By Carl Olson
The first concentration of this examine is to view Eliade as not just a historian of religions but additionally as a theologian, a thinker, novelist and as anyone engaged in cross-cultural discussion with different non secular traditions. in addition to trying to view Eliade's paintings from numerous views, this examine contends that the scholarly paintings of Eliade can't be separated from his personal own quest for which means.
By Reinhold Niebuhr
A definitive number of the theologian and public highbrow who used to be the sense of right and wrong of the yank Century.
"One of my favourite philosophers," remarked Barack Obama concerning the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892--1971) in 2007. President Obama is yet one of many many American political leaders--including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.--to be prompted by way of Niebuhr's writings. in the course of the melancholy, international conflict II, and the chilly battle, Niebuhr was once the most favorite public voices of his time, probing with singular kind the query of the way to behave morally in a fallen global. This Library of the USA quantity, ready via Niebuhr's daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects 4 fundamental books: Leaves from the laptop of a Tamed Cynic (1929), Moral guy and Immoral Society (1932), The kids of sunshine and the kids of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of yankee History (1952), in addition to a range of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, together with his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on present events--Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War--many of that are accrued the following for the 1st time.
By Martin Olson, Tony Millionaire, Mahendra Singh
A journey de strength of darkness, Encyclopaedia of Hell is a guide of Earth written through Lord devil for his invading hordes of demons, whole with hundreds and hundreds of disagreeable illustrations, diagrams, and a complete and totally repulsive dictionary of Earth terms.
Since the customs and mores of humanity are alien and impossible to demons, devil wrote this surprisingly poetic army instruction manual for the enlightenment and edification of his demon armies. A masterpiece expressing Satan's hatred for humanity and himself, the Encyclopaedia contains "Techniques of Stalking and consuming Humans," "Methods of Canning Human Pus," and "Dicing and cutting Orphaned Children."
Why the invasion? over the past century specifically, Hell has develop into heavily overcrowded. devil wishes extra land mass for the damned and to take advantage of the human cattle to feed his hungry demon invaders.
Since this booklet is the 666th commemorative variation, this Encyclopaedia comprises precise commemorative material.
Martin Olson's savage wit offers the firepower for a preposterous literary feat unaccomplished for the reason that Mark Twain passed—channeling the genuine voice of devil. during the last fifteen years, Olson has written and produced 9 comedy specials, inflicted at the population through CBS, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and A&E.
By Kevin DeYoung
In this well timed publication, award-winning writer Kevin DeYoung demanding situations each one of us—the skeptic and the seeker, the yes and the confused—to take a humble examine God’s notice concerning the factor of homosexuality.
After studying key biblical passages in either the outdated and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching educating relating to sexuality, DeYoung responds to renowned objections raised by means of Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an critical source for considering via probably the most urgent problems with our day.
By Peter Rollins
With sensitivity to the Christian culture and a wealthy realizing of postmodern inspiration, Peter Rollins argues that the flow referred to as the "emerging church" deals a unique, remarkable message of transformation that has the capability to revolutionize the theological and ethical structure of Western Christianity.
"How (not) to talk of God" units out to discover the speculation and praxis of this modern expression of religion. Rollins deals a transparent exploration of this embryonic stream and gives key assets for these thinking about groups which are conversant with, and trying to minister successfully to, the wishes of a postmodern global.
"Here in pregnant bud is the rose, the rising new configuration, of a Christianity that's neither Roman nor Protestant, neither japanese nor monastic; yet really is the re-formation of them all. right here, in pregnant bud, is third-millennium Christendom." --Phyllis Tickle
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By Bart D. Ehrman
One Bible, Many Answers
In God's Problem, the New York Times bestselling writer of Misquoting Jesus demanding situations the contradictory biblical reasons for why an omnipotent God permits us to suffer.
By Colby Dickinson
Although the paintings of Italian theorist Giorgio Agamben has been expanding in recognition during the last numerous years within the English-speaking international, little paintings has been performed without delay at the theological legacy which truly dominates the general strength of his severe analyses, a subject which has intrigued his readers because the booklet of his brief booklet on Saint Paul's 'Letter to the Romans' Agamben and Theology intends to light up this type of connection via analyzing the theologically inflected phrases that experience come to dominate his paintings over the years, together with the messianic, the sacred, sovereignty, glory, production, unique sin, redemption and revelation.
St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was once one of many crucial figures within the heritage of Christianity, and City of God is considered one of his maximum theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the religion at a time whilst the Roman Empire was once close to cave in, it examines the traditional pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way in which ahead to a citizenship that transcends the simplest political stories of the area and gives citizenship that would final for eternity, City of God is likely one of the such a lot influential files within the improvement of Christianity.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes by way of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr’s vintage paintings, maybe an important, entire anthology to be had on twentieth century Jewish proposal. This awesome quantity provides one hundred forty concise but authoritative essays by way of popular Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, etc. They outline and replicate upon such imperative rules as charity, selected humans, loss of life, relatives, love, fable, agony, Torah, culture and extra. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this booklet presents extraordinary insights into either the Jewish adventure and the Judeo-Christian tradition.