Im Schatten des Himmels


Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104037124
Category: Fiction
Page: 720
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Guy Gavriel Kay ist der Großmeister der historischen Fantasy. Mit ›Im Schatten des Himmels‹ hat er ein bildgewaltiges und fesselndes Epos geschrieben, das in einem phantastischen Reich der Mitte spielt. Kay beschwört das China der Tang-Dynastie herauf und erzählt eine grandiose Fantasy-Geschichte voller Intrigen, Abenteuer und Magie. »250 sardianische Pferde, Geschöpfe von unvergleichlicher Schönheit und Seltenheit!« Als der Kriegermönch und Gelehrte Shen Tai für seine Heldentaten von der Jadeprinzessin des Nachbarreiches belohnt wird, macht ihn das überaus großzügige und gefährliche Geschenk auf einen Schlag zu einem der mächtigsten Männer im Reich der Mitte. Die Herrschenden von Kitai – eine Fantasy-Version des Chinas der Tang-Dynastie – wollen jedoch keinen neuen Konkurrenten neben sich dulden und senden Mörder aus, um Shen Tai aus dem Weg zu räumen. Nach einem ersten Attentatsversuch beschließt Shen Tai, in die Hauptstadt zu reisen, um die Pferde dem Kaiser zum Geschenk zu machen. Begleitet wird er von der jungen Kriegerin Wen Song, die geschworen hat, ihn mit ihrem Leben zu beschützen, und dem berühmten Dichter und Trunkenbold Sima Zian, der seinem jungen Freund mit Rat und Tat zur Seite steht. Die Gefährten erwartet eine abenteuerliche und gefährliche Reise, auf der sich das Schicksal des Reiches entscheiden wird. Mit seiner unvergleichlichen Charakterentwicklung und der großartigen Handlung wird Kays neuestes Werk Liebhaber von historischen Romanen ebenso begeistern wie Fantasy-Fans.

Heaven


Author: Randy Alcorn
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414345673
Category: Religion
Page: 560
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What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.

Heaven

A History
Author: Colleen McDannell,Bernhard Lang
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300091076
Category: Religion
Page: 411
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Includes a substantial new preface on changing views of life after death in the new century, this copiously illustrated book describes the ways in which believers--from biblical authors to present-day religious thinkers--have pictured Heaven, not just in doctrine but also in poetry, art, literature, and popular culture.

The Lathe Of Heaven

A Novel
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416556966
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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George Orr discovers that his dreams possess the remarkable ability to change the world, and when he falls into the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist, he counters by dreaming up a perfect world that can overcome his nightmares, in a new edition of the classic science fiction novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Tyranny of Heaven

Milton's Rejection of God as King
Author: Michael Bryson
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874138597
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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The Tyranny of Heaven argues for a new way of reading the figure of Milton's God, contending that Milton rejects kings on earth and in heaven. Though Milton portrays God as a king in Paradise Lost, he does this neither to endorse kingship nor to recommend a monarchical model of deity. Instead, he recommends the Son, who in Paradise Regained rejects external rule as the model of politics and theology for Milton's fit audience though few. The portrait of God in Paradise Lost serves as a scathing critique of the English people and its slow but steady backsliding into the political habits of a nation long used to living under the yoke of kingship, a nation that maintained throughout its brief period of liberty the image of God as a heavenly king, and finally welcomed with open arms the return of a human king. Michael Bryson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University.

Between Heaven and Earth


Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 155469941X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 245
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At the request of his late grandfather, DJ climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to scatter his ashes.

Der Junge, der aus dem Himmel zurückkehrte

Eine wahre Geschichte.
Author: Kevin und Alex Malarkey
Publisher: adeo Verlag
ISBN: 3641131138
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Kevin Malarkey quälen schreckliche Vorwürfe: "Ich habe meinen Sohn getötet" Am 14. November 2004 gerät er mit seinem Auto in einen schweren Unfall. Während er relativ unbeschadet überlebt, liegt sein sechsjähriger Sohn Alex im Koma. "Ich glaube, Alex ist jetzt bei Jesus", meint ein Freund. Was eher so dahingesagt war, stellt sich tatsächlich als wahr heraus, als Alex wieder aufwacht. Sein Bericht von himmlischen Begegnungen mit Gott und den Engeln hat bereits tausende Menschen berührt. "Gott ist erstaunlich, ich bin nur ein Kind", sagt er. Doch er möchte weitergeben: Der Himmel ist real. Ein zutiefst aufwühlendes Buch, das die Sicht auf das Leben und den Tod tiefgreifend verändern kann.

