Gesù il Galileo
Author: Sabina Marineo
Publisher: Sabina Marineo
Gesù - uomo della parola e uomo della spada - predicatore e combattente per un Regno d'Israele La vita di un leader galileo che voleva liberare la sua terra, fu crocifisso e dopo la morte divenne un mito che Paolo di Tarso adattò e trasformò nel messaggio universale del cristianesimo Duemila anni di storia. Circa 2,5 miliardi di cristiani in tutto il mondo. Chi non conosce Gesù di Nazareth? E già qui cominciano i problemi. In realtà Gesù non fu definito nazareno perché proveniva da Nazareth, bensì a causa della sua grande devozione religiosa. “Nazar” significava in lingua aramaica “custode della tradizione”. E Gesù era, in prima linea, un ebreo. Ma questa è solamente una delle tante inesattezze diffuse dall’insegnamento della Chiesa Cattolica. E più si va a fondo nella ricerca del Gesù storico, più ci si chiede se si tratti sul serio di inesattezze oppure se sia stato effettuato un vero e proprio insabbiamento allo scopo di celare una verità imbarazzante. Quale verità? Il vero volto di Gesù. Un volto scomodo perché incompatibile con l’immagine diffusa dalla Chiesa. Lungi dall’essere il pacifico predicatore di una nuova religione universale, Gesù era un combattente ebreo osservante delle leggi mosaiche. Uomo di Galilea, nacque proprio quando la Palestina, sotto la dominazione romana e scossa da continue rivolte, era una polveriera in procinto di esplodere. Gesù voleva liberare il suo Paese dall’occupazione straniera e ristabilire il Regno d’Israele. Era il Messia liberatore, faceva della propaganda politica. Per questo disse un giorno ai suoi seguaci: Vendi il mantello e compra una spada. 248 pagine, 40 illustrazioni. Saggio sul Gesù storico
In any event, if there is any division between a Muslim and a Christian on the grounds of dogma, belief, ethics or morality, then the cause of such conflict could be traced to an utterance of Paul found in his books of Corinthians, Phillipians, Galatians, Thessolanians, etc., in the Bible. As against the teaching of the Master (Jesus) that salvation only comes through keeping of the commandments (Mathew 19:16-17), Paul nails the law and the commandments to the cross (Colossians 2:14) and claims that salvation can only be obtained through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ:- "If Christ be not risen from the dead, then our preaching is vain, and your faith is also vain." (1 Corinthians 15:14)
The Murder of Christ
Author: Wilhelm Reich
In this profound and moving work, the scientist Wilhelm Reich explores the meaning of Christ's life and reveals the hidden, universal scourge that caused his agonizing death--The Emotional Plague of Mankind. Reich contends that man is faced with full responsibility for the murder of Christ all through the ages--for the murder of fellow human beings, no matter what the circumstances. Here is the blunt truth about people's true ways of being, acting and emotional reacting. Here, also, the lesson of the murder of Christ is applied to the contemporary social scene. The tragedy of Reich's own death points up the fact that the problems presented in THE MURDER OF CHRIST are acute problems of present-day society.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves 20 miles east of Jerusalem in 1947 and 1956. Now Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, co-authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, have succeeded in uncovering what has been described as 'the academic scandal par excellence of the twentieth century': the story of how and why up to 75 per cent of the eight hundred ancient Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts, hidden for some nineteen centuries, have, until very recently, remained concealed from the rest of the world. Through interviews, historical analysis and a close study of both published and unpublished scroll material, the authors are able to reveal the true cause of the bitter struggle between scholars, for these documents disclose nothing less than a new account of the origins of Christianity and an alternative and highly significant version of the New Testament.
