L’autrice in questo romanzo affronta un argomento molto delicato, ma lo fa con garbo, disincanto e arguzia. Senza essere polemica, racconta in uno stile solo all’apparenza leggero e scanzonato due storie d’amore parallele che un Prete e una Donna, protagonisti volutamente anonimi, vivono in epoche assorted. Attraverso varie vicissitudini, talora drammatiche, sia in keeping with l. a. vita stessa dei personaggi sia in keeping with i problemi di fede e di coscienza con cui si sentono confrontati, il loro amore sfocia in due finali differenti e significativi. Ambedue le conclusioni tuttavia vogliono evidenziare come oggi sia ancora possibile credere, avere fede in un Dio d’amore e di misericordia, nonostante una Chiesa non sempre infallibile in quanto, come ogni umana istituzione, ha nell’uomo i suoi limiti.

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A brand new translation and research of 1 of the main debatable of the apocryphal gospels

• Emphasizes an initiatic marriage among the female and male ideas because the middle of the Christian secret

• Bears witness to the actual courting shared by means of Jesus and Mary Magdalene

• Translated from the Coptic and analyzed by way of the writer of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (over 90,000 bought)

The mainstream place of the Christian church on sexuality was once maybe top summed up by way of Pope blameless III (1160-1216) whilst he said that “the sexual act is so shameful that it truly is intrinsically evil.” one other Christian theologian maintained that the “Holy Ghost is absent from the room shared through a wedded couple.” What Philip files in his gospel is that Christ acknowledged exactly the contrary: The nuptial chamber is actually the holy of holies. For Philip the holy trinity contains the female presence. God is the daddy, the Holy Ghost is the mum, and Jesus is the Son. Neither guy nor girl by myself is created within the snapshot of God. it is just of their courting with one another--the sacred include within which they percentage the divine breath--that they resemble God.

The Gospel of Philip is healthier recognized for its portrayal of the actual dating shared via Jesus and his such a lot liked disciple, Mary of Magdala. since it ran counter to the path of the Church, which condemned the “works of the flesh,” Philip’s gospel was once suppressed and misplaced until eventually rediscovered at Nag Hammadi in 1947. Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup’s translation from the Coptic and his research of this gospel are awarded right here for the 1st time in English. What emerges from this significant resource textual content is a recovery of the sacred initiatic union among the female and male rules that was on the middle of Christianity’s sacred secret.

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By Mark R. Correll

The past due 19th century used to be a time of swift industrialization, mass politicization, and sleek philosophy. The ensuing political and cultural upheaval faced the German protestant church with deep questions of identity.

On the single aspect sat an informed educational guild whose explorations of historical past, philology, and rising social medical disciplines gave upward thrust to severe questions about the Christian religion and its which means for today.

On the opposite sat parish clergy confronted with the complexities of way of life and management in universal groups. For those parish clergy the strain used to be nice to help and bolster humans not just of their lifestyles as Christians, yet of their lifestyles as Germans.

Shepherds of the Empire engages undying questions of id and religion throughout the time-bound paintings of 4 key thinkers who tried, and finally failed, to carve a center approach for the German parish clergy in that environment.

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By Nadia Bolz-Weber

New York instances Bestseller | one among NPR's most sensible Books of 2015

What if that individual you have been attempting to stay away from is your top shot at grace today?

And what if that is the point?

In Accidental Saints, big apple instances best-selling au­thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invitations readers right into a miraculous come upon with what she calls “a spiritual yet not-so-spiritual life.” Tattooed, offended and profane, this former standup comedian became pastor stubbornly, occasionally hilariously, resists the God she feels known as to serve. yet God retains displaying up in the slightest degree most probably of people—a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA.

As she lives and worships along those “ac­cidental saints,” Nadia is swept into first-hand en­counters with grace—a present that feels to her much less like being wrapped in a hot blanket and extra like being hit with a blunt tool. yet by way of this grace, individuals are trans­formed in methods they couldn’t were on their lonesome.

In a time while many have rightly develop into dis­illusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints dem­onstrates what occurs whilst usual humans percentage bread and wine, fight with scripture jointly, and inform one another the reality approximately their actual lives. This unforgettable account in their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring actual for believer and skeptic alike.

instructed in Nadia’s trademark confessional sort, Accidental Saints is the beautiful subsequent paintings from one among today’s most crucial non secular voices.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Considered by means of many to be the world’s leading authority on biblical prophecy, Dr. John F. Walvoord dedicated a lot of his time and scholarship to examining the Bible’s predictions approximately Jesus. From Jesus’s start, to His demise and resurrection, to His go back to earth, each prophecy approximately Christ within the Bible is proper to us today.

Now for the 1st time, those prophecies and interpretations can be found via themselves in a single publication. This final consultant to messianic prophecy explores:

•    The historic history for each prophecy approximately Christ in the course of the Bible
•    How and while Christ will go back to earth
•    What today’s occasions within the heart East need to do with Jesus’s existence and purpose
•    How the entire prophecies approximately Jesus effect and ensure one another
•    Why we will be able to interpret biblical prophecies actually and why they topic to us today

realizing biblical predictions approximately Christ is essential to the church, our knowledge of global occasions, and our own religion in a God who retains His promises.

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By Lisa Velthouse

“Beauty is at the inside.” we all know it’s actual . . . but occasionally it sort of feels difficult to completely think it. What may your international be like when you really felt appealing and lived each day packed with that self assurance and joy?

Fashion journalist Lauren Scruggs is aware the way it feels to go looking for good looks. She grew up understanding of God’s love, yet by no means totally understood what that love intended, or the way it prolonged to the private components of her soul―until a terrible coincidence that led to the lack of either her left eye and hand. In her darkest hours, every little thing Lauren believed used to be demonstrated. but it was once there that God confirmed her the place genuine attractiveness comes from: the unfailing love of the writer. God’s love is what really makes us lovely.

Using tales from Lauren’s coincidence, restoration, and studies within the model international, Your attractive Heart explores matters that teenager women face each day: physique picture, self esteem, peer strain, and lots more and plenty extra. even if you learn the ebook by yourself or with a bunch of associates, Lauren’s own message of affection, religion, and cost will exhibit you what it capability to be a woman who radiates with precise good looks.

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By Adam Hamilton

Denominations from evangelical to mainline proceed to event deep divisions over common social concerns. The underlying debate isn’t a couple of specific social factor, yet as an alternative it truly is approximately how we comprehend the character of scripture and the way we must always interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved booklet can also be the most complicated. In Making feel of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of many country’s major pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button concerns that plague the church and cultural debate, and solutions some of the questions commonly asked via Christians and non-Christians alike.

Did God quite command Moses to place homosexual humans to loss of life? Did Jesus quite educate that everybody who's now not a Christian might be assigned to hell? Why might Paul command ladies to “keep silent within the church?” have been Adam and Eve genuine humans? Is the ebook of Revelation quite concerning the finish occasions? Who made up our minds which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever improper? In approachable and alluring language, Hamilton addresses those frequently misunderstood biblical issues prime readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible in order that we'd listen God converse via it and locate its phrases to be life-changing and life-giving.

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The tale of the invention of the 1st lifeless Sea Scrolls has turn into part of Western lore. Who has now not heard in regards to the Bedouin shepherd who threw a rock right into a cave, heard a crash, went in to discover, and located the scrolls? the tale in that shape could be actual, however it seems to be anything of a simplification. in general, a lot continues to be unknown in regards to the particular conditions lower than which these scrolls have been came across. the tale of the invention at the start bargains with only one cave; the opposite ten have been positioned at later times.

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By Steven Furtick

In Sun Stand Still, Pastor Steven Furtick challenged us to invite God for the impossible—to dwell, on a daily basis, with an identical religion within the fantastic that we see within the Bible. during this day-by-day, own consultant Steven leads you deeper into Scripture as you start to dwell the lifestyles God created and kept us for.
 
Over the subsequent 40 days, you’ll have the ability to work out what audacious religion can seem like on your personal existence. via day-by-day scripture readings and teachings, this publication provide you with the opportunity to alter your viewpoint on prayer. when you've got the power to invite, God has the power to behave - and rework the normal into the extraordinary.
 
In this devotional, you are going to study day-by-day how you can improve your religion, stroll within the self belief of Christ, and dare to think God for the most unlikely.

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