Download or read book People of the Book written by John Barton and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 1988-01-01 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, John Barton offers a positive but critical evaluation of biblical authority. Among other topics, he discusses the canon, the value of the Bible as historical evidence, the Bible's witness to the faith, and the place of Scripture in worship. He shows Christians that critical reading of Scripture is a help rather than a hindrance to their faith and affirms that they are not required to chose between fundamentalism and unbelief.
Download or read book People of the Book written by Moshe Halbertal and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Halbertal provides a panoramic survey of Jewish attitudes toward Scripture, provocatively organized around problems of normative and formative authority, with an emphasis on the changing status and functions of Mishnah, Talmud, and Kabbalah.
Download or read book People of the Book written by Kathi Macias and published by New Hope Publishers. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Will God protect and keep them safe in the midst of persecution? Farah lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with her family, and wants nothing more than to develop a deeper devotion to her Muslim faith. She sees the month of Ramadan as her chance to draw nearer to Allah, and pursues that goal. All goes well until the prophet Isa—Jesus—appears to her in a dream and calls her to Himself. Her brother, Kareem, who has never liked her, seeks to discredit her. Farah’s cousin, an only child, frequents an online chat. She discovers former Muslims discussing their new belief that Isa is much more than a Muslim prophet—He is actually the Son of God. She becomes acquainted with an American girl of Muslim ancestry—now a devout Christian—Sara. Sara has problems of her own due to her brother Emir’s suspicious behavior. Each finds their faith put to the test. Will they be true to their beliefs? Will God protect them, or will they pay the ultimate price for their faith?
Download or read book The People of the Book written by Anthony Gilles and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2001-01-31 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book People of the Book written by Glen Carpenter and published by Glen Carpenter. This book was released on 2012-12-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is excerpted and expanded from: CONNECTIONS: A Guide to Types and Symbols in the Bible By Glen Carpenter This book lists many important Old and New Testament saints (believers) and their adversaries, whose names and life events are significant in terms of their exploits, or their character. These symbolized and foreshadowed Christ, or of Satan or Antichrist. The names and events are much more revealing as we explore the hidden meanings from the Hebrew and Greek, and from Middle Eastern culture. The aim of this book is to give the reader a solid overview and foundation for future research. It should be of great help in learning how to discover for yourself the prophetic and symbolic nature of these amazing people.
Download or read book The People of the Book Goodword written by Saniyasnain Khan and published by Goodword Books. This book was released on 2014-03-31 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduce your children to religious tolerance at an early age. Through simple text and magnificent colour illustrations this book tells them how the Quran teaches us to be tolerant and courteous with people of other faiths and to present the teachings of Islam to them in the most cordial mannner.
Download or read book The People of the Book and the People of the Dubious Book Penerbit USM written by Muhammad Azizan Sabjan and published by Penerbit USM. This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The question of the People of the Book (Ahl al-Kitāb) has long been of central significance to Islam and later to the study of comparative religion. It becomes more crucial when Abū al-Fath Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karīm al-Shahrastānī (d.548/1153) develops another category known as “Man Lahu Shubhat Kitāb” (those who possess doubtful sacred scrolls) or “Ahl Shubhat Kitāb” (the People of a Dubious Book). The present book thus is of importance as it highlights the nature of the People of the Book and the People of a Dubious Book as understood in the Qur’ān and Islamic religious tradition. The discussion is carried out both by analyzing Islam as the only genuinely revealed religion as well as by addressing various Muslim scholars’ attitudes and responses to the reality and nature of the People of the Book and the People of a Dubious Book apropos the Qur’ān and the Islamic religious tradition. Evaluation of the nature of the People of a Dubious Book as exclusively developed by al-Shahrastānī is also discussed. It points out how he identifies these groups and how he treats them accordingly in his magnum opus, al-Milal wa al-Nihal. It is hoped that this book will provide a preliminary yet clear understanding of this concept, which hopefully can deepen our knowledge and enhance our perspective on the various delineations of the People of the Book and the People of a Dubious Book employed by Muslim scholars. This will eventually widen our sphere of the understanding of religious issues and any misunderstanding or narrowed perception of other religious traditions could be avoided.
