Download The Gospel of Thomas: The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus by Jacob Needleman, Jean-Yves Leloup PDF

By Jacob Needleman, Jean-Yves Leloup

One of many cache of codices and manuscripts found in Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas, in contrast to the canonical gospels, doesn't include a story recording Christ's existence and prophecies. as a substitute it's a selection of his teachings--what he truly acknowledged. those 114 logia, or sayings, have been amassed by way of Judas Didymus Thomas, whom a few declare to be Jesus's closest disciple. No used to be this gospel exposed from the sands of higher Egypt than students and theologians started to bury it anew in a number of conflicting interpretations and polemics. whereas a few say it's a hodgepodge from the canonical gospels, for others it's the resource textual content from which the entire gospel writers drew their fabric and notion.

In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup exhibits that the Jesus recorded via the "infinitely skeptical and infinitely believing" Thomas has a lot in universal with gnostics of non-dualistic colleges. Like them, Jesus preaches the arriving of a brand new guy, the genesis of the fellow of data. during this gospel, Jesus describes a trip from constrained to limitless realization. The Jesus of Thomas invitations us to drink deeply from the good of data that lies inside of, now not in order that we might develop into reliable Christians yet so we could reach the self-knowledge that might make each one folks, too, a Christ.

Jean-Yves Leloup is the founding father of the Institute of alternative Civilization reports and the foreign collage of Therapists. His different books comprise the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of Philip. He lives in France.

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Download Levitical Sacrifice and Heavenly Cult in Hebrews by Benjamin J. Ribbens PDF

By Benjamin J. Ribbens

This monograph examines Hebrews realizing of the connection among outdated covenant sacrifices and Christ s new covenant sacrifice, specially because it pertains to the query of efficacy. such a lot students imagine the writer of Hebrews strips the levitical sacrifices of such a lot, if now not all, efficacy, yet this paintings affirms a extra optimistic depiction of the levitical sacrifices. a paranormal apocalyptic culture stands at the back of Hebrews description of the heavenly cult, which establishes the framework for concerning the levitical sacrifice to Christ s sacrifice. The earthly, levitical cult used to be efficacious while it corresponded to or synchronized with the heavenly sacrifice of Christ. nonetheless, the writer of Hebrews develops the proposal of the heavenly cult in targeted methods, as Christ s sacrifice either validates the earthly perform but in addition, as a result of his new covenant theology, demands its finish. Ribbens daring inspiration joins an increasing number of students that position Hebrews within the mystical apocalyptic culture, highlights confident statements in Hebrews regarding the efficacy of levitical sacrifices which are frequently ignored, and is dependent upon the heavenly cult to reconcile the confident and unfavorable descriptions of the levitical cult."

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Download Aging and the Religious Dimension by L. Eugene Thomas, Susan A. Eisenhandler PDF

By L. Eugene Thomas, Susan A. Eisenhandler

Getting older and faith has been badly overlooked within the box of Gerontology. This publication, containing thirteen chapters of unique idea and study, is dedicated to figuring out where that faith and spirituality carry within the lives of aged individuals. The authors, each one specialists of their personal box, strategy this factor from their backgrounds within the social sciences and the arts. total it is a ground-breaking assortment: it truly is one of many first makes an attempt to hunt to appreciate the function that faith performs within the lives of aged people. in line with their quite a few multi-disciplinary views, the authors utilize various qualitative and quantitative methodologies in addition to own narrative and literature to grapple with this factor. eventually, the publication is exclusive in that it addresses students and scholars, together with the trained layman, instead of the pro on my own.

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Download Islamische Philosophie im Mittelalter: Ein Handbuch by Matthias Perkams, Christian Schäfer, Heidrun Eichner PDF

By Matthias Perkams, Christian Schäfer, Heidrun Eichner

Das Handbuch der »Islamischen Philosophie im Mittelalter« präsentiert in einer umfassenden Gesamtdarstellung eine der faszinierendsten Epochen der Geschichte des Denkens. Renommierte internationale Fachleute führen sowohl in die Theorien und Argumente der bedeutendsten islamischen Philosophen als auch in ihre Biographien ein. Überblicksartikel leiten in die Geschichte der islamischen Philosophie, ihre historischen Rahmenbedingungen und den stets wechselnden Austausch mit anderen Wissensgebieten ein. So ermöglicht das Handbuch seinen Lesern, so bedeutende Denker wie Avicenna, Averroes und al-Farabi besser kennenzulernen und sie vor einem ganz neuen, breiteren Hintergrund zu würdigen. Dabei treten nicht zuletzt die philosophisch-rationalen Wurzeln deutlich hervor, die die arabische Kultur mit der europäischen bis heute verbinden.

