2000 лет от Рождества. О христианстве от А до Я Кашкадамов А.Н. В наши дни человечество отмечает завершение второго и вступление в третье тысячелетие по европейскому календарю, которым сегодня пользуются практически все страны. Европейская цивилизация прежде всего христианская цивилизация. Поэтому закономерен тот интерес, который проявляется к христианству именно сейчас и который можно отчасти удовлетворить с помощью этой книги. В ней рядом помещены сведения из Библии и данные современной науки, излагающие основы христианства. Книга пробудит ваше любопытство и поможет расширить представление о том, что является такой же неотъемлемой частью человеческой культуры, как наука или искусство. Для удобства главы книги размещены в алфавитном порядке. Однако читать ее можно подряд, потому что изложение ведется в определенной логической последовательности: основные понятия, источники, библейские события и персонажи, история, обрядность и современное состояние христианства.
30 бесед о вере и неверии Константин Иванов, Владимир Шаронов Книга основана на серии передач, записанных в январе 2014 г. на Калининградском телевидении. Религиозный философ Константин Иванов и его собеседник Владимир Шаронов затрагивают широкий круг вопросов, касающихся положения христианства в современном мире. Наука и культура в восприятии верующих и неверующих, отношения между мужчиной и женщиной, межконфессиональные различия - эти и другие темы рассматриваются в форме свободного разговора, адресованного широкому кругу читателей.
53 самых живучих мифа атеизма о христианстве Александр Станкевичюс Сколько людей сожгла инквизиция, считали люди Средневековья ли Землю плоской, создавал ли Константин Великий канон Нового Завета, сжигала ли Католическая Церковь рыжих женщин, были ли крестовые походы агрессией христианского мира против Востока - на эти и многие другие вопросы вы найдете ответы в этой книге. История христианства является, пожалуй, самой благодатной почвой для построения различного рода коммерчески выгодных гипотез, теорий заговоров и прочих ложных концепций, а также для спекуляций недобросовестных историков. В данной книге сделана попытка разобрать одни из самых популярных и живучих мифов о христианстве, культивируемых атеизмом.
A Christian Understanding of Becoming Parents
Revision with unchanged content. Almost all cultures and societies affirm the importance of having children. However, reproductive technologies challenge the traditional understanding of the process by which a couple becomes parents. Technologies do this by separating the procreation of children from the conjugal act. This forces people to rethink the concept of becoming parents. Different people have different views on the use of reproductive technologies and different understandings of parenting. Lisa Sowle Cahill characterizes the parent-child relationship primarily as a freely chosen relationship. However, John Paul II teaches that becoming parents is not only something couples choose, but something intrinsic to marriage and couples' self-gift to each other. This book examines Cahill's and John Paul II's understanding of becoming parents as distilled from their moral analyses of reproductive technologies. It will study parenting in regard to the attitude with which couples...
A Window to Classical and Judeo-Christian Myths
Classical myths serve many purposes.First,they appear real to life. Life is both a fact and fiction. The classical myth has this manifestation in terms of primordial gods and goddess like Uranus, Gaia, Hades, Either and Oceanus besides many others who are both ideas and individuals. Secondly, the same repository of myth has served psychological metaphors until modern period. The ideas developed by Sigmund Freud regarding human psychology and behaviour based on the stories of Electra and Oedipus keep on resonating time and again to understand general human nature. Thirdly, considering the examples drawn by Albert Camus in in the book ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’and Friedrich Nietzsche in the essay ‘Apollonianism and Dionysianism,’for instance, from the classical myths to explain certain philosophical insights, it testifies the intellectual potentiality of the stories. It may be also noted that the classical civilization has remained still one of the driving forces behind many other...
Africa is the Cradle of Christian Religion
Scholars unanimously agree that Africa is the birth place of Christian religious life.The legendary Anthony who is believed to be the first Christian anchorite,embraced heremitical life in Egypt. Anthony,we are told,was the only son of his parents.After the premature death of his parents he was left with the responsibility of taking care of the family and bringing up his younger sister;a situation which temporarily paralyzed his spiritual aspiration.All along he had desired to lead a life of radical following of Christ.For this he longed to be freed from any attachment so that he could concentrate on his interior life.Having arranged for the future of his sister,he disposed off all his possessions and embraced solitary life.His entry into the desert marked the birth of monastic life in Egypt.Christian monasticism was born in Egypt and defused to other places.The continent of Africa was the cradle of human life. Each stage in the development of humankind can be traced in the...
An Indian Initiative in Christian Formation
"An Indian Initiative in Christian Formation: Reflections on the Vision and Mission of Dharmaram for an Indian Church" captures a set of important ideals for which it has been established in 1957. In an attempt to recapture the noble vision and mission of Dharmaram and to instil a passion for the same among those who associate with this noble Indian venture in Christian formation, a few reflections are offered in two parts. While the first part, “Faith Seeking Harmony of Life at Dharmaram,” tries to dwell on an ideal understanding of the vision and mission of Dharmaram, the second part, “Seeking Divine Harmony: Stalwarts of Dharmaram Synthesis,” offers a review on the contributions of three important persons who have attempted to realize the Dharmaram dream in their own inimitable ways, thus, becoming shining stars on the Dharmaram horizons.
ARS Sacra: Christian Art in the Western World
Christianity is the most widespread religion in the world. Ars Sacra pays tribute to its art and architecture. As an opulent feast of the senses, this glorious tome impresses with close-ups specifically adapted to the book's format. The viewer seems close enough to touch the objects, and magnified images delight even the finest details. Superbly researched texts take the reader on a tour through the epochs and highlight the specific changes in sacral art, architecture, and culture. Ars Sacra as the standard work is all in one: fascinating glorious tome, comprehensive compendium, and substantial textbook.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour / Храм Христа Спасителя Елена Лебедева Вашему вниманию предлагается издание, повествующее о святыне русского народа - Храме Христа Спасителя, великого памятника воинской славы России, одного из духовных центров православия. На страницах альбома вы познакомитесь с историей создания Храма, красочные иллюстрации позволят ощутить атмосферу торжества и величия памятника.
