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The Story of Original Sin

By John Toews
  • Book ID : 1498271030
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 144
  • Genre : Religion
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This book traces the history of the interpretation of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3 through the biblical period and the church fathers until Augustine. It explains the emergence of the doctrine of original sin with the theology of Augustine in the late fourth century on the basis of a mistranslation of the Greek text of Romans 5:12. The book suggests that it is time to move past Augustine's theology of sin and embrace a different theology of sin that is both more biblical and makes more sense in the postmodern West and in the developing world.

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But while the former applied their Science of Correspondences to veil the most spiritual and sublime truths of Nature, the latter used their acumen to conceal only one of the mysteries of evolution (to them the most divine), namely, that of birth and generation, and then idealised the male organ. While composing their national allegories, the Jews never had more than three keys out of seven — the astronomical, the numerical and, above all, the purely anthropological or rather physiological key. This resulted in the most phallic religion of all, and this has now passed, part and parcel, into Christian theology. Religious anthropolatry stimulated the exercise of black, left-hand magic, and overshadowed the Archaic Wisdom Religion, that of the “Sons of God,” the B’ne Elohim of old. This double sin led to the “Great War” and the “Great Flood” of Atlantis, and is the forerunner of worse calamities to come. Self-gratification and phallic-worship are the main causes of suffering in today’s world. An old, simple symbol of the Holy of Holies was a white tent. In Egyptian and Hebrew temples, it evolved into a four-colour curtain suspended from four pillars. Then the “Sanctuary” became the “Holy of Holies,” and the arcanum anthropomorphised, phallicised, sullied with indecency, and polluted by gross matter. For the Pantheists, the chaste sarcophagus embraced the periodical reawakenings of Cosmos, Nature, and Man to new objective existences. But the Jews, whose realism was as practical and gross in the days of Moses as it is now, viewed it differently. Their King David danced “uncovered” before the Ark of the Covenant, anxious to appear vile for the sake of his “Lord.” They even embellished the chaste Ark with two cherubs facing each other, and their wings spread in such a manner as to form a perfect yoni. Yet, in India, the Ark has always been symbolised by the golden cow; in Egypt, by the sarcophagus or female principle; and in Greece, by the crescent-form of the new Moon. The Holy Spirit is now surrounded by the unholy dancers of the “temple.” Ashtoreth-Astarte is a reflection of the Chaldean Nuah or Universal Mother, the female Noah. Then we have Belita or Tamtu (Chaldean for sea), the Mother of the City of Erech who became Eve, Mary (Latin for sea), the Virgin of the Latin Church standing on the crescent-moon and at times on the globe, to vary the program. Plenty of other variations of navis (Latin for ship, from Greek ναυς), the ship-like form of the crescent, which blends in itself all those common symbols of the ship of life, such as Noah’s Ark, the Yoni of the Hindus, and the Ark of the Covenant (i.e., the Universal “Mother of Gods”), are now found in every Christian Church as the nave (ablative case of navis). The mystic word Alm that Mohammed prefixed to many chapters of the Koran alludes to the Immaculate Virgin of the Supreme Heavens. It is from the same root that comes the word Almeh, the Egyptian dancing-girls, “virgins” of the same type as the Nachnis of India, and the female Qedoshim of the Jewish temples. Even IO, the pillar and circle, the first decimal number or Sun and Moon, was desecrated. Jehovah is the originator of measures, and of the British inch. He is merely a composite name for membrum virile and Eve, a hermaphrodite. Jehovah is in one sense Noah or, literally translated, inch! Jehovah and Moses is one more permutation. Still, the Holy of Holies is an international symbol. The worship of the “god in the ark” dates only from David; and for a thousand years Israel knew of no phallic Jehovah. Now the old Kabbalah, edited and re-edited, has become tainted with it. The passage through the “golden” cow in the same stooping position as the one shown in the gallery of the Pyramid of Cheops, identifies man with Jehovah in Hebrew esotericism. The difference lies in the spirit of interpretation. With the Hindus as with the ancient Egyptians, that Spirit was, and is, entirely metaphysical and psychological; with the Hebrews, realistic and physiological. With the ancient Aryan, the stooping man at the entrance of the Sanctum Sanctorum symbolises the virtuous man in his trial of life (Chrēstos in humiliation), who is about to pass through the matrix of Mother Nature in order to regain his former spiritual status, that of pre-natal Christos, the Divine Man. With the Semite, the same stooping man stands for the fall of Spirit into matter, apotheosized by dragging Deity down to the level of animal man. The Semite interpretations emanated from, and were pre-eminently those, of a small tribe — thus marking its national features and the idiosyncratic defects that characterize many of the Jews to this day: gross realism, selfishness, and sensuality. An abyss separates Hinduism from Christian Judaism. The religion of the Hindu detaches him from earth; The religion of the Jew, being a wise prudential feeling grounded on mere calculation, attaches him to earth. Built solely on phallic worship, Judaism has become a religion of hate and malice toward everyone and everything outside themselves. In Hinduism, the Holy of Holies is a universal abstraction, whose dramatis personæ are Infinite Spirit and Nature; in Christian Judaism, it is a personal God outside of Nature and the human womb, i.e., a phallic god and his image on earth, the man of flesh. Jehovah is simply a fancy and a perversion of the Holy Name. It is the Esoteric teachings and the Initiates of the Future, whose mission is, and will always be, to redeem and ennoble once more the primitive conception so sadly profaned by its crude and gross application to exoteric dogmas, and fanciful personations by theological and ecclesiastical religionists. The secret or esoteric worship of the Jews was the same Pantheism that the Vedantin philosophers are reproached with today; Jehovah was a substitute for purposes of an exoteric national faith, and had no importance or reality in the eyes of the erudite priests and philosophers. Jehovah can only be regarded as the creator of our globe and its heaven, namely, the firmament. A grotesque verse from Exodus kabbalistically interpreted by J. Ralston Skinner. The Semites seem to have had no other or higher purpose in life than that of procreating their species. They had no aspirations towards the Ideal. The real Holy of Holies is a ray of Absolute Truth. It is our innermost and highest Spiritual Consciousness. We should not blaspheme against It by ascribing to It our finite conceptions.

