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As in his earlier books (Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Jesus Papers), Baigent attempts to discover the darkish forceshiding within the shadows of faith and ferret out fundamentalists whose dogmatism frequently turns to violence. targeting the tip instances, he warns that strong fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to lead to the conflict of Armageddon, while the forces of darkness should be destroyed by means of the Messiah, who will then result in a brand new reign. All 3 teams wish Jerusalem, the place each one lays declare to a actual spot, the Dome of the Rock, as a sacred position in its heritage; all 3 desire a kingdom during which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an identical mistake that the fundamentalists make while studying the ebook of Revelation. it isn't a booklet of prophecy and guide for scary sinners again into the fold; it's apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the situation within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, supplying them desire for escaping from their plights. unfortunately, Baigent's well-intentioned exposé seems to be little greater than a screed opposed to fundamentalism that's in accordance with a misreading of his valuable textual content. (Sept. )
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An integral theme of that day’s celebration is “reversal” (Esther 9:1), reflecting the Jews’ 33 From The Regimen of Health, excerpted from Rosner’s (1990, p. 47) translation. The second party in both the account of Rabbi Jeremiah and of Bar Kappara made a deliberate attempt to avoid laughing, which may indicate conflicting views on humor among the sages of the Talmud (see also Nedarim 50b). 35 Bava’s name is also the Aramaic word for “gate”. 36 Translation based on Brodsky (2011, p. 20). 37 For other examples of humor in the Talmud, see Brodsky (2011) and Diamond (2011).
Chapters 17 and 86, each beginning, “A prayer of David”, and chapter 90 beginning, “A prayer of Moses”). Relatedly, the Talmudic sage Rabbi Eleazar explains that prayer is among the most significant forms of divine service (Berakoth 32b), an idea reflected in more modern works, such as that of the Hasidic master Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi who wrote that “the idea of prayer is the foundation of the whole Torah” (as cited in Cohn-Sherbok, 2003, p. 440). Although prayer may be viewed as a means of influencing a deity to satisfy the petitioner’s desires, Jewish prayer is also about connecting to the divine, a concept directly in consonance with the CSV notion of transcendence.
For example, Golner (1982) and Goldberg (1986a, 1986b) argued that the spiritual practices of the Sabbath day parallel philosophies and interventions popular in contemporary mental health care. , 1997) and its focus on gratitude (Weiss & Levy, 2010). Moreover, Krichiver (2010) connects all major Jewish holidays with related positive psychology character strengths, including many strengths associated with transcendence. In addition to theoretical analyses, various empirical studies of Jewish research participants also examined aspects of transcendence and emotional well-being.
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