Salbung als Rechtsakt im Alten Testament und im Alten Orient by Ernst Kutsch

By Ernst Kutsch

Cette minutieuse étude des rituels d'onction attestés dans l'ancien Israël et dans les cultures avoisinantes prend pour aspect de départ les usages de l'huile dans l. a. vie quotidienne et les valeurs symboliques de l'onction qui en découlent. De l'emploi de l'huile pour l. a. toilette procède, selon E. Kutsch, une signification symbolique négative de l'onction: purification, mise à half, sanctification. Au positif, l'huile possède une vertu roborative: elle fortifie, «réjouit»; l'onction est donc conçue comme une attribution symbolique de puissance. los angeles contrast peut sembler forcée, on voit mal pourquoi los angeles sanctification est définie de manière négative, mais le travail doit à ce element de départ un séduisant équilibre. L'auteur retrouve l'aspect symbolique négatif dans l'onction du prêtre, qui est par elle «mis à half» pour le provider divin. L'aspect symbolique positif est présent dans l'onction qui confère au roi son autorité. E. Kutsch distingue ainsi dans leur essence l'onction sacerdotale et l'onction royale, à rencontre de l'opinion courante qui considère que le «prêtre oint» des textes sacerdotaux de l'Ancien testomony est investi selon un cérémonial hérité des rois d'avant l'Exil. Il affirme que le prêtre n'a jamais été oint en tant que détenteur d'une autorité politique, mais il ne peut établir son hypothèse qu'à partir de Zacharïe, IV, 14, texte relativement tardif et témoignant déjà de spéculations messianiques.

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Israel in the Wilderness: Interpretations of the Biblical by Kenneth E. Pomykala

By Kenneth E. Pomykala

This selection of essays examines how tales from the biblical narrative of Israel within the barren region (Exodus 16-Deuteronomy 34) have been interpreted by way of later Jewish and Christian writers (ca. four hundred BCE-500 CE).

Stories equivalent to these approximately manna and water from a rock, the Golden Calf incident, Korah’s uprising, and the demise of Moses supplied later Jewish and Christian writers with a treasure trove of fabric for mirrored image and interpretation. while person essays examine how specific literary works, akin to Ben Sira, Qumran records, New testomony writings, the Apostolic Fathers, and Targums, appropriated the biblical textual content, taken jointly the essays shape an workout in uncovering the hermeneutical mind's eye of interpreters in the course of formative sessions of Jewish and Christian thought.

This quantity should be necessary to these drawn to historic Judaism and early Christianity, the background of interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, and the hermeneutical appropriation of sacred texts.

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The Postmodern Saints of France : Refiguring 'the Holy' in by Colby Dickinson

By Colby Dickinson

From the mid to the overdue twentieth century quite a few French thinkers have every now and then toyed with the label of ‘the saint', employing it to neighbors, colleagues, the respected or even the worshipped comparable to Genet, Sartre, Camus or Foucault. regardless of this profaning of the time period, although, there are lots of sophisticated truths which emerge from its utilization between such writers.

This quantity is dedicated to exploring definite assorted notions of ‘the saint' in contemporary French philosophical and literary notion from inside of a theological context, delivering insights and helpful contributions towards how we comprehend sainthood in cultural, philosophical and spiritual terms.

Each essay specializes in the convergence of a selected author's paintings and their a number of (re)formulations of ‘saintliness' of their writings, even if this idea is at once expressed of their writings or no longer. generally, the purpose of the quantity is to enhance a severe engagement among every one authors' philosophical worldview and historic notions of sainthood, such that we're in a position to offering new understandings of what a ‘saint' may be stated to be in our international this present day.

