God Against the Gods

They were as shocked and disgusted as any of the biblical prophets at the tribes
of northern Europe, who believed that the high god called Odin preferred to see
his sacrificial victims put to death by strangulation and thus dubbed him “the god

Author: Jonathan Kirsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626588

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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"Lively… points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." —Publishers Weekly "Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." —David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project "Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance… A timely book, well-written and researched." —Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power "An intriguing read." —The Jerusalem Report "A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today’s world." —San Francisco Chronicle "Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." —The Washington Post

Against the Gods

But we cannot conduct experiments that will prove either the existence or the
absence of God. ... Then if you bet against the existence of God by refusing to live
a life of piety and sacraments you run the risk of eternal damnation; the winner of

Author: Peter L. Bernstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470534532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." —The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." —The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." —Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." —The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." —Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." —Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." —John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." —Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." —Money "A singular achievement." —Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." —The Australian

Against the Gods

He had to get to Wendy, now. ∞∞∞∞∞ Pasha sprinted towards Wendy's hut.
She was sure Wendy would understand; she had that soft, gentle, naïve heart,
and she abhorred circumcision. She would calm Jafari 198 | P a g e Against the

Author: Crystal Ading

Publisher: Fimbo Publishing

ISBN: 0981862608

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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The narrative recounts the struggles of Wendy Bakari on her journey to woman. After a successful stay in the city to obtain her education, a jilted Wendy returns to a fictional African Village called Lufinga where she is forced to confront misogyny, evil spirits, female circumcision and other strange customs. Yet as the granddaughter of the village witch, she must walk a fine line lest she be consumed by her own desires.

Against the Gods

What is the relationship between the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern mythology? Currid examines the evidence, arguing that the Old Testament is highly polemical as he stresses differentiation over continuity.

Author: John D. Currid

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433531836

Category: Religion

Page: 153

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Did the writers of Scripture borrow ideas from their cultural neighbors? What is the relationship between the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern mythology? Currid examines the evidence, arguing that the Old Testament is highly polemical as he stresses differentiation over continuity.

Vindication of the True God Against the God of Moses

“That Jove convened the Senate of the skies Where high Olympus' cloudy tops
arise.” And Parnassus is famed as the favorite haunt of Apollo, Bacchus, and the
Heavenly Nine. The God of Moses chose Mt. Sinai. His thunders, however, were

Author: George E. King




Page: 212

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Augustine The City of God Against the Pagans

Book ix i The point reached in the foregoing argument , and what is left of the
question to be discussed Some have held the opinion that there are both good
and bad gods . ' Others , thinking better of the gods , have ascribed so much
honour ...

Author: Agustí (sant, bisbe d'Hipona)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521468435

Category: History

Page: 1243

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The first new rendition for a generation of one of the classic texts of Western civilisation.

Time and the Gods

But Slid advanced and led his armies up the valley, and inch by inch and mile by
mile he conquered the lands of the gods. Then from Their hills the gods sent
down a great array of cliffs against hard, red rocks, and bade them march against

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459683

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Fall into a beguiling fantasy world in Time and the Gods, a collection of magical short stories from writer Lord Dunsany, whom many critics regard as a central figure in the early development of the fantasy genre. This interlinked series of tales will please fantasy fans who prefer a more literary, lyrical style.

Augustine The City of God against the Pagans

Even whentheRomans worshipped them freely, however, their gods didnot
preventthe occurrence of those material ills which are all that theydread. Forat
various times andin different places before theadvent of our Redeemer, the
human race ...

Author: Augustine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107650992

Category: Political Science

Page: 1278

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This is the first new rendition for a generation of The City of God, the first major intellectual achievement of Latin Christianity and one of the classic texts of Western civilisation. Robert Dyson has produced a complete, accurate, authoritative, and fluent translation of De civitate dei, edited together with full biographical notes, a concise introduction, bibliography, and chronology of Augustine's life. The result is one of the most important single contributions to the Cambridge Texts series yet published, of interest to students of ecclesiastical history, the history of political thought, theology, philosophy, and late antiquity.

Twelve Against the Gods

This is why all the poets are on one side, and all the laws on the other; for laws are made by, and usually for, old men.” Though his essays are nearly one hundred years old, they encompass the timeless values of perseverance, bravery, ...

Author: William Bolitho

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635765048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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An instant bestseller when first published in 1929—biographies of twelve bold individuals from history and what they did to separate themselves from the pack. In his trademark journalist style, author William Bolitho details the lives of twelve great adventurers—Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Mahomet, Lola Montez, Cagliostro (and Seraphina), Charles XII of Sweden, Napoleon I, Lucius Sergius Catiline, Napoleon III, Isadora Duncan, and Woodrow Wilson. Bolitho elucidates both the struggles and successes that made these figures so iconic, and demonstrates how they all battled convention and conformity to achieve enduring fame and notoriety. “We are born adventurers,” Bolitho writes, “and the love of adventures never leaves us till we are very old; old, timid men, in whose interest it is that adventure should quite die out. This is why all the poets are on one side, and all the laws on the other; for laws are made by, and usually for, old men.” Though his essays are nearly one hundred years old, they encompass the timeless values of perseverance, bravery, and strength of spirit that have proven to resonate with the pioneers and thought leaders of today. “It’s really quite good.” —Elon Musk “Twelve Against the Gods provides an interesting perspective on what drove and impeded this group of adventurers . . . A good read for anyone who’s interested in history or looking to find some motivation to switch things up and break the rules.” —Áine Cain, Business Insider “I think Twelve Against the Gods is also very appropriate for this day and age. We need adventurers, and there still are a lot of adventurers.” —China Ryall, daughter of William Bolitho

Against All Gods

Dawkins's book-length atheist manifesto—The God Delusion—is ambitious and
daring. We admire it for those qualities, and think it understandable that
Dawkins's way of thinking is attracting an enormous amount of attention, even (or
perhaps ...

Author: Phillip E. Johnson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830879455

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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The father of the intelligent design movement, Phillip Johnson, thinks the new atheists are right! How? They've put serious discussion about God back on the public agenda. Despite their conclusions, folks like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett are asking the right questions. They're making belief in any religion an issue again, especially in the university context where, for decades, questions about faith and reason have been taken off the table for serious discussion. Open debate is exactly what we need on the topics of God, evolution and creation. Together Johnson and John Mark Reynolds help us see the unique opportunity these vociferous and even evangelistic atheists are creating in their attempt to convert us to their unbelief. The authors show that we need not fear or react against these challenges. Rather they point to better ways to engage the opinions of this new, aggressive form of antireligious activity. With skill and insight they energetically take on the question of whether the evidence leads to a materialistic naturalism or points toward a creator God. Be informed. Be encouraged. Join the discussion.

The DEVIL S ADVOCATE A Spiritual Man s Case Against the LORD God

... and Cursings from the Same Source Starting with the offspring of Cain24,
LORD God began filling the universe with minds in rebellion against GOD. LORD
God's offspring are literally at war with the gods of the universe (Original Man).

Author: Dr. Alonzo Richard Fleming Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615191185



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Battle of the Gods

The God of Israel Versus Marduk of Babylon : a Literary/theological Interpretation
of Jeremiah 50-51 Martin Kessler ... Hayes focused on the work of Gunkel and
Gressman who believed the oracles against the nations to be the oldest of the ...

Author: Martin Kessler

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023239093

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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This monograph is a literary study of the oracles against Babylon in Jeremiah chapters 50-51. They form the climax of the foreign oracle collection in the book of Jeremiah. Included are a survey of early scholarship on these chapters, a discussion of genres and motifs, verbal components, and a succinct survey of the historical context. However, the major emphasis is directed to the dynamic of these oracles as a literary creation with a message. That message is directed to Judah and Israel, who are urged to flee a doomed city with its idolatrous civilization, and to return to their homeland, to Jerusalem, to enter a permanent covenant with YHWH the God of their fathers. Throughout, the literature is discussed in its natural contexts: within the oracle collection in Jeremiah, in comparison with the Isaian oracles against Babylon, and within the canonical book of Jeremiah, demonstrating the climatic position of these oracles.

Who Let the Gods Out 4 Against All Gods

The laughs come thick and fast' DAVID SOLOMONS on book 1 In the series finale of Maz Evans' bestselling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet.

Author: Maz Evans

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1911490877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 713

The fourth and final book in the hilarious bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT series; perfect for fans of David Solomons! 'I totally fell in love with Elliot and the gods, and I think you're all going to love them too.' ROBIN STEVENS on book 1 'One of the funniest new voices in children's literature. The laughs come thick and fast' DAVID SOLOMONS on book 1 In the series finale of Maz Evans' bestselling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet. As well as facing up to his fears, he realises that the future of mankind - and the survival of everything he holds dear - is at stake. But can a bunch of misfit gods, a lost constellation and a mortal boy stand up to the daemon hordes?

The Gods of Greece and Rome

Thus did Athena arm herself when she went forth to fight, and urged on the hero
Diomede to battle against the god of war himself. “And Athena, daughter of ægis-
bearing Zeus, cast down at her father's threshold her woven vesture, ...

Author: Talfourd Ely

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120341

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.

Against All Gods Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness

Perhaps this might count as news too, to all those wishing to know the name of
God. There is a biochemistry professor at Lehigh University in the United States
called Michael J. Behe, darling of the Creationists, who says that biological ...

Author: A.C. Grayling

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433119

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Do religions have an inherent right to be respected? Is atheism itself a form of religion, and can there be such a thing as a 'fundamentalist atheist'? Are we witnessing a global revival in religious zeal, or do the signs point instead to religion's ultimate decline? In a series of bold, unsparing polemics, A.C. Grayling tackles these questions head on, exposing the dangerous unreason he sees at the heart of religious faith and highlighting the urgent need we have to reject it in all its forms, without compromise. In its place he argues for a set of values based on reason, reflection and sympathy, taking his cue from the great ethical tradition of western philosophy.

Twelve Against the Gods Summary and Analysis

In this book, we present a summary of the key figures in Bolitho's classic and pull key lessons - both professional and personal - that we can learn from these towering figures.

Author: Steve Smalls

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536878462


Page: 108

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Twelve Against the Gods: The Story of Adventure is a 1929 collection of short and exquisitely written biographical essays on the lives of such famed adventurers as Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Napoleon, and Isadora Duncan. The author, William Bolitho, celebrates the contradictions and bipolar tensions that live inside and often drive even history's most celebrated heroes. In this book, we present a summary of the key figures in Bolitho's classic and pull key lessons - both professional and personal - that we can learn from these towering figures. Although all the greats featured in the book lived ages ago, the principles by which they lived their lives hold valuable lessons for those of us in contemporary times. All were wildly successful in their chosen fields and we aim to distill key business, leadership and personal lessons from these. Each chapter delves into the life on one of the characters from the classic book, tracing their path to success (and ultimate ruin) while highlighting the key lessons to be gleaned. The classic book itself is hard to find because it has long been out of print but we attempt to capture its essence in this book. However, if you find an old used copy, buy it without a moment's hesitation. It is well worth it!