Download or read book The Book of the People written by A. N. Wilson and published by Atlantic Books Ltd. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Book of the People A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years. He challenges the way fundamentalists - whether believers or non-believers - have misused the Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they disagree. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to reclaim the Good Book as our seminal work of literature, and a book for the imagination.
Download or read book The People of Rose Hill written by Lucy Maddox and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2021-09-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What was antebellum life like for the two communities of people—one white and one black—who lived and worked on a plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland? Thomas Marsh Forman was in his early twenties when he returned from the Revolutionary War to take over the proprietorship of Rose Hill plantation from his father. The estate lay alongside the Sassafras River in Cecil County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Rose Hill was a product of its historical moment, a moment in which men like Forman acted on their belief that the future prospects of the country required a continuation not only of their energy, their skills, and their desire to improve the lives of Americans but also of the slave economy they had done so much to shape. A focused study of this one plantation, The People of Rose Hill illuminates the workings of the entire plantation system in the border region between the end of the Revolution and the approach of the Civil War. Lucy Maddox looks closely at the public and private lives of the people of Rose Hill, who labored together in a profitable agricultural enterprise while maintaining relationships with one another that were cautious, distant, sometimes secretive, and often explosive. Making extensive use of the letters of wife, Martha Ogle Forman, Maddox places the experiences of Rose Hill's inhabitants (enslaved and free) within the context of the cultural, economic, and political history of the state. Piecing together the scattered information in these documents, she offers readers fascinating insights into life and labor on the plantation, from grueling daily work schedules to menus for elaborate dinners and teas. Her account includes comparative analyses of family structures and social practices within the Forman family and in the community of enslaved workers. Individual sections profile thirty-eight of the fifty enslaved people at Rose Hill, identifying, as far as possible, that person's primary work responsibilities, family connections, and history at the plantation, thus giving each a recognized place in the larger history of plantation slavery in the Upper South. Maddox's discussion of Rose Hill extends to the places around it where the slave culture of the plantation found confirmation and support: churches, law courts, social gatherings, agricultural fairs and societies, the parlors and sitting rooms of the Eastern Shore elite. The People of Rose Hill is a fascinating look at the intersection of the constricted world of the plantation with the larger world of early America.
Download or read book Effects on young people of violence and crime portrayed on television written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page 980 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The 1920 Edition of the Book of Mormon written by Richard L. Saunders and published by Greg Kofford Books. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tend to see the Book of Mormon through the lens of personal use, as a single textual and scriptural monolith—the Book of Mormon. That is somewhat natural, since we tend to have at hand and in-use, only the copy or version in our language needed to study it for inspiration. In the process, the point tends to get overlooked that while we may accept the text as inspired, the physical embodiment of that text—the Book of Mormon—is a mortal reality. The Book of Mormon, while it has a “spirit,” also has a mortal “body” (or rather, bodies) existing in space and time. As such, it has a history—and because it comes to us in the form of a book, it also has a book history. This study is divided into three parts. The first part is a straightforward history of the edition’s editing, production, and manufacturing processes. It examines key points in the reprint history of the book, following important factors in the subsequent impressions of the work across nearly thirty years of re-impressions, corrections, transfers, and one new format. The narrative crowded into chapters one through four together leave Part II to catalogue the bibliographic minutia that is the beating heart of analytic book history and which provides entertainment for true-blooded bibliophiles. The details contained in the production and manufacturing contracts and coupled to the typographical evidence explained in Part III, together resolve once and for all the question of what constitutes the 1920 edition and what does not.
Download or read book Homer the Bible and Beyond written by Margalit Finkelberg and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-12-28 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An international team of experts discusses the processes of canon-formation in the ancient world, addressing such issues as canon and the articulation of identity; the hermeneutical attitude toward canonical texts; textual fixity and openness; oral and written canons; methods of transmission, and more.
