Download E-books Agents of Witchcraft in Early Modern Italy and Denmark (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic) PDF

This publication bargains a comparability of lay and inquisitorial witchcraft prosecutions. In many of the early glossy interval, witchcraft jurisdiction in Italy rested with the Roman Inquisition, while in Denmark in basic terms the secular courts raised trials. Kallestrup explores the narratives of witchcraft as they have been laid ahead via humans occupied with the pains.

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Download E-books Religion in Republican Italy (Yale Classical Studies) PDF

This booklet explores how fresh findings and learn supply a richer figuring out of spiritual actions in Republican Rome and modern crucial Italic societies, together with the Etruscans, in the course of the interval of the center and overdue Republic. whereas a lot contemporary study has keen on the Romanization of components outdoor Italy in later classes, this quantity investigates non secular facets of the Romanization of the Italian peninsula itself. The essays attempt to combine literary proof with archaeological and epigraphic fabric as they think about the nexus of faith and politics in early Italy; the influence of Roman associations and practices on Italic society; the reciprocal influence of non-Roman practices and associations on Roman customized; and the character of 'Roman', rather than 'Latin', 'Italic', or 'Etruscan', faith within the interval in query. The ensuing quantity illuminates many aspects of non secular praxis in Republican Italy, whereas while complicating the kinds we use to debate it.

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Download E-books The Challenge of the Silver Screen (Studies in Religion and the Arts) PDF

In 1897 simply years after the discovery of movie the 1st function movie approximately Jesus seemed. This and different movies approximately Jesus grew to become examples for and an suggestion for motion pictures on different very important non secular figures like Rama, Buddha and Muhammad. even though spiritual leaders didn't regularly approve of those movies, they did discover a prepared viewers between believers. This publication explores those movies and appears at how those motion pictures handled the basic query of portraying anyone suggestion to have both divine prestige or a really particular and detailed prestige between humans. This booklet will therefore profit not just scholars of spiritual movie but in addition these learning the portrayal of principal spiritual figures within the modern world."

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 6, Reform and Expansion 1500-1660 PDF

This authoritative quantity offers the heritage of Christianity from the eve of the Protestant Reformation to the peak of Catholic Reform. It completely examines the influence of the everlasting schism on Latin Christendom, the Catholic responses to it, and the effect at the improvement of the Orthodox church buildings. the amount covers the heritage of society, politics, theology, liturgy, spiritual orders, and paintings within the lands of Latin Christianity, whereas increasing the bounds of inquiry to the connection among Christianity and non-Christian religions either in Europe and within the non-European international.

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Download E-books Incantations and Anti-Witchcraft Texts from Ugarit (Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (Saner)) PDF

This publication offers an version and learn of the Ugaritic and Akkadian incantation and anti-witchcraft texts from Ugarit. All texts were newly collated and are edited right here along translations, hand copies, images, and a observation. the writer deals an research and interpretation of those numerous magic texts inside of their old close to jap context.

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Download E-books The Interpretation of the New Testament in Greco-Roman Paganism PDF

By John Granger Cook

Within the early centuries of what got here to be known as the Christian period, that new faith competed not just with Judaism but additionally with numerous conventional Greco-Roman spiritual ideals and practices. "Pagan" intellectuals learn the rising Christian scriptures and answered with opinions that provoked long and repeated rejoinders from modern Christian leaders. now and again, those criticisms expected views that re-emerged many centuries later in sleek scholarship. John Granger prepare dinner bargains the 1st special description of the exegesis of 5 of crucial historic pagan critics of the hot testomony: Celsus, Porphyry, the nameless pagan pronounced through Macarius Magnes, Hierocles, and the emperor Julian.

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Download E-books The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structure of Alchemy PDF

By Mircea Eliade

Primitive man's discovery of the power to alter subject from one kingdom to a different caused a profound switch in religious habit. within the Forge and the Crucible, Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of those old societies, adventures rooted within the people's understanding of an grand new power.

The re-creation of The Forge and the Crucible comprises an up to date appendix, within which Eliade lists works on chinese language alchemy released long ago few years. He additionally discusses the significance of alchemy in Newton's medical evolution.

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Download E-books Images of Egypt in Early Biblical Literature: Cisjordan-Israelite, Transjordan-Israelite, and Judahite Portrayals (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 403) PDF

By Stephen C. Russell

This e-book indicates a neighborhood paradigm for knowing the improvement of the traditions approximately Egypt and the exodus within the Hebrew Bible. It deals clean readings of the golden calf tales in 1 Kgs 12:25-33 and Exod 32, the Balaam oracles in Num 22-24, and the music of the ocean in Exod 15:1b-18 and from those paints an image of the differing traditions approximately Egypt that circulated in Cisjordan Israel, Transjordan Israel, and Judah within the eighth century B.C.E. and previous. within the north, an exodus from Egypt was once celebrated within the Bethel calf cult as a trip of Israelites from Egypt to Cisjordan, and not using a detour eastward to Sinai. This exodus was once expected in army phrases as recommended by way of the character of the polemic in Exod 32, and the attribution of the exodus to the warrior Yahweh, Israel´s personal deity. within the east, a convention of deliverance from Egypt used to be celebrated, instead of the assumption of a trip, and it was once credited to El. within the south, Egypt was once well-known as an incredible enemy, whom Yahweh had defeated, however the traditions there have been no longer formulated by way of an exodus. whereas acknowledging the reshaping of those traditions in line with the exile, photographs of Egypt argues that they originated within the pre-exilic interval and relate to Syro-Palestinian heritage because it is another way recognized.

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By Björn Krondorfer

Male Confessions examines how males open their intimate lives and strategies to the general public via confessional writing. This publication examines writings—by St. Augustine, a Jewish ghetto policeman, an imprisoned Nazi culprit, and a homosexual American theologian—that mirror honest makes an attempt at introspective and retrospective self-investigation, frequently brought on by means of a few wounding or rupture and by way of a transformative adventure. Krondorfer takes heavily the vulnerability uncovered in male self-disclosure whereas delivering a critique of the non secular and gendered rhetoric hired in such discourse. The non secular mind's eye, he argues, permits males to speak about their intimate, fallacious, and sinful selves with no need to sentence themselves or to worry self-erasure. Herein lies the best promise of those confessions: by way of baring their souls to judgment, those writers can also go beyond their self-imprisonment.

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By Amanda Porterfield

A synthesis of literary serious and ancient tools, Porterfield's e-book combines insightful research of Puritan theological writings with unique examinations of old documents displaying the altering styles of church club and household existence. She unearths that via conflating marriage as a trope of grace with marriage as a social build, Puritan ministers invested relationships among husbands and better halves with spiritual that means. photos of lady piety represented the humility that Puritans believed led all Christians to strength of will and, eventually, to like. yet whereas photos of lady piety have been vital for males essentially as aids to controlling aggression and ambition, they have been essentially beautiful to girls as aids to workout oblique effect over males and acquiring public reputation and status.

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