The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1592442285

Total Pages:256

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Recent years have brought an unexpected revival of popular interest in angels. Books professing to draw back the curtain on the unseen angelic world filled entire bookstore shelves. Here, as if to mock the cold universe of modernity, were the stories of numerous and warm encounters with angelic beings. But who are angels, and what is their nature and purpose in the biblical scheme of things? Are the biblical stories to be taken literally or symbolically, or should they be relegated to another day and age? How have the great theologians of the church regarded the angels? And most important, what are the nature and role of angels in God's cosmos and his redemptive plan? Stephen Noll answers these questions in this detailed exploration of angels in the tapestry of Scripture. Here is a biblical-theological study of angels, Satan and the powers that fills a significant gap and will command the attention of serious students of scripture.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature

Author:Steven Pinker

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101544643

Total Pages:832

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“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read." —Bill Gates (May, 2017) Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year The author of Enlightenment Now and The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence. Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millenia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species's existence. For most of history, war, slavery, infanticide, child abuse, assassinations, programs, gruesom punishments, deadly quarrels, and genocide were ordinary features of life. But today, Pinker shows (with the help of more than a hundred graphs and maps) all these forms of violence have dwindled and are widely condemned. How has this happened? This groundbreaking book continues Pinker's exploration of the esesnce of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly nonviolent world. The key, he explains, is to understand our intrinsic motives--the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away--and how changing circumstances have allowed our better angels to prevail. Exploding fatalist myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious and provocative book is sure to be hotly debated in living rooms and the Pentagon alike, and will challenge and change the way we think about our society.

The Fall of an Angel

Author:Billy Leland

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:164350309X

Total Pages:416

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The Fall of an Angel tells about how the United States justice department uses the charge of conspiracy to put anyone they want into federal prison without any physical evidence at all. The United States is the only country in the world that charges its citizens with conspiracy. This book is a true story that illustrates how the government can breach plea agreements and get away with it. Billy Leland plead guilty, entering a plea agreement with the federal prosecutor. The plea agreement stated t

Angel Prayers

Author:Kyle Gray

Publisher:Hay House, Inc

ISBN:1781801649

Total Pages:288

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Learn how to ask for heavenly help and understand the signs and messages sent to you by the Angels, with the UK's most popular Angel expert! Do you ever feel frustrated because your prayers are going unanswered, and you feel like God and the Angels aren't listening? If you're feeling unsupported, Angel Prayers will turn this situation around for good. In this book, Kyle Gray reveals how to use affirmative prayer to focus on the positive outcome of a situation rather than praying to change something that is perceived as negative. Learn about: * the power of prayer, demonstrated by true stories from Kyle's clients and his own personal experiences * the spiritual laws at play in the world and how your words and intentions affect your life * the Angelic Hierarchy, including the 15 Major Archangels and some new ones that can support you on our journey * invocations and prayers to call specific Angels and Archangels. The final section of the book has a collection of daily and evening prayers, followed by an A-Z directory of prayers for all of life's major events - from relationships and creating abundance to healing dis-ease. Get ready to open up to the beautiful world of Angel prayers - and to see miraculous results! This repackage edition features new Angel stories and new prayers in a beautiful hardback gift format.

The Trinity and Theodicy

Author:Jacob H. Friesenhahn

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317013034

Total Pages:210

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Why does God permit the great suffering and evil that we see in our world? This basic question of human existence receives a fresh answer in this book as the mystery of evil is explored in the context of the mystery of the Trinity. God's permission of evil and the way in which suffering can lead human persons into the life of the Trinity are discussed in dialogue with the great Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. In the light of Balthasar's model of the Trinity as divine self-giving love, we gain a profound grasp of the nature of suffering in human life by placing our suffering in the context of the divine life of the Triune God.

