In God's Name

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  • Full Title : In God's Name
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • ISBN Code : 147210515X
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican. In his researches David Yallop uncovered an extraordinary story: behind the Pope's death lay a dark and complex web of corruption within the Church that involved the Freemasons, Opus Dei and the Mafia and the murder of the 'Pope's Banker' Roberto Calvi. When first published in 1984 In God's Name was denounced by the Vatican yet became an award-winning international bestseller. In this new edition, Yallop brings the story up to date and reveals new evidence that has been long buried concerning the truth behind the Vatican cover-up. This is a classic work of investigative writing whose revelations will continue to reverberate around the world.


Greek Gods Abroad

By Robert Parker
  • Full Title : Greek Gods Abroad
  • Author : Robert Parker
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520967259
  • Pages : 261
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century b.c., gods bearing Greek names were worshipped everywhere from Spain to Afghanistan, with the resulting religious systems a variable blend of Greek and indigenous elements. Greek Gods Abroad examines the interaction between Greek religion and the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean with which it came into contact. Robert Parker shows how Greek conventions for naming gods were extended and adapted and provides bold new insights into religious and psychological values across the Mediterranean. The result is a rich portrait of ancient polytheism as it was practiced over 600 years of history.


God Has a Name

By John Mark Comer
  • Full Title : God Has a Name
  • Author : John Mark Comer
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • ISBN Code : 0310344247
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Many of us ache for relationship with God, yet feel distant and disconnected from him. As if he’s more of an idea we believe in our head than a person we relate to. But God has a name: Yahweh. This one simple idea has the potential to radically alter how you relate to God, not as a doctrine, but as a relational being who responds to you in an elastic, back-and-forth way. Why do we feel this gap between us and God? Could it be that a lot of what we think about God is wrong? Not all wrong, but wrong enough to mess up how we relate to him? What if our “God” is really a projection of our own identity, ideas, and desires? And what if the real God is different, but far better than we could ever imagine? This book is a simple, but profound guide to what God says about himself. In his signature conversational-but-smart style, John Mark Comer takes the reader line by line through Exodus 34v6-8—Yahweh’s self-revelation on Mount Sinai—called by some scholars the one most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible. In it, we see who God says he is. It turns out, who God is just might surprise you, and change everything.


Weight of Glory

By C. S. Lewis
  • Full Title : Weight of Glory
  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061950289
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.


Not in God's Name

By Jonathan Sacks
  • Full Title : Not in God's Name
  • Author : Jonathan Sacks
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • ISBN Code : 0805243356
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

***2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner*** In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God. If religion is perceived as being part of the problem, Rabbi Sacks argues, then it must also form part of the solution. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit—that is, my religion is the only right path to God, therefore your religion is by definition wrong—and individuals are motivated by what Rabbi Sacks calls “altruistic evil,” violence between peoples of different beliefs appears to be the only natural outcome. But through an exploration of the roots of violence and its relationship to religion, and employing groundbreaking biblical analysis and interpretation, Rabbi Sacks shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of biblical texts at the heart of all three Abrahamic faiths. By looking anew at the book of Genesis, with its foundational stories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Rabbi Sacks offers a radical rereading of many of the Bible’s seminal stories of sibling rivalry: Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, Joseph and his brothers, Rachel and Leah. “Abraham himself,” writes Rabbi Sacks, “sought to be a blessing to others regardless of their faith. That idea, ignored for many of the intervening centuries, remains the simplest definition of Abrahamic faith. It is not our task to conquer or convert the world or enforce uniformity of belief. It is our task to be a blessing to the world. The use of religion for political ends is not righteousness but idolatry . . . To invoke God to justify violence against the innocent is not an act of sanctity but of sacrilege.” Here is an eloquent call for people of goodwill from all faiths and none to stand together, confront the religious extremism that threatens to destroy us, and declare: Not in God’s Name.


Meditations On The First Philosophy

By Rene Descartes
  • Full Title : Meditations On The First Philosophy
  • Author : Rene Descartes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 1443433071
  • Pages : 59
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In Meditations on First Philosophy, French philosopher René Descartes, now regarded as the father of Western philosophy, introduces the concept of the dichotomy—the separation of mind and body—by determining, “I think, therefore I am.” HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.


