The Fire Gospel

By Michel Faber

From The long island Times best-selling writer of The purple Petal and the White, Michel Faber’s The hearth Gospel is a wickedly humorous, acid-tongued, media-savvy picaresque that delves into our sensationalist tradition. Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics pupil, is distributed to Iraq looking for artifacts that experience survived the destruction and looting of the struggle. whereas traveling a museum in Mosul, he unearths 9 papyrus scrolls tucked within the stomach of a basrelief sculpture: they've been completely preserved for greater than thousand years. After smuggling them out of Iraq and translating them from Aramaic, Theo realizes the level of his career-making locate, for he's in ownership of the 5th Gospel, and it deals a stunning and incomparable eyewitness account of Christ’s crucifixion and final days in the world. A highly pleasing, and by means of turns surprising tale, The hearth Gospel is a great, trendy, and suspenseful novel.

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Shadows of Doubt: Language and Truth in Post-Reformation Catholic Culture

By Stefania Tutino

Named a publication of the yr through History Today

In a compelling exam of the hermeneutical and epistemological anxieties gripping either the early glossy and our present international, Stefania Tutino exhibits that post-Reformation Catholicism didn't easily herald modernity, yet postmodernity besides. This deft learn presents new perception into and a clean viewpoint at the context of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic reaction to it.

Shadows of Doubt offers a set of case-studies established at the courting among language, the reality of guys, and the reality of theology. every one of these case-studies light up little-known figures within the background of early glossy Catholicism. whereas the militant features of post-Tridentine Catholicism might be liked by way of learning figures equivalent to Robert Bellarmine or Cesare Baronio, who have been the cast pillars of the highbrow and theological constitution of the Church of Rome, an figuring out of the extra fragile and shadowy facets of early modernity calls for an exploration of the demimonde of post-Reformation Catholicism. Tutino examines the thinkers whom few students point out and less learn, demonstrating that post-Reformation Catholicism was once now not easily a global of strong certainties to be against the Protestant falsehoods, but in addition a global during which the sturdy fact of theology existed along and contributed to a few a ways much less strong truths in regards to the global of fellows. Post-Reformation Catholic tradition was once not just all in favour of articulating and declaring absolute truths, but additionally with exploring and negotiating the advanced hyperlinks among simple task and uncertainty.

By bringing to gentle this interesting and hitherto principally unexamined part of post-Tridentine Catholicism, Tutino finds that post-Reformation Catholic tradition was once a colourful laboratory for plenty of of the problems that we are facing this day: it used to be a global of fractures and fractured truths which we, with a heightened sensitivity to discrepancies and discontinuities, are actually well-suited to understand.

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The Trial of the Gospel: An Apologetic Reading of Luke's Trial Narratives (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series)

By Alexandru Neagoe

Alexandru Neagoe examines Luke's writings as an apologetic paintings, through concentrating on the elements of Luke's tale the place the apologetic overtones appear so much prominent--the trial narratives. In examining the rigors of all significant Lukan characters--Jesus, Peter, Stephen, and Paul, Neagoe argues that the narratives are most sensible understood whilst considered as a part of Luke's apologia professional evangelio, a objective that is in response to the author's declared objective to offer his readers "assurance" in regards to the "matters" within which they'd been urged (Luke 1:4).

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The Religions Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Surveying the world's religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, and offering succinct but thought-provoking perception into the philosophy and practices of every, The Religions Book is perfect for a person trying to achieve a greater realizing of the world's religions.

With fascinating paintings, movement charts, and diagrams, complicated global religions are made obtainable during this accomplished advisor. The Religions Book can be excellent for faith and philosophy students.

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Straight Talk on Insecurity: Overcoming Emotional Battles with the Power of God's Word!

By Joyce Meyer

Love your self and luxuriate in Life!
Do you're feeling unloved and rejected by means of these round you and maybe even through God? in the event you make blunders, are you regularly beaten with the sensation that you're by some means fallacious and inferior? Are you threatened by means of the victories and successes of others? those are all indicators of a life-crippling situation known as lack of confidence. in case you can determine with any of those stipulations, there's excellent news for you¿you have picked up the precise book!
In this life-revolutionizing e-book, bestselling writer Joyce Meyer provides the reality of God's observe that may set you loose from lack of confidence. you'll be empowered to alter as you discover the braveness to be varied and continue your flaws in viewpoint. through understanding that your price lies in who God says you're and never in what you do, you could discover ways to focus on feedback and lead a fruitful and fulfilled life.
Don't let lack of confidence to choke out the seeds of greatness God has planted in you! allow at the present time be the start of a life of actual safety in Christ's love!

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Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

By Paul L. Williams

This stressful exposé describes a mystery alliance solid on the shut of worldwide struggle II by way of the CIA, the Sicilian and US mafias, and the Vatican to thwart the potential for a Communist invasion of Europe. Journalist Paul L. Williams provides facts suggesting the lifestyles of “stay-behind” devices in lots of ecu nations including 5 thousand to 15 thousand army operatives. in response to the author’s examine, the preliminary investment for those guerilla armies got here from the sale of huge shares of SS morphine that have been smuggled out of Germany and Italy and of bogus British financial institution notes that have been produced in focus camps by way of expert counterfeiters. because the chilly battle intensified, the devices have been used not just to thrust back attainable invaders, but additionally to thwart the increase of left-wing activities in South the US and NATO-based international locations via terror assaults.

