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Author: Joseph R. Rosenbloom
Publisher: Sts. Jude imPress
Keywords: approach, secular, bible, secret
Number of Pages: 204
Published: 2006-11
ISBN-10: 0976659956
ISBN-13: 9780976659952

The basic thesis of The Secret Bible: A Secular Approach to the Bible is that the traditions which comprise the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) were in their original form secular. It was only later when the existence of the Jewish people was threatened that the texts that made up the Bible were religionized, that is, God was made the center of the stories and histories and was seen as the single, all-powerful deity who had a special relationship to the Jewish people. Before the Bible was religionized, Israelite society was much like the others in the ancient Middle East with a secular govern

Author: Peter Jan Margry
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: itineraries, sacred, new, world, pilgrimage, modern, shrines
Number of Pages: 364
Published: 2008-12-15
ISBN-10: 9089640118
ISBN-13: 9789089640116

The modern pilgrimage—to sites ranging from Graceland to the veterans’ annual ride to to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Jim Morrison’s Paris grave—is intertwined with man’s existential uncertainties in the face of a rapidly changing world. In a climate that reproduces the religious quest in seemingly secular places, it’s no longer clear exactly what the term pilgrimage infers—and Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World critiques our notions of the secular and the sacred, while commenting on the modern media’s multiplication of images that renders the modern pilgrimage a qu

Author: Katherine Marshall
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: work, together, soul, heart, faith, mind, development
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 2007-07
ISBN-10: 0821371738
ISBN-13: 9780821371732

The faith and development nexus is both a promising new focus for secular development agencies and a historic reality: for centuries, world faiths and individuals inspired by their faith have played many roles in social change and social welfare. Secular development agencies have largely operated in parallel to the world of faith-motivated development. The World Bank began in the late 1990s to explore ways in which faith and development are connected. The issue was not and is not about religion, but about the recognition that some of the best experts on development are faith leaders living and

Author: R.L. Dabney
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
Keywords: education, secular
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 1996-06-01
ISBN-10: 1885767196
ISBN-13: 9781885767196

Author: A. V. Korotaev
Publisher: Editorial URSS
Keywords: millennial, trends, cycles, secular, social, macrodynamics, introduction
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 5484005590
ISBN-13: 9785484005598

Author: A. V. Korotaev
Publisher: Editorial URSS
Keywords: millennial, trends, africa, cycles, secular, social, macrodynamics, introduction
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 5484005604
ISBN-13: 9785484005604

Author: Phillip E. Hammond
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: study, religion, scientific, revision, secular, sacred
Number of Pages: 394
Published: 1985
ISBN-10: 0520053435
ISBN-13: 9780520053434
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