Original Sin

By Jason Aaron,Al Ewing
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  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 1302441493
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 282
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Collects Original Sin #5.1-5.5.

Original Sin

By Rosalie Ash
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1459284429
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 692
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Guilty Love? When Christian Malraux told Emily, "You will be my sex slave," she should have turned tail and run! Instead, she found herself falling in love. But loving Christian wasn't easy, even though he made it clear that he desired Emily. For there was a dark and mysterious secret in Christian's past that had scarred his soul as well as his face. Emily hoped that the power of her love would bring him out of the darkness and into the light again. But would Christian ever see her as anything more than an object of desire…who conveniently happened to work for him?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4

By Brian Michael Bendis
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  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 1302479105
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 204
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Collects Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #18-23, Annual #1.

Full Darkness

By Brian S. Powers
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Isbn : 1467452653
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 335
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A theological treatment of war, trauma, and the fundamental character of human existence In Full Darkness theologian and wartime veteran Brian Powers argues that the Augustinian concept of original sin can illuminate the nature of wartime violence, particularly through the lens of veteran trauma. He shows precisely how sin and war both cause human identity, agency, and hope to be lost. Powers explores sin as a pathogenic disfigurement that shapes cultural values and ethical ideas, frequently resulting in moral injury. Combat veterans experience a humanity deprived of grace and are devoured by the forces of war, often suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. But Powers provides a ray of hope and a path towards healing. Ideal for veterans, chaplains, and pastors, Full Darkness offers a new perspective on the cultural understanding of military violence, provides theological help for those drowning in guilt and shame, and paves the way for reclaiming positive human agency and identity.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

By Ruth Rendell
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Isbn : 0857861085
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Bibles
  • Reads : 575
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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

The Sources of the Doctrines of the Fall and Original Sin

By F. R. Tennant
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1592448577
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 99
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This 1903 book is a historical study of the sources and development of the doctrines of the Fall and Original Sin. Written as the companion volume to The Origin and Propagation of Sin, the book deals with the sources of the Hebrew Fall-story and the propagation, gathering an array of literature

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

By William Blake
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 770
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocence and of Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul. William Blake was also a painter before the songs of innocence and experience and made paintings such as Oberon, Titania, and Puck dancing with fairies. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and "Fall". Often, interpretations of this collection centre around a mythical dualism, where "Innocence" represents the "unfallen world" and "Experience" represents the "fallen world". Blake categorizes our modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through "experience", a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volume's "Contrary States" are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: in Innocence, Infant Joy, in Experience, Infant Sorrow; in Innocence, The Lamb, in Experience, The Fly and The Tyger. The stark simplicity of poems such as The Chimney Sweeper and The Little Black Boy display Blake's acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation that accompanied the "Dark Satanic Mills" of the Industrial Revolution.

Adam and Eve in Scripture, Theology, and Literature

By Peter B. Ely
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Isbn : 1498573908
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 124
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This book explores the narrative of Adam and Eve, its transformation into the doctrine of original sin, its power to stimulate reflection on the meaning of human life, its amazing persistence in literature, and its ability to evoke compassion and forgiveness.

