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Eschatology i/ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒi/ is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the "end of the world" or "end time". The word arises from the Greek ἔσχατος eschatos meaning "last" and -logy meaning "the study of", first used in English around 1550.[1] The Oxford English Dictionary defines eschatology as "The department of theological science concerned with ‘the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell’. In the context of mysticism, the phrase refers metaphorically to the end of ordinary reality and reunion with the Divine. History is often divided into "ages" (aeons), which are time periods each with certain commonalities. Most modern eschatology and apocalypticism, both religious and secular, involve the violent disruption or destruction of the world; whereas Christian and Jewish eschatologies view the end times as the consummation or perfection of God's creation of the world. Related:  THEOLOGY/WORLD RELIGIONS/SYMBOLS

AGNOSTICISME Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L’agnosticisme est une position philosophique considérant la vérité de certaines propositions concernant notamment l'existence de Dieu ou des dieux comme inconnaissable[1],[2] : à la différence des croyants, considérant probable ou certaine l'existence de telles divinités, ou des athées l'estimant impossible, les agnostiques refusent de trancher[3]. Si le degré de scepticisme varie selon les individus, les agnostiques s'accordent pour dire qu'il n'existe pas de preuve définitive en faveur de l'existence ou de l'inexistence du divin, et affirment l'impossibilité de se prononcer. Termes proches[modifier | modifier le code] Les termes suivants sont proches, mais néanmoins distincts, de l'agnosticisme : Étymologie[modifier | modifier le code] Positions philosophiques[modifier | modifier le code] « Peut-être qu'il sera possible, un jour, de savoir si Dieu existe ou non. Cette phrase précédente est l'ADP, ou Agnosticisme Définitif de Principe.

Soteriology Soteriology (Greek: σωτηρία sōtēria "salvation" from σωτήρ sōtēr "savior, preserver" + λόγος logos "study" or "word"[1]) is the study of religious doctrines of salvation. Salvation theory occupies a place of special significance and importance in many religions. In the academic field of religious studies, soteriology is understood by scholars as representing a key theme in a number of different religions and is often studied in a comparative context; that is, comparing various ideas about what salvation is and how it is obtained. Buddhism[edit] Buddhism is devoted primarily to liberation from suffering, ignorance, and rebirth. In Theravada Buddhism the apparent 'individual' takes this spiritual journey alone. All schools of Buddhism teach dependent origination, which points out that the individual is not a separate and isolated entity. Christianity[edit] The different soteriologies found within the Christian tradition can be grouped into distinct schools: Falun Dafa[edit] Hinduism[edit]

What’s a Lutheran? | CyberBrethren-A Lutheran Blog Before we provide an overview answer to the question, let me recommend the following resource to you. It is titled Lutheranism 101 and is the best single volume resource available that provides a clear, practical and easy-to-understand overview of Lutheranism. Now, to our question. “What’s a Lutheran?” While there are a variety of ways one could answer this question, one very important answer is simply this, “A Lutheran is a person who believes, teaches and confesses the truths of God’s Word as they are summarized and confessed in the Book of Concord.” What are the Ecumenical Creeds? The three ecumenical creeds in the Book of Concord are the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed. What is the Augsburg Confession and Apology of the Augsburg Confession? In the year 1530, the Lutherans were required to present their confession of faith before the emperor in Augsburg, Germany. What are the Small and Large Catechisms? What is the Formula of Concord? Dr. For Further Study:

The Labyrinth Cosmogony Cosmogony (or cosmogeny) is any model concerning the coming-into-existence (i.e. origin) of either the cosmos (i.e. universe), or the so-called reality of sentient beings.[1][2] Developing a complete theoretical model has implications in both the philosophy of science and epistemology. Etymology[edit] The word comes from the Koine Greek κοσμογονία (from κόσμος "cosmos, the world") and the root of γί(γ)νομαι / γέγονα ("come into a new state of being").[3] In astronomy, cosmogony refers to the study of the origin of particular astrophysical objects or systems, and is most commonly used in reference to the origin of the universe, the solar system, or the earth-moon system.[1][2] Overview[edit] The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model of the early development of the universe.[4] The most commonly held view is that the universe was once a gravitational singularity, which expanded extremely rapidly from its hot and dense state. Cosmologist and science communicator Sean M.

