Preacher of Death

The Shocking Inside Story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege
Author: Martin King,Marc Breault
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451180001
Category: Cults
Page: 375
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A reporter who interviewed cult leader Vernon Howell/David Koresh in 1992, and a former cult member who was second-in-command of the Branch Davidians for many years, describe and explain what led up to the horrifying end of the cult in the Waco fire of April 1993. It is the story of a deluded maniac who exerted a hypnotic influence over his followers and committed many crimes without any legal constraints being brought to bear on him or his sect.

Thus Spake Zarathustra

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853267765
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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This series of aphorisms, put into the mouth of Zarathustra, contains the kernel of Nietzche's original thought. In it he states that "God is dead" and that Christianity is decadent and leads mankind into a slave morality concerned with the next life rather than this.

A Polemical Preacher of Joy

An Anti-apocalpytic Genre for Qoheleth's Message of Joy
Author: Jerome N. Douglas
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625640641
Category: Religion
Page: 186
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How is the interpreter to approach Ecclesiastes? What is the message of the author? What is the genre of Ecclesiastes? Many scholars have posited varying interpretations of the message of Ecclesiastes and have observed the number of statements that appear to be conflicting or, at least, in tension with one another. Discussions about the argument and genre label(s) in Ecclesiastes have not fully considered the author's polemics against the apocalyptic beliefs of his day, 200 B.C.E. This book will propose that the author of Ecclesiastes utilizes a hybrid genre in his work--an "anti-apocalyptic genre"--in order to further his message of joy. Jerome Douglas explores how recognizing the presence of an anti-apocalyptic genre within the tapestry of Ecclesiastes assists the interpreter in understanding the book.

Matter of Life and Death

Preaching at Funerals
Author: Charles Hoffacker
Publisher: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 1461732999
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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With the sensitivity born of time and experience, Charles Hoffacker presents an unusually warm and caring approach to preaching at a pivotal transition in human life, one which goes to the very heart of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Hoffacker teaches the reader, whether a seasoned preacher or a novice homilist, to find the key to unlocking the mystery of Jesus' promise of eternal life in a mortal life now ended.

Preachers of the Italian Ghetto

Author: David B. Ruderman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520077355
Category: History
Page: 168
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"What was the role of the preacher as a shaper of Jewish culture? How did he present his ideas to the audience? In what way did he serve as a bridge between the ghetto and the world outside, between old and new conventions, and between elite and popular modes of thought? Judah Moscato in Mantua, Judah del Bene in Ferrara, Azariah Figo in Pisa and Venice, Leon Modena in Venice, Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen in Padua, Abraham of Sant'Angelo in Bologna, and Isaac de Lattes in Mantua, Venice, and elsewhere are the rabbis whose published sermons the authors investigate. Among the subjects they consider are the influences of Renaissance and Baroque thinking on the content and style of the sermons, the interplay of ideas and speaking techniques with the Christian world, the "popularization" of the kabbalah, and the eulogy as a successful new form of sermon in Jewish society. The story of how these preachers reflected and shaped the culture of their listeners, who felt the pressure of cramped urban life as well as political, economic, and religious persecution, is finally beginning to be told."--BOOK JACKET.

Death Row Breakout and Other Stories

Author: Edward Bunker
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1842437631
Category: Fiction
Page: 201
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Death Row Breakout brings together seven previously unseen short stories that draw fully on Edward Bunker's incomparable experience of the U.S. prison system. The title story Death Row Breakout details the routine of being on Death Row, before exploding into action when the plans for a breakout kick in. In L.A. Justice, a black man falls foul of the law after a minor traffic incident and once inside the prison system he finds it a labyrinth impossible to escape from... As James Ellroy says by an ex-criminal, from the unregenerately criminal viewpoint...'

Ridiculous Thoughts From A Preacher and A Few Friends

Author: Fred H. Alexander, Jr.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449020866
Category: Poetry
Page: 176
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This book is an opinionated “I-made-you-think” without “how-do-you-see-it.” It is a mixture of surprising profundity and foolishness. Many categories, sayings, and scriptures are interchangeable. This book has a religious spin but is intended to help everyone focus on humble and persevering thoughts in life.

Pioneer and Priest

Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Author: R. J. McKelvey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621895920
Category: Religion
Page: 274
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The interest that Hebrews holds today is testimony to its enduring message. Central to its message is what Jesus Christ did and continues to do for his people. This is spelled out in arresting images. Dr. McKelvey provides new insight on Hebrews by demonstrating that two of its chief images - pioneer and priest - function not independently but in tandem. Christ is not pioneer without also being priest, and his priesthood is only properly understood in terms of the pioneer figure. Only one who is both pioneer and priest can provide the church with the help it needs. The double analogy in fact conveys the meaning of the Christian faith. This creative work takes account of the author's rhetorical style, showing how Hebrews is addressed to an urgent practical situation. It will appeal to those who want to know more about Hebrews as well as those who believe that the emerging church must follow Christ "outside the camp."