Williams argues that Operation Gladio quickly gave upward push to the toppling of governments, wholesale genocide, the formation of dying squads, monetary scandals on a grand scale, the construction of the mujahideen, a world narcotics community, and, so much lately, the ascendancy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit cleric with powerful ties to Operation Condor (an outgrowth of Gladio in Argentina) as Pope Francis I.

Sure to be arguable, Operation Gladio connects the dots in methods the mainstream media usually overlooks.

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The Moral World of James: Setting the Epistle in its Greco-Roman and Judaic Environments (Studies in Biblical Literature)

By James Riley Strange

In The ethical international of James, James Riley unusual compares the ethical approach within the Epistle of James with different Greco-Roman and Judaic texts. the writer of the epistle prescribed ethical practices in an international within which people, either pagan and Jewish, had lengthy been expressing comparable issues, and extra might proceed to absorb the duty centuries after Christianity used to be good demonstrated within the Roman Empire. during this clean and thick research, Strange’s systemic comparability of texts (among them works of Plato, Plutarch, Epictetus, and Aelius Aristides, in addition to Greek Magical Papyri, tractates of the Mishnah, and the group Rule of the useless Sea Scrolls) unearths how James’s imaginative and prescient of a particular means of group existence was once either a part of and detailed from the ethical and non secular structures between which it emerged.

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The Name of God Is Mercy

By Pope Francis

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • In his first publication released as Pope, and together with the extreme Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis the following invitations all humanity to an intimate and private discussion at the topic closest to his heart—mercy—which has lengthy been the cornerstone of his religion and is now the crucial educating of his papacy.

during this dialog with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through thoughts from his formative years and relocating anecdotes from his studies as a pastor—why “mercy is the 1st characteristic of God.” God “does no longer wish a person to be misplaced. His mercy is infinitely more than our sins,” he writes. to boot, the Church can't shut the door on someone, Francis asserts—on the opposite, its responsibility is to head out into the realm to discover its manner into the awareness of individuals that allows you to suppose accountability for, and movement clear of, the undesirable issues they've got done.

the 1st Jesuit and the 1st South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled worldwide spreading God’s message of mercy to the most important crowds in papal historical past. transparent and profound, The identify of God Is Mercy resonates with this wish to achieve all people who find themselves searching for which means in lifestyles, a highway to peace and reconciliation, and the therapeutic of actual and religious wounds. it truly is being released in additional than 80 international locations round the world.

“The identify of God is mercy. There are not any occasions we won't get out of, we aren't condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis

Praise for The identify of God Is Mercy

“Francis speaks succinctly—and with fresh forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes ethical sincerity over dogma, an realizing of the complexities of the area and person adventure over inflexible doctrine. . . . The pope has a simple conversational kind that strikes without difficulty among folksy sayings and erudite allusions, among common sense common sense and impassioned philosophical insights.”—Michiko Kakutani, The long island Times

“What makes his booklet such a lot relocating is the best way this guy, with no disrespecting his personal privateness or supplying fake bromides of modesty, opens the sacred house of his judgment of right and wrong to give an explanation for how he got here to middle his ministry, and now his papacy, round mercy.”—James Carroll, The New Yorker

“As he has performed all through his papacy, Pope Francis indicates during this booklet a compelling strategy to current God’s love anew to a skeptical global with no denying the traditional teachings of religion. yet now he's difficult the full Church to trek a brand new manner forward.”Time

“Francis enjoys sharing own tales of God’s grace and mercy within the lives of parishioners from his local Argentina, humans he has recognized and who've famous themselves as sinners.”The Washington Post

“Powerful . . . Francis’s booklet indications a plea for a transformation of perspective at the a part of the devoted and their pastors. . . . Bishops and clergymen will speak and quarrel over the textual content for months, even future years. And that, probably, is what Francis intends.”Financial Times

“Deepens his demands a extra merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer e-book is instructed in easy, breezy language, with the pope concerning reports and other people in his personal life.”Newsday

“Francis has provided his so much precise define but for the function of the Catholic church within the smooth era.”National Catholic Reporter

Translated by means of Oonagh Stransky 

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Paul, Luke and the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Alexander J.M. Wedderburn (The Library of New Testament Studies)

The caliber of contributions during this quantity displays the eminence of Sandy Wedderburn, who taught at St Andrews earlier than relocating to Durham and eventually to Munich to prevail Ferdinard Hahn. the themes addressed replicate Wedderburn's pursuits and comprise a comparability of the Lord's Supper with cultic food in Qumran and in Hellenistic cults, glossolalia in Acts, the Lukan prologue, 'new construction' in Paul, and Adam and Christ in Romans. The participants contain David Aune, Richard Bauckham, Richard Bell, James Dunn, Ferdinand Hahn, Christina Hoegen-Rohls, Robert Jewett, Hans Klein, H.-W. Kuhn, David Moessner, Stanley Porter, Heikki Raisanen, Margaret Thrall, Oda Wischmeyer and Chrisitian Wolff.

This is quantity 217 within the magazine for the examine of the hot testomony complement series.

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Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement

By Kathryn Joyce

Kathryn Joyce's interesting creation to the realm of the patriarchy stream and Quiverfull households examines the twenty-first-century men and women who proclaim self-sacrifice and submission as version virtues of womanhood—and as modes of battle on behalf of Christ. the following, girls stay inside of stringently enforced doctrines of wifely submission and male headship, and stay by way of the Quiverfull philosophy of letting God provide them as many childrens as attainable for you to win the faith and tradition wars via demographic skill.

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