Homer on the Gods and Human Virtue: Creating the Foundations by Peter J. Ahrensdorf

By Peter J. Ahrensdorf

This e-book seeks to revive Homer to his rightful position one of the vital figures within the historical past of political and ethical philosophy. via this clean and provocative research of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Peter J. Ahrensdorf examines Homer's realizing of the easiest lifestyles, the character of the divine, and the character of human excellence. based on Ahrensdorf, Homer teaches that human greatness eclipses that of the gods, that the contemplative and compassionate singer finally surpasses the heroic warrior in grandeur, and that it's the courageously wondering Achilles, no longer the unswerving Hector or perhaps the wily Odysseus, who comes closest to the humane knowledge of Homer himself. because of Homer, of the designated positive factors of Greek civilization are its awesome party of human excellence, as might be noticeable in Greek athletics, sculpture, and nudity, and its singular wondering of the divine, as should be visible in Greek philosophy

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Communicating with the Spirits: Christian Demonology and by Gabor Klaniczay, Eva Pocs

By Gabor Klaniczay, Eva Pocs

This can be the 1st quantity of a sequence of 3, containing eleven essays of altogether forty three articles in keeping with the subjects of the interdisciplinary convention hung on this subject in Budapest in 1999. The authors - well-known historians, ethnologists, folklorists coming from four continents - current the newest study findings of a major region of common human psychological reviews and methods and easy religious-ethnological options. the current quantity specializes in the matter of conversation with the opposite international: the phenomenon of spirit ownership and its altering historic interpretations, the imaginary schemes elaborated for giving money owed of the trips to the opposite global, for speaking with the lifeless, and at last the ancient archetypes of this sort of non secular manifestation - trance prophecy, divination, and shamanism.

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Du paradis à l’enfer : 23 ans chez les Témoins de Jéhovah by Michèle Bastin

By Michèle Bastin

Après avoir moveé 23 ans chez les Témoins de Jéhovah, l'auteur nous livre un témoignage bouleversant, merciless de vérité et de réalisme, sur son quotidien au sein de cette communauté. Pourquoi devient-on Témoin de Jéhovah Qui sont-ils exactement remark agissent-ils Avec Michèle Bastin, nous entrons dans cet univers inconnu et terrifiant fait de préceptes et d'interdits. Avec elle, nous refaisons tout le parcours depuis que, jeune femme abandonnée enceinte et affaiblie psychologiquement, elle a cru trouver réconfort et safety parmi ses "Frères et Soeurs" jusqu'à son départ, 23 ans après, écoeurée parle mode de fonctionnement de ceux qui se disent les "Soldats de Dieu". Dans un variety alerte, sans pudeur, elle revient sur de nombreux épisodes, certains aussi douloureux que l. a. perte de deux de ses enfants dans un twist of fate de voiture, son refus de transfusions sanguines ou encore sur los angeles rupture avec l'une de ses filles, toujours membre de l'Organisation. Elle parle pour qu'enfin, chacun connaisse de l'intérieur cette communauté religieuse. Après avoir témoigné dans de nombreuses émissions comme Ça se discute (France 2), Toute une histoire (France 2), Sans aucun doute (TF1), L'Ecran témoin (RTBF), elle nous livre maintenant, sans tabous. son expérience de vie.

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The Conjure Workbook, Volume 1: Working the Root by Starr Casas

By Starr Casas

Momma Starr is so grateful to announce the discharge of "The Conjure Workbook," a very magical tome for all religious employees even if you're a beginner, debutant, or skilled hoodoo practitioner. There's whatever precise during this 'traditional conjure diamond within the rough' for all magical staff Christian and non-Christian alike. Are you prepared to benefit how actually pro and skilled conjure employees of the earlier and current "work either hands" to beat mountains protecting you from achieving your top of good fortune? Then Momma Starr's "The Conjure Workbook quantity I - operating the Root" is the therapy in your day-by-day illnesses. when you are able to draw overall luck into your lifestyles that can't be knocked down then "The Conjure Workbook" is for you.

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Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt by Febe Armanios

By Febe Armanios

During this e-book, Febe Armanios explores Coptic spiritual lifestyles in Ottoman Egypt (1517-1798), focusing heavily on manuscripts housed in Coptic information. Ottoman Copts often grew to become to spiritual discourses, practices, and rituals as they handled a number of ameliorations within the first centuries of Ottoman rule. those integrated the institution of a brand new political regime, adjustments inside of communal management constructions (favoring lay leaders over clergy), the commercial ascent of the archons (lay elites), and advancements within the Copts' dating with different spiritual groups, really with Catholics.
Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt highlights how Copts, as a minority residing in a dominant Islamic tradition, pointed out and exceptional themselves from different teams by way of turning to a powerful array of non secular traditions, reminiscent of the visitation of saints' shrines, the relocation of significant gala's to distant locations, the advance of latest pilgrimage practices, in addition to the writing of sermons that articulated a Coptic spiritual ethos in response to Catholic missionary discourses. inside of this dialogue of non secular existence, the Copts' courting to neighborhood political rulers, army elites, the Muslim spiritual institution, and to different non-Muslim groups also are elucidated. In all, the booklet goals to record the Coptic event in the Ottoman Egyptian context whereas concentrating on new documentary assets and on an old period that has been lengthy overlooked.

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