The Clash of Gods

A Reinterpretation of Early Christian Art

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Author: Thomas F. Mathews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691001593

Category: Art, Early Christian

Page: 223

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Explores the revolution in the visual arts that took place between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD, during which time the ancient gods, goddesses and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for hundreds of years were replaced by a new imagery of

Clash of the Gods

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Author: Charles Sutherland,Jonathan Slevin

Publisher: Abington House

ISBN: 9780979053207

Category: Fiction

Page: 465

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Clash of the Gods is a riveting fictional journey into how the quest for oil mixes with religious convictions to create the scenario for global nuclear war. When nuclear weapons are found missing from the Russian arsenal, the CIA must figure out if they are in the hands of terrorists or of belligerent nations willing to vaporize the Middle East in an apocalyptic war. The reader ventures into the inner sanctum of the world's political leadership and the heart of the intelligence communities of the U.S., Israel, Russia and Iran as these espionage organizations play deadly cat and mouse games to outwit their counterparts. Global politics, the quest for oil, assassinations, terrorism, religious faith, cooperation, betrayal, and romance: will these ingredients that make up the fabric of the modern world lead to its destruction?

Clash of the Dark Serpent

Quest of the Gods

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Author: Dan Hunter,Staz Johnson

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409568636

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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The Sun God has been captured by the gigantic Dark Serpent of the Underworld. Now our hero Akori must defeat the beast, or else darkness will seize Egypt for eternity. Don't miss a single battle in this exciting series; perfect for adventure-hungry readers! "A truly epic series which puts a vibrant sense of adventure into the age-old art of storytelling. A dream come true for adventure-hungry readers aged seven and over!" - Lancashire Evening Post

Life of Moses

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Author: Rose Publishing

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628622466

Category: Religion

Page: 12

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Boost Your Moses IQ in Less Than 30 minutes. "My earnest prayer is that you... may see in the action of Moses an example for yourselves."-Charles Spurgeon Already a Moses-expert? Boost your Moses IQ in less than 30 minutes with Rose Publishing's Life of Moses. You may know him as the great Lawgiver, the leader who parted the Red Sea, and the prophet who provided the Israelites with provision in the desert. But few realize Moses' insecurities...his hidden fears and anxieties. Get to know the real Moses: the 80-year-old man who hated the limelight, feared public speaking, and doubted God's call at first. Life of Moses pamphlet gives you 100's of facts—at your fingertips. Its full-color comparison charts, pictures, maps, and time lines allow you to easily understand Moses' family drama; track his Exodus journey; and uncover his personal struggles. In its thorough overview, you learn Moses' full story and its symbolic meaning without having to rummage through several heavy reference books and confusing commentaries. Moses gave us more than the Ten Commandments; he gave us an example to learn from. Find out how you can gain the confidence to follow God's will just as Moses did, and discover how God transforms our weaknesses and failures into strengths by getting Life of Moses today. Want to Discover More? Check out Life of Moses' Visual Features • Time line featuring Moses' major life events. • Map of the Exodus route. • Comparison chart on major events between Moses and Israel. • Comparison chart between Moses and Jesus. • Chart summarizing Moses' instructions in Deuteronomy. • Illustrations of Moses throughout his life. These visuals provide you with loads of information at a glance.

Last Clash of the Titans

The Second Coming of Hercules, Leviathan, and Prophetic War Between Jesus Christ and the Gods of Antiquity