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New Perspectives on Jewish-Christian Relations: In Honor of by Elisheva Carlebach, Jacob J. Schacter

By Elisheva Carlebach, Jacob J. Schacter

The fragile stability among toleration and repulsion of the Jews, a tiny minority dwelling in the Christian global, stands on the heart of experiences of faith and society. the advance of this tough courting on many degrees, theological, institutional, and person, is an issue of continuous relevance in spiritual background from old to modern contexts. This quantity, written by way of the best students of Jewish-Christian engagement, seeks to revisit the query in mild of latest resources and re-readings of older assets. The previous view of 2 implacable enemies combating for his or her model of fact, of Jews dwelling as insular pariahs inside a antagonistic global, the story of persecution through the robust of the vulnerable, has given solution to a way more nuanced figuring out of parts of congruence, of cultural, financial, and social interchange. the amount examines alterations within the Christian posture towards the Jews happening in a time and position of super cultural and non secular creativity in Western ecu society. It seeks to appreciate how Jews built-in components of Christian tradition into their very own. the quantity spans a number of the key turning issues within the Jewish-Christian courting and re-examines severe texts, non secular disputations, and cultural interactions.

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Islam: Questions And Answers - Manners (Part 2) by Muhammad Abdul-Rahman

By Muhammad Abdul-Rahman

This publication, Manners (Part 2), is the eighteenth quantity of a chain of authoritative Islamic books entitled Islam: Questions And Answers.This quantity offers with Relationships among the 2 genders, Manners of conversing With girls, Etiquette of desires, studying Quraan, Etiquette of Hospitality, Adaab al-Safar (Etiquette of Travel), Etiquette of Marriage, Brotherhood in Islam, Names and Nicknames the general sequence talk about matters proper to Islam, and current exact and trustworthy details in line with the genuine ideals and practices of the Prophet (Peace and benefits of Allaah be upon Him) and his partners. The targets of a few of the books include:(1) to educate and familiarize Muslims with numerous features in their religion(2) to be a resource for steering humans to Islam(3) to help in fixing the social and private difficulties of the Muslims in an Islamic contextThe books are directed in the direction of Muslims and non-Muslims alike. topic parts contain, yet should not constrained to, Islamic fiqh and jurisprudence, Islamic background, Islamic social legislation (including marriage, divorce, contracts, and inheritance), Islamic finance, simple tenets and aqeedah of the Islamic religion and tawheed, and Arabic grammar because it pertains to the Qur'an and Islamic texts.The books are compilations of questions and responses approximately Islam, from either Muslims and Non-Muslims. The responses are dealt with quite often by means of across the world re-nowned Islamic shaykhs and students, together with Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Katheer, al-Albaani, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, Ibn al-Jawzi, Ibn al-Qayyim, Al-'Izz ibn 'Abd al-Salaam, al-Nawawi, Shaykh 'Abd al-Kareem, al Khudayr, Al-Dhahabi, al -Qurtubi, Al-Sindi, al-Shawkaani and al-Bastawi utilizing purely genuine, scholarly assets in accordance with the Qur'an and sunnah. References are supplied the place acceptable within the responses.The booklet offers the reader with pass references of alternative pertinent responses now not unavoidably within the similar quantity, yet additionally in different volumes of the sequence. notwithstanding, each one quantity is entire in itself. The e-book files competently the solutions the contributing Sheikhs and students gave to the questions placed to them.

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Reason and Religion in the English Revolution: The Challenge by Sarah Mortimer

By Sarah Mortimer

This publication presents an important rereading of political and ecclesiastical advancements through the English Revolution, by way of integrating them into broader ecu discussions approximately Christianity and civil society. Sarah Mortimer unearths the level to which those discussions have been formed by means of the writing of the Socinians, a really influential crew of heterodox writers. She presents the 1st remedy of Socinianism in England for over fifty years, demonstrating the interaction among theological rules and political occasions during this interval in addition to the powerful highbrow connections among England and Europe. Royalists used Socinian rules to guard royal authority and the episcopal Church of britain from either Parliamentarians and Thomas Hobbes. yet Socinianism was once additionally vigorously denounced and, after the Civil Wars, this assault on Socinianism used to be crucial to efforts to construct a church below Cromwell and to supply toleration. the ultimate chapters offer a brand new account of the spiritual cost of the 1650s.

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