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By Michael Baigent

ISBN-10: 0061363200

ISBN-13: 9780061363207

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As in his past 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. concentrating on the top instances, he warns that robust fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to lead to the conflict of Armageddon, whilst the forces of darkness can be destroyed via the Messiah, who will then lead to 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 nation within which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an identical mistake that the fundamentalists make while studying the e-book of Revelation. it isn't a e-book of prophecy and handbook for scary sinners again into the fold; it really is apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the situation within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, delivering 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 keeping with a misreading of his important textual content. (Sept.)
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Bestselling writer Michael Baigent Exposes spiritual Extremists’ Efforts to Hasten the World’s lead to Jerusalem

Do you think in prophecy? The Bible as literal fact? Armageddon? The Rapture? The go back of the Da’jaal? Or the production of a global caliphate as a harbinger of the top of time? extra very important, if provided with compelling facts, could you think that there are at the present time strong forces actively conspiring to lead to those cataclysmic occasions inside our lifetime?

In his provocative e-book Racing towards Armageddon, Michael Baigent, bestselling writer and some of the most debatable spiritual theorists of our time, turns his prepared recognition to modern day Jerusalem and its more and more very important position in worldwide affairs, exploring one more of his explosive theories: that hard-liners in the 3 nice Abrahamic religions, a lot of whom carry positions of large effect in executive, undefined, and the army all over the world, are operating to hasten our finish as prophesied in every one in their texts and traditions of religion. Exposing those forces, the myths upon which a lot of their ideals are dependent, the stealth motion they've been taking for many years, and the insidious and almost certainly devastating influence they're having upon the academic, political, cultural, and religious cloth of our society, Baigent poses the urgent query: will we relatively have the funds for to stay oblivious for much longer?

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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 usually turns to violence. concentrating on the top occasions, he warns that robust fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to result in the conflict of Armageddon, while the forces of darkness may be destroyed by way 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 historical past; all 3 need a nation within which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an identical mistake that the fundamentalists make whilst studying the ebook of Revelation. it's not a booklet of prophecy and handbook for scary sinners again into the fold; it truly is apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the scenario within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, supplying them wish 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 keeping with a misreading of his principal textual content. (Sept. )
Copyright © Reed enterprise details, a department of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
From the again Cover

Bestselling writer Michael Baigent Exposes spiritual Extremists’ Efforts to Hasten the World’s lead to Jerusalem

Do you suspect in prophecy? The Bible as literal fact? Armageddon? The Rapture? The go back of the Da’jaal? Or the production of a world caliphate as a harbinger of the top of time? extra vital, if offered with compelling proof, might you think that there are at the present time strong forces actively conspiring to lead to those cataclysmic occasions inside of our lifetime?

In his provocative ebook Racing towards Armageddon, Michael Baigent, bestselling writer and essentially the most debatable spiritual theorists of our time, turns his prepared realization to modern day Jerusalem and its more and more very important function in international affairs, exploring yet one more of his explosive theories: that hard-liners in the 3 nice Abrahamic religions, a lot of whom carry positions of large impression in executive, undefined, and the army all over the world, are operating to hasten our finish as prophesied in each one in their texts and traditions of religion. Exposing those forces, the myths upon which lots of their ideals are established, the stealth motion they've been taking for many years, and the insidious and in all probability devastating impression they're having upon the academic, political, cultural, and non secular textile of our society, Baigent poses the urgent query: will we quite manage to pay for to stay oblivious for much longer?

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Courtesy of the author. his or her respects to the god, to remind them of their mortality, exactly as the Christian usage on Ash Wednesday. Similarly, virtually every village has a shrine to Mata Rani. The name means “Queen Mother” but is also the name for the disease smallpox, until recently the great killer of children. The way Mata Rani is spoken of recalls the attributes of Parvati, Shiva’s consort, in the form of the terrible Kali or Durga. ” Hence it would logically be in the power of the mother to prevent it.

We describe how the organization is built up by those who operate them out of the systems of ideas that define social relationships in general and the material apparatus that these organizations construct, maintain, and use. Finally, for the constituency, we look to see who comes to these organizations and uses these organizations, what they use them for, and how this fits in with or reflects the other concerns of their lives. COMMON THEMES Since these several traditions have identified each other as addressing the same or similar concerns, we can ask at the outset what these concerns seem to be, provided that we take the answer as subject to empirical adjustment.

Rather, all the higher traditions do this and the services provided by the religious traditions often overlap with those of others. And eighth, all have a material infrastructure—buildings, uses of space, and iconographies. Each of these eight features calls for distinct observational methods. For texts, the basic method is first to identify the texts that are truly the most salient for the people who define the mainstream of the life of the community, then to read them thematically to look for the main recurrent ideas and the ways those ideas are connected to one another.

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