Rise of a Folk God

Rise of a Folk God Author Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere
ISBN-10 9780199777594
Release 2011-10-10
Pages 350
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Vitthal, also called Vithoba, is the most popular god in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and the best-known Hindu god of that region outside of India. This book by Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere is the foremost study of the history of Vitthal, his worship, and his worshippers.

God of Vengeance

God of Vengeance Author Giles Kristian
ISBN-10 9781409043966
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 544
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Norway 785 AD. It began with the betrayal of a lord by a king . . . King Gorm puts Jarl Harald’s family to the sword, but makes one fatal mistake – he fails to kill Harald’s youngest son, Sigurd. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side. With them - and with the help of the All-Father, Odin - he determines to make a king pay in blood for his treachery. Using cunning and war-craft, Sigurd gathers together a fellowship of warriors – including his father's right-hand man Olaf, Bram (who men call Bear), Black Floki who wields death with a blade, and the shield maiden Valgerd, who fears no man – and convinces them to follow him. For, whether Ódin is with him or not, Sigurd will have vengeance. And neither men nor gods had best stand in his way . . . God of Vengeance is a must-read for all who enjoy thrilling, action-packed fiction - from Bernard Cornwell to George R R Martin's Game of Thrones.

The Rise of a Refugee God

The Rise of a Refugee God Author Graeme Lang
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003439465
Release 1993
Pages 204
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In this case study, Graeme Lang and Lars Ragvald describe how plagues, war, revolutions, and industrialization affected the worship of the Chinese god Wong Tai Sin, and why, after his cult was extinguished within China in the 1960's, Wong Tai Sin became hugely successful in Hong Kong. Originally a healing god, he has now become a generalist, and is consulted by anxious urbanites about love, careers and emigration.

Holy War in Judaism

Holy War in Judaism Author Reuven Firestone
ISBN-10 9780199977154
Release 2012-07-02
Pages 384
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Holy war, sanctioned or even commanded by God, is a common and recurring theme in the Hebrew Bible. Rabbinic Judaism, however, largely avoided discussion of holy war in the Talmud and related literatures for the simple reason that it became dangerous and self-destructive. Reuven Firestone's Holy War in Judaism is the first book to consider how the concept of ''holy war'' disappeared from Jewish thought for almost 2000 years, only to reemerge with renewed vigor in modern times. The revival of the holy war idea occurred with the rise of Zionism. As the necessity of organized Jewish engagement in military actions developed, Orthodox Jews faced a dilemma. There was great need for all to engage in combat for the survival of the infant state of Israel, but the Talmudic rabbis had virtually eliminated divine authorization for Jews to fight in Jewish armies. Once the notion of divinely sanctioned warring was revived, it became available to Jews who considered that the historical context justified more aggressive forms of warring. Among some Jews, divinely authorized war became associated not only with defense but also with a renewed kibbush or conquest, a term that became central to the discourse regarding war and peace and the lands conquered by the state of Israel in 1967. By the early 1980's, the rhetoric of holy war had entered the general political discourse of modern Israel. In Holy War in Judaism, Firestone identifies, analyzes, and explains the historical, conceptual, and intellectual processes that revived holy war ideas in modern Judaism.

The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth

The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth Author Sir Francis Palgrave
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097882476
Release 1832
Pages 1
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The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth book for free.

I Found God in Me

I Found God in Me Author Mitzi J. Smith
ISBN-10 9781630878719
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 324
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I Found God in Me is the first womanist biblical hermeneutics reader. In it readers have access, in one volume, to articles on womanist interpretative theories and theology as well as cutting-edge womanist readings of biblical texts by womanist biblical scholars. This book is an excellent resource for women of color, pastors, and seminarians interested in relevant readings of the biblical text, as well as scholars and teachers teaching courses in womanist biblical hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, African American hermeneutics, and biblical courses that value diversity and dialogue as crucial to excellent pedagogy.

History of the Rise of the Huguenots Complete

History of the Rise of the Huguenots  Complete Author Henry Martyn Baird
ISBN-10 9781465549914
Release 1879
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History of the Rise of the Huguenots Complete has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from History of the Rise of the Huguenots Complete also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full History of the Rise of the Huguenots Complete book for free.

Rereading the Harlem Renaissance

Rereading the Harlem Renaissance Author Sharon Lynette Jones
ISBN-10 0313323267
Release 2002
Pages 159
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Writers of the Harlem Renaissance generally fall into "folk," "bourgeois," or "proletarian" aesthetic categories. Jones argues that all three aesthetics influence the historically mislabeled works of Hurston, West, and Fauset, and that they share a drive to challenge racial, class, and gender oppression. The book also discusses the writers in relation to contemporary African American women authors.

