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Theologies of Creation in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity

Theologies of Creation in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity

Author: Tobias Nicklas

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110246308

Category: Religion

Page: 460

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As environmental destruction begins to seriously affect humans, it has become increasingly relevant to reflect on the essential elements of the Jewish and Christian theologies of creation. The essays in this volume explore key aspects of creation theology, which poses the question of the origin of the world and of man. Creation theology is rooted in the concept of man who owes his existence to God and who is placed in a cosmos which God created as "good". At the same time, the essays show that even back in antiquity, the creation discussion held high potential for ideological criticism.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the course of history

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the course of history

Author: Lothar Gall

Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132522371

Category: HISTORY

Page: 469

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Das Verhältnis zwischen Judentum, Christentum und Islam unterlag im Laufe der Geschichte vielfältigen Veränderungen. Welche Konflikte gab es, welche Phasen und Formen von Austausch und Kooperation standen dem gegenüber? Der Band ist das Ergebnis einer Tagung aus dem Jahr 2009. Wissenschaftler aus sechs Ländern präsentieren nun die Ergebnisse. Die Sektionen behandeln die Gegenseitige Wahrnehmung vor dem 1. Weltkrieg, Kultur, Bildung, Fremdwahrnehmung seit 1945, Austausch und Konflikte von der Frühen Neuzeit bis ins 20. Jahrhundert, das Rechtsverständnis, Recht und Wirtschaft, die Religionsgelehrsamkeit sowie gesellschaftliche Integration und Bewahrung der Identität. Mit Beiträgen von: Kilian Bälz, Hans-Jürgen Becker, Hartmut Bobzin, Michael Brenner, Micha Brumlik, Thomas E. Burman, John Efron, Leila Tarazi Fawaz, Claude Gilliot, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Peter Heine, Karl Homann, Yosef Kaplan, Thomas Kaufmann, Yavuz Köse, Gudrun Krämer, Michael Kreutz, Roland Löffler, Wolfgang Loschelder, Hans Maier, Asher Meir, Tilman Nagel, Matthias Pohlig, Maurus Reinkowski, Mathias Rohe, Heinz Schilling, Reinhard Schulze, Martin Tamcke, Georges Tamer, Lucette Valensi, Dietmar Willoweit, Israel Yuval und einer Podiumsdiskussion der Sektionsleiter.

Christianity and Imperial Culture

Christianity and Imperial Culture

Author: Xiaochao Wang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004109277

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book studies the writings of the seventeenth century Chinese Christian apologist, Xu Guangqi, comparing them with those of early Latin Christian apologists in Europe to explore problems within the historical inculturation of Christianity in China.

Christianity

Christianity

Author: Philip Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857737885

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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The Christian faith has the allegiance of one third of the human race. It has succeeded in influencing civilization to such a degree that we now take its existence almost for granted. Yet it might all have been so different. Christianity began with the words and deeds of an obscure village carpenter's son who died a shameful criminal's death at the hands of the Roman occupiers of his country: itself an insignificant outpost of the powerful ruling Empire. The feverish land of biblical Palestine, awash with apocalyptic expectations of deliverance from its foreign overlords, was hardly short of seers and prophets who claimed to be sent visions from God. Yet the followers of this man thought he was different: so different, in fact, that some years after his death and asserted resurrection they scandalously insisted not only that he was sent by God, but that he 'was' God. How a provincial sect, with its seemingly outrageous ideas, became first the sanctioned religion of the Roman Empire and then, over the course of 2000 years, the creed of billions of people, is the improbable story that this book tells. It is a story of freethinkers, friars, fanatics and firebrands; and of the lay people (not just the clerical or the powerful) who have made up the great mass of Christians over the centuries. Many introductions to Christianity are written by Christians, for Christians. This elegant textbook, by contrast, shows that the history of the religion, while often glorious, is not one of unimpeded progress, but something still more remarkable, flawed and human.

Christianity

Christianity

Author: Anne Jordan

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748753206

Category: Christianity

Page: 116

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GCSE RE for You: Christianity is part of the popular GCSE RE for You series. It offers a thorough introduction to each topic and tests pupils' knowledge through a range of activities and exam-style questions. The content and style motivates students and makes RE a more interesting option within schools.

Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism

Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism

Author: Runar Thorsteinsson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199578641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

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Runar M. Thorsteinsson presents a challenge to the view that Christianity introduced an entirely new, better, and decidedly universal morality into the ancient world. Presenting evidence from Stoic and Christian texts from first century Rome, he emphasizes the similarities between the two belief systems.

Christianity Uncovered

Christianity Uncovered

Author: Anand Samuel

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781782223566

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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Many Christians have written and spoken a great deal about the evil of atheism in one form or another. This book lays no claim for promoting atheism. The author strongly feels that a faith and a belief in a God and a subsequent religion which follows, is a matter of a personal choice. What the book does claim, is the facts that are hidden in Christianity, as a cover up for all the misdeeds that took place in the garb of religion six thousand years ago, if we are to go by the Christian calendar, and what is taking place today is the continuation of a trend that began in BCE.

More Christianity

More Christianity

Author: Dwight Longenecker

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586173425

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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No one would dare to suggest that C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity is anything less than a brilliant explanation and defense of the Faith. But as robust, wise and ardent as it is, still it is incomplete. It begins our banquet at the table of the Lord, but doesn't take us all the way to the final course. That is what Dwight Longenecker's new book, More Christianity, does. It fills our plates with the fullness of the Christian Faith found only in the Catholic Church. Lest someone think Longenecker is presuming to piggyback or cash in on Lewis' work, or to set himself up as Lewis' successor, that is not the case. What he does--and does brilliantly--is present the doctrine of the Church with succinct explanations of topics that arise in Catholic/Protestant discussion: the Marian dogmas, the papacy, the Mass, purgatory, the communion of saints, the rosary and more. In Longenecker's skilled hands, More Christianity rounds out the meal so deliciously served up by Lewis in Mere Christianity.

Christianity: The Basics

Christianity: The Basics

Author: Bruce Chilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317657460

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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Christianity: The Basics is a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of some of the key beliefs, practices and emotions which have been recurrent symbols through the centuries: Christ, the kingdom of heaven and sin Baptism, Eucharist and prayer Joy, divine union and self denial Encompassing the major epochs of Christian history and examining the unity and divisions created by these symbols, Christianity: The Basics is both a concise and comprehensive introduction to the Christian tradition.