Download E-books Empsychoi Logoi- Religious Innovations in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Pieter Willem Van Der Horst (Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity) PDF

The contributions to this quantity all care for the the most important challenge of switch within the spiritual traditions of the traditional international. they vary from large overviews to exact case-studies, discussing examples from Greek, Roman, Jewish, Christian and Manichaean literature.

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Download E-books Religious Tourism and Heritage in Brazil (SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies) PDF

The e-book displays at the present dimensions of tourism and patrimony in Brazil. It offers cultural realities as assets for the answer of tensions among diverse groups and the institution in their identities. The ebook additionally provides thoughts and forgotten traditions which are vital within the illustration of locations and cultures. It questions non secular platforms and their dynamic interface with the career of cultural areas and the translation of touristic practices in Brazil. the subjects mentioned comprise pilgrimages, sanctuaries, symbolic vectors, and spiritual gala's.

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Download E-books Sacrifice in Religious Experience (Numem Book Series: Studies in the History of Religions) PDF

By Albert I. Baumgarten

This quantity provides revised papers brought on the 1998 and 1999 Taubes Minerva heart for non secular Anthropology meetings. The papers from the 1998 convention speak about the function of sacrifice in non secular adventure from a comparative viewpoint. these from the second one convention study possible choices to sacrifice. the 1st topic has been a lot elaborated in fresh scholarship, and the essays the following perform that on-going inquiry. the second one topic has been much less explored, and the objective of this quantity is to stimulate exam of the subject via providing a collection of try circumstances. In either sections of the quantity a wide selection of non secular traditions are thought of. The essays exhibit that during spite of the inclination we may well occasionally need to reflect on sacrifice a part of the idolatrous previous, lengthy triumph over, it is still a continual and significant a part of non secular event.

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Download E-books Teachings of Gurdjieff: A Pupil's Journal PDF

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This is a primary hand account of a dissatisfied younger guy who, having travelled around the global learning a number of methods and religions, eventually meets Gurdjieff in long island, and is confident by means of seeing the demonstrations of sacred dances that finally he has discovered the way in which he's searching for. The e-book, compiled from thousands of pages of notes and diaries, is a list of sayings and doings of Gurdjieff and their influence at the younger scholar at the moment. It has additionally an outline of existence on the Château de Prieuré as skilled via the pupil.

The magazine isn't really an exposition of the idea of the Gurdjieff method; it is very an account of the cumulative impact on one individual of sensible paintings in an real esoteric school.


C. S. Nott's sequel Further Teachings of Gurdjieff: trip via This World and his translation of Conference of the Birds also are on hand in Kindle structure from towards Publishing.

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Gurdjieff used to be born in Armenia round 1870. His first instruct was once a clergyman and he additionally got a systematic schooling in atmosphere and a lifestyle that had replaced little for hundreds of years. To his questions: Who am I? Why am I right here? he chanced on no resolution both in faith or in technological know-how, yet suspected that the reality lay hidden at the back of what had come down from the earlier in non secular traditions and people unusual myths and legends which he realized from his father, a conventional bard or 'ashokh'. With encouraged like-minded partners, he got down to locate in Asia and Africa the reality he sought, studying many languages, and buying many functional abilities to earn the cash for his journeys.

In 1912 he delivered to Moscow an unknown educating, a instructing that was once neither a faith, nor a philosophy, yet a realistic educating to be lived. He known as this educating 'The Fourth Way'. To stick with the way in which he proposed, not anything is to be believed until eventually proven by way of direct adventure and lifestyles on the planet isn't to be renounced. it's a means in lifestyles, on which - progressively, for it can't be performed unexpectedly - every little thing needs to be puzzled - one's ideals, assumptions, attitudes, one's complete outlook at the lifetime of guy in this Earth.

“Man is asleep”, stated Gurdjieff, “he has no actual attention or will. he isn't unfastened; to him, every little thing 'happens'. He can develop into wide awake and locate his actual position as a person within the production, yet this calls for a profound transformation”.

Gurdjieff calls us to evoke, telling us: "Man's chances are very nice. you can't even conceive a shadow of what guy is in a position to achieving. yet not anything might be attained in sleep. within the attention of a napping guy his illusions, his 'dreams' are combined with truth. He lives in a subjective international and he can by no means break out from it. And because of this why he can by no means utilize all of the powers he possesses and why he lives in just a small a part of himself."