God and Man at Yale

God and Man at Yale Author William F. Buckley
ISBN-10 9781596988033
Release 2012-02-06
Pages 240
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“For God, for country, and for Yale…in that order,” William F. Buckley Jr. wrote as the dedication of his monumental work—a compendium of knowledge that still resonates within the halls of the Ivy League university that tried to cover up its political and religious bias. Buckley’s harsh assessment of his alma mater divulged the reality behind the institution’s wholly secular education, even within the religion department and divinity school. Unabashed, one former Yale student details the importance of Christianity and heralds the modern conservative movement in his preeminent tell-all, God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of “Academic Freedom.”

Folk Lore Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century

Folk Lore Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century Author James Napier
ISBN-10 9783847204008
Release 2012-02-07
Pages 139
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire The Rise of the Halveti Order 1350 1650

The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire  The Rise of the Halveti Order  1350 1650 Author John Curry
ISBN-10 9780748686919
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 352
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One of more poorly understood aspects of the history of the Ottoman Empire has been the flourishing of Sufi mysticism under its auspices. This study tracks the evolution of the Halveti order from its modest origins in medieval Azerbaijan to the emergence of its influential Sa'baniyye branch, whose range extended throughout the Empire at the height of its expansion. By carefully reconstructing the lives of formerly obscure figures in the history of the order, a complex picture emerges of the connections of Halveti groups with the Ottoman state and society. Even more importantly, since the Sa'baniyye branch of the order grew out of the towns and villages of the northern Anatolian mountains rather than the major urban centres, this work has the added benefit of bringing a unique perspective to how Ottoman subjects lived, worked, and worshiped outside the major urban centres of the Empire. Along the way, it sheds light on less-visible actors in society, such as women and artisans, and challenges widely-held generalizations about the activities and strategies of Ottoman mystics.

Discovery of God

Discovery of God Author Rafiq Zakaria
ISBN-10 8171548229
Release 2000-12-01
Pages 330
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This Volume Presents A Historical Not A Religions Survey; It Analyses The Place Of God In Every Major Religion Cutting Across Religious Precepts And Practices And Brings Out The Continual Discovery Of The Only One Who Has Endured.


Beowulf Author unknown
ISBN-10 9781632090270
Release 2014-08-11
Pages 160
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the aid of the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (in Heorot) has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants bury him in a tumulus, a burial mound, in Geatland.

Folk Culture Folk ways in religion gods spirits men

Folk Culture  Folk ways in religion  gods  spirits   men Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030121479
Release 1983*
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Folk Culture Folk ways in religion gods spirits men has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Folk Culture Folk ways in religion gods spirits men also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Folk Culture Folk ways in religion gods spirits men book for free.

Did God Have a Wife

Did God Have a Wife Author William G. Dever
ISBN-10 0802828523
Release 2005
Pages 344
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This richly illustrated, non-technical reconstruction of "folk religion" in ancient Israel is based largely on recent archaeological evidence, but also incorporates biblical texts where possible.

The Rise of Mormonism

The Rise of Mormonism Author Rodney Stark
ISBN-10 9780231509916
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 192
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Will Mormonism be the next world faith, one that will rival Catholicism, Islam, and other major religions in terms of numbers and global appeal? This was the question Rodney Stark addressed in his much-discussed and much-debated article, "The Rise of a New World Faith" (1984), one of several essays on Mormonism included in this new collection. Examining the religion's growing appeal, Rodney Stark concluded that Mormons could number 267 million members by 2080. In what would become known as "the Stark argument," Stark suggested that the Mormon Church offered contemporary sociologists and historians of religion an opportunity to observe a rare event: the birth of a new world religion. In the years following that article, Stark has become one of the foremost scholars of Mormonism and the sociology of religion. This new work, the first to collect his influential writings on the Mormon Church, includes previously published essays, revised and rewritten for this volume. His work sheds light on both the growth of Mormonism and on how and why certain religions continue to grow while others fade away. Stark examines the reasons behind the spread of Mormonism, exploring such factors as cultural continuity with the faiths from which it seeks converts, a volunteer missionary force, and birth rates. He explains why a demanding faith like Mormonism has such broad appeal in today's world and considers the importance of social networks in finding new converts. Stark's work also presents groundbreaking perspectives on larger issues in the study of religion, including the nature of revelation and the reasons for religious growth in an age of modernization and secularization.

The Rise of Islam

The Rise of Islam Author Matthew Gordon
ISBN-10 0313325227
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 180
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introduces the early history of Islam, from the life of the Prophet Muhammad to the collapse of the Islamic Empire in the early 10th century.