By Dr. Peter S. Ruckman
Listed below are Gods: the God of the Christians and “the God” (Allah) of the Moslems. Billy Graham and the Pope acknowledged they're an analogous God. If the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is “the God” of the “Islamic Nation,” then absolutely they might lend a hand. Wouldn’t it's fascinating to set those Gods along one another and evaluate them to work out in the event that they particularly are an analogous God. during this paintings, Dr. Ruckman does precisely that. He contrasts the God of the Bible (Jehovah, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ) with “the God” of Islam (Allah), and Jesus Christ with Mohammed. Mohammed is printed (from reputable Islamic assets) because the fleshy sex-pot and sadistic assassin that he was once. How Islam perspectives and treats ladies can be covered.
About the author:
Dr. Peter S. Ruckman obtained his Bachelor of Arts measure from the college of Alabama and entire his formal schooling with six years of educating at Bob Jones college (four complete years and speeded up summer season sessions), finishing necessities for the grasp of Arts and medical professional of Philosophy measure. studying at a expense of 7 hundred phrases in step with minute, Dr. Ruckman had controlled to examine 6,500 books sooner than receiving his doctorate, and he nonetheless reads an ordinary of a booklet every one day.
Dr. Ruckman stands for absolutely the authority of the approved model and provides no apology to any famous pupil wherever for his stand. as well as preaching the gospel and educating the Bible, Dr. Ruckman has produced a accomplished selection of apologetic and polemic literature and assets aiding the authority of the approved model of the Holy Scriptures.
By Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis
In actually past Wonders Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis investigates texts and fabric facts linked to therapeutic pilgrimage within the Roman empire throughout the moment century advert. Her concentration is upon one specific pilgrim, the recognized orator Aelius Aristides, whose Sacred stories, his attention-grabbing account of dream visions, gruelling actual remedies, and sacred trips, has been mostly misunderstood and marginalized. Petsalis-Diomidis rehabilitates this article through putting it in the fabric context of the sanctuary of Asklepios at Pergamon, the place the writer spent years looking for therapeutic. The structure, votive choices, and formality principles which ruled the behaviour of pilgrims are used to construct an image of the adventure of pilgrimage to this sanctuary. really past Wonders levels commonly over discourses of the physique and shuttle and in so doing explores where of therapeutic pilgrimage and faith in Graeco-Roman society and tradition. it really is generously illustrated with greater than eighty drawings and images, and 4 color plates.
By Adam Possamai
This edited quantity deals a suite of papers that current a comparative research of the advance of Shari’a in international locations with Muslim minorities, equivalent to the US, Australia, Germany, and Italy, in addition to international locations with Muslim majorities, akin to Malaysia, Bangladesh, Turkey, and Tunisia.
The Sociology of Shari’a offers a world research of those vital felony variations and analyzesthe subject from a sociological standpoint. It explores examples of non-Western international locations that experience a Muslim minority of their populations, together with South Africa, China, Singapore, and the Philippines.
In addition, the 3rd a part of the publication comprises case reviews that discover a few ground-breaking theories at the sociology of Shari’a, equivalent to the appliance of Black, Chambliss, and Eisenstein’s sociological views.
By Diane Stein
The chances for therapeutic our strength, ourselves, and our planet are explored in we're the ANGELS, the groundbreaking booklet from Diane Stein. in keeping with the idea that the Earth and all beings are one, she masterfully provides an in depth figuring out of Karma—the accumulated classes of previous lifetimes carrying on with within the present—and the method of therapeutic and liberating karmic styles and situations.We are brought to the Lords of Karma, the preferrred karmic checklist keepers operating for our gain consistently, capable of furnish requests for replaced or published karma to people who ask for it. we're ANGELS will entice every person longing to take away discomfort and obstructions from their present and prior lives.
By Lola Williamson
Yoga, karma, meditation, guru—these phrases, as soon as vague, at the moment are part of the yank lexicon. Combining Hinduism with Western options and values, a brand new hybrid kind of faith has constructed within the usa during the last century. In Transcendent in America, Lola Williamson strains the historical past of assorted Hindu-inspired pursuits in the United States, and argues that jointly they represent a discrete class of non secular perform, a special and identifiable kind of new religion.
Williamson offers an summary of the emergence of those activities via analyzing exchanges among Indian Hindus and American intellectuals comparable to Thomas Jefferson and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and illuminates how Protestant traditions of internal adventure cleared the path for Hindu-style activities’ attractiveness within the West.
Williamson makes a speciality of 3 movements—Self-Realization Fellowship, Transcendental Meditation, and Siddha Yoga—as consultant of the bigger of phenomenon of Hindu-inspired meditation events. She presents a window into the ideals and practices of fans of those events via providing concrete examples from their phrases and studies that make clear their global view, way of life, and dating with their experts. Drawing on scholarly study, quite a few interviews, and a long time of private event with Hindu-style practices, Williamson makes a resounding case that Hindu-inspired meditation pursuits are precise from either immigrant Hinduism and other kinds of Asian-influenced or “New Age” groups.
By Russell T. McCutcheon
The self-discipline of faith is a full of life severe trip via non secular experiences this present day, taking a look at its fresh development as a tutorial self-discipline, and its modern political and social meanings. concentrating on the diversities among non secular trust and educational spiritual discourse, Russell T. McCutcheon argues that the discovery of faith as a self-discipline blurs the excellence among feedback and doctrine in its statement of the relevance of religion as a reputable item of research. within the bounce from disciplinary feedback to avowal of exact cosmic and ethical that means, faculties of non secular reports expand their powers a ways past universities and into the typical lives of these open air, coping with and curbing particular sorts of speech and dissent.
By Mark Humphries
Analyzing assets and case reviews, this ebook explores early Christianity, the way it used to be studied, the way it is studied now, and the way Judaeo-Christian values got here to shape the ideological bedrock of recent western tradition. taking a look at the various resource fabrics to be had, from the earliest New testomony texts and the advanced treaties of 3rd century authors comparable to Lactantius, to archaeology, epigraphy and papyrology, the e-book examines what's had to examine the topic, what materials are on hand, how valuable they're, and the way the research of the topic will be approached. Case examine chapters specialise in very important difficulties within the examine of early Christianity together with: the publication of Acts as a textual content revelatory of the social dynamics of towns and as a textual content in regards to the inherent tensions in Hellenistic Judaism orthodoxy and association in early Christianity early Christianity and the Roman empire. additionally together with a accomplished consultant for college students that lists significant collections of literary and non-literary resources, significant journals and sequence, and significant textual content books, it really is a good reduction to the research of Christianity in background.
By Peter Berger
Does God exist? What used to be so specified approximately Jesus? How can one be Christian in a pluralistic society? those are one of the basic questions addressed by means of top spiritual and cultural commentator, Peter Berger, during this enticing exploration of religion nowa days. The publication is established round key terms from the Apostles’ Creed, which the writer makes use of to discover the fundamentals of Christian trust. Drawing on either the Christian theological culture and the paintings of alternative proper thinkers from Freud via to Simone Weil, he negotiates among conventional and sleek, liberal and orthodox perspectives. in the course of the ebook, Berger takes the placement of an open-minded skeptic, now not sure by way of any conventional authority, be it church, scripture, or own event. while he explores his personal ideals, indicating why, in any case, he does trust.