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Download E-books The Spanish Inquisition: A History PDF

By Joseph Pérez

This is the tale of 350 years of terror. confirmed via papal bull in 1478, the 1st activity of the Spanish Inquisition was once to question Jewish converts to Christianity and to show and execute these stumbled on responsible of reversion. professionals then grew to become on Spanish Jews in most cases, sending 300,000 into exile. subsequent in line have been humanists and Lutherans. No rank used to be exempt. kids proficient on their mom and dad, retailers on their opponents, and monks upon their bishops. these denounced have been responsible except they can turn out their innocence. approximately 32,000 humans have been publicly burned on the stake; the “fortunate” ones have been flogged, fined, or imprisoned.
Joseph Pérez tells the historical past of the Spanish Inquisition from its medieval beginnings to its nineteenth-century finishing. He discovers its origins in worry and jealousy and its durability in usefulness to the kingdom. He explores the interior workings of its councils, and exhibits how its officials, inquisitors, and leaders lived and labored. He describes its concepts of interrogation and torture, and indicates the way it sophisticated screens of punishment as tools of social keep an eye on. the writer ends his attention-grabbing account by way of assessing the influence of the Inquisition over 3 and a part centuries on Spain’s tradition, economic system, and highbrow life.

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Download E-books Christianisme et philosophie PDF

By Sébastien Morlet

Dans l’Antiquité, christianisme et philosophie se font face comme deux voies d’accès à los angeles vérité : l’une, par le moyen de los angeles foi, l’autre, par los angeles recherche rationnelle. Les rapports du christianisme et de los angeles philosophie sont cependant plus complexes. Les néoplatoniciens accordent une position grandissante aux éléments extra-rationnels et en viennent à ne plus considérer los angeles raison comme los angeles seule voie d’accès au savoir. Inversement, les chrétiens reconnaissent une certaine vérité dans l. a. philosophie et lui accordent un rôle préliminaire dans l’acquisition de los angeles sagesse. Souvent convaincus que los angeles révélation biblique est l. a. resource du savoir grec, les chrétiens présentent leur faith comme los angeles seule « vraie philosophie ». Ce livre retrace les grandes lignes d’une disagreement qui joua un rôle capital dans l. a. formation de l. a. doctrine chrétienne comme dans los angeles transmission de l. a. tradition gréco-romaine. Il amène à réviser certaines idées reçues sur le christianisme et son rapport à los angeles raison.

Collection « Antiquité » dirigée par Paul Demont

L'auteur anime par ailleurs un "MOOC" (cours en ligne gratuit) pour l'université Paris-Sorbonne, available ICI.

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Download E-books Christianity Unveiled by Baron d'Holbach - A Controversy in Documents (Rescued from Obscurity) PDF

Dr Jonathan Miller has stated that, ‘d’Holbach is an vastly very important determine within the background of disbelief’, (BBC tv, a quick background of Disbelief, 2005). via this new translation of d’Holbach’s Christianity Unveiled – the 1st whole translation from the unique French into English, including a complete host of similar records by no means earlier than translated – the reader will come to an in-depth appreciation of d’Holbach, the brave atheist, his society, and the cultural milieu within which he wrote and released. His atheism and feedback of Christianity and sovereigns who pandered to the Church outraged not just the non secular institution but in addition the kingdom, rather a lot in order that he needed to put up his paintings anonymously for worry of being arrested and incarcerated within the Bastille. His radical, outspoken rules additionally scandalized recognized intellectuals and males of letters of his day, similar to Voltaire. This variation encompasses a wealth of biographical fabric on d’Holbach and his circle, formerly purely on hand in French. Illustrated and annotated liberally, it units all of the records of their biblical, historic, philosophical, political and cultural context. leader among the supplementary files are extracts from Bergier’s voluminous refutation, expressly commissioned through the Catholic Church and released with a different papal blessing in an try and counter d’Holbach’s trenchant feedback: Bergier was once one of many Church’s optimum highbrow giants. Christianity Unveiled: an issue in records additionally features a survey of key occasions within the background and formation of the Christian Church, its in-fighting and ruthlessness in facing rival philosophies and with these whom it considered as heretics. an in depth thesaurus of phrases and folks pointed out within the translations is additionally supplied. by no means sooner than have d’Holbach’s existence and occasions been set in context in any such scholarly but hugely available shape, laying off mild in this key determine of the Enlightenment in Europe and rescuing from oblivion this momentous paintings which the Church had sought to bury eternally.

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