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Muhammad - How He Can Make You Extraordinary (Paperback): Hesham Al-Awadi Muhammad - How He Can Make You Extraordinary (Paperback)
Hesham Al-Awadi
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book tells the story of the Prophet Muhammad as an inspirational role model for anyone who wants to be extraordinary.

You will learn how Muhammad shaped his personality as a child, dealt with the universal challenges of adolescence while a teenager, and then emerged as a leader in his community as a young adult. The book deliberately avoids the language of historical narration used in typical biographies of the Prophet in favor of a more informal, down-to-earth approach.

In this book, the reader will get a completely different view of Muhammad and hopefully will see how Muhammad addressed our own daily challenges, inspiring us to excel in confronting these challenges.

Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands - Recovering Sacrament in the Baptist Tradition (Hardcover): Michael A.G. Haykin Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands - Recovering Sacrament in the Baptist Tradition (Hardcover)
Michael A.G. Haykin
R439 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy (Paperback): Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy (Paperback)
R933 Discovery Miles 9 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This collection explores the multifaceted nature of the gods and goddesses worshipped in ancient Italy. It examines Italic, Etruscan, and Latin deities in context and in the material remains, and also in the Greco-Roman written record and later scholarship which drew on these texts. Many deities were worshipped in ancient Italy by different individuals and communities, using different languages, at different sanctuaries, and for very different reasons. This multiplicity creates challenges for modern historians of antiquity at different levels. How do we cope with it? Can we reduce it to the conceptual unity necessary to provide a meaningful historical interpretation? To what extent can deities named in different languages be considered the equivalent of one another (e.g. Artemis and Diana)? How can we interpret the visual representations of deities that are not accompanied by written text? Can we reconstruct what these deities meant to their local worshippers although the overwhelming majority of our sources were written by Romans and Greeks? The contributors of this book, a group of ten scholars from the UK, Italy, France, and Poland, offer different perspectives on these problems, each concentrating on a particular god or goddess. Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy offers an invaluable resource for anyone working on ancient Roman and Italian religion.

Dominion - How the Christian Revolution Remade the World (Paperback): Tom Holland Dominion - How the Christian Revolution Remade the World (Paperback)
Tom Holland
R394 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Blessed Marie of New France - The Story of the First Missionary Sisters in Canada (Paperback): Mary Fabyan Windeatt, Windeatt Blessed Marie of New France - The Story of the First Missionary Sisters in Canada (Paperback)
Mary Fabyan Windeatt, Windeatt
R260 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R41 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

\"It\'s almost upon us \" yelled a frantic voice as the ship neared the iceberg. \"God\'s Will be done, \" prayed Mother Marie. If God wanted her to drown in the icy Atlantic Ocean before ever reaching Canada, His Holy Will be done. Yet perhaps . . . This book tells what happened next, plus the many other adventures that met the Sisters who brought the Holy Catholic Faith to Canada. 152 Pp. PB. Impr. 18 Illus.

Life of Spirit, Faith, and Love - Our New Covenant in Christ (Paperback): Glenn Orgill Life of Spirit, Faith, and Love - Our New Covenant in Christ (Paperback)
Glenn Orgill
R282 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R43 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Blood and Water - Solving the Mystery of How Jesus Died by Scripture and Medical Science (Hardcover): M D Gary C Hassmann Blood and Water - Solving the Mystery of How Jesus Died by Scripture and Medical Science (Hardcover)
M D Gary C Hassmann
R559 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R77 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Catholic Pilgrimage Through American History - People and Places That Shaped the Church in the United States (Paperback):... A Catholic Pilgrimage Through American History - People and Places That Shaped the Church in the United States (Paperback)
Kevin Schmiesing; Foreword by Mike Aquilina
R444 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R66 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Gates of Hell - An Untold Story of Faith and Perseverance in the Early Soviet Union (Hardcover): Matthew Heise The Gates of Hell - An Untold Story of Faith and Perseverance in the Early Soviet Union (Hardcover)
Matthew Heise
R737 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R170 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Prophet Joseph Smith - Restoration Issues (Paperback): C Paul Smith The Prophet Joseph Smith - Restoration Issues (Paperback)
C Paul Smith
R425 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Search for the Absolute - How Magic Became Science (Paperback): Jeffrey H Williams The Search for the Absolute - How Magic Became Science (Paperback)
Jeffrey H Williams
R940 Discovery Miles 9 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

History and archaeology tell us that when our far ancestors began to settle in localized groups, they codified their lives and experiences, and formed a collective for mutual support. This proto-civilization would have arisen from each individual's questions about the world, and their attempt to understand themselves and their place in the world. These groups, or tribes, evolved rules of conduct to facilitate communal living, and made a calendar for the group's celebration of harvests, and other events upon which the group was utterly dependent. This process of social evolution is the origin of religion, and of a magical way of looking at Nature. Eventually, this developing worldview was also the origin of science, which is our investigation of Nature to understand something of what is happening around us, and to use this knowledge to ensure our survival in a violent, indifferent Universe. After all, science and religion seek to answer the same question: Why and how is the natural world the way it is? This book seeks to show how science evolved from religion and magic, in response to a need to understand Nature.

