Strange But True

Author: Monica-Maria Stapelberg
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1909979139
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A Historical Background to Popular Beliefs and Traditions Monica-Maria
Stapelberg. Chapter. 1. MAGIC. PRACTICES. A belief in various forms of magic
was once common in most communities and still existsin many societies. For
example,in ...

Strange Medicine

Author: Nathan Belofsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101624582
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Strange Medicine casts a gimlet eye on the practice of medicine through the ages that highlights the most dubious ideas, bizarre treatments, and biggest blunders.

Heads Of An Analysis Of The History Of Greece

Author: Dawson William Turner
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the deeds of known, recognised, bodily men, not figments of the poet's fancy ;
and having their real subjects on whom they ... that the bards would desert the
beaten track of tradition to lead their heroes into strange and absolutely unknown
paths ? ... it would endure every kind of addition and embellishment — all but the
least elements of veracity might disappear. ... Popular belief, popular traditions,
popular worship, national monuments, would thus commemorate, not the real
event, but ...

Transactions Of The Third International Congress For The History Of Religions Religions Of The Lower Culture Section Ii Religions Of China And Japan Section Iii Religions Of The Egyptians Section Iv Religions Of The Semites

Author: Percy Stafford Allen
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What were the popular beliefs and popular practices among the Jews, especially
in the provinces and in the Diaspora, during ... the practical and partly the
theoretical developments of tradition, and allow only by inference conclusions as
to the real ... But these were not the views of the general public, of the mass of the
nation, who took very little interest in the party ... Many beliefs and practices in the
latter appear, therefore, somewhat strange, and attempts have been made for a
long ...

A Short World History Of Christianity Revised Edition

Author: Robert Bruce Mullin
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611645514
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The practices and beliefs of everyday Christians would also leave their mark on
the development of later Christianity. Christian Distinctiveness The Christian
community was a strange creature in the Roman world. The common charges
against it—that Christians practiced atheism, cannibalism, and incest—suggest
how it puzzled outsiders. It bore little resemblance ... But for Christians it was the
true God who came to earth and the world of daimons was condemned. The old
religions of ...

Mrs Wakeman Vs The Antichrist

Author: Robert Damon Schneck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176928
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And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History Robert Damon Schneck
... Flexibility made witch hazel branches popular with dowsers for use as dowsing
rods. ... since there was a full moon that night they were able to come and go until
early Monday morning.53 (If traditional beliefs about the full moon are true, ...

Exploring Protestant Traditions

Author: W. David Buschart
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830875146
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The theological beliefs that characterize a tradition are conclusions that one
could readily expect, given the particular historical background and
methodological approach of the tradition. This is not to suggest some kind of
theological determinism whereby any particular group of Christians, given their
history and method, have no choice but to believe as they do. ... longheld
differences or diversifying developmental changes, can pose a challenge—
sometimes real, sometimes only ...

Pillars In The History Of Biblical Interpretation Volume 2

Author: Stanley E. Porter
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498292909
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According to childs, a canonical approach does not reject historical criticism, but
wishes to overcome the traditional ... various manuscript traditions.99 It might
appear odd to place canonical approaches within discussion of the historical-
critical method ... in common with a variety of approaches to biblical study,
including literary criticism, biblical theology, and what has ... The history of
religion movement, focused originally upon Göttingen University, where many of
its founding members ...

The History Of Bhutan

Author: Karma Phuntsho
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184004117
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He made one trip to Bumthang and gave teachings in Ura Tangsibi but regretted
not being able to effectively link with ... The Lhomon Kathogpa school controlled
the famous hermitage of Taktshang until it was taken over by Zhabdrung ... a
figure who was both a treasurediscoverer and a founder of a religious tradition
well known in Bhutanese history is Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464/85?).
Thangtong Gyalpo was a true ... man and an unusual figure in the history of
Tibetan Buddhism.