Semitic Magic: Its Origins and Development by Reginald Campbell Thompson

By Reginald Campbell Thompson

A learn of magical practices together with direct translations of spells, rituals, and incantations in historic Western Asia, the birthplace of Western civilization. utilizing wisdom preserved in cuneiform incantation pills from Assyria, aided through Rabbinic culture, Syriac writings, and Arabic stories, Thompson tracks early magical practices via 3000 years to its vestigial strains in modern society.

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Edward Irving Reconsidered: The Man, His Controversies, and by David Malcolm Bennett

By David Malcolm Bennett

Samuel Taylor Coleridge known as Edward Irving "a minister of Christ, after the order of Paul" Edward Irving used to be an exceptional preacher, most likely the easiest in Georgian Britain. He was once additionally a profound theologian and a worrying pastor. but, it's a unusual truth of heritage that this Paul-like "minister of Christ" used to be ultimately faraway from the church he had made recognized, unfairly expelled from his denomination for heresy, and on the finish of his short lifestyles, used to be demoted within the sect that emerged from his ministry. in the direction of the top of Irving's lifestyles, charismatic presents emerged in his church amidst nice controversy. He had already constructed a theological motive for such gifting, and his broad educating on religious presents remains to be commonly consulted this day. Edward Irving used to be and is a arguable determine. it's time that his existence, ministry, and instructing have been reconsidered. Who used to be Edward Irving? How did he reside? What made him awesome? What made him so debatable? what's his legacy? those are the questions replied in Edward Irving Reconsidered. it's a compelling tale, as unhappy because it is strong.

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Buddhist Backgrounds of the Burmese Revolution by Manuel Sarkisyanz

By Manuel Sarkisyanz

Softcover e-book from 1965, principally in line with box study in Burma subsidized via the Guggenheim starting place of big apple (1959). The authors situation is with cultural backgrounds of Burmese socialism instead of with info of political technique and association. the way Burmas rulers have conscripted Buddhist inspiration and teachings inside of a central authority framework is roofed.

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The Role of Religion in Eastern Europe Today by Julia Gerlach, Jochen Töpfer

By Julia Gerlach, Jochen Töpfer

​While faith was once expelled from the general public area in the course of Communist instances and have become a mystery kind of “inner emigration”, it entered the empty public area back in Post-Communist occasions. Public curiosity in non secular matters and the general public status of faith have dramatically elevated. The ebook “Under building. The function of faith in jap Europe this present day” bargains with the (re-)emergence of faith in jap Europe and its effect at the economic system, the society, and the nation in 15 essays. The authors characterize a variety of fields of technology relating to human interplay – Economics, Political technology, Sociology, and legislation. The extra price is an updated and interdisciplinary point of view on faith and its results in significant spheres of the societies in japanese Europe today.

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