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Author: Derek P. Gilbert

Publisher: Defender

ISBN: 9781948014090

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Greek and Roman tales of deities and demigods, what we call myths, are twisted versions of true history: Zeus is Satan, the Titans are the sons of god who came in to the daughters of man, and the heroes of the Golden Age are the mighty men of old-the Nephilim.If you were brought up in church, there's a good chance you were taught that the pagan gods were imaginary. But God Himself calls them gods. Not only that, He's judged them, found them wanting, and proclaimed a sentence of death on these rebels.But they're not dead yet. They're angry, and they're coming back.In Last Clash of the Titans, you'll discover:¿The Titans, the old gods of the Greeks, are the Watchers, the angelic sons of God who created the monstrous Nephilim by taking human women as wives¿The Nephilim, later called Rephaim, were the heroes and demigods of the Greeks¿Satan is lord of the Rephaim-and he'll lead them in an end times army against Israel¿The pagan Amorites worshiped the Rephaim spirits and believed they were ancestors of their kings¿The pagan prophet Balaam foretold the final destruction of the Nephilim by the Messiah¿Ezekiel's prophecy of Gog and Magog tells us when and where they'll be destroyed¿Gog won't be human, Magog is not Russia, and their war ends with the Battle of Armageddon¿The spirit of primordial chaos, Leviathan, will return from the abyss-as the AntichristAs Baudelaire wrote, "The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist." Recent research shows that nearly 60% of American Christians have fallen for that lie.Zeus, Hercules, the Olympians, and the Titans are real. They hate us, they want to kill us, and they're coming back.Get ready.

It Takes A Village To Name A Child

Celebrating The Bestowment of Ancestry, Faith, Identity and the Legacy of African Roots of Biblical Hebrews

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Author: Chinazor Onianwah

Publisher: Chinazor Onianwah

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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With vivid illustrations and abrasive insight, Chinazor Onianwah gathers strewn skeletal remains of Africa’s history, fleshes it out and breadths air into it in typical griot style; this is the Africa that comes alive in this narrative, "It Takes A Village to Name a Child, Celebrating the bestowment of Ancestry, Faith, Identity and Legacy of African roots of Biblical Hebrews." In this narrative, which intertwines history, archeological data and mythology, he compels his readers to re-evaluate stereotypes and what it means to be African. Not only would any reader – African or non-African – be amazed at what they never knew that they never knew of Africa; they may find it endearing to be African. After all, it was barely 60,000 years ago that we all came out of Africa. Painstakingly, Chinazor employs his wealth of experience as a news reporter/researcher to connect dots of historical events since the beginning of time through Biblical "Genesis" to the present day to render a befitting portraiture of Africa. And in so doing, answered frequently asked questions: Why a naming ceremony is essential for an African child Why the African is the forbearer of Biblical Hebrews. How the Ashkenazim (European Jews) usurped Hebraism and the Holy Land Are blacks less intelligent than whites? What is in a name like Barack Hussein Obama? Why Africa is so rich yet so poor Excerpt: On October 14, 2007, a few months after Barack Obama announced his candidacy in the US Democratic presidential race, a biographical article appeared in Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine about Dr. James Watson, the American molecular biologist, who is best known as the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. It said he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa as all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really." In what appears to be a response to racists who hold similar views as Dr. James Watson, in a paper titled "Did they or didn’t they invent it? Iron in Sub-Saharan Africa," Stanley B. Alpern wrote, "The idea that sub-Saharan Africans independently invented iron is more than a century old. It goes back at least to a German scholar, Ludwig Beck, who published a five-volume history of iron between 1884 and 1903. In the first volume he wrote, "We see everywhere an original art of producing iron among the numerous native tribes of Africa, which is in its entire essence not imported but original and . . . must be very old." Around the same time some Egyptologists, notably the Frenchman Gaston Maspéro, concluded that ancient Egypt had learned its iron working from black Africans to the south. The German Felix von Luschan, better known among Africanists for his writings on the art of old Benin, also thought sub-Saharan Africans originated iron technology, as did the British metallurgist William Gowland..." The night Barack Obama stood to address the world on his victory as the first African American to win the US Presidency; he was standing against the backdrop of hundreds of years of a racist belief that blacks are inferior to whites. This notion of blacks as inferior to their white counterpart reached its apogee when European governments led by Great Britain embarked on a vigorous campaign to promote the virtues of colonialism by denigrating the natives of the colonies and claiming that the savages needed to be civilized by the ‘white man’. Public displays of indigenous people were held for scientific and leisure purposes. Between 1877 and 1912, approximately thirty “ethnological exhibitions” were presented at the Jardin zoologique d’acclimatation. “Negro villages” were major draws in the Paris’ 1878 and 1879 World’s Fair; the 1900 World’s Fair presented the famous diorama “living” in Madagascar. At the same time, the Colonial Exhibitions in Marseilles (1906 and 1922) and in Paris (1907 and 1931) displayed Africans in cages, often in stark nudity.