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Download The Hymns of Zoroaster: A New Translation of the Most PDF

Contributor note: With advent and observation by means of M. I. West

Zoroaster was once one of many maximum and such a lot radical spiritual reformers within the background of the realm. the religion that he based a few 2600 years in the past in a distant zone of principal Asia flourished to turn into the bedrock of a superb empire in addition to its reliable faith.

Zoroastrianism remains to be practiced this day in elements of India and Iran and in smaller groups in other places, the place its adherents are often called Parsis. It has the excellence of being some of the most old religions on the planet: merely Hinduism can lay declare to bigger antiquity.

The starting place texts of this venerable method of trust are the founder's personal passionate poems, often called the Gathas ("Songs"), and a brief ritual composed quickly after his demise, referred to as the Liturgy in Seven Chapters. those hymns are the actual utterances of a spiritual chief whose proposal was once manner sooner than his time, and are one of the most respected relics of human civilization.

After such a lot of millennia they proceed to talk to us of an impressively austere theology and of an inspiring and simply understood ethical code. but current translations are few, divergent of their interpretations of the unique Avestan language of Zoroaster, and regularly challenging to entry.

M. L. West's new translation, in accordance with the simplest sleek scholarship, and augmented by way of a considerable advent and notes, makes those powerfully resonant texts to be had to a large viewers in transparent and available shape.

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Download Le livre de la méditation et de la vie by Jiddu Krishnamurti PDF

By Jiddu Krishnamurti

Un abundant landscape des thèmes les plus fréquemment abordés dans l'enseignement de ce maître spirituel mort en 1986 : l. a. liberté, l. a. souffrance, le désir, l'amour, l. a. mort, los angeles créativité et l. a. méditation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti demeure une référence dès lors qu'on parle de spiritualité et de méditation. Loin de prétendre à fonder une église ou une secte, ce philosophe inclassable invite chacun de nous à prendre judgment of right and wrong des multiples conditionnements qui l'environnent – idéologies, croyances, modèles sociaux... – afin de s'en dégager et de trouver en lui-même l. a. resource de sa liberté.

LE LIVRE DE l. a. MÉDITATION ET DE los angeles VIE offre un abundant landscape des thèmes les plus souvent abordés dans son enseignement : l. a. souffrance, le désir, l'amour, l. a. mort. Les chapitres de l'ouvrage correspondent aux mois de l'année et comportent chacun quatre thèmesde réflexion. C'est los angeles manière idéale de découvrir l. a. pensée de Krishnamurti.

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Download A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in by Susan Gillingham PDF

By Susan Gillingham

For two-and-a-half millennia those psalms were commented on, translated, painted, set to tune, hired in worship, and tailored in literature, usually getting used disputatiously via Jews and Christians alike. Psalm 1 is set the legislation; on the center of Psalm 2 is the Anointed One ("Messiah"), and jointly they function a Prologue to the remainder of the Psalter. they've got usually been learn as one composite poem, with the Temple as one of many motifs uniting them. So 3 themes--Jewish and Christian disputes, the interrelationship of those psalms, and the Temple--are interwoven all through this reception heritage research. the adventure begins in historical Judaism, strikes directly to early Christianity, then to rabbinic and medieval Judaism, and so as to Christian commentators from the early heart a while to the Reformation. the adventure pauses to examine 4 vital modes of reception--liturgical use, visible exegesis, musical interpretation, and imitation in English literature. Thirty-eight colour plates and various musical and poetic examples deliver the paintings to lifestyles. the adventure keeps via the debates approximately those psalms that have occupied students because the Enlightenment, and ends with a bankruptcy which surveys their reception historical past within the mild of the 3 key issues.

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