The Search for the Absolute - How Magic Became Science (Hardcover): Jeffrey H Williams The Search for the Absolute - How Magic Became Science (Hardcover)
Jeffrey H Williams
R1,358 Discovery Miles 13 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

History and archaeology tell us that when our far ancestors began to settle in localized groups, they codified their lives and experiences, and formed a collective for mutual support. This proto-civilization would have arisen from each individual's questions about the world, and their attempt to understand themselves and their place in the world. These groups, or tribes, evolved rules of conduct to facilitate communal living, and made a calendar for the group's celebration of harvests, and other events upon which the group was utterly dependent. This process of social evolution is the origin of religion, and of a magical way of looking at Nature. Eventually, this developing worldview was also the origin of science, which is our investigation of Nature to understand something of what is happening around us, and to use this knowledge to ensure our survival in a violent, indifferent Universe. After all, science and religion seek to answer the same question: Why and how is the natural world the way it is? This book seeks to show how science evolved from religion and magic, in response to a need to understand Nature.

The Oratory of Light - Poems in the spirit of St Columba (Paperback): James Harpur The Oratory of Light - Poems in the spirit of St Columba (Paperback)
James Harpur; Illustrated by Paul O Colmain
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
How the Church Fathers Read the Bible - A Short Introduction (Hardcover): Gerald Bray How the Church Fathers Read the Bible - A Short Introduction (Hardcover)
Gerald Bray
R541 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R85 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
What We're Scared Of (Paperback): Keren David What We're Scared Of (Paperback)
Keren David
R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Evie and Lottie are twin sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Evie's sharp and funny. Lottie's a day-dreamer. Evie's the fighter, Lottie's the peace-maker. What they do have in common is their Jewishness - even though the family isn't religious. When their mother gets a high-profile job and is targeted by antisemitic trolls on social media, the girls brush it off at first - but then the threats start getting uglier. . . What We're Scared Of is a taut thriller, a tale of sibling friendship and rivalry - and a searing look at what happens when you scratch beneath the surface.

Rooted in Hope: China - Religion - Christianity  / In der Hoffnung verwurzelt: China - Religion - Christentum - Festschrift in... Rooted in Hope: China - Religion - Christianity / In der Hoffnung verwurzelt: China - Religion - Christentum - Festschrift in Honor of / Festschrift fur Roman Malek S.V.D. on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday / zu seinem 65. Geburtstag (2-Volume Set) (Hardcover)
Barbara Hoster, Dirk Kuhlmann, Zbigniew Wesolowski
R6,428 Discovery Miles 64 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Festschrift is dedicated to the former Director and Editor-in-chief of the Monumenta Serica Institute in Sankt Augustin (Germany), Roman Malek, S.V.D. in recognition of his scholarly commitment to China. The two-volume work contains 40 articles by his academic colleagues, companions in faith, confreres, as well as by the staff of the Monumenta Serica Institute and the China-Zentrum e.V. (China Center). The contributions in English, German and Chinese pay homage to the jubilarian's diverse research interests, covering the fields of Chinese Intellectual History, History of Christianity in China, Christianity in China Today, Other Religions in China, Chinese Language and Literature as well as the Encounter of Cultures.

The Lima Inquisition - The Plight of Crypto-Jews in Seventeenth-Century Peru (Paperback): Ana E Schaposchnik The Lima Inquisition - The Plight of Crypto-Jews in Seventeenth-Century Peru (Paperback)
Ana E Schaposchnik
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Established in Peru in 1570, the Holy Office of the Inquisition operated there until 1820, prosecuting, torturing, and sentencing alleged heretics. Ana Schaposchnik offers a deeply researched history of the Inquisition's tribunal in the capital city of Lima, with a focus on cases of crypto-Judaism-the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing Christianity. Delving into the records of the tribunal, Schaposchnik brings to light the experiences of individuals on both sides of the process. Some prisoners, she discovers, developed a limited degree of agency as they managed to stall trials or mitigate the most extreme punishments. Training her attention on the accusers, Schaposchnik uncovers the agendas of specific inquisitors in bringing the condemned from the dungeons to the 1639 Auto General de Fe ceremony of public penance and execution. Through this fine-grained study of the tribunal's participants, Schaposchnik finds that the Inquisition sought to discipline and shape culture not so much through frequency of trials or number of sentences as through the potency of individual examples.