Exodus and Emancipation

Biblical and African-American Slavery

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Author: Kenneth Chelst

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9655240851

Category: Religion

Page: 446

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Presenting a new perspective on the saga of the enslavement of the Jewish people and their departure from Egypt, this study compares the Jewish experience with that of African-American slaves in the United States, as well as the latter group’s subsequent fight for dignity and equality. This consideration dives deeply into the biblical narrative, using classical and modern commentaries to explore the social, psychological, religious, and philosophical dimensions of the slave experience and mentality. It draws on slave narratives, published letters, eyewitness accounts, and recorded interviews with former slaves, together with historical, sociological, economic, and political analyses of this era. The book explores the five major needs of every long-term victim and journeys through these five stages with the Israelite and the African-American slaves on their historical path toward physical and psychological freedom. This rich, multi-dimensional collage of parallel and contrasting experiences is designed to enrich readers’ understanding of the plight of these two groups.

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

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Author: Stephen Batchelor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998143

Category: History

Page: 374

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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.

The Nature of the Gods

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Author: Cicero

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623148

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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`My present intention is to clear myself of any suspicion of partiality by presenting the views of the generality of philosophers concerning the nature of the gods.' Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first century Rome. The Nature of the Gods is a text of central significance, presenting a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinating clash of ideologies results. This fine translation by P. G. Walsh includes a summary of the Text, and an Index and Glossary of Names. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

10th Muse: Clash of the Muses

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Author: Darren G. Davis

Publisher: StormFront Entertainment

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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The Muse is dead! Long live the Muse! Or so say the headlines. But like any good reporter, sometimes the best news is the news you make happen. For years, the 10th Muse has fought a variety of evil in the name of justice, but she has never battled the media! If the future is written, the Muse is a dead woman and there is nothing the gods can do about it. In the bigger-than-life series finale, Emma Sonnet encounters her final destiny... but will it mean her death?

Favorite Greek Myths

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Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110303

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Adventures, calamities, and conquests abound in stirring tales about Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, the dreaded Cyclops, Narcissus and Echo, and many other familiar figures.

Medieval Transformations

Texts, Power, and Gifts in Context

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Author: Esther Cohen,Mayke De Jong

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004117280

Category: History

Page: 284

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The Middle Ages witnessed the transformation of identities, cultural objects and relationships. The 12 papers by leading experts in this volume investigate the authority attributed to texts and their canonization in different contexts; the shifting uses and meanings of gifts, from honorable instruments in the settlement of disputes to corruption and bribery; and the transition of violence and power from relationships between equals to a tool for the maintenance of hierarchies.

Valley of The Gods

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Author: Joan C. Guyll

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847281559

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

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A 21st Century virgin, Lea meets a prince, Raj, from a remote village in the Greater Himalayas. Caught up in the whirlwind romance, she was unaware that she had been chosen as an experiment for a cure to the genetic interbreeding defects of his remote village. Raj's people were descendants from the soldiers of Alexander the Great. His fight to reinstate their former glory turns him not only against his chosen mate, but against his own people who will not defile the purity of their caste and their own violent God, Jamlu. In a sinister twist, their newborn child is chosen to be the sacrificial lamb for Jamlu and Lea is forced to escape her living hell as she ventures into the harsh wilderness of Zanskar, on the Indo-Tibetan border. Barely escaping an avalanche, she emerged a changed woman and confident single mother, having gone through the fires of betrayal, loss and love.

Beloved of the Gods

A Novel of Ancient India

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Author: Jo Ford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462039650

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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As King Ashoka leads his army and elephant cavalry to war, he leaves behind a gilded Palace on India’s Ganges River, a beleaguered Prime Minister to cope with monsoons and a devious princess in the harem plotting to become queen. Instead of being awakened each morning by the High Priest and twenty beautiful women with trumpets, he will be greeted by savage tribesmen in surprise attacks. The young scribe assigned to record glorious victories observes in dismay the King’s excessive wrath in battle. Unexpectedly, however, the King’s love for the tall, blonde leader of the Royal Women Guards and regrets over a village chieftain cause him to question his war of conquest. Back at the Palace, intrigue at court and illicit trysts in the harem threaten the King’s power. The Dwarf, a Palace spy, watches all—from a concubine’s erotic seduction of the Prince to violence on the King’s sacred white elephant. Alarmed citizens of Pataliputra from highest to lowest castes wonder when their warrior King will return. Has Ashoka fallen under the influence of a Buddhist holy man in the forest? Will the gods that favored him with two rare, white elephants bless his empire with peace and prosperity?

