What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It?: What Archaeology Can Tell Us About the Reality of Ancient Israel. William G. Dever

На картинке What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It?: What Archaeology Can Tell Us About the Reality of Ancient IsraelDever, professor of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona, has excavated in the Near East for the past 35 years. In this book, he gives readers a cross-section of the world of Syro-Palestinian archaeology. As in an archaeological dig, there are some items here that nonexperts will find fascinating, but much of little interest.

Daidoji Yuzan’s Code of the Samurai: A Contemporary Translation of the 16th-century Bushido Shoshishu. Seigo Nakao, A. L. Sadler

На картинке Daidoji Yuzan's Code of the Samurai: A Contemporary Translation of the 16th-century Bushido ShoshishuFor almost 700 years shoguns ruled Japan. These “gentleman warriors” developed a dedicated system of honor and strict guidlelines of behavior that Taira Shigesuke first brought together in his 16th century book – Bushido Shoshinshu. Present to a modern audience in clear, easy-to-read English, this new translation captures the majesty of the higher principles as well as the usefulness of the daily advice.

Demons:Visions of Evil in Art. Laura Ward, Will Steeds

На картинке Demons:Visions of Evil in ArtDemons records and explores the visions of evil throughout the centuries, bringing together over 250 striking illustrations of the depraved and the damned in fine-art paintings, lithographs, illuminated manuscripts, etchings, and sculptures. The images present a vivid and compelling if harrowing selection, and are accompanied by text that explores the complex iconography developed by artists to put form and face to chaos and evil. With its detailed analysis of the symbolism and mythology of hell, Satan and his cohorts from the earliest period of Christianity to today, and with its unparalleled collection of images, Demons appeals to both those interested in the history of art and to the growing number of people who are fascinated by the subject from spiritual and theological points of view.

Cracks in the Great Wall: UFOs and Traditional Metaphysics. Charles Upton

На картинке Cracks in the Great Wall: UFOs and Traditional MetaphysicsCan we really know what UFO’s are? The answer is Yes-but only if we study them armed with a kind of knowledge that explains the true and complete structure of the universe-spiritual, psychic, and material-a knowledge that only traditional metaphysics can provide. Science can supply one piece of the puzzle, detective work another, psychic investigation still another. But only metaphysics can put the puzzle together, and give us a complete and satisfying picture of the UFO phenomenon.

Life: Selected Quotations. Paulo Coelho

На картинке Life: Selected QuotationsThis collection of selected quotes from Paulo Coelho‘s impressive body of work is a must – have item for fans of this celebrated and internationally bestselling author. A beautiful book with four – colour artwork by the renowned Norwegian artist Anne Kristin Hagesaether, it contains inspirational quotes from such beloved Coelho titles as Eleven Minutes, The Valkyries, The Devil And Miss Prym, The Zahir, and the mega bestseller The Alchemist. Whether read in one sitting or savoured gradually, this is a visually stunning and enlightening look into Coelho’s extraordinary perspective on life -one that has won over millions of readers worldwide and made Coelho one of the top-selling authors in the world.

Introducing Second Language Acquisition. Muriel Saville-Troike

На картинке Introducing Second Language AcquisitionWritten for students encountering the topic for the first time, this introduction explains in non-technical language how a second language is acquired; what the second language learner needs to know; and why some learners are more successful than others. The textbook logically introduces a range of fundamental concepts – such as SLA in adults and children, formal and informal learning contexts, and diverse socio-cultural settings. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to consider SLA from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives.

Religion and the Challenges of Science. Hannah Johnston, Peg Aloi

На картинке Religion and the Challenges of ScienceDoes science pose a challenge to religion and religious belief? This question has been a matter of long-standing debate – and it continues to concern not only scholars in philosophy, theology, and the sciences, but also those involved in public educational policy. This volume provides background to the current ‘science and religion’ debate, yet focuses as well on themes where recent discussion of the relation between science and religion has been particularly concentrated. The first theme deals with the history of the interrelation of science and religion.

The Holy Bible: ESV. J. Krishnamurti

На картинке The Holy Bible: ESVSpecial occasions call for a special Bible to celebrate them. The affordably priced Gift and Award Bible makes bulk – buying convenient, so that a church or group can honor everyone who is graduating, being baptized, or being recognized. Available in two colors – both with a presentation page, introductions to each book of the Bible, gold-stained edges, and special rounded corners – this is one edition that will not only commemorate important moments in people’s lives but that they will cherish for years to come.

Language and Culture. Claire Kramsch

На картинке Language and CultureRecent social and political changes have focused attention on the debate about the relationship between language and culture. This book offers an accessible survey of key concepts such as social context and cultural authenticity, using insights from fields which include linguistics, sociology and anthropology. .

Gloryland: Christian Suburbia, Christian Nation. H. B. Cavalcanti

На картинке Gloryland: Christian Suburbia, Christian NationChristian conservatism has changed drastically in the last 25 years. From the working-class faith of small, autonomous rural churches or storefront sanctuaries to the megachurches of the suburbs and the halls of power – Congress and the White House – the faith is no longer at the margins of American religion. Rather, it is a dominant force in the American public square.

The Historical Muhammad. Irving M. Zeitlin

На картинке The Historical MuhammadIn his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin’s chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhammad had arrived at this view is not a problem for Muslims, who believe that the Prophet received a revelation from Allah or God, mediated by the Angel Gabriel.

Maya Cosmos. David Freidel, Linda Schele, Joy Parker

На картинке Maya CosmosIn this highly original and politically provocative synthesis, archaeologist Freidel and epigrapher Linda Schele team up with Joy Parker, a popular writer, in an attempt to bridge history and prehistory in the Yucatan peninsula of Guatemala and Mexico. Their device is to apply shamanistic belief and practice among modern Maya to interpretations of hieroglyphics and other archaeological remains. In this captivating thesis, foreshadowed in Dennis Tedlock’s Popol Vuh ( LJ 1/85) and their own A Forest of Kings (Morrow, 1990), they argue that the world view of the prehistoric Maya lives on in the language and beliefs of the survivors of the Spanish conquest.

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