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5 Religion related e-books

Posted by wblue on 22-03-2019, 18:19 @ English eBooks
50 Days of Heaven: Reflections That Bring Eternity to Light
The Book of Haggai: Prophecy and Society in Early Persian Yehud
The Food and Feasts of Jesus: Inside the World of First Century Fare, with Menus and Recipes
Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace
Integral Meditation: Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life

5 Religion related e-books




50 Days of Heaven: Reflections That Bring Eternity to Light
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1414309767, 9781414309767, B007MSL2ZA | 304 Pages | EPUB | 487.45 KB
For Christians, eternity is an exciting promise, but many do not know the details of what life will be like in heaven and throughout eternity. 50 Days of Heaven allows the reader to stop wondering about heaven by teaching the biblical facts regarding what's so wonderful about Heaven. The devotional provides an easy-to-follow, 50-day program that reveals the biblical information on what a Christian's life will be like in heaven. Throughout this journey, the reader will learn and meditate upon the promises, rewards, and expectations that a believer in Christ will enjoy for eternity. This devotional draws on the teachings in Randy Alcorn's best-selling book Heaven.

The Book of Haggai: Prophecy and Society in Early Persian Yehud
English | 2002 | ISBN: 9004124810 | PDF | 360 Pages | 35.3 mb
This monograph is a study of the perceptions reflected in the Book of Haggai regarding the primary social, political and religious institutions in early Persian Yehud. Special attention is given to the form and function of prophecy, and to the role of the prophet in society. The study includes a history of the criticism of Haggai, a study of the book's redactional history and socio-political context, and an exegesis and literary analysis of the text. It concludes with an examination of the distinctive perspectives found in the book and the sociological and religious milieu that produced them. The work is particularly useful for its detailed analysis of the biblical text, its attention to recent literature on the early Persian period, and its multidisciplinary and integrative approach.

The Food and Feasts of Jesus: Inside the World of First Century Fare, with Menus and Recipes
English | 2012 | ISBN: 144221290X, 1442212918 | 272 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
The New Testament is filled with stories of Jesus eating with people-from extravagant wedding banquets to simple meals of loaves and fishes. The Food and Feasts of Jesus offers a new perspective on life in biblical times by taking readers inside these meals. Food production and distribution impacted all aspects of ancient life, including the teachings of Jesus. From elaborate holiday feasts to a simple farmer's lunch, the book explores the significance of various meals, discusses key ingredients, places food within the socioeconomic conditions of the time, and offers accessible recipes for readers to make their own tastes of the first century. Ideal for individual reading or group study, this book opens a window into the tumultuous world of the first century and invites readers to smell, touch, and taste the era's food.

Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0691156999, 0691176183 | 208 Pages | PDF | 3,6 MB
Demonstrating that similarities between Jewish and Christian art in the Middle Ages were more than coincidental, Cultural Exchange meticulously combines a wide range of sources to show how Jews and Christians exchanged artistic and material culture. Joseph Shatzmiller focuses on communities in northern Europe, Iberia, and other Mediterranean societies where Jews and Christians coexisted for centuries, and he synthesizes the most current research to describe the daily encounters that enabled both societies to appreciate common artistic values.
Detailing the transmission of cultural sensibilities in the medieval money market and the world of Jewish money lenders, this book examines objects pawned by peasants and humble citizens, sacred relics exchanged by the clergy as security for loans, and aesthetic goods given up by the Christian well-to-do who required financial assistance. The work also explores frescoes and decorations likely painted by non-Jews in medieval and early modern Jewish homes located in Germanic lands, and the ways in which Jews hired Christian artists and craftsmen to decorate Hebrew prayer books and create liturgical objects. Conversely, Christians frequently hired Jewish craftsmen to produce liturgical objects used in Christian churches.
With rich archival documentation, Cultural Exchange sheds light on the social and economic history of the creation of Jewish and Christian art, and expands the general understanding of cultural exchange in brand-new ways.

Integral Meditation: Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1611802989, 9781611802986, B01BMYXTU0 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 2.54 MB
A radical approach to mindfulness-combining an ancient meditation technique with leading-edge theory, resulting in a powerful new method of self-transformation. With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory-Cthe first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution. In addition to all the benefits to body, mind, and spirit that standard mindfulness meditation confers, practicing Integral Mindfulness promises a more powerful approach to personal transformation and brings within reach the fullest experience of Enlightenment possible.Beginning with as little as fifteen to thirty minutes of daily sessions, the meditator can gradually expand from there by slowly and easily adding significant aspects of the practice. Meditation instructions and step-by-step guided contemplations are given in detail. Readers learn how to create a graph to track progress and discover natural strengths and potentials. The book also offers recommended readings and resources to facilitate further study.

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