art treasures from lands of the Bible : a catalogue of some of the objects in the collection presented by Elie Borowski to the Lands of the Bible Archaeology Foundation and displayed in the exhibition "Ladders to Heaven : Our Judeo-Christian Heritage 5000 BC-AD 500", held at the Royal Ontario Museum June 23-October 28, 1979
Author: Lands of the Bible Archaeology Foundation,Oscar White Muscarella,Royal Ontario Museum
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
"Five compelling coming-of-age characters live out this edgy, push-pull story that juxtaposes ultra-orthodox Judaism with the modern, secular world--a story that explores the boundaries of love, sexual identity, gender, faith, racism and violence."--Publisher description.
Author: Rachel Reuben
Publisher: Bttw Press
Category: Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)
Zwei Frauen zwischen Tradition und Rebellion - ein Plädoyer für Toleranz und Freiheit Als die kleine Mila nach einem Pogrom ihre Eltern verliert, wird sie von der strenggläubigen Familie Stern adoptiert. Zusammen mit der ältesten Tochter Atara wächst sie in der religiösen Gemeinschaft orthodoxer Juden auf. Atara genügt diese enge Welt nicht; Mila jedoch willigt in eine arrangierte Heirat ein. Doch als ihre Ehe kinderlos bleibt, trifft sie eine Entscheidung, an der viele Jahre später ihre Familie zu zerbrechen droht. Anouk Markovits folgt in ihrem hoch gelobten Roman den Spuren einer chassidischen Familie durch das 20. Jahrhundert. Gekonnt spannt sie den Bogen von Siebenbürgen über Paris bis ins heutige Brooklyn, ermöglicht einen Einblick in diese geschlossene Gemeinschaft und zeigt eindrücklich, wie Menschen an religiöser Engstirnigkeit zerbrechen können.
Author: Anouk Markovits
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
An annotated edition of Frye's writings on the Bible and religion over a period of57 years between 1933-1990. The overall variety of writings is wide, including major essays, addresses, sermons, editorials, and representative prayers and benedictions.
Excluding The Great Code and Words with Power
Author: Northrop Frye
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author reveals a new dimension to Isaiah's prophecies that uses Israel's ancient history as an allegory of an end-time scenario, preempting the New Testament by teaching the path through which God empowers his children to ascend to the highest heaven.
Ascending the Ladder to Heaven
Author: Avraham Gileadi
Developing a Biblical View of the World
Author: James B. Jordan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: John HALL (B.D., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.)
This guide presents the Protestant rosary--giving you a valuable tool to honor and praise our Lord's life in daily meditative prayer.
The Rosary for All Christians
Author: M. K. Fields
Publisher: Rosarius Publishing House
"... twelve essays in which this visionary literary critic speaks specifically to the eternal act of creation, addressing the incessant need for literary revisioning." —Studies in Religion These essays, four of which are published here for the first time, reveal one of the most extraordinary minds of our time engaging a wide range of literary, cultural, and religious issues. Frye gave these addresses during the last decade of his life, and they reveal this distinguished critic speaking with wit and wisdom about the permanent forms of human civilization and engaging in the eternal act of creation.
Author: Northrop Frye,Robert D. Denham
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Shamanism is one of the earliest and farthest-reaching magical and religious traditions, vestiges of which still underlie the major religious faiths of the modern world. The function of the shaman is to show his or her people the unseen powers behind the mere appearances of nature, as experienced through intuition, in trance states, or during ecstatic mystical visions. Shamans possess healing powers, communicate with the dead and the world beyond, and influence the weather and movements of hunting animals. The psychological exaltation of shamanism trance states is similar to the ecstasies of Yogis, Christian mystics and dervishes. Shamanism: An Introduction traces the development of shamanism in its many fascinating global manifestations. Looking at shamanic practices from Siberia to China and beyond, it provides an accessible guide to one of the world's most ancient, notorious and frequently misrepresented spiritual traditions. Placing special emphasis on the climate, geographic and cultural pressures under which shanic customs arose and continue to be observed, Margaret Stutley summarizes and clearly explains the logic of a faith whose fantastical elements hold a special place in popular imagination.
Author: Margaret Stutley
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
According to Spurling, if there were one thread that God used to weave throughout the scriptures, that thread would have to be the ladder between heaven and earth. The ladder extends blessings from God's throne.
Author: Marshall Spurling
Publisher: Xulon Press
Do angels make love? Will the souls of ordinary people feel sexual pleasure in the next world? Is the aspiration to spiritual salvation helped or hindered by sexual experience? In Heaven and the Flesh Clive Hart and Kay Stevenson explore the opinions of poets and painters on such questions, from the high Renaissance to the birth of romanticism. Hart and Stevenson analyse the work not only of canonical writers and artists, such as Milton and Michelangelo, but also of lesser-known figures such as John Gore and Richard Tompson, and the sometimes anguished speculations of philosophers and theologians. As the evidence of witty pornographic poems and drawings demonstrates, the relationship between sexual desire and spiritual ascension was not always treated with full seriousness. This wide-ranging survey offers sometimes surprising insights into material both familiar and unfamiliar.
Imagery of Desire from the Renaissance to the Rococo
Author: Clive Hart,Kay Gilliland Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A number of the basic tenets of Jewish belief regarding the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the world to come are laid out in this fascinating and accessible volume. Beginning with the Bible’s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple literature; the Mishnah’s discussions of olam ha-ba, or the world to come, and how to merit entry into it; and the Talmud’s depictions of paradise and hell, and the soul’s journey through these metaphysical landscapes. The book also explores the views of medieval scholars such as Maimonides and Nahmanides, Jewish mystical teachings about reincarnation, and modern views of faith and belief, as well as the evolving view of the Messiah over the course of Jewish history. This absorbing study demonstrates that the afterlife is indeed a vital part of Judaism as it reveals how generations of Jews, from biblical times to the present, have grappled with the core ideas and beliefs about the hereafter.
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Author: Leila Leah Bronner
Publisher: Urim Publications