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The Oxford Companion To The Bible

Author : Bruce M. Metzger
ISBN : 0199743916
Genre : Religion
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The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers or Martin Scorsese's controversial Last Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of every educated adult, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a vast community of believers and nonbelievers. The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law. Ranging far beyond the scope of a traditional Bible dictionary, the Companion features, in addition to its many informative, factual entries, an abundance of interpretive essays. Here are extended entries on religious concepts from immortality, sin, and grace, to baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The contributors also explore biblical views of modern issues such as homosexuality, marriage, and anti-Semitism, and the impact of the Bible on the secular world (including a four-part article on the Bible's influence on literature). Of course, the Companion can also serve as a handy reference, the first place to turn to find factual information on the Bible. Readers will find fascinating, informative articles on all the books of the Bible--including the Apocrypha and many other ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and the Mishrah. Virtually every figure who walked across the biblical stage is identified here, ranging from Rebekah, Rachel, and Mary, to Joseph, Barabbas, and Jesus. The Companion also offers entries that shed light on daily life in ancient Israel and the earliest Christian communities, with fascinating articles on feasts and festivals, clothing, medicine, units of time, houses, and furniture. Finally, there are twenty-eight pages of full-color maps, providing an accurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world. A vast compendium of information related to scriptures, here is an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on the central book of Western culture.
Category: Religion

Machine Platform Crowd

Author : Andrew McAfee
ISBN : 9783864705649
Genre : Political Science
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Digitale Maschinen wie selbstfahrende Autos, Drohnen oder 3D-Drucker sind jetzt schon schlauer, besser und schneller, als man es je für möglich gehalten hätte. Onlineplattformen ändern das Verhältnis von Angebot und Nachfrage und bringen neue Marktführer hervor – in der Musikindustrie, beim Personentransport, bei Computerhardware oder beim Fitnesstraining. Crowds haben bereits Betriebssysteme und Lexika geschaffen, finanzierten unendlich viele Projekte und haben sogar das Geld neu erfunden. Dieses Buch ist voller Science-Fiction-Technologien, die real geworden sind, und voller Start-ups, die Weltkonzerne wurden. Es zeigt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, die sich hinter all der Innovation und Disruption verbergen und die von intelligenten Organisationen rund um die Welt genutzt werden. Ein Wegweiser von heute für den Weg in die Welt von morgen.
Category: Political Science

Scripture On The Silver Screen

Author : Adele Reinhartz
ISBN : 0664223591
Genre : Religion
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Om amerikanske film som tolkes ud fra tekster i Bibelen
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Prosecutors And Democracy

Author : Máximo Langer
ISBN : 9781107187559
Genre : Law
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Focusing on the relationship between prosecutors and democracy, this volume throws light on key questions about prosecutors and the role they should play in liberal self-government. Internationally distinguished scholars discuss how prosecutors can strengthen democracy, how they sometimes undermine it, and why it has proven so challenging to hold prosecutors accountable while insulating them from politics. The contributors explore the different ways legal systems have addressed that challenge in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. Contrasting those strategies allows an assessment of their relative strengths - and a richer understanding of the contested connections between law and democratic politics. Chapters are in explicit conversation with each other, facilitating comparison and deepening the analysis. This is an important new resource for legal scholars and reformers, political philosophers, and social scientists.
Category: Law

The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction

Author : Michael Coogan
ISBN : 0199719462
Genre : Religion
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Eminent biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. Coogan explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish tradition (the "Hebrew Bible") and the Old Testament of Christianity, and also examines the different contents of the Bibles used by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Protestants. He looks at the rise of modern biblical scholarship as well as the recovery of ancient Near Eastern literatures and their significance for biblical interpretation. Coogan explores the use of invented dialogue and historical fiction in the Old Testament, the presence of mythic elements in apparently historical accounts, and the relationship of ancient Israelite myths to those of their neighbors. The book considers the Old Testament's idea of divine justice, especially in Ecclesiastes and Job, and looks at notions of the afterlife in the ancient Near East and in ancient Israel. Coogan highlights the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has placed the Old Testament in a larger and more illuminating context. The book also discusses law and ritual in the Bible as well as the biblical understandings of prophecy. Here then is a marvelous overview of one of the great pillars of Western religion and culture, a book whose significance has endured for thousands of years and which remains vitally important today for Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
Category: Religion

K Nig David

Author : Steven L. McKenzie
ISBN : 9783110881165
Genre : Religion
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König David ist eine der herausragendsten Gestalten der Alten Welt. Sein sagenhafter Aufstieg vom Hirten zum König durch den Sieg über Goliath hat Dichter und Künstler über die Jahrhunderte inspiriert. In dieser erstmals auf deutsch veröffentlichten Biographie zeigt der renommierte amerikanische Alttestamentler Steven McKenzie auf, daß viele Geschichten, die sich um David ranken, tatsächlich Mythen sind: Die Bezeichnung "Hirte" ist eine Metapher für "König", und David kam aus einer reichen Familie der Oberschicht und nicht aus "kleinen Verhältnissen". Der David, der bei kritischer Durchsicht der biblischen Texte, althistorischen Dokumente und neuen archäologischen Funde zum Vorschein kommt, war ein Thronräuber, Ehebrecher und Mörder, der seinen Aufstieg zum König geschickter Machtpolitik und Terror verdankte. Steven McKenzie bietet mit dieser sorgfältig recherchierten und spannend geschriebenen Biographie ein provokantes Portrait. Die englische Originalausgabe wurde mit dem Preis "Best Book of the Year 2000" der Los Angeles Times Book Review ausgezeichnet.
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Die Kirchliche Dogmatik

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ISBN : UOM:39015081716311
Genre : Theology, Doctrinal
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Category: Theology, Doctrinal

Atlas Der Welt

Author : Chez Picthall
ISBN : 3401064606
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Der reich bebilderte Atlas stellt auf übersichtlichen Karten alle Länder der Welt mit ihren Hauptstädten, Staatsgrenzen, Nationalflaggen, den wichtigsten Grossstädten, Flüssen, Seen und Gebirgen vor. Ab 9.

Sustainable Diplomacy

Author : D. Wellman
ISBN : 9781403980977
Genre : Political Science
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Drawing on a variety of disciplines, Sustainable Diplomacy is a highly constructive work. Set in the context of modern Moroccan-Spanish relations, this text is a direct critique of realism as it is practiced in modern diplomacy. Proposing a new eco-centric approach to relations between nation-states and bioregions, Wellman presents the case for Ecological Realism, an undergirding philosophy for conducting a diplomacy which values the role of popular religions, ecological histories, and the consumption and waste patterns of national populations. Sustainable Diplomacy is thus a means of building relations not only between elites but also between people on the ground, as they together face the real possibility of global ecological destruction.
Category: Political Science