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ISBN 13: 1455582239
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Jon M. Sweeney book Inventing Hell in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Hell. This book was released on 2014-06-17 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He reveals how the modern idea of hell is based mostly on Dante's imaginative genius-but in the process, he offers a more constructive understanding of the afterlife than ever before. Disturbing and enthralling, Sweeney will forever alter what we think happens to us after we die-and more importantly, he will make us reconsider how we live.

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ISBN 13: 9780879465964
Total Pages : 206 pages
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Read and Download Jon M. Sweeney book Inventing Hell in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Hell. This book was released on 2017-09-07 with total page 206 pages. Book excerpt: This story of how Hell got "invented" is engaging, erudite, and illuminating. It could be the most important theology book you ever read. It is also hilarious. Jon Sweeney, convert to Catholicism and married to a rabbi, author of two dozen of his own religious books and editor of hundreds of others, delves into the question of Hell with intellectual curiosity, sincere faith, and good humor. He pretty much proves that it was Dante who gave us the Hell we have, and then he admonishes us to think again about the hell that exists around us every day.

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ISBN 13: 1442261722
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Alan Goldman book Mark Twain and Philosophy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMark Twain and Philosophy. This book was released on 2017-10-15 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: Mark Twain, the “Father of American Literature,” and renowned humorist, satirist, and commentator on humanity and American life, is best known for his classic, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain’s body of work, however, is expansive; from Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court to the travelogue The Innocents Abroad and essays on human nature, religion, science, and literature, no aspect of life is left untouched by Twain. His portrayal of American life, ripe with the contradictions of America’s ideals and its actual practices, as well as his characters, at once fantastical and completely human, provide a window onto humanity and social life. As the third book in the Great Authors and Philosophy series, Mark Twain and Philosophy reveals deeper issues raised by Twain’s work and speaks to his continued relevance as a social commentator interrogating issues fundamental to our lives. From slavery, freedom, and human rights, to science, parapsychology, and religion, this book exposes how Twain’s body of work touches every corner of human experience.

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ISBN 13: 1628926643
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Miles Hollingworth book Inventing Socrates in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Socrates. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: Inventing Socrates is a book about the consequences of knowledge and the coming of age. It is written in knowledge's Western setting, making allegorical as well as literal use of the event known as the 'birth of philosophy' – an event that began in ancient Greece in the 6th-century B.C., when a handful of thinkers first looked at the natural world through the critical eyes of fledgling science. Very little of concrete fact is known about this first philosophy and its protagonists. Only scant fragments of their writings have survived; and these are nearly always poetical and esoteric, some no more than a single line. They are freighted with meanings that might take one in two different directions at once; and this ambidexterity between ancient and modern has always been their beguiling feature. Altogether these thinkers are known as the Presocratics, because they pioneered the rational methods that Socrates would take to the question of the good life. If Socrates stands today as an icon of Western self-esteem, these pioneers are said to show the emergence of that poise from the fug of myth and religion. Apparently they prove the evolution of Western intelligence and the value of living today – in the secular maturity of its latest, greatest hour. But what if their continuing readability and tactility were actually to become the demonstration against that? This is not just, then, a book about the foundations of Western thought. It is a book about all that we invest in the ideas of ancient and modern. Left to right is the Western way of learning and growing, but, as Miles Hollingworth shows, the truths of the human condition are subterranean corridors running psychologically and eternally.

Download Make It Make Sense PDF

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ISBN 13: 1663210748
Total Pages : 122 pages
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Read and Download Michael Walker book Make It Make Sense in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMake It Make Sense. This book was released on 2020-10-19 with total page 122 pages. Book excerpt: Make it make sense is a detailed look at the four major religions. This book gives accurate details on the history, teachings, and beliefs of each. It also goes into greater details on who wrote the guides, and why some of them were written. It examines what each religious concept of the afterlife is, and what to expect upon death. It speaks on things that make absolutely no sense when it comes to our beliefs. It also speaks on the contradictions of each guide, problems with prayer, and creation stories that don’t add up. This book is designed to increase your understanding of why you believe what you believe, and also attempts to open your mind so that you may see the major flaws, and positive things in what you believe.

