Download Social Media and Personal Relationships : Online Intimacies by D. Chambers PDF

By D. Chambers

This e-book explores the varied methods humans have interaction with social media to construct, retain and reveal own networks. regardless of the outstanding technological chances for worldwide networking, such a lot people's on-line connections are own, localized or stem from past neighborhood connections. but this research additionally exhibits how social media are used to generate new modes of self presentation, interplay, and etiquette. Deborah Chambers develops a idea of mediated intimacies to appreciate how electronic verbal exchange coincides with new
intimacies and meanings of 'friendship' as good points of a networked society. The e-book combines sociological debates approximately intimacy, relatives and friendship with media stories of desktop mediated verbal exchange. How social media transforms own lifestyles is investigated via 5 huge issues of social media engagement: the presentation of on-line self; teenage friendships; domestic, households and new media; electronic courting; digital group and on-line social capital. the writer explains how social media expertise contributes to a dramatic reconfiguration of our rules approximately intimacy and friendship.

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Download Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion by Paul O'Grady PDF

By Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady's learn presents an in-depth research of Aquinas's contribution to the philosophy of faith. It starts by way of situating him inside of that self-discipline and power objections to such an firm are tested. Aquinas's contexts are then mentioned – ancient, biographical and conceptual. Aquinas's perspectives on philosophy and theology, and religion and cause are assessed. 3 arguments for the life of God are explored intimately – the argument from movement, the argument from contingency and the argument to layout. His responses to the matter of evil and the problem of naturalism are coated. His destructive method of God's nature is mentioned, together with his perspectives on divine simplicity and eternity, which, it's argued, are certain and theoretically fruitful. Then his confident account of divine goodness, wisdom and tool is explored, in addition to the linguistic concerns which come up from trying to speak about God.

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Download God's Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics (Challenges by Samuel Wells PDF

By Samuel Wells

We're happy to annouce that God’s partners via Samuel Wells has been shortlisted for the 2007 Michael Ramsey Prize for theological Grounded in Samuel Wells’ event of standard lives in poorer neighborhoods, this publication provides a remarkable and creative method of Christian ethics. It argues that Christian ethics is based on God, at the practices of human group, and on worship, and that ethics is essentially a mirrored image of God's abundance.Wells synthesizes dogmatic, liturgical, moral, scriptural, and pastoral techniques to theology in an effort to make a daring declare for the centrality of the neighborhood church in theological mirrored image. He considers the abundance of presents God supplies during the practices of the Church, really the Eucharist. His crucial thesis, which governs his argument all through, is that God provides his humans every thing they should worship him, be his acquaintances, and devour with him. Wells engages with severe scholarly fabric, but units out the problems lucidly for a pupil viewers.

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Download Philosophy of Religion: The Key Thinkers by Jeffrey J. Jordan PDF

By Jeffrey J. Jordan

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION:  the key thinkers    contains 9 new essays through Michael Tooley, Richard Gale, William Hasker, William Rowe, Graham Oppy,  Peter Byrne, Mark Wynn, Katherin Rogers, David Johnson, and Jeff Jordan, which explain and evaluate the relevant rules and arguments of the Philosophy of faith - together with the Ontological argument, the Cosmological argument, the Argument from layout, Pascal's guess, the ethical argument,  the argument from spiritual adventure, the matter of evil - and why these principles and arguments are nonetheless relevant.

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Download Die Blumen des Koran oder: Gottes Poesie. Ein Lesebuch by Ahmad Milad Karimi PDF

By Ahmad Milad Karimi

Ahmad Milad Karimi, der Übersetzer des Korans, präsentiert eine außergewöhnliche Einführung in die faszinierende Welt des Korans. Er stellt die wichtigsten Verse zusammen und begleitet den Leser in die ausgewählten Passagen. Wie ist der Koran zu lesen? Welchen inneren Zusammenhang haben die Themen im Koran? Warum fasziniert der Koran die Muslime so sehr? Wie soll guy den Koran aufschlagen?

Das Buch lädt ein zu einer Reise in eine unbekannte Welt voller Rätsel und Schönheit.

