Comparative Religion

Download Antiochian Ortodox Church by The Divine Liturgy. PDF

By The Divine Liturgy.

Show description

Read or Download Antiochian Ortodox Church PDF

Best comparative religion books

The Faces of the Goddess

The assumption that the earliest people worshipped a sovereign, nurturing, maternal earth goddess is a well-liked one. it's been taken up as truth by means of the media, who oftentimes depict sleek goddess-worshippers as "reviving" the traditional religions of our ancestors. Feminist students contend that, within the primordial religions, the nice mom was once commemorated because the basic, artistic strength, giving delivery to the realm, granting fertility to either vegetation and people, and ruling best over her family members pantheon.

From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage

Non secular exoticism implies a deeply ambivalent dating to otherness and to faith itself: conventional spiritual teachings are uprooted and fragmented to be able to be appropriated as functional tools for private progress. Western modern societies have noticeable the large popularization of such "exotic" spiritual assets as yoga and meditation, Shamanism, Buddhism, Sufism, and Kabbalah.

The Orthodox Church in the Arab World, 700-1700: An Anthology of Sources

Arabic used to be one of the first languages within which the Gospel was once preached. The publication of Acts mentions Arabs as being current on the first Pentecost in Jerusalem, the place they heard the Christian message of their local tongue. Christian literature in Arabic is at the very least 1,300 years outdated, the oldest surviving texts courting from the eighth century.

Eurocentrism, Racism and Knowledge: Debates on History and Power in Europe and the Americas

This assortment addresses key concerns within the critique of Eurocentrism and racism concerning debates at the construction of data, historic narratives and thoughts in Europe and the Americas. participants discover the historical past of liberation politics in addition to educational and political response via formulation of lodging that re-centre the West.

Additional info for Antiochian Ortodox Church

Example text

I carried my Bible around with the confidence of someone who has just mastered the mysteries of life down to the last iota. In a society that had experienced the demonic side of Christian institutions and seen church history littered with hubris, oppression, injustice, greed, and slaughter, my wide-eyed drive to convert people made me a social nuisance. In a family that appreciated the joy of life more than most religious people appreciate their own religion, I was a heretic of the worst kind. But there was not much choice for me.

An abortion? A totaled car? What can be so bad that the Selmanovic family can’t handle! ’’ After I declared that I had become a Christian, his body convulsed as if I had stabbed him in the stomach. If I had said I’d become a disciple of Santa Claus or Satan, it could not have been worse. In that moment, the world my father had carefully built over decades of hard work began to collapse. The news that his son had abandoned the family worldview and turned his back on the Muslim heritage and culture we were a part of was crushing.

We fear the silence of the cemetery because in its spaciousness and quietness, we face our own emptiness. From silence we ask, ‘‘What if this whole faith thing is nothing more than a hunch? ’’ And through these questions, an eternal kind of life begins. A space for boundless Chapter 1 • Living with a Splinter 41 and abundant creation appears, a pregnant void. We become like fertile land where life is ready to sprout. The last time my family went to a cemetery was during our visit to our home country of Croatia.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 41 votes