Dance of the Gods

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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101128428

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Combining elements of the supernatural with gripping suspense and seduction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel in her Circle Trilogy… He saw where the earth was scorched, where it was trampled. He saw his own hoofprints left in the sodden earth when he’d galloped through the battle in the form of a horse. And he saw the woman who’d ridden him, slashing destruction with a flaming sword… Blair Murphy has always worked alone. Destined to be a demon hunter in a world that doesn’t believe in such things, she lives for the kill. But now, she finds herself the warrior in a circle of six, chosen by the goddess Morrigan to defeat the vampire Lilith and her minions. Learning to trust the others has been hard, for Blair has never allowed herself such a luxury. But she finds herself drawn to Larkin, a man of many shapes. As a horse, he is proud and graceful; as a dragon, beautifully fierce; and as a man…well, Blair has never seen one quite so ruggedly handsome and playfully charming as this nobleman from the past. In two months’ time, the circle of six will face Lilith and her army in Geall. To complete preparations and round up forces to fight, the circle travels through time to Larkin’s world, where Blair must choose between battling her overwhelming attraction to him—or risking everything for a love that can never be… Don’t miss the other books in the Circle Trilogy Morrigan’s Cross Valley of Silence From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Clash of Ideologies

Marxism, Liberation Theology, and Apocalypticism in New Testament Studies

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Author: Randall W. Reed

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878073

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Marxism is one of the revolutionary social-scientific theories that has come to have a prominent place in New Testament studies in the United States. It is often combined with liberation theology and applied to apocalyptic texts. This book argues that the basic presuppositions of these three ideological systems are ultimately at odds with one another. The study then traces the kinds of moves scholars in New Testament studies have made to overcome this problem.

The Necklace of the Gods

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Author: Alison Goodman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409011887

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, who risked her life to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona - one of just two surviving Dragoneyes - on the run and yet supposedly her country's saviour. And Eona is hiding another, more dangerous secret...she cannot control her power. When she tries to bond with her Dragon, the anguish of the ten spirit beasts whose Dragoneyes were murdered surges through her and she becomes a terrible killing force. As the malign High Lord Sethon strives to create a potent weapon, Eona faces assassins, savage battles, jealousy, betrayal and the heartbreaking truth about herself as she fights to help the Pearl Emperor's true heir inherit the throne. Can she contain the darkness that seethes within her? One wrong move could obliterate them all? Against a backcloth of dazzling swordplay, ruthless power struggles and exotic, arcane lore, unfurls this thrilling story of a young warrior who must find the courage to tread the razor line between what is true and what is just.

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

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Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416561242

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it is as indispensable to our understanding of American foreign policy today as the day it was published. As former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski says in his new foreword to the book, it “has earned a place on the shelf of only about a dozen or so truly enduring works that provide the quintessential insights necessary for a broad understanding of world affairs in our time.” Samuel Huntington explains how clashes between civilizations are the greatest threat to world peace but also how an international order based on civilizations is the best safeguard against war. Events since the publication of the book have proved the wisdom of that analysis. The 9/11 attacks and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the threat of civilizations but have also shown how vital international cross-civilization cooperation is to restoring peace. As ideological distinctions among nations have been replaced by cultural differences, world politics has been reconfigured. Across the globe, new conflicts—and new cooperation—have replaced the old order of the Cold War era. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order explains how the population explosion in Muslim countries and the economic rise of East Asia are changing global politics. These developments challenge Western dominance, promote opposition to supposedly “universal” Western ideals, and intensify intercivilization conflict over such issues as nuclear proliferation, immigration, human rights, and democracy. The Muslim population surge has led to many small wars throughout Eurasia, and the rise of China could lead to a global war of civilizations. Huntington offers a strategy for the West to preserve its unique culture and emphasizes the need for people everywhere to learn to coexist in a complex, multipolar, muliticivilizational world.