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Martin Scorsese S Divine Comedy by Catherine O'Brien
Catherine O'Brien draws on the structure of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy to explore Martin Scorsese's feature films from Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967-69) to Silence (2016). This is the first full-length study to focus on the trajectory of faith and doubt during this period, taking very seriously the oft-quoted words of the director himself: 'My whole life has been movies and religion. That's it. Nothing else.' Films discussed include GoodFellas, The Last Temptation of Christ, Taxi Driver and Mean Streets, as well as the more recent The Wolf of Wall Street. In Dante's poem in 100 cantos, the Pilgrim is guided by the poet Virgil down through the circles of Hell in Inferno; he then climbs the steep Mountain of the Seven Deadly Sins in Purgatory; and he finally encounters God in Paradise. Embracing this popular analogy, this study envisions Scorsese as a contemporary Dante, with his filmic oeuvre offering the dimensions of a cinematic Divine Comedy. Drawing on debates at the heart of religious studies, theology, literature and film, this book goes beyond existing explorations of religion in Scorsese's work to address issues of sin and salvation within the context of wider debates in eschatology and the afterlife.
Arabia And The Arabs by Robert G. Hoyland
Long before Muhammed preached the religion of Islam, the inhabitants of his native Arabia had played an important role in world history as both merchants and warriors Arabia and the Arabs provides the only up-to-date, one-volume survey of the region and its peoples, from prehistory to the coming of Islam Using a wide range of sources - inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeological evidence - Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the south, to the deserts and oases of the north. He then examines the major themes of *the economy *society *religion *art, architecture and artefacts *language and literature *Arabhood and Arabisation The volume is illustrated with more than 50 photographs, drawings and maps.
History Of The Chisholms by Alexander Mackenzie
The Clan Chisholm is said to descend to have Norman origins and to have come from the borders of Scotland. However, for over six hundred years the clan has been associated with the highlands of Scotland, particularly Inverness, Sutherland, Ross and Caithness.
Holiness Clergy Bureau by William B. Godbey
As the divine economy is the salvation of the whole world through the Gospel, which has but one definition in all the Bible: (Rom. 1: 16), "The dynamite of God unto salvation unto every one that believes it." Dynamite is the greatest mechanical powerin all the world, the only thing that can blow the devil and everything he put in us, out of us and save us from a devil's hell. Christ was made manifest to destroy the works of the devil. ( 1 John 3: 8.) While angels would be delighted to preach this Gospel, God in His infinite wisdom has committed it to the people whom it has already saved, as none others are competent to preach it. To preach means to proclaim. When it is simply a verbal statement, anyone who has the physical and vocal ability, canserve. as the King's herald; go out and proclaim His message to His subjects.
The Last Pagans Of Iraq by Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila
This volume analyses the religious, philosophical and folkloristic content of Ibn Waḥshiyya's (d. 931) Nabatean Agriculture, a book containing rich information on Late Antique paganism in Iraq. The book also contains 61 translated excerpts from the Nabatean Agriculture.
Approaching The Possible by Jo Storm
What is it about the TV show Stargate SG-1 that makes it so popular - so different from comparable series? A comprehensive introduction for new fans and a multi-season storyline and character development reference for longterm fans. Interesting facts and sidebars for each episode uncover not only the myths and science behind the stories but the writing, directing and special effects used to tell them. With exclusive interviews with cast members, writers, directors and special effects supervisors, this is THE story of the CGI wunderkind that is SG-1.
The Comprehensive Commentary On The Holy Bible by Thomas Scott
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What Your Birthday Reveals About You by Phyllis Vega
Born on December 3rd? You're an ambitious, hardworking "idea person" and a dynamic leader. Born on December 14th? You're the "traveling salesperson" of the zodiac and a gifted marketer. All Sagittarians are charming, intelligent, and adventure-seeking, but which day of the month you're born on can determine the way in which you use those traits to your best advantage. In this exciting new book, master astrologer Phyllis Vega gives a detailed analysis for each birthday in the year, combining astrology and numerology to paint a true picture of the characteristics, desires, and destinies of people born on that day. If you were born October 5th, you're a skilled negotiator with a gift for making money. But if you were born just four days later, you're a compassionate dreamer with spiritual inclinations. Aries is the sign of the determined ram, but if you were born on April 7th, you are idealistic and inspiring.
Star Wars And History by Lucasfilm
At last—an analysis of the historical patterns that influenced the creation and storyline of the Star Wars saga Star Wars took place long ago in a galaxy far, far away, but its epic stories are based on our own history. From Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire to the French Revolution and the Vietnam War, Star Wars and History explores the major historical turning points, heroes, and villains in human history and their impact on the creation of the Star Wars saga. Star Wars and History shows how the atomic and hydrogen bombs led to the Death Star; how Princess Leia's leadership in the Rebel Alliance resembled the daring work of intrepid women in the French Resistance during World War II and the Mexican Revolution; historical parallels between the Jedi Code and Bushido as well as those linking the Jedi culture with that of the Templar Knights and other warrior monks; and all of the history that underlies the Star Wars galaxy. Read how our own civilization's civil wars, slavery, international corporation states, and teenage queens were transformed into the epic Star Wars history and discover how Tatooine reflects the lawless frontiers of the past and Coruscant our own history of glittering and greedy capitals. The first book devoted to analyzing the actual historical events in our past that influenced the creation of the space fantasy, Star Wars Features 11 essays by a wise "council" of history scholars, written in close collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm Gives new insights into central Star Wars characters and historical figures who helped inspire them (including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, Lando Calrissian, Emperor Palpatine, and others) Includes both stunning photos from the Lucasfilm Image Archives and historical photos that demonstrate the parallels between both worlds Filled with fascinating historical comparisons and background that will take your experience of the Star Wars saga to a new level, Star Wars and History is an essential companion for every Star Wars fan.