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Gods In Dwellings

Author : Michael B. Hundley
ISBN : 9781589839199
Genre : Architecture
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In this book devoted exclusively to temples and perceptions of the divine presences that inhabit them, Michael B. Hundley focuses on the official religions of the ancient Near East and explores the interface between the human and the divine within temple environs. Hundley identifies common ancient Near Eastern temple systems and examines issues that include what temple structures communicate, how temples were understood to function, temple ideology, the installation of divine presence in a temple, the connection between presence and physical representation, and human service to the deity. Drawing on architectural and spatial theory, ritual theory, theories of language, art history, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and comparative studies, Hundley offers a single interpretive lens through which to view temple worship. Features: A close examination of temples in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Hittite Anatolia, and Syria-Palestine An interdisciplinary treatment of architecture, language, ritual, and art A dual focus on how a deity's divine presence connects to space and art and how human service to the deity maintains the deity's active presence
Category: Architecture

Earth And Gods

Author : V. Vycinas
ISBN : 9789401033596
Genre : Philosophy
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Earth and Gods is an attempt to introduce the reader to Heidegger's fully developed philosophy. The title Earth and Gods gives an im pression of not being a general study of Heidegger's philosophy. However, this is not true - the earth and the gods are fundamental ontological symbols of his fully developed philosophy, namely, his third and final phase of thought. This phase repeats the problems of both preceding phases in a fuller and more developed manner; hence, it implies them. The two preceding phases are the phase of Dasein and the phase of Being. These two phases are a natural flow of fundamental problems which reach their final formation and development in the phase of earth and gods. Dasein (the first phase) leads to Being, and Being (the second phase) bursts into fundamental ontological powers of Being (Seinsmiichte) which are earth and sky, gods and mortals (the third phase). Since earth is unthinkable without sky and since gods are gods in the world of mortals - of men, the title Earth and Gods is an abbreviation of these four fundamental powers of Being. Hence, an investigation of earth and gods is an attempt to present Heidegger's philosophy as a whole. Such a presentation provides the reader with the background necessary for a more adequate and efficient understanding of the writings of Heidegger himself. Thus, Earth and Gods may rightly be considered an introduction to Hei degger's philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

A Practical Guide For Performing Teaching And Singing The Brahms Requiem

Author : Leonard Van Camp
ISBN : 1457489198
Genre : Music
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This book is intended to help those who are contemplating performing or studying the Brahms Requiem. It provides historical information, performance considerations, musical analysis, and resource material for all who enjoy the musicology behind this magnificent work. It is especially directed toward conductors, but it is also useful for choristers and soloists as well. A wonderful instructional tool!
Category: Music

Cosmic Xing

Author : Kor Gable
ISBN : 9781425159023
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This may be one of the strangest books youll ever read. A veritable smorgasbord of food for the soul, it covers a mind-boggling array of topics as its author artfully blends science, art, history, culture, philosophy, technology, geology, archaeology, psychology, theology, mysticism and quantum physics to elegantly paint a larger picture of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. The book opens with a collection of short stories (mysteries) that are sure to make you go Hmmm and progressively moves into the central theme shamanism and why it may be our last hope to save ourselves and this planet. Kor Gable re-veals some of shamanisms best kept secrets unknown and mysterious quantum principles that explain miracles and magic. It climaxes with Kor sharing his own shamanic initiation and the revelation of a greater Vision of what this New Millennium is about if we can pass the final test and survive our own folly. That is the Cosmic Xing! Despite the seriousness of the subject, the book is easy reading thanks to Kor Gables simple and entertaining style. It is full of light and love. Once you start read-ing it, you wont want to stop.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Celtic Gods And Heroes

Author : Marie-Louise Sjoestedt
ISBN : 9780486115887
Genre : History
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Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes.
Category: History

