Heavenly God Sovereign

Heavenly God Sovereign

Author: Lang ShuDaDa

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649751980

Category: Fiction

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His father was killed, his family was annihilated, endless humiliation struck his soul, heaven and earth were unable to accept this hatred. The iron-blooded youth went against the will of the heavens, his status was poor, and he descended to the underworld, where he roamed the world of the undead, where he turned into the god of slaughter and massacred the heavens.

Heavenly God Sovereign

Heavenly God Sovereign

Author: Lang ShuDaDa

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649353085

Category: Fiction

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His father was killed, his family was annihilated, endless humiliation struck his soul, heaven and earth were unable to accept this hatred. The iron-blooded youth went against the will of the heavens, his status was poor, and he descended to the underworld, where he roamed the world of the undead, where he turned into the god of slaughter and massacred the heavens.

A Heavenly Chorus

A Heavenly Chorus

Author: Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161531264

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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The claim that Revelation's hymns function as did Classical tragic choral lyrics insofar as they comment upon or interpret the surrounding narrative has become axiomatic in studies of Revelation. Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler marks an advance in this line of inquiry by offering an exegetical analysis of Revelation's hymns alongside a presentation of the forms and functions of ancient tragic choruses and choral lyrics. Evaluating the hymns in light of the varieties and complexities of ancient tragic choruses, he demonstrate that they are not best evaluated in terms of choral lyrics generally, but in terms of dramatic hymns in particular, insofar as they constitute mythological-theological reflections on the surrounding narrative, and function to situate the surrounding dramatic activity in a particular mythological-theological contexts.

Sovereignty Becoming Pulvereignty

Sovereignty Becoming Pulvereignty

Author: Artwell Nhemachena

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789956552825

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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This book delves into the topical issue of the future of humanity and of being African in a world increasingly subjected to the power of technology and the dominance of a mercilessly self-absolved global elite. A slave is not only someone who is materially impoverished but also someone who is deprived of autonomy and sovereignty in the sense of being physically or virtually chained or shackled to human and nonhuman networks that negate the essence of the "I" or the "self". Discoursing the neologism slave 4.0 with the ongoing 21st century revolutions designed to create flat ontologies, this book argues that the world is witnessing not only the emergence of industry 4.0 but also the concomitant emergence of slave 4.0. Whereas historically, Africans were physically captured and transported across the Atlantic Ocean, minds of twenty-first century Africans are set to be nanotechnologically scanned, captured and transferred to the metaverse where they will neither own natural resources nor biologically reproduce. The book is handy for scholars in sociology, anthropology, political science, government studies, development studies, digital humanities, environmental studies, religious studies, theology, missiology, science and technology studies.

Religious Faith of the Chinese

Religious Faith of the Chinese

Author: Xinping Zhuo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811063794

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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This book comprehensively examines religious faith in China from the perspective of cultural philosophy and cultural history. It explores the social, political, cultural and spiritual meanings of religions, tracing their historical development and related paradigm shifts. It also analyzes the characteristics of the country’s local religions and the process of indigenization of world religions, and describes the peaceful co-existence and harmonious confluence of multiple religions in Chinese spiritual life, revealing the vibrant and diverse colors of its religious culture. Examining these religions’ social and cultural functions in contemporary Chinese society, the book demonstrates the rich and complex intertwinement of religious faith, cultural spirit and national disposition among the Chinese people.

