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The Archangel Michael in Africa

By Ingvild Saelid Gilhus,Alexandros Tsakos,Marta Camilla Wright
  • ISBN Code: : 1350084727
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Religion
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This book takes an interdisciplinary approach in order to understand angels, focusing on Africa and the cult and persona of the Archangel Michael. Traditional methods in the study of religion including philology, papyrology, art and iconography, anthropology, history, and psychology are combined with methodologies deriving from memory studies, graphic design, art education, and semiotics. Chapters explore both historical and contemporary case studies from Coptic Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, and South Africa, providing a comparative perspective on the Archangel Michael, alongside 25 images. Innovative in both its methodologies and geographical focus, this book is an important contribution to the study of religion and art, Christianity in Africa, and Coptic studies.

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Questions of how the divine presence is understood and interacts within the world have been around since the time of the biblical prophets. The Jewish mystical tradition conceives God as active, just, powerful, and present while allowing for divine limitation so as to understand the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people in their history. Jewish Mysticism surveys Jewish visionary and mystical experience from biblical and ancient Near Eastern times through the modern period and the emergence of modern Hasidism. Marvin Sweeney provides a comprehensive treatment of one of the most dynamic fields of Jewish studies in the twenty-first century, providing an accessible overview of texts and interpretative issues. Sweeney begins with the biblical period, which most treatments of Jewish mysticism avoid, and includes chapters on the ancient Near East, the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets and Psalms, the Latter Prophets, Jewish Apocalyptic, the Heikhalot Literature, the Sefer Yetzirah and early Kabbalistic Literature, the Zohar, Lurianic Kabbalah and the Shabbetean Movement, and the Hasidic Movement. Placing Jewish apocalyptic literature into the larger development of ancient Jewish visionary and mystical experience, Sweeney fills gaps left by the important but outdated work of others in the field. Ideal for the scholar, student, or general reader, Jewish Mysticism provides readers with a fresh understanding of the particular challenges, problems, needs, and perspectives of Judaism throughout its history.

The Faith Journey Series

By Robin Holstein
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1640277145
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 698
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There is no pit deep enough where God cannot reach you, snatch you out, plant your feet back on solid ground, and redirect your steps back into His loving care! Robin thought there was such a pit and that she had certainly found it. Falling head first to the bottom of the pit of sin, driven by the deep wounds of betrayal and her sudden onset of rebellion, she thought she had fallen far past the grips of her Heavenly Father. Riding bulls and battling a brain tumor paled in

From Creation to Babel: Studies in Genesis 1-11

By John Day
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567370305
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 965
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The stories of Genesis 1-11 constitute one of the better known parts of the Old Testament, but their precise meaning and background still provide many debated questions for the modern interpreter. In this stimulating, learned and readable collection of essays, which paves the way for his forthcoming ICC commentary on these chapters, John Day attempts to provide definitive solutions to some ofthese questions. Amongst the topics included are the background and interpretation of the seven-day Priestly Creation narrative, problems in the interpretation of the Garden of Eden story, the relation of Cain and the Kenites, the strange stories of the sons of God and daughters of men and of Noah's drunkenness and the curse of Canaan, the precise ancient Near Eastern background of the Flood story and the preceding genealogies, and the meaning and background of the story of the tower and city of Babel. Throughout this volume John Day constantly seeks to determine the original meaning of these stories in the light of their ancient Near Eastern background, and to determine how far this original meaning has been obscured by later interpretations.

The American Civil War on Film and TV

By Douglas Brode,Shea T. Brode,Cynthia J. Miller
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498566898
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 730
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In The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color, Douglas Brode, Shea T. Brode, and Cynthia J. Miller bring together nineteen essays by a diverse array of scholars to explore issues of morality, race, gender, nation, and history in films and television shows featuring the American Civil War.

Romance for Sale in Early Modern England

By Steve Mentz
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351902601
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 218
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The major claim made by this study is that early modern English prose fiction self-consciously invented a new form of literary culture in which professional writers created books to be printed and sold to anonymous readers. It further claims that this period's narrative innovations emerged not solely from changes in early modern culture like print and the book market, but also from the rediscovery of a forgotten late classical text from North Africa, Heliodorus's Aethiopian History. In making these claims, Steve Mentz provides a comprehensive historicist and formalist account of prose romance, the most important genre of Elizabethan fiction. He explores how authors and publishers of prose fiction in late sixteenth-century England produced books that combined traditional narrative forms with a dynamic new understanding of the relationship between text and audience. Though prose fiction would not dominate English literary culture until the eighteenth century, Mentz demonstrates that the form began to invent itself as a distinct literary kind in England nearly two centuries earlier. Examining the divergent but interlocking careers of Robert Greene, Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Lodge, and Thomas Nashe, Mentz traces how through differing commitments to print culture and their respective engagements with Heliodoran romance, these authors helped make the genre of prose fiction culturally and economically viable in England. Mentz explores how the advent of print and the book market changed literary discourse, influencing new conceptions of what he calls 'middlebrow' narrative and new habits of reading and writing. This study draws together three important strains of current scholarly inquiry: the history of the book and print culture, the study of popular fiction, and the re-examination of genre and influence. It also connects early modern fiction with longer histories of prose fiction and the rise of the modern novel.

The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

By Albrecht Classen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135677743
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 547
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The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The contributors to the volume The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages explore the significance of the written document as the key icon of a whole era. Both philosophers and artists, both poets and clerics wholeheartedly subscribed to the notion that reading and writing represented essential epistemological tools for spiritual, political, religious, and philosophical quests. To gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the medieval book, the contributors to this volume examine pertinent statements by medieval philosophers and French, German, English, Spanish, and Italian poets.

Angel Kisses

By Karen K. Hoiland
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  • Publisher : On The Write Path Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457540096
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 742
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Continuing the Angel Kisses series of books is this second one involving a new “human assignment” granted to the magnificent angels, Rachel and Marcus. The angels’ task begins in early Ireland, around the year 450 A.D. Loosely based on fact, this story follows the life of Saint Brigid and shows her trials. In reality, her father was a warlord king of Ireland and her mother a slave. Also factual, she had a reputation for incredible appeal, both inside and out. This novel follows likely strains between the young girl’s father and slave mother and the child’s own relegation to facing an arranged marriage. So she prays to become unacceptable to men. Also, finding her striking appearance to be a handicap to serving God, she becomes hideously deformed and thus free to follow her dream. This is the second of the Angel Kisses series. Each book will follow the life of a young person, a hero or heroine, tracing documented miracles and weaving fiction into historically significant moments in time.