After Heaven

Spirituality in America Since the 1950s
Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520924444
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of Robert Wuthnow's engrossing new book. Wuthnow uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how Americans, from teenagers to senior citizens, define their spiritual journeys. His findings are a telling reflection of the changes in beliefs and lifestyles that have occurred throughout the United States in recent decades. Wuthnow reconstructs the social and cultural reasons for an emphasis on a spirituality of dwelling (houses of worship, denominations, neighborhoods) during the 1950s. Then in the 1960s a spirituality of seeking began to emerge, leading individuals to go beyond established religious institutions. In subsequent chapters Wuthnow examines attempts to reassert spiritual discipline, encounters with the sacred (such as angels and near-death experiences), and the development of the "inner self." His final chapter discusses a spirituality of practice, an alternative for people who are uncomfortable within a single religious community and who want more than a spirituality of endless seeking. The diversity of contemporary American spirituality comes through in the voices of the interviewees. Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Native Americans are included, as are followers of occult practices, New Age religions, and other eclectic groups. Wuthnow also notes how politicized spirituality, evangelical movements, and resources such as Twelve-Step programs and mental health therapy influence definitions of religious life today. Wuthnow's landmark book, The Restructuring of American Religion (1988), documented the changes in institutional religion in the United States; now After Heaven explains the changes in personal spirituality that have come to shape our religious life. Moreover, it is a compelling and insightful guide to understanding American culture at century's end.

Seven Steps to Heaven


Author: Fred Khumalo
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 9781770093874
Category: Fiction
Page: 209
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This multilayered family saga is a riveting tale of love, betrayal, and a search for identity—sexual and otherwise. Sis Lettie, the streetwise philosopher of the shebeens and entrepreneur par excellence, and her son Kokoroshe, a street urchin turned lawyer, are at the center of this dark and understated novel.

Revealing Heaven II


Author: Kat Kerr
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1609578635
Category: Religion
Page: 190
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"In Him, we live, we move, we have our being..."Acts 17.Come and learn where we all came from in Heaven, as the Father Reveals His heart!Revealing Heaven II takes you further into the mysteries of God and continues to unveil His home - HEAVEN!You will visit more amazing mansions, find out why God allows your pets to go there and learn about Higher Education. Kat also tells of the time when the Father caught her up to His throne and revealed His heart to His people! You can know the wonders of Heaven through her beautiful illustrations of the celestial realm.See where the little babies play and find out what the Valley of Falls is like as she continues her journeys to Heaven. Also be prepared for the Great Awakening that is about to be poured out on this earth. Jesus said it will be the most exciting time to be alive as a Believer!Kat Kerr, President of One Quest Intl, and author of Revealing Heaven series, has known the Lord for over 50 years. She walks on a foundation of holiness that started in the 1800's with her Great grandparents. Kat pours out her life for others while walking with eyes blinded by God's love! Hopelessly young at heart, she brings a message of HOPE and POWER while sharing (at the Lord's request) what she was shown when caught up by the Spirit of God and taken on tours of Heaven. Operating in a 'seer' anointing for over 25 years, Kat exposes the enemy's plans and shares how to create a habitation for Heaven in your home! Ministering nationally and internationally she brings the rhema breath of God which empowers Believers to become the manifested Sons of God!

