Historical Dictionary of Islam, Third Edition

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Historical Dictionary of Islam, Third Edition
Preparing for the Glory: Getting Ready for the Next Wave of Holy Spirit Outpouring by John Arnott, Carol Arnott
Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship Than Perfection by Rich Wilkerson Jr.
John Stratton Hawley, Vasudha Narayanan, “The Life of Hinduism”
Wilkinson, R.J., “Orientalism, Aramaic and Kabbalah in the Catholic Reformation”

Historical Dictionary of Islam, Third Edition

Rowman & Littlefield | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1442277238 | 656 pages | PDF | 4.60 MB

by Ludwig W. Adamec (Author)
Muslims believe that the Koran is God’s message in Arabic, revealed through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad for the guidance of the Arabs and subsequently for all humanity. There is both unity and variety in the Islamic world. Muslims are not a homogeneous people who can be explained solely by their normative texts: the Koran and the Sunnah. Muslims differ vastly in their interpretation of Islam: modernists want to reinterpret Islam to adapt to the requirements of modern times while traditionalists tend to look to the classical and medieval periods of Islam as their model of the Islamic state.
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Islam contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on major sects, schools of theology, and jurisprudence, as well as aspects of Islamic culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Islam
[An] authoritative reference work. . . .Adamec doesn’t shy away from the current conflict in the Islamic world between ‘literalists’ and ‘modernists’ and includes both ‘radical Islamists and their opponents’ in his sometimes brutally honest, yet fair and objective, survey. Meant to be ‘a concise dictionary of Islamic history, religion, philosophy, and political movements,’ this third edition contains many new entries and expands on existing ones. With more than 700 entries (or approximately 480 pages), this edition appears to contain approximately 40 percent more information than the last (at over 340 pages of entries). . . .Changes to the third edition include a newly updated chronology through 2015, adding major events from the last decade. Other features include an appendix containing population statistics by region and country, both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the total population for each country and world region. . . .This edition also contains a quick-reference glossary of Islamic terms, and it closes with an extensive, updated themed bibliography listing over 125 new sources covering the major Muslim geographic areas and a variety of subtopics. These will be useful to the serious scholar. (American Reference Books Annual)
Based purely on a comparison with the book’s previous editions, this edition is greatly expanded from the first and further updated from the second. If a library owns only the first, it may be worthwhile to get the new one if an up-to-the-minute treatment of some of its covered topics is required.
Summing Up: Recommended. High school through undergraduate students; general readers. (CHOICE)
About the Author
Ludwig W. Adamec is professor emeritus at the University of Arizona and served as the director of the Near Eastern Center for 10 years. He is widely known as a leading authority on Afghanistan and the author of 24 volumes and numerous articles and monographs).

Preparing for the Glory: Getting Ready for the Next Wave of Holy Spirit Outpouring by John Arnott, Carol Arnott

English | February 7th, 2018 | ASIN: B076GSWLQH, ISBN: 0768417872, 0768417902 | 218 Pages | EPUB | 0.91 MB

A fresh move of God is on the horizon!
In the midst of fear, conflict, and unrest, a great Kingdom light is piercing through the darkness. Since the Day of Pentecost, this light of Holy Spirit outpouring has been increasing in brightness and will soon break forth in an unprecedented outpouring of supernatural glory.
Are you prepared for what God wants to release in these last days?
Preparing for the Glory is a groundbreaking new work from John and Carol Arnott that shares practical keys, gleaned from over 20 years of leading a global revival movement, that will position you to expect and experience this new move of God!
Learn how to:
• Stay hungry for God by maintaining a passionate desire to encounter His presence, no matter how spiritually dry or distant you feel.
• Press in for deeper experiences with the Spirit by “feeding” yourself on supernatural testimonies of God’s work.
• Embrace the fear of the Lord—the key that will unlock an increase of glory manifestations, unusual miracles, and Holy Spirit fire.
• Prepare your life to be a resting place for the Holy Spirit in this historic hour of glory, presence, and miracles!

Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship Than Perfection by Rich Wilkerson Jr.

English | March 13th, 2018 | ASIN: B072TP94YH, ISBN: 0718032705 | 234 Pages | EPUB | 0.47 MB

Pastor and writer Rich Wilkerson Jr. shines a spotlight on every Christian’s calling to reach the world, seek the lost, and save sinners with Jesus’ scandalous message of the gospel of grace.
The Bible calls Jesus a friend of sinners. What does that mean? In Friend of Sinners, Rich Wilkerson Jr. shows readers the profound implications of the reality that Jesus calls us friends not because of who we are or what we have done, but because of who he is. While he was on earth, he knew that people needed to belong before they would want to behave. He understood that the power within him was greater than the darkness around him, so he loved fearlessly.
By following his example, we can have the same clear conviction and compassion for the lost that he did. His gospel of scandalous grace cannot be overestimated. When we embrace the truth that we all need Jesus equally and when we trust him to bring transformation in people’s hearts, we will walk as Jesus walked, experiencing the glory of God in our own lives and in the lives of those around us.

John Stratton Hawley, Vasudha Narayanan, “The Life of Hinduism”

English | 2006 | ISBN: 0520249143 | PDF | pages: 343 | 1.3 mb

The Life of Hinduism brings together a series of essays—many recognized as classics in the field—that present Hinduism as a vibrant, truly “lived” religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, this volume begins its journey in the “new India” of Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, where global connections and local traditions rub shoulders daily. Readers are then offered a glimpse into the multifaceted world of Hindu worship, life-cycle rites, festivals, performances, gurus, and castes. The book’s final sections deal with the Hinduism that is emerging in diasporic North America and with issues of identity that face Hindus in India and around the world: militancy versus tolerance and the struggle between owning one’s own religion and sharing it with others.
Contributors: Andrew Abbott, Michael Burawoy, Patricia Hill Collins, Barbara Ehrenreich, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Sharon Hays, Douglas Massey, Joya Misra, Orlando Patterson, Frances Fox Piven, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Judith Stacey, Arthur Stinchcombe, Alain Touraine, Immanuel Wallerstein, William Julius Wilson, Robert Zussman

Wilkinson, R.J., “Orientalism, Aramaic and Kabbalah in the Catholic Reformation”

2007 | pages: 241 | ISBN: 900416250X | PDF | 2,3 mb

This work shows how the first edition of the Syriac New Testament illustrates how Syriac and other Oriental languages were received in the West by Catholic Kabbalistic scholars. The contribution of Egidio da Viterbo and Guillaume Postel is emphasised.