Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity

By Michael Coren

Bestselling writer Michael Coren explodes well known myths concerning the historical past, ideals, and tradition of Christianity.
 
Michael Coren explores why and the way Christians and Christian rules are caricatured in renowned media in addition to in subtle society. he is taking on, and debunks, ten nice myths approximately Christianity: that it helps slavery, is racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-intellectual, anti-Semitic, provokes battle, resists growth, and is repressive and beside the point. In a weather that's more and more as blind to Christianity because it is nice at condemning it, Coren offers old history, presents examples of ways those assaults are made, and explains the truth of the Christian reaction, outlining real Christian ideals.
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The Book of Enoch

By R. H. Charles

The booklet of Enoch was once one among crucial books in early Christianity and was once used largely, R.H. Charles, who translated the ebook, acknowledged, "the impact of one Enoch at the New testomony has been more than that of all of the different aprocryphid and pseudepigraphical books positioned together." one of many major impacts from the publication is its rationalization of evil getting into the area with the coming of the "fallen angels." Enoch features as a scribe, writing up a petition on behalf of those fallen ones, to accept to raised powers for judgment. Enoch used to be it sounds as if selected for this accountability simply because he was once of a distinct nature than the angels. it seems that Christianity later followed a few of its principles and philosophies from this booklet, together with the ultimate Judgment the concept that of demons, the Resurrection, the origins of evil, and the arriving of a Messiah and Messianic nation. This makes The e-book of Enoch of big value, not just to the learn of Christianity's origins, yet to the potential truth of odd, otherworldly visions or visitations. If this e-book used to be so very important to Christian beginnings, why used to be it faraway from the canon and banned? Enoch had came across and skilled God nose to nose, whatever which gnostics, continually attempt for. The Church antagonistic gnostics -- to them, they have been heretics. basically now, after many centuries, are humans rediscovering this book's price, besides its vital counterpart. The booklet of the secrets and techniques of Enoch. either one of those vital books are actually laying off new gentle on Christian origins and otherworldly "encounters."
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The Existentialists: Critical Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre (Critical Essays on the Classics Series)

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time one of the most useful and insightful essays at the 4 such a lot influential and mentioned philosophers within the historical past of existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The individuals write on such issues as Kierkegaard's knight of religion and his analysis of the 'present age;' Nietzsche's view of morality and self-creation; Heidegger's debts of worldhood and authenticity; and Sartre's ontology, ethics, and belief of the cogito. The essays were chosen for his or her larger point of scholarship and for his or her skill to light up a variety of elements in their subject's paintings. the quantity is more suitable by means of the editor's creation and huge bibliography to help additional learn.
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Homilies on the Song of Songs: Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Richard A. Norris Jr. (Writings from the Greco-Roman World)

By Gregory of Nyssa

Richard A. Norris (1930–2005) used to be one of many nice patristic students of contemporary instances. Readers who desire to be aware of extra approximately Norris as an individual, student, and theologian can achieve helpful insights into him by means of analyzing the particular factor of Anglican Th eological overview (90:3) that was once released in honor of his a variety of contributions (2008). He was once in particular drawn to the background of biblical interpretation, and one of many texts to which he committed specific cognizance used to be the music of Songs. A hugely infl uential patristic interpreter of this article was once Gregory of Nyssa (ca. 335–395 c.e.), whose fi feet een homilies at the track are translated via Norris during this quantity.
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The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Michael Carrithers

During this beneficial creation, Michael Carrithers publications us during the advanced and infrequently conflicting details that Buddhist texts provide us in regards to the existence and instructing of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political history of India within the Buddha's time and lines the advance of his suggestion. He additionally assesses the quick and common assimilation of Buddhism and its modern relevance. Well-paced and informative, this advent will enlighten not just those that learn Buddhism and comparative faith yet somebody intrigued by way of the amazing philosophy of 1 of the best spiritual thinkers.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a few of life's best subject matters. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern puzzling over the imperative difficulties and concerns in enormous quantities of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.
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Ennead I: Porphyry's Life of Plotinus (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 440)

By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

Plotinus (204/5–270 CE) used to be the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited by way of his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's demise in six units of 9 treatises each one (the Enneads).



Plotinus appeared Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few impacts from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used seriously. he's a different mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His notion ruled later Greek philosophy and inspired either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive at the present time as a result of its union of rationality and extreme non secular event.



In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong offers first-class introductions to every treatise. His necessary notes clarify imprecise passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.
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The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

John Duns Scotus (1265/6-1308) was once (along with Aquinas and Ockham) one of many 3 vital figures in medieval philosophy and theology, with a power on smooth idea arguably more than that of Aquinas. The essays during this quantity systematically survey the whole variety of Scotus's proposal. They basically clarify the technical information of his writing and reveal the relevance of his paintings to modern philosophical debate.
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Orthodoxy

“Because teenagers have abounding power, simply because they're in spirit fierce and unfastened, consequently they wish issues repeated and unchanged. They continuously say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up individual does it back until eventually he's approximately useless. For grown-up individuals are no longer robust adequate to exult in monotony. yet might be God is robust sufficient to exult in monotony. it really is attainable that God says each morning, "Do it back" to the sunlight; and each night, "Do it back" to the moon. it might probably no longer be computerized necessity that makes all daisies alike; it can be that God makes each daisy individually, yet hasn't ever received uninterested in making them. it can be that He has the everlasting urge for food of infancy; for we've got sinned and grown outdated, and our Father is more youthful than we.”
--- G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy (1908) is a e-book by way of G. okay. Chesterton that has develop into a vintage of Christian apologetics. Chesterton thought of this e-book a spouse to his different paintings, Heretics. within the book's preface Chesterton states the aim is to "attempt a proof, no longer of no matter if the Christian religion could be believed, yet of the way he in my view has come to think it." In it, Chesterton offers an unique view of Christian faith. He sees it because the solution to ordinary human wishes, the "answer to a riddle" in his personal phrases, and never easily as an arbitrary fact acquired from someplace open air the limits of human experience.

The ebook used to be written while Chesterton was once an Anglican. He switched over to Catholicism 14 years later. The name, Orthodoxy, is intended to prevent such sectarian questions.
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Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times

Though he lived within the 13th century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings have been in lots of methods smooth. He taught approximately what we name ecology, championed inventive creativity, and endorsed for social, monetary, and gender justice. these types of parts have encouraged non secular maverick Matthew Fox and motivated his production Spirituality. the following, Fox creates metaphorical conferences among Eckhart and Teilhard de Chardin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Rumi, Adrienne wealthy, and different radical thinkers. the result's profoundly insightful, substantive, and inspiring.
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Saint Basil: Letters Volume 1 (1-185)

By Basil, Agnes Clare Way

The letters of St. Basil, 300 and sixty-eight in quantity, which contain the main bright and so much own section of his works, supply us, probably, the clearest perception into the wealth of his wealthy and sundry genius. They have been written in the years from 357, presently earlier than his retreat to the Pontus, until eventually his loss of life in 378, a interval of serious unrest and persecution of the orthodox Catholic Church within the East. Their kind is outstanding, starting from basic pleasant greetings to profound causes of doctrine, from playful reproaches to serious denunciations of transgressions, from kindly options to earnest petitions for justice, from light messages of sympathy to sour lamentations over the evils inflicted upon or existent within the church buildings.
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