I Am Not Esther

By Fleur Beale

Think that your mom tells you that she goes away. She is leaving you with relations whom you've got by no means heard of-and they're participants of a strict non secular cult. Your identify is modified to a biblical one, Esther, and also you are pressured to keep on with the serious set of social criteria set via the cult. you do not know the place you mom is, and also you are starting to lose your individual id.

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Sayings of the Buddha: New Translations from the Pali Nikayas (Oxford World's Classics)

As increasingly more westerners learn and perform Buddhism, trustworthy glossy translations of the Buddha's teachings are more and more famous. one of many major resources for wisdom of the Buddhadharma is the 4 Pali Nikayas or "collections" of his sayings. Written in Pali, an historical Indian language heavily with regards to Sanskrit, the Nikayas are one of the oldest Buddhist texts and encompass multiple and a part million phrases. This new translation bargains a variety of the Buddha's most vital sayings, reflecting the entire number of fabric inside the Nikayas: the principal topics of the Buddha's educating (his biography, philosophical discourse, guide on morality, meditation, and the religious existence) and the diversity of literary variety (myth, discussion, narrative, brief sayings, verse). This variation is the main significantly up to date and For a person looking a extra direct stumble upon with the Buddha's phrases and instructing, this new translation will turn out to be crucial studying, lucrative students and practitioners alike.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthy gains, together with professional introductions by way of top specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus (Harvard Theological Review: Harvard Dissertations in Religion, Volume 7)

By Harold W. Attridge

Harold W. Attridge, Ph.D., is Dean of Yale college Divinity tuition and Lillian Claus Professor of recent testomony. He has released many scholarly contributions to New testomony exegesis and to the examine of Hellenistic Judaism and the background of the early Church. He additionally has served because the president of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America

By Ray Suarez

The Holy Vote examines the best way americans worship, how geared up faith and politics intersect in the USA, and the way this robust collision is reworking the present and destiny American mind-set

Not because the Civil warfare has the us been sopolarized—politically and ideologically. yet on the very center of this fracture is an interesting rig and paradoxical marriage among our country’s politics and religions.

Over the previous a number of election cycles, the diversities among so-called "Red America"—conservative, church-affiliated, suburban, and rural—and "Blue America"—urban, secular, and socially liberal—have hardened. even if on such a lot days, those sizeable American mainstreams movement on parallel tracks, they more and more locate themselves face to face, able to struggle on the slightest offense. They react to new tales in several methods. They react to executive strength in several methods. They definitely vote in numerous methods.

With The Holy Vote, Ray Suarez explores the arrival of this polarization and the way it really is profoundly altering the best way we are living our lives. With hands-on reporting, Suarez explores the attitudes and ideology of the folks in the back of the balloting numbers, the areas during which those new ideals are being born, and the way the political divide is manifesting itself around the nation. The reader will come to a better realizing of the way americans think, and the way this trust constitution fuels the debates that dominate the problems on our night news.

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Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader From the Biblical Archaeology Review

By Hershel Shanks

A groundbreaking anthology that demolishes the myths -- and divulges the genuine importance -- of the best archaeological discovery of our time.

Ever on account that their preliminary discovery in 1947, the lifeless Sea Scrolls have aroused pleasure, jealousy, and never a bit dread between a few who feared their contents may possibly undermine the principles of Judaism and Christianity. For greater than 35 years the vast majority of scroll texts remained the highbrow estate of an particular coterie of students. lately, although, the Biblical Archaeology evaluation succeeded in breaking that monopoly.

This path-clearing quantity is an illuminating review of what those texts exhibit a couple of misplaced period within the heritage of 2 global religions, Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. have been the useless Sea Scrolls written through the Essenes, an ascetic sect of Jews which can have integrated John the Baptist between its individuals? Is the Copper Scroll a mystery map to the treasures of the Jerusalem Temple? In what method do those books prefigure the lessons of early Christianity? extra chapters tackle the controversies surrounding the Scrolls' discovery and their lengthy suppression -- together with the prospective function of the Vatican and costs of anti-Semitism at the a part of a former leader editor of the authentic scroll ebook crew.

