Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

By Kate Bowler

How have thousands of yank Christians come to degree religious development by way of their monetary prestige and actual health and wellbeing? How has the flow variously known as note of religion, health and wellbeing and Wealth, identify It and declare It, or just prosperity gospel come to dominate a lot of our modern spiritual landscape?

Kate Bowler's Blessed is the 1st booklet to totally discover the origins, unifying subject matters, and significant figures of a burgeoning circulate that now claims thousands of fans in the US. Bowler lines the roots of the prosperity gospel: from the traveling mesmerists, metaphysical sages, pentecostal healers, enterprise oracles, and princely prophets of the early twentieth century; via mid-century optimistic thinkers like Norman Vincent Peale and revivalists like Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin; to latest highly winning prosperity preachers. Bowler specializes in such modern figures as Creflo greenback, pastor of Atlanta's 30,000-member international Changers Church overseas; Joel Osteen, referred to as "the smiling preacher," with a weekly viewers of 7 million; T. D. Jakes, named via Time journal considered one of America's such a lot influential new spiritual leaders; Joyce Meyer, evangelist and women's empowerment guru; and so on. At nearly any second, day or evening, the yank public can music in to those preachers-on television, radio, podcasts, and of their megachurches-to pay attention the message that God wants to bless them with wealth and health and wellbeing. Bowler bargains an interpretive framework for students and normal readers alike to appreciate the varied expressions of Christian abundance as a cohesive stream certain by way of shared understandings and customary goals.

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Dark History of the Popes (Dark Histories)

Within the tenth century, being head of the Catholic Church didn’t cease Pope John XII from allegedly committing incest together with his sisters, calling on pagan gods and goddesses, being an alcoholic and placing his mistress answerable for his brothel. in fact, being pope didn’t make popes renowned both: in 896AD, Pope Formosus died, yet that was once no drawback to Lambert of Spoleto, who bore anything of a grudge, in exhuming the pontiff and placing him on trial. Formosus was once came across responsible of being unworthy of his papal workplace, had all his acts annulled and his physique used to be thrown within the Tiber. From corruption to nepotism, from campaign to witch-burning to Inquisition, from popes sanctioning homicide to popes being murdered, darkish background of The Popes explores greater than one thousand years of sinister deeds surrounding the papacy. starting from the ninth century advert to Pope Pius XII’s place in the course of global conflict II, the ebook examines political, non secular and social background in the course of the skulduggery of popes and courtiers, the position the Borgias kinfolk performed within the papacy, the persecution of Jews and the non secular controversy over Galileo Galilei’s heretical perspectives, between different themes. utilizing diaries, letters, reviews from international ambassadors to the Vatican and authentic registers of the ecclesiastical courts, an image of either sinning and sinned opposed to popes is published. jam-packed with greater than 2 hundred color and black-&-white pictures, work and artistic endeavors, darkish historical past of The Popes is an eye-opening account of the heritage of the papacy that pontiffs may fairly now not point out.

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Religión

Una enciclopedia rigurosa y fácilmente asimilable, que reúne las rules de Ikram Antaki sobre aspectos polémicos del pensamiento cristiano.

DEBOLS!LLO relanza los angeles obra de una de las filósofas más influyentes del México contemporáneo.

Desde el panteón mesopotámico hasta el catolicismo moderno, pasando por el judaísmo: Religión incluye aspectos polémicos como los rollos del Mar Muerto, el Opus Dei, los angeles separación de los angeles Iglesia y el Estado, entre otros temas clásicos, explicando conceptos que usualmente no trascienden las discusiones académicas. Ikram Antaki, autora de este libro, se definía a sí misma como divulgadora del conocimiento y siempre agradeció a sus lectores "el deseo de saber".

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Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

A provocative and contrarian spiritual heritage that charts the increase of Christianity from the viewpoint of conventional” faith from the non secular pupil and severely acclaimed writer of Augustine.

Pagans explores the increase of Christianity from a stunning and precise standpoint: that of the folks who witnessed their methods of existence destroyed by way of what appeared then a robust spiritual cult. those “pagans” have been really pious Greeks, Romans, Syrians, and Gauls who saw the traditions in their ancestors. to those religious polytheists, Christians who worshipped just one deity have been immoral atheists who believed splash of water at the deathbed might erase a life of sin.

