Le jugement de Dieu by Henri Troyat

By Henri Troyat

Sorti indemne du chaudron d'huile bouillante où l'a plongé los angeles justice du temps, Alexandre Mirette se voit relaxé en vertu de l'axiome concernant l. a. security accordée par le Seigneur aux siens sur lequel se fonde l'épreuve du jugement de Dieu.
La suite des événements qui le conduisent chez le bon alchimiste Taillade contredit ce brevet d'innocence et de sainteté. L'immunité lui est-elle venue d'une grâce ou d'un oubli? De ce doute naissent tous les malheurs de Mirette, le baladin à l'âme plus good que le cuir.
Pour n'être pas aussi franche canaille, le tailleur de pierre du Puy Saint-Clair ne mérite pas d'auréole quand il courtise Catherine, héritière du most well known drapier de Tulle. Ce Lamarsaude vise l'argent puis, sa fiancée morte, l'occasion de se rendre célèbre en sculptant son tombeau. L'attaque de Tulle par les huguenots est le moyen vigoureux utilisé par l. a. divine windfall pour le ramener à des sentiments plus humains.
C'est aussi sous le signe du merveilleux que se position Le Merveilleux Voyage de Jacques Mazeyrat, troisième et dernière nouvelle de ce quantity. Sans le nautonier mystérieux qui le ramène à strength de rames jusqu'à Dieppe, remark serait revenu de son île déserte ce charpentier de marine à qui son humeur aventureuse fait tâter du fouet de l. a. chiourme, de l. a. solitude et de l. a. soif?

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Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi by Charlotte R. Bonelli, Natascha Bodemann

By Charlotte R. Bonelli, Natascha Bodemann

Only a week after the Kristallnacht terror in 1938, younger Luzie Hatch, a German Jew, fled Berlin to resettle in ny. Her rescuer was once an American-born cousin and industrialist, Arnold Hatch. Arnold spoke no German, so Luzie speedy grew to become translator, middleman, and recommend for family members left in the back of. quickly an endless flow of determined requests from German family made their approach to Arnold’s desk.

Luzie Hatch had faithfully preserved her letters either to and from far-flung kin in the course of the global battle II period in addition to copies of letters written on their behalf. This impressive assortment, now housed on the American Jewish Committee documents, serves because the framework for go out Berlin. Charlotte R. Bonelli bargains a vantage aspect wealthy with old context, from biographical information regarding the correspondents to historical past on U.S. immigration legislation, stipulations on the Vichy internment camps, shelter in Shanghai, and plenty of different subject matters, hence remodeling the letters right into a riveting narrative.

Arnold’s letters demonstrate an strange part of Holocaust historical past. His are the responses of an “average” American Jew, suffering to maintain his personal company afloat whereas additionally aiding dozens of kinfolk trapped abroad—most of whom he had by no means met and whose deathly state of affairs he couldn't absolutely understand. This e-book contributes importantly to old knowing whereas additionally uncovering the dramatic tale of 1 besieged family members confronting incredible evil.

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Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the by Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

Why have been the lessons of the unique Christians Brutally Suppressed through the Roman Church?

• simply because they painting Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures in response to the Pagan Godman and Goddess
• simply because they express that the gospel tale is a religious allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that ends up in legendary enlightenment
• simply because they've got the facility to show the realm inside of out and remodel lifestyles into an exploration of consciousness

Drawing on smooth scholarship, the authors of the overseas bestseller The Jesus Mysteries decode the key teachings of the unique Christians for the 1st time in virtually millennia and theorize approximately who the unique Christians relatively have been and what they really taught. additionally, the e-book explores the various myths of Jesus and the Goddess and unlocks the misplaced mystery teachings of Christian mysticism, which promise happiness and immortality to people who reach the nation of Gnosis, or enlightenment. This bold and debatable e-book recovers the traditional knowledge of the unique Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us this present day.

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Lamas, Shamans and Ancestors: Village Religion in Sikkim by Anna Balikci

By Anna Balikci

This cautious learn of the co-existence through the years one of the Lhopo (Bhutia) humans of Sikkim sheds new mild at the supposedly adversarial courting among Buddhism and shamanism. It examines the operating relationships among Buddhist lamas and practitioners of bon, considering the sacred heritage of the land in addition to its newer political and financial transformation. Their interactions are offered when it comes to the contexts during which lamas and shamans meet, those being rituals of the sacred land, of the person and loved ones, and of village and country. Village lamas and shamans are proven to proportion a conceptual view of truth that's on the base in their amiable coexistence. unlike the hostility which, the hot literature indicates, characterizes the lama-shaman dating, their organization finds that the genuine war of words happens while village Buddhism is challenged by means of its traditional counterpart.

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Compassion and Solidarity: The Church for Others by Gregory Baum

By Gregory Baum

Within the forthright variety that has earned him a name for controversy, theologian Gregory Baum provides the hot religion and Justice move in a variety of church buildings — particularly the Roman Catholic Church — including the enormous competition to it.

He discusses why many Christians have gotten activists, turning their religion into deeds via operating for the liberation of the bad. He argues for a brand new ecumenism, allowing a extra consultant opinion in the Church and, in a bigger experience, for what he believes are the basics of a "just society."

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Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives by Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor

By Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor

The belief of an inevitable clash among technological know-how and faith used to be decisively challenged by means of John Hedley Brooke in his vintage technological know-how and faith: a few ancient views (Cambridge, 1991). virtually 20 years on, technology and faith: New ancient views revisits this argument and asks how historians can now impose order at the complicated and contingent histories of non secular engagements with technological know-how. Bringing jointly major students, this quantity explores the heritage and altering meanings of the types 'science' and 'religion'; the position of publishing and schooling in forging and spreading rules; the relationship among wisdom, strength and highbrow imperialism; and the explanations for the war of words among evolution and creationism between American Christians and within the Islamic international. an enormous contribution to the historiography of technology and faith, this publication makes the latest scholarship in this a lot misunderstood debate extensively obtainable

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John Wyclif (Great Medieval Thinkers) by Stephen E. Lahey

By Stephen E. Lahey

John Wyclif (d. 1384) has too usually been defined as "Morning famous person of the Reformation" and just recently all started to be studied as a fourteenth-century English thinker and theologian. This paintings attracts on contemporary scholarship situating Wyclif in his fourteenth-century milieu to provide a survey of his inspiration and writings as a coherent theological place coming up from Oxford's "Golden Age" of theology.

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