Description : In this book - Nonsense from the Bible - Brian uses the Bible texts to demonstrate their inaccuracies, inconsistencies, contradictions and fantasies. He deals with major issues which are widely believed and accepted as factual events such as the Creation story, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and the prophecies concerning Jesus. - p.  of cover.
Description : The Lost Orthodoxy Book attempts to Research the Hope of Christ Centered Universalism by comparing Bible Verses to the Exegesis done by St. Justin Martyr and St. Irenaeous of Lyons. It asserts arguments in support of the concept of ages or aeons or olams to come in St. Irenaeous' usage of these related Biblical Words together with St. Justin Martyr's harsh language regarding the punishment of the Wicked which has also been interpreted to refer to some annihilation concept. Hence the usage by these saints either implying ages or end by destruction by their language describing the punishment of the wicked may thus imply an end in reference to the original words found likewise in Holy Scripture too. The sin in the Body and Soul may thus be referred to as eternally destroyed where the damaged soul and spirit may be saved thereafter. In support of such an exegesis, some First Christianity Writings from other early Church leaders and Christian Prophecies such as the Apocalypse of Peter and the Sibyline Oracles are considered where these have a Section Describing God Saving the Wicked post Judgment after a long time as per the prayers of the Saved Christian Righteous for these to be Rescued Finally from the Lake of Fire or Gehenna itself thereby cancelling the Eternal Sentence by His Great Mercy which Triumphs over Judgment and giving these a lower place in another Eternal Life thereafter.
Description : Ethics, Politics and Justice in Dante presents new research by international scholars on the themes of ethics, politics and justice in the works of Dante Alighieri, including chapters on Dante’s modern ‘afterlife’. Together the chapters explore how Dante’s writings engage with the contemporary culture of medieval Florence and Italy, and how and why his political and moral thought still speaks compellingly to modern readers. The collection’s contributors range across different disciplines and scholarly traditions – history, philology, classical reception, philosophy, theology – to scrutinise Dante’s Divine Comedy and his other works in Italian and Latin, offering a multi-faceted approach to the evolution of Dante’s political, ethical and legal thought throughout his writing career. Certain chapters focus on his early philosophical Convivio and on the accomplished Latin Eclogues of his final years, while others tackle knotty themes relating to judgement, justice, rhetoric and literary ethics in his Divine Comedy, from hell to paradise. The closing chapters discuss different modalities of the public reception and use of Dante’s work in both Italy and Britain, bringing the volume’s emphasis on morality, political philosophy, and social justice into the modern age of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
Description : "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.
Description : "Classical theorists once predicted that monarchy must eventually give way to capitalism. But is monarchy really dead--an archaic institution from the feudal past? In Royal Capitalism: The Monarchy, Wealth, and Social Classes in Thailand, Puangchon Unchanam examines one particularly successful monarchy: that of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX, whose seven-decade reign not only survived but thrived amid the country's transition to industrial capitalism. Indeed, the Thai crown's active role in national politics, the market economy, and popular culture has made it not only the dominant institution in the kingdom, but also the wealthiest monarchy in the world today. Tracing Rama IX's reign (1946-2016), Puangchon shows how the Thai crown was transformed into a 'bourgeois monarchy,' distinctive in several key ways. Rather than representing only royal and religious values, the monarchy rebranded itself by embracing the traditional middle-class ethic of hard work, frugality, and self-sufficiency. Rather than only relying upon coercion, the crown sought political legitimacy. And rather than simply controlling national assets, the crown became the country's major broker, connecting business elites, patronizing their industries, and partnering with giant corporations. Thanks to these distinctive features that it has recently embodied, the Thai monarchy enjoys hegemonic status in the capitalist state, preeminent status in the market, and popular support from the urban bourgeoisie"
Description : What is reality than an illusion? Sorin Cerin a modern guru of contemporary thinkers brings a new vision about love, life, truth,death and more.Famous quotes about illusions and reality, motivational and inspirational quotes. Life quotes, love quotes, death quotes, all about illusions and reality.
Description : 1. If people would have the possibility to build each in part their own paradise they and would transform society and their lives into inferno. 2. We hope to paradise, not knowing, how much inferno can contain his essence.3. In paradise even and the hopes die because no one more has needed of them.4. There is no paradise without hopes and no paradise that once was created, to more leave to the hopes, life. From here, the paradise exists, only in illusory form of hope and nothing more.5. Only the one, fallen from paradise can to appreciate the inferno.