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Download E-books Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward PDF

By Nabeel Qureshi

From New York Times bestselling writer and previous Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this own, not easy, and respectful resolution to the numerous questions surrounding jihad, the increase of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.

San Bernardino was once the main deadly terror assault on American soil seeing that Sep 11, and it got here at the heels of a coordinated attack on Paris. there is not any query that innocents have been slaughtered within the identify of Allah and within the means of jihad, yet do the terrorists’ activities truly replicate the faith of Islam? the reply to this query is extra urgent than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive within the West looking take care of from the violent ideology of ISIS.

Setting apart speculations and competing voices, what fairly is jihad? How are we to appreciate jihad in terms of our Muslim pals and neighbors? Why is there the sort of surge of Islamist terrorism on this planet this day, and the way are we to respond?

In Answering Jihad, bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, discovering Jesus) answers those questions from the point of view of a former Muslim who's deeply involved for either his Muslim kin and his American homeland.

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Download E-books The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades PDF

By Robert Payne

This is a finished account of the 8 non secular wars among the Christian West and the Muslim East that ruled the center a while. Calling themselves "pilgrims of Christ," hundreds of thousands of Europeans from all stations in existence undertook the tough and bloody quest to reclaim Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and Christ's tomb for Christendom.

Robert Payne brings to existence each step of the Crusaders' thousand-mile trip: the deprivation; the determined, rapacious, and brutal raids for nutrition and provides; the epic battles for Antioch, Jerusalem, and Acre; the barbarous remedy of captives; and the quarreling ecu princes who vied for strength and wealth within the close to East. An epic story of the wonderful and the bottom, of unshakable religion and unspeakable atrocities, The Dream and the Tomb captures not just the occasions however the very essence of the Crusades.

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Download E-books Shepherds of the Empire: Germany's Conservative Protestant Leadership--1888-1919 PDF

By Mark R. Correll

The past due 19th century used to be a time of speedy industrialization, mass politicization, and glossy philosophy. The ensuing political and cultural upheaval faced the German protestant church with deep questions of identity.

On the only part sat an informed educational guild whose explorations of heritage, philology, and rising social clinical disciplines gave upward thrust to severe questions about the Christian religion and its which means for today.

On the opposite sat parish clergy confronted with the complexities of lifestyle and management in universal groups. For those parish clergy the strain used to be nice to aid and bolster humans not just of their existence as Christians, yet of their existence as Germans.

Shepherds of the Empire engages undying questions of id and religion in the course of the time-bound paintings of 4 key thinkers who tried, and eventually failed, to carve a center manner for the German parish clergy in that environment.

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Download E-books Pontius Pilate PDF

By Ann Wroe

The foil to Jesus, the defiant antihero of the Easter tale, mocking, skeptical Pilate is a ancient determine who haunts our mind's eye. For a few he's a saint, for others the embodiment of human weak spot, an archetypal flesh presser prepared to sacrifice one guy for the sake of balance. during this dazzlingly conceived biography, a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Ann Wroe brings guy and fable to existence. operating from classical resources, she plunges us into the realm of biblical Judaea less than the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius and shall we us see the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the viewpoint of his executioner.

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Download E-books Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's Transitions PDF

By Kristen Strong

No matter if selected and celebrated--like going off to varsity or welcoming your first baby--or unforeseen and anxiety-inducing--like wasting a role or grappling with a damaged trust--all switch brings tension. Kristen powerful is aware approximately change--especially the type you did not select or anticipate. What she's fought not easy to profit through the years is that adjust isn't anything to be feared yet whatever to be obtained as a blessing from a God who, normally, works via switch, now not inspite of it. robust has discovered to work out swap no longer as a complaint yet as a grace.

In this hope-filled booklet, she indicates girls how after we stick to God's will, we obtain benefits of contentment, objective, and renewed power. She encourages ladies to work out switch now not because the finish in their tale yet because the surroundings for this a part of life's trip. and she or he deals sensible recommendation for dealing with switch in all the pieces of existence. an individual who has struggled to regulate to life's transitions will welcome this hot and private standpoint.

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Download E-books DIVINE PROVIDENCE: PORTABLE: THE PORTABLE NEW CENTURY EDITION (NW CENTURY EDITION) PDF

Divine Providence is likely one of the significant works of the Enlightenment scientist and non secular seer Emanuel Swedenborg. It offers a coherent and fulfilling option to what has been known as “the challenge of evil”: How are God’s goodness and tool reconcilable with evil’s presences within the greater global and within the human brain and middle? through tackling an array of concerns that often undermine trust in God, together with warfare, pain, and inequality—and via revealing the clever and loving legislation that lie hidden in the back of those likely mindless phenomena—Divine windfall aims to revive our religion within the meaningfulness of the area. regardless of its common concentration, Divine Providence is additionally a hugely useful publication at the own point, demonstrating how we will set aside unfavorable attitudes and behaviors and develop into confident concept and action.