Gender And The Garden In Early Modern English Literature

Author : Jennifer Munroe
ISBN : 0754658260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An investigation into early modern gardens, gender and writing, this study considers not only published literary representations of gardens, but also actual garden landscapes and unpublished evidence of everyday gardening practice. Jennifer Munroe here analyzes how writers appropriated the developing gendered tension in gardening that stemmed from a shift from the garden as a means of feeding a family, to the garden as an aesthetic object imbued with status.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dwelling In The Household Of God

Author : Mary L. Coloe
ISBN : 9780814683774
Genre : Religion
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In her remarkable first book, God Dwells With Us: Temple Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel, Mary L. Coloe, P.B.V.M., explored the profound insight of John's Gospel expressed in Jesus ' invitation to his disciples: Make your home in me, as I make mine in you (John 15:4). For the gospel's author and audience, the dwelling of God among humans was, above al, the Jerusalem Temple. The gospel traces how 'after the trauma of the destruction of the Temple 'the Johannine community came to expand and deepen its knowledge of God's dwelling among humans, finding it now in the person of Jesus and in the community of believers. Dwelling in the Household of God moves us from seeing God's dwelling place as the Temple to seeing God's dwelling place within the community of believers. The starting point now is an image in John 14:2: my Father's house, which is given its Old Testament meaning of my father's household. Our awareness thus moves, like that of the first Christians, from understanding My father's house as the Temple (John 2:16) to My Father's Household as a community of believers drawn into Jesus ' own divine filiation. Coloe invites us to re-read the gospel from the post-Easter perspective of those who have become brothers and sisters of Jesus and living Temples of God's presence. What emerges is nothing less than a profound mysticism of the mutual indwelling of God and believers. Mary Coloe, PBVM, DTh, holds a joint teaching position at the Australian Catholic University and St Paul's Seminary, Brisbane. Her publications include numerous articles and God Dwells With Us: Temple Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel (Liturgical Press, 2001).
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Principles Of Biblical Hermeneutics

Author : J. Edwin Hartill
ISBN : 0310259002
Genre : Religion
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Biblical hermeneutics is the science of interpreting the Bible. The aim of this book is to explain and illustrate the various principles of Bible interpretation that must be followed if one is to understand the teachings of God's Word correctly. Such a study is pivotal to anyone who studies the Bible. Unless consistent principles of interpreting its passages are followed the truth of God becomes blurred and confused. Determining what the Bible means must precede all application of its words to the lives of its readers and hearers. Dr. S. Franklin Logsdon, Bible teacher and evangelist, says of this book: "These principles of Bible study by Dr. J. Edwin Hartill have been tested and proved in his own personal teaching for many years. They are succinct, pointed, practical, original, understandable -- simple keys to unlock the storehouse of Scripture to things both old and new. This publication makes a distinct contribution to Bible lovers in their search for increased knowledge of divine truth. It is a privilege and an honor to commend it to God's people." Using a graphic combination of text, charts, and outlines, Dr. Hartill states, "I trust that as you study these principles, your understanding of the Word and your love for its truth may deepen, so that you may more ably pass it on to others." Included are chapters on: - The Dispensational Principle - The Covenantal Principle - The Ethnic Division Principle - The Discrimination Principle - The Predictive Principle - The Application Principle - The Typical Principle - The Principle of Human Willingness in Illumination - The First Mention Principle - The Progressive Mention Principle - The Full Mention Principle - The Context Principle - The Agreement Principle - The Direct Statement Principle - The Gap Principle - The Three-fold Principle - The Election Principle - The Repetition Principle - The Synthetic Principle - The Principle of Illustrative Mention - The Double Reference Principle - The Christo-Centric Principle - The Numerical Principle
Category: Religion

Myths And Legends Of Hawaii Book

Author : Ben W. Holokai, Jr.
ISBN : 157306212X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fifteen myths and legends of Hawai'i--stories about K ne, K, Lono, Maui, Pele, Hina, Kamapua'a. and other gods and demigods--accompanied by dynamic scenes to color. A glossary and a list of references add to the educational value of the text and illustrations.
Category: Juvenile Fiction