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Forms of Old Testament Literature: Isaiah 1-39 with an Introduction to Prophetic Literature (The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, Volume 16)

By Marvin A. Sweeney

Essentially exegetical, the FOTL volumes study the constitution, style, environment, and goal of the biblical literature in query. additionally they learn the historical past in the back of the form-critical dialogue of the cloth, try to carry consistency to the terminology for the genres and formulation of the biblical literature, and disclose the exegetical process.

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The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts (Men's Edition)

By Gary D. Chapman

Husbands are commanded to like their better halves. yet are you aware what fairly makes your spouse suppose enjoyed? Are you bored with overlooked cues and complicated signals?

Everyone has a prime love language-quality time, phrases of confirmation, presents, acts of provider, or actual contact. within the 5 Love Languages Men's variation, no 1 ny instances bestselling writer Dr. Gary Chapman publications husbands in settling on, realizing, and talking their wife's love language. every one bankruptcy concludes with ten uncomplicated and functional principles for expressing that love language in your spouse. You'll either take pleasure in taking the hot love languages overview and development a long-lasting, loving marriage.

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The Cloister Walk

By Kathleen Norris

 A manhattan instances BESTSELLER AND ny instances awesome e-book OF THE YEAR

“Vivid, compelling... An include of ethical and non secular contemplation.” –The long island Times

“A amazing piece of writing. If learn with humility and a spotlight, Kathleen Norris's ebook turns into lectio divina, or holy reading.” –The Boston Globe

From the long-lasting writer of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, a religious trip that brings pleasure to the meanings of affection, grace and faith. 

Why could a married lady with a completely Protestant heritage and infrequently extra doubt than religion be attracted to the traditional perform of monasticism, to a neighborhood of celibate males whose days are founded on a inflexible agenda of prayer, paintings, and scripture? this can be the query that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as, a bit of to her personal shock, she stumbled on herself on prolonged residencies at St. John's Abbey in Minnesota.

Part list of her time one of the Benedictines, half meditation on numerous features of monastic lifestyles, The Cloister stroll demonstrates, from the infrequent point of view of somebody who's either an insider and outsider, how immersion within the cloistered world-- its liturgy, its ritual, its experience of community-- can impart desiring to daily occasions and deepen our secular lives. during this stirring and lyrical paintings, the monastery, frequently thought of archaic or otherworldly, turns into speedy, obtainable, and proper to us, it doesn't matter what our religion could be.

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Ritual Memory: The Apocryphal Acts and Liturgical Commemoration in the Early Medieval West (c. 500–1215) (Mittellateinische Studien Und Texte, Volume 40)

By Els Rose

"Ritual Memory" brings jointly parts of research that have hitherto hardly been studied compared: liturgy and the apocryphal Acts of the apostles. The ebook provides an research of the liturgical occasion of the apostles within the medieval West and examines the incorporation of the apocrypha in practices of formality commemoration. It unearths the function that liturgy performed within the transmission of the apocryphal Acts and visualises the best way those narrative traditions built and adjusted via their incorporation right into a ritual context. the result's a dynamic photo of the ritual reception of the extra-canonical Acts within the Latin center a long time, the place the apocryphal legends concerning the apostolic previous have been approached as memorable traditions at the origins of Christianity.

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An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust

By Bernat Rosner

In 1944, 13-year-old Fritz Tubach was once virtually the right age to affix the Hitler adolescence in his German village of Kleinheubach. that very same yr in Tab, Hungary, 12-year-old Bernie Rosner used to be loaded onto a educate with the remainder of the village’s Jewish population and brought to Auschwitz, the place his entire kin was once murdered. a long time later, after having fun with profitable lives in California, they met, grew to become acquaintances, and determined to proportion their intimate story—that of 2 boys trapped in evil and damaging occasions, who turned males with the liberty to build their very own destiny, with one another and the realm. In a brand new epilogue, the authors proportion how the ebook of the booklet replaced their lives and the lives of the numerous humans they've got met due to publishing their story.

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