By Sam Brower
"A amazing guy on many degrees, Sam Brower is the true deal. Readers are apt to discover his firsthand account of bringing Warren Jeffs to justice either super hectic and totally riveting."-Jon Krakauer, from the foreword
From the non-public investigator who cracked open the case that ended in the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, scary tale of ways a rogue sect used intercourse, funds, and tool disguised lower than a favßade of faith to additional felony actions and a madman's vision.
Despite substantial press assurance and a long trial, the complete tale has remained mostly untold. just one guy can demonstrate the complete, brilliant fact: Sam Brower, the personal investigator who committed years of his existence to breaking open the key practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his internal circle to justice. In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his personal phrases, bringing to gentle the contents of Jeffs's own priesthood magazine, came upon in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the surprising inside of international of FLDS individuals, whose belief he earned and who confirmed him the remarkable fact in their lives.
Prophet's Prey bargains the gripping, behind-the-scenes account of a strange international from the one guy who is familiar with the entire tale.
By Jeffrey Geoghegan, Michael Homan
90 percentage of american citizens personal a replica of the Bible, and whereas it’s the main extensively learn booklet, it’s additionally the least understood. despite your faith, knowing the Bible brings a lot of Western paintings, literature, and public discourse into better focus—from Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” portray to the Wachowski brothers’ The Matrix video clips. humans have traditionally grew to become to faith to house tragedy and alter, and with the perfect perception, the Bible could be an available, valuable consultant to life’s substantial questions.
The Bible For Dummies appeals to humans of all faiths, in addition to those that don’t perform any specific faith, by way of offering interfaith assurance of the whole Bible and the customarily interesting historical past info that makes the Bible come alive. You’ll locate solutions to such questions as:
• the place did the Bible come from?
• Who wrote the Bible?
• How is the Bible positioned together?
Follow the historical past of the Bible from its starting millions of years in the past as tattered scrolls to its prestige because the bestseller of all time. The Bible For Dummies covers those themes and extra:
• Ten humans within the Bible you might want to know
• The Hebrew Bible
• The Apocrypha’s hidden treasures
• What’s new in regards to the New Testament
• Israel’s knowledge, literature, and love poetry
• The Bible’s enduring influence
• The prophets: greater than fortunetellers
Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in a completely new mild. no matter if you’re attracted to broadening your religious horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western tradition, or gaining a deeper figuring out of the publication you grew up interpreting, The Bible For Dummies has all of the info you must navigate this historical and interesting booklet.
By Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Greater than the electorate of such a lot international locations, american citizens are both spiritual or in jail--or either. yet what does it suggest while imprisonment and evangelization really move hand in hand, or at the very least seem to? What do "faith-based" criminal courses suggest for the constitutional separation of church and nation, really whilst prisoners who take part get distinct privileges? In criminal faith, legislations and faith pupil Winnifred Fallers Sullivan takes up those and different very important questions via an in depth exam of a 2005 lawsuit hard the constitutionality of a faith-based residential rehabilitation application in an Iowa kingdom prison.
Americans United for the Separation of Church and kingdom v. felony Fellowship Ministries, an ordeal during which Sullivan served as a professional witness, established at the constitutionality of permitting spiritual firms to function courses in state-run amenities. utilizing the trial as a case research, Sullivan argues that separation of church and country is not any longer attainable. spiritual authority has shifted from associations to participants, making it tricky to outline faith, not to mention disentangle it from the nation. felony faith casts new gentle on church-state legislations, the talk over government-funded faith-based courses, and the main issue of prisoners who've beneficial little selection approximately what sort of rehabilitation they obtain, in the event that they are provided any in any respect.
By Jordan Howard Sobel
This publication comprises arguments for and opposed to trust in God.
The arguments for the assumption are analyzed within the first six chapters and contain ontological arguments from Anselm via Gödel; the cosmological arguments of Aquinas and Leibniz; and arguments from proof for layout and miracles. the following chapters reflect on arguments opposed to trust. The final bankruptcy examines Pascalian arguments for and opposed to trust in God.
This ebook is a precious source for philosophers of faith and theologians and pursuits logicians and mathematicians to boot.
By R. H. Charles
The ebook of Enoch is a useful source for all who're attracted to the origins of Christianity. It used to be recognized and utilized by the earliest church buildings and sheds gentle on many innovations present in the hot testomony, resembling demonology, destiny judgment, the Messiah and the Messianic nation, the name 'Son of Man' and the resurrection.
Introduction by means of Paula Gooder.
By Yulia Ustinova
This is often the 1st systematic research of the cults of the Bosporan country, which existed in South Russia within the first centuries advert. The learn is predicated on various assets: archaeological facts and inscriptions, principally unknown to the non-Russian readers, in addition to historic and literary texts. the faith of the Bosporus is considered during this monograph as a mix of Greek and indigenous Iranian traditions. Its first half is devoted to the cult of Celestial Aphrodite. the second one half examines the arguable cult of the main excessive God and its alledged Jewish affinities. The booklet, illustrated with thirty figures, is a vital contribution to the certainty of the non secular lifestyles in Greek colonies, and the historical past of jap Mediterranean in past due Antiquity.
By Hongkyung Kim
A particular translation of and observation at the Laozi, in response to the oldest version of the work.
This certain, hugely contextualized translation of the Laozi relies at the earliest recognized version of the paintings, textual content A of the Mawangdui Laozi, written earlier than 202 BCE. No different versions are corresponding to this article in its antiquity. Hongkyung Kim additionally accommodates the hot archaeological discovery of Laozi-related files disentombed in 1993 in Guodian, seeing those records as proto-materials for compilation of the Laozi and revealing clues for disentangling the paintings from advanced exegetical contentions. Kim makes broad use of chinese language commentaries at the Laozi and in addition examines the vintage chinese language texts heavily linked to the formation of the paintings to light up the highbrow and old context of Laozi’s philosophy.
Kim deals numerous unique and thought-provoking arguments at the Laozi, together with that the paintings was once compiled through the Qin, which has generally been seen as ordinary of Legalist states, and that the Laozi could be well-known as a syncretic textual content sooner than being categorized a Daoist one.
Hongkyung Kim is affiliate Professor of East Asian idea and Religions at Stony Brook collage, kingdom collage of recent York.
By Christopher Hitchens
Within the culture of Bertrand Russell's Why i'm really not a Christian and Sam Harris's fresh bestseller, the tip of religion, Christopher Hitchens makes the last word case
against faith. With an in depth and erudite interpreting of the main spiritual texts, he records the ways that faith is a synthetic want, a explanation for harmful sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins within the cosmos. With eloquent readability, Hitchens frames the argument for a extra secular existence in accordance with technological know-how and cause, during which hell is changed through the Hubble Telescope's extraordinary view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush crumple to the sweetness and symmetry
of the double helix.