The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross

Author: John Marco Allegro
Publisher: Gnostic Media Pub
ISBN: 9780982556276
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"First published by ... Hodder and Stoughton, London, May 1970, ... Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, August 1970"--T.p. verso.

The Meaning Of The Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: James VanderKam
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567084682
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In this book, two of the world's leading experts on the scrolls reveal the complete and fascinating story in all its detail: the amazing discovery, the intense controversies, and the significant revelations. This comprehensive, up-to-date guide is the def

The God Who Is

Author: Hans Schwarz
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621890929
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Who is the God in whom Christians believe? Is he just a figment of the human mind as critics of religion claimed in the nineteenth century and as crusading atheists assert again today? Since the beginnings of rational thought the brightest minds among humanity have attempted to assert that God does indeed exist. But even the so-called proofs for God's existence always started with the assumption that there is someone to prove. As soon as we move beyond that which is within space and time mere proofs or disproofs no longer suffice. Both believers and unbelievers live to a certain degree by faith. Yet religion is inextricably connected with human history. When we journey through the landscape of religion and witness its gradual unfolding we soon realize that not all religions are equal. Though they may be witnesses of the same God, the way they talk about God is so different that this not only leads to very different concepts of God but also to different approaches to life on this earth. At the end of this long journey we finally arrive at the Judeo-Christian tradition which witnesses to the God in whom Christians believe. This book seeks to show how this belief matured and what difference this belief still makes today.

Jesus Research

Author: James H. Charlesworth
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867286
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This volume explores nearly every facet of contemporary Jesus research — from eyewitness criteria to the reliability of memory, from archaeology to psychobiography, from oral traditions to literary sources. With contributions from forty internationally respected Jewish and Christian scholars, this distinguished collection of articles comes from the second (2007) Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research. It summarizes the significant advances in understanding Jesus that scholars have made in recent years through the development of diverse methodologies. Readers already knowledgeable in the field will discover unique angles from well-known scholars, and all will be amply informed on the current state of Jesus studies. Contributors:Dale C. Allison Jr.Mordechai AviamRichard BauckhamDarrell L. BockDonald CappsJames H. CharlesworthBruce ChiltonMichael Allen DaiseArye EdreiKathy EhrenspergerCasey D. ElledgeCraig A. EvansPeter W. FlintSen FreyneDavid HendinTom HolmnRichard A. HorsleyJeremy M. HuttonCraig KeenerWerner H. KelberUlrich LuzGabriel MazorLee Martin McDonaldDoron MendelsDaniel F. MooreSuleiman A. Mouradtienne NodetLidija NovakovicGerbern S. OegemaGeorge L. ParseniosPheme PerkinsPetr PokornStanley E. PorterBrian RheaJan RoskovecD. Moody SmithGerd TheissenGeza VermesWalter P. WeaverRobert L. Webb

Guide For The Christian Perplexed

Author: Thomas P. Power
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087549X
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Thoughtful Christians are legitimately perplexed by a number of issues relating to the church's belief and practice. They are perplexed partly because they recognize that the issues themselves are thorny, and partly because they are not sure how to test the mutually inconsistent theories and explanations affirmed by diverse voices speaking with equal assurance. Most Christians find relatively little occasion or encouragement to address their perplexities with intellectual candor and integrity. If they dare to acknowledge their theological perplexities at all, they are too often told that these perplexities are unimportant, or that they can be answered very simply, or that they should be left to the experts. Guide for the Christian Perplexed, written by members of the faculty of Wycliffe College, Toronto, aims to explore a diversity of issues and questions to do with o our knowledge of Jesus o the meaning of suffering o the function of doctrine o the understanding of Scripture o the place of other religions o the challenge of atheism o the pleasures and complications of sexuality o the nature of worship o the way to evangelize o understanding who our neighbor is locally and globally o diversities of spirituality Here you will find thoughtful reflections and answers to the questions around these issues. A study guide is included for individual and group use.

Seeking The Sacred With Psychoactive Substances Chemical Paths To Spirituality And To God 2 Volumes

Author: J. Harold Ellens
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440830886
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Can drugs be used intelligently and responsibly to expand human consciousness and heighten spirituality? This two-volume work presents objective scientific information and personal stories aiming to answer the question. • Includes coverage of a variety of drugs, most of which are currently illegal in the United States, accompanied by scientific explanations of how they spur spiritual experiences • Offers compelling narratives from individuals—both laypeople and professionals—who found new dimensions within their lives and heightened their spirituality by the use of entheogens • Supplies information about medical experiments and new treatment modes that provide definitive breakthrough methods for caring for suffering people