Religious pupil James J. O’Donnell takes us on a full of life journey of the traditional Roman global during the fourth century CE, while Romans of each nationality, social type, and spiritual choice discovered their international by surprise limited through rulers who most popular a wierd new god. a few joined this new cult, whereas others denied its energy, erroneously believing it was once little greater than a passing fad.

In Pagans, O’Donnell brings to lifestyles numerous pagan rites and crucial positive aspects of Roman faith and lifestyles, deals clean pix of iconic historic figures, together with Constantine, Julian, and Augustine, and explores very important themes—Rome as opposed to the east, civilization as opposed to barbarism, plurality as opposed to solidarity, wealthy as opposed to negative, and culture as opposed to innovation—in this startling account. 

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Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's Transitions

By Kristen Strong

No matter if selected and celebrated--like going off to varsity or welcoming your first baby--or unforeseen and anxiety-inducing--like wasting a task or grappling with a damaged trust--all swap brings rigidity. Kristen robust is familiar with approximately change--especially the type you did not opt for or count on. What she's fought difficult to benefit through the years is that adjust isn't really whatever to be feared yet anything to be obtained as a blessing from a God who, regularly, works via swap, no longer regardless of it. powerful has discovered to determine swap now not as a complaint yet as a grace.

In this hope-filled booklet, she indicates girls how after we persist with God's will, we obtain advantages of contentment, function, and renewed energy. She encourages girls to work out swap no longer because the finish in their tale yet because the surroundings for this a part of life's trip. and she or he bargains useful recommendation for dealing with switch in the whole lot of existence. an individual who has struggled to regulate to life's transitions will welcome this hot and private point of view.

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The History of the Knights Templars

The heritage of the Knights Templars is a amazing tale of triumphs and defeats, marked with controversies and tragedy.  From their upward thrust to their death, Charles G. Addison captivatingly chronicles a few of the characters that performed a job in shaping this robust army order that reigned for nearly centuries through the heart Ages.

Having tested rankings of records and texts, and traveled to some of the ruined fortresses and castles of the order, Addison was once knowledgeable at the Templars’ heritage. He insightfully info their plight during this quantity, first released in 1842. beginning with the origins of the brotherhood, the principles and beliefs of the order, and their selected image of the pink move, the writer explains their function in preserving pilgrims touring to the Holy Land, their feats in the course of the Crusades, the relationships they held with quite a few kings and church leaders, their contributions to conserving Europe from Turkish conquest and maintaining Christianity in Europe and Asia, and their tragic finish: stripped in their lands, tortured, and burned on the stake.  

Addison presents a transparent and understandable account of this nice spiritual and army fraternity of knights and clergymen that may engross a person attracted to their background and the center a while.

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Confessiones. Bekenntnisse (Reclams Rote Reihe)

By Augustine of Hippo

Aurelius Augustinus (354-430) gilt vielen als der größte Autor der lateinischen Christenheit, und seine autobiographischen Confessiones sind ohne Zweifel sein bedeutendstes Werk. Diese Auswahl stellt aus den insgesamt thirteen Büchern die wichtigsten Abschnitte zusammen, die den Werdegang des Autors und seine Haltung zu den großen philosophischen und religiösen Themen beleuchten: Irrtum und Wahrheit, Schöpfung, Zeit und Ewigkeit sowie das Wesen Gottes. So entsteht ein repräsentativer Eindruck von der Struktur und dem Duktus des Werkes. Texte in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen.

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The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus

By John Dominic Crossan

The world’s best Jesus pupil John Dominic Crossan exhibits us how the parables current during the New testomony not just demonstrate what Jesus desired to educate but in addition give you the key for explaining how the Gospels’ writers sought to provide an explanation for the Prophet of Nazareth to the area. during this significant exploration of the metaphorical tales informed via Jesus and the Gospel writers, Crossan combines the biblical services of his The maximum Prayer with a old and social research that harkens heavily to his Jesus: A innovative Biography, developing an illuminating and nuanced exploration of the Scripture that fanatics of Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrman will locate interesting and essential.

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