April DeConick offers a new translation of the Gospel of Judas, one which seriously challenges the National Geographic interpretation of a good Judas.
What the Gospel of Judas Really Says
Author: April D. DeConick
Publisher: A&C Black
This wonderfully creative story of the life and times of the Apostle Paul also features the saga of a fictitious but special sacred quill handed down from generation to generation by the holy men of Israel to write the Holy Scriptures. Bible students and adults of all ages will find this Bible tale very heart warming and will leave you wondering about the Quill: Where is it now? This saga of Paul's life is loosely structured after the accounts found in the Bible, but the tale of the sacred quill is intended exclusively for the fun of your imagination. While all of the missing pieces of Paul's life are filled in with my own personal guess work, the integrity of the Holy Scripture is never compromised. In this story, you will have the benefit of moving back and forth through time, enabling you to see and relate to how life should be again with a little courage and obedience. The Thirteenth Apostle and the Sacred Quill is Biblically based and is intended to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ through the trials and tribulations of that great Jewish Apostle to the Gentiles named Saul of Tarsus, or Paul. The concept behind this story was spawn from the debate of who actually replaced Judas-Iscariot. The Apostle Paul was chosen by Jesus Christ Himself to be the Apostle of the Gentiles, while Matthias was chosen by the Apostles to complete the number twelve. The debate comes through the silence of the Scriptures. God never mentioned in the book of Acts that He wanted the Apostles to choose another man on their own. But they did it anyway, choosing between two different men. It was conceivably possible that they even casted the lots of the Urim and the Thummim to help them make their choice. Consider carefully, for if there were two men to choose from, and they had to throw lots to determine their choice, then how could it be God's doing without the High Priest to do it? Do you actually believe that the name of Matthias is found in the Foundation Wall of that great city "New Jerusalem" as mentioned in Revelation 21:14 over the name of Paul? With the exception of Bible Scriptures spoken by Biblical Characters, no part of this adventure story is intended to be 100% accurate. May God bless you and keep you, and may His face shine upon you. May you come to the knowledge of the truth, which is seen in the face of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen!
Author: Steven C Millhorn
Author: William Albin Garratt
This volume in honour of Prof. Dr. Johannes van Oort offers a rich variety of in-depth studies on Augustine, Manichaeism, and other Gnostic currents, thus reflecting the rich variety of the honorand’s research interests.
Studies for Johannes Van Oort at Sixty
Author: J. van (Johannes) Oort,Jacob Albert van den Berg
Since its first appearance in 1980, Documents for the Study of the Gospels has been a welcome and highly regarded sourcebook for the study of the historical environment of the Gospels, introducing religious, philosophical, and literary texts comparable to various aspects of the Gospels and illuminating their genre and the subgenres included in them. In this edition, David R. Cartlidge has added new discoveries (including the Gospel of Mary Magdala and the Gospel of Judas) and previously known texts from the Greco-Roman world that shed light on the Gospels (including Augustus’s Res Gestae). He has updated introductions to texts throughout the book in light of contemporary scholarship and illustrated the texts with a rich repertoire of images from the ancient world and from the cultural reception of the Gospels through centuries of Christian interpretation. The result is an inviting and intriguing treasure that will enrich every student’s appreciation of the New Testament Gospels and early Christianity.
Author: David R. Cartlidge,David L. Dungan
Publisher: Fortress Press
Author: Robert Eldridge Aris WILLMOTT
From the peace of rural Aberdeenshire to the horrors of the Western Front, a moving semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the classic Scots Quair trilogy.
Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: B & W Pub
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Kann Gott in einem skeptischen Zeitalter wiederbelebt werden? Was wäre nötig, um den Menschen ein spirituelles Leben zu geben, kraftvoller als alles, was es in der Vergangenheit je gab? Deepak Chopra greift diese Fragen mit Eloquenz und Tiefe in seinem neuen Buch auf. Sein überzeugender Rat: Gott an der Quelle des menschlichen Bewusstseins zu suchen. Er findet sich in jedem von uns selbst und mit ihm auch die Kraft, das eigene Leben zu verwandeln. Gott ist in Schwierigkeiten. Mit dem Aufstieg des militanten Atheismus, einer aggressiv-polemischen Bewegung angeführt von Richard Dawkins, haben viele Menschen resigniert und sich der Idee gebeugt, dass Gott ein überholter Mythos in der modernen Welt sei. Die Argumente scheinen zu stark. Doch tief in sich spüren sie eine andere Wahrheit und die unerschütterliche Sehnsucht nach höherem Sinn, nach einer Gegenwart Gottes. Deepak Chopra widerspricht den Argumenten jener atheistischen Bewegung mit Kompetenz und Leidenschaft. Vielmehr sieht er im Hier und Jetzt die perfekte Zeit für eine neue Spiritualität, die vor allem eines sein sollte: verlässliche Erkenntnis einer höheren Wirklichkeit. Indem er einen Weg zu Gott skizziert, der den Unglauben zu einem ersten Schritt des Erwachens macht, zeigt Chopra uns, dass die Krise des Glaubens wie Feuer ist, durch das wir hindurch müssen auf dem Weg zur Kraft, Wahrheit und Liebe. Auch in der Wissenschaft haben sich längst Dogmen etabliert, an denen zu rütteln das Ende der eigenen Karriere bedeuten kann. "Doch im Gegensatz zu religiösen Fundamentalisten sind sich wissenschaftliche Ideologen nicht bewusst, dass ihre Weltsicht allein auf Glauben basiert. Sie meinen, sie kennen die Wahrheit. Sie glauben, die Wissenschaft habe die wesentlichen Fragen bereits gelöst." So hat Szientismus die schädliche Wirkung, jede Art von Denken und Forschung zu unterdrücken, die nicht den etablierten Richtlinien entspricht. "Der Glaube muss zum Wohle aller bewahrt werden", schreibt Chopra.
Eine praktische Annäherung an die Spiritualität für unsere Zeit
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Driediger Verlag
die abenteuerliche Entdeckung und Entschlüsselung des Evangeliums des Judas Iskarioth
Author: Herbert Krosney
Category: Spiritual healing
The Text Conformable to that of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. With a Complete Concordance and the Psalms of David in Metre. Copious Marginal References, Chronological Tables, and Many Important and Useful Aids to the Study of the Holy Scriptures ...
This volume of 'Contemporary authors new revision series' brings you information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers ap
Author: Linda Metzger,Deborah A. Straub,Peter M. Gareffa
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jane McNally, who spent most of her life in India, uncovers the problem of abuse in Indian Christian homes with accuracy and authority as well as with pain and passion. The outlined Bible studies help the reader to understand the true biblical and God-given relationship of woman and man, which is the only hope for the redemption of family life, in India and the world.
Author: Jane Macnally
Publisher: William Carey Library
Category: Family & Relationships
Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing is an updated and expanded edition of a valuable guide to writing for film and television. Mr. Vale takes the aspiring writer through every phase of a film's development, from the original concept to the final shooting script. Teachers of the craft as well as writers and directors have acclaimed it as one of the best books ever written on how to write a screenplay. This book combines practical advice for the aspiring or established writer with a lucid overview of the unique features of this most contemporary art form, distinguishing film and video from other media and other kinds of storytelling. It teaches the reader to think in terms of the camera and gives practical advice on the realities of filmmaking. At the same time, Vale, who began his own career as a scriptwriter for the great French director Jean Renoir, provides a solid grounding in the history of drama from the Classical Greek theater through the great cinematic works of the twentieth century. Both philosophical and pragmatic, this is a very readable book for students and active professionals who want to improve their writing skills, and for film enthusiasts interested in knowing more about what they see on the screen. Mr. Vale is that rare combination, a practitioner of great experience who can offer a lucid explanation of his craft. Eugene Vale was born in Switzerland and began his career in France in the 1930s. He was an award-winning novelist, film and TV scriptwriter and teacher, whose works include the bestselling novel The Thirteenth Apostle and the scripts for Francis of Assisi, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and The Second Face. He also worked in many other areas of the motion picture industry, including directing, producing, cutting, distribution and finance. His archives are held by Boston University and University of Southern California. Mr. Vale died in 1997, shortly after he completed the updated version of this handbook.
Author: Eugene Vale
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
Category: American literature