 

the hot Century variation of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg is a modern-language, scholarly translation of Swedenborg’s theological works. The sequence’ easy-to-read sort keeps the distinction, style, readability, and gender-inclusive language of Swedenborg’s unique Latin, bringing his idea to life.

This moveable variation comprises the textual content of the hot Century version translation, yet now not the creation, annotations, or different supplementary fabrics present in the deluxe editions.

 

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Download E-books Christian Ethics and Corporate Culture: A Critical View on Corporate Responsibilities (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance) PDF

By Bartholomew Okonkwo

The essays accrued during this booklet speak about the modern perform of company accountability via using the Christian ideas of the cohesion of information and pursuit of fact to the normal rules of justice, human dignity and the typical sturdy, to rediscover a company tradition that might aid rework our financial system and the features required to construct an everlasting belief in fiscal relationships. during this quantity a select team of administration theorists, theologians, criminal students, economists and ethicists together attempt ​to provide again to the industry economic climate its moral and political dimensions. They verify the standard of present day corporate social responsibility, discuss the social and environmental expenditures of construction and argue for an agenda that might be used in smooth organizations of their effort to align profitability and development with business ethics.

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Download E-books The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations PDF

Bart Ehrman--the New York Times bestselling writer of Misquoting Jesus and a famous authority at the early Christian Church--and Zlatko Plese the following supply a groundbreaking, multi-lingual variation of the Apocryphal Gospels, person who breathes new existence into the non-canonical texts that have been as soon as approximately misplaced to historical past.

In The Apocryphal Gospels, Ehrman and Plese current a unprecedented compilation of over forty historical gospel texts and textual fragments that don't seem within the New testomony. This crucial assortment includes Gospels describing Jesus's infancy, ministry, ardour, and resurrection, in addition to the main debatable manuscript discoveries of recent occasions, together with the main major Gospel stumbled on within the twentieth century--the Gospel of Thomas--and the main lately stumbled on Gospel, the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. For the 1st time ever, those sacred manuscripts are featured within the unique Greek, Latin, and Coptic languages, followed via clean English translations that seem subsequent to the unique texts, taking into consideration effortless line by means of line comparability. additionally, each one translation starts off with a considerate exam of key historic, literary, and textual concerns that areas every one Gospel in its right context. the outcome is a source that allows an individual drawn to Christianity or the early Church to understand--better than ever before--the deeper meanings of those apocryphal Gospels.

The Apocryphal Gospels is even more than an annotated advisor to the Gospels. via its authoritative use of either local textual content and fascinating, actual translations, it offers an unparalleled examine early Christianity and the hot testomony. this can be an crucial quantity for any reader attracted to church background, antiquity, historical languages, or the Christian faith.

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Download E-books Holy Warriors PDF

By Edna Fernandes

Domestic to the entire significant religions, India is usually, unavoidably, host to nearly all types of non secular enthusiast. No different state has witnessed as a lot proselytization or heard as many struggle cries within the identify of God as India. for hundreds of years, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Muslims have waged bloody wars, sought violent conversion and declared jihad opposed to their enemies, as their religions were hijacked via the forces of fundamentalism. In "Holy Warriors", Edna Fernandes travels to the country's fresh and earlier theatres of spiritual extremism - from Kashmir to Gujarat, Punjab to Goa - to satisfy the generals and foot squaddies of communal wars who assert their religion in rhetoric and rage. Theirs are tales of bigotry and bloodshed, lack of confidence and depression, yet Fernandes listens with figuring out, tolerance and a deft experience of humour, and paints a uniquely shiny and clear-sighted photograph of a rustic divided by means of dogma.

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Download E-books The Cardinal's Hat: Money, Ambition and Housekeeping in a Renaissance Court PDF

By Mary Hollingsworth

Son of Lucretia Borgia and brother of the Duke of Ferrara, Ippolito d'Este grew to become Archbishop of Milan on the age of nine yet needed to wait one other 20 years sooner than he received his coveted cardinal's hat. This honour was once the path to strength and wealth in sixteenth-century Europe - it had little to do with piety. Ippolito used to be no religious cleric: he loved playing, searching, tennis and ladies. this can be the tale of the 5 years it took to accomplish his ambition, a narrative related to kinfolk squabbles and personal feuds, and the political agendas of the Pope, the Emperor and the King of France. Ippolito spent a lot of this era on the French courtroom, sampling the sophistication of Paris, the luxuries of Fontainebleau, the pleasures of looking within the Loire valley, the thrill of conflict in Picardy, the glamour of a global peace convention at great, and the extraordinary discomforts of mountain go back and forth. The Cardinal's Hat relies totally at the account books and letters preserved within the information at Modena, wherein Ippolito emerges around the centuries with extraordinary readability. The files additionally offer glimpses into the lives of standard humans, not only his chefs and solid boys, yet shopkeepers, developers, bargemen, peasants or even beggars. chiefly, they supply a different perception into existence in sixteenth-century Europe.

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