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A compelling new interpretation of early Mormonism, Samuel Brown's In Heaven because it Is in the world perspectives this faith during the lens of founder Joseph Smith's profound preoccupation with the threat of death.
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A vigorous narrative heritage, In Heaven because it Is in the world illuminates not just the foundational ideals of early Mormonism but additionally the bigger problems with kin and demise in American spiritual background.
Secondo una tradizione antichissima, il male ebbe origine quando tra gli uomini nacquero "ragazze belle di aspetto", e "gli angeli, figli del cielo, le videro e se ne innamorarono". Da quel momento, con l. a. discesa degli angeli e l. a. loro unione con gli esseri umani, il peccato si diffuse su tutta los angeles Terra.
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1 2 24 roger s. 3 The analysis of Shenoute and Gessius—two central characters in a late antique real-life drama—given in that paper embodied and exemplified many of the precise points that I had been thinking about for the preceding months and helped move them from pure abstraction to exemplification. 4 Models and evidence: they make a nicely balanced pair, but I have never found it rewarding to think of them separately. ”6 I cannot Emmel 2002. See also Emmel’s paper in this volume. 5 The term “model” is used in a considerable range of meanings, from explanation to Weberian ideal type to middle-level theory.
See Emmel 2002, 99. Barnes 1993, 15. Barnes 1993, 134–135. 32 roger s. bagnall Those who say that the Son is from “that which was not,” or is from another hypostasis and not from God, or that there was a time or period when he was not, the holy catholic church condemns as heretics. 28 Note that those who say that Christ is not God are not denounced by the bishops as pagans, but as heretics. In this case, the imperial politics and the larger currents of Christian polemics converge to provide a legitimate and Christian explanation for a remark of Gessius used by Shenoute as evidence of paganism.
In out-of-the-way areas like the cliffs of Hermon, pagan cults could maintain themselves in almost sovereign isolation. In view “from temple to church” 19 of these quite diverse courses of Christianization, Bar sees no reason to estimate the rate of conversion in the Holy Land essentially higher than in other parts of the empire. Grossmann too poses a fundamental and overarching problem that the path from temple to church raises: with Egypt serving again as an example, he inquires into the technical aspects of destruction and rebuilding and then asks concretely how one dealt with the building in question after the confrontation over it was finished.