Strange But True

Author: Monica-Maria Stapelberg
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1909979139
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A Historical Background to Popular Beliefs and Traditions Monica-Maria
Stapelberg. Chapter. 1. MAGIC. PRACTICES. A belief in various forms of magic
was once common in most communities and still existsin many societies. For
example,in Aug 2014 newspapersin the United Kingdom widely reportedthe
discovery of a youngNigerian boy's dismembered body ... Magic's ultimate goal is
supreme authority over all things, but a distinction must be made between black
and white magic.

Heads Of An Analysis Of The History Of Greece

Author: Dawson William Turner
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Poetic circumstances would be crowded around it ; time would be lengthened or
cut short; exploits divided by long intervals would follow in immediate sequence ;
the favourite heroes would rise to the most disproportionate magnitude ; enemies
would be raised or depressed as might suit the design of the poet. Popular belief,
popular traditions, popular worship, national monuments, would thus
commemorate, not the real event, but the poetic version of it ; but though all the
foliage and ...

Mrs Wakeman Vs The Antichrist

Author: Robert Damon Schneck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176928
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And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History Robert Damon Schneck
. first attempted to drive out the evil ... Flexibility made witch hazel branches
popular with dowsers for use as dowsing rods.) Etymology aside, the teadid
notwork, ... in anupstairs room ofthehouse. Mrs. Wakeman had about fifteen
followers at the time, and since there was a full moon that night they were able to
come and go until early Monday morning.53 (If traditional beliefs about the full
moon are true, ...

Exploring Protestant Traditions

Author: W. David Buschart
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830875146
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24 E XPLORING P ROTESTANT T RADITIONS can readily understand how and
why someone within a particular tradition can hold beliefs and engage in
practices that might seem strange or wrong to those outside that tradition. The
theological beliefs that characterize a tradition are conclusions that one could
readily expect, given the particular historical background and methodological
approach of the tradition. This is not to suggest some kind of theological
determinism whereby any ...

Pillars In The History Of Biblical Interpretation Volume 2

Author: Stanley E. Porter
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498292909
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According to childs, a canonical approach does not reject historical criticism, but
wishes to overcome the traditional historical-critical divide between what the text
meant and what it means. childs was primarily an old testament scholar, but he
also ... sense canonical approaches have much in common with redaction
criticism in appreciation of the role of theological perspective in interpretation of
the text.100 A second development of historical criticism is the history of religion

The London Quarterly Review

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Though all attempts to make out a semi-historic sense to the least imaginative
myths may have totally failed, yet in the nature of things we conceive that there
must have been, this semi-historic state or period at the dawn of all history. ...
popular belief, popular traditions, popular worship, national monuments, would
thus commemorate not the real event, but the poetic version of it; but though all
the foliage and all the fruit belong to the engrafted branches, and we cannot mark
off where ...

A Short World History Of Christianity Revised Edition

Author: Robert Bruce Mullin
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611645514
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the same years that Christian writers and theologians were attempting to work out
the implications of their faith, the vast bulk of the Christian community was
attempting to negotiate an existence in a world that viewed them as odd and
threatening. The practices and beliefs of everyday Christians would also leave
their mark on the development of later Christianity. Christian Distinctiveness The
Christian community was a strange creature in the Roman world. The common
charges ...

Create Your Own Religion

Author: Daniele Bolelli
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1609258665
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It is true that a strange twist of fate has pushed me into an academic career
teaching university courses on the history of religion as well as a few other
subjects. It is also true that in these pages you will find references to individuals
and practices from many religious traditions that may not exactly be common
knowledge to those readers who have better things to do than pore through
impossibly thick volumes on the topic. But make no mistake about it—this is not
an academic work.

Native North American Religious Traditions

Author: Jordan D. Paper
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990978
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It is common in studies concerned with the past of Native American traditions to
begin with the peopling of the Americas. Upon reflection, this is a strange custom.
I do not recall a history of religion in Britain beginning with the peopling of the
British Isles. In any case, it cannot be done, because we do not know who first
peopled those islands and when. And the same is true for the Americas. Homo
sapiens have been here as long as they have in northern Europe. While it is
obvious from ...

A Critical And Chronological History Of The Rise Progress Declension And Rivival Of Knowledge Chiefly Y Religious

Author: Henry Winder
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I. The Period of Tradition from Adam to Moses. II. The Period of Letters from
Moses to Christ. In Two Volumes Henry Winder. But as Noah was a Person of
such conspicuous Piety and Virtue, we may assuredly conclude, that he would
see all the rising Generation carefully instructed in the Principles of Religion.
Their young Minds, under such an Inspector of their Education, would be
furnished with a Treasure of all the most useful Principles, as to the Being and
Perfeótions of God; his ...