Son of God

By Garrick V. Allen,Kai Akagi,Paul Sloan,Madhavi Nevader
  • Full Title : Son of God
  • Author : Garrick V. Allen,Kai Akagi,Paul Sloan,Madhavi Nevader
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 1646020065
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In antiquity, “son of god”—meaning a ruler designated by the gods to carry out their will—was a title used by the Roman emperor Augustus and his successors as a way to reinforce their divinely appointed status. But this title was also used by early Christians to speak about Jesus, borrowing the idiom from Israelite and early Jewish discourses on monarchy. This interdisciplinary volume explores what it means to be God’s son(s) in ancient Jewish and early Christian literature. Through close readings of relevant texts from multiple ancient corpora, including the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Greco-Roman texts and inscriptions, early Christian and Islamic texts, and apocalyptic literature, the chapters in this volume engage a range of issues including messianism, deification, eschatological figures, Jesus, interreligious polemics, and the Roman and Jewish backgrounds of early Christianity and the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The essays in this collection demonstrate that divine sonship is an ideal prism through which to better understand the deep interrelationship of ancient religions and their politics of kingship and divinity. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Richard Bauckham, Max Botner, George J. Brooke, Jan Joosten, Menahem Kister, Reinhard Kratz, Mateusz Kusio, Michael A. Lyons, Matthew V. Novenson, Michael Peppard, Sarah Whittle, and N. T. Wright.


The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims

By Brother Lawrence
  • Full Title : The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims
  • Author : Brother Lawrence
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486112535
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This simply written little book about prayer and Christian life combines two classics in one — each a primer of practical Christian devotion that beautifully conveys the thoughts of a 17th-century Carmelite monk.


Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill
  • Full Title : Think and Grow Rich
  • Author : Napoleon Hill
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • ISBN Code : 3985943753
  • Pages : 399
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill - The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these spiritual values.


Laudato Si'

By Pope Francis
  • Full Title : Laudato Si'
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher : Le vie della Cristianità
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Laudato Si 'is Pope Francis' second encyclical which focuses on the theme of the environment. In fact, the Holy Father in his encyclical urges all men and women of good will, the rulers and all the powerful on earth to reflect deeply on the theme of the environment and the care of our planet. This is our common home, we must take care of it and love it - the Holy Father tells us - because its end is also ours.


Coronavirus and Christ

By John Piper
  • Full Title : Coronavirus and Christ
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • ISBN Code : 1433573628
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

"This is a time when the fragile form of this world is felt. The seemingly solid foundations are shaking. The question we should be asking is, Do we have a Rock under our feet? A Rock that cannot be shaken—ever?" —John Piper On January 11, 2020, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reportedly claimed its first victim in the Hubei province of China. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization had declared a global pandemic. In the midst of this fear and uncertainty, it is natural to wonder what God is doing. In Coronavirus and Christ, John Piper invites readers around the world to stand on the solid Rock, who is Jesus Christ, in whom our souls can be sustained by the sovereign God who ordains, governs, and reigns over all things to accomplish his wise and good purposes for those who trust in him. What is God doing through the coronavirus? Piper offers six biblical answers to that question, showing us that God is at work in this moment in history.


Beyond Reasonable Doubt?

By David Yallop
  • Full Title : Beyond Reasonable Doubt?
  • Author : David Yallop
  • Publisher : Constable
  • ISBN Code : 1472116577
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

On 17th June, 1970, in a small farming district, south of Auckland, New Zealand, Harvey and Jeanette Crewe were shot and killed in the lounge of their home. Five months later, a neighbour, Arthur Allan Thomas, was arrested, charged and found guilty of their murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. A retrial in 1972 ended with another guilty verdict. David Yallop, author of To Encourage the Others and The Day the Laughter Stopped, two already celebrated books which dealt with miscarriages of justice, spent over a year in New Zealand investigating the case and became convinced of Thomas' innocence. in an open letter to New Zealand's Prime Minister, he demanded Thomas' release on the grounds that he 'has not been found guilty beyond reasonable doubt. He has in fact been found innocent beyond reasonable doubt.' In 1978, as a direct result of Yallop's intercession and the publication of this book, Thomas was granted a royal pardon and, in 1980, awarded nearly 1 million dollars in compensation for the nine years he had served behind bards. Beyond Reasonable Doubt? is both a riveting work of high drama and a compelling insight into the machinery of criminal justice. A Number One bestseller in hgardcover and the subject of a widely-acclaimed film, it is a lasting testimony to David Yallop's reputation as the world's greatest investigative author.