Fathers of the Faith - Saint Augustine (Paperback): Mike Aquilina Fathers of the Faith - Saint Augustine (Paperback)
Mike Aquilina
R307 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fathers of the Faith - Saint Irenaeus (Paperback): Mike Aquilina Fathers of the Faith - Saint Irenaeus (Paperback)
Mike Aquilina
R313 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Essays on the Modern Japanese Church - Christianity in Meiji Japan (Paperback): Aizan Yamaji, Graham Squires Essays on the Modern Japanese Church - Christianity in Meiji Japan (Paperback)
Aizan Yamaji, Graham Squires
R641 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R297 (46%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Essays on the Modern Japanese Church (Gendai Nihon kyokai shiron), published in 1906, was the first Japanese-language history of Christianity in Meiji Japan. Yamaji Aizan's firsthand account describes the reintroduction of Christianity to Japan - its development, rapid expansion, and decline - and its place in the social, political, and intellectual life of the Meiji period. Yamaji's overall argument is that Christianity played a crucial role in shaping the growth and development of modern Japan. Yamaji was a strong opponent of the government-sponsored ""emperor-system ideology,"" and through his historical writing he tried to show how Japan had a tradition of tolerance and openness at a time when government-sponsored intellectuals were arguing for greater conformity and submissiveness to the state on the basis of Japanese ""national character."" Essays is important not only in terms of religious history but also because it highlights broad trends in the history of Meiji Japan. Introductory chapters explore the significance of the work in terms of the life and thought of its author and its influence on subsequent interpretations of Meiji Christianity.

The Execution of Jesus the Christ - The Medical Cause of Our Lord's Death During His Illegal Crucifixion (Paperback): Mark... The Execution of Jesus the Christ - The Medical Cause of Our Lord's Death During His Illegal Crucifixion (Paperback)
Mark J Kubala Faans Facs
R302 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Magic in Merlin's Realm - A History of Occult Politics in Britain (Hardcover, New Ed): Francis Young Magic in Merlin's Realm - A History of Occult Politics in Britain (Hardcover, New Ed)
Francis Young
R1,132 R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Save R360 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Belief in magic was, until relatively recent times, widespread in Britain; yet the impact of such belief on determinative political events has frequently been overlooked. In his wide-ranging new book, Francis Young explores the role of occult traditions in the history of the island of Great Britain: Merlin's realm. He argues that while the great magus and artificer invented by Geoffrey of Monmouth was a powerful model for a succession of actual royal magical advisers (including Roger Bacon and John Dee), monarchs nevertheless often lived in fear of hostile sorcery while at other times they even attempted magic themselves. Successive governments were simultaneously fascinated by astrology and alchemy, yet also deeply wary of the possibility of treasonous spellcraft. Whether deployed in warfare, rebellion or propaganda, occult traditions were of central importance to British history and, as the author reveals, these dark arts of magic and politics remain entangled to this day.

The Island of One People - An Account of the History of the Jews of Jamaica (Hardcover): Marilyn Delevante, Anthony Alberga The Island of One People - An Account of the History of the Jews of Jamaica (Hardcover)
Marilyn Delevante, Anthony Alberga
R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Compelled to flee the Iberian Inquisition in Europe, Jews began crossing the Atlantic Ocean and settling in the West Indies from as early as the 15th century. When the Inquisition travelled to Brazil in the late 16th century, Jews sought refuge in Jamaica. From that time, to the persecutions in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 40s, Jamaica proved tolerant and welcoming, and today, the Jewish community remains a strong thread in the nations tapestry. But little is known about this segment of Jamaican society and its contribution to the development of modern day Jamaica. The Island of One People: An Account of the History of the Jews of Jamaica redresses this unawareness in an engaging exploration of the Jewish-Jamaican community and its contribution to the development and modernization of the Kingston Harbour, the construction of numerous housing developments, and landmark buildings such as the Ward Theatre; from the development of companies such as the Lacelles de Mercardo conglomerate with interests in sugar, rum, insurance, motor car agencies and airport and shipping services, to the establishment of the renowned Gleaner newspaper, arguably the oldest newspaper in the western hemisphere; from representing Jamaica internationally to the now iconic work of Belisario; the contribution of the Jewish community in nation building in Jamaica is unquestionable. Copiously illustrated, the result is a vibrant, engaging story of not just Jewish, but Jamaican history.

The People are Holy - The History (Paperback): Graydon Snyder, Doreen McFarlane The People are Holy - The History (Paperback)
Graydon Snyder, Doreen McFarlane
R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Using biblical and historical data, this book first describes the biblical and theological basis for worship in the Free Church tradition, then shows how this tradition is expressed in worship at special occasions as well as in traditional services.

Esteemed Reproach (Paperback): Keith Harper, C. Martin Jacumin Esteemed Reproach (Paperback)
Keith Harper, C. Martin Jacumin
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Many Baptists were persecuted for their faith in late eighteenth century Virginia but only two, James Ireland and Joseph Craig, left first-hand accounts of their struggles. Esteemed Reproach: The lives of Reverend James Ireland and Reverend Joseph Craig brings these two works together for the first time and offers readers a vivid account of religious persecution in colonial Virginia and the price some were willing to pay for their freedom.

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