Whose Word is It

Whose Word is It Author Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN-10 9781847063144
Year 2008
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher A&C Black

Leading biblical scholar Bart Ehrman reveals the many challenging and even disturbing early variations of our cherished biblical stories.

Misquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus Author Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN-10 9780061977022
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible. Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.

The Gnostic Bible

The Gnostic Bible Author Willis Barnstone
ISBN-10 0834824140
Year 2009-06-30
Pages 896
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications

Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE—with earlier antecedents and later flourishings—whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions—and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading.

Whose Bible Is It

Whose Bible Is It Author Jaroslav Pelikan
ISBN-10 0143036777
Year 2006-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Penguin

A history of the Bible traces its evolution from an oral testament to its numerous modern iterations and translations, discussing such topics as the canonization of different versions, the adoption of certain books by religions and sects, and the varying schools of critical scholarship that exist today. Reprint.

Whose Garments Are You Wearing

Whose Garments Are You Wearing Author Elizabeth Johnson
ISBN-10 9781469102306
Year 2009-06-09
Pages 51
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation

Who Am I? In this journey called life, as women we have lost ourselves and no longer are we the women that God created us to be, instead we have become many things to fit the many situations in which we have found ourselves in. For some it’s been a way of escape, and for others it’s been a defense against the pain and concerns of the situation. But God wants to unclothe you of all those heavy garments and clothe you with himself. In other words, his desire is to set you free so that you can be who he has created you to be: a woman with a name, a woman with a God-given destiny, a woman with purpose awaiting you in and throughout your journey. So open up your heart as you turn through these pages, and allow God to set you free and reposition you in your place of complete abandonment to him as you find yourself in him.

The Spurgeon Series 1855 1856

The Spurgeon Series 1855   1856 Author Charles H. Spurgeon
ISBN-10 9781614581895
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 1500
Language en
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group

Known as the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon was among the most prolific and influential pastors of the 19th century. Characterized by profound insights and a passionate call for personal relationships with Christ, Spurgeon's work has stood the tests of time. Beloved even today, Spurgeon's sermons offer you the opportunity to grow in your own faith in a conveniently digital format, designed for your busy life on the go! Updated into modern language, with helpful explanatory footnotes, the text has been carefully proofed to ensure the highest quality and accuracy. Brought to you by the editors who translated the landmark work, Annals of the World, this first series of digital releases from the Spurgeon sermon collection is for the years 1855 and 1856 in one convenient digital file at an unbeatable price! All sermons are unabridged and include references to make it convenient for you to extend your Spurgeon studies. Easy to read and hard to forget, these are sermons of substance that will impact your life today!

Who in Fact You Really Are

Who  in Fact  You Really Are Author Cosmic Awareness
Year 2008-10
Pages 780
Language en
Publisher Cosmic Awareness

Ever wonder about the meaning of life? Why we're here? What the Universe is all about? The force that expressed itself through Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Edgar Cayce and other great avatars who served as channels for what is commonly referred to as God communicates again today as the world begins to enter a period of Spiritual Ascension with a new consciousness and awareness. This force, which refers to itself as Cosmic Awareness, has dictated this book as a set of 144 carefully structured lessons that took over 10 years to create. They are designed to lead you, step by step, from where you are to where you want to be. This amazing information begins with Cosmic Awareness explaining what It is, how the Universe was created, and leads you through birth, childhood, adulthood, magic, sex, death and far beyond into other dimensions - explaining all of the mysterious "Secrets of the Universe" that everyone is looking for the absolute answer of "Who, In Fact, You Really Are."

A Scriptural Discussion of Light

A Scriptural Discussion of Light Author Allen J. Fletcher
ISBN-10 1599550326
Year 2007-05-01
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Cedar Fort

D&C 84:45For the WORD of the Lord is TRUTH, and whatsoever is TRUTH is LIGHT, and whatsoever is LIGHT is SPIRIT, even the SPIRIT of Jesus Christ.From the celebrated CES author Allen J. Fletcher comes this book about two fictitious couples who discover new depths in the scriptures. As they learn and discuss gospel concepts, they realize that they haven't discovered new doctrines or revelations after all - they've simply uncovered what is already there!Many of us read the scriptures faithfully but fail to reap the nourishment that lies within each verse. We don't recognize that many key words in scripture hold deep, underlying meaning. Use this easy-to-read study on the meaning and use of light in scripture to enrich your spiritual understanding.With the help of a Scriptural Discussion of Light, you can delve into both the symbolism and the literal meaning of the key words in scripture. and through your study, these key words will yield a bounteous harvest of understanding that will intrigue your mind and nurture your soul.Now you too can learn how to discover insights in the scriptures. Deepen your comprehension of and appreciation for the beautiful truths of the gospel by learning the scriptural meaning of light.

Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport

Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport Author George McArtney Phillips
ISBN-10 9780387255286
Year 2005-07-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

Compared to other popular math books, there is more algebraic manipulation, and more applications of algebra in number theory and geometry Presents an exciting variety of topics to motivate beginning students May be used as an introductory course or as background reading