Download or read book People of the Streets written by Tony Parker and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2013-08-13 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'People of the streets... you become aware of them, and wonder who and what they are... what kind of lives they have, and what living them means...' First published in 1968, People of the Streets was Tony Parker's sixth book, for which he spent a year approaching and interviewing people in London who were living their daily lives on street corners, along gutters or in subways. With his usual skill he coaxed them out of their natural reticence, born of solitude, into an unfamiliar but hugely illuminating spontaneity. 'In [Parker's] books the strength lies in the interpretive mind of the writer... He is a sociologist studying single cases in some depth and shows qualities of imagination shared by the historian and the biographer - a mixture of intelligence, sympathy and empathy.' TLS
Download or read book The Story of the Origins of the Bura Pabir People of Northeast Nigeria written by Ayuba Y. Mshelia and published by Author House. This book was released on 2014 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Synopsis of the Bura Project The three major rationale for writing this book are primarily to: through the study of African language family groups trace the origin of the tribe to a more specific location rather than the diffused response of ?from the East?; secondly to investigate why and how the word ?Pabir/Babur? came on the scene referring to a separate ethnic group different or the same as the Bura and thirdly to document some of the vanishing Bura cultural practices and deeds. For example what their beliefs are, their marriage practices, local industries and what they do to pass time. It is my strong belief that the first objective is accomplished through our analysis and presentation of the Proto-Afro-asiatic linguistic family classification group and its subgroup the Proto-Chadic of which the Biu-Mandara forms a sub-branch. Through a systemic and vigorous study of the classification of the different languages comprising this Proto Family of languages and its sub-branches we are able to assert that the Bura people were among many other ethnic groups part of a group whose origin can be traced to the Levant region of south west Asia and the Middle-East. They belong to the group that forms ?back to Africa migration?. This is because modern genetic studies of languages indicate that they?re the only group that have traces of Y chromosome belonging to haplogroup R1b R-V88 in Africa but found mainly in Asia and Europe. After tracing the influences of the powerful Kanem (ca. 700-1376) and later Bornu-Kanem (1380-1893) empires around the Lake Chad region as well as the kingdom of Mandara (founded in about 1459, i.e. end of the 15th century), in what is today modern Cameroon on the inhabitants of the region, we conclude a chaotic period of migrations and wars, including trade in slaves. It is through this prism that we notice the emergence of the founder of the Woviri dynasty of Biu. Through his failure to win the Maiship of Bornu, he moved to Mandara and then the Plateau of Biu with some of his followers or relatives. Being a student of History Abdulahi or who later became Yamta-ra-wala attempted to replicate what the Kanembu were able to do among the local people they conquered some centuries earlier; they created an ethnicity and language called Kanuri. Yamta-ra-wala succeeded somewhat, but wasn't able to completely conquer the Bura people and turn them in his new ethnic vision. Instead the Buras went to the hills to fight him the next day. The new breed he created he called ?Pabir? or Babur as the Hausa would call them. The myth of who Yamta-ra-wala is has for the present eclipsed historians and would probably continue for some time to come. As for the Bura (Most have down the hill-tops and mountains!) and the Pabir they have never been closer than today. Today for all practical purposes they are one and the same ethnic group, they?ve intermingled more than any two previously separated groups. Their vocabulary, phonology and cultural practices have fused into one in most instances.
- Author : William Jones
- Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
- Release : 2024-02-25
- ISBN : 336885707X
- Pages : 197 pages
Download or read book A Homiletical Commentary on the Book of Ezra With Critical and Explanatory Notes Illustrations and Indexes written by William Jones and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2024-02-25 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reprint of the original, first published in 1881.
Download or read book History of the People of Israel written by Ernest Renan and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Who Wrote the Bible A Book for the People written by Washington Gladden and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-09-17 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original. The publishing house Megali specialises in reproducing historical works in large print to make reading easier for people with impaired vision.