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Jealous Gods And Chosen People

Author : David Leeming
ISBN : 0195348990
Genre : Social Science
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Esteemed scholar David Leeming, who has authored more than twelve books on mythology, here offers the first comprehensive narrative study of the mythology of the Middle East, that tumultuous region that was the cradle of civilization. Leeming begins with a brief, engaging history of the Middle East, spanning Neolithic cultures, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, the invention of writing and the rise of Egypt and Babylonia, Israel and Roman rule, and the early history of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of the mythology of the region, covering individual pantheons, cosmic myths, mythic heroes, and much more. Leeming ranges from prehistoric figures such as the Mother Goddess of ?atal H?y?k to Mesopotamian gods such as Marduk and mythic heroes such as Gilgamesh, to the pantheon of Egyptian mythology, including the falcon-headed sky-sun god Horus and jackal-headed Anubis. The author also offers an illuminating exploration of the mythology of the three great monotheistic religions of the region: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In a provocative Epilogue, Leeming depicts today's crisis in the Middle East as "violent, clearly immoral, and illegal actions" justified by "what can only be called myths." He notes that fundamentalists in the area's three religions all see their way as the only way, forgetting that myths represent truths that are spiritual and philosophical--not historical events that can be used to justify acts of violence. With key maps, illustrations, bibliography, and index, Jealous Gods and Chosen People provides an inclusive, authoritative, and captivating account of a mythology that remains a potent--and often destructive--force in the world today.

The Encyclopaedia Of Middle Eastern Mythology And Religion

Author : Jan Knappert
ISBN : UOM:49015002844430
Genre : Religion
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Identifies important concepts, individuals, places, and events in Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith

Akkadian English Dictionary Volume Ii G Q

Author : Maximillien De Lafayette
ISBN : 9781304876690
Genre : Education
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Published by Times Square Press, New York and Berlin. Akkadian-English Dictionary. Epistemology. Etymology. Terminology. History. Texts translation. Linguistic cross-references. Comparative Lexicon/Thesaurus of Akkadian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Chaldean, Phoenician, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Arabic. With additional linguistic cross-references: Turkish, Urdu and Persian (Farsi). Volume 2 from a set of 3 volumes. A most unique dictionary of the Akkadian language on many levels; mainly because of its comparison and analogy between Akkadian and 14 languages of the ancient world. Thousands of entries, definitions and epistemological explanation of the origin of the word, its derivation and variants in other languages. Abundance of photos, maps, illustrations and sketches.

Akkadian English Dictionary Volume Iii R Z

Author : Maximillien De Lafayette
ISBN : 9781304881106
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Akkadian-English Dictionary. Volume III (R-Z) Published by Times Square Press, New York and Berlin. Akkadian-English Dictionary. Epistemology. Etymology. Terminology. History. Texts translation. Linguistic cross-references. Comparative Lexicon/Thesaurus of Akkadian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Chaldean, Phoenician, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Arabic. With additional linguistic cross-references: Turkish, Urdu and Persian (Farsi). Volume 3 from a set of 3 volumes. A most unique dictionary of the Akkadian language on many levels; mainly because of its comparison and analogy between Akkadian and 14 languages of the ancient world. Thousands of entries, definitions and epistemological explanation of the origin of the word, its derivation and variants in other languages. Abundance of photos, maps, illustrations and sketches.

A Modern Introduction To Theology

Author : Philip Kennedy
ISBN : 9780857737441
Genre : Religion
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Philip Kennedy here offers the first book that any student - with or without religious convictions - can profitably use to get quickly to grips with the essentials of the Christian religion: its history and its key thinkers, its successes and its failures. Most existing undergraduate textbooks of theology begin from essentially traditional positions on the Bible, doctrine, authority, interpretation, and God. What makes Philip Kennedy's book both singularly important and uniquely different is that it has a completely new starting-point. The author contends that traditional Christian theology must extensively overhaul many of its theses because of a multitude of modern social, historical and intellectual revolutions. Offering a grand historical sweep of the genesis of the modern age, and writing with panache and a magisterial grasp of the relevant debates, conflicts and controversies, A Modern Introduction to Theology moves a tired and increasingly incoherent discipline in genuinely fresh and exciting directions, and will be welcomed by students and readers of the subject.

Creation Stories Of The Middle East

Author : Ewa Wasilewska
ISBN : 1853026816
Genre : Social Science
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This comprehensive study explores the region's 'forgotten' narratives, myths and traditions. Drawing on stories from Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Syria-Palestine and Persia, Wasilewska shows how these narratives of creation, destruction and rebirth reach to the very roots of the Biblical and Quranic Genesis.

A Dictionary Of Asian Mythology

Author : David Adams Leeming
ISBN : 0195120523
Genre : Social Science
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Offers alphabetically arranged stories of the revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics of Asia discusses the recurring themes and traditions that make up the varied fabric of Asian mythology.

The Middle East South Asia Folklore Bulletin

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ISBN : IND:30000107558623
Genre : Folklore
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Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000093087132
Genre : Libraries
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An Introduction To Islam

Author : Frederick Mathewson Denny
ISBN : 0131835637
Genre : Religion
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The author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject sets this text apart. An Introduction to Islam, Third Edition, provides students with a thorough and unified topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. It places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. The text's integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables students to see how Muslims think and live—engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes.An Introduction to Islam, Third Editionalso reviews pre-Islamic history so students can see how Islam developed historically.

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