New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century / A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments
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The Inner Life
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William Booth in Darkest England and the Way Out
What a satire it is upon our Christianity and our civilisation that the existence of these colonies of heathens and savages in the heart of our capital should attract so little attention! It is no better than a ghastly mockery--theologians might use a stronger word--to call by the name of One who came to seek and to save that which was lost those Churches which in the midst of lost multitudes either sleep in apathy or display a fitful interest in a chasuble. Why all this apparatus of temples and meeting-houses to save men from perdition in a world which is to come, while never a helping hand is stretched out to save them from the inferno of their present life? Is it not time that, forgetting for a moment their wranglings about the infinitely little or infinitely obscure, they should concentrate all their energies on a united effort to break this terrible perpetuity of perdition, and to rescue some at least of those for whom they profess to believe their Founder came to die?
Sermons of Christmas Evans: A New Translation From the Welsh, With a Memoir and Portraiture of the Author
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Jewish Literature, and Other Essays
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1895 Original Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America Subjects: Jews Jewish literature History / Jewish Literary Criticism / Jewish Religion / Judaism / General Religion / Judaism / Rituals
The Next Step in Religion
The Next Step in Religion: An Essay toward the Coming Renaissance is a classic religious essay by Roy Wood Sellars that examines christianity and humanism includes the following excerpt: More than people are consciously aware, a new view of the universe and of man's place in it is forming. It is forming in the laboratories of scientists, the studies of thinkers, the congresses of social workers, the assemblies of reformers, the studios of artists and, even more quietly, in the circles of many homes. This new view is growing beneath the old as a bud grows beneath its covering, and is slowly pushing it aside.
Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century the Faith of Our Fathers
Excerpt: ...And the Church recognized the same thing by providing that such announcements should be made immediately after the reading of the second lesson or New Testament lesson in the morning service. The approaching worshipper never knew what interesting announcement might be made at that time; so there was always an element of expectancy and suspense; perhaps an announcement of the banns of matrimony; perhaps the reading of a new law, or of some proclamation by the Governor and Council; perhaps the baptism of a baby, or even a marriage. So it was that men and women of all classes came under the influence of Christian teaching whether they would or no; and the constant teaching and stressing of moral and Christian ideals of life had their effect in changing and improving the character of the community life. Old Church Tower, Jamestown, Virginia Photo by Flournoy, Virginia State Chamber of Commerce Jamestown Church Communion Service Chalice and paten given by Governor Francis Moryson, in 1661. Both bearing the inscription: Mix not holy things with profane. Ex dono Francisco Morrison, Armigeri Anno Domi, 1661. Large paten at the right given by Sir Edmund Andros, Governor, 1694. Inscribed: In usum Ecclesiae Jacobi-Polis. Ex dono Dni Edmundi Andros, Equitis, Virginiae Gubernatoris, Anno Dom. MDCXCIV. Alms basin, London, 1739. Second on the right. Inscription: For the use of James City Parish Church. Given by the old church at Jamestown in 1758 to Bruton Parish Church. Courtesy Miss Emily Hall COMMUNION SERVICE IN USE AT SMITH'S HUNDRED, 1618. This three piece communion service now at St. John's Church, Elizabeth City Parish, Hampton, Virginia, has the longest history of use in the United States of any church silver. The set, a gift to the church founded in 1618 at Smith's Hundred in Charles City County, was made possible by a legacy in the will (date 1617) of Mrs. Mary Robinson of London. Smith's Hundred renamed Southampton Hundred, 1620, was practically wiped...
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years’ Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey From the CA
David Livingstone was a doctor from Scotland, trained at the University of Glasgow and sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society. He attended to both the spiritual and physical needs of people as he met them, but he also aimed to help people by being more strategic - trying to end slavery and promote trade. These quests caused him to be the first European to cross the African Continent. It should be noted that Livingstone's words are of his time and would be seen as racist by today's standards. He uses the terms and the science that were available to him, which were flawed, but is fascinated by the people that he meets and approaches them as fellow human beings. He writes with delicious humor and captivates the reader. This is book that both fascinates and enthrals.
Unit Delimitation in Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Literature
Series: Pericope 4 – Scripture as written and read in antiquityBible scholars and translators are often confronted with the problem
Legends of Babylon and Egypt in Relation to Hebrew Tradition
Referred to as the En?ma Eli?, the Babylonian creation myth is recorded in Old Babylonian on seven clay tablets. Historians believe that this 1,000-line story was recited during religious ceremonies or rituals. The story begins with the introduction of two gods: Apsu, who represents fresh water, and Tiamat, Apsu's wife, who represents oceans. Other gods, including Ea, reside in Tiamat's vast, watery body. Ea and his brothers are very noisy and annoy Apsu and Tiamat. Apsu proposes that they kill the young gods, but Tiamat disagrees. Apsu allies with Mummu, another young god and plots to kill Ea and his brothers. Tiamat warns Ea, who is capable of great magic, of the plot. Ea puts Apsu in a coma, kills him and banishes Mummu from the oceans. This action earns Ea the position of chief god. Time passes and Ea's son, Marduk, grows to be very powerful. Given wind to play with, Marduk causes severe disruption in the oceans with tornadoes and dust storms. Tiamat is disturbed, and after allying with other gods, decides to seek revenge on Marduk to avenge her late husband. After Tiamat creates 11 monsters to destroy the young gods in the oceans, Marduk offers to save the gods if they agree to make him their leader. The gods agree to this condition, and Marduk challenges Tiamat. He defeats her, rips her body in half, and fashions the top into the sky and the bottom into earth. As leader, Marduk creates the calendar, the sun and weather, aligns the planets and stars, and regulates the moon's cycle. Marduk kills Kingu, Tiamat's second husband, and from his blood creates mankind to labor for the gods in his new kingdom. The story goes on to explain that Babylon was established as the residence of the most powerful gods.