Download E-books Schadet die Bibelwissenschaft dem Glauben?: Klärung eines Konflikts PDF

By Siegfried Zimmer

Wie soll guy die Bibel lesen und verstehen? Zahlreiche Christen lehnen die Bibelwissenschaft ab, weil sie aus ihr grossen Schaden fur ihren Glauben befurchten. Professionelle Theologen dagegen wollen den wissenschaftlichen Umgang mit der Bibel nicht mehr missen.Wahrend es die christlichen Kirchen schon lange gelernt haben, aufeinander zuzugehen und sich trotz aller Unterschiede zu achten, begegnen sich die Christen der Aufklarung und die Christen evangelikaler Ausrichtung mit gegenseitigen Abwertungen.Zimmer spricht von zwei Lagern, die sich aus den gegensatzlichen Reaktionen auf die Bibelwissenschaft ergeben. Er warnt vor der Gefahr der gegenseitigen Abgrenzung, die zu Entfremdungen und Feindbildern fuhrt. Als Vertreter der Wissenschaft mochte er den evangelikal orientierten Schwestern und Brudern die Hand reichen und beginnt ein Gesprach sowohl uber Entstehung und concept der Bibel wie auch uber ihre Stellung zu Gott und zu seinem Sohn Jesus Christus.

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Download E-books The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots PDF

By T. J. Wray, Gregory Mobley

Of all of the demons, monsters, fiends, and ogres to preoccupy the western mind's eye in literature, artwork, and picture, no determine has been extra feared―or misunderstood--than devil. yet how actual are the preferred photos of devil? How--and why--did this really minor biblical personality morph into the very embodiment of evil? T.J. Wray and Gregory Mobley advisor readers on a trip to retrace Satan's biblical roots. attractive and informative, The start of devil is a needs to learn for someone who has ever puzzled concerning the origins of the Devil.

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Download E-books The Unknown God: Negative Theology in the Platonic Tradition: Plato to Eriugena PDF

By Deirdre Carabine

""This ebook incorporates a cautious, thorough, and the place beneficial skeptical as regards uncertain proof (especially when it comes to Plato and the previous Academy) of the beginnings in eu considered the adverse or apophatic state of mind and its relatives to extra optimistic or kataphatic methods of wondering God. considered one of its maximum strengths, possibly the best, is that the writer makes transparent that not one of the individuals involved, Hellenic, Jewish or Christian, used to be engaged within the pursuit of a philosophical abstraction, or the heaping of rhetorical superlatives on God. They have been fairly involved to offer the foundation of the universe as an in detail current residing truth which infinitely transcends our proposal and speech. This, mixed with cautious cognizance to the sorts of unfavorable theology and its kin with confident, and the actual problems skilled by way of the contributors of a few of the traditions concerned, makes the ebook the simplest creation to the destructive theology available."" -A. H. Armstrong, Emeritus Professor of Greek, collage of Liverpool, England. Emeritus Professor of Classics, Dalhousie collage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Senior Fellow of the British Academy. Irish educational Deirdre Carabine has lived and taught in Uganda for greater than two decades. She has lately been founder Vice-Chancellor on the digital college of Uganda (VUU), the 1st totally on-line college in Sub-Saharan Africa. ahead of that she manage overseas future health Sciences collage in Kampala. She has taught at Queen's Belfast, collage university Dublin, and Uganda Martyrs college. at present, she is Director of Programmes at VUU. She attended the Queen's collage of Belfast the place she graduated with a PhD in philosophy, and college collage Dublin the place, as one of many first Newman students, she received a moment PhD in Classics. She can also be writer of John Scottus Eriugena within the nice Medieval Thinkers sequence (2000).

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Download E-books Go Out and Study the Land (Judges 18:2): Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) PDF

Hanan Eshel (z"l) used to be a prolific student within the box of useless Sea Scrolls, Classical Archaeology of the close to East and lots of different issues. in the course of his terminal sickness, buddies and associates acquired jointly to provide him with a suite of reports on issues that have been with reference to his fields of curiosity, as an expression of deep friendship and admiration. the quantity includes the 22 papers provided to Hanan sooner than his demise, overlaying themes in archaeology, historical past, and textual experiences, with a selected emphasis on elements on the subject of the useless Sea Scrolls, spanning the overdue Iron Age via overdue Antiquity.