The Book of Angels

Author:Stephen Miller

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:1527535436

Total Pages:192

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Both collectively and individually we have a deep and abiding fascination with angels. This book explores depictions of angels in the visual arts and in scripture and associated apocryphal and mystical writings, specifically in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles and Islamic, Zoroastrian and other ancient and latter-day accounts. It examines the visual clues, artistic conventions and attributes that have been set down to help us to recognise angels in their particular roles and functions. Certain writings have had a particularly influential bearing on our understanding of angels. This text focuses on the hierarchies and orders proposed by the likes of Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Thomas Aquinas and others. In a new age of fascination with the metaphysical and supernatural (in film, television, popular mythology and literature), are we cementing or losing our connection with the authentic meaning and purpose that such vibrant and energised beings bring to our table? This book contains more than 30 illustrations in a central colour plates section. It also includes a useful glossary of terms and will prove a rich and enduring reference resource for libraries, as well as a stimulating go-to source for those interested in the world of angels and how human sensibilities and imaginative reasoning have enriched the subject, as a starting point for interreligious dialogue.

The Hum of Angels

Author:Scot McKnight

Publisher:Monarch Books

ISBN:0857218603

Total Pages:272

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Would you recognise an angel if you saw one? The majority of earth's inhabitants believe in Angels. Yet so few of us can claim to have seen one. Why? Perhaps it's because in order to encounter one, we first have to learn what to look for, and how to look! We live in a world where the natural and supernatural overlap. Angels are constantly on mission from God, and constantly at work in this world. From the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation, Scripture is filled with hundreds of references to these wondrous creatures. In this creative work, Scot McKnight explores what the Bible says - and doesn't say - about these majestic beings. And that's deeply important, because angels are still on mission today. They express God's love, confirm His presence, and even lead humans in redemptive worship. Don't just believe in angels. Learn how to recognise these messengers of God that are all around us and know how God might be using them to affect our lives.

The Revolt of the Angels

Author:Anatole France

Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN:8726607980

Total Pages:132

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"The Revolt of the Angels" is one of the most successful and profound novels by Anatole France. It follows the life of Arcade, an angel that watches over Maurice d’Esparivieu. However, one day Arcade falls in love, gets recruited in the angelic rebellion, and begins his existential metamorphosis and his part in the overthrowing of God. The overtones of Milton’s "Paradise Lost" echo strongly here, with France’s emphasis on the satirical presentation of the world's affairs and problems. Government, war, religion, and human relationships are all the targets of the author’s poignant criticism. The novel is also a parody and a powerful allegory that reads as quite prophetic in the 21st century. Anatole France (1844-1924) was a French writer, poet, and journalist, who won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature. An important figure of literature and a political activist, France is often considered one of the most prominent French authors. Among his most popular works are "The Revolt of the Angels", "Penguin Island", and "Thaïs".

The Physics of Angels

Author:Rupert Sheldrake,Matthew Fox

Publisher:Monkfish Book Publishing

ISBN:1939681294

Total Pages:256

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"Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America."—Thomas Berry "Rupert Sheldrake continues to chart a new course in our understanding of the non-local mind that connects all of us."—Deepak Chopra Many people believe in angels, but few can define these enigmatic spirits. Now visionary theologian Matthew Fox and acclaimed biologist Rupert Sheldrake—pioneers in modern religious thinking and scientific theory—launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient concept of the angel and restore dignity, meaning, and joy to our time-honored belief in these heavenly beings.

