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#Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power

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Jesus occupied the Temple in Jerusalem—effectively the nationwide financial institution of his time—and threw out those that have been exploiting the poor.

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Jesus taught "in the streets," preaching that God's "side" isn't really that of the rich and strong; and that each one believers have to confront inequality now.

And extra. .. #OccupytheBible is an eye-opening, no-holds barred examine the genuine message of Jesus, utilizing the scriptures which are foundational for the Christian religion. #OTB can be a realistic "how to" consultant for capability Christian "occupiers"—people essentially devoted to confronting the emerging poverty and financial inequality within the usa utilizing the strong, unvarnished message of Jesus of Nazareth.

The Fifth Gospel: The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age (New Edition)

Submit yr notice: First released in 1998

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This discovery represented arguably the main major manuscript discovery of the 20th century for the examine of the hot testomony and Christian origins. Of the entire texts came across none has been extra very important than the Gospel of Thomas for our realizing of early Christianity.

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Early Christian Ireland (Cambridge History of Ireland)

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Displacing Christian origins : philosophy, secularity, and the New Testament

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You must hate this world and its works and the things that are of this world. • 57 • 00Cathars 1-172 29/11/05 1:58 pm Page 58 T H E C AT H A R S BELIEVER: I will. The Believer gives the elder the melioramentum, or ritual greeting, by which Believers honoured the Perfect. The elder then takes the Book from the table and places it on the Believer’s head, and all the Perfect present place their right hand on the Believer. The ceremony ends with further requests for forgiveness, and the ritual known as the Act of Peace, in which all present kiss each other on the cheek, and also kiss the Book.

It is said that his ministry lasted for 52 years before he was unmasked during the anti-heretical campaigns of the Byzantine emperor, Alexius Comnenus (1081–1118). Heresy was much on the emperor’s mind by the late eleventh century: northern Thrace in particular had become an epicentre of Paulicianism, and Alexius resolved to bring its followers back into the fold of orthodoxy by whatever means necessary. This resulted in a number of • 38 • 00Cathars 1-172 29/11/05 1:58 pm Page 39 H E R E S Y A N D O RT H O D OX Y armed confrontations with the Paulicians, whose reputation for being fierce warriors preceded them.

A group of heretics discovered at Montforte in north-western Italy in 1025 were burnt, but at Arras-Cambrai a group who were unearthed the same year were merely forced to recant and were then given a copy of their renunciation in the vernacular. As the eleventh century progressed, there were further outbreaks of heresy: during the 1040s, it flared up again at Châlons-sur-Marne; Aquitaine, Périgord, Toulouse and Soissons were also affected. It is impossible to say for certain whether these were all Bogomil-influenced groups: they were usually described by the Church as ‘Manichaean’, which became a blanket term to denote heretics – all clergy knew the term from St Augustine – despite the fact that most or all of them weren’t.

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