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Blood Communion

Author : Anne Rice
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In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, telling us the mesmerizing story of how he became prince of the vampire world, and of the formation of the Blood Communion, and how his vision for the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be. Lestat takes us from his ancestral castle in the snow-covered mountains of France to the verdant wilds of lush Louisiana, with its lingering fragrances of magnolias and night jasmine; from the far reaches of the Pacific’s untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine. He speaks of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, proud Child of the Millennia, reviled outcast for his senseless slaughter of the legendary ancient vampire Maharet, avowed enemy of Queen Akasha, who refuses to live in harmony at court and who threatens all Lestat has dreamt of . . .

Anne Rice s Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery

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An annotated cosmology of Anne Rice's Vampiredom from A(kasha) to Z(enobia)--all fifteen books of the Vampire Chronicles detailed, by a longtime Anne Rice reader and scholar; the who, what, where, why, (and often) how of her beloved characters, mortal and 'im', brought together in a book for the first time. Illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer. An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles gathers together, from all fifteen of the books in the series, the facts, details, story lines, genealogies of her characters, vampiric subjects, geographical influences, and cultural and individual histories, all of which Rice painstakingly researched and invented during her 40-year career--to date--through which she has enchanted and transported us. Here are concise, detailed biographies of every character, no matter how central or minor to the cosmology. Revealed are the intricacies and interconnectedness of characters and subjects throughout. We see how Akasha (Queen of Egypt and the first vampire) is connected to Mekare (the inheritor of the title of the Queen of the Damned), etc., and how these characters connect back to the darkest rebel outlaw of them all, Lestat de Lioncourt ... And we see, as well, the ways in which Rice's vampires have evolved from warring civilizations to isolated covens to a unified race of blood drinkers led by their hero-wanderer and sole monarch, Prince Lestat. For devoted and first-time Anne Rice readers alike, An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles will be the holy grail of lore and revelation for those who have been, and continue to be, mesmerized by the worlds within worlds of these beloved tales of the undead.

The Invention of Religion

Author : Jan Assmann
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A groundbreaking account of how the Book of Exodus shaped fundamental aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam The Book of Exodus may be the most consequential story ever told. But its spectacular moments of heaven-sent plagues and parting seas overshadow its true significance, says Jan Assmann, a leading historian of ancient religion. The story of Moses guiding the enslaved children of Israel out of captivity to become God's chosen people is the foundation of an entirely new idea of religion, one that lives on today in many of the world's faiths. First introduced in Exodus, new ideas of faith, revelation, and above all covenant transformed basic assumptions about humankind’s relationship to the divine and became the bedrock of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Blood Read

Author : Joan Gordon
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Scholars and writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Japan examine how today's vampire has evolved from that of the last century, consider the vampire as a metaphor for consumption within the context of social concerns, and discuss the vampire figure in terms of contemporary literary theory.

Find It Fast in the Bible

Author : Thomas Nelson
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Quickly find over 5,000 of your favorite biblical phrases. Find it Fast in the Bible is a trusted, time-saving resource for personal and group study. This A to Z Resource is the perfect companion for any topical concordance or Bible dictionary. Features: Quick access to meaningful biblical phrases Exact chapter-and-verse locations

The Passion Translation New Testament Masterpiece Edition 2020 edition

Author : Brian Simmons
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Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a modern, easy-to-read Bible translation that unlocks the passion of God’s heart and expresses his fiery love—merging emotion and life-changing truth. The Masterpiece Edition of this translation includes 60 inspiring devotions penned by author Cheryl Ricker and 60 breathtaking illustrations from the hand of artist Ron DiCianni. This Bible will evoke an overwhelming response in every reader, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures. If you are hungry for God, The Passion Translation will help you encounter his heart and know him more intimately. Fall in love with God all over again. NEW FEATURES · Over 1000 new and revised in-depth footnotes with insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, and alternate translations · Updated text · 16 pages of full-color maps locating and identifying: o Jesus’ birth, early years, ministry, and last days o major New Testament stories and their political backgrounds o epic journeys and missions of the apostles Paul, Philip, and Peter o the early church and seven churches of Revelation o the territory of the Roman Empire o the Holy Land today and in the time of Jesus

The Beast

Author : Donald Peart
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If a person does not study the book of Revelation properly, it may seem only to call attention to bad things to come. That is, people tend to remember the seven headed dragon and the leopard beast, rather than the true nature of The Revelation of Jesus Christ. The book of Revelation is just that: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 1:1, NIV). It is about Jesus (the Lamb), His Church, and everything they will influence and/or judge. In the process, Jesus unveils events that have occurred, are occurring, and will occur, including, but not limited, to the eighth beast that was, is not and yet shall be.

Priests Witches and Power

Author : Maia Green
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In the aftermath of colonial mission, Christianity has come to have widespread acceptance in Southern Tanzania. In this book, Maia Green explores contemporary Catholic practice in a rural community of Southern Tanzania. Setting the adoption of Christianity and the suppression of witchcraft in a historical context, she suggests that power relations established during the colonial period continue to hold between both popular Christianity and orthodoxy, and local populations and indigenous clergy. Paradoxically, while local practices around the constitution of kinship and personhood remain defiantly free of Christian elements, they inform a popular Christianity experienced as a system of substances and practices. This book offers a challenge to idealist and interpretative accounts of African participation in twentieth-century religious forms, and argues for a politically grounded analysis of historical processes. It will appeal widely to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology and African Studies; particularly those interested in religion and kinship.

The Life Giving Myth

Author : A. M. Hocart
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Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as: Why a queen should not have been married before; why a guest is sacred; why people are believed to have been turned into stone; how money originated. These issues are considered as part of a socio-religious complex embraced in many parts of the world, both East and West. (There are chapters on the UK, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Fiji, Egypt, and Ancient Greece).

John Wesley in Company with High Churchmen

Author : Anonymous
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.