—the militant abolitionist and first General Conference president Sylvester Graham—the temperance advocate whose cracker lives on today Moses Hull—the evangelist who lost a debate with a spiritualist in more ways than one Everything from the hymns Ellen White loved to the homes she lived in are covered in heavily referenced articles. You’ll find a detailed chronology of her life and extensive articles on her ministry, her theology, and her statements in the light of advancing scientific knowledge. Whether you’re preparing a sermon, teaching a class, or finding answers to personal questions, this single resource has the answers you need.

Author Denis Fortin,Jerry Moon
Isbn 0812756622
Genre Religion
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 1504
Language English
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This is the screenplay from the film Inside Out released in 2014 by Boat Angel Family Films. This is a great insight into the dialogue and action that occurred during the month of shooting in Texas. The script is original.

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This is a terrific collection of Sunday School books for children all over the world. These are funny colorful and very educational.

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اردو میں ڈونکی اولی چالیس کہانیوں کا ایک مجموعہ ہے جو عیسیٰ کی تعلیمات اور اصلی عبرانی صحیفوں سے لیا گیا ہے۔ یہ کہانیاں معجزات ، دعا اور خدا سے متعلق ہونے کے بارے میں بات کرتی ہیں۔ وہ ان لوگوں کے ل very بہت مددگار ہیں جو بڑھنے اور دوسروں اور اپنے لئے ایک نعمت بننے کی خواہش رکھتے ہیں۔

Author Brian Stewart
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