Der Jesuswahn Wie Die Christen Sich Ihren Gott Erschufen Die Entzauberung Einer Weltreligion Durch Die Wissenschaftliche Forschung Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Der Jesuswahn
Author: Heinz-Werner Kubitza
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828855970
Pages: 380
Year: 2012-07-19
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Die Bibel ist das am meisten überschätzte Buch der Weltliteratur, Jesus von Nazareth die am meisten überschätzte Person der Weltgeschichte. Mit solchen Thesen hinterfragt der Autor, selbst promovierter Theologe, die in Europa vorherrschende Weltreligion des Christentums. In gut lesbarer Form und nicht ohne Ironie wird gefragt, ob die Bibel denn tatsächlich ein gutes und ethisch wertvolles Buch sei, wie die Kirchen immer wieder behaupten, oder ob sich im Alten Testament nicht vielmehr ein zorniger Kriegsgott austobt und das Neue Testament für das Ende der Zeiten die Vernichtung aller Ungläubigen ankündigt. "Wer da glaubt und getauft wird, der soll selig werden, wer aber nicht glaubt, der soll verdammt werden." (Mk 16,16). Und es wird gefragt, ob sich die Kirchen denn zu Recht auf jenen Jesus von Nazareth berufen, den sie als Gottes Sohn verkündigen. Denn die wissenschaftliche Forschung hat längst erkannt, dass Jesus ein ganz anderer war und mit dem Jesus der Kirchen fast nichts gemein hat. Das Christentum bewegt sich in der Weltgeschichte ohne Fahrschein. Dieses Buch richtet sich sowohl an Gläubige und Anhänger der Kirchen, die sich nicht scheuen, auch mit unangenehmen Fakten konfrontiert zu werden, als auch an der Kirche Fernstehende, die immer schon vermutet hatten, dass mit dem Christentum etwas nicht stimmen kann.
Die NICHT gehaltene Rede des Papstes vor dem Deutschen Bundestag
Author: Johannes Rösler
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3844810579
Pages: 144
Year: 2012
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The End of Biblical Studies
Author: Hector Avalos
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 161592034X
Pages: 399
Year: 2007
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A bracing call for Ingersoll-style biblical studies: a relentless demonstration of the alien and offensive character of a book that some would use as a weapon to control the rest of us.--ROBERT M. PRICE, PhD, Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies, Johnnie Coleman Theological Seminary; Editor of the Journal of Higher Criticism, Author of The Reason-Driven Life and many other works... should be a required textbook in every academic class in biblical study .... I highly recommend this book to the general reader as a readable and reliable guide to understanding the important results of biblical research.--GERALD A. LARUE, Emeritus Professor of Biblical History and Archaeology, University of Southern California; Author of numerous books on biblical issues including Old Testament Life and Literature, Sex and the Bible, and Ancient Myth and Modern LifeIn this radical critique of his own academic specialty, biblical scholar Hector Avalos calls for an end to biblical studies as we know them. He outlines two main arguments for this surprising conclusion. First, academic biblical scholarship has clearly succeeded in showing that the ancient civilization that produced the Bible held beliefs about the origin, nature, and purpose of the world and humanity that are fundamentally opposed to the views of modern society. The Bible is thus largely irrelevant to the needs and concerns of contemporary human beings. Second, Avalos criticizes his colleagues for applying a variety of flawed and specious techniques aimed at maintaining the illusion that the Bible is still relevant in today's world. In effect, he accuses his profession of being more concerned about its self-preservation than about giving an honest account of its own findings to the general public and faith communities.Dividing his study into two parts, Avalos first examines the principal subdisciplines of biblical studies (textual criticism, archaeology, historical criticism, literary criticism, biblical theology, and translations) in order to show how these fields are still influenced by religiously motivated agendas despite claims to independence from religious premises. In the second part, he focuses on the infrastructure that supports academic biblical studies to maintain the value of the profession and the Bible. This infrastructure includes academia (public and private universities and colleges), churches, the media-publishing complex, and professional organizations such as the Society of Biblical Literature.In a controversial conclusion, Avalos argues that our world is best served by leaving the Bible as a relic of an ancient civilization instead of the living document most religionist scholars believe it should be. He urges his colleagues to concentrate on educating the broader society to recognize the irrelevance and even violent effects of the Bible in modern life.Hector Avalos (Ames, IA) is associate professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, the author of four books on biblical studies and religion, the former editor of the Journal for the Critical Study of Religion, and executive director of the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion.
The Bargello Book
Author: Frances Salter
ISBN: 0713679530
Pages: 74
Year: 2006-07
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This is a welcome reprint of Frances Salter's classic book on Bargello. Bargello is a canvaswork craft produced in wools and silks andcharacterised by parallel lines of straight stitches that producegeometric formations, often with remarkable 3D effects. Being quickerthan other forms of needlework and basically comprising repeatpatterns, it is a relatively simple technique to master. This bookcontains 34 stitch patterns of both traditional and modern patterns.All are carefully explained and graded according to difficulty to guidethe user and help build confidence and proficiency.
Conversations about the End of Time
Author: Stephen Jay Gould, Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean Delumeau
Publisher: Fromm International
ISBN: 0880642653
Pages: 256
Year: 2001-04-01
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Four intellectuals and scientists--Stephen Jay Gould, Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude CarriFre, and Jean Delumeau--share their reflections on millennial conciousness, probing the origins of apocalyptic fascination, prehistoric cataclysms like the extinction of the dinosaurs, and religious views on the subject. Reprint.
Plädoyer für Gott
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161503058
Pages: 108
Year: 2010
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English summary: In the modern period, the conception of religion in the West changed and became problematic. Theology is not providing us with explanations but inviting us to penetrate the transcendence that we call God and is beyond our understanding; our doctrines are not providing us with information about the divine but are essentially programmes for action, calling in particular for kenosis (self-emptying) and compassion (the ability to experience the other and dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world). Unless the mythoi of religion are translated into ritual or ethical compassionate action, they remain incomprehensible and opaque. Today we tend to read our scriptures with a literalism that is without parallel in the history of religion and this has made faith problematic for many; in the past, for example, nobody understood the first chapter of Genesis as a literal account of the origins of life. German description: Im Laufe der Moderne hat sich im Westen die Vorstellung des Religiosen gewandelt und ist so fur viele Menschen problematisch geworden. Eine Theologie, die Lehre von Gott sein will, stellt keine Erklarungen bereit, sondern ladt uns dazu ein, in die Transzendenz, die wir Gott nennen und die jenseits unseres Verstehens liegt, vorzudringen; eine solche Glaubenslehre bietet uns nicht Informationen uber das Gottliche, sondern fordert von uns Taten und verlangt vor allem kenosis (Selbstentausserung) und Anteilnahme (die Fahigkeit, den anderen wahrzunehmen und uns selbst zuruckzunehmen). Solange die Mythoi der Religion nicht in rituelle oder ethische humanitare Massnahmen ubersetzt werden, bleiben sie unverstandlich und undurchsichtig. Heute lesen wir heilige Schriften meist mit einem Ausmass an Literaturkritik, das keine Parallele in der Religionsgeschichte aufweist und das den Glauben fur viele Menschen zweifelhaft werden liess.
Der Pfaffenspiegel
Author: Otto Von Corvin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1533281785
Pages: 446
Year: 2016-05-16
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On Cats
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061981958
Pages: 256
Year: 2009-10-06
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Doris Lessing's love affair with cats began at a young age, when she became intrigued with the semiferal creatures on the African farm where she grew up. Her fascination with the handsome, domesticated creatures that have shared her flats and her life in London remained undiminished, and grew into real love with the awkwardly lovable El Magnifico, the last cat to share her home. On Cats is a celebrated classic, a memoir in which we meet the cats that have slunk and bullied and charmed their way into Doris Lessing's life. She tells their stories—their exploits, rivalries, terrors, affections, ancient gestures, and learned behaviors—with vivid simplicity. And she tells the story of herself in relation to cats: the way animals affect her and she them, and the communication that grows possible between them—a language of gesture and mood and desire as eloquent as the spoken word. No other writer conveys so truthfully the real interdependence of humans and cats or convinces us with such stunning recognition of the reasons why cats really matter.
Exodus 1-15
Author: Helmut Utzschneider, Wolfgang Oswald
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170225715
Pages: 360
Year: 2014-06
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This commentary interprets the first part of the book of Exodus, through 15:21. It features two approaches. On the one hand, the commentary interprets the final form of the traditional Hebrew text "synchronically" by means of form criticism and modern literary methods. On the other hand, it "diachronically" reconstructs the predecessors of the final form, from its origins in an exodus composition that opposes political domination to the text's final form as a dramatic narrative about the transfer of sovereignty from the Pharaoh to the God of Israel. Concluding syntheses examine the relationship between these two interpretive approaches while adding reflections on traditional and contemporary concerns.
A Moral Reckoning
Author: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307424448
Pages: 416
Year: 2007-12-18
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With his first book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen dramatically revised our understanding of the role ordinary Germans played in the Holocaust. Now he brings his formidable powers of research and argument to bear on the Catholic Church and its complicity in the destruction of European Jewry. What emerges is a work that goes far beyond the familiar inquiries—most of which focus solely on Pope Pius XII—to address an entire history of hatred and persecution that culminated, in some cases, in an active participation in mass-murder. More than a chronicle, A Moral Reckoning is also an assessment of culpability and a bold attempt at defining what actions the Church must take to repair the harm it did to Jews—and to repair itself. Impressive in its scholarship, rigorous in its ethical focus, the result is a book of lasting importance. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Origins of the Sexual Impulse
Author: Colin Wilson
Pages: 282
Year: 1966
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The Resurrection of Jesus
Author: Pinchas Lapide
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 157910908X
Pages: 160
Year: 2002-03-12
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I accept the resurrection of Jesus not as an invention of the community of disciples, but as an historical event.Ó When a leading orthodox Jew makes such a declaration, its significance can hardly be overstated. Pinchas Lapide is a rabbi and theologian who has specialized in the study of the New Testament. In this book he convincingly shows that an irreducible minimum of experience underlies the New Testament account of the resurrection, however much of the details of the narrative may be open to objection. He maintains that life after death is part of the Jewish faith experience, and that it is Jesus' messiahship, not his resurrection, which marks the division between Christianity and Judaism. Dr. Lapide quotes Moses Maimonides, the greatest Jewish thinker, in his support: All these matters which refer to Jesus of Nazareth...only served to make the way free for the King Messiah and to prepare the whole world for the worship of God with a united heart.Ó
Conversations with God, an Uncommon Dialogue
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1571745718
Pages: 409
Year: 2008
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Expanded to incorporate the author's observations about "truths of the highest order" and the "challenges and opportunities of the soul," a third entry in the best-selling series covers a wide range of topics including the nature of God, human culture and the spirituality of life in other regions of the universe.
50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God
Author: Guy P. Harrison
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615920048
Pages: 354
Year: 2009-09-18
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Many books that challenge religious belief from a skeptical point of view take a combative tone that is almost guaranteed to alienate believers or they present complex philosophical or scientific arguments that fail to reach the average reader. This is undoubtably an ineffective way of encouraging people to develop critical thinking about religion. This unique approach to skepticism presents fifty commonly heard reasons people often give for believing in a God and then raises legitimate questions regarding these reasons, showing in each case that there is much room for doubt. Whether you're a believer, a complete skeptic, or somewhere in between, you'll find this review of traditional and more recent arguments for the existence of God refreshing, approachable, and enlightening. From religion as the foundation of morality to the authority of sacred books, the compelling religious testimony of influential people, near-death experiences, arguments from Intelligent Design, and much more, Harrison respectfully describes each rationale for belief and then politely shows the deficiencies that any good skeptic would point out. As a journalist who has traveled widely and interviewed many highly accomplished people, quite a number of whom are believers, the author appreciates the variety of belief and the ways in which people seek to make religion compatible with scientific thought. Nonetheless, he shows that, despite the prevalence of belief in God or religious belief in intelligent people, in the end there are no unassailable reasons for believing in a God. For skeptics looking for appealing ways to approach their believing friends or believers who are not afraid to consider a skeptical challenge, this book makes for very stimulating reading. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Real Case Against the Jews
Author: Marcus Eli Ravage
ISBN: 0244080399
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