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The Wars Of Gods And Men

Author : Zecharia Sitchin
ISBN : 9780380895854
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Sheds new light on such historical mysteries as the biblical flood, the Great Pyramids, the massive ziggurats of Mesopotamia, the Exodus, the Trojan Wars, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and others that support the existence of extraterrestrial "gods." Reissue.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

As If God Existed

Author : Maurizio Viroli
ISBN : 9781400845514
Genre : Political Science
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Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies: if religion has a natural ally, it is authoritarianism--not republicanism or democracy. But in this book, Maurizio Viroli, a leading historian of republican political thought, challenges this conventional wisdom. He argues that political emancipation and the defense of political liberty have always required the self-sacrifice of people with religious sentiments and a religious devotion to liberty. This is particularly the case when liberty is threatened by authoritarianism: the staunchest defenders of liberty are those who feel a deeply religious commitment to it. Viroli makes his case by reconstructing, for the first time, the history of the Italian "religion of liberty," covering its entire span but focusing on three key examples of political emancipation: the free republics of the late Middle Ages, the Risorgimento of the nineteenth century, and the antifascist Resistenza of the twentieth century. In each example, Viroli shows, a religious spirit that regarded moral and political liberty as the highest goods of human life was fundamental to establishing and preserving liberty. He also shows that when this religious sentiment has been corrupted or suffocated, Italians have lost their liberty. This book makes a powerful and provocative contribution to today's debates about the compatibility of religion and republicanism.
Category: Political Science

The Bible Word Of God Or Words Of Men

Author : Daniel Joseph Malane
ISBN : 9781453566091
Genre : Religion
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The Bible;"Word of God" or words of men? With modern Bible Scholarship and historical fact this book exposes the outrageous hoax of modern Bible Prophecy, the "left behind" myth, the "rapture" and the "War of Armageddon" falacies, and puts these myths in their proper historical perspective. Has anyone ever informed you that "you are going to Hell", because the Bible said so? Besides being shocked and hurt, did you have a reasonable answer for this person who believed to forsee your eternal destiny? Learn the conclusions of modern Bible Scholarship, and the real reasons why the Bible is not the inerrant, infallible "Word of God" that Christian Fundamentalist use to base their threats on. Pictures and descriptions of the oldest known New Testament Greek manucripts are detailed; The Saint John Fragment, c.125AD pictured in actual size on the front cover, the oldest known NT manuscript fragment. Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest manuscript containing the entire New Testament (dated 350AD), and others among the oldest known New Testament Greek Manuscripts available to mankind today for observation and study, are pictured and described. Mankind does not have the original manuscripts, and the ones we do have differ in their readings, no 2 manuscripts are identical. Differences in these existing manucripts, or "Variant readings" are thoroughly reviewed. The outrageous hoax of modern Bible Prophecy, the "left behind" myth, the "rapture" and the "War of Armageddon" falacies are critically examined and put in their proper historical perspective. Evidence for dates of the original New Testament books which have long since been lost or destroyed, and the 400 year history of the formation of the NT Canon, are examined and weighed against Christian Fundamentalist claims of Biblical inerrancy. Know the Truth about the Bible as you discuss these subjects with your "Born Again" and Christian Fundamentalist friends and family. Help them move on to a more mature spiritual worldview with this great book! Contents 1. Tracing the Word, or Logos from Heraclitus (500 BC) to the Gospel of John .. a. Heraclitus ............ b. The Stoics ........... c. Philo of Alexandria d. Gospel of John . 2. The New Testament Manuscripts and Variant Readings 3. New Testament Languages 4. Dates of the New Testament 5. The New Testament Canon . 6. Internal Conflicts within the New Testament a. Faith and Works b. Synoptics vs. John c. Genealogies of Jesus 7. Myth of The Promised Land 8. Bible Prophecy in Its Proper Perspective a. Eschatology and Apocalyptic Literature ... b. The Rapture Theory. c. The Abomination of Desolation d. Re- establishment of the State of Israel e. The Book of Revelations.. 9. Conclusion: The Bible; "Word of God" or Words of Men? To order select Paperback or Hardback above, press shopping cart or "enter". Select shipping preference from drop down arrow
Category: Religion

