The Dead Sea Scrolls and Pauline Literature (Studies of the Texts of Thedesert of Judah)

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Pauline Literature (Studies of the Texts of Thedesert of Judah) by Jean-s‚bastien Rey
Im Gefängnis des Glaubens: Scientology, Hollywood und die Innenansicht einer modernen Kirche – Lawrence Wright
The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Seven and Book Eight, Parts One and Two: Fundamentals of Buddhist Study and Practice
The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions by Angela Kim Harkins
Juliana Finucane, R. Michael Feener – Proselytizing and the Limits of Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Asia

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Pauline Literature (Studies of the Texts of Thedesert of Judah) by Jean-s‚bastien Rey

English | 2013 | ISBN: 9004227032 | ISBN-13: 9789004227033 | 356 pages | PDF | 2,7 MB

The relationships between Pauline literature and the Dead Sea scrolls have fascinated specialists ever since the latter were first discovered. Now that all the Qumran scrolls have been published, it is possible to see more clearly the amplitude and impact of this corpus on first century Judaism.
This book offers some syntheses of the results obtained in the last decades, and also opens up new perspectives, by highlighting similarities and indicating possible relationships between these various writings within Mediterranean Judaism. In addition, the authors wish to show how certain traditions spread, evolve and are reconfigured in ancient Judaism as they meet new religious, cultural and social challenges.

Im Gefängnis des Glaubens: Scientology, Hollywood und die Innenansicht einer modernen Kirche – Lawrence Wright

2013 | ISBN: 3421045356 | German | 624 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

Die Sekte der Stars: Was Scientology so attraktiv und gefährlich macht
Scientology ist eine der umstrittensten sogenannten neuen religiösen Bewegungen. In Deutschland wird die Organisation vom Verfassungsschutz beobachtet. Was aber macht Scientology immer wieder attraktiv für Menschen auch in Deutschland? Warum hat Scientology so große Anziehungskraft gerade auf Hollywood?
In seinem neuen Buch begibt sich der Pulitzer-Preisträger Lawrence Wright (»Der Tod wird euch finden« über Al-Qaida) in das Herz von Scientology. Nach jahrelangen Recherchen im Umfeld der Organisation schildert er ihre Gründung durch den Science-Fiction-Autor L. Ron Hubbard, die bisweilen bizarr anmutenden Glaubensinhalte und die aggressiven Praktiken gegenüber Mitgliedern, Abtrünnigen und Kritikern. Seine Gespräche mit dem Filmregisseur und Ex-Mitglied Paul Haggis verschafften Wright tiefe Einblicke in die auffällig enge Beziehung gerade von Filmschaffenden – unter ihnen etwa Tom Cruise und John Travolta – zu Scientology.

The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Seven and Book Eight, Parts One and Two: Fundamentals of Buddhist Study and Practice

2012 | 464 Pages | ISBN: 1559393998 | PDF | 13 MB

Jamgon Kongtruls ten-volume Treasury of Knowledge is a unique encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet.

The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions by Angela Kim Harkins

2014 | ISBN: 0800699785 | English | 257 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

At the origin of the Watchers tradition is the single enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the „sons of God“ who had intercourse with human women, producing a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked a wealth of cosmological and theological speculation in early Judaism. Here leading scholars explore the contours of the Watchers traditions through history, tracing their development through the Enoch literature, Jubilees, and other early Jewish and Christian writings. This volume provides a lucid survey of current knowledge and interpretation of one of the most intriguing theological motifs of the Second Temple period.

Juliana Finucane, R. Michael Feener – Proselytizing and the Limits of Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Asia

Published: 2013-11-05 | ISBN: 9814451177 | PDF | 240 pages | 2 MB

This volume brings together a range of critical studies that explore diverse ways in which processes of globalization pose new challenges and offer new opportunities for religious groups to propagate their beliefs in contemporary Asian contexts. Proselytizing tests the limits of religious pluralism, as it is a practice that exists on the border of tolerance and intolerance. The practice of proselytizing presupposes not only that people are freely-choosing agents and that religion itself is an issue of individual preference. At the same time, however, it also raises fraught questions about belonging to particular communties and heightens the moral stakes in involved in such choices. In many contemporary Asian societies, questions about the limits of acceptable proselytic behavior have taken on added urgency in the current era of globalization. Recognizing this, the studies brought together here serve to develop our uderstandings of current developments as it critically explores the complex ways in which contemporary contexts of religious pluralism in Asia both enable, and are threatened by, projects of proselytization.

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