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Women in Shiʿism Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9781463207267
Pub Date: 13 Feb 2019
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
What is the nature and social role of women? In today’s Shi‘ism, these questions are often answered through the “separate-but- equal” ideology which emphasizes the role of women as wives and mothers, and places men in authority. But is this the only ideology which can be derived from Shi‘i scriptural sources?
Zwischen Māturīdīya und Ašʿarīya Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 515
ISBN: 9781463239411
Pub Date: 06 Feb 2019
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
The present work provides a new edition and substantial German commentary of the important theological Arabic work Al-Tamhīd fī bayān al-tauḥīd (“Introduction to the explanation of monotheism”) by the 5th/11th century scholar Abū Shakūr al-Sālimī. The work and its author belong to the theological school that succeeded Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī (died 333/944) and still serve as important markers of Sunnī theology into the nineteenth century.
Mercy In All Things Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781847308849
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2019
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
‘Act in such a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God.’ St Faustina Mercy In All Things is a series of prayerful reflections based on the Diary of St Faustina, the Saint of Divine Mercy.
Irish Catholic Directory 2019 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781847308689
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2019
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
The official directory of the Church's hierarchy, this publication is a must for all who are actively involved in the Catholic Church in Ireland in 2018.A complete address and telephone guide to all Catholic parishes, convents and religious houses in the thirty-two counties of Ireland; Full details of the Irish Episcopate and its various commissions; Details of Catholic societies: addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and websites; Names and addresses of chaplains in universities, hospitals and prison; Information on retreat and pastoral centres; National Church statistics.
Biblical Ethics Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 349
ISBN: 9781463239459
Pub Date: 30 Jan 2019
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Biblical Studies
Description:
Biblical theology is confronted with tensions between love and justice. There are sometimes attempts to avoid these tensions by dissolving one side of the opposing concept. One such attempt is to identify love and mercy as the essence of Christian theology, overcoming law and reciprocal justice.
A Walking Tour of Dublin Churches Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781847308702
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2019
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
‘How beautiful to have the church always open, so that every tired wayfaring man may come in and be soothed by all that art can suggest of a better world when he is weary with this.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1833 The history of Dublin is written in the bricks of its churches. In this book, readers will discover the churches that are part of the very fabric of the city and testify to its rich spiritual and architectural heritage.
The Story of Saint Francis Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781847308580
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2018
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Saint Francis, like Pope Francis today, believed love is the most important quality in life, especially love of God, of others and of the world around us. The Story of St Francis is a charmingly illustrated account of the beloved Italian saint who founded the Franciscan Friars and was renowned for showing kindness to all God’s creatures. We learn how illness and his time spent in prison affected Francis deeply and strengthened his relationship with God.
Half of my Heart Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9781463239374
Pub Date: 07 Dec 2018
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
As Abû ʿAbd Allâh al-Ḥusayn, son of ʿAlî and Fâṭima and grandson of Muḥammad, moved inexorably towards death on the field of Karbalâʾ, his sister Zaynab was drawn ever closer to the centre of the family of Muḥammad, the ‘people of the house’ (ahl al-bayt). There she would remain for a few historic days, challenging the wickedness of the Islamic leadership, defending the actions of her brother, initiating the commemorative rituals, protecting and nurturing the new Imâm, al-Ḥusayn’s son ʿAlî b. al-Ḥusayn b.
Umayyad Christianity Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781463207571
Pub Date: 06 Dec 2018
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
A study of the identity-formation process that the Christians of Syria-Palestine experienced during the Umayyad Caliphate. It approaches this subject by using John of Damascus and his writings on Islam as a case-study. This provides an exhaustive study of the available historical data in order to stimulate some further thought on John of Damascus’s theology and legacy from a contextual and intercultural methodology.
Mar Narsai: Homily 33 on the Sanctification of the Church Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 69
ISBN: 9781463205522
Pub Date: 06 Nov 2018
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
Description:
Narsai’s memra 33 is made of 12 by 12 syllables, and its title “On the Sanctification of the Church” suggests that it was written for the feast of the Dedication of the Church celebrated by the Church of the East to this day on the first of November. The memra names the Church of the Nations the Bride of the Bridegroom Christ. The Church had a pagan origin but Christ chose her to become his bride.
Women in Drag Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781463207168
Pub Date: 02 Nov 2018
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Biblical Intersections
Description:
From Jael’s tent peg to Judith’s sword, biblical interpreters have long recognized the power of the "lethal women" stories of the Hebrew Bible and related literature. The tales of Jael and Judith, female characters who assassinate enemy commanders, have fascinated artists, writers, and scholars for centuries, no doubt partly because of the gender of the characters doing the killing. Tamber-Rosenau presents the first systematic study, both text-centered and deeply engaged with a variety of queer-theoretical frameworks, of the motif of the woman-turned-warrior in ancient Jewish literature.
Journeying with Luke Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781847308634
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2018
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Many people like to anchor their daily time of quiet prayer in a Scripture passage. One way of doing this is to reflect prayerfully on the Gospel reading for the following Sunday. In Journeying with Luke, Martin Hogan provides a series of engaging and thought-provoking reflections designed to help those who wish to study the Gospel reading during the liturgical year.
The Rosary Priest: A Biography of Patrick Peyton Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781847308610
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2018
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
"Father Peyton’s sense of his own mission led him to make a total commitment to his work, and he pursued that with a holy passion every moment of his life, even when he was resting and not working. He was totally engrossed in fulfilling his mission. It was his reason for being.
Early Philosophical Ṣūfism Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781463239176
Pub Date: 30 Oct 2018
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
This study challenges the conventional image of the tenth-century Sufi mystic Al-Husayn Ibn Manṣūr al-Ḥallāğ (d. 929) as an anti-philosophical mystic. Unlike the predominantly theological or text-historical studies which constitute much of the scholarly literature on Ḥallāğ, this study is completely philosophical in nature, placing Ḥallāğ within the tradition of Graeco-Arabic philosophy and emphasizing, in a positive light, his continuity with the pagan Neoplatonism of Plotinus and Proclus.
Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 18 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9781463207564
Pub Date: 30 Oct 2018
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies
Description:
A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies.
Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on the Six Days of Creation: The Fourth Day Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 66
ISBN: 9781463239121
Pub Date: 25 Oct 2018
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
Description:
In this fourth installment of the long Homily 71, On the Six Days of Creation, Jacob treats of the events of the fourth day, the creation of the spheres of light over the earth: the sun to rule over the day, and the moon and the stars to rule over the night.