The Journals of Sylvia Plath

By Sylvia Plath
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 030783039X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 323
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Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for her writing. Plath once called her journal her “Sargasso,” her repository of imagination, “a litany of dreams, directives, and imperatives,” and in fact these pages contain the germs of most of her work. Plath’s ambitions as a writer were urgent and ultimately all-consuming, requiring of her a heat, a fantastic chaos, even a violence that burned straight through her. The intensity of this struggle is rendered in her journal with an unsparing clarity, revealing both the frequent desperation of her situation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons. Written in electrifying prose, The Journals of Sylvia Plath provide unique insight, and are essential reading for all those who have been moved and fascinated by Plath’s life and work.

Original Sin and the Fall

By J. B. Stump,Chad Meister
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Isbn : 0830853936
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 613
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Throughout the church's history, Christians have disagreed over many particular questions surrounding humanity's fall. In this Spectrum Multiview book contributors present five views on these questions—Augustinian, Reformed, Wesleyan, Eastern Orthodox, and a Reconceived view—offering both an articulation of their own view and responses to the others.

Original Sin

By David R. George III
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501133241
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 497
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Continuing the Deep Space Nine saga—an original novel from New York Times bestselling author David R. George III! At the end of 2385, in a significant shift of its goals from military back to exploratory, Starfleet sent Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Robinson on an extended mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Tasked with a yearlong assignment to travel unknown regions, they set out to fulfill the heart of Starfleet’s charter: to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilizations. But now three months into the mission, their first contact with an alien species comes in the form of an unprovoked attack on the Robinson. With the ship’s crew suddenly incapacitated, seventy-eight of the 1,300 aboard are abducted—including Sisko’s daughter, Rebecca. But Rebecca had already been kidnapped years earlier by a Bajoran religious zealot, part of a sect believing that her birth fulfilled the prophecy of the arrival of the Infant Avatar. Does her disappearance now have anything to do with the harrowing events of the past? And for what purposes have these enemies taken Sisko’s daughter and the rest of the missing?

The Fall and the Ascent of Man

By Joseph Fitzpatrick
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  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Isbn : 0761857559
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 578
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Book Summary:

In this groundbreaking work, Joseph Fitzpatrick challenges the traditional interpretation of chapter three of Genesis: the story of Adam and Eve in Eden. Fitzpatrick claims that this story is actually a symbolic tale about the ascent of a hominid couple to full human consciousness.

"Original Sin"?

By Kumar Ramakrishna
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Isbn : 9814620432
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 726
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“Revisionist” or “alternative” historians have increasingly questioned elements of the Singapore Story — the master narrative of the nation’s political and socioeconomic development since its founding by the British in 1819. Much criticism focuses especially on one defining episode of the Story: the internal security dragnet mounted on 2 February 1963 against Communist United Front elements on the island, known to posterity as Operation Coldstore. The revisionists claim that Coldstore was mounted for political rather than security reasons and actually destroyed a legitimate Progressive Left opposition — personalized by the charismatic figure of Lim Chin Siong — rather than a dangerous Communist network as the conventional wisdom holds. Relying on both declassified and some previously unseen classified sources, this book challenges revisionist claims, reiterating the historic importance of Coldstore in helping pave the way for Singapore’s remarkable journey from Third World status to First in a single generation.

The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Five (Original Sin, DNA War)

By Michael Jan Friedman
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Isbn : 178329910X
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 527
  • File Pdf: the-complete-aliens-omnibus.pdf

Book Summary:

Original Sin by Michael Jan Friedman Centuries after the death of the original Ellen Ripley, her clone has joined the fight against the Alien threat. With the help of an android named Call, a brutal hired gun named Johner, and a paraplegic mechanic named Vriess, she will battle an Alien horror, and discover the answer to a question that pierces the Alien mystery to its seething acid-chamber of a heart. DNA War by Diane Carey In a bleak galaxy, the hospitable planet Rosamond 6 is a rare find. But while it may look like an oasis among the stars, it harbors a fatal secret: it is infested with Aliens. Eager to prove her theory that the Aliens can be reasoned with, anthropologist Jocasta Malvaux has set up an observation post there. And something unexpected happens: the Aliens don't attack. But, why? Could it be that the monsters are evolving? Or is it a matter of time until every person on the planet must fight for their lives?

Race of Vipers

By Codyjean
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1483697045
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 627
  • File Pdf: race-of-vipers.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the years I have had many questions put to me regarding the living God and his kingdom. Some questions have been specific to the word of God that has been taught to us all from infantacy. These questions are regarding creation, original sin, wars, the work of salvation and the place that christianity has within the kingdom of the living God. I have searched and studied to findanswers to these questionsthat will give every searcher satisfaction in knowledge. The bible does say that the people perish for lack of knowledge so I hope that this book will open your minds to seek the voice of the word of God within your own life.