Announcing the Kingdom

By Arthur F. Glasser,Charles E. Van Engen,Dean S. Gilliland,Shawn B. Redford
  • Full Title : Announcing the Kingdom
  • Author : Arthur F. Glasser,Charles E. Van Engen,Dean S. Gilliland,Shawn B. Redford
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • ISBN Code : 9781585583072
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Announcing the Kingdom provides a comprehensive survey of the biblical foundation of mission. It investigates the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament, describing what the concept tells us about God's mission in creation, the flood, and the covenant with Abraham. It then describes God's mission through the nation of Israel during the exodus, at Mt. Sinai, and through the kings of Israel. The book then examines God's mission as Israel is sent into exile and the stage is set for the Messiah's coming. Finally, the book considers the fulfillment of the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ and the church. It examines Jesus' parables and ministry, his proclamation of God's kingdom among the nations, and the work of the Holy Spirit through the church. Announcing the Kingdom is the product of Arthur Glasser's more than thirty years of teaching and has been used by thousands of students at Fuller Theological Seminary. Now revised by Glasser's colleagues, this study provides mission workers and students with a new understanding of their calling and its biblical foundation.



By Thomas Hobbes
  • Full Title : Leviathan
  • Author : Thomas Hobbes
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN Code : 1513279394
  • Pages : 552
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Written by one of the founders of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, during the English civil war, Leviathan is an influential work of nonfiction. Regarded as one of the earliest examples of the social contract theory, Leviathan has both historical and philosophical importance. Social contract theory prioritizes the state over the individual, claiming that individuals have consented to the surrender of some of their freedoms by participating in society. These surrendered freedoms help ensure that the government can be run easily. In exchange for their sacrifice, the individual is protected and given a place in a steady social order. Articulating this theory, Hobbes argues for a strong, undivided government ruled by an absolute sovereign. To support his argument, Hobbes includes topics of religion, human nature and taxation. Separated into four sections, Hobbes claims his theory to be the resolution of the civil war that raged on as he wrote, creating chaos and taking causalities. The first section, Of Man discusses the role human nature and instinct plays in the formation of government. The second section, Of Commonwealth explains the definition, implications, types, and rules of succession in a commonwealth government. Of a Christian Commonwealth imagines the religion’s role government and societal moral standards. Finally, Hobbes closes his argument with Of the Kingdom of Darkness. Through the use of philosophical theory and historical study, Thomas Hobbes attempts to convince citizens to consider the cost and reward of being governed. Without an understanding of the sociopolitical theories that keep government bodies in power, subjects can easily become complicit or allow society to slip into anarchy. Created during a brutal civil war, Hobbes hoped to educate and persuade his peers. Though Leviathan was a work of controversy in its time, Hobbes’ theories and prose has survived centuries, shaping the ideas of modern philosophy. This edition of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is now presented with a stunning new cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, Leviathan is accessible and applicable to contemporary readers.


Global Dictionary of Theology

By William A. Dyrness,Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
  • Full Title : Global Dictionary of Theology
  • Author : William A. Dyrness,Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780830878116
  • Pages : 996
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Theological dictionaries are foundational to any theological library. But until now there has been no Global Dictionary of Theology, a theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology. The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the center of Christianity from the West to the Global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global awareness that has permeated popular culture to an unprecedented degree. The editorial perspective of the Global Dictionary of Theology is an ecumenical evangelicalism that is receptive to discovering new facets of truth through listening and conversation on a global scale. Thus a distinctive feature of the Global Dictionary of Theology is its conversational approach. Contributors have been called on to write in the spirit of engaging in a larger theological conversation in which alternative views are expected and invited. William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Juan F. Martinez and Simon Chan edit approximately 250 articles written by over 100 contributors representing the global spectrum of theological perspectives. Pastors, theological teachers, theological students and lay Christian leaders will all find the Global Dictionary of Theology to be a resource that unfolds new dimensions and reveals new panoramas of theological perspective and inquiry. Here is a new launching point for doing theology in today's global context.


