Download E-books The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the 'People of the Book' in the Language of Islam (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World) PDF

From the 1st centuries of Islam to good into the center a while, Jews and Christians produced 1000's of manuscripts containing parts of the Bible in Arabic. until eventually lately, notwithstanding, those translations remained principally ignored through Biblical students and historians. In telling the tale of the Bible in Arabic, this e-book casts mild on an important transition within the cultural and non secular lifetime of Jews and Christians in Arabic-speaking lands.

In pre-Islamic occasions, Jewish and Christian scriptures circulated orally within the Arabic-speaking milieu. After the increase of Islam--and the Qur'an's visual appeal as a scripture in its personal right--Jews and Christians translated the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New testomony into Arabic for his or her personal use and as a reaction to the Qur'an's retelling of Biblical narratives. From the 9th century onward, a gradual circulate of Jewish and Christian translations of the Hebrew Bible and New testomony crossed communal borders to persuade the Islamic world.

The Bible in Arabic deals a brand new body of reference for the pivotal position of Arabic Bible translations within the non secular and cultural interactions among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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Download E-books The Alexiad (Penguin Classics) PDF

A revised variation of a medieval masterpiece-the first narrative background written by way of a woman

Written among 1143 and 1153 through the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is the most renowned and revealing fundamental assets within the great canon of medieval literature. Princess Anna Komnene, eldest baby of the imperial couple, finds the interior workings of the court docket, profiles its many awesome personages, and provides a firsthand account of immensely major occasions corresponding to the 1st campaign, in addition to its influence at the dating among jap and western Christianity. A celebrated triumph of Byzantine letters, this can be an remarkable view of the fantastic Constantinople and the medieval world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes through exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership PDF

By Elton Trueblood

Many writers have explored Lincoln's management; others have debated Lincoln's ambiguous spiritual id. yet during this vintage paintings, Christian thinker and statesman Elton Trueblood unearths how Lincoln's management abilities flowed at once from his non secular convictions—which explains how the president was once capable of mix what few leaders can carry jointly: ethical resoluteness with a intelligent skill to compromise; self assurance in his reason whereas refusing to succumb to the traps of self-righteousness or triumphalism; and a dedication to victory whereas by no means wasting sight of his accountability for—or the humanity of—his enemy. those wealthy meditations supply deep knowledge and perception on probably the most powerful leaders of all time.

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Download E-books Creating Clare of Assisi: Female Franciscan Identities in Later Medieval Italy (Medieval Franciscans) PDF

By Lezlie S Knox

Previous scholarship has characterised woman Franciscanism as an establishment tested through Clare of Assisi in collaboration with Saint Francis. This knowing is anachronistic, despite the fact that, and overlooks the extra advanced disputes over what it intended for enclosed girls to have a mendicant vocation. This booklet clarifies Clare s contributions to those debates by means of distinguishing the ancient determine from the makes use of made up of her legacy through the papacy, the Friars Minor, and, most significantly, the enclosed sisters among the 13th and 15th centuries. by means of interpreting the range of lady groups and their advanced institutional formation in medieval Italy, it examines how and whilst Clare was once appropriated as a version of non secular authority through the ladies to form their id as Franciscans."

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Download E-books Quand notre monde est devenu chrétien PDF

By Paul Veyne

Quand notre monde est devenu chrétien a reçu le prix du Sénat du livre d'histoire et le grand prix Gobert (décerné sur proposition de l'Académie française) 2007.
Il faisait en outre partie des sélections des 20 meilleurs livres de l'année 2007 sélectionnés par le journal LIRE, ainsi que des 20 meilleurs livres de l'année 2007 sélectionnés par Le Point.

C'est le livre de bonne foi d'un incroyant qui cherche à comprendre remark le christianisme, ce chef-d'oeuvre de création religieuse, a pu, entre three hundred et four hundred, s'imposer à l'Occident tout entier. À sa manière inimitable, érudite et impertinente à los angeles fois, Paul Veyne retient trois raisons :
1. Un empereur romain nommé Constantin, maître de cet Occident, s'est converti sincèrement au christianisme et a résolu de christianiser le monde pour le sauver.
2. Constantin s'est converti parce qu'au grand empereur qu'il voulait être il fallait une grande faith. Or, à cette époque, face aux dieux païens, le christianisme, bien que secte très minoritaire, était le frisson nouveau, los angeles faith d'avant-garde qui déroulait un gigantesque plan d'amour pour le salut éternel de l'humanité.
3. Constantin n'a forcé personne à se convertir, il s'est contenté d'aider financièrement et administrativement les chrétiens à mettre en position leur Église, c'est-à-dire un réseau d'évêchés tissé sur l'immense empire romain. Lentement, par docilité, les foules païennes se sont retrouvées chrétiennes. l. a. christianisation de cent hundreds of thousands de personnes n'a pas fait de martyrs. Dès lors, on naîtra chrétien comme auparavant on naissait païen.
Au passage, Paul Veyne est amené à évoquer certaines questions : d'où vient le monothéisme ? Faut-il parler ici d'idéologie ? los angeles faith a-t-elle des racines psychologiques ? Avons-nous des origines chrétiennes ?

