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The Encyclopaedia Of Middle Eastern Mythology And Religion

Author : Jan Knappert
ISBN : UOM:49015002844430
Genre : Religion
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Identifies important concepts, individuals, places, and events in Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith

Myths Rituals And Beliefs In Himachal Pradesh

Author : Molu Ram Thakur
ISBN : 8173870713
Genre : Himachal Pradesh (India)
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The Western Himalaya Is The Home Of Vedic Saints, Gods And Goddesses And Of God-Fearing And Honest People Who Have Respect For All Religions. This Book Deals With Their Folklore, Beliefs And Superstitions And Traditions.

Mythology Of The People Of Sikkim

Author : J. R. Subba
ISBN : 8121210232
Genre : Folklore
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Mythology is a miscellaneous collection of old tales and legends which embraces all of what we now call religion, science and philosophy (natural moral and metaphysical). The Myths are the spiritual instructions of our forefathers. The mythical stories are not entertainment stories or folk-tales; because they can be told only at certain times of the year and under certain conditions. The belief systems of all the 14 (fourteen) mountain tribes and races of Sikkim were sandwiched between the faith of Buddhism from the north and Hinduism from the west in the beginning; and then Christianity from the south mainly during the chiefdom periods of Sikkim (1642-1975 A.D.) and Nepal (1769-2008 A.D.); affecting their indigenous belief systems tremendously. Today, the different tribes and races of Sikkim have awakened not against anybody else but themselves from within and have started rediscovering their own belief systems and traditions. Many of these hill tribes or races have adopted many well developed religions of the world with insignificant traces of their own within it. This book is an attempt to collect the valuable information of these lesser known oriental Belief System or Religion and Mythologies of the different ethnic mountain people of Sikkim for the first time for further research and development.

Man Myth Magic Egyp Fig

Author : Richard Cavendish
ISBN : NWU:35556025207788
Genre : Mythology
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Celtic Mythology And Religion

Author : Alexander Macbain
ISBN : OXFORD:303892205
Genre : Celts
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Classical Approaches To The Study Of Religion

Author : Jacques Waardenburg
ISBN : 9783110800722
Genre : Religion
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Northern Mythology

Author : Benjamin Thorpe
ISBN : 1840225017
Genre : Legends
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This text is a comprehensive range of stories that reflects the rich mythological traditions of Scandinavia, North Germany and the Netherlands, encompassing the breadth of the Eddas and the Sagas, the works of Odinic faith and a full examination of folklore traditions.

Greek Myths And Christian Mystery

Author : Hugo Rahner
ISBN : 0819602701
Genre : Religion
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Selected Essays On Language Mythology And Religion

Author : Friedrich Max Müller
ISBN : NYPL:33433068182504
Genre : Language and languages
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The Mythology Of Science

Author : R. J. Rushdoony
ISBN : 9781879998261
Genre : Science
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The "mythology" of science is its religious devotion to the myth of evolution. In evolution, man is the highest expression of intelligence and reason, and such thinking will not yield itself to submission to a God it views as a human cultural creation, useful, if at all, only in a cultural context. Views of origins are dependent on faith, and one's position speaks much as to one's religious tenets. Evolutionary faith, however, cannot tolerate any view of the natural world or science that places it under another faith, such as the Christian belief in a sovereign causative God. Darwin gave an ostensibly scientific justification for man's rebellion against God. He put men at the top of the evolutionary ladder, allowing them to believe they had realized Satan's lure to Adam and Eve and become "as gods, knowing [determining] good and evil" (Genesis 3:5). We can attack the science of evolution all we want, but the battle for our faith, true science, and our culture is a religious one over the nature of truth. Evolution is a religious faith that has become entrenched as a presupposition of modern thought. For Christians to argue about the "unproven" nature of the evolutionary hypothesis or the circular reasoning of its thought is of some value, but the essential issue is that two opposing religious faiths are in conflict. Evolution is popular because it is such a useful paradigm to sinful men; it dispenses with God as a prerequisite of all things. But Christianity as a religious faith depends not on proofs that are constructions of man's fallen mind, but on the reality of an almighty God who reveals Himself to us by grace. Christianity, too, depends on circular reasoning: we even begin and end with faith in God and His revelation. The purpose of this book (first published in 1967) is to define the nature of the opposing religious systems of thought, Christian creationism and Darwinism (in its various forms). It is a call to urge Christians to stand firm for Biblical six-day creationism as a fundamental aspect of their faith in the Creator.

Book Of Edward Christian Mythology

Author : Edward G. Palmer
ISBN : 9780976883326
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Today, Christianity is steeped in mythology and Christians are unwittingly headed towards Hell instead of Heaven. They are far away from God and HIS Word. How would you answer these three questions: 1) Do you pray to Jesus? 2) Do you worship Jesus? 3) Do you give all the glory to Jesus? If you've answered yes to even one, you do not know God, HIS only human begotten Son or HIS Word. Many Christians have been programmed with mythology as explained in 2 Timothy and 2 Thessalonians. However, Jesus taught: 1) Pray to God the Father [Matthew 6:6]. 2) Worship only God the Father [Matthew 4:10]. 3) That he comes in his Father's glory [Mark 8:38]. Inside Volume III (Itching Christian Ears), you'll learn that prophecy is fulfilled in Christianity today through the apostate teachings on healing, who owns the church, tithing, abortion, sexuality, and politics. You'll also learn why it is mythology that everyone gets to go to Heaven. Let Scripture educate your heart. Volume III of a four volume set that deals with Faith, Prophecy and Christology. Over 1367 Scriptures are cited and there are 238 illustrations/tables/lists in the entire four volume set.

Film As Religion Second Edition

Author : John C. Lyden
ISBN : 9781479802074
Genre : Performing Arts
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Argues that popular films perform a religious function in our culture The first edition of Film as Religion was one of the first texts to develop a framework for the analysis of the religious function of films for audiences. Like more formal religious institutions, films can provide us with ways to view the world and the values to confront it. Lyden argues that the cultural influence of films is analogous to that of religions, so that films can be understood as representing a “religious” worldview in their own right. Thoroughly updating his examples, Lyden examines a range of film genres and individual films, from The Godfather to The Hunger Games to Frozen, to show how film can function religiously.

True Myth

Author : James W. Menzies
ISBN : 9781630874629
Genre : Religion
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Each generation asks in its own way, "What does it mean to be human?" In True Myth, James Menzies addresses this question by exploring myth and religion in the thinking of mythologist Joseph Campbell and Oxford don C. S. Lewis. Joseph Campbell understood Christianity as comprised of mythical themes similar to those in other religious and secular myths. Admitting that certain portions of the biblical record are historical, he taught the theological and miraculous aspects as symbolic, as stories in which the reader discovers what it means to be human today. C. S. Lewis defined Christianity, and being truly human, as a relationship between the personal Creator and his creation mediated through faith in his son, Jesus Christ. In contrast to Campbell, Lewis took the theological and miraculous literally. Although Lewis understood how one could see symbolism and lessons for life in miraculous events, he believed they were more than symbolic and indeed took place in human history. Not only does Menzies consider the ways Campbell and Lewis utilize myth in answering the question for their generation, but he also probes the influence and presence of myth in philosophy, media, ethics, history, literature, art, music, and religion in a contemporary context, thus helping readers consider answers for their own age.

Christ In Egypt

Author : D. M. Murdock
ISBN : 9780979963117
Genre : History
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This comparative religion book contains a startling perspective of the extraordinary history of the Egyptian religion and its profound influence upon the later Christian faith. The text demonstrates that the popular god Horus and Jesus possessed many characteristics and attributes in common.

Mythology Among The Hebrews And Its Historical Development Tr With Additions By The Author By R Martineau Followed By Appendix Two Essays By H Steinthal

Author : Ignácz Goldziher
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Mythology Among The Hebrews And Its Historical Development

Author : Ignác Goldziher
ISBN : WISC:89094610508
Genre : Jewish mythology
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Myth Faith And Hermeneutics

Author : Raimon Panikkar
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039774018
Genre : Religion
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A Credible Christianity

Author : Walter Kania, Ph.D.
ISBN : 1452028338
Genre : Philosophy
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A Syrian poet noted that, “The world holds two classes of men — intelligent men without religion and religious men without intelligence.” A Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Steven Weinberg said, “Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” Could they both be right? Or is it possible that we could have a Christianity that is intelligible, believable, and credible? In order for that to be true we would need to rescue our traditional notions and practice of the Christian faith from its ancient, fraudulent time warp. We need to help it remove itself from the cultural trance in which it exists, and the faulty beliefs which it holds. We continue to survive on and promote an ancient, discredited history of Jesus and the Church. The secular and Biblical Scholarship of the last 200 years has been largely ignored in today’s Christian beliefs and practices. What we have today in Christianity is a distorted, disfigured and fraudulent hero of the Christian faith. We have numbed and parked our mental faculties regarding the historic knowledge of our religion, and the truthful, accurate, and proper exercise or practice of our religion. A Credible Christianity provides you with the best and latest scholarship, behavioral research, and psychological insight. Galileo, a hero of the Renaissance who was accused of sacrilege in his day said, “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.” Visit his website:

Myth Ritual And Religion

Author : Andrew Lang
ISBN : HARVARD:32044054090782
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Myth, Ritual, and Religion is a classic mythology studies text by Andrew Lang. When this book first appeared (1886), the philological school of interpretation of religion and myth, being then still powerful in England, was criticised and opposed by the author. In Science, as on the Turkish throne of old, "Amurath to Amurath succeeds"; the philological theories of religion and myth have now yielded to anthropological methods. The centre of the anthropological position was the "ghost theory" of Mr. Herbert Spencer, the "Animistic" theory of Mr. E. R. Tylor, according to whom the propitiation of ancestral and other spirits leads to polytheism, and thence to monotheism. In the second edition (1901) of this work the author argued that the belief in a "relatively supreme being," anthropomorphic was as old as, and might be even older, than animistic religion. When this book first appeared (1886), the philological school of interpretation of religion and myth, being then still powerful in England, was criticised and opposed by the author. In Science, as on the Turkish throne of old, "Amurath to Amurath succeeds"; the philological theories of religion and myth have now yielded to anthropological methods. The centre of the anthropological position was the "ghost theory" of Mr. Herbert Spencer, the "Animistic" theory of Mr. E. R. Tylor, according to whom the propitiation of ancestral and other spirits leads to polytheism, and thence to monotheism. In the second edition (1901) of this work the author argued that the belief in a "relatively supreme being," anthropomorphic was as old as, and might be even older, than animistic religion. This theory he exhibited at greater length, and with a larger collection of evidence, in his Making of Religion. Since 1901, a great deal of fresh testimony as to what Mr. Howitt styles the "All Father" in savage and barbaric religions has accrued. As regards this being in Africa, the reader may consult the volumes of the New Series of the Journal of the Anthropological Institute, which are full of African evidence, not, as yet, discussed, to my knowledge, by any writer on the History of Religion. As late as Man, for July, 1906, No. 66, Mr. Parkinson published interesting Yoruba legends about Oleron, the maker and father of men, and Oro, the Master of the Bull Roarer.

Myth And Religion Or An Enquiry Into Their Nature And Relations

Author : William Nicolson
Genre : Myth
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