God's Wrath

By L. R. Shelton, Jr. (1923 - 2003)
  • Full Title : God's Wrath
  • Author : L. R. Shelton, Jr. (1923 - 2003)
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1312456884
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. I believe that one of the grave errors of our day is the preaching of the love of God at the expense of His wrath and justice. In this respect, the Lord Jesus is shown as having come to show us the love, mercy, goodness, and kindness of God, which is true; but also He has come to warn us of the awful danger of abiding under the wrath of God forever, if there is no turning unto God from sin. We must keep in focus that the Lord Jesus Christ, as the Eternal Word of God, came to show us God, the Father, and reveal unto us God’s mind, express His will, make known His perfections, and lay bare His heart unto His creatures. Let’s see what the Scriptures teach about the wrath of God, the eternal punishment of every Christ-rejector...


Adult Quarterly | Teacher Manual

By Church Of God In Christ Publishing House
  • Full Title : Adult Quarterly | Teacher Manual
  • Author : Church Of God In Christ Publishing House
  • Publisher : Church Of God In Christ Publishing House
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Quarterly Commentary/Teacher Manual provides the instructor with a comprehensive guide of the International Sunday School curriculum. Every lesson is true to the Bible, with the powerful application of Biblical truths for the pupil's everyday life. It features: Simplified teaching plans Unified themes Continual growth plans for teacher training Principles of how to lead adults to Christ Thought-provoking questions for discussions


ESV® Standard Lesson Commentary® 2017-2018

By Standard Publishing
  • Full Title : ESV® Standard Lesson Commentary® 2017-2018
  • Author : Standard Publishing
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • ISBN Code : 1434712060
  • Pages : 456
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

As the nation's most popular annual Bible commentary for more than 2 decades, the Standard Lesson Commentary provides 52 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions. The ESV SLC Paperback Edition is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday school class and personal study or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly 2 dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists provide the Bible commentary, lesson plans, discussion questions, and other features that make the Standard Lesson Commentary the most popular annual Bible commentary available. The Standard Lesson Commentary is based on the popular Uniform Series, also called the International Sunday School Lessons. This series, developed by scholars from several church fellowships, provides an orderly study of the Bible in a 6-year period.


The Leviathan Factor

By Lawrence E. Burkholder
  • Full Title : The Leviathan Factor
  • Author : Lawrence E. Burkholder
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1498299962
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Leviathan Factor tells the incredible story of how Satan, created as Lucifer the morning star, self-transformed into Leviathan, God's serpentine arch foe. When he tried to achieve immortality by tweaking creation's lowest-level laws (a sophisticated computer/automaton) he created death instead. As the serpent he reappeared in the Genesis tree of good and evil, where he seduced humans to attempt immortality apart from covenant with God. Leviathan is responsible for the false belief that we each have an inner divine spark which, when reconnected to our ego, awakens our true inherent divinity. Unfortunately he and his demonic spirits also impact our minds, bodies, and environment as psi. A few of the many markers of these demonic psi are levitation, telepathy, telekinesis, deja vu, emotional oppressions, poltergeist activities, past lives' "memories," voices and visions, near death and out-of-body experiences, and trance channeling. Many of these psi phenomena are co-factors in mind disorders such as schizophrenia or epilepsy. Manifestations in Christian circles include false tongues and "holy" laughter. The Leviathan Factor is not a healing how-to. It is the first book to place demonic evil into the context of creation's basic structures and laws.


The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith, A Call to Action

By Darrell L. Bock
  • Full Title : The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith, A Call to Action
  • Author : Darrell L. Bock
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 162564003X
  • Pages : 114
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Cape Town Commitment, which arose from The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010), stands in the historic line of The Lausanne Covenant (1974) and The Manila Manifesto (1989). It has been translated into twenty-five languages and has commanded wide acceptance around the world. The Commitment is set in two parts. Part 1 is a Confession of Faith, crafted in the language of covenantal love. Part 2 is a Call to Action. The local church, mission agencies, special-interest groups, and Christians in the professions are all urged to find their place in its outworking. This annotated bibliography of The Cape Town Commitment, arranged by topic, has been compiled by specialists in a range of fields. As such, it is the first bibliography of its kind. Arranged in sections for graduate-level teaching Equally useful for research students