Sword Of Olympus

Author : P.M. Hansen
ISBN : 9780992431501
Genre : Fiction
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The First Book of The Last War of Gods and Men An age of myth and legend, of gods and heroes. And the final struggle, is about to begin… The fate of three Houses will decide the destiny of nations, and of the world. The House of Perseus, rulers of Mycenae rich in gold, they will turn upon one another in their fight for the right to rule. Outcasts, they will wander the world seeking lost glory. Will Heracles, the scion of this once great dynasty, return it to its former glory, or ensure its downfall forever? The House of Deucalion, chosen by Zeus and the Circle of Twelve to be the last survivors of the Race of Bronze, and to bring order and chaos to a darkened world, they are forced to flee to the shadow of Mount Olympus, as war and treachery tears the Aegean world apart. The House of Pelops, thrice cursed, their undead namesake will seal a deal with the Queen of the Gods, an arrangement that will see his sons Atreus and Thyestes called to take the Lion Throne. Will the curse continue? Or will they overcome the past to replace those chosen by the Gods of Olympus to rule? Behind it all Hera, the outcast Queen of the Olympians, rolls the dice in the game of Gods and Kings, as she seeks to change the ancient world forever. It is a time of blood and betrayal. A time of myth and legend. A time for the Sword of Olympus to rise.
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Rage Of A Dark Queen

Author : P.M. Hansen
ISBN : 9780992431525
Genre : Fiction
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The Second Book of The Last War of Gods and Men In an ancient world of gods and heroes, the threat of war is rising… From the city of Trachis, near the pass of Thermopylae, three kings set sail for the holy island of Asteria and the gathering of kings called by the twin temples of Apollo and Artemis, intent on foiling the plans of Atreus, king of Mycenae, who seeks dominion over all the cities and kingdoms of the Aegean sea. To the north, in the shadow of Mount Olympus, the hero Heracles looks to free the besieged city of Elone, joining forces with the Centaurs to wage war against the combined armies of Lapith and Dryopes warriors, who under the command of the Strategos Coronus have been ordered to destroy the city of the Hellenes. While Hera, the outcast Queen of the Gods, strives to raise a new god to cast aside the old, and will sacrifice the immortals of Pelasgia to achieve her goal. Yet all the while the question remains, where are the other Olympians? Against a backdrop of war and betrayal, a young man will struggle to understand the power of the gods, and his role in the struggle to come. And if they are not careful, the Dark Queen will sacrifice all to chaos.
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Violence Of God And The War On Terror

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ISBN : 1596271930
Genre : Religion
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Using the analogy of an abusive human relationship, Young traces the influence of the psychology of such behavior on the major monotheistic religions' concept of God and concludes that such imagery generates violence in the name of God in the contemporary world, including in "the war on terror." Explores these theological themes in terms of U.S. imperialistic policies, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and Jihadist ideology.
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Word Of God Words Of Men

Author : Daniel A. Frankforter
ISBN : 9781780990088
Genre : Religion
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Most Westerners are alert to challenges posed by Muslim fundamentalism, but few have given much thought to the implications of a similar phenomenon within the Christian communion. Literal readings of sacred texts are dangerous, for those who believe that they can quote the words of God implicitly claim the right to act with the authority of God.
Category: Religion

A Short History Of The Greeks

Author : Evelyn S. Shuckburgh
ISBN : 9781107619357
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1901, this book by Polybius scholar E. S. Shuckburgh was intended not only as a history of the Greeks from the time of the Homeric poems until the Roman conquest in 146 BC, but also as an outline of the continuing influence of ancient Greek culture in the modern world. The text is illustrated with maps and photographs of important statues, coins and ancient ruins. This book will be of value for anyone seeking a simple introduction to ancient Greece and its culture.
Category: History

Becoming A Mighty Man Of God

Author : Ray L. Hawkins
ISBN : 9781606476284
Genre : Religion
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There is a pervasive need today for men to "man up" to the challenges facing the family unit in our nation. But that isn't a new problem. Looking Biblically, we see it reaches as far back as Adam, and since that time, men have been making choices-some wise, and some terribly un-wise-that have sent their ripple-effect down through the generations. Throughout scripture God had mighty men who had hearts for Him, and He always chose to help those who sought Him and His ways. He still seeks to help those who choose to be mighty men for Him. The problems are the same.issues of integrity, character, strength, and faith. By looking at the examples of those mighty men, lessons can be learned that will enable the men of today to become mighty and be the strength that our families, churches, and society need them to be. Dr. Ray Hawkins is the Sr. Minister for the East Cobb church of Christ in Marietta, Georgia, and the Executive Director of The Professional Center for Christian Counseling, a nonprofit organization providing professional counseling in eleven Atlanta, Georgia area locations. Dr. Ray also developed and teaches the Peer Mentoring Program at Greater Atlanta Christian School. His MS degree is in Religious Studies from ACU and his PhD is in Marriage and Family Therapy from TWU. He has also published PEOPLE HELPING 101, and Leaving and Cleaving, A Workbook Discovering Your Family of Origin. Dr. Ray and his wife Rhonda have two grown sons. Zach and his wife Catherine, and Eric, all live in the Atlanta area. You can contact Dr. Ray Hawkins at an online parenting information business created by his oldest son, Zach.
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