Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and by Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

By Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

Sharon Moughtin-Mumby explores the complicated, and possibly subversive, energy of metaphor as a device of persuasion within the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. frequently, such language is used to talk of the worship of gods except Yhwh, of bad cultic practices, or of political alliances with overseas countries. comparing a number of faculties of language and biblical feedback, together with a conventional procedure, a feminist critique and a literary-historical research, Moughtin-Mumby brings lucid new readings with a clean viewpoint to those dramatic texts. The examine emphasizes the significance of context for knowing metaphorical that means and demanding situations earlier scholarship which has learn such language by way of the normal thought of "the marriage metaphor" and the hypothetical historical past of cultic prostitution.

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding by Osho

By Osho

In this all-time most sensible vendor, Osho discusses the magical insights present in the traditional Tantric writings, and the numerous major Tantric meditation recommendations which are as proper to the modern day seeker as they have been to these in prior times.
As regularly, Osho brings his personal detailed mix of knowledge, humor, and thought-provoking suggestion to even this complicated topic, making it obtainable to the widest attainable audience. 

 

 

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The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible by Leo G. Perdue

By Leo G. Perdue

This accomplished The Blackwell significant other to the Hebrew Bible deals a large evaluate and survey of previous testomony learn. It comprises newly commissioned articles from a powerful diversity of most sensible overseas outdated testomony students, from the united kingdom, Europe, Israel, Canada and the US.
Explores the background, archaeology, theology, sociology, and historical close to japanese context of the Hebrew Bible Addresses questions of method, interpretation, and the educational research of the previous testomony encompasses a priceless advent that gives an outline of the self-discipline, and a consultant to the interconnections among person articles bargains a terrific device for college kids, not only to be used on one path, yet over a number of years of analysis

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Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old by A. D. H. Mayes

By A. D. H. Mayes

It is a number of essays by means of participants of the Society for previous testomony learn. It experiences new methods and significant advancements in demonstrated methods to previous testomony examine over quite a lot of themes. It displays in actual fact the energetic range which characterizes this quarter of scholarly learn.

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In Pursuit of Meaning: Collected Studies of Baruch A. Levine by Baruch Levine, Andrew Gross

By Baruch Levine, Andrew Gross

In a profession spanning nearly 5 a long time, Baruch Levine s a number of courses replicate his wide-ranging pursuits and components of workmanship within the learn of the Hebrew Bible, the traditional close to East, and early Judaism. looking for that means brings jointly fifty-one of crucial articles that Professor Levine produced in the course of his years at Brandeis collage (1962 sixty nine) and ny college (1969 2000, emeritus 2000 ). the 1st quantity, containing twenty-seven articles, makes a speciality of the research of faith within the biblical and historic close to japanese worlds from a couple of views, starting from shut philological research of written resources to anthropological reports of old cultic practices. within the twenty-four articles of the second one quantity, Levine engages broader points of historical close to japanese society, from criminal associations of varied forms to bigger societal different types of association. This latter quantity additionally comprises a few of his extra incisive lexicographical and philological contributions to the research of the Hebrew and Aramaic languages.

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The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy by Buddha, Irving Babbitt

By Buddha, Irving Babbitt

The 423 verses within the assortment referred to as The Dhammapada (pada: "the way"; dhamma: "the teaching"; as a result, "The course of Truth") are attributed to the Buddha himself and shape the essence of the ethics of Buddhist philosophy.

there are various English translations of The Dhammapada, yet this model by means of Irving Babbitt, for a few years professor at Harvard and founder, with Paul Elmer extra, of the move often called "New Humanism," concentrates at the profound poetic caliber of the verses and conveys, probably greater than the other, a lot of the power of the unique Pali textual content. Babbitt committed a long time to this translation––it used to be a exertions of affection. with his essay on "Buddha and the Occident," that is additionally integrated during this variation, The Dhammapada was once one of many simple elements of his view of global background, a view which has prompted leaders of proposal as diversified as Newton Arvin, Walter Lippmann, David Riesman and T. S. Eliot. Eliot, certainly, as soon as wrote that "to were a pupil of Babbitt's is to stay consistently in that position."

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Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual, and Art by Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

By Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how non secular and cultural practices in premodern Asia have been formed by means of literary and inventive traditions in addition to through Buddhist fabric tradition. This learn of Buddhist texts specializes in the importance in their fabric varieties instead of their doctrinal contents, and examines how and why they have been made.

Collectively, the ebook deals cross-cultural and comparative insights into the transmission of Buddhist wisdom and using texts and pictures as ritual items within the creative and aesthetic traditions of Buddhist cultures. Drawing on case reviews from India, Gandhara, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, China and Nepal, the chapters integrated examine the variety of pursuits and values linked to generating and utilizing written texts, and the jobs manuscripts and pictures play within the transmission of Buddhist texts and in fostering devotion between Buddhist groups.

Contributions are by way of reputed students in Buddhist reviews and characterize diversified disciplinary methods from spiritual experiences, artwork historical past, anthropology, and heritage. This e-book may be of curiosity to students and scholars operating in those fields.

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Numerical Secrets of the Bible. Rediscovering the Bible by C. J. Labuschagne

By C. J. Labuschagne

Have been you intrigued, yet disillusioned through The Bible Code?

Labuschagne's booklet isn't the paintings of an novice, yet used to be written by means of certainly one of Europe's top biblical students and bargains with the most vital contemporary discoveries within the box of biblical examine, specifically that the books of the Bible are numerical compositions. The biblical writings weren't written in an off-hand demeanour, yet have been meticulously composed based on compositional options during which the counting of phrases performs a vital function. It is going with out announcing that this discovery has far-reaching outcomes for our perspectives at the formation and the constitution of the textual content of the Hebrew Bible and of the Greek textual content of the hot testomony.

The writer introduces the reader to the attention-grabbing global of quantity symbolism in biblical occasions, he demonstrates how recognized symbolic numbers, reminiscent of 7 and 12, and particularly the lesser recognized holy numbers 17 and 26, which symbolize the numerical worth of the identify YHWH, have been used to offer constitution to the textual content and to deepen its contents.

Among different attention-grabbing findings, this examine confirms the medieval Jewish culture that Holy Scripture involves the identify of God set in succession, or interwoven within the textile of the text.

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Finding Our Way: Jewish Texts and the Lives We Lead Today by Barry W. Holtz

By Barry W. Holtz

The traditional rabbis believed that the realm rests on 3 pillars: learn, worship, and reliable deeds. it's stated that the best of those is examine, for it results in the opposite . yet precisely how does the trendy Jewish reader pass approximately learning the Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrash—the nice historical and sometimes hard-to-comprehend texts of our culture? and the way can we glean the good insights and knowledge from those sacred texts, which impressed our ancestors, and follow them to our sleek lives? With suggestions from popular writer and educator Barry Holtz, those historical texts tackle new which means for us. He offers a framework for exploring our puzzling over God, prayer, and formality, in addition to social matters, equivalent to charity, friendship, and justice. His new examine advisor is helping readers and research teams release their exploration of the traditional texts, posing probing inquiries to support them remain engaged as they pursue their quest for a deeper realizing in their religion. This religious and lively e-book, a sequel to Holtz’s vintage again to the assets, is a must-read for grownup Jewish inexperienced persons and educators alike.

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