Quand notre monde est devenu chrétien a reçu
le prix du Sénat du livre d'histoire 2007
ainsi que le grand prix Gobert, décerné sur proposition de l'Académie française, et récompensant « le morceau le plus éloquent d'histoire de France, ou celui dont le mérite en approchera le plus ».

« Paul Veyne est un bold conteur. Il a une façon inimitable et joyeuse de nouer le discussion avec les textes classiques et les lecteurs d'aujourd'hui, de prendre ces derniers à témoin en leur offrant, par des analogies éclairantes et audacieuses, un livre passionnant qui learn chaque facette de cette aventure humaine, religieuse et politique extraordinaire. » Gilles Heuré, Télérama.
« Une revigorante prom spirituelle, imagée, anticonformiste, passionnante, qui rend le lecteur plus clever. » L'Express.
« Une démonstration aussi rigoureuse qu'enlevée. Une revigorante prom spirituelle, imagée, anticonformiste, passionnante, qui rend le lecteur plus clever. » Christian Makarian, Le Vif/L'Express.
« Paul Veyne mêle histoire et philosophie avec expertise et impertinence. » Juliette Cerf, Philosophie magazine.
« Pétillante d'ironie, cette sociologie des commencements du christianisme n'est pas seulement un modèle, elle est un plaisir de lecture. » Lire.
« Un sommet d'érudition mais aussi une somme écrite dans une langue magnifique. » Le Point.
« Une magistrale leçon d'histoire qui renvoie au débat contemporain sur les fondements de notre tradition. » Le Figaro journal.

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Download E-books The Bell (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) PDF

By Iris Murdoch

A lay group of completely mixed-up humans is encamped outdoors Imber Abbey, domestic of an order of sequestered nuns. a brand new bell is being put in while unexpectedly the outdated bell, a mythical image of faith and magic, is rediscovered. after which issues start to switch. in the meantime the clever outdated Abbess watches and prays and routines discreet authority. and everybody, or nearly every body, hopes to be kept, no matter what which can suggest. initially released in 1958, this humorous, unhappy, and relocating novel is ready faith, intercourse, and the struggle among sturdy and evil.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Belonging to Heaven PDF

By Gale Sears

Descended from the Hawaiian royal line, Jonathan Napela grew to become one of many first—and so much influential—converts to the Church in Hawaii. a guy of intelligence, social prestige, and wealth, he used his huge place to extra the gospel in his place of birth.

He constructed a lifelong bond of brotherhood with Elder George Q. Cannon, aiding to translate the publication of Mormon into Hawaiian and determine a meeting position for the Hawaiian saints in Laie, Oahu. but if his cherished spouse, Kitty, was once troubled with leprosy, Jonathan made the defining determination of his lifestyles. He would go away his lifetime of privilege to develop into her caretaker and spend the remainder of his existence on Molokai, the island of lepers. to people who suffered comparable heartbreak and banishment, Jonathan's self-sacrifice turned their lifeline.

Based on real tale, this can be a unprecedented novel of a guy who selected love within the face of dying.

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Download E-books Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) PDF

By Francis J. Bremer

Written by way of a number one professional at the Puritans, this short, informative quantity deals a wealth of history in this key non secular circulate. This ebook lines the shaping, triumph, and decline of the Puritan international, whereas additionally studying the function of faith within the shaping of yankee society and the function of the Puritan legacy in American heritage. Francis J. Bremer discusses the increase of Puritanism within the English Reformation, the fight of the reformers to purge what they seen because the corruptions of Roman Catholicism from the Elizabethan church, and the fight with the Stuart monarchs that ended in a short Puritan triumph below Oliver Cromwell. It additionally examines the trouble of Puritans who left England to set up a godly nation in the United States. Bremer examines puritan theology, perspectives on kin and neighborhood, their ideals in regards to the right dating among faith and public lifestyles, the boundaries of toleration, the stability among person rights and one's legal responsibility to others, and the level to which public personality can be formed by way of deepest non secular belief.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a couple of life's finest issues. Written through specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern brooding about the vital difficulties and matters in 1000's of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.

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Download E-books Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland (The Spatial Humanities) PDF

By Ian N. Gregory

Ireland’s panorama is marked by means of fault traces of non secular, ethnic, and political identification that experience formed its afflicted heritage. bothered Geographies maps this background via detailing the styles of switch in eire from sixteenth century makes an attempt to "plant" parts of eire with dependable English Protestants to guard opposed to threats posed by way of indigenous Catholics, during the violence of the latter a part of the 20 th century and the increase of the "Celtic Tiger." The e-book is worried with how a geography laid down within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries ended in an amalgam in response to spiritual trust, ethnic/national identification, and political conviction that keeps to form the geographies of recent eire. Geographies indicates how alterations in non secular association, identification, and territoriality have impacted Irish society in this interval. It explores the reaction of society in most cases and faith particularly to significant cultural shocks equivalent to the Famine and to long-term methods corresponding to urbanization.

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