Sharing and Hiding Religious Knowledge in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam:
Sharing and Hiding Religious Knowledge In Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam:Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Tension, Transmission, Transformation
Sharing and Hiding Religious Knowledge in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam:Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Tension, Transmission, Transformation. 1. Auflage
You are invited to sit at the table with Jesus in this insightful course. ´´Do this in memory of me.´´ Of all the teachings that Jesus imparted to his disciples, why did he ask that they remember him by sharing a meal? And what does it mean to follow his request today? In these 12 engaging lectures, you will discover the historical context and development of the Last Supper and the Eucharist. As you explore early Christianity and the New Testament, you will come to understand communal meals as Jesus saw them: a way of sharing the Gospel. Looking at the context in which Jesus lived, you will consider the religious significance of food in Judaism and the Greek concept of banquets. As you do so, you will come to understand Jesus´ actions and what meals meant to the earliest Christians. Next, you will turn to the New Testament, exploring the Last Supper and the theme of table fellowship in Luke-Acts and the letters of Paul. Finally, you will consider the spiritual significance of sharing meals and celebrating the Eucharist. You will explore the history, meaning, and significance of the Last Supper and the Eucharistic celebration. At the end of these brilliant lectures, you will emerge with a deep understanding of God´s creation and lavish love. Take this fascinating journey today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. William L. Burton OFMSSLSTD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000045/bk_nykm_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A cosmic war is a religious war. It is a battle not between armies or nations, but between the forces of good and evil, a war in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting a cosmic war. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, by infusing the United States War on Terror with the same kind of religiously polarizing rhetoric and Manichean worldview, it is also fighting a cosmic war, a war that can´t be won. How to Win a Cosmic Waris both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling al-Qaida, the Taliban, and like-minded militants throughout the Muslim world, and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Surveying the global scene from Israel to Iraq and from New York to the Netherlands, Aslan argues that religion is a stronger force today than it has been in a century. At a time when religion and politics are increasingly sharing the same vocabulary and functioning in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip the conflicts of our world, in particular, the War on Terror, of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie behind the cosmic impulse. How do you win a cosmic war? By refusing to fight in one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunil Malhotra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001819/bk_rand_001819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Includes historic art depicting some of the prophets. Explains the Jewish and Christian traditions of prophets and prophecy. ´´[A]nd I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.´´ (Deuteronomy 18:18) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ Legends of the Bible series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of the Bible´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The belief in prophets is as old as religion itself. Throughout several millennia, cultures across the world have attributed special significance (and sometimes great power) to those who they believe speak to their gods, from the Ancient Greeks to followers of Zoroastrianism. The tradition of prophets is especially prevalent in Judaism and Christianity, with prophets like Isaiah and Jeremiah being among the most famous historical figures in the Bible. The Talmud labels nearly 50 people as prophets; the New Testament offers up many more, like the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist,;and other ancient texts claim there were thousands. In addition to interpreting and sharing the word of God with the people, ancient prophets also serve a variety of different roles in the Bible. God had prophets like Ezekiel and Jeremiah perform symbolic acts that foretold future events, particularly hardships that the Israelites suffered at the hands of the Babylonians and Egyptians. The abilities of the prophets to predict future events have become the primary ways in which contemporary society remembers them, which has ensured that the term prophet (which meant ´´spokesman´´ in Hebrew) is now part of the lexicon and means something far different from the ancient definition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037702/bk_acx0_037702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.