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice

Author:David Ruiter

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1350140376

Total Pages:352

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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and issues of social justice and arts activism by an international team of leading scholars, directors, arts activists, and educators. Across four sections it explores the relevance and responsibility of art to the real world ? to the significant teaching and learning, performance and practice, theory and economies that not only expand the discussion of literature and theatre, but also open the gates of engagement between the life of the mind and lived experience. The collection draws from noted scholars, writers and practitioners from around the globe to assert the power of art to question, disrupt and re-invigorate both the ties that bind and the barriers that divide us. A series of interviews with theatre practitioners and scholars opens the volume, establishing an initial portfolio of areas for research, exploration, and change. In Section 2 'The Practice of Shakespeare and Social Justice' contributors examine Shakespeare's place and possibilities in intervening on issues of race, class, gender and sexuality. Section 3 'The Performance of Shakespeare and Social Justice' traces Shakespeare and social justice in multiple global contexts; engaging productions grounded in the politics of Mexico, India, South Africa, China and aspects of Asian politics broadly, this section illuminates the burgeoning field of global production while keeping as a priority the political structures that make advocacy and resistance possible. The last section on 'Economies of Shakespeare' describes socio-economic and community issues that come to light in Shakespeare, and their potential to catalyse ongoing discussion and change in respect to wealth, distribution, equity, and humanity. An annotated bibliography provides further guidance to those researching the subject.

Archangels 101

Author:Doreen Virtue

Publisher:Hay House, Inc

ISBN:9781401929367

Total Pages:149

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Legions of loving and trustworthy archangels watch over us, and you can develop an even closer relationship with them by learning their names and specialties. In this uplifting nondenominational book, Doreen Virtue guides you in connecting with her 15 favorite archangels; and you’ll read true stories from people who received protection, miraculous healings, and amazing guidance from these beloved heavenly beings. Archangels want to help each and every one of you live healthier and happier lives. As unlimited beings, archangels can assist everyone simultaneously, and this fascinating book will teach you which archangels to call upon for various situations. Whether you’re new to working with angels, or someone who has believed in angels all your life, you’ll want to refer to Archangels 101 again and again.

Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the Love of God

Author:S. Hidden

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137443324

Total Pages:188

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A collection of essays in which the possibilities of a deeper dialogue, by means of the contemplative traditions of the Abrahamic Faiths is explored. The book expounds an ageless, profound means of overcoming religious hatred and violence and awakening the beauty of unity in diversity.

Little Angels

Author:Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:131710417X

Total Pages:384

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Following on from her previous nine books on discrimination law, Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter now focuses on the goal of child equality. Examining issues of child labour and the relevant laws which are designed to protect the most vulnerable in our society, the book explores the primary role of legislation and the judicial system and its impact on the fight for child rights and the ultimate goal of the end of inequality. The book considers the major common law countries of Australia and New Zealand, Africa and South Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States, and the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination worldwide. By providing a detailed examination of child rights and the law, it will be an important read for those concerned with equality and empowering those most vulnerable to discrimination, the children.

The Acts of the Apostles

Author:Ellen Gould White

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:387

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"The Acts of the Apostles" by Ellen Gould White. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Theodicy and Justice in Modern Islamic Thought

Author:Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351880004

Total Pages:288

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This book explores the theology and philosophy of the distinguished modern Muslim scholar and theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi [d.1960]. Nursi wrote in both Ottoman Turkish and Arabic and his life and thought reflected the transition of modern Turkey from an empire to a secular republic. The contributors to this volume shed new light on two major dimensions of Nursi's thought: theodicy and justice. Classical Muslim theologians debated these two important issues; however, we must consider the modern debate of these issues in the context of the radical political and social transformations of modern Turkey. Nursi explored these matters as they related to the development of state and society and the crisis of Islam in the modern secular nation-state. Nursi is the founder of a 'faith movement' in contemporary Turkey with millions of followers worldwide. In this book, distinguished scholars in Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Turkish Studies explore Nursi's thought on theodicy and justice in comparison with a number of western philosophers, theologians, and men of letters, such as Dante, Merton, Kant, and Moltman. This book presents an invaluable resource for studies in comparative religion, philosophy, and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Safety and Security in Transit Environments

Author:Vania Ceccato,Andrew Newton

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137457651

Total Pages:390

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Safety and Security in Transit Environments presents interdisciplinary studies from leading international authors. This important volume identifies key challenges and complexities in addressing security and safety concerns in transit settings, policy recommendations for prevention, and new frontiers for research at transit settings. Chapter 9 of this book is open access under a CC BY license via link.springer.com.