Download Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Part One by Hugh Nibley PDF

By Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley is without doubt one of the top identified and such a lot hugely respected of Latter-day Saint students. For over 40 years this near-legendary instructor has enthralled readers and listeners along with his encyclopedic wisdom, his wit, and his untiring examine in protection of Latter-day Saint ideals. you can now examine the transcripts of Dr. Nibley's Honors ebook of Mormon sessions that he taught at BYU in the course of 1988-90.
Semester one comprises twenty-nine lectures concentrating on 1 Nephi via Mosiah five. it truly is classic Nibley, together with his insights, humor, and passionate convictions, discussing a e-book that he loves and is familiar with so well.

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Download The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: "Theosis" in by Christopher Veniamin PDF

By Christopher Veniamin

The Orthodox figuring out of Salvation brings jointly a few of Dr. Veniamin's talks and articles, hitherto to be had in fairly little-known theological journals and periodicals, which pertain to the elemental query of the aim of human lifestyles, to Salvation, as understood within the age-old and unbroken culture of the Orthodox Christian religion - the religion of the Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs and Saints of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. this can be a scholarly paintings, which goals to begin the reader into the elemental theological presuppositions of Patristic theology. The juxtaposition of works dropped at assorted audiences is planned, inasmuch because it is designed to illustrate that an analogous rules are acceptable to the sermon and theological treatise alike, that during the Orthodox Christian culture there isn't any separation among ethics and doctrine, yet particularly that Christian dwelling and theology are one indivisible fact, simply because Christ, the degree of all issues human and divine, created and uncreated, is One. Divided into elements, Praxis and Theoria, this publication covers quite a lot of issues, in line with key Scriptural passages and the writings of a few of the best masters of the Christian religious existence, all of that are held jointly by way of standards that are born no longer of hypothesis yet of the nose to nose stumble upon with the residing God.

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Download Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire by Frédéric Lordon PDF

By Frédéric Lordon

Bringing Marx and Spinoza to undergo on paintings, employment and capitalism

Why do humans paintings for other folks? This possible naïve query is tougher to respond to than one could initially think, and it lies on the middle of Lordon's Willing Slaves of Capital.

To supplement Marx's partial solutions, particularly within the face of the disconcerting spectacle of the engaged, enthusiastic worker, Lordon brings to undergo a ‘Spinozist anthropology’ that finds the elemental function of impacts and passions within the employment courting, reconceptualizing capitalist exploitation because the seize and remoulding of desire.

A completely materialist studying of Spinoza's Ethics permits Lordon to debunk notions of person autonomy and self-determination whereas at the same time saving the tips of political freedom and liberation from capitalist exploitation. Willing Slaves of Capital is a daring thought to reconsider capitalism and its transcendence at the foundation of the modern event of labor.

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Download Visits with the Amish: Impressions of the Plain Life (Bur by Linda Egenes PDF

By Linda Egenes

Who are the “plain people,” the lads and ladies who until their fields with horse and plow, shuttle through horse and buggy, stay with no electrical energy and phones, and perform “help thy neighbor” in lifestyle? Linda Egenes visited along with her previous Order Amish pals in southeast Iowa for 13 years sooner than scripting this informative and companionable advent to their lifeways.

Drawn to their slower velocity of lifestyles and their resistance to the lures of a client society, Egenes stumbled on a hot welcome one of the Amish, and in go back she has given us an both hot point of view on Amish kinfolk existence as she skilled it. The Amish price concord in kin existence peculiarly, and Egenes came across an abundance of concord as she savored selfmade ice cream in a kitchen the place the fridge ran on kerosene, realized to exploit a two-bucket cow, helped cook for 9 in a summer time kitchen, spent the day in a one-room schoolhouse, and sang “The Hymn of compliment” in its unique German at Sunday service.

Whether quilting at a weekly stitching circle above the Stringtown Grocery, taking part in Dutch Blitz and Dare Base with schoolchildren, studying the intricacies of harness making, or mulching strawberries in an important backyard, Egenes was once taken care of with the kindness, admire, and dignity that exemplify the powerful neighborhood ties of the Amish. Her enticing account of her visits with the Amish, fantastically illustrated with woodcuts by means of Caldecott Medal winner Mary Azarian, unearths the serene and peaceable methods of a undeniable humans whose lives are something yet plain.

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Download The Complete Guide to Christian Denominations: Understanding by Ron Rhodes PDF

By Ron Rhodes

Do you ever ask yourself what the variation is among one denomination and one other? Why are there such a lot of varieties of Baptist or Presbyterian or Lutheran church buildings? the place do these names come from, anyway?

You can locate solutions during this concise yet entire advisor. find out about the leaders, teachings, and heritage of many of the church households in the US. as well as club information, you are going to find...

* a quick rationalization of the way the denomination began.
* a brief precis of its educating on God, the Bible, the church, and different very important topics.
* a short review of a few of its particular characteristics.

Whether you are looking for a brand new church or enriching your fellowship with believers from different traditions, you can be far better ready with this revised and increased version of the total consultant to Christian Denominations.

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Download The A to Z of Mormonism (The a to Z Guide Series) by Davis Bitton, Thomas G. Alexander PDF

By Davis Bitton, Thomas G. Alexander

Mormonism is the unofficial identify for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which originated within the early 1800s. Mormonism refers back to the doctrines taught by way of Joseph Smith, doctrines which are believed to be unique gospel preached via Jesus Christ. The Mormons oppose abortion, homosexuality, single sexual acts, pornography, playing, tobacco, eating alcohol, tea, espresso, and using medicines. regardless of its really younger age, the Mormon Church maintains to develop, and this day it includes approximately thirteen million contributors. The A to Z of Mormonism relates the historical past of the Mormon church via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the most important individuals, enterprises, church buildings, ideals, and occasions. Clearing up the various misconceptions held approximately Mormonism and its contributors, this is often a necessary reference.

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Download The Beginning of Heaven and Earth: The Sacred Book of by Christal Whelan PDF

By Christal Whelan

In 1865 a French priest was once visited through a small team of eastern at his newly equipped church in Nagasaki. They have been descendants of Japan's first Christians, the survivors of brutal non secular persecution below the Tokugawa govt. The Kakure Kirishitan, or "hidden Christians," had practiced their faith in mystery for numerous hundred years. someday after their stopover at the priest got a duplicate of the Kakure bible, the Tenchi Hajimari no Koto, "Beginning of Heaven and Earth," an fascinating amalgam of Bible tales, jap fables, and Roman Catholic doctrine. Whelan bargains a whole translation of this targeted paintings followed via an illuminating statement that gives the 1st concept of beginning and evolution of the Tenchi.

at the present time, the few Kakure Kirishitan groups nonetheless in lifestyles view the Tenchi as unusual and incorrect, expressing a distorted type of Christianity. it truly is, despite the fact that, the single textual content produced by means of the Kakure Kirishitan that depicts their hugely syncretistic culture and gives a colourful window wherein to ascertain the dynamics of spiritual acculturation.

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