Ahmad Milad Karimi, Prof. Dr., geboren 1979 in Kabul, Studium der Philosophie, Mathematik und Islamwissenschaft in Freiburg und Neu Delhi. Seit 2012 Vertretungsprofessur für Kalam, islamische Philosophie und Mystik an der Universität Münster.

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Download Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans by Ignatius PDF

By Ignatius

Ignatius, who's often known as Theophorus, to the Church of God the most
excessive Father, and His cherished Son Jesus Christ, which has via mercy
got all types of reward, that is full of religion and love, and
is poor in no present, such a lot helpful of God, and embellished with holiness:
[974] the Church that is at Smyrna, in Asia, needs abundance of
happiness, in the course of the immaculate Spirit and be aware of God.

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Download Sexual Liberation: The Scandal of Christendom by Raymond J. Lawrence Jr. PDF

By Raymond J. Lawrence Jr.

Raymond J. Lawrence, Jr. had the center to inform the real tale of Christianity. it's a very robust publication choked with now not such a lot of great issues yet enlightening. I take my hat off and congratulate this gentleman. He easily had the heart to set the list instantly. whilst anyone has the stature and valor to nation issues akin to, The primary end of this e-book is that Christianity made a catastrophic flip early in its improvement, a flip mostly mounted within the fourth century C.E. and cemented within the 11th, and followed a sex-phobic Platonist posture towards sexual excitement. within the approach it jettisoned its Judeo-biblical origins. Christianity has been profoundly broken via this radical reversal, a reversal from which the West hasn't ever recovered. for that reason, we Westerners at the moment are a part of a Christianity that's the so much sex-negative of the entire significant global religions. you recognize that you're for a difficult experience.

This e-book isn't for the faint hearted individual. this can be a innovative and a freeing ebook with the venture of environment the checklist instantly!

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Download Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the by James K. Hoffmeier PDF

By James K. Hoffmeier

Students of the Hebrew Bible have within the final decade began to question the old accuracy of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, as defined within the booklet of Exodus. the cause of the rejection of the exodus culture is expounded to be the shortcoming of ancient and archaeological facts in Egypt. these advancing those claims, even though, should not experts within the learn of Egyptian heritage, tradition, and archaeology. during this pioneering ebook, writer James Hoffmeier examines the most up-tp-date Egyptological facts and argues that it helps the biblical checklist relating Israel in Egypt.

Hoffmeier starts off his learn with a methodological critique of the "minimalist" place and examines the biblical traditions themselves, with certain consciousness to source-critical concerns. He then considers the proof from fresh excavations within the Nile Delta which show the presence of a big Semitic inhabitants throughout the interval 1650-1525 B.C. and argues that the Hebrews might have been one certain ethnic staff between those expatriates. Drawing on extra-biblical texts, inscriptions, artifacts, and up to date infrared satellite tv for pc pictures, Hoffmeier presents a powerful reconstruction of the Israelite sojourn. He defends the plausibility of the Joseph tale and discusses the position of Moses in background. ultimately, he lines the possible direction of the Exodus itself.

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Download The Manichaean Body: In Discipline and Ritual by Jason David BeDuhn PDF

By Jason David BeDuhn

Reconstructing Manichaeism from scraps of historic texts and the ungenerous polemic of its enemies (such because the ex-Manichaean Augustine of Hippo), BeDuhn finds for the 1st time the faith because it was once really practiced. He describes the Manichaeans' day-by-day ritual meal, their stringent disciplinary codes (intended to avoid people from harming vegetation and animals), and their secretive non secular strategies designed to remodel the cosmos and produce concerning the salvation of all residing beings. Overturning long-held assumptions approximately Manichaean dualism, asceticism, spirituality, and the pursuit of salvation, The Manichaean physique adjustments thoroughly how we glance at this historical faith and the surroundings during which Christianity arose. BeDuhn's conclusions revolutionize our figuring out of the Manichaeans, sincerely distinguishing them from Gnostics and different early Christian heretics and revealing them to be practitioners of a different international faith.

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