Welcome to the Book of Concord Astrology & the Chakras In this article I would like to explore the exciting possibility of bridging two of history's greatest psychological systems -- astrology and the chakras. Conventionally, these two systems have been seen as having little or nothing to do with each other, the former primarily concerning the outer world, or macrocosm, and the latter involving the inner world, or microcosm. In fact, as we shall soon see, these two systems are but two sides of the same coin, each one complementing the other and thus enhancing our understanding of both. The basic system of correspondences I will be using here is drawn from teachers I have studied with in the Kriya Yoga lineage.1 The general system of "chakric horoscopes" and their guidelines for interpretation are my own, developed over more than a decade of working with these basic correspondences. What Are the Chakras? In Sanskrit, the word chakra (sometimes spelled "cakra") literally means "wheel". Chakra 1, at the base of the spine, is called Muladhara.

Cosmology The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Except for the few stars in the foreground (which are bright and easily recognizable because only they have diffraction spikes), every speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Cosmology (from the Greek κόσμος, kosmos "world" and -λογία, -logia "study of"), is the study of the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe. Physical cosmology is studied by scientists, such as astronomers, and theoretical physicists; and academic philosophers, such as metaphysicians, philosophers of physics, and philosophers of space and time. Disciplines[edit] Metaphysical cosmology has also been described as the placing of man in the universe in relationship to all other entities. Historical cosmologies[edit] Physical cosmology[edit]

NIV2011/NIV2010 Changes Whole Bible The first three rows show the number of verses and percentage of verses where the NIV2011 and NIV1984 are the same, when the NIV2011 kept the tNIV rendering, and when the NIV2011 has something completely new. The last two rows compare the total number of words that are the same and how many were changed (the average of added and removed). Puncation is not included in this count. Book by Book The first three columns show the number of verses and percentage of verses where the NIV2011 and NIV1984 are the same, when the NIV2011 kept the tNIV rendering, and when the NIV2011 has something completely new. The last two columns compare the total number of words that are the same and how many were changed (the average of added and removed).

Tutelary deity A tutelary (also tutelar) is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or occupation. Both tutelary and tutelar can be used as either a noun or an adjective. Near East and Mediterranean[edit] Ancient Greece[edit] Socrates spoke of hearing the voice of his personal spirit or daimonion: You have often heard me speak of an oracle or sign which comes to me …. The Greeks also thought deities guarded specific places: for instance, Athena was the patron goddess of the city of Athens. Ancient Rome[edit] Lararium depicting tutelary deities of the house: the ancestral Genius (center) flanked by two Lares, with a guardian serpent below Asia[edit] Kuladevis include: Thai provincial capitals have tutelary city pillars and palladiums. Americas[edit] Native American religion, (see also Animism, Shamanism) has extensive and varied systems of zoomorphic tutelaries, (also known as power animals). Africa[edit] See also[edit]

Translation of the figures in the Zodiac of Denderah This page was added on 5/31/98 and consist of contents from various other sites regarding this subject. The following images and some of the information can be found at " also "dendera.htm" (or) "index.htm" a web site in the Italian language presented by Camillo Trevisan. For years I have tried to get access to the limited resources of the images and information which Mr. Trevisan provides. He presents the work from a book written by Denon "Description de l’Egypte" in 1908, which came from the Napoleon expedition to Egypt in 1798-1802 when they found the Rosetta Stone. Although as you see I have added information to those images which promote the concepts presented in this book, "The Alpha and the Omega." I have added the number sequence from 1 to 36 to the image above to show a precise count of the 36 decans. These stars can be easily identified since the experts have identified all the planets elsewhere within the circle.