Category : American fiction
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9780552161268
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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An ancient secret brotherhood A devastating new weapon An unthinkable target CERN Institute, Switzerland: a world-renowned scientist is found brutally murdered with a mysterious symbol seared onto his chest. The Vatican, Rome: the College of Cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Somewhere beneath them, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. In a breathtaking race against time, Harvard professor Robert Langdon must decipher a labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols if he is to defeat those responsible - the Illuminati - a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years, reborn to continue their deadly vendetta against their most hated enemy, the Catholic church.

Category : Fiction
Editor : ibooks
ISBN : 9781876963460
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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#5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman #5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, quite simply, unbeatable” —James Lovegrove Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913-1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iBooks has reprinted ReDemolished, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.)

Category : Religion
Editor : CUA Press
ISBN : 9780813227993
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Angels occupy a significant space in contemporary popular spirituality. Yet, today more than ever, the belief in the existence of intermediary spirits between the human and divine realms needs to be evangelized and Christianized. Angels and Demons offers a detailed synthesis of the givens of the Christian tradition concerning the angels and demons, as systematized in its essential principles by St. Thomas Aquinas. Certainly, the doctrine of angels and demons is not at the heart of Christian faith, but its place is far from negligible. On the one hand, as part of faith seeking understanding, angelology has been and can continue to be a source of enrichment for philosophy. Thus, reflection on the ontological constitution of the angel, on the modes of angelic knowledge, and on the nature of the sin of Satan can engage and shed light on the most fundamental areas of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. On the other hand, angelology, insofar as it is inseparable from the ensemble of the Christian mystery (from the doctrine of creation to the Christian understanding of the spiritual life), can be envisioned from an original and fruitful perspective.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Robinson
ISBN : 9781780338002
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Despite our tendency to think of the demonic as evil and the angelic as good, our own legends don't always bear this out. Angels can be the incarnation of light and salvation, but they can also fall - Satan himself is a fallen angel. Demons can be truly demonic, but these unearthly creatures can also, on occasion, lend humankind a hand. Temptation can lead to revelation, supernatural messengers who bring true justice may not be welcomed, and beings seeking redemption can be blind to mortal needs. Stories from world-renowned authors of science fiction and fantasy - including Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin and Joyce Carol Oates - and rising stars portray angels in all their glory, demons at their most dreadful, and a surprising variety of modern interpretations of ancient myth.

Category : Law
Editor : UPNE
ISBN : 1555536638
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A provocative study of the complex relationship between domestic violence and women's crime.

Category : Art
Editor : Getty Publications
ISBN : 0892368306
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 384
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This sumptuously illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help contemporary art enthusiasts decode the symbolic meanings in the great masterworks of Western Art. The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the Scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes--wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves--with which we are now so familiar. Thoroughly researched by and expert in the field of iconography, Angels and Demons in Art will delight readers with an interest in art or religious symbolism.

Category : Anti-Catholicism
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9780552173469
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 642
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The countdown to oblivion has started - who will stop the clock? A famous scientist is found dead, a mysterious symbol burned into his skin. Many miles away in Rome, the world's cardinals gather to elect a new pope. Little do they know that beneath their feet, a vast bomb has started to tick. Professor Robert Langdon must work out the link between these two seemingly unconnected events if he is stop the Vatican being blown sky high. 'A breathless, real-time adventure' San Francisco Chronicle

Category : Philosophy
Editor : BRILL
ISBN : 9789004374980
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Neoplatonic Demons and Angels is a collection of studies which examine the place reserved for angels and demons not only by the main Neoplatonic philosophers, but also in Gnosticism, the Chaldaean Oracles and Christian Neoplatonism.

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Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781304544186
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 282
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Published by Times Square Press http://www.timessquarepress.com/ Author's website:www.maximilliendelafayettebibliography.comAn authoritative book of the history of the Anunnaki, religion, names & roles of gods who created MAN from clay, as well as spirits and demons. A powerful book which explains in simple English how early humans & final "types" of humans were created genetically by the Anunnaki some 65,000 years ago in Mesopotamia. The book is solely based upon the Sumerian-Akkadian-Assyrian tablets, archaeology, history, Anunnaki Ulema, literature and linguistic sources from Babylon, Uruk, Ur, Eridu and other ancient Mesopotamian cities. In this academic, informative and entertaining book, there is no room for false/bogus translations and ridiculous interpretations of the history of the Anunaki, Sumero-Akkadian-Assyrian tablets and fabrication of stories about planets and stars which do not exist, and childish tales of expeditions of ancient aliens and Anunnaki who came to Earth to mine gold.

Category : Religion
Editor : Moody Publishers
ISBN : 9781575677286
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Bible actually says fairly little about angels and demons, but popular culture has pushed them into prominence and Christians need to know what to do with this. Tony Evans discusses the functions and realities of the spiritual realm in digestible style.