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Stories
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480457167
Category: Fiction
Page: 242
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Sherman Alexie’s darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The twenty-four linked tales in Alexie’s debut collection—an instant classic—paint an unforgettable portrait of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, a place where “Survival = Anger x Imagination,” where HUD houses and generations of privation intertwine with history, passion, and myth. We follow Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller no one really listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball star turned recovering alcoholic; and a wide cast of other vividly drawn characters on a haunting journey filled with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, dreams and reality. Alexie’s unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come together in a poetic vision of a world in which the gaps between past and present are not really gaps after all. The basis for the acclaimed 1998 feature film Smoke Signals,the Chicago Tribune noted, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven . . . is for the American Indian what Richard Wright’s Native Son was for the black American in 1940.” The collection received a Special Citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. This ebook edition features a new prologue from the author, as well as an illustrated biography and rare photos from Sherman Alexie’s personal collection.

Heaven

The Logic of Eternal Joy
Author: Jerry L. Walls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198027287
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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The Christian doctrine of heaven has been a moral source of enormous power in western culture. It has provided a striking account of the ultimate good in life and has for two millennia animated the hope that our lives can be fully meaningful. Recently, however, the doctrine of heaven has lost much of its grip on the western imagination and has become a vague and largely ignored part of the Christian creed. Not only have our hopes been redefined as a result, but our very identity as human beings has been altered. In this book, Jerry L. Walls argues that the doctrine of heaven is ripe for serious reconsideration. He contends not only that the orthodox view of heaven can be defended from objections commonly raised against it, but also that heaven is a powerful resource for addressing persistent philosophical problems, not the least of which concern the ground of morality and the meaning of life. Walls shows how heaven is integrally related to central Christian doctrines, particularly those concerning salvation, and tackles the difficult problem of why faith in Christ is necessary to save us from our sins. In addition, heaven is shown to illumine thorny problems of personal identity and to be an essential component of a satisfactory theodicy. Walls goes on to examine data from near-death experiences from the standpoint of some important recent work in epistemology and argues that they offer positive evidence for heaven. He concludes that we profoundly need to recover the hope of heaven in order to recover our very humanity.

Between Heaven and Earth

The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them
Author: Robert A. Orsi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849659
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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Between Heaven and Earth explores the relationships men, women, and children have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic history, and reflects, more broadly, on how people live in the company of sacred figures and how these relationships shape the ties between people on earth. In this boldly argued and beautifully written book, Robert Orsi also considers how scholars of religion occupy the ground in between belief and analysis, faith and scholarship. Orsi infuses his analysis with an autobiographical voice steeped in his own Italian-American Catholic background--from the devotion of his uncle Sal, who had cerebral palsy, to a "crippled saint," Margaret of Castello; to the bond of his Tuscan grandmother with Saint Gemma Galgani. Religion exists not as a medium of making meanings, Orsi maintains, but as a network of relationships between heaven and earth involving people of all ages as well as the many sacred figures they hold dear. Orsi argues that modern academic theorizing about religion has long sanctioned dubious distinctions between "good" or "real" religious expression on the one hand and "bad" or "bogus" religion on the other, which marginalize these everyday relationships with sacred figures. This book is a brilliant critical inquiry into the lives that people make, for better or worse, between heaven and earth, and into the ways scholars of religion could better study of these worlds.

Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven

Women in Ancient Egypt
Author: Anne K. Capel,Glenn Markoe,Cincinnati Art Museum,Brooklyn Museum
Publisher: Hudson Hills
ISBN: 9781555951290
Category: Art
Page: 235
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Dazzling treasures illuminate women's lives through 3,000 years of ancient Egypt.