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

Author: Thomas H. Reilly

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295801926

Category: History

Page: 232

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Occupying much of imperial China’s Yangzi River heartland and costing more than twenty million lives, the Taiping Rebellion (1851-64) was no ordinary peasant revolt. What most distinguished this dramatic upheaval from earlier rebellions were the spiritual beliefs of the rebels. The core of the Taiping faith focused on the belief that Shangdi, the high God of classical China, had chosen the Taiping leader, Hong Xiuquan, to establish his Heavenly Kingdom on Earth. How were the Taiping rebels, professing this new creed, able to mount their rebellion and recruit multitudes of followers in their sweep through the empire? Thomas Reilly argues that the Taiping faith, although kindled by Protestant sources, developed into a dynamic new Chinese religion whose conception of its sovereign deity challenged the legitimacy of the Chinese empire. The Taiping rebels denounced the divine pretensions of the imperial title and the sacred character of the imperial office as blasphemous usurpations of Shangdi’s title and position. In place of the imperial institution, the rebels called for restoration of the classical system of kingship. Previous rebellions had declared their contemporary dynasties corrupt and therefore in need of revival; the Taiping, by contrast, branded the entire imperial order blasphemous and in need of replacement. In this study, Reilly emphasizes the Christian elements of the Taiping faith, showing how Protestant missionaries built on earlier Catholic efforts to translate Christianity into a Chinese idiom. Prior studies of the rebellion have failed to appreciate how Hong Xiuquan’s interpretation of Christianity connected the Taiping faith to an imperial Chinese cultural and religious context. The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom shows how the Bible--in particular, a Chinese translation of the Old Testament--profoundly influenced Hong and his followers, leading them to understand the first three of the Ten Commandments as an indictment of the imperial order. The rebels thus sought to destroy imperial culture along with its institutions and Confucian underpinnings, all of which they regarded as blasphemous. Strongly iconoclastic, the Taiping followers smashed religious statues and imperially approved icons throughout the lands they conquered. By such actions the Taiping Rebellion transformed--at least for its followers but to some extent for all Chinese--how Chinese people thought about religion, the imperial title and office, and the entire traditional imperial and Confucian order. This book makes a major contribution to the study of the Taiping Rebellion and to our understanding of the ideology of both the rebels and the traditional imperial order they opposed. It will appeal to scholars in the fields of Chinese history, religion, and culture and of Christian theology and church history.

Almighty Conceited Sovereign

Almighty Conceited Sovereign

Author: Wu YueChuBa

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647676865

Category: Fiction

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Fang Shao Bai was betrayed by a slave and framed and dropped into the abyss. Everyone thought he was dead. He didn't except that he fell on a huge snowdrop.This is a magical snowdrop. Not only defeating two huge monsters easily for him, it but slao helped Fang Shaobai strengthen his physique, which greatly improved his cultivation. Thinking getting this snow lotus was lucky enough, he did not expect that there would be more amazing adventures waiting for him in the future ...☆About the Author☆On the eighth of May, a well-known online novelist, he has authored many novels, of which Almighty Conceited Sovereign has received more attention, and most readers have given this book a high score.

Kylin Divine Seal

Kylin Divine Seal

Author: Li JiaKaiShao

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647362782

Category: Fiction

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In the Genuine Force, disaster followed after calamity. Within the vast universe, there were tens of thousands of races. And that endless star field was the direction in which countless living creatures struggled for their entire lives. And to see how the youth would join hands with the Qilin King to leave the barren Lost Continent. The Genuine Force, the War Demon, the Star Domain, and the Foreign World!

The Ministry, Vol. 9, No. 10

The Ministry, Vol. 9, No. 10

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

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Category: Religion

Page: 237

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This issue of The Ministry contains the last nine messages given during the 2004 spring term of the Full-time Training in Anaheim, California. The general subject of this series of messages is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In a simple, basic way the God of Abraham is the God of justification, the God of Isaac is the God of grace, and the God of Jacob is the God of transformation through divine discipline. Messages 2 through 7 of the October 2005 issue of The Ministry presented the God of Abraham. Messages 8 and 9 of that issue presented the God of Isaac. In this issue Message 10 concludes the fellowship concerning the God of Isaac. Isaac signifies our living a life of enjoying God; hence, we live a grace-enjoying life for God's good pleasure. Messages 11 through 17 present the God of Jacob. The God of Jacob, who is the God of transformation, issues in the God of Israel, who is the God of the transformed Jacob. Message 18 presents the Israel of God. All the experiences of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, represented by the lives and experiences of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are to produce this corporate person--the Israel of God. We do not have the experiences of the God of Abraham merely to be spiritual persons, we do not enter into the experiences represented by Isaac simply to be individuals enjoying God's grace in a personal way, and we do not go through all the experiences represented by Jacob's long life just to end up as spiritual individuals who have some spiritual stature. God desires a corporate person; He wants a people to express Him and represent Him. Last of all, we include a report concerning the Lord's move in the United Kingdom.