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Download E-books Conflicted Boundaries in Wisdom And Apocalypticism (Symposium Series (Society of Biblical Literature)) (Society of Biblical Literature Symposium) PDF

The idea that knowledge and apocalypticism signify essentially assorted and at the same time unique different types of style and worldview in early Jewish and Christian literature persists in present scholarship. The essays during this quantity, the paintings of the knowledge and Apocalypticism team of the Society of Biblical Literature, problem that often held view as they discover the social destinations and scholarly structures of those literatures and realize an old truth of extra porous different types and complicated interrelationships. the quantity attracts on a vast diversity of Jewish and Christian texts, together with 1 Enoch, Sirach, 4QInstruction, Psalms of Solomon, James, Revelation, and Barnabas.

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Download E-books James the Just in the Habakkuk Pesher PDF

By Robert Eisenman

This is often the follow-up paintings to Prof. Eisenman's Maccabees, Zadokites, Christians, and Qumran: a brand new speculation of Qumran Origins, within which he makes an attempt to turn out in a case-by-case demeanour a number of the hypotheses he urged in that unique ground-breaking paintings. either works turn into, unusually adequate, with regards to the exact same variety of pages and what Prof. Eisenman does during this brief quantity is to head via what's identified by means of students as "The Habakkuk Pesher" and laymen, "The Habakkuk remark" – "Pesher" in Hebrew having an analogous experience as "Commentary" in English – in a line-by-line, passage-by-passage model; and meticulously set forth simply how they could relate to identified occasions, principles, and happenstances recognized from and linked to the lifetime of James or as all Early Christian money owed might have it: "James the simply" (the cognomen, “the only one” after all, being invariably all-important) or “James the Zaddik.”. As we all know, he has extended this in one thousand+ web page books seeing that: James the Brother of Jesus: the most important to Unlocking the secrets and techniques of Early Christianity and the useless Sea Scrolls (1997-98) and the recent testomony Code: The Cup of the Lord, the Damascus Covenant, and the Blood of Christ (2006) and shorter ones: James the Brother of Jesus and the lifeless Sea Scrolls I and II (2012 and 2013); yet those preliminary volumes symbolize his first forays into this territory. once more, regardless of the influence by way of a couple of critics, who attempt make mild of or marginalize his theories or scholarship (as in the event that they may well produce whatever better); as in MZCQ, he totally distinguishes among "the Spouter of Lies” or “Lying” (the so-called “Liar” or “Scoffer” – for Eisenman, a extra exact translation of this final being “the Jester”) and "the depraved Priest"; and this dichotomy has withstood the try of time and initiated a bunch of imitators. not just does he make it transparent – regardless of a few simplistic “Consensus” theorizing – that those are totally diversified; yet, in doing so, he totally confirms via inner research a primary Century CE date for important Qumran unique files (called by way of so-called ‘consensus scholars’, “Sectarian”), a place he already primarily set forth in MZCQ. the 1st, after all, is an inner ideological Adversary of the hero of the Scrolls, "the Righteous instructor" – “the Liar” who "denied the legislation in the middle of their whole Congregation" – the second one, the current institution excessive Priest and this, definitively no longer a “Maccabean” however the reigning “Herodian” one. it's he who's liable for the demise or destruction of "the Righteous instructor" and a few of these with him – known as revealingly “the bad" – “the Ebionim" within the Hebrew of the Scrolls and intensely most likely resembling "the Ebionites" of Early Church historical past approximately whom Eusebius within the 4th Century is so contemptuous and scathing of. those and lots of different issues are meticulously delineated during this, Eisenman's first foray right into a line-by-line decipherment of the Habakkuk Pesher – having already dealt definitively and intimately with the dual problems with Archaeology and Paleography in MZCQ previous it. either one of those very-hard-to-acquire books won't, it really is was hoping, disappoint, Prof. Eisenman's many admirers.

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Download E-books Josua Und Salomo: Eine Studie Zu Autoritat Und Legitimitat Des Nachfolgers Im Alten Testament (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum) (German Edition) PDF

"Josua und Salomo" places ahead the thesis that the literary determine of the successor was once created by way of circles who strongly trusted the ebook of Deuteronomy. that allows you to build the suitable of a successor they used the characters of Joshua and Solomon and carried out the result of their theological mirrored image that have been unleashed by way of the entire destruction of the pre-exilic political, social and non secular association of the country. The determine of Joshua combines the entire treats in their theological belief of an incredible political chief, while the determine of Solomon demonstrates the risks that are implied in monarchical succession. From the theological viewpoint of deuteronomism Solomon and Joshua are contrary characters. The deuteronomic ideas of God and authority play a imperative position for the mirrored image on either characters."

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