Christianity for Dummies Richard Wagner Get to know the beliefs and practices inspired by Jesus Christ. Discover what it means to be a Christian and follow the gospel. Curious about Christianity? This friendly guide helps you understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, exploring the common ground that all Christians share, the differences among the major branches, the key events in Christian history, the key theological issues, and the many ways Christians live out their faith in today's world. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English; "Get in, get out" information; Icons and other navigational aids; Tear-out cheat sheet; Top ten lists; A dash of humor and fun. Discover how to: Express the core essentials of Christianity; Appreciate the life and teachings of Jesus; Understand why the Bible is central to the faith; Respect the unique roles of the Trinity; Explore controversial issues among the branches.
Christians and Muslims under Ottoman Rule
This study introduces the society of Bilad al Sham in the 18th century as described by a local chronicler Mikhail Brayk (d.1782) and a European traveller Constantin Francois Chasseboeuf, Volney (1757-1820). While focusing on the theme of cohabitation and conflict in that century between the Moslems and the Christians it will give a picture of that society from two different perspectives enabling the reader to penetrate that society from two different angles, the oriental and the European to compare, contrast and draw conclusions from the tangible facts of history, not only to get introduced to the past, but also to understand the present. As Jean Michel Billoud puts it: “The problem is not Christian presence in the Middle East, but the future of the Arab World without the Christians". This study will be of interest to scholars interested in Christian Moslem relations and the status of the Christians under the Ottoman Empire, Christian Arabic Studies, East West encounter, travel...
Christian Ethics Simplified
According to (Geisler 2005) Ethics is more interesting than a mere study of laws that govern human behavior. The essence of ethics is responsible decision making. Ethics as an area of study that evaluates the approaches individuals and institutions use in their decision-making process to identify’ the more appropriate and responsible choice that is supposed to be made in a particular situation. Ethic is the process of reflecting on various ideas and making informed decision(s) Morality is the outcome of an informed decision(s) that refers to the implementation of ethical decisions in human behavior and daily living. Ethics can therefore be identified as various set of ideas, which are expressed in morality. It indicates the variation between deciding and acting.
Christianity, Paganism and Celtic Mythology in the Plays of J.M. Synge
Since 1880, Ireland was producing a generation of young writers who played a crucial role in the creative and intellectual awakening of Irish culture which came to be known as the Celtic Renaissance. The Irish Literary Renaissance was the result of the collective efforts of diverse talents in the fields of folklore, fiction, translation, poetry, and drama. J. M. Synge is regarded as the most distinguished dramatist of the Irish Literary Renaissance.His plays in particular, exhibit the characteristic qualities of intense lyric speech drawn from the native language and dialects of Ireland, romantic characterization in primitive settings, and dramatic construction after the classics of European drama. Synge’s entry into the theatrical world of Dublin was by no means triumphant one. Almost all his major plays, at first, failed to attract the audience and his 'The Shadow of the Glen' and 'Playboy of the Western World', were received with indifference and hostility. Hence, the present study...
The fulfillment of the great commission is more than bringing people to faith in Christ and the scope is more than what local churches can single-handedly complete. Achieving this therefore, demands Christian networking because it is a responsibility not only for the church, but also the para-church. This book teaches the functions of para-church organizations in teaming with the church for this great commission. It addresses different roles between the church and the para-church and promoting unity. Issues discussed will surely benefit networking facilitators, Christians and theological students.
This book consists of eight chapters that are designed to reinforce belief in the truthfulness of Christianity. Today, Christians are confronted by individuals who attack Christianity with a great deal of venom. These eight chapters set forth a defense of Christianity against the atheists. The first chapter in this section explores the origin of the human race. In this study, we search the question: did humanity come about through creation or evolution? Chapter 2 surveys the question: Which is the most plausible: Christianity or skepticism? Chapter 3 investigates the human cell as evidence for design by God. Our next chapter (4) looks at the evidence for Divine existence. In other words, is Divine existence credible? Chapter 5 searches the evidence (secular and biblical) for the historical evidence. Chapter 6 combs the conversion of Paul as an apologetic for the defense of the truthfulness of Christianity. Chapters 7 studies the credibility and candor of the New Testament writers....
Christian Reflections Jon McGregor David Carter cannot help but wish for more: that his wife Eleanor would be the sparkling girl he once found so irresistible; that his job as a museum curator could live up to the promise it once held; that his daughter's arrival could have brought him closer to Eleanor. But a few careless words spoken by his mother's friend have left David restless with the knowledge that his whole life has been constructed around a lie.
Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, Revised Edition (Dumbarton Oaks Studies) Gary Vikan Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art explores the portable artifacts of eastern Mediterranean pilgrimage from the fifth to the seventh century, presenting them in the context of contemporary pilgrims’ texts and the archaeology of sacred sites. The book shows how the iconography and devotional piety of Byzantine pilgrimage art changed, and it surveys the material and social culture of pilgrimage. What did these early religious travelers take home with them and what did they leave behind? Where were these “sacred souvenirs” manufactured and what was their purpose? How did the images imprinted upon many of them help realize that purpose? The first edition of this pathbreaking book, published in 1982, established late antique pilgrimage and its artifacts as an important topic of study. In this revised, enlarged version, Gary Vikan significantly expands the narrative by situating the miraculous world of the early Byzantine pilgrim within the context of late antique magic and pre-Christian...