Author: Jakob Engberg
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
<I>Impulsore Chresto reassesses opposition to Christianity AD 50-250. The Roman authorities' persecutions have caught the attention of both the public, intrigued by martyrs, and scholars, arguing that executions were relatively rare. This is not challenged, but the executions are placed in context as the most dramatic aspect of a spectrum of opposition including rumors, polemic, harassment and accusations. Such opposition was taken for granted and rarely described. When studying the preserved texts on trials against Christians, however, it appears that even here relatives, plaintiffs, spectators or local officials played crucial roles. There were as many reasons for opposition as opponents, but some motives reappear in clusters: Christians were perceived as superstitious and ungodly, as endangering peace with the gods and social order.
Author: Paul Veyne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Michel Foucault and Paul Veyne: the philosopher and the historian. Two major figures in the world of ideas, resisting all attempts at categorization. Two timeless thinkers who have long walked and fought together. In this short book Paul Veyne offers a fresh portrait of his friend and relaunches the debate about his ideas and legacy. ‘Foucault is not who you think he is’, writes Veyne; he stood neither on the left nor on the right and was frequently disowned by both. He was not so much a structuralist as a sceptic, an empiricist disciple of Montaigne, who never ceased in his work to reflect on 'truth games', on singular, constructed truths that belonged to their own time. A unique testimony by a scholar who knew Foucault well, this book succeeds brilliantly in grasping the core of his thought and in stripping away the confusions and misunderstandings that have so often characterized the interpretation of Foucault and his work.
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From Joseph to Joshua
Author: H H Rowley
Publisher: OUP/British Academy
The story of the Exodus has been one of the most vexing historico-Biblical problems to confront scholars. The fundamental chronological problems are of the utmost complexity, yet they materially affect the view that is taken of Israel's religious development. Delivered in 1948, these lectures consider the Biblical traditions, the surviving extra-Biblical texts, and the archaeological evidence.
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. Ibsen's later work examined the realities that lay behind many facades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. The poetic and cinematic early play Peer Gynt, however, has strong surreal elements. Ibsen is often ranked as one of the truly great playwrights in the European tradition. Richard Hornby describes him as "a profound poetic dramatist-the best since Shakespeare". He is widely regarded as the most important playwright since Shakespeare. He influenced other playwrights and novelists such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Miller, James Joyce, Eugene O'Neill and Miroslav Krleza. Ibsen was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, 1903 and 1904.
Author: Wu Ming, Shaun Whiteside
Publisher: Verso Books
To save their threatened utopian community of Iroquois, Irish, and Scots during the start of the American Revolution, Mohawk chief Joseph Brant and a group of warriors go on a restless journey that takes them from New York to Canada, to the salons of Georgian London and the heart of the British Empire, in the latest work by a critically acclaimed collective of Italian writers known as Wu Ming.
The Potting Shed
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Open Road Media
From the British novelist, this Tony Award–winning drama of family secrets delivers “brilliantly effective . . . enormously provocative . . . theatrical suspense” (New York Post). The Callifer family has assembled in the English country home of Wild Grove where its patriarch—a once-renowned rationalist and man of letters—nears death. Arriving unexpectedly to pay his respects is his son, James, a pariah among the Callifers, who finds a dark veil still drawn over his mysterious childhood. It was decades ago, when James was fourteen, that something happened to him in the garden shed, a black hole in his memories. For everyone else, it’s an unforgettable source of unease—and for some, unforgiveable. To discover the truth, James seeks out his ostracized uncle, an alcoholic priest with nothing left to lose. What unfolds makes for “some of the most moving, forceful and compelling theatre since Eugene O’Neill” (The Harvard Crimson). Graham Greene’s Tony Award–winning work for the stage made its Broadway debut in 1957 and was hailed by the New York Times as “an original drama that probes deep into the spirit and casts a spell.”
The Christians and the Roman Empire overturns the myth of an unrelenting persecution of the subversive, Christian "outlaw." Using contemporary sources and authentic documents --including imperial edicts and records of the deeds of non-legendary martyrs--Marta Sordi shows that the conflict was primarily religious and almost never political. The Christians actually continued to profess their loyalty to the Roman Empire during the periods of persecution, and the Empire, which almost never thought of the Christians as a threat to security, often found itself acting simply as the secular arm of religious authorities during these periods of social and cultural intolerance.