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ISBN 13: 0836147669
Total Pages : 276 pages
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Read and Download Todd Wynward book Rewilding the Way in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRewilding the Way. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 276 pages. Book excerpt: Get a free chapter here. When did we become so tame? How has “the good life” come to mean addiction to screens and status, fossil fuels and financial fitness? Can we break free to become the joyful and prophetic people God calls us to be? Trek along with wilderness guide Todd Wynward as he “rewilds” the Jesus Way. Seek the feral foundations of Scripture and the lessons that the prophets and disciples gleaned from wilderness testing. Packed with inspiring stories of how contemporary people and groups are caring for the land and each other, Rewilding the Way issues a call to action. Read about how reskilling and local food covenants are transforming churches, and how place-based activism and creative housing are nurturing communities. Learn from those who are recovering from affluenza, replacing visions of personal wealth with the commonwealth of the earth and restoring their humble place in the community of creation. Do you despair about life on our changing planet? Join the hopeful band of seekers of God and makers of change who are rewilding the Way. Watch an interview with author Todd Wynward:

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ISBN 13: 1625647379
Total Pages : 230 pages
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Read and Download John Timmerman book Fatal Choice in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFatal Choice. This book was released on 2014-12-16 with total page 230 pages. Book excerpt: Using Socratic dialogue to argue the evidence, Fatal Choice makes its case for an orthodox view of hell. But more than that, the narrator finds himself on an actual tour of hell with none other than Hieronymus Bosch, the master of paintings on hell, as his mentor.

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ISBN 13: 0825443318
Total Pages : 208 pages
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Read and Download Ed Cyzewski book A Christian Survival Guide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Christian Survival Guide. This book was released on 2014-06-23 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: No one ever plans to fail in their faith. We all think we'll be the kind of Christian who follows the straight and narrow, ending our days with the relief of knowing we were ultimately a good and faithful servant. So why do so many leave that road? What enables some to survive as Christians when so many others have faltered? With A Christian Survival Guide, Ed Cyzewski steps up to be your trail guide and provide some possible answers. He addresses some of the biggest, toughest questions in Christianity, including: - Disturbing Bible stories - Hell and what it means - Does the Bible have to be "true"? - The question of evil- Money and the church- Evangelizing when no one wants to listen Candid and wry, Cyzewski deals with the tension of hard questions without resorting to empty answers, cliches, relativism, or the smug certainty that can so often drive seekers and strugglers further away. This popular blogger also has a knack of making long-ago biblical figures absolutely recognizable in today's issues. This survival guide is not meant to be a "one size fits all" handbook. It is a first step to confronting the big issues and challenges of a life of faith--even the ones that Christians fear most. Cyzewski writes for those who both care and question deeply, and offers survival tips to help readers move from living on the edge to a place of health and life.

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ISBN 13: 1532694865
Total Pages : 342 pages
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Read and Download Tim Lehman book "All Authority Has Been Given To Me" in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T"All Authority Has Been Given To Me". This book was released on 2019-11-20 with total page 342 pages. Book excerpt: For much of Christian history, greater focus has been paid to Jesus’ death than to his three years of ministry, and his crucifixion has often been understood primarily as a means to salvation in heaven. But retired pastor Tim Lehman contends that we’ve drastically missed the point by not looking closely at and learning from Jesus’ words and actions before his death. As a result, we lose out on the joy and freedom of living fully as his disciples and experiencing salvation already in this life on earth. In this broad study of Matthew’s Gospel, Lehman challenges readers to view Jesus’ death in light of his life. He urges us not just to believe in Jesus, but to believe Jesus—to take seriously all that he taught and how he lived. As Lehman leads readers along a carefully laid path, Christians and non-Christians alike will have to rethink long-held assumptions: the place of violence in the Christian life; the givenness of division in our modern world; the meaning of “atonement,” “salvation,” and “the kingdom of heaven”; and more. But along the way, we are sure to learn, grow, and, hopefully, come to know more deeply God’s unconditional love for all.

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ISBN 13: 1506417752
Total Pages : 166 pages
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Read and Download Kent Dobson book Bitten by a Camel in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBitten by a Camel. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 166 pages. Book excerpt: Kent Dobson climbed Mount Sinai in search of the God who had eluded him. Instead he got bitten by a camel. Dobson was climbing the ladder of Christianity, too: a worship leader, teacher, and ultimately senior pastor of one of the largest and most prominent churches in America. But he was growing disillusioned with the faith, at least inside the shell of organized religion. One Sunday morning, he preached to his congregation, “I don’t know what the word God even means anymore.” He soon left the church, but his quest for God became more intense than ever. In Bitten by a Camel, Dobson deconstructs much of what passes as Christianity, but on the foundation of Jesus and the Bible, he reconstructs a faith that is fulfilling, life-giving, and true—true to himself and true to God. Dobson’s message is funny, poignant, and winsome. And it is ultimately, like the message of Jesus himself, hopeful.

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ISBN 13: 135177056X
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Patrick Reilly book The Dark Landscape of Modern Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Dark Landscape of Modern Fiction. This book was released on 2018-05-08 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: This title was first published in 2003. This text explores the "dark, pessimistic truth that pervades the pages of modern texts", setting a theme of Dante's "Inferno" against the work of modern authors including Dostoyevsky, Hardy, Conrad, Wharton, Kafka, Camus, Waugh and Flannery O'Connor. The author's thesis is that these writers exhibit a hostility towards the reader, an anger that the reader should continue to be so deludedly happy when the writer has become so mortifyingly enlightened. At its most characteristic, Reilly demonstrates, modern fiction seems to achieve a savage satisfaction in inflicting this pain, to an extent that could be described as sadistic. Reilly traces what he calls this "punitive spirit" to a character in the "Inferno", Vanni Fucci, who suffering himself does his best to make Dante suffer too. Through the study he uses the "Inferno" as a guide to the prevailing attitudes in modern fiction, revealing a parallel between the prohibition of pity within the medieval poem and in the pages of modern texts.

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ISBN 13: 1452006121
Total Pages : 704 pages
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Read and Download Jonas E. Alexis book Christianity's Dangerous Idea in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChristianity's Dangerous Idea. This book was released on 2010-04 with total page 704 pages. Book excerpt: Today many in Hollywood and the media have declared open warfare on the family, education, and Christianity in general. Intellectuals have labeled religion, particularly Christianity, as mere wish fulfillment or a virus of the mind, something to be eradicated at all costs. In Christianity's Dangerous Idea, Jonas Alexis picks up where he left off in his previous books and continues to examine the ideological fallacies that have been fabricated in order to attack Christianity--and the people who promote those fallacies. This latest book is a tour de force of rigorous logic and testable evidence for the Christian worldview from history, science, experience, common sense, and final destiny. More importantly, Alexis subjects the rivals of Christianity to the same rigorous testing. Christianity's Dangerous Idea clearly demonstrates the destructive nature of popular atheistic and anti-Christian philosophies, spread throughout Western culture by such famous people as Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, David Cronenberg, Steven Spielberg, Alan Moore, William S. Burroughs, Philip K. Dick, Bruce Lee, Ayn Rand, Bart D. Ehrman, Richard Dawkins, and many more. In a scholarly yet readable fashion, Alexis shows that what the ancient Greeks often referred to as "the cult of Dionysus" has become mainstream in our modern age.

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ISBN 13: 1532649673
Total Pages : 170 pages
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Read and Download Derek J. Cheek book Onward Christian Soldiers? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOnward Christian Soldiers?. This book was released on 2018-08-28 with total page 170 pages. Book excerpt: You've probably heard someone say, "I go to a Bible believing church." The implication is pretty clear: if you go somewhere else you're attending a "Bible doubting" church. Some fundamentalist and evangelical pastors actually say just that from their pulpits. It's branding genius! It's also dismissive of most of Christianity. In this book I hope to reclaim words like "moderate" and "progressive" as a style of spirituality that actually reflects Jesus' teaching. My goal is to present a scriptural basis for the beliefs of the other half of American Protestantism. I hope that those who read this book see that our differences from fundamentalist and evangelical congregations are grounded on an abiding trust in God's goodness, especially as we see it in Jesus. It's my desire to establish how discipleship in our communities is driven by the belief that the sacrificial love we see expressed by Jesus for us, should also be expressed by us in our everyday lives. Jesus calls us to follow his way of life, which is reflected in the Beatitudes. That kind of Christianity looks a lot different from what is being taught in most big-box churches across the country.

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13: 0231546297
Total Pages : 371 pages
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Read and Download Regina M. Janes book Inventing Afterlives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Afterlives. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page 371 pages. Book excerpt: Why is belief in an afterlife so persistent across times and cultures? And how can it coexist with disbelief in an afterlife? Most modern thinkers hold that afterlife belief serves such important psychological and social purposes as consoling survivors, enforcing morality, dispensing justice, or giving life meaning. Yet the earliest, and some more recent, afterlives strikingly fail to satisfy those needs. In Inventing Afterlives, Regina M. Janes proposes a new theory of the origins of the hereafter rooted in the question that a dead body raises: where has the life gone? Humans then and now, in communities and as individuals, ponder what they would want or experience were they in that body. From this endlessly recurring situation, afterlife narratives develop in all their complexity, variety, and ingenuity. Exploring afterlives from Egypt to Sumer, among Jews, Greeks, and Romans, to Christianity’s advent and Islam’s rise, Janes reveals how little concern ancient afterlives had with morality. In south and east Asia, karmic rebirth makes morality self-enforcing and raises a new problem: how to stop re-dying. The British enlightenment, Janes argues, invented the now widespread wish-fulfilling afterlife and illustrates how afterlives change. She also considers the surprising afterlife of afterlives among modern artists and writers who no longer believe in worlds beyond this one. Drawing on a variety of religious traditions; contemporary literature and film; primatology; cognitive science; and evolutionary psychology, Janes shows that in asking what happens after we die, we define the worlds we inhabit and the values by which we live.

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ISBN 13: 1571100024
Total Pages : 274 pages
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Read and Download Kathryn F. Whitmore book Inventing a Classroom in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing a Classroom. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: What are the patterns of teaching and learning that make a classroom holistic? How do children invent oral and written language? How do they create the culture and curriculum of a classroom? How does the spirit of community and collaboration develop among children and teachers? What are the relationships between literacy, schooling, and socialization as they form among the children? These are a few of the broad questions that Kathy Whitmore and Caryl Crowell answer in this absorbing portrait of Caryl's third-grade classroom, "the Sunshine Room." Over the span of a school year, we watch the students in this bicultural classroom within a bilingual, working-class neighborhood work and develop together as a community of learners. It is the story of how the Sunshine Room, like many whole language classrooms, invents itself; and how in this process the children themselves are continually inventing oral and written language, culture, and curriculum. In two separate collaborative voices, the authors carry readers through several critical events in the life of the classroom: the process through which the children and the teachers negotiate the curriculum, the creation of a theme study about the Middle Ages, and a vicarious experience of the Middle East war through children's literature and discussions. On an individual level, the deep friendship between Seaaira, an English-speaking child from the volunteer community, and Lolita, a bilingual Latina from the barrio, is symbolic of the bicultural experience fostered in the Sunshine Room.

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ISBN 13: 1629149780
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Robert Yonover book Hardcore Inventing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THardcore Inventing. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: You’ve come up with a great solution to a persistent problem—an invention that will help thousands of people. But what do you have to do to turn it into a reality? Robert Yonover uses his experiences from the world of inventing and promotion to take you through the invention process step-by-step. Learn how to: Find the problem you can solve Build a show prototype Create an attention-grabbing and memorable name Find investors Safeguard your intellectual property Navigate critical crossroads License and market your invention From your initial idea through a captivating proposal, Hardcore Inventing is an easy-to-use, informational, and inspirational guide on how to turn your idea into a success.

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Read and Download Thomas Dixon book Dixon on Ingersoll in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDixon on Ingersoll. This book was released on 1892 with total page 198 pages. Book excerpt: