Description : This book is an account of the emergence and key events related to the origin and expansion of Pakistani Taliban since 2001, with a focus on the role of religion in their actions, policies and worldviews. The author brings to light rare insight into the ideological basis of Pakistani Taliban, drawing upon first-hand research comprising participant observation, interviews, content analysis of organizational literature and Talibani communications, such as recruitment videos, recorded speeches, leaflets and pamphlets, jihadi anthems and press releases to the local media. The book demonstrates how religion simultaneously appears as an object to be defended, as a threat, as the purpose of violence, as the source of rules and limitations on violent action and as the source of motivational imagery and myths. Going into an analysis of just what role religion plays in violent activities of this group and how does it do so, the author shows that Talibani narratives are both secular and religious at the same time, contradicting a clear-cut divide between religious and secular motivations for violence. The book advocates against extreme positions that accord religion either a primary or a negligent position in explaining the raison d’être of Pakistani Taliban. It makes a plea for more informed and empathetic approach instead of the purely militaristic stance towards extremism, which has only helped it grow in the past.
Description : The world as we know it is changing. In a time where chaos has become common, the world is searching for answers. Today, I came to release the answer! I came to prophesy that God is raising up an army of people that are about to become the answer to the world's questions, and they are called the Guardians of God. They will defend and protect this world with the power of God. Get ready, the Guardians are coming, and I think that you are one of them.
Description : Hello readers, this book contains personal messages from seventy two guardian angels, three archangels and includes important words directly from God. Also included are two photos of the eye of God, one of Jesus and one of the angel Luhian. In the book you will find an explanation of how the angels operate, what their duties are and some information on the nine celestial houses in which they reside. There is a dedication and also a foreword from God in the front pages of the book and He gives an introduction to each of the Nine Houses of Angels. In the chapter called 'The Last Pages, ' God personally explains the reason why you are alive today and His ultimate plans for you. You will find a comprehensive explanation of all the spiritual realms including the names of the five different levels in the light that your soul may ascend to in spirit where you will remain until your next reincarnation or your final Judgment.Truly enlightening, this book will let you into secrets only known to God's messengers.
Description : The magical world has been ruled by a group called The Counsel and their laws. The highest law is that good and evil can not mix. The eldest of the immortals, Destiny, has grown too tired of living and brings together a high witch of a covenant, Mara Hews, that equaled good, and a demon general, Verex, equaling evil. He brought them together, and they had a child. The child was a mix of good and evil. The reason The Counsel didn’t want good and evil mixing is because The Counsel is made up of beings of the light and demons of the abyss. If good and evil were put in one creature, there would be no need for a counsel. This boy will grow to become king, and the new ruler of the magical world, overthrowing The Counsel. Though if the boys demon father is victorious, the boy may never make his way to the throne...
Description : Muslim enclaves within non-Islamic polities are commonly believed to have been beleaguered communities undergoing relentless cultural and religious decline. Cut off from the Islamic world, these Muslim groups, it is assumed, passively yielded to political, social, and economic forces of assimilation and acculturation before finally accepting Christian dogma. Kathryn A. Miller radically reconceptualizes what she calls the exclave experience of medieval Muslim minorities. By focusing on the legal scholars (faqihs) of fifteenth-century Aragonese Muslim communities and translating little-known and newly discovered texts, she unearths a sustained effort to connect with Muslim coreligionaries and preserve practice and belief in the face of Christian influences. Devoted to securing and disseminating Islamic knowledge, these local authorities intervened in Christian courts on behalf of Muslims, provided Arabic translations, and taught and advised other Muslims. Miller follows the activities of the faqihs, their dialogue with Islamic authorities in nearby Muslim polities, their engagement with Islamic texts, and their pursuit of traditional ideals of faith. She demonstrates that these local scholars played a critical role as cultural mediators, creating scholarly networks and communal solidarity despite living in an environment dominated by Christianity.
Description : Popular depictions of angels often have little in common with biblical accounts. How can you separate fact from fiction? With this fascinating and inspirational guide, you'll journey through God's Word and discover who angels are, what they are like, and how they are involved in your life today.
Description : With stories of angelic encounters all around us, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries president Ron Rhodes delves into the biblical truth about these heavenly beings. Some current reports are so utterly remarkable they have captured widespread attention. Curiously, however, many of these seemingly celestial visitors have little in common with the angels of the Bible. Angels are very much involved in our lives today--of that we can be certain. But when it comes to angels, how can we tell what is real and what isnt? Angels Among Us provides solid, biblically based answers to pressing questions through a fascinating--and highly inspirational--tour of Gods Word. Readers will discover who angels are, what they are like, what they do...and most exciting of all, the ministry they have today. This book has sold nearly 150,000 copies and now boasts an updated cover to bring its balanced message to new readers.
Description : An exploration of the phenomenon of angelic vice regency in Late Antiquity. It comparatively examines figures from Judaism, Mandaeism, and Gnosticism, shedding new light, in particular, on the Jewish angel Metatron and the Mandaean light-being Abathur.