Fire from Heaven

Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century
Author: David Underdown
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300059908
Category: History
Page: 308
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The town is Dorchester in Dorset; the time the beginning of the seventeenth century. Two hundred years before Hardy disguised it as Casterbridge, Dorchester was a typical English country town, of middling size and unremarkable achievements. But on 6 August 1613 much of it was destroyed in a great conflagration, which its inhabitants regarded as a 'fire from heaven', and which was the catalyst for the events described in this book. Over the next twenty years, a time of increasing political and religious turmoil all over Europe, Dorchester became the most religiously radical town in the kingdom, deeply involved, emotionally, with the fortunes of the Protestants in the Thirty Years War, and horrified by the Stuart flirtation with Spain. It was, after all, barely a generation since the defeat of the Great Armada. David Underdown traces the way in which the tolerant, paternalist Elizabethan town oligarchy was quickly replaced by a group of men who had a vision of a godly community in which power was to be exercised according to religious commitment rather than wealth or rank. They succeeded, briefly, in making Dorchester a place that could boast systems of education and of assisting the sick and needy nearly three hundred years in advance of their time. The town achieved the highest rate of charitable giving in the country. It had ties of blood as well as faith with many of those who sailed to establish similarly godly communities in New England. But the author's gaze is never focused narrowly on the local: he skillfully sets the story of Dorchester in the context both of national events and of what was going on overseas. This parallel vision of the crisis that led to the English Civil Warand of the incidence of the war itself opens fresh perspectives. The book's most remarkable achievement, however, is the re-creation, with an intimacy unique for an English community so distant from our own, of the lives of those who do not usually make it into the history books: Matthew Chubb, the hub of the old order, and his friend Roger Pouncey, 'godfather to the unruly and unregenerate of the town', on the one hand, the great pastor John White and the diarist William Whiteway on the other. They stride, fully rounded characters, from one end of the book to the other. Even further down the social scale we glimpse the daily lives of the ordinary men and women of the town drinking and swearing, fornicating and repenting, triumphing over their neighbors or languishing in prison, striving to live up to the new ideals of their community or rejecting them with bitter anger and mocking laughter. Above all, in its subtle exploration of human motives and aspirations, it shows again and again how nothing in history is simple, nothing is black and white. And it shows us, by the brilliant detail of its reconstruction, how much of the past we can recover when in the hands of a master historian.

Two Powers in Heaven

Early Rabbinic Reports About Christianity and Gnosticism
Author: Alan F. Segal
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9780391041721
Category: Religion
Page: 313
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In this study of the rabbinic heretics who believed in "Two Powers in Heaven," Alan Segal explores some relationships between rabbinic Judaism, Merkabah mysticism, and early Christianity. "Two Powers in Heaven" was a very early category of heresy. It was one of the basic categories by which the rabbis perceived the new phenomenon of Christianity and one of the central issues over which Judaism and Christianity separated. Segal reconstructs the development of the heresy through prudent dating of the stages of the rabbinic traditions. The basic heresy involved interpreting scripture to say that a principal angelic or hypostatic manifestation in heaven was equivalent to God. The earliest heretics believed in two complementary powers in heaven, while later heretics believed in two opposing powers in heaven. Segal stresses the importance of perceiving the relevance of rabbinic material for solving traditional problems of New Testament and gnostic scholarship, and at the same time maintains the necessity of reading those literatures for dating rabbinic material. Please note that "Two Powers in Heaven" was previously published by Brill in hardback, ISBN 90 04 05453 7 (no longer available).

Cicero in Heaven

The Roman Rhetor and Luther’s Reformation
Author: Carl Springer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004355197
Category: History
Page: 316
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In Cicero in Heaven, Carl Springer examines the influence of Cicero on Luther and other reformers and discusses the importance of the Reformation for Cicero’s continued use, especially in schools, in the following centuries.

Heaven

What a Wonderful Place
Author: Kenny Boles
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899008301
Category: Heaven
Page: 90
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It is the place Christians will spend eternity. Why is it that the Christian community thinks and talks of it so infrequently? This delightful study will help your group to look ahead to the place God is preparing for His children. This study is bound to create dynamic and exciting discussion within your group. It is an encouraging study that will build the hope and faith of all involved in your group.

When Heaven Invades Earth


Author: Bill Johnson
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768429528
Category: Religion
Page: 190
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It is truly possible for human people to walk in the divine, and Christ came to show us the way. It is by rediscovering our true identity in Him that we can begin to move into the promises of God regarding the miraculous. Bill Johnson not only teaches the supernatural, he imparts it by changing the way we think. By laying a carefully constructed biblical foundation for walking in the supernatural powers of God, this book provides all the equipment you need to experience miracles every day.