The Clash of Gods

The Clash of Gods
Author: Thomas F. Mathews
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN 10: 0691246998
ISBN 13: 9780691246994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clash of Gods Book Review:

Between the third and sixth centuries, the ancient gods, goddesses, and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for a millennium were replaced by a new imagery of Christ and his saints. Thomas Mathews explores the many different, often surprising, artistic images and religious interpretations of Christ during this period. He challenges the accepted theory of the "Emperor Mystique," which, interpreting Christ as king, derives the vocabulary of Christian art from the propagandistic imagery of the Roman emperor. This revised edition contains a new preface by the author and a new chapter on the origin and development of icons in private domestic cult.

Clash of the Dark Serpent

Clash of the Dark Serpent
Author: Dan Hunter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781409562061
ISBN 13: 1409562069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clash of the Dark Serpent Book Review:

The Sun God has been captured by the gigantic Dark Serpent of the Underworld. Now our hero Akori must defeat the beast, or else darkness will seize Egypt for eternity.

War God

War God
Author: Graham Hancock
Publsiher: Coronet
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-05-30
ISBN 10: 1444734393
ISBN 13: 9781444734393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War God Book Review:

A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out... Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet as it sails towards Mexico... This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong. This is a war of gods and men. Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortes. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting. Caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war are Tozi, Pepillo and the beautiful sex slave Malinal whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him.

Sword of the Gods The Chosen One

Sword of the Gods  The Chosen One
Author: Anna Erishkigal
Publsiher: Seraphim Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2012-04-16
ISBN 10: 098548960X
ISBN 13: 9780985489601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sword of the Gods The Chosen One Book Review:

Two old gods play chess to decide the fate of the galaxy. A hapless pawn is cast down upon the Earth. Mikha'il awakens, mortally wounded, on his crashed ship. He's saved by a young woman with unusual abilities. With no memory of his past and his ship destroyed, he has no choice but to integrate into her village. In stone-aged Mesopotamia, everyone must work or starve, but the only skill he possesses is an uncanny ability to kill.Ninsianna's people have prophecies of a time when a winged champion, a Sword of the Gods, will defend their people against an Evil One. Mikha'il insists he's no demi-god, but the dark premonitions sent to her by She-who-is say otherwise! Unbeknownst to them, Earth is about to become ground zero in a war between two ancient adversaries. The Emperors' armies are a dying race ... and humans hold the key to their survival.As love blossoms, the mysterious kidnappings of young women forces Mikha'il to choose between Ninsianna and his duty to complete a mission he can't quite recall. As fault lines open in the heavens, Mikha'il must teach his adopted people to raise armies from the dust to fight back against an enemy who remains unseen.

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Scott Oden
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 1250022894
ISBN 13: 9781250022899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twilight of the Gods Book Review:

A Gathering of Ravens was called "satisfying...complex...and a pleasure to read" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Now, Scott Oden continues the saga of Grimnir in this new epic Viking fantasy novel, Twilight of the Gods. In A Gathering of Ravens, he fought for vengeance. Now, Grimnir is back to fight for his survival. It is the year of Our Lord 1218 and in the land of the Raven-Geats, the Old Ways reach deep. And while the Geats pay a tax to the King in the name of the White Christ, their hearts and souls belong to the gods of Ásgarðr. But no man can serve two masters. Pledging to burn this Norse heresy from the land, famed crusader Konráðr the White leads a host against the Raven-Geats, using torch and sword to bring forth the light of the new religion. But the land of the Raven-Geats has an ancient protector: Grimnir, the last in a long line of monsters left to plague Miðgarðr. And he will stand between the Raven-Geats and their destruction. Aided by an army of berserkers led by their pale queen, Grimnir sparks off an epic struggle—not only against the crusaders, but against the very Gods. For there is something buried beneath the land of the Raven-Geats that Odin wants, something best left undisturbed. Something the blood of the slain, Christian and pagan, will surely awaken.

No God But God

No God But God
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 0385739761
ISBN 13: 9780385739764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God But God Book Review:

Examines the rituals and traditions of Islam, and discusses the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him and the emergence of his successors.

Deer in Headlights

Deer in Headlights
Author: Staci Hart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 9781482539707
ISBN 13: 1482539705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deer in Headlights Book Review:

What do the gods do when they're bored? Because they're always bored, and humans are the perfect players in their games.Aphrodite owns love; she hasn't lost a competition on her turf in over three millennia. Apollo is on a mission to win. He's counting on it to finally get the one woman he's never been able to have. The two gods will choose their human players, and if Dita can't get them together before the clock runs out, Apollo will get his way. And Dita couldn't have that.Lex and Dean are perfect for each other, they just don't know it yet. Dean is a perpetual bachelor, and a brooding, beautiful rock star. Lex is always with a man, but she'll never fully give herself up. Dita has her work cut out for her, but if she can't make it work, no one can.The gods have their own drama. Apollo killed Dita's mortal love - they've got beef that's been dragging on for thousands of years. Ares, the douchebag, is forever trying to pick a fight, and trying to get Dita into bed. And Persephone, Dita's best friend, is the one person who Dita shares everything with.Follow the gods as they fight, laugh, cry, lose love, gain power, and make a mess with humans.

Forge of the Gods

Forge of the Gods
Author: Simon Archer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798646904394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forge of the Gods Book Review:

As the only male demigod of his generation, Cameron has some pretty big... shoes to fill.For one, he has to deal with all the female demigods, and some of them, well... you know.For two, he's the best blacksmith the demigods have seen in a millennia, which is good because apparently, he's destined to craft the Ultimate Weapon.So, yeah, this book is about a dude who likes to forge things and is surrounded by hot demigoddesses.Do the math.

The Art of Empire

The Art of Empire
Author: Lee M. Jefferson,Robin M. Jensen
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 1506402844
ISBN 13: 9781506402840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Empire Book Review:

In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory. The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background.

Summer for the Gods

Summer for the Gods
Author: Edward J. Larson
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-07-31
ISBN 10: 0786721936
ISBN 13: 9780786721931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer for the Gods Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America's schools. In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, in a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day in cities and states throughout the country. Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

Critiques of God

Critiques of God
Author: Peter Adam Angeles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000031733076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiques of God Book Review:

Essays on atheism by Kurt Baier, John Dewey, Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, Sidney Hook, Walter Kaufmann, Corliss Lamont, Wallace I. Matson, H.J. McCloskey, Ernest Nagel, Kai Nielsen, Richard Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and Michael Scriven.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 9781423163374
ISBN 13: 1423163370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer Book Review:

Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

The Shadow of the Gods

The Shadow of the Gods
Author: John Gwynne
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0356514196
ISBN 13: 9780356514192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadow of the Gods Book Review:

'A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic' Anthony Ryan THE GREATEST SAGAS ARE WRITTEN IN BLOOD. A century has passed since the gods fought and drove themselves to extinction. Now only their bones remain, promising great power to those brave enough to seek them out. As whispers of war echo across the land of Vigrið, fate follows in the footsteps of three warriors: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman pursuing battle fame, and a thrall seeking vengeance among the mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn. All three will shape the fate of the world as it once more falls under the shadow of the gods. Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne. Further praise for The Shadow of the Gods 'Visceral, heart-breaking and unputdownable' Jay Kristoff 'A satisfying and riveting read. The well-realised characters move against a backdrop of a world stunning in its immensity. It's everything I've come to expect from a John Gwynne book' Robin Hobb 'A masterclass in storytelling . . . epic, gritty fantasy with an uncompromising amount of heart' FanFiAddict 'Quintessential Gwynne honed to perfection . . . The Shadow of the Gods is absolutely stunning, one hell of an epic series opener and a spectacular dose of Viking-flavoured fantasy' The Tattooed Book Geek 'Reminds me of all that I love in the fantasy genre. The Shadow of the Gods is an action-packed cinematic read' Fantasy Hive

The Clash of Fundamentalisms

The Clash of Fundamentalisms
Author: Tariq Ali
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781859844571
ISBN 13: 185984457X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clash of Fundamentalisms Book Review:

Depicts the author's viewpoint about the warring Muslim and Christian "fundamentalist" nations post-September 11, drawing conclusions on American ideologies and promoting a new enlightenment for the 21st century.

The Realms of the Gods

The Realms of the Gods
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-12-08
ISBN 10: 1439132097
ISBN 13: 9781439132098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Realms of the Gods Book Review:

During a dire battle against the fearsome Skinners, Daine and her mage teacher Numair are swept into the Divine Realms. Though happy to be alive, they are not where they want to be. They are desperately needed back home, where their old enemy, Ozorne, and his army of strange creatures are waging war against Tortall. Trapped in the mystical realms Daine discovers her mysterious parentage. And as these secrets of her past are revealed so is the treacherous way back to Tortall. So they embark on an extraordinary journey home, where the fate of all Tortall rests with Daine and her wild magic.

Mortal Gods

Mortal Gods
Author: Kendare Blake
Publsiher: Tor Teen
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 1466812222
ISBN 13: 9781466812222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mortal Gods Book Review:

As ancient immortals are left reeling, a modern Athena and Hermes search the world for answers in Mortal Gods, the second Goddess War novel by Kendare Blake, acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood. Ares, god of war, is leading the other dying gods into battle. Which is just fine with Athena. She's ready to wage a war of her own, and she's never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not, at least she'll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she and Hermes can die in peace. Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she loved and lost to return to life. If she can't have that, then the other gods will burn, starting with his murderer, Aphrodite. The alliance between Cassandra and Athena is fragile. Cassandra suspects Athena lacks the will to truly kill her own family. And Athena fears that Cassandra's hate will get them all killed. The war takes them across the globe, searching for lost gods, old enemies, and Achilles, the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. As the struggle escalates, Athena and Cassandra must find a way to work together. Because if they can't, fates far worse than death await. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Last Clash of the Titans

Last Clash of the Titans
Author: Derek P. Gilbert
Publsiher: Defender
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781948014090
ISBN 13: 1948014092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Clash of the Titans Book Review:

Greek and Roman tales of deities and demigods, what we call myths, are twisted versions of true history: Zeus is Satan, the Titans are the sons of god who came in to the daughters of man, and the heroes of the Golden Age are the mighty men of old-the Nephilim.If you were brought up in church, there's a good chance you were taught that the pagan gods were imaginary. But God Himself calls them gods. Not only that, He's judged them, found them wanting, and proclaimed a sentence of death on these rebels.But they're not dead yet. They're angry, and they're coming back.In Last Clash of the Titans, you'll discover:¿The Titans, the old gods of the Greeks, are the Watchers, the angelic sons of God who created the monstrous Nephilim by taking human women as wives¿The Nephilim, later called Rephaim, were the heroes and demigods of the Greeks¿Satan is lord of the Rephaim-and he'll lead them in an end times army against Israel¿The pagan Amorites worshiped the Rephaim spirits and believed they were ancestors of their kings¿The pagan prophet Balaam foretold the final destruction of the Nephilim by the Messiah¿Ezekiel's prophecy of Gog and Magog tells us when and where they'll be destroyed¿Gog won't be human, Magog is not Russia, and their war ends with the Battle of Armageddon¿The spirit of primordial chaos, Leviathan, will return from the abyss-as the AntichristAs Baudelaire wrote, "The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist." Recent research shows that nearly 60% of American Christians have fallen for that lie.Zeus, Hercules, the Olympians, and the Titans are real. They hate us, they want to kill us, and they're coming back.Get ready.

Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean

Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean
Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN 10: 1317118456
ISBN 13: 9781317118459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean Book Review:

The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires of China and Russia in the medieval and modern periods. Surprisingly little work has been carried out focusing on the evolution of state control and imperial administration in the same territory; approached in a rigorous and historically grounded fashion over a wide extent of historical time from late antiquity to the twentieth century. The empires of Rome, Byzantium, the Ottomans and the latter-day imperialists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, all inherited or seized and sought to develop overlapping parts of a common territorial base in the Eastern Mediterranean and all struggled to contain, control or otherwise alter the political, cultural and spiritual allegiances of the same indigenous population groups that were brought under their rule and administration. The task undertaken in Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean is to investigate the balance between continuity and change adopted at various historical conjunctures when new imperial regimes were established and to expose common features and shared approaches to the challenge of imperial rule that united otherwise divergent societies and imperial administrations. The work incorporates the contributions by twelve scholars, each leading practitioners in their respective fields and each contributing their particular insights on the shared theme of imperial identity and legacy in the Mediterranean World of the pagan, Christian and Muslim eras.

Art and the Christian Apocrypha

Art and the Christian Apocrypha
Author: David R. Cartlidge,J. Keith Elliot
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN 10: 1317797655
ISBN 13: 9781317797654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and the Christian Apocrypha Book Review:

The Christian canon of scripture, known as the New Testament, excluded many of the Church's traditional stories about its origins. Although not in the Bible, these popular stories have had a powerful influence on the Church's traditions and theology, and a particularly marked effect on visual representations of Christian belief. This book provides a lucid introduction to the relationship between the apocryphal texts and the paintings, mosaics, and sculpture in which they are frequently paralleled, and which have been so significant in transmitting these non-Biblical stories to generations of churchgoers.

No god but God Updated Edition

No god but God  Updated Edition
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 067964377X
ISBN 13: 9780679643777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No god but God Updated Edition Book Review:

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for No god but God “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian