Lamb Special Gift Ed

Lamb Special Gift Ed
Author: Christopher Moore
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-10-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780061438592

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Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have read—and reread—Christopher Moore's irreverent, iconoclastic, and divinely funny tale of the early life of Jesus Christ as witnessed by his boyhood pal Levi bar Alphaeus (a.k.a. Biff). Now, in this special (check out the cool red ribbon marker, gilt-edged pages, and gold lettering) gift edition of Christopher Moore's bestselling Lamb, you, too, can find out what really happened between the manger and the Sermon on the Mount. And, in a new afterword written expressly for this edition, Christopher Moore addresses some of the most frequently asked questions he's received from readers since Lamb's initial publication, about the book and himself. Fresh, funny, poignant, and wise, this special gift edition of Lamb is cause for rejoicing among readers everywhere.

Lamb

Lamb
Author: Christopher Moore
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061798231

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Everyone knows about the immaculate conception and the crucifixion. But what happened to Jesus between the manger and the Sermon on the Mount? In this hilarious and bold novel, the acclaimed Christopher Moore shares the greatest story never told: the life of Christ as seen by his boyhood pal, Biff. Just what was Jesus doing during the many years that have gone unrecorded in the Bible? Biff was there at his side, and now after two thousand years, he shares those good, bad, ugly, and miraculous times. Screamingly funny, audaciously fresh, Lamb rivals the best of Tom Robbins and Carl Hiaasen, and is sure to please this gifted writer’s fans and win him legions more.

Lamb

Lamb
Author: Christopher Moore
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages:
Release: 2003-11-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780606296434

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A humorous, speculative novel fills in the lost years of Jesus' life, told from the perspective of Biff, his childhood best friend.

The Magi

The Magi
Author: Eric Vanden Eykel
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2022-10-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1506473733

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The Magi examines the Magi story, its enrichments and expansions in apocryphal writing and early Christian preaching, its artistic expressions, and its modern legacy in writing and music. The book explores the fascination the Magi story elicits in both ancient and modern readers and what the legacy tells us about its storytellers--and ourselves.

Fakes Forgeries and Fictions

Fakes  Forgeries  and Fictions
Author: Tony Burke
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2017-05-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1532603738

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Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions examines the possible motivations behind the production of apocryphal Christian texts. Did the authors of Christian apocrypha intend to deceive others about the true origins of their writings? Did they do so in a way that is distinctly different from New Testament scriptural writings? What would phrases like "intended to deceive" or "true origins" even mean in various historical and cultural contexts? The papers in this volume, presented in September 2015 at York University in Toronto, discuss texts from as early as second-century papyrus fragments to modern apocrypha such as tales of Jesus in India in the nineteenth-century Life of Saint Issa. The highlights of the collection include a keynote address by Bart Ehrman ("Apocryphal Forgeries: The Logic of Literary Deceit") and a panel discussion on the Gospel of Jesus' Wife, reflecting on what reactions to this particular text--primarily on biblioblogs--can tell us about the creation, transmission, and reception of apocryphal Christian literature. The eye-opening papers presented at the panel caution and enlighten readers about the ethics of studying unprovenanced texts, the challenges facing female scholars both in the academy and online, and the shifting dynamics between online and traditional print scholarship.

The Gospel According to the Novelist

The Gospel According to the Novelist
Author: Magdalena Maczynska
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-08-27
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1780935781

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Why have so many prominent literary authors-from Philip Pullman and José Saramago to Michèle Roberts and Colm Tóibím-recently rewritten the canonical story of Jesus Christ? What does that say about our supposedly secular age? In this insightful study, Magdalena Maczynska defines and examines the genre of scriptural metafiction: novels that not only transform religious texts but also draw attention to these transformations. In addition to providing rich examples and close readings, Maczynska positions literary studies within interdisciplinary debates about religion and secularity. Her book demonstrates a surprising turn of events: even as contemporary novelists deconstruct the traditional categories of “secular” and “sacred” writing, they open up new spaces for scripture in contemporary culture.

Besides the Bible

Besides the Bible
Author: Dan Gibson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2012-01-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 083085858X

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How do you decide what to read? Dan Gibson, Jordan Green and John Pattison have created this tool to make your choices easier. Besides the Bible is a guide to the wide array of great books that they believe every Christian should read—the ones that matter to the church and the world.

Those Outside

Those Outside
Author: George Aichele
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2005-11-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780567026507

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Uses film and literature to engage the biblical texts and demonstrates the ways that the boundaries of canons are artificial and unhelpful. >

The Witness of the Magi The Meaning of the Visitors from the East in Art and Culture

The Witness of the Magi  The Meaning of the Visitors from the East in Art and Culture
Author: Christopher Silva
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2018-12-20
Genre: Magi
ISBN: 0359306837

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Looking to discuss the purpose of the Magi in the Gospel this book turns to tradition and iconography and draws conclusions about the Magi in the religious imaginations of Christians from the earliest times of Christianity until the Protestant Reformation, as well as, considers what the Magi could possibly mean for today.The Magi become more than simple characters on a page, and communicate a larger truth to the people of every age. Whether they existed as three men, two men, a caravan of peoples, or literary devices, the Magi communicate a deep desire for something outside of ourselves. They call for change and renewal in the lives of people in the act of giving to something much more then themselves.

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus
Author: Delbert Burkett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2013-11-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1118724100

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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy

The Bible in the American Short Story

The Bible in the American Short Story
Author: Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1474237177

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The Bible in the American Short Story examines Biblical influences in the post-World War II American short story. In a series of accessible chapters, Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg and Peter S. Hawkins offer close-readings of short stories by leading contemporary writers such as Flannery O'Connor, Allegra Goodman, Tobias Wolff and Kirstin Valdez Quade that highlight the biblical passages that they reference. Exploring episodes from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament and both Jewish and Christian heritages, this book is an important contribution to understanding the influence of the Bible in contemporary literature.

The Quest for the Fictional Jesus

The Quest for the Fictional Jesus
Author: Margaret E Ramey
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-03-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0718845803

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For almost two millennia, Jesus' story has been retold in various forms and fashions but in the last century a new way of reimagining the man from Galilee has sprung up in the form of novels about the life ofJesus. While the novels themselves are asvaried as their authors, this work aims to introduce readers to some common literary strategies and theological agendas found in this phenomenon by surveying a few prominent examples. It also explores the question of what happens when we examine theintertextual play between these reimaginings and their Gospel progenitors as we allow these contemporary novels to pose new questions to their ancient counterparts. An intriguing hermeneutical circle ensues as we embark on our quest for the fictional Jesus and accompany his incarnations as they lead us back to re-examine the canonical portraits of Jesus anew.

Capitalizing Religion

Capitalizing Religion
Author: Craig Martin
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1472533372

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Talk of 'spirituality' and 'individual religion' is proliferating both in popular discourse and scholarly works. Increasingly people claim to be 'spiritual but not religious,' or to prefer 'individual religion' to 'organized religion.' Scholars have for decades noted the phenomenon - primarily within the middle class - of individuals picking and choosing elements from among various religious traditions, forming their own religion or spirituality for themselves. While the topics of 'spirituality' and 'individual religion' are regularly treated as self-evident by the media and even some scholars of religion, Capitalizing Religion provides one of the first critical analyses of the phenomenon, arguing that these recent forms of spirituality are in many cases linked to capitalist ideology and consumer practices. Examining cases such as Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now, and Karen Berg's God Wears Lipstick, Craig Martin ultimately argues that so-called 'individual religion' is a religion of the status quo or, more critically, 'an opiate of the bourgeoisie.' Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and Opiate of the Bourgeoisie is a landmark publication in critical religious studies.

Evil Gods and Reckless Saviours

Evil Gods and Reckless Saviours
Author: Timo Eskola
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011-09-09
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1630875945

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Late twentieth-century Jesus novels carve out a completely new picture of Jesus. Those written by Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, Michele Roberts, Marianne Fredriksson, and Ki Longfellow, among others, provide inversive revisions of the canonical Gospels. Their adaptations often turn into a critique of the whole of Christian history. The contrast novels investigated in this study end up with appropriations that are based on prototypical rewriting. They aim at the rehabilitation of Judas, and some of them make Mary Magdalene the key figure of Christianity. Saramago describes God as a bloodthirsty tyrant, and Mailer makes God battle the devil in a "Manichaen" sense as with an equal. The main result of this intertextual analysis is that these authors have adopted Nietzschean ideas in their writing. An attack on the so-called biblical slave morality and violent concept of God deprives Jesus of his Jewish messianic identity, makes Old Testament law a contradiction of life, calls sacrificial soteriology a violent paradigm supporting oppression, and presents God as a cruel monster. As a result, Jewish faith appears in a negative light. Apparently, Western culture still harbours anti-Judaic attitudes, albeit hidden beneath sentiments of equality and tolerance. Timo Eskola skillfully shows that despite the evident post-Holocaust consciousness present in the novels, they actually adopt an arrogant and ironic refutation of Jewish beliefs and Old Testament faith.

Supreme God Body Will Wisdom and Work

Supreme God  Body  Will  Wisdom  and Work
Author: Prof. Jitendra Dhoj Khand
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-02-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1480967246

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Supreme God: Body, Will, Wisdom, and Work by Prof. Jitendra Dhoj Khand This book is a driving force to understand Supreme God. Will is bone marrow, semen is Wisdom, vital air is Work, and the living individual body is related to God's small Body. Supreme God consists of Supreme Nature and Supreme Law. The creation of universe is based on dot/Bindu and Sound/Nada or word. The nucleus of the universe is Nepal based on several sources. The 24 elementary particles are element of Supreme Nature/Female. The 4 forces related to Supreme God/Male. The unified function is related Supreme Law. Supreme God is everywhere even the living soul to reward and punishment to the people based on their past and present work/Karma.

You Can t Ask That

You Can t Ask That
Author: Christian Piatt
Publsiher: Chalice Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0827244320

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Have you ever had a burning question that seemed off limits or inappropriate to ask about Christianity, the Bible, or Jesus? You Can’t Ask That! gathers 50 of the most provocative, challenging, or otherwise taboo questions that many of us have wondered about but few have actually asked. Edited by Christian Piatt, who once had a bible thrown at his head for asking too many questions during a Sunday school class, this collection considers nothing off limits and takes the hard questions seriously. Responses from theology professors, pastors, lay leaders, and other progressive Christians range from the personal to the profound and from sarcastic to deeply touching. By offering multiple perspectives to those banned questions, readers can craft their own answers. Better yet, they’ll understand that questioning faith is not taboo; it’s the foundation of a strong and growing faith.

Three Versions of Judas

Three Versions of Judas
Author: Richard G. Walsh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1134940610

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Judas Iscariot, known for his betrayal of Jesus, is a key figure in the Gospel narratives. As an insider become outsider, Judas demarcates Christian boundaries of good and evil. 'Three Versions of Judas' examines the role of Judas in Christian myth-making. The book draws on Jorge Luis Borges' "Three Versions of Judas" to present three Judases in the Gospels: a Judas necessary to the divine plan; a Judas who is a determined outsider, denying himself for God's glory; and a Judas who is demonic. Exploring the findings of biblical criticism and artistic responses to Judas, 'Three Versions of Judas' offers an analysis of the evil necessarily inherent in Christian narratives about Judas.