Download e-book for iPad: Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer’s Manual of the Fifteenth by Richard Kieckhefer

By Richard Kieckhefer

ISBN-10: 0271017511

ISBN-13: 9780271017518

Preserved within the Bavarian country Library in Munich is a manuscript that few students have spotted and that nobody nowa days has handled with the seriousness it merits. Forbidden Rites contains an version of this medieval Latin textual content with a whole observation, together with unique research of the textual content and its contents, dialogue of the historic context, translation of consultant sections of the textual content, and comparability with different necromantic texts of the past due heart a while. the result's the main brilliant and readable advent to medieval magic now to be had.

Like many medieval texts for using magicians, this guide is a miscellany instead of a scientific treatise. it truly is unparalleled, although, within the scope and diversity of its contents—prayers and conjurations, rituals of sympathetic magic, methods related to astral magic, a list of spirits, long ceremonies for consecrating a booklet of magic, and different fabrics.

With extra aspect on specific experiments than the recognized thirteenth-century Picatrix and extra sort than the Thesaurus Necromantiae ascribed to Roger Bacon, the handbook is likely one of the best and significant manuscripts of medieval magic that has but come to light.

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Download e-book for iPad: Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty by Susan Crawford Sullivan

By Susan Crawford Sullivan

ISBN-10: 0226781607

ISBN-13: 9780226781600

ISBN-10: 0226781615

ISBN-13: 9780226781617

Scholars have made city moms dwelling in poverty a spotlight in their learn for many years. those women’s lives should be tough as they move approximately trying to find housing and respectable jobs and struggling to take care of their little ones while surviving on welfare or operating at low-wage provider jobs and occasionally dealing with actual or psychological illnesses. yet previously little realization has been paid to a big strength in those women’s lives: religion.


Based on in-depth interviews with ladies and pastors, Susan Crawford Sullivan offers negative moms’ usually missed perspectives. Recruited from quite a few social carrier courses, lots of the girls don't attend non secular prone, as a result of logistical demanding situations or simply because they believe stigmatized and undesirable at church. but, she discovers, religious religion frequently performs a powerful function of their lives as they cope with and check out to make experience of the demanding situations they face. Supportive spiritual congregations prove vital for girls who're concerned, she reveals, yet understanding everyday faith includes exploring past formal spiritual organizations.


Offering a cosmopolitan research of ways religion either motivates and now and then constrains negative moms’ activities, Living Faith unearths the methods it serves as a lens during which many view and interpret their worlds.

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Read e-book online The Integrity of Conveying a Message PDF

By Mansour El Helou

ISBN-10: 1743350104

ISBN-13: 9781743350102

"This publication is a cry from the some distance Southern hemisphere, from the town of Sydney, Australia, to the loads of individuals, calling to them: Let’s pause to mirror at the teachings of our faith. Are they the exact same because the apostles and prophets have already communicated to us? Or is what occurred to them what truly occurred during the messenger’s partners, disciples and their fans, not just in Islam, yet in Judaism and Christianity in addition? we need to re-evaluate the lessons of our religions, purify them from the impurities, exaggeration and the choice of personal pursuits over basic pursuits: international altruism to the hereafter. faith is a feeling of integrity; it's a accountability, and a heavy one. Whoever faces and shoulders the accountability doesn't circumvent it via counterfeiting. while you're now not in a position to assembly its specifications, you need to step down and hand the banner to those that deserve it and who're rather healthy to take it up. may perhaps God provide us information to success."
Prof. Moneer Sultan Ein Shams collage ladies’ university, Egypt

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New PDF release: A Stranger is Calling: Jews, Christians, and Muslims as

By Anton Wessels,Charles Amjad-Ali,Henry Jansen

ISBN-10: 1532607997

ISBN-13: 9781532607998

Abraham, the daddy of all believers, performs host to 3 strangers, one among whom is God, and hence units an instance for others to follow.
Jews, Christians, and Muslims usually deal with one another as strangers. Their Holy Books should not the reason for their conflicts and enmity yet quite express how to clear up them. They inform a typical tale of the lifelong trip of the man or woman to the promised urban, the promised land, and the promised international the place justice and righteousness reign.

"Relying on wealthy references to poetry, prose, and artwork, Wessels probes the age-old and sacred perform of hospitality to strangers. Centering his research at the well-known Genesis tale of Abraham who entertained 3 strangers, Wessels' oblique message is that we're vulnerable to incurring nice losses whilst ignoring the stranger. scholars of inter-religious encounters, from collage classes to conferences in church buildings, synagogues, and mosques, will drastically enjoy the erudite and in-depth details this publication provides."
--Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake woodland University

"A Stranger is Calling . . . is by way of some distance [Anton's] richest and so much formidable textual content but. It weaves a really colourful and wealthy tapestry of multivalent and various traditions. simply an erudite and demanding student like Anton can have introduced such probably disparate components jointly in one of these wonderful and enlightening approach. This coherent journey de strength invitations us to reevaluate our views on fact, background, revelation, or even the divine."
-- Charles Amjad-Ali, from the foreword

Anton Wessels is Professor Emeritus of the historical past of faith, Islam specifically, at VU collage Amsterdam. he's the writer of The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: 3 Books, towns, One Tale (2013), Europe, was once it Ever quite Christian? (1994), and Muslims and the West: Can They Be Integrated? (2006).

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New PDF release: Religion and the American Civil War

By Randall M. Miller,Harry S. Stout,Charles Reagan Wilson

ISBN-10: 0195121287

ISBN-13: 9780195121285

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ISBN-13: 9780195121292

The 16 essays during this quantity, all formerly unpublished, handle the little thought of query of the position performed by way of faith within the American Civil battle. The authors convey that faith, understood in its broadest context as a tradition and group of religion, used to be chanced on anyplace the struggle was once came upon. Comprising essays by way of such students as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and that includes an afterword via James McPherson, this assortment marks step one in the direction of uncovering this significant but missed point of yank history.

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William J. Bulman,Robert G. Ingram's God in the Enlightenment PDF

By William J. Bulman,Robert G. Ingram

ISBN-10: 0190267070

ISBN-13: 9780190267070

ISBN-10: 0190267089

ISBN-13: 9780190267087

we now have lengthy been taught that the Enlightenment was once an try to unfastened the realm from the clutches of Christian civilization and make it secure for philosophy. The lesson has been good realized. In present day tradition wars, either liberals and their conservative enemies, in and out the academy, relaxation their claims in regards to the current at the proposal that the Enlightenment used to be a secularist circulate of philosophically pushed emancipation. Historians have had doubts in regards to the accuracy of this portrait for your time, yet they've got by no means controlled to provide a workable replacement to it-for themselves, for students attracted to concerns of church and kingdom, or for the general public at large.

In this ebook, William J. Bulman and Robert G. Ingram compile fresh scholarship from individual specialists in background, theology, and literature to clarify that God not just survived the Enlightenment yet thrived inside of it in addition. The Enlightenment used to be now not a thorough holiday from the prior during which Europeans jettisoned their highbrow and institutional inheritance. It used to be, to ensure, a second of significant swap, yet one within which the attribute convictions and traditions of the Renaissance and Reformation have been perpetuated to the purpose of transformation, within the wake of the Wars of faith and through the early levels of globalization. The Enlightenment's fundamental imperatives weren't freedom and irreligion yet peace and prosperity. for this reason, Enlightenment might be Christian, communitarian, or authoritarian as simply because it can be atheistic, individualistic, or libertarian.

Honing in at the highbrow situation of the past due 17th and early eighteenth centuries whereas relocating from Spinoza to Kant and from India to Peru, God within the Enlightenment takes a prism to the age of lights.

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Get Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico PDF

By Frank Graziano

ISBN-10: 019979085X

ISBN-13: 9780199790852

ISBN-10: 0199790868

ISBN-13: 9780199790869

Mexican statues and work just like the Virgen de Guadalupe and the Señor de Chalma are endowed with sacred presence and the ability to accomplish miracles. thousands of devotees stopover at their shrines to request miracles for health and wellbeing, employment, young ones, and numerous daily concerns. while miracles are granted, devotees reciprocate with votive choices. Collages, pictures, records, texts, milagritos, hair and braids, garments, retablos, and numerous consultant items hide partitions at many shrines.

Miraculous pictures and Votive choices in Mexico explores such petitionary devotion extensive via vast fieldwork supported through study in an enormous physique of interdisciplinary scholarship. The study's important issues contain sacred strength and human employer, reification, projective animation, religion as a cognitive clear out, sacred energy move, social and narrative building, optimistic framing, collaborative and deferred regulate, vows (juramentos), and miracle attribution.

The booklet is written in alternating voices, one interpretive to supply an realizing of miracles, amazing photos, and votive choices, and the opposite narrative to demonstrate the interpretive chapters and to convey the reader in the direction of reviews on the shrines. one of several remarkable pictures handled within the publication are the Cristo Negro de Otatitlán, Niño del Cacahuatito, Señor de Chalma, Señor de l. a. Misericordia (Tepatitlán), Señor del Rayo, Señor de las Tres Caídas (Teotilalpam), Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano, Virgen de Guadalupe, Virgen del Pueblito, Virgen de Juquila, Virgen de los Remedios, Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos, Virgen de Talpa, Virgen de Tonatico, and Virgen de Zapopan.

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Download e-book for kindle: Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic Development: by G. C. Tympas

By G. C. Tympas

ISBN-10: 0415625165

ISBN-13: 9780415625166

ISBN-10: 0415625173

ISBN-13: 9780415625173

In what methods does mental improvement fluctuate from religious improvement and mental event from religious experience?

Bringing jointly disparate theories lower than a trans-disciplinary framework, G. C. Tympas offers a comparability of Carl Jung’s idea of psychic improvement and Maximus the Confessor’s version of non secular growth. An ‘evolutional’ dating among the ‘psychological’ and the ‘spiritual’ is proposed for a dynamic interpretation of religious experience.

Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic improvement offers an artistic synthesis of parts and instructions from either theories and additional explores:

-??????????Jung’s perspectives on faith in a discussion with Maximus’ concepts

-??????????The assorted instructions and pursuits of Jung’s and Maximus’ models

-??????????Jung’s ‘Answer to task’ relating to Maximus’ thought of ‘final restoration’.

Tympas argues synthesis of Jung’s and Maximus’ types includes a broader trans-disciplinary paradigm of improvement, that can function a pluralistic framework for contemplating the composite psycho-spiritual development.

Constructively combining strands of differing disciplines, this publication will attract these trying to discover the discussion among analytical psychology, early Christian theology and Greek philosophy.

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Download e-book for kindle: Evangelikale Schulkultur (German Edition) by Brigida Polikarpow,Anonym

By Brigida Polikarpow,Anonym

ISBN-10: 3656159580

ISBN-13: 9783656159582

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Soziologie - faith, , Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Evangelikale Schulkultur? – Eine qualitativ-empirische Studie einer Frei-Christlichen Schule. Die folgende Studie soll aufschlüsseln, welche Besonderheiten die Georg-Müller-Schulen als Frei-Christliche Schule vorzuweisen hat. Gibt es überhaupt Besonderheiten, die die Schule ausmachen? Und wenn es welche gibt, wie werden sie von Schülern und Lehrern wahrgenommen und beurteilt?
Die folgende qualitativ-empirische Studie dient dazu, diesen Fragen
nachzugehen. Als Methode wurde die Soziale Photo-Matrix ausgewählt, da sie Zugang zum Unbewussten der Schule verschafft und somit zum Denken anregen kann. Vorbereitend werden Evangelikale Schulen vorgestellt. Zum einen werden vier Schulen und ihre Entstehung sowie deren Motivation zur Gründung erläutert, eine Frei-Christliche Schule zu errichten. Darauf folgt die Präsentation der Georg-Müller-Schulen selbst, vor allem in Bezug auf deren Schulprofil, das sich in ein geistliches und ein pädagogisches Konzept aufteilt. Im Anschluss wird die Methode der Sozialen Photo-Matrix von Burkard Sievers eingehend beschrieben. Woraufhin im vierten Abschnitt die methodische Vorgehensweise vor, während und nach der Durchführung der Sozialen Photo-Matrix erläutert wird. Es folgt eine Darstellung einzelner Bilder mit den dazugehörigen Assoziationen, um einen besseren Einblick in die von den Schülern gewählten rationale zu erhalten. Eine quantitative Auswertung der rationale schließt sich an. Sie dient dazu, um herauszufiltern, welche rationale die Schülerinnen und Schüler als das Besondere für ihre Schule empfinden. Darauf folgt eine Kategorisierung der Assoziationen, woran die Auswertung und Interpretation der aus der quantitativen und qualitativen Auswertung gewonnen